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The Douglas County Homemakers Clubs were hosts for the Douglas, Ozark, and Wright Counties Homemakers Clubs’ Fall Achievement Day, October 19 at the Bethany Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Ava, Missouri.
The theme, “Bringing in the Harvest,” was carried out in the decorations, game, group singing and roll call. Each county president gave a report on their best programs and projects for the past year.
Norma Stillings, Ombudsman for the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center gave a lesson on “What you need to know before you go into a nursing home.” Norma gave the attendees each a copy of the “Residents Rights” booklet that briefly outlines what residents in long term care may expect while they are residents in a health care facility.
Marie Bristol presented a program based on some of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s articles that had been published in farm magazines back in the twenties. Marie was dressed as Laura Ingalls Wilder as she appeared in photographs later in her life. Marie has portrayed the mature Laura in the Little House Pageant in Mansfield for the past few years.
Angie Fletcher, Human Development Specialist with the University Extension Office in Douglas County, gave a lesson from a current program being offered in Douglas County, “Live Like Your Life Depends On It — Managing Health Issues.” This Self-Management program is being conducted each Wednesday at the Community/Senior Center in Ava to help people with chronic disease.
The group conducted a Silent Auction to raise funds to help provide wigs for patients who suffer extreme hair loss because of cancer treatments or other health reasons and who do not have the money to purchase wigs and hairpieces.