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Hello from our home to your home, it has been a busy week here at our home. A lot of things getting done this week, like new doors for the main entrance.
The fall season is slowly turning into winter and soon we will hear the sounds and smells of Christmas throughout our home.
Residents attended the Golden Age Games at Mt. Grove, MO. on Tuesday October 26th. We return home to Ava with 15 medals and the top team score award and
top team spirit award. Our theme for this year was “Down on the Farm with HOTO.” Residents going to the games were driven over to Mtn
. Grove in a limo by
housekeeping supervisor, Carmen Munden and Ed Henson. Dressed in overalls, jeans and T-shirts saying “nobody runs like a senior” written on them along with a tractor.
Tom Hawkins, Laura Lansdown, Jean Morrissey, Norma Kennedy, Maxine Lirley, Beverly Metcalf, Helen Allen, Peggy Jenkins, Bill Herrington, Jo Engelhardt and Stella Stavely loaded up for the trip to Mtn. Grove. Going with the residents were volunteers Abby and Melanie Lathrom and Darlene and Sally Sorenson and Teresa Wilkerson. Staff going were Tonya Cutbirth, Carmen Munden, Marion Billups, Connie Burris, Sharon Karcher, Alesia King, Shelly Schroeder, Tracy Sloniker, Angie Wilkerson, Mindy Stout, Marci Caudill and Debra Dade. Out of fifteen nursing home from Autumn Oaks Caring Center, Brookehaven Healthcare, Gainesville Healthcare Center, Hartville Care Center, Kabul Nursing Home,
Landmark Villa, Licking Residential, Mtn. View Park Place Apartments, Mountain View Healthcare, Shady Oaks Healthcare, Table Rock Healthcare Care, Webco Manor / Webco East, Willow Healthcare, Willow West Apartment it was good to come in first and bring the traveling trophy home with us. Mtn. Grove opening ceremony started at 10:00 a.m. with introductions by Tim Francka, Roger Flint giving the invocation followed by the presentation of the flags done by Mtn. Grove High School ROTC Color Guard, the Star Spangled Banner was song by Ron Wallace of Crosspoint Church. It was a wonderful day full of competitions, games and getting to know other nursing homes in the area.
Tom Hawkins won medals in four events 1st place Basketball, 4th Place Pig Calling, 1st Place Woodworking and 1st Place in wheelchair racing, Peggy Jenkins took 1st place in yarn works with her yarn doll hangers, and 3rd place in wheelchair racing, Maxine Lirley took 1st Place in Painting, 2nd Place in Cow milking and 4th Place Quiz Bowl and 5th
Place wheelchair racing, Beverly Metcalf took 4th Place in Basketball, Veva Hann took 4th Place in Handiwork, Helen Allen took 1st Place in Horseshoes and Laura Lansdown took 3rd Place in other Handiwork, and the residents took 1st Place in Group craft. It was a day of great excitement for the residents and staff members.
We appreciate Mike Burris,
Marion Billups, Joe Novak and Rocky Novak for all the work on our set. Residents enjoyed painting and making their name tags, signs, and crafts and getting ready for
the games. We also appreciate Copeland for sponsoring was again this year.
We appreciate Wilda Potter, Evelyn Harper, Ruth Evans, Darlene Sorenson, Karen Sellers, Bill and Jeannette Cardin and Abby and Melanie Lathrom for volunteering their time this week.
Churches who were here this week were Ava General Baptist, Larry Moore teaching Sunday School, and the 1st Sonshine Group was here Friday morning
for some great music.
Friday at noon we held a Halloween Costume Contest with the residents and staff dressing up. Judges were Whitney Keith from the Herald Office, Geneva McCullough from Ava Family Funeral Home and Judy Shields from Ava Chamber of Commerce. 1st Place went to Peggy Jenkins Green Witch 2nd Place Mindy Stout, Tropical Depression, 3rd Place Angie Wilkerson Pretty Butterfly Princess. Honorable mention was Tonya Cutbirth and Sharon Karcher as Egyptian Princesses and Christy Davis as a pirate.
God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.