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Hello from our home to your home. I have been on vacation for a couple of weeks, so I will try and get everyone up on the news.
Christmas was a wonderful time around our home. The Spirit of Christmas was in our home. The community of Ava was awesome. They helped with buying gifts and presenting Christmas musicals. Childrens groups visited and gave a wonderful feeling of love to our residents this holiday season. We would like to acknowledge the following groups, churches and people who helped make our holiday season great: Theta Porter, Linda Wood, Patriot Guard Rider, Deanna Tucker, Ava Victory Academy, Copeland Corporation, Ava Art Club, Ava Art Guild, American Legion, Thornfield General Baptist Church, Life Church, Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints, Ava United Methodist Church Frogs Club, Ava Girl Scouts, Hospice Compassus, Yorik the Wonder Dog, Larry Moore, Redbank Church, Girdner Church, Gentry Church, Faith Rock Church, Goodhope General Baptist Church, The Ava Area Home Schoolers, Rod Humbyrd, Wayne Anderson, Sonya Howerton and Lyle Ray, Bill Maddox alias “Santa Claus”, Ava Sunshine Singers, Bethany Baptist Church, Sandy Church, Ava Full Gospel, First Sonshine Group, Karen Sellars, Sharon and Terry Holder, Evelyn Harper, Wilda Potter, Judy Davis, Jeff Smith, The Dartt/Anderson Family Singers, Larry Bogart and Raoma Hennings, Ava Middle School Student Council, Pleasant Ridge Church, Pam Cobb, First Southern Baptist Church, D.A.R. and Ava General Baptist Church and Becky Klineline. We appreciate everyone who helped make our Christmas a little brighter. If we missed anyone we are very sorry.
On December 20th residents went to Redbud Village for games and visiting. Several residents attended.
On December 21 we hosted a Christmas dinner for our family members. The dietary staff served ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean and hot rolls. Dessert was pie of your choice. The dietary department served over 250 meals to residents and family members.
On December 23 Ho-Ho-Ho was heard throughout the home as Santa Claus made his special appearance in our home. Santa Claus arrived to the music of Jingle Bells. Santa Claus enjoyed an afternoon of eating cookies and drinking milk while passing out Christmas gifts to everyone. Santa enjoyed having his picture with everyone.
The Dartt/Anderson Family was here on Sunday morning singing to the residents. This family is a very good bluegrass/gospel group. The family dedicated this in honor of their wife, daughter, mother and grandmother, Brenda Anderson Dartt.
We welcome new residents to our home. They are Harold Boch, Virginia King, Mildred Hannaford, Frieda Thurman, Martha Goodrich, Carolyn Thompson, Estalee Culvey, Minnie Snoddy, Bonita Stafford, Willard Pueppke. Congratulations Carolyn Thompson, Robert Farbin and Wanda King on getting to go back to their homes.
Our prayers and sympathy are with the families of Wanda Jean Teeple, Lula Everett, Mary Alice Emerson, Harry Sherrill, Marjorie Hodges, Basil Lakey, Zora Fitgerald, Howard McGill, Janice Grooms and Neva Shelton. They will be missed in our home.
The yearly Ava Ministerial Alliance Nursing Home Service Schedule is in this weeks papers, please look for it and give it to your pastor. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.