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Febraury 21, 2011 – Hello from our home to your home. The residents have enjoyed the sunshine this week. A lot of our residents were out taking strolls around the parking lot. Thanks to all the staff members who took residents out in the sunshine. Everyone always feels better when we feel those rays of sunshine on our faces.
Jeff Smith was here visiting from Three Rivers Hospice. Everyone enjoys a visit from Jeff. Carla Miesr was here visiting with staff and residents. Carla is from Hospice Compassus. Evelyn Harper called games for the residents. Evelyn is a volunteer with Hospice Compassus. Evelyn is very popular with our residents, and they always enjoysa visit from Ms. Evelyn. Ruth Evans was back and the Craft Club got down to cutting out St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks. The Poetry Club met and read several of Bro. Will Haven’s book. Darlene Sorenson was here for games and horseshoes with several new residents playing. Karen Sellers was here for nifty nails. Karen always brings snacks or small gifts for the residents. The First Sonshine Group was here and the music they bring forth is powerful.
If you would like to hear them, they are here every Friday at 10:30 a.m. This group is made up of the Stewarts, Plumbs and Porters. Norma Stillings was here for Saturday morning piano music follwed by the church service with Bro. Tom Hawkins. Residents always enjoy Bible study on Monday mornings. Larry Moore was here for Sunday school followed by the Sandy Church for the afternoon service. “Faithful” was here Sunday afternoon. Residents enjoyed the music very much. Several residents were out to listen and sing along reported Sue Brown.
This weeks news – Hello from our home to your home. The weather is different from hour to hour. One minute we are getting ready to go on a trip and the next minute its pouring down rain. Residents made cinnamon rolls. Four big pans of hot glazed cinnamon rolls were enjoyed by everyone. Jeff Smith from Three Rivers Hospice was here for Memory Lane with the residents. Evelyn Harper from Hospice Compassus called games Tuesday afternoon, Evelyn spoils all the residents with goodies from her basket. They all know they are going to get a treat from Ms. Evelyn. Ruth Evans and the residents played games in the morning. Ms. Ruth helped the staff in the kitchen peeling eggs and chopping them up. Tonya Cutbirth and Mindy Stout took the entire dietary department out to lunch at the Harlin House for Dietary Appreciation. While they were gone, the residents were attended to by the Team Leaders, filling in for the dietary department. It was a challenge getting everything done for the dietary staff so that they wouldn’t be behind when they got back from their trip. They work hard each and every day. Tonya and Mindy presented the staff with presents. Our dietary staff is made up of Mindy Stout, dietary manager, Jonnie Whittey, cook, Tina George, cooke Agnes Williams, cook LaCinda Higley, cook, Steven A., cook. The dietary aids are Lyndara Dale, Marie Dale, Teresa Wilkerson, Darlene Lister, Dan Brazeal, Casey McFarlin, Aimee Price. These awesome people make up our dietary department.
Norma Stillings played the piano Saturday morning followed by Saturday Morning Church. Larry Moore was here for Sunday school and in the afternoon Life Church was here for the afternoon service. Churches scheduled for March are: March 6 – Girdner Church, March 13 – Gentry Church, March 20 – Faith Rock Church and March 27 – Goodhope General Baptist Church. Monday afternoon Connie Burris played games at Redbud Village with several people attending. Emmalyn Stephens, Edna Frye, Delores Daughtery, Charles Robinson, Linda Suits, Norma Jones, Carolyn Robinson, Rae Kerr, Verla Hallmark and Laura. Lena Carline and Cooper attended from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.
Tuesday night Rod Humbyrd and friends played bluegrass music for our residents. Musicians were Harlin and Sonja Howerton, Lyle Ray, Sherry Bennett, Wayne Anderson and Charlie Lambert. The highlight of the night was Rod Humbyrd singing happy birthday to his mother, Faye Humbyrd. Everyone enjoyed the music. Thanks to everyone who played for us.
Karen Sellers was here doing nails Friday morning. The First Sonshine Group was here for a morning of gospel music and a devotional by Edgar Stewart. In the afternoon Morgan Long’s piano students were here for a piano recital. The kids are very good. They also brought in cookies for the residents to enjoy. Norma Stillings played the piano Saturday morning followed by Bro. Tom Hawkins preaching the service.
We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are: William Hancock and Daniel Lawrence.
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Art Otterson. He was the husband of Maggie Otterson. He visited daily with his wife and he will be missed by everyone. Congratulations to Larry Hampton on getting to go home.
Our sympathy also go out to Sister Mary Devries and family.
We are getting ready for our annual Fourth of July Celebration, if your group would like to have a booth, please contact Connie at 417-683-4129 for more information. God bless you from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.