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Hello from our home to your home. We were glad to see the sun shining this week. Monday, Bro. Tom Hawkins taught Bible study for the residents. Games were played in the afternoon followed by a movie.
Tuesday morning Cooking Club got together and made a corn salad and mushroom spaghetti salad. A lot of chopping and dicing was going on, plus all the talk about cooking in the past. Everyone got to sample the salads, as they were put on the salad bar for lunch. Evelyn Harper called games in the afternoon. Everyone loves it when Evelyn calls. She always brings treats to pass out to the winners and the losers.
Wednesday morning was a busy morning getting ready for our St. Patrick’s Day Party. Finishing touches was put on the decorations. The water was off for several hours. The city is getting ready to hook up the new water tower. Games were called in the afternoon. Families met on Wednesday afternoon for care plans. Bill and Jeanette Cardin was here for a time of visiting with the residents. Doug Miller and his lawn crew were here getting our lawn looking nice and neat for our summer flowers. We were visited by the FROGS Club from the Ava United Methodist Church. The lobby was full with residents wanting to hear residents along with candy for everyone. The Diggins Apostolic Church was here Wednesday night for church services with the residents and staff.
Thursday was a day of Going Green! Yorik the Wonder Dog was here visiting with residents. Yorik even had his green on and he stayed and competed in the costume contest. We appreciate judges, Becky Gann and Christina Jones from Court Square Medical, Mindy Crandall from the Douglas County Herald and Cindy Garrett from Primer Jewelry. The west hall won the decorating contest and their prize is lunch and the team members working their hall for one hour. East won second prize and their trip is going to Sonic for ice cream treats. First place in the constume contest went to Marci Caudill, second place – Connie Burris and third place – resident, Maxine Lirley. The winners of the “Most Spirit” went to Team Dietary and best resident craft went to Bedane Lewis for his waxed shamrock and gold. Games were played throughout the day. The Fa-La-La’s were here for a green St. Patty’s Day Program. It was a lucky time for all residents. They really enjoyed the day. Staff and residents were all dressed up and not one person got pinched throughout the day. In the afternoon after playing lucky green bingo, a trip to Sonic was taken. Sonic is awesome to us. Every week they let us visit them for treats. Danny Ousley, Anna Worthy, Lena Carline, Helen Allen and Roxie Heimyer enjoyed the trip to Sonic and driving around town. We drove out and looked at the progress on the new Cross Point Church over by the football field. We understand that Sunday will be their first church service.
Friday morning Nifty Nails were done by Connie Burris and Karen Sellers. The First Sonshine Group was here singing and ministering to the residents. Games were called by Alesia King in the afternoon followed by Card Playing. Norma Stillings played the piano Saturday morning followed by church services with Bro. Tom Hawkins.
Minnie Snoddy’s family surprised her with a birthday party Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Minnie turned 102, but doesn’t look a day over 60. Larry Moore was here for Sunday school. Faith Rock Church was here and a good fellowship was enjoyed by everyone.
Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the families of Loy Heinlein, Murrell Alms and Kathleen Harnden.
We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are Bill Holland, Opal Hesterlee and John Garner. God bless from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.