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Hello from our home to your home. The countdown is on for our 26th Annual 4th of July Celebration to be held on June 24.
The Ava Ministerial Alliance Nursing Home schedule for June is as follows: June 5 – Life Church, June 12 – Girdner Church, June 19 – Gentry Church and June 26 – Faith Rock Church. The monthly birthday party will be held on June 8 with the ladies from Dogwood Nazarene Church bringing the cakes.
We appreciate Evelyn Harper, Carrie McIntosh and granddaughter, Lucy, Wilda Potter, Ruth Evans, Reba and Ryder Scobba, Larry Moore, Norma Stillings for volunteering their time last week.
Heart of the Ozarks sponsored a cook out honoring our Seniors. A dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans and cookies were served. It was free of charge to everyone attending at the Senior Center on Thursday.
Friday the 26th we honored our residents who had passed on by having a memorial service. Marlene Cobb played the piano softly while Bro. Tom Hawkins opened with a welcome and a loving prayer. Reba Scobba sang several songs. Maxine Lirley read her poem that she had written about passing on. Willen Adams recited a poem she had wrote several years ago. It touched everyone’s heart. Bro. Van Williams from Hospice Compassus gave a devotional. Connie Burris lit the candles in honor of the residents who had passed in the last year. Each and every resident was honored. Cookies and punch were served to everyone. We appreciate Mindy Stout, Marci Caudill and Tonya Cutbirth for serving.
Residents news from Maxine Lirley.
I found Anna Worthy outside enjoying the fresh air. Her sister had visited her and she has moved closer to Ava and hopes to visit more often. Anna said her mother, Gloria Roininen, is a resident in our home now which will be a comfort for both of them.
I was visiting with Mr. Norma Duckworth down in therapy where he was working out his feet and legs on the peddles. He agrees that he was going great, but getting nowhere on that peddle wheel.
Barbara Shortt’s daughter, Anita, visited Tuesday and brought a supply of watermelon for her and her roommate, Maxine. It was such a great treat and very much appreciated.
People are so thoughtful and try to brighten our days. It comes from the heart, I know.
Virginia Linder brought ice cream for several residents to enjoy. Misty Christeson is feeling much better these days. She really misses her children, but God has blessed her with great friends who visit daily. This cheers up and adds joy to her life.
Our prayers and sympathy are with the family of William Harley Hancock. He was a wonderful singer. He brought tears to my eyes when he sang “Amazing Grace” to his great-grandson’s school class.
We would like to welcome new residents to our home. They are Nancy Morgan, Pat Brazeal and Robert Valeika.
God bless you from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.