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Hello form our home to your home. Please remember if you don’t have air conditioning, please come and visit us and cool off. We are getting ready for our 4th of July Celebration. The celebration will be held on June 24, starting at 6:00 pm. Lots of booths, food, cotton candy, snow cones, bouncers, bingo, music, cars, fireworks and lots of good friends. How about that for one night? Our fireworks promise to be even more grander than last year.
On Sunday, Larry More was here for Sunday School and Life Church was here in the afternoon followed by the singers from Redbank Church. We appreciate everyone who has volunteered the last several weeks. Our residents appreciate you so much and they look forward to the visits from everyone. On June 12 Girdner Church was here for a wonderful time of fellowship with the residents.
News from the residents with Maxine Lirley: Our resident minister, Bro. Tom Hawkins, is busy all the time studying the Bible for his Bible studies or building his little buildings for the village he is constructing. His room is getting quite full with his buildings. He is now leading us in a study of 2 Timothy.
Pauline Schauffler is pleased to have her daughter, Evelyn, back form vacation. She is a great companion for her mother and nice to join us in a game of bingo.
We welcome Ryder and Reba Scobba as new callers for our games. They will be regular volunteers. We truly appreciate such wonderful people.
Willene Adams had a pleasant surprise on Wednesday when her granddaughter came from Arkansas to visit with her. They had a nice long visit in the afternoon following game time.
A large group of ladies were treated to a van ride on Thursday hosted by Connie and treated to their choice of refreshments at Sonic before returning to our home.
Maxine (me) is again able to do her routine in therapy after taking a fall a couple of months ago which left her unable to walk. I also won second place at the Ava Art Guild Show with one of my paintings.
Robert and Angie Adams, our Valentine King and Queen who fell in love and married have celebrated their first year anniversary in the home. They have a private room and are getting along real well. Robert is blind and Angie is a real blessing to him. Angie plays games with us during Roberts resting times. She goes shopping sometimes and leaves him in the care of his mother, Willene Adams, also a resident.
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Willard Puppeke. His wife Mildred was here by his side daily. She was constant companion for him so many years. Our heart also goes out to Deon Vinyards family.
I noticed Johnnie Miller sets in the hallway a great part of the time and greets everyone with a smile and claps his hand as one goes by. His happiness is cheering to us all.
Anna Worthy is progressing with her walking. Anna is thrilled to be able to feel her feet walking again.
Barbara Shortt is feeling better. I can’t wait for her to be able to play pitch and games with us again. Her family visits daily.
Herman Rossner’s daughter donated several puzzles for us to do.
On Friday, Connie Burris, took several ladies to the art show at the gallery. It was a lovely show and a treat for us. Connie treated us to hot fudge sundaes after the show.
Thursday, June 9 I will be taking a trip with my family to Las Animas, Colorado to a family reunion. It will be a quick trip because my son, Gary is having surgery on this shoulders. I am pleased to note many kind deeds among the residents during each day, deeds of thoughtfulness, cheerful and helping. This kind of life is promoted in this, our home. It helps us feel better even in pain and very much appreciated. We have residents pushing other residents during each day, deeds of though doors and many such things every day. May they be blessed! Many when they first come to live with us are “homesick and lonely and frustrated.” It is up to us to help them get acclimated to the home life. We can help them to like it and enjoy the days if we have a positive attitude and show love and concern. There is no better place, when under our circumstances, to be here at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO