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August 15 – Hello from our home to your home. It is a fine day. We have relief from the excessive heat after a good shower of rain last night. We had a good workout in morning exercise this morning. In the day room Connie worked us out in the Quiz Bowl since our Golden Age Games are coming up on October 7th. Bro. Tom Hawkins had a fine crowd for Bible Study. Wilda Potter called games in the afternoon, followed by the wonderful reading of Joyce Clinkingbeard, Joyce also brought her silkie dog with her. Connie and Sophia visited with several residents while Joyce read several chapters to the residents.
Our salad bar was loaded with delicious fixing for our salads. Our lunch menu was varied and well-balanced and with our salads fixed the way we like them, it was pefect. Cornbread salad was on the bar today and it was delicous.
More people than usual joined us for Game Playing on Tuesday, even a few men, for Evelyn Harper to call. She always gives candy to the winners.
Could that account for he larger resident attendance? Go Evelyn. It’s Possible! and probable! But more fun!.
As we were conversing after game time, just sitting around our table, Connie started a Quizzing Contest asking odd questions and presenting math problems–all so interesting and educational that, first thing we knew, the other residents were coming in to wait for supper to be served. This broke up our school days!
After supper we can exercise more, rest, read, watch T.V. visit and prepare to retire for bed and end our days with prayers.
On Wednesday August 10th it was time to celebrate August birthday’s. Residents having birthday this month are Velda Miller, Neva Vinson, Tillie Sanchez, Bobby Lansdown, Pauline Schauffler and Leah Lee. We had Roy and Pauline Murrill, Juanita Daugherty, Sonya Howerton, Joan Lawrence and Lee Allen playing guitars and singing favorite songs plus “Happy Birthday to all.” Our cakes were provided by Ulla Farrow, the cakes were served with ice cream and punch.
When, our group of singers left, a group of singers practiced music for a program to the held next week with Marlene Cobb as accompanist.
The staff was having a inservice in the day room. Our new Director of Nursing, Miranda Potter was introduced to all the employees. Miranda comes to us with 10 years of nursing experience. She is a welcome addition to our staff.
The weather continues to be wonderful, that it is cloudy and cool outside to be enjoyed by everyone. I wish it would stay this way the year round.
Thursday morning Ruth Evans and Connie Burris took us on another enjoyable van ride. We toured the beautiful homesteads on west 14th. So, many nice homes on the hill–so well landscaped and groomed. So, we enjoyed the trip in Ava Veiw Heights. We also enjoyed a trip to look at the remodeling Town and Country Supermarket is making to their building. We were lucky because we had a guide in Taylor Perkins. He explained about the new remodeling.
We stopped by Sonic for ice cream treats and had a very nice visit Taylor Perkins, Maxine Lirley, Beverly Metcalf, Willene Adams and Lena Carline.
In the afternoon Reba and Ryder Scobba called games for us with a several players–some men, too, and they won.
Friday morning after morning exercise everyone enjoyed getting their nails done, after nail time it was time for the 1st Sonshine Group. We totally enjoyed this awesome group. In the afternoon Sharon Karcher called games for the residents.
Saturday morning Norma Stillings entertained us with piano music, followed by services with Tom Hawkins. Our Pokenno group was large and enthusiastic bunch of players both men and women with Reba and Ryder Scobba in charge of play. No one person was a big winner and that was good, too, because it encourages our players, both men and women to come and play regularly. Ryder has the play well in hand with no questions about who is in control—very professional.
Sunday morning Larry Moore was here for Sunday School. Neva Vinson attended because she didn’t feel well enough to attend her church. John Garner’s friends took him out several times this week. It was good seeing Barbara Shortt up and about the home. Her daughter visited one evening and brought us treats.
On Sunday afternoon, Goodhope Nazarene Church brought a worship of song and sermon for the residents to enjoy. We took the opportunity to thank the minister and group for the service and to present them a certificate of volunteering. All churches are very much appreciated. The residents present a good show of attendance.
We would like to welcome new residents to our home they are Eldon Hodges, Raymond Tiswell and Eugene Huniziker. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.
August 23 – Hello from our home to your home. This past week seems to have been very active for most of the residents. The cooler weather has made strolling outside much more enjoyable. Our flaxen -haired green angel under our big burr oak tree has had her two hospitable benches filled with those visiting her every day. She has held up well under the extreme heat. She is favored by many and we all wish her well in future storms.
We have a new resident in East Hall, a beautiful bird in a new cage with many play things to enjoy. I see some residents talking to this bird and even letting it walk up their arms and on their heads and across their shoulders. Everyone enjoys visiting with the bird.
Our east patio had a thorough washing today that made it fresh and nice smelling. Many enjoy this out door living area everyday. The rain flooded this area. It looked like a swimming pool, altrough we knew it was just two to three inches deep. It soon ran off and we could go ahead with our days.
It is always great to see family members there visiting loved ones. Several residents have visitors daily.
Marlene Cobb was here Tuesday to practice some music for a program this week. It is hard to keep a group together, but we try. We are hoping for one more practice before the program.
Wanda Moore had a pleasant surprise last Wednesday morning when her granddaughter, Mikiah Moore, came to see her and visit before going off to college. It will proably be quite a while before they get to visit again. At our ages each visit is a treasure!
We introduced a new resident to the wonders of our libary today. He was pleased to learn there are many large print books such as westerns as well as various other works. And he took two books to begin a new wonderful pasttime of reading.
On Wednesday Connie Burris and Rocco Novak took the Men’s Club to Sonic for ice cream treats followed by a long country van ride down to see the Beaver Bridge being worked on followed by a trip down PP Highway back to Y highway through town and back home. Men enjoying the trip was Tom Hawkins, Taylor Perkins, Bill Herrington, Eric Longshore, Larry Peak and of course, Rocco.
Everyone had a very good time watching the bridge contruction being done. Darene Sorenson called games in the afternoon followed by horseshoes.
Thursday morning Ruth Evans and Connie Burris took a group of ladies to Ava Drug for lunch. The ladies got to visit with several people they knew while eating their lunch. Residents on the trip were Maxine Lirley, Norma Kennedy, Lena Carline and Dorothy Kimbler. Lena was suprised when her brother Jerry came and joined her for coffee and ice cream. Jerry also donated fifteen decks of cards to the residents. Ryder and Reba called games for the residents and enjoyed the ice cream that Virginia Linder brought to the game players.
Friday morning everyone enjoyed the 1st Sonshine Group. A large crowd was attending for the great singing and awesome devotional. Carrie McIntosh called games in the afternoon.
Saturday morning we had music at 10:00 a,m. with Norma Stillings and Bro. Tom Hawkins with the Bible message and we had a larger crowd than usual. Thanks Tom and Norma.
We went to play Pokenno in the afternoon and the activity was set up for a surprise party for Pauline Schauffler birthday. Pauline’s daughter had a big lovely cake, refreshing drinks and enough for everyone. We all sang, ” Happy Birthday” to Pauline. Needless to say our Pokenno game never took place. Oh, well there is always time for a game of Pokenno. Sunday morning Brother Larry Moore was here for Sunday School, and in the afternoon Ava Assembly of God was scheduled.
God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center. Love Maxine and Connie (newsreporters).