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Hello from our home to your home. Our activities during the past week have been especially busy with all the preparations for our Golden Age Games coming up in October. Our theme is camping and to get us in the mood, a film was shown about camping. Wall paintings have been finished to display camping and Tom Hawkins is building a canoe of cardboard and painting it beautifully. Others have been boning up for Quiz Bowl by studying pertinent facts and various subject which could be asked of the participant.
Horsehoe pitching has lots of people playing each week. Our enthusiasm is building greatly as our anticipation grows to Oct. 7th when we get to go Cabool for the games.
The big jig-saw puzzle of the cat that was so difficult has been finished and gave to Kay Tittle to put together in her spare time. Now, one of some little puppies is on the table and ready for anyone to help work on. This is very concentrating activity, challenging!
The musical program we practiced with Marlene Cobb was presented with enthusiasm and well received with cooperation from everyone. There was dancing in the aisles by beautiful dressed ladies and residents. The program was called “Back to School Days” it opened with Reba Scobba being the music teacher and she sang “School Days” and other old songs. Joanne Himes in costume danced with residents while songs were being sung. Mrs. Marlene Cobb’s piano student ended the program with a recital. Ben McElvain and friend, Josh LaTour, played jazz duets and Matthew Dunston recited the 23rd Psalms. Sally Sorenson and Laura Berthold played piano duets. Tom Berthold and his daughter, Laura, played a violin and piano duets. Ryder Scobba was also part of the group. Residents had an awesome time at the “Back to School Days” program.
The weather has been slightly cooler which has been a help to all of us and mades it more plesant to take walks outside in the fresh air.
I (Maxine Lirley) had lots of company over the week. Gary and Alice Lirley called on me to show me that Gary was out of his shoulder brace that he had worn for almost three months.
He now has limited use of his arm. He says, “What a relief.”
Mr. Ray Lee has now joined his wife, Leah Lee, as a resident. Leah is improving with therapy. They seem to enjoy being together-eating meals together, etc..
Workers are now in the process of estblishing a sprinker system throughout our home in response to the new building laws set by the state regulations. Sprinkers will be added in each room and according to the square footage to protect in case of fire. We are all ground floor rooms with many exit doors, now this will make it even safer in case of fire.
The Cooking Club enjoyed making sponge cake dessert. They made up their pudding, cut their pound cake in halves and topped with the pudding then topped it with whipped topping and then topped it with crushed cookies. Everyone enjoyed this dessert.
Evelyn Harper called games for us Tuesday afternoon. She had a large crowd. Evelyn is so sweet. She always gives out candy to the players.
Connie Burris and Ruth Evans took a group on a outing Thursday morning to Sonic and they also went on a country van ride. Residents going on the trip were Danny Ousley, John Garner, Larry Peak, Helen Allen and Taylor Perkins.
Darlene Sorenson called several rounds of games and then played horseshoes with the residents. Darlene is a very dedicated volunteer here at our home. Bill and Jeannette Cardin visited on Wednesday afternoon and residents enjoy quality time with them. Reba and Ryder Scobba are very good at volunteering, we appreciate all of our volunteers.
Jeff Smith was here Thursday afternoon and gave a Bible study that helped us to understand what we might encounter during the latter days of this age of grace. Let us accept the Grace of God and be prepared for the future. Joyce Clinkingbeard and her silkie “Sophie” are continuting with their story on Monday afternoon. We love to hear Joyce read.
Friday morning after exercise, it was time for the First Sonshine Group and Edgar Stewart along with his group of musicans for a program we always enjoy and sing-a-long with. Also, he was celebrating his 70th birthday with us. He always has a small bit of excellent wisdom to share with us and sometimes brings laughter and chuckles.
Visitors are always welcome and there were many this week that brought cheer and smiling faces for our residents, some were assisting with the care of their loved ones and just making it a happier day.
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the families of Jack Cottengim and Pat Brazeal.
We would like to welcome Ray Lee and Bertha Matthijetz to our home.
Congratulations to Norman Duckworth for getting to go home this week.
At this time I would like to aplogize to the family of Eldon Hodges for the typing mistake. It should have read Eldon Brooks is a new resident at our home. Sorry for the mix-up.
God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.