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Claude Robertson was a recent visitor in the home of Tom and Jewell Johnson.
Billy Fletcher rode along with Edgar and Sharon Stewart last Thursday when they drove a friend, Sue Hartgraves, to a doctor appointment in Springfield. Billy attended the Nimble Thimble Quilting Club Annual Christmas Party, Saturday evening at the Squires Community Building.
Norma Stillings had one of the busiest and most filling weeks of the year. She had lunch with the Volunteers for the Ombudsman agency in Springfield last Monday, went to the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center, Tuesday, for the Resident Council, had a Christmas lunch and gift exchange, Wednesday, with the volunteers for Hospice Compassus in Mountain Grove, hosted the Nubbin Ridge Homemakers Club Annual Christmas Luncheon in her home Thursday, had dinner with the Douglas County University Extension Council, Friday evening, played the piano Saturday morning at the Heart of the Ozarks, participated in the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade, Saturday afternoon, and then had part in another pot luck dinner at church, Sunday. So much good eating has left its mark.
Tom Stillings of Ozark came to Ava, Saturday, to drive his mother, Norma Stillings, in the Christmas Parade. Debra Bohnstedt of Springfield and her friend, Linda, came to watch the parade then continued on their “Quilt Shop Hunt.”
Being named Grand Marshall was an unexpected honor for being the recipient of the Ava Area Chamber of Commerce John Dickison Award. Being a community volunteer has several rewards. One of them is to be around energetic and smart young women and men who work in the health fields, in education, and in service agencies in this area. I am concerned for resident’s rights and quality of life in long term health care facilities, for the provision of a sheltered workshop that provides work for persons with developmental disabilities, for the ongoing education of Douglas County citizens to help them make better economic, health, safety, and life choices, and to share my faith in God who cares for everyone rich or poor, young or old, weak or strong, educated or not.