Rainbow Ridge News

Tommy Roberts visited with Tom and Jewell Johnson, recently. They had another treat when their grandson, Kent Johnson, brought his grandsons, Conner and Kyler, over for a visit.

Norma Stillings made visits to Ava Place, Thursday morning, and to the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center, Thursday afternoon to talk with residents. She wrote reports to the Ombudsman Agency in Springfield. Then she went to Rocky Ridge in Mansfield on Friday and Heart of the Ozarks, Saturday morning to play the piano and do some visits. She writes reports on those visits and sends them to Hospice Compassus in Mountain Grove. There is a need for volunteers to go into residential and nursing care facilities. Those visits may be to help with activities, to sing or play instruments, to read the Bible and pray, or just to visit an old friend but they are important to the residents. An Ombudsman or a Hospice volunteer has to have considerable training, but you do not have to have training in order to be a blessing to someone at a nursing home.

Wendell Daugherty and his mother, Jean Daugherty, visited with Billy Fletcher, Saturday. Tuesday, Edgar and Sharon Stewart and Billy went to Springfield to wait with the rest of the family while his brother, Carl Fletcher had surgery. Thursday, Billy accompanied Edgar and Sharon Stewart and Sue Hartgraves to Springfield for Sue’s doctor appointment. Then Friday, Billy Fletcher took Edgar and Sharon Stewart to the Hayloft in Mountain Grove to celebrate Edgar and Sharon’s birthdays. They stopped to visit with Norman and Georgia Mae (Smith) Edwards while they were there.