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Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, we are truly enjoying the wonderful fall weather, Tonya had started to decorate the outside of our home for fall.   Mums, haybales, pumpkins and corn stalks are just a few of our favorite things to decorate with.

We have had several musical groups in our home the last couple of weeks.   Garry Hall and Frank Cornett played music for the residents. A large crowd attended and was enjoyed by everyone.   The Birthday Party was held on September 12th with the Ava General Baptist Church bringing in some awesome cakes, everyone loved the fresh strawberries and whipped topping.

Roy and Pauline Murrill, Sonya Howerton and someone new who’s name I didn’t get, played music for the party.   Residents having birthdays in September are Danny Ousley, Leo Brooks, Lewis Suits, Bill Herrington, Jean Reiken, Beverly Metcalf, Ruth Shelly and Bonnie Sherrill.

Residents enjoyed watching the Burma Shave Movie, about how it started and how it became so big in adverting.  We laughed about several of the signs that was put out along the roads.

We started a paper mache cactus for our Golden Age Games, it is just about finished.  We will start practing for the games this week.   We appreciate Copeland Scroll Cpmpressors, for sponsoring us again this year.  We will be traveling to Cabool High School on October 26th to participate in the games.  There will be cowmilking, horse shoe toss, basketball toss, soccer kick, bingo, wheel chair racing and quiz bowl.   We have brought home the traveling trophy for seven years and hope to bring it home this year.  We compete against 14 other nursing homes.

Please remember our volunteer, Evelyn Harper in your prayers, she had her knee surgery done last Tuesday.  Jayma Potter from Three Rivers Hospice called games on Monday, Connie (me) called games on Tuesday, Wednesday resident, Danny Ousley called games, Thursday was Pebbles Jones and Warren Gunter from Three Rivers Hospice and Friday Carrie McIntosh called games.

Ava Bears Den after school program was here twice this month serving meals to the residents and visiting with the residents.

We appreciate the classes of Arin Roberts and Julie Taylor. The students are very helpful.

Linda Chambers has been playing piano music for the residents while she staying here at our home.  Ms. Linda went home Friday.

Norma Stillings and Tom Hawkins have Saturday Church services for the residents, with residents and family members attending.  Ms. Norma plays the piano and sings and Bro. Tom does the sermon.

Larry Moore teaches Sunday School on Sunday morning, several attend Sunday School.   In afternoon it is church time, on September 16th it was Sandy Church, everyone enjoyed this awesome church service.   This church became a part of lives when Mrs. Dorothy Siler was a resident here.  On September 23rd LIFE Church was here with music from Kari Arlington, Summer Reed and several others.  James Hathcock preached the sermon.   We hope everyone enjoyed the service.

We are proud of our new sound system that Jam Dandy Recording Studio installed for us.  We now a new  CD system along with two new microphones.  Dan Herrell did an excellent job installing the system and teaching us to work it.

We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are John Hamilton, Raymond Lakey and J.G. Heinlein.

Congratulations to John Garner and Mike Graham on getting to go to Ava Place to live.  Congratulations to Linda Chambers on getting to go home.

Our prayers and sympathy are with the families of Cecil Ferguson, Mary Jones and Charlotte Kloc.

God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.

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