Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, the weather keeps amazing us with its turns- rotating from hot to cold over night.  We played Pokenno Saturday afternoon.  Anna asked me to call Pokenno.  She and Danny wanted to play, so we had it announced over the inter-com and we had five to come to play.  We played eight games and Danny won most, but Loretta and Dorothy won two each.  Bea was learning to play.  My voice got weak, but they could hear me.

The last jig-saw puzzle I started came to a bad end.  It seems the elves got into it overnight, so we gathered what we could find and tossed it.  Anyway, Loretta started another one and it is going slow.  Do you want to help us?  Come in and take a look.

Norma played wonderful piano music this morning and had a lovely group there for Tom’s Bible Time.

The halls were busy with visitors today.  The weather was perfect.  I would like to have gone outside.  I thought I should not risk going outside by myself, so resisted the temptation of the beautiful day.

Sunday is Bible Study, our teacher, Larry Moore was really revived from being with daughter, Missionary Becky Moore, who preached at revival meeting at Bakerfield last night.  It was a soul-stirring time, I’m sure.  In class we shared our burdens and had a special prayer time with the Lord.  When we finished our class it was almost time for dinner.  It was delicious today with fried chicken, baked potato, mixed vegetables, hot roll and peach cobbler.

Our clocks sprung ahead an hour while we were sleeping last night–elves were busing changing the clocks back! Sunday afternoon church service was especially good with music by extra family members and a message by Bro. Bobby Page pastor of Skyline Full Gospel Church. The gist of the sermon was “if you were on trial for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you”?  Really- food for thought -would there?

Jeff Smith was here from Three Rivers Hospice, he did an exciting sermon for the residents.  Whitney Pollard from Three Rivers opened up the Nail Salon for residents and staff to get there nails done.   We always have a mixed group of men and women and of course we visit just like in the beauty shop, news from one hall to the hall.   Evelyn Harper was here for game time and we always appreciate the candy she brings. Ms. Evelyn is a volunteer with Hospice Compassus and she also visited with her residents after she calls the games.

Garry Hall and Frank Cornett was here Thursday afternoon playing their music.  Everyone loves music and they play the old-time music along with words of encouragement from Garry.   The House to House Singers were also here, they played after Garry and Frank.  This group is made up of members of the Faith Rock Church.   We had a whole afternoon of praise and worship.   The First Sonshine Group was here for a morning of music and devotions on Friday morning.  This is a large group of talented musicians.  We are truly blessed to have them here for music on Friday.  Come and see us on Fridays and listen to this wonderful group.  Judy Kent is always here visiting with residents; we enjoy having her for a neighbor.

We would like to welcome new residents to our home they are Bob Lambert and Mildred Mackey.  Our prayers and sympathy goes out the family of Helen Gardner. Congratulations to Joyce Clinkingbeard on getting to go home this week.

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