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Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, it has been a couple of weeks since we have written any news, so we will try to fill you in on the last couple of weeks.

The weather has kept us on our toes, sunny one day and raining the next.

Our monthly birthday party was  held on April 9th with the ladies from St. Francis making the cakes.   Music was done by Carol Carson and Vic Murdy.  Everyone had a very good time at the party.   Birthdays for April were Betty Kennedy and Wilda Bench.

We would like to let  Roy and Pauline Murrill know that we have been missing them around our home.

Connie Burris and Darrell Issacs took a van ride to Squires, Thornfield, Longrun, Lutie, Theodosia, Isabella, Gainesville and stopped by Carl Seivert’s farm on the way way home.   We all enjoyed the countryside and  ended up at Sonic getting some sweet treats, milkshakes for everyone.

Whitney Pollard from Three Rivers Hospice has been doing Nifty Nails for our ladies and gentlemen on Tuesday afternoon.   Evelyn Harper from Hospice Compassus called games for us on Tuesday.

Friday morning the 1st Sonshine Group is here at 10:30 in the morning, we love this group.  Please come out and join in the fellowship.

On Tuesday morning the 15th the Ava Jr. HIgh Student Council was here helping our residents stuff 6,000 Easter eggs for the students at Ava Head Start and Ava Elemetary Kindergarten classes.   It doesn’t take very long for the students and residents to stuff the eggs.   It takes 8 staff members  one hour to hide the eggs and the kids about 15 minutes to pick them up.   After the eggs were found, we served 200  sack lunches of hot dogs, chips, cookies and punch to the students.   Our residents enjoyed doing this for the students.   We appreciate the schools for letting the students attend.

The next day our team was at Redbud Village grilling hamburgers and hotdogs for the residents there.  Marci Caudill was the grill cook, with Sharon Karcher, Cheryl Curtis, Shelly Fuller, Tonya Cutbirth and Connie Burris helping serve the lunch.  We love all the residents at Redbud.  It was good to see several of them that have been residents here at our home. They were doing really good.

The Singing Angels were here for a concert with the residents.    The House to House Singers were here and played and sang several old-fashion songs.

We would like to welome our new residents to our home, they are  Carl Smith, Patricia Clubb, Lorene Maloney and Neva Barner.

Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Ruth Shelley.  Mrs. Ruth moved here from Texas and she became a part of our family.   We will miss her and her family.

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

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