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Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, the weather is changing everyday.   Even with the old weather like it is we are still comfortable here in the inside of our home.

Last was a full week with lots of activites going on.  The National Honor Society came on Thursday morning and made us slushies with their new slushie machine.

It is 100% fruit juice.   We enjoyed cherry and grape.   It was wonderful of Airin Bassnet and Julie Taylor to think of us.  Some residents tried both kinds and I think grape won over cherry.  We plan to do this again before school starts.   The National Honor Society will book their slushie machine for birthday parties and events.  Call Julie or Airin at the Ava High School.

Cassidy Nelson and Abbie Stovall had been helping around our home, with games, morning exercise and visiting with the residents.

The Monthly Birthday Party was held on Monday July 14th with a large crowd attending. Larry Bogart, Ramona Henning, Lola Mayberry, Sonya Howerton, and two other gentlemen.  I will get their names for next month.   Oak Grove Church brought in assorted  cakes and they were served with vanilla ice cream, man they were good.   We appreciate Oak Grove Church for always supporting our home and our residents. This band has a wonderful bass singer that sounds just like “Waylon Jennings”.  He sang “Good Hearted Woman” for me as promised  the last time he was here with the group.  Birthdays for July are John Haskins, Mae Cox, Helen Allen, Les Van Camp, Norma Traub, Ellis Pollard, Darrell Fischer, Stella Stavely and Vonna Hathcock.

Bro. John Haskins celebrated 61 years of serving the Lord.   He has been preaching and leading souls to the kingdom for many years.  Bro. John we are so proud of you.

Connie- was here waiting tables this morning.  It seems more lively when she is here.  We miss her all weekend.  I miss working out in the gym, but the remodel is coming along nicely.

My brother , Galen, wasn’t here today as he went to Branson with Debbie and James, so I got to catch up on my news.

I attended the Adams family reunion last Saturday, was a great family memory.  My niece, Irene, has the list and will write all the news later.

My room mate’s sister and family visited her today and had lunch here with her.   She was glad to see them. It was Debbie Froelick-Freeman from Phoenix, Arizona and family.  It was a real joy to see the family enjoying their dinner together.

Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the family of  Delores Farris.  She will be missed at our home.

We would like to welcome our new resident to our home ,Clint Johnson.

God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.  Hello from our home to your home.  Our home is really beautiful now with lawns mowed so smoothly and flowers blooming in pots and baskets everywhere. It helps one to feel better just by enjoying the flowers and plants.

Now is the time to tell you about our 29th Annual 4th of July Celebration that was held on June 27th.   This is a celebration of being an American.  We are proud to be American!  It is the best country in this world!  We had a good time with games and food and fireworks. We had enough for everyone and many people came to enjoy the afternoon and evening until around  eleven p.m. Some worked even after that and were out helping clean up the next morning.  I traveled in my wheelchair and surveyed the whole campus.  So many things to do for fun and frolic and feasting and a mutlitude of people to enjoy them with.  Then I sat and watched the people as they celebrated with us here at the home.

I noticed so many cute little children, some walking, some in their carriages, but all adorable.  I also saw many friends I would not have seen had I not been there. What a privilege!  And the fireworks exploding over head was stupendous, raining down as sparkling fountains, changing colors and turning into stars, was so very beautiful.  I don’t know how they do it, but it is marvelous.  But that is it, for another year!

I talked to Marilyn Alms at the Douglas County Museum Booth and they have some great books published about our county that each family should have about our businesses, our settlers and our cemeteries.  All the things our people should know and preserve for family. The book can be purchased at the Historical Society building just off the square.

My brother, Galen Hall, an  Ava graduate of 1947  is coming to visit in July.  We are going to purchase some of those books for family information.  It’s a must do!

Girdner Church was here for service with fine Christian music, a message and in fellowship.  People were visiting all Sunday afternoon and it was so good to see them. Frances had a good bit of company visiting in the day room.  That was so nice for Ms. Frances. It was good to see Wilda again.  She volunteers quite a bit for us.

We finished our bird jig-saw puzzle.  Velda was beside me while I finished and cheered me on although she didn’t help, it was fun having her cheer me on.

We would like to welcome our new residents to our home, they are George Ihop and Bonnie Bolding.

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

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