Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, my dear people. We have been so busy, but the rush is over for our Golden Age Games. They were held last Friday at Cabool High School.  The following residents went and participated in basketball toss, soccer kick, horseshoes, cow milking, bingo, quiz bowl and wheelchair racing: Tom Hawkins, Walter Bowers, Sherwood Aid, Lewis Burris, LaVern Isaacs, Trenta Jones, Maxine Lirley, Loretta Brooks, Norene Martin, Bill Herrington, Frances  Aid, Jean Smith and Helen Allen.  We placed 1st in top overall score and 2nd  in team spirt.    When we weren’t in the same contest we were rooting for our team, or doing tricks and yelling like banshees.  Most fun we have had in ages.   Then at the noon hour a good band performed with dance music and our feet couldn’t help but keep time and many danced quite good.  Anyway, we did need the exercise from sitting so much and it gave us relief.   Still  I’ll admit we were tired afterward and glad to be home.

It was nice to hand out candy to all the spooks, goblins, superheroes and princesses zombies that call upon us to give them candy.

We handed out candy to over 150 children and several workers.     It was a Happy Halloween for all of us here at the home.

Our flowers are about all dead, but you know, our pumpkins are still holding up good, Ha!  I still say they sure would make a lot of pumpkin pies!

I’ve been reading about the fruit cakes made by the Brothers at the Assumption Abbey and it makes me want a sample of fruit cake.  Can you imagine making fruitcakes by the hundreds?

Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the Abbey on the heavenly gain of Father Donald Hamilton.   Father Donald went to the Abbey, he wanted to go home  one more time.  Father Donald will be missed by many here at our home.

We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are Donald Taylor, LaVern Isaacs, Lewis Burris,  Micheal Baney, Constant Pawlicki, Luann Metcalf, Zelda Graham, Charlotte Willis and Billy Lightle.

Congratulations to Harold March, Winnie Schmeling, Charlene Bennett and Mike Hammons on getting to go home in the last couple of weeks.

Our prayers and sympathy also go out to the family of James Albrecht.

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