A devotion on “The meaning of success” was given by Sue Jones for the October 21 Sunday worship service. Scripture read was I John 3:1, 23-24; Matthew 6:19-21; and II Corinthians 5:9.
Small group participants helped cut up carrots from the center’s garden Monday afternoon. Coffee time was also held in the afternoon.
Pleasant Valley Church was in charge of the Monday evening hymn sing. Jesse and Darlene Hammer led the singing, and sang a special number, “Jesus Loves Me-the Senior Version.”
Father Chester Murtha, St. Ann Catholic Church, celebrated Mass Tuesday morning.
Resident Council was held Tuesday morning. Kim Sporrer was selected as the new Shining Star of the Month. Congratulations to Kim on a well-deserved honor.
Bingo helpers Tuesday afternoon were Avis Chipman, Dorothy Engelmann, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Doris Schultz and Janice Wilbur.
Agnes Kolda led Wednesday morning Rosary. The topics of the Men’s Coffee group were the upcoming election and voting.
Bible study was led by the United Methodist Church minister, Mark Johnsen. The study centered around Philippians 1:18-26 and emphasized “outlook in life.”
Card games were played Wednesday evening.
St. Ann Catholic Church CCD eighth graders, under the leadership of Diane Steers, helped ready our home for Halloween by putting up Halloween decorations Wednesday evening. Nice job, Diane and students. The place looks great and we appreciate you helping make it so.
Several residents exercised their right to vote Thursday morning by filling out absentee ballots for the 2012 presidential election.
Hand In Hand Daycare children joined residents for intergenerational time Thursday afternoon. They finger painted jack-o-lanterns on paper plates and made ghost cookies for arts and crafts.
Stories from the October-November 2006 “Reminisce” magazine were read during reading time Friday morning. Two of the stories read were “One Hog-Wild Ride” by Warren Sarley and “Remember the House Out Back?” by Toni Giarnese.
Residents played a game of “Price is Right” Friday afternoon.
We were mesmerized with the gourd artwork presentation by Jan Dalton Friday evening. She dries gourds out all winter, cleans the mold off once they are dried out and makes beautiful artwork out of them. She brought several of her completed gourds. A few favorites were an “egg” gourd, a gourd made to look like a ghost, one that looked like a turkey (with pheasant feathers), a birdhouse gourd, a rattle and, my favorite, a thunder gourd. We are so glad you took the time to share your gourd art with us, Jan. We were fascinated with your presentation.
The annual Halloween party for preschool through fourth-grade children was held Saturday afternoon. The costume parade started at 2 p.m., followed by games and snacks. Girl Scout Troop 46116, under the leadership of Tamie Grogan, helped with the games, which included fish pond, duck pond, Halloween bingo, cupcake walk, ring toss and can toss. A “good time was had by all,” including residents who watched the children play the games. The residents are looking forward to seeing children in costumes again Wednesday evening (6:15-7:15), when they pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. We wish you all a safe, happy Halloween.
Inspirational quote of the week: “God is with us, and His power is around us.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon