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We have had several rain showers in the last week, and we had some large hail on Saturday. As I write this on Sunday, it is a bright sunny day. We had trouble getting the lawn mowed in between showers. Some farmers have been able to mow and get some hay bailed. Randy and Gina finally got some...
Sympathy to the family of Georgia Robbins-Evans and especially to her sister Ovia Marie McGinnis, who is married to my second cousin, Leroy McGinnis. Leroy’s parents were Alva McGinnis and my first cousin, Callie Crawford McGinnis.Marlyn and Kathy Atkinson of Excelsior Springs came to see me again...
The Center’s next First Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 3. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children younger than 10. Students from the Gainesville High School FBLA will be serving the meal to earn...
The past few days we have had around 4 inches of rain. So good.Paul and I went to West Plains to get some chemicals to spray the foxtail grass that has come into the Bermuda grass.Friday evening, Kevin Kastning came by to return some supplies to the shop. He had visited his mother, Pat, and sister...
It’s always great to have spring and summer arrive with their new growth of vegetation. Our winter was agreeable, which was nicer than in past years.Master Sgt. Jonathan Mitchell, with his family, recently transferred from Japan to Ogden Air Force Base in Utah. He is my step-great-grandson. His...

Great Gatsby party Residents and staff at Gainesville Health Care Center marked National Nursing Home Week by celebrating each day with a different theme. Those enjoying the Great Gatsby party, part of Friday’s 1920s theme, included, seated, from left, Charlotte Dockins, Robbie Stephenson and Leona Colter. Back: David Peirce and Avianna Novak with her mother, GHCC social service director Savannah Ingram
Hello from our home to yours. It was a fun and exciting week at the Gainesville Health Care Center. Last week, we celebrated National Nursing Home Week with a different theme packed full of joy each day. Monday was our western day. Employees dressed up in their best western attire. We started off...

‘Matriarch of the dining room’ Gainesville resident Bonnie Coffey, 94, was honored recently by The Center as the “Older American Month Hero.” In awarding the recognition, The Center’s administrator Lisa Engelhardt said, “Bonnie Coffey’s beautiful smile is the first thing you see most mornings at The Center…. When asked how long she’s been volunteering here she’s not sure. I asked around, and no one remembers her not being here. When she first started, she served in the kitchen from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. These days she doesn’t put in as many hours, but we still rely on her being here to make sure the dining room is neat and pretty and ready for our guests. Our goal at The Center is to have an environment that is reminiscent of a family reunion every day. Bonnie is a big part of that as she serves as the matriarch of the dining room. Most people find their way to her table at some point just to get a hug or a smile. Bonnie reflects what The Center is all about.”
The Senior Citizens of Ozark County Board will hold an election in June to elect members to the board. Voting will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the week of June 11-15 at The Center off Highway 5 near the Gainesville city limit.Board member nominees are Carol Cooper and incumbents Buddy...
Elijah Church of Christ’s Vacation Bible School will be held May 20-23, and the theme is “Noah’s Ark Adventure.” Speakers and times for the adult class will be Ashley Pendergrass at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, speaking on “Noah Obeys God”; Avery Hackney at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, speaking on “God Sends a...
We got another good rain. It puts the fertilizer in the ground, fills ponds and makes the creeks run through.  I received a call from Virginia (Grisham) Kastning in Wichita on my birthday. I always talk to her on her birthday also.  Our gospel meetings last week at Smith Chapel were well intended...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more.   Wednesday, May 16: sweet ’n’ sour meatballs, seasoned potato, Italian-...

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