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Residents enjoy Reunion activities

By Ashley Crownover

We had our first annual Henrietta Care Center Rodeo on Thursday the 13th. It was a great kickoff to all the Pioneer Reunion festivities.

We are very thankful for the number of residents that participated in the event. Participants included H.L. Higdon, Kathryn Day, Edna Wuensche, J.W. Barker, Charlene Tayor, Beryl Lee, Dickie Snyder, Lellean Dana, Betty Shaver, Maggie Bowman, Leatrice Bouldin, Velma Ashton, Vinnie Sheppard, Pauline Barker, Lowell Lynn, Ruth Lemonds, Barbara Matthews, Leland and Wilma Pollard, Margie Battle, Grace Maddox, Anneliese Reese, Emma Lyde, Doris Green, Imogene Hickman and Willie Charmichael. Residents who won the various events received buckles, ribbons and house shoe boots. Thank you to Waggoner’s for donating the boots as well as signs to hang on the walls. Our winner in the cow roping was Bertha Cates. The barrel racing winner with a time faster than all the rest was Harell Edwards. Barbara Matthews and Frances Coker also won events at our rodeo. We had wonderful baked goods to enjoy during our rodeo thanks to Beth Stewart with Stewart’s Sweet Shop. Thank you to Billy Carlton with Carlton Auctions for lending us your cordless PA system. Another thank you goes out to Jeff and Kathy Pierce and Marge and Harry McGhee with Pierce Sales and Outlet for donating signs and letting us use your easy up shelter. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!

We planned on taking 27 residents to the parade Friday morning, but due to the rain and cooler weather, we only had 8 residents who participated in the outing. Margie Hinton, Bertha Cates, Dickie Snyder, Barbara Matthews, Margie Battle, Betty Shaver and Leatrice Bouldin all sat on the courthouse lawn to watch the parade, and they all enjoyed it greatly. Frances Coker watched the parade with her family members. We are so thankful that our residents got the opportunity to experience Pioneer Reunion.

Our annual BBQ lunch was a huge success. We had around 30 visitors come out to enjoy brisket, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, hot links and banana pudding. We hope you all enjoyed your meal, and we cannot thank you enough for joining us. Also, thank you to Coyote Slims for letting us use your smoker, and thanks to the Church of Christ for letting us borrow chairs and tables. We greatly appreciate it and our meal would not have been as successful without you.

Thank you to Sue Oxford for sharing your laughter and happiness with us at the parade. Your presence makes us all smile. We have missed you at Bingo and were very glad to see you.

Our NStep program is still progressing. Our rooms are nearly complete. We have pretty wood floors down in the private, nicely painted rooms. All we have to do is put beds in the rooms for them to be livable. We are very excited about this program! We are currently planning an open house to let the community come out and view our beautiful rehabilitation rooms. If you do not have time to tour the rooms, you can stop by and grab a brochure to get an overview of our new NStep Rehabilitation program. We cannot wait to have our first patient!

We are grateful and blessed to be part of Clay County. We could not ask for a better or more supportive community and county.

Have a wonderful week!


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