At the nursing home
BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE
Two members of the Cimarron Memorial Nursing Home community will be celebrating birthdays during the month of June. Please join with facility staff in wishing each of these special people a “Happy Birthday”.
George Twombly will be 104 on June 18. He was born just outside Joplin, MO. He later lived in Kansas before moving to Lonewolf, OK in 1902. At age 16, he herded cattle in Baca County. Mr. Twombly had three younger brothers and a younger sister. He had seven children, thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. He will have a party in the gazebo at Cimarron Memorial on June 19.
HAPPENINGS AT CIMARRON MEMORIAL
The residents and staff alike at Cimarron Memorial were truly blessed during the month of May with a myriad of activities ranging from Cinco de Mayo to the dedication of the landscaping and memorial walkway.
Cinco de Mayo was celebrated in the gazebo with music by Jose and Teresa Ramos with dancing by staff members Mary Lou Hernandez, Esperanza Hernandez, Maria Ramos, Sandy Witten and Frankie Armstrong. Several residents enjoyed dancing also.
Some members of the HeeHaw cast entertained residents on Mother's Day and a tea was held following the entertainment. Those entertaining were John Smith, Frank Lynch, Kent Witten, Cap Williams, Geno Boyd, Wesley Coats, Cody Camilli, Courtney Shields, Michael Truitt, and Tisa Hanvey.
The week of May 9-15 was National Hospital and Healthcare Week. On the last day, Leann Guymon entertained residents and staff with several beautiful songs The games included parachute toss, hoola hoops, mummy wrap, and pie eating Also attending the event were frequent visitors Rhonda Worm and Nancy David Door prizes from local merchants were given to contest winners. A small gift and a certificate of appreciation were presented to each facility staff member in appreciation of the work done on behalf of residents and patients. Thanks is given to the following merchants, who donated items during Healthcare Week: B and D Supply, aka Radio Shack; Brandt's Garden Center, Images, Pam's, Beth Hathaway, Elizabeth Anne's Salon, Judy's Beauty Salon, Windmill Bakery, Dairy Queen, Finishing Touch, Good News Books and Flowers, No Man's Land Beef Jerky, LaMesa, and Summit Place.
Dwight Odell brought the Boise City Band and Choir to the gazebo for a concert on May 18. Citizens brought their lawn chairs to enjoy the event, which had a good turnout. It is hoped this is only the first concert of many in the gazebo.
The culmination of the month's activities was the long awaited dedication on May 29 of the Memorial Walkway and Landscaping Project, the vision of Eta Alpha Sorority members. The following are sorority members: Frankie Armstrong, Sandra Baird, Coleen Crabtree, Joyce Farmer, Judy Gabriel, Ruby Gore, Sandy Hawkins, Barbara James, Linda Johnson, Marvel Jones, Kathy Parker, Rosie Nall, Sheen Steiner, Elaine Spry, Jan Terry, Pam Thrall, Vickie Turner, and Kay White. The sorority members and their families took care of every last detail of the project, which included the gazebo, sidewalks, trees, flowers, benches and lights. Eta Alpha is the parent sorority of Tau Omega, who also supported the project with monetary donations.
The community took part in the dream by donating many items. The gazebo is a great place for not only residents and staff to enjoy but also for all the community. Scheduling of use of the gazebo for events can be done through social services or the nursing home administrator. The only restriction is no use of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
The facility was thankful to receive memorial donations this month from the following people: Linda and Gene Burns for Hazel Roberts, James Elms, and Nadine Smalts; Bill and Jan Terry for Ozella Powers; Joe and Joyce Farmer for Ozella Powers; Bo and Lois Burkhalter for Roy Baker; Sally Parker for Roy Baker and Ernestine Stevens; and Mrs. Henry Wacker for Roy Baker. The memorials were given to the nursing home activity fund, nursing home landscaping fund, or aviary fund.
Blessings shared by volunteers include piano music by Barbara Tapp and Anita Miller; domino games with Lawrence Snead and Mary Ruth Capansky; devotions and gospel singing with Paul Moses; beautiful flowers and yard work by Judy Gabriel with Boise City Greenhouses; hair salon services by Judy Harkins and Jeanne Lathrop; bingo games with Mildred Cox and the Home Culture Club. Also sharing their time and talents were Dawn Foust, Zona Ottinger, and Tommie Jean Ogston. Frank Francis and Ted Smith entertained residents with their music as did The Blue Grass Boys (Frank Francis, Bob Gayler, Brad James, and Paul Moses). Special thanks also go to Dwight Odell and the high school band and choir.
The staff and residents extend their condolences to the family of Dorothy Walker, who brought much humor and a cheerful attitude to the facility.
Boise City News