Top 3 pumpkins from our pumpkin decorating contest.
Resident Costume first place winner Connie S.

Greetings from “the Home” front

WOW! What a wonderful surprise we had last week when the staff from MPCG did a reverse trick or treat at LMH.  I know you probably saw their pictures in last week’s Tribune but we would sincerely like to thank them for stopping by LMH and Sun Center to deliver candy treats to the residents.  Your costumes were awesome and brought smiles to everyone’s faces.  Thanks again for thinking of us!

It has been a busy week here at “The Home” … on Monday the residents helped frost sugar cookies in preparation for our Halloween Party on Tuesday.  Monday night the Jet Set residents met in the activity room to enjoy a homemade chili meal.  Lisa Nelson made bread bowls for the chili and we finished everything off with yummy ice cream.  The Jet Set is a group of residents 70 and under that meet once a month to share a meal together and visit.  Tuesday was Halloween – you should have seen all the fabulous costumes.  Residents participated and so did the staff – what a great turnout we had for our party.  Leonard and Betty Wahl provided music and a good time was had by all!  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Congratulations to our Halloween contest winners: resident was Connie Strand “witch” and staff Julie Winger “It”.  Guessing game winners  Candy Corn: Carol Amb, Kathy Gangelhoff and Edith Lundstom, Eyes: Cathy Holweger and Marcus Dale, and Pom PomsL Bev Basol and Laura Ewert.
We raised over $ 94 with votes for the best pumpkin.  There were several entries on display in the lobby – the grand prizewinners were: Staff first place Deb Sletten, Second place Juilie Johnson and 3rd place Janet Nielson. Resident grand prize winner was Gary Volk. Congratulations and thank you all who participated.

Wednesday (November 1st already!) started out with Choir in the morning and crafts in the afternoon. The residents made a “Thankful Tree” listing things they were thankful for on colored leaves and then putting them on a tree branch.    The SOS Students from Mayville State were here Thursday morning to play board games with our residents.  We had pretty nails and happy ½ hour in the afternoon.  After church on Friday there was a Farewell Party for Jackie Krailing, our social worker.   We all wish you the best of luck, Jackie, in your new position with Traill County Social Service – but we sure are going to miss you!  Stop in and keep in touch.  There is Bingo on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the activity room, plus Kaffee Hus from 2-3:30 in the dining room.  Our Saturday Movie Matinee is World Class Whitetails – this is a hunting/trophy movie that most of you hunters will enjoy.

Next week we start out with newscurrents in the morning and kitchen cappers in the afternoon.  There is Sit & Be Fit on Tuesday and Rhythm Band with the MSU SOS class in the afternoon.  The residents will learn fun facts about turkeys on Wednesday morning and then will be making a Thank You card in the afternoon.  On Thursday some of our veterans will be going to MPCG for their Veterans Program and the Valley Music Makers will be giving a concert in our chapel at 4 p.m.  Friday there is church in the morning and then we will be having our own Veterans Program at  2p.m. in the dining room.  There will be lunch following the program.

We have three resident birthdays next week –Ivy Harstad and Arda Jacobsen celebrate their birthdays on November 7th.  So does Sun Center resident Donna Wilke whose birthday is also November 7th.   Staff member Sheila Rustvang has a birthday November 8th and Linda Knudsvig has hers on November 10th.  Happy Birthday to all of you and enjoy your special day!

Our sincere sympathy to the friends and family of Doris Martinson who passed away October 25th.  Doris enjoyed coffee time, musical events and visiting with residents and staff.  Rest in Peace Doris.

Until next time and thought for the week… your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn …