02010534                                  1                   811144538078021445380780210202015Waldron Nursing Center residents stay active Waldron Nursing Center residents really enjoyed the Blue Grass "Common Thread" band and singers, Harley Vinsant and Jessie Miller of Greenwood, Frank and Janice Webb of Bella Vista, AR., Jerry "Rattler" Walker of Central City, AR., Art Beaty of Muldrow, Oklahoma. Guest with the band, Joyce and Harold Bolton of Mansfield, Alice Miller and Cindy Vinsant of Greenwood, Vickie Walker of Central City, AR., Harold and Marie Walker of Tahlequah, OK.0aWaldron Nursing Center resident Judy Cheesman also sang a special with the group by request. Residents are always excited when they hear of this Blue Grass band coming when it is Turkey Track season and will be looking forward to their return next time.0aOther activities enjoyed this week was Sunday afternoon service with the Winfield Baptist group, Reminiscence with Diane Miller, Cookie making on Monday afternoon with our great cooking resident chefs, Judy Cheesman and Verna Harmon, helping out with stirring up the cookie batter and helping roll the cookies out to get them ready to place in our cookie maker. A large crowd of residents enjoyed the fresh baked cookies right out of the oven as several had gathered in the day room as soon as the smell of fresh baked cookies began rolling down the hallways. Tuesday table crafts with Billie and Marie Payton who came to help the group make some more of the new fad, rubber band bracelets. Marie has been so good to donate us lots of the rubber bands for this craft making as well as other craft projects, she also brought us a variety of art work pages for our group that likes to use the colored pencils, these pictures are often displayed on the art wall so others can see their great talent in completing these art pages. Our Tuesday afternoon activity exercise program with Billie is really growing in size and the residents are thoroughly enjoying it. Bingo was on Wednesday and Friday afternoon with our volunteers Doyle Wayne and Karen helping out along with Joanna Strozier, Barbara Mairel and Pat Morales. Scrap-booking and Friday morning crafts. Marie also donated us some books of colorful card paper to use with making our different craft items. Nail Painting, Movie with popcorn, Singing with the great Singers from Freedom Church. Billie and her family also took some of the residents to the Fall Festival down town on Saturday. Those that went on the outing really enjoyed it. Janis Hull was voted as "Queen Bee" during last weeks Red Hat Busy Bee meeting, we also have some men that have joined the group so we no longer call it the Red Hat ladies meeting as our men also wear red caps during the meeting. Each time they all get a new pin of some kind to add to their hats. Some have so many pins that they have become quiet heavy but they enjoy showing off how long they have been attending the meetings by the number of pins attached.0aWaldron Nursing Center residents really enjoyed the Blue Grass "Common Thread" band and singers, Harley Vinsant and Jessie Miller of Greenwood, Frank and Janice Webb of Bella Vista, AR., Jerry "Rattler" Walker of Central City, AR., Art Beaty of Muldrow, Oklahoma. Guest with the band, Joyce and Harold Bolton of Mansfield, Alice Miller and Cindy Vinsant of Greenwood, Vickie Walker of Central City, AR., Harold and Marie Walker of Tahlequah, OK.0aWaldron Nursing Center resident Judy Cheesman also sang a special with the group by request. Residents are always excited when they hear of this Blue Grass band coming when it is Turkey Track season and will be looking forward to their return next time.0aOther activities enjoyed this week was Sunday afternoon service with the Winfield Baptist group, Reminiscence with Diane Miller, Cookie making on Monday afternoon with our great cooking resident chefs, Judy Cheesman and Verna Harmon, helping out with stirring up the cookie batter and helping roll the cookies out to get them ready to place in our cookie maker. A large crowd of residents enjoyed the fresh baked cookies right out of the oven as several had gathered in the day room as soon as the smell of fresh baked cookies began rolling down the hallways. Tuesday table crafts with Billie and Marie Payton who came to help the group make some more of the new fad, rubber band bracelets. Marie has been so good to donate us lots of the rubber bands for this craft making as well as other craft projects, she also brought us a variety of art work pages for our group that likes to use the colored pencils, these pictures are often displayed on the art wall so others can see their great talent in completing these art pages. Our Tuesday afternoon activity exercise program with Billie is really growing in size and the residents are thoroughly enjoying it. Bingo was on Wednesday and Friday afternoon with our volunteers Doyle Wayne and Karen helping out along with Joanna Strozier, Barbara Mairel and Pat Morales. Scrap-booking and Friday morning crafts. Marie also donated us some books of colorful card paper to use with making our different craft items. Nail Painting, Movie with popcorn, Singing with the great Singers from Freedom Church. Billie and her family also took some of the residents to the Fall Festival down town on Saturday. Those that went on the outing really enjoyed it. Janis Hull was voted as "Queen Bee" during last weeks Red Hat Busy Bee meeting, we also have some men that have joined the group so we no longer call it the Red Hat ladies meeting as our men also wear red caps during the meeting. Each time they all get a new pin of some kind to add to their hats. Some have so many pins that they have become quiet heavy but they enjoy showing off how long they have been attending the meetings by the number of pins attached.0aOur Special Wednesday morning activity of "ring the pumpkin" was reported to be a huge success with Volunteer Joanna assisting Billie with the activity while I was attending the monthly Activity Director's meeting in Fort Smith.0aFrom the photos the residents had quiet a time trying to "ring" the extra large pumpkin. I also saw a few photos of Billie being the pumpkin as residents decided to catch her with the hoop as they played the game. Maybe they were getting in practice for the Halloween season.0aSpeaking of which our hallways are really looking spooky as Billie and her family helpers decorated the hallways, day room and dining room area with all kinds of spooky things. Bonnie and Jessie did some spooky art work on the Nursing Home entrance doors and they really look great. We are definitely all ready for our Treat Giving night on October 31st from 6-8 PM. So bring your "YOUNG" ones out during these hours and get some great treats from our residents who will be waiting outside their room doors to pass out the treats. "Thanks" is also going out to those that have been bringing us bags of candy and money donations to help out with this great event that is so enjoyed by our residents. We have been having in-house fund raisers since last year to also help with the purchase of the bags of candy that we will need to make sure no one leaves without treats. Please keep in mind though that this treat giving is for the "YOUNG" ones throughout the community and that no goodies will be passed out on this night until the doors open at 6 PM for the giving to start.0aOther Thanks goes out to those that have brought in the wonderful paper back books this week for our resident readers. They really get excited when I take books to the rooms for them to choose from or make a visit to the library case located in the day room. You can often see our readers searching out new books there. To Oleta Goodner Lewis who was also in town and stopped by for a personal visit with some of our residents as well as bringing a large number of books for our readers.0aIn closing I still do not have a new Activity Assistant at this writing so maybe by next weeks column I will be able to report on that.0aautoauto1          538pm2 1                2Christine Lees, LSW/ADC      2015102010538                                  1                   812144598510321445985103210272015Scott theater to open FridayWe love the theater and we simply wanted to give back to the community, stated Wade Day in regard to his recent purchase and renovation of the Scott Theater. Wade and his wife, Mandy, purchased the theater in August and have aggressively updated, refurbished, and remodeled the oldest operating theater in the state of Arkansas.0aAs soon as the papers were sign, our contractors were on sight and the work began, shared Wade. According to Wade, an upgrade has been done with the equipment in three major components: the screen, projector, and audio. We could have gotten by with the original screen for a while, but in the long run, it is best that we make the transition now to curtail costs in the future, said Wade. The screen is measured 14X29.0aKeeping with the original structure, the Days made several modifications.We love the theater and we simply wanted to give back to the community, stated Wade Day in regard to his recent purchase and renovation of the Scott Theater. Wade and his wife, Mandy, purchased the theater in August and have aggressively updated, refurbished, and remodeled the oldest operating theater in the state of Arkansas.0aAs soon as the papers were sign, our contractors were on sight and the work began, shared Wade. According to Wade, an upgrade has been done with the equipment in three major components: the screen, projector, and audio. We could have gotten by with the original screen for a while, but in the long run, it is best that we make the transition now to curtail costs in the future, said Wade. The screen is measured 14X29.0aKeeping with the original structure, the Days made several modifications. Some of these modifications include carpet throughout the stage, red and black curtains have been hung throughout the theater while keeping the original sconce lighting, an expanded concession stand and rest rooms, and the addition of a VIP sitting area that overlooks the theater. The seating capacity of the VIP section will be around 25 seat, and the viewers will be able to watch the fils without distractions. We are about three weeks out on the completion of the VIP section, but we feel that will be an option that our customers will enjoy, stated Wade.0aAdditionally, the theater will be heated and cooled by a central unit, and tickets may soon be available for pre-order online.0aOn Friday, Oct. 30, will be the opening night for the theater with the showing of Goosebumps. We look forward in seeing the community come out and celebrate the re-opening of their hometown theater. Tickets will go on sale at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30. Concessions will also be available.