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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year everyone.  Best wishes to all of you

Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas at Leisure World

Nine tables with anywhere from 17 to 21 at each table was set for Christmas dinner at the Leisure World rec. hall.  Several residents had family come in to share the day with them.  A special thanks to all those who helped to make this day possible, and a special thanks to management for the turkey's and ham for each table.  We did not go back for "seconds" in the evening, but take home boxes were offered to all for an evening meal.  Shut-in's were also taken care of.
A special thanks to Bob Thompson who made the announcements and gave the blessing.

An abundance of food on each food table, no more room for anything else.  Scott is enjoying the feast.


Lloyd Walker (with his back to you) felt honored to have his daughter and son-in-law (middle of picture) with him for Christmas dinner.   Hope all had a wonderful Christmas with their friends and families.

Leisure World Chapel: Joys and Concerns


   Ralph Klenke and family whose grandson was killed in Afghanistan last week in the suicide bomber attack.

   Phyllis Keeney who fell and broke her arm.

   Bob Johnson, Pastor Belchers son in law, who is having surgery in Bangkok Thailand on his nose for Basil Cell Cancer.

   Mary Gainers family in N W Mississippi who suffered extreme tornado damage. Her cousin is hospitalized with serious injuries and this cousins daughter was killed.

  Dave Slater was hospitalized with fluid on his lungs. He is home and recovering.

   Joe Nichols passed away, prayers for his family.

   Beth Statons great grandnephew who was born a month ago with spina bifida and has contracted mersa.


   Brooke Jones for continued health to go into surgery in March.

   Michelle Boven as she receives cancer treatments.

   Jason Keesy who is hospitalized with a flesh eating disease and PTSD.

Sunday, December 27, 2015


A sincere "thank you" to our family and friends in Leisure World for all your prayers, thoughts, cards and concerns due to Trudy's accident on November 17th and Larry's illness on December 11th, 2015.
Larry came home from the hospital on December 16th and Trudy from the rehab center on December 18th. This was Trudy's Christmas Prayer and it was granted.  Another example of "Prayer is Powerful".
Our family and friends are such a good support system and along with the good care we received from the hospital and rehab center, we are able to be home and help each other.
Our daughter, Teresa Hunter, drove down from Waconia, MN. to help us for a week, she was a blessing to have with us.
We appreciate our family and friends so much.
We wish everyone a Very Happy and Healthy New year of 2016.
God Bless Everyone

Trudy and Larry Hauserman

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Are there any pictures from Christmas dinner. I enjoy seeing any and all pictures since I cannot be there. Thank you

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Sunday Night Entertainment will begin in the Rec Hall on
December 27th with Dixon Company entertaining.  The Dixon's
are a couple from Canada who have entertained in the Valley
for several years.  They are a popular group with the Winter
Texans, performing Classic Country and a few Rock and Roll
numbers.  The Dixons have a Bass Player and a Steel Guitar

Cindi Dixon was number 8 on the European charts several years
ago.  Show Time is 7PM to 9PM with a $5.00 per person at the

Our schedule has changed for the month of January due to two

January 3rd we will have The Chamberlin's with Southern
Express.  This group is replacing Denim and Diamonds who
have canceled all shows in the Valley this season.  Mary
Chamberlin was Female Vocalist three consecutive years
in the 70's in Oklahoma and holds the destinction of being
Oklahoma's first Female Entertainer of the year.  She has a
 powerful voice and has also entertained in Branson and
Nashville.  Don't miss her. Admission is $5.00 per person

January 10th The BJ Brothers will entertain us with a Tribute
to Elvis and a Tribute to The Everly Brothers and hilarious 
comedy.  This Duo is replacing The Punches Family who
 have decided to not return to the Valley this season. $6.00 pp.

January 17th the Cook Brothers, Valley Residents who many of
you know.  These two have businesses in the area and have work
for many Leisure World residents.  One runs a computer service
and the other has a carpet cleaning service.  They entertain evenings
and week-ends.  Admission $5.00 per person.

Mama's Wranglers will be back in Leisure World January 24th. 
Admission will be $6.00 per person at the door.

January 31 Southern Anthem will be performing in Leisure World.
This is a Blue Grass family group consisting of the Mother and
three children.  Their harmony is a delight to hear.  $6.00pp.

We look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday Nights.  Ice
Cream is served for .50 cents a dip by Delphine Peterson.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Leisure World Chapel: Joys and Concerns


David Vermeulen asked for prayers for Blair Patiences mother who fell and is hospitalized. She is 94.


Brooke Jones,  Mary Gainers granddaughter in law.

Michelle Boven,  Alice Cockerills daughter.

Jason Keesy,  Beth Statons student.


Shelley Grandstaff had ablation surgery, is home and doing well.

The beautiful Nativity Set that is displayed on the piano in the hall was donated to the
Leisure World Association by David Vermeulen. Thank you Dave.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lreisure World Chapel - Joys and Concerns

Trudy and Larry Hauserman are now both at home - doing well, but will be having some in-house therapy for awhile. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The card room

Games aren't the only activity we use the card room for.  Someone had a birthday who plays games with different groups, so we had to surprise Mary Bass with a few "funny" cards for a good laugh.  Mary had a birthday on Monday, December 14th.
No this is not Mary in the picture.  Just one of the many cards she got to open. 
Also this summer someone sent a birthday cake to Stan (not really), but the package was returned, therefore Stan received a German Cake which he had to share with Mary for her birthday. 
Stan, the knife is for cutting cake, not licking the frosting off....

Leisure World Chapel - Joys and Concerns

Trudy Hauserman gets to go home on Friday from re-hab.  She says Yippee...  She can walk now, but has to be careful.  Will have to have some in-house therapy for about three weeks.  Larry Hauserman was released from the hospital on Wednesday, but this morning had some severe back pain, so back to the hospital.  Will know more later.

Illinois Breakfast

Thanks to Helen Mott for organizing the first breakfast this season for the Leisure World Illinois/Indiana residents.  On December 17th, there were seventeen who enjoyed the food and had a great time visiting.  Watch the sign-up sheet in the rec hall for the next Illinois/Indiana breakfast.  Sign up and come join us, after all what better thing to do then to go out for a good meal...

Around the table - Snowden, Hukel, Langman, Connett, Mott, Babcock, Cantu, Lewis, Herbig & Marriner.
How about that, our photographer finally got in a picture....
Dick Babcock is patiently waiting for his meal... There was a little mix up, Langman got "A" meal and started eating, but realized he had Dick's meal.  So they tried to give Dick Babcock Langman's meal, but it  was too spicy, so Helen (who had received two eggs over easy) gave her meal to Dick, and when they finally switched toast to their liking, all was happy and full...  And all left with a smile and a full tummy...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Leisure World Chapel

Leisure World Chapel Choir is growing every week.  Come and join us in singing beautiful hymns or just come and enjoy the music.
Leisure World Chapel enjoyed fellowship after the service Sunday with a coffee celebrating Pastor Belchers birthday which is Dec 16th.  Happy Birthday Pastor BelcherMary Ferguson also in picture.
Article written by Mary and pictures taken by Linda Belcher

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Leisure World Chapel: Joys and Concerns


Prayers for:

Larry Hauserman hospitalized with blood clots in lung and leg.
Stryl Little's sister in law Jeanette Little passed away. Prayers for daughters Linda, Connie and Pam.
Yvonne Grimmius who had a pacemaker put in last Thursday. Is home a doing well.
Shelley Granstaff who will have ablation surgery Thursday Dec. 18th
Matt Statter, grandson of a friend of Marj Herbig, who has been in a coma since Nov.
Was injured in a tractor/auto accident.
Bob Sheets, son of Jan Sheets, did not have surgery. Tests indicate the carcinoma can be treated with radiation.
Family of Darrel Harms, park resident who passed away last week after a lengthy illness.


Prayers for:

Jason Keesy, student of Beth Staton, is improving.
Brooke Jones, granddaughter in law of Mary Gainer, is improving. Indications are she will be able to have surgery in March.
Michelle Boven, daughter of Alice Cockerill, continues with treatment for cancer.
Trudy, Bev and Donnie, siblings of Phyllis Connett who are all in recovery from medical problems.


Pastor Charles Belcher birthday is We'd. Dec 16th. We wish him a great day and blessings in the year ahead.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Linda and Rodney Crouse with Don Barnard in the middle.  Don and Rodney
are lead guitarist and bass guitarist for the jam.  They along with Red
Merryman have played for the jam from the beginning.  They have
been very dependable.  Musicians do not get paid, they do it for
the love of God and music to praise Him.
Scotty and Shirley Marriner are once again this year taking care of
the sound for the jam. 
Kay Bullard, Phyllis Connett, Carolyn Cornelious (CC) and Mary Gainer
are shown here with the cookies they carefully arranged and set out for
everyone attending the gospel jam.
Stan Gainer is host of the gospel jam.  Visiting guest jammer from Heritage
Square in Mission waits her turn to sing.  Leah Knight.

Joyce Fratt and LaDonna Spear visit with Mary Gainer before
the gospel jam.  Jayce and LaDonna are visiting jammers who
attend various jams throughout the valley that the Gainers attend.
Galeon and Mary McQueary Leisure World resident

The first Gospel Jam of the 2015-2016 season was held Sunday Dec 6th.  I would like to
Thank everyone who helped with the jam.  Thank You to Kay, Phyllis and CC for
taking care of the kitchen.  Thank You to Bob Bullard for serving the drinks. 
Thank You to Dick Connett for making the tea and coffee and
a big Thank You to Dick for taking the pictures.  Thank You to Donis
Hanrahan, Yvonne Grimmius, Carolyn Cornelious, Jeanette Greve-Thompson,
Phyllis Connett, Mary Ferguson, and Mary Gainer for donating the cookies and bars.


Saturday, December 12, 2015


Trudy Hauserman still in re-hab from her fall.  On the 14th, she will start to put pressure on her left foot and go from there.  In the mean time Larry Hauserman fell in his drive way.  Neighbor came home and found him, now in the hospital with blood clots in upper part of lung. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Georgia Misamore is having aortic surgery Dec 14


Just a little donkey,
but on my back I bore
The one and only Savior
the world was waiting for.
Just a little donkey,
but I was strong and proud--
I gladly carried Mary
through the chaos of the crowd.
I brought her to a stable
where she made a tiny bed...
A place for Baby Jesus
to lay his little head.
I pray the world remembers
that special Christmas night
when just a little donkey
carried Heaven's Precious Light.
          --Rita S. Beer
I received this verse from a very dear friend Linda, and thought it was worth sharing.  May each and everyone of you have a Blessed Christmas.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Leisure World Chapel:Joys and Concerns

Prayer Requests

Rayma Bitters.    Friend and neighbor Bernie Ruth has passed away. Was injured in a fall a couple of weeks ago.

Marj Herbig.    Neighbors Peter and Leslie Dobbs were in a car accident traveling home to Canada.

Jan Sheets.    Prayers for her son Bob who has a carcinoma on his neck and is having surgery Dec 9th.

LeRoy Garrels.     Prayers for friends Wayne Arp family who were in a car accident and son was killed.

Beth Staton.     Prayers for former student Jason Keesy who is battling a bacterial disease which is eating at his body.

Jeanette Greve/Thompson.     Prayers for brother-in-law Hank Greve who is  hospitalized with a blood clot.

Alice Cockerill.    Prayers for daughter Michelle Boven who is still undergoing treatments for cancer.

             Ongoing Prayer Need

Prayers for Mary Gainers grand daughter-in-law Brook Jones.

Phyllis Connett.   Sister Trudy is improving.  Brother Donnie is home, but has a long way to go.  Sister Bev  is taking one day at  a time.

               In Praise

Betty Dixon is thankful for all the prayers, concerns and help they received after the flood. Is grateful it wasn't worse.

Alice Cockerill appreciated all the cards and concerns when she went home last spring.

Bob Thompson.  Oldest son in pulpit today for first time

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Our Hero Turns 93

On December 4, 2015, several Leisure World residents gathered at the Riverside to help Lloyd Walker celebrate his 93rd birthday.  In the picture below Lloyd is saying "Yippee" - if I can stay at 93 and get a kiss from the ladies, I will do this every day....  And beside him Mary says - sure you would...
We all felt that we were the lucky ones to get to celebrate a birthday with our Leisure World friend Lloyd.  Happy Birthday Lloyd.


I think all the guys were jealous that they didn't get a kiss, but all had a great time.


A team of five Red Hat Ladies (Phyllis Connett, Carolyn Cornelious, Mary Gainer, Yvonne Grimmius, and Joannie Miller) got their heads together and started planning for the Red Hat Christmas party for December 3, 2015.  In the spring of 2015, Phyllis, Mary and Joannie started making bell necklaces, and Mary started shrinking Styrofoam cups for the little table hats.  Shopping took place to purchase decorations and the ideas, and preparing kept going.  Phyllis started on the computer work thinking of games, making place mats and printing items, while back in Indiana Carolyn was making neat prizes to hand out.  Yvonne volunteered to make "cookies" (she made 100), while Joannie was working on the Christmas tree...  All got their heads together and all was involved in making up the meal.  And then the day came to see about 36 red hat ladies walking through the door at the rec. hall.  The admission was to bring one non-perishable item, which was donated to the Aurora House (a hospice home on 18th street).  A couple of "hubbies" got involved in making tea, coffee, some handy work and setting up tables.  At 11:00 AM, the fun started with a welcome by Mary, then Joannie and Phyllis followed with games while Carolyn and Yvonne kept busy in the background.  All who attended was awarded for their "smarts" with bells to hang around their neck and magnet snowmen.  Exchange of gifts took place.  One person cannot do this along and we felt we had a great team working together to pull this off.  We were pleased to see all having a great time.  Queen Connie spoke as the gathering came to a close.  Thanks to Pat LaFoe who delivered the "goods" to the Aurora House.