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United Presbyterian Home News

Jul 14, 2017

Wayne and Nadene Brown enjoyed some exciting evenings last week as their grandson Jarrett Brown of Ainsworth, raced in the July 3 Special at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. He placed first in the IMCA Modified Feature and went on to win the Twenty Lap Feature at Farley Speedway at West Liberty Saturday night. After the races on Saturday, fans and family were treated to homemade ice cream to celebrate Jarrett’s 16th birthday. Jarrett is the son of Brad and Nancy Brown and has a sister, Jalynn.

Ruth Zehr was accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Joann Lee Zehr to the Zehr family reunion and picnic at the Community Hall in Agency, Sunday, July 9. Family members enjoyed an afternoon of good food and reminiscing.

Pat Bagley’s nephew and wife, Dean and Natasha Sheetz, along their 7-year-old son Nicholas visited on Tuesday. Dean taught college in Dubai for 17 years and is now relocating to the states, possibly in Texas. Natasha is from Russia and doesn’t care to live where it snows. Dean has always made it a priority to visit family in the states on a regular basis and Pat visited Dean and Natasha in 2008 while they lived in Dubai.

Kids in the summer day care program have been busy raising money for summer activities while having fun. They offered car washes Friday in the parking lot east of Kerr Hall where they washed cars from 10 a.m. until noon while keeping cool in the otherwise unbearable heat. Owners of the shiny vehicles report that the kids did a very professional cleaning job.

The United Presbyterian Home’s Longest Day Team to End Alzheimer’s held a fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch Monday evening thanks to the business owners. Captains Pat Jenkins, Melva Mineart, Lois Swank, Dorothy White and Amy Kleese bused tables using their tip money plus 10 percent of the night’s proceeds donated by Pizza Ranch to add to the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Kerr Hall residents gathered for lunch on Tuesday at Unc & Neph’s. The social gathering was organized by Betty Gipple and Dean and Shirley Garrett.

Spiritual Life Director, Andrew Zuehlke held a children’s sing-along in the Health Center Wednesday afternoon where the adults could enjoy the fun music of On Top of Spaghetti and the Camp Granada Song. Andrew’s music provides wonderful entertainment for people of all ages.

Health Center residents baked chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookies Wednesday evening.

A large crowd of residents and guests attended the Campus Breakfast on Thursday morning. This is a popular event held each month with a buffet of breakfast items both sweet and savory.

Classics Et Cetera for July 13, included the overture to “L’Infedeltà delusa” by Franz Joseph Haydn; “Morning Mood” from “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” by Edvard Grieg; Romance No. 1 for Violin & Orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven; “There’s No Business Like Show Business” from “Annie Get Your Gun” by Irving Berlin; 2nd Movement of Symphony No. 9 (“Great”) by Franz Schubert; “They’re Off,” galop by Fred Jewell

When Franz Schubert (1797-1828) died at the age of only 31, his hundreds of manuscripts had been given to a dear friend who later entrusted them to Franz’s brother Ferdinand. No one seemed to understand their value. A few were published, but the larger works were left on the shelf. Then, visiting in Vienna on New Year’s Day, 1837, Robert Schumann (1810-1856), after stopping at the graves of Beethoven and Schubert, called on Ferdinand and was shown great stacks of Schubert manuscripts. Awed by their inestimable value, he started opening the treasures of Schubert’s music to the world.

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