Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dad’s WWII love letters give a glimpse into a forgotten past

Hidden in the attic were tales of war and sacrifice, love and resilience

By Lauren Stiller Rikleen for Next Avenue

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Stiller, right, with his commanding officer outside their tent.

It is always fun to read about other peoples’ attic discoveries of valuable art or historic artifacts. It is very different altogether to be the one to make such a find.

As I was moving an innocuous plastic container out of the way, I decided to see READ MORE

Rolla Presbyterian Manor honored

Ann Caudill, executive director, center, accepts an Emerald Certificate from Bruce Shogren, chief executive officer, left, and Bill Taylor, chief operations officer, right, of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Rolla Presbyterian Manor was recognized for achieving a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and meeting financial performance and marketing goals.

Ann Caudill, executive director, center, accepts an Emerald Certificate from Bruce Shogren, chief executive officer, left, and Bill Taylor, chief operations officer, right, of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. Rolla Presbyterian Manor was recognized for achieving a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and meeting financial performance and marketing goals.

Rolla Presbyterian Manor received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2015, July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

The recognition came through PMMA’s new Emerald Awards Program, designed READ MORE

Allen Teal, Rolla Presbyterian Manor chaplain

Allen Teal, Rolla Presbyterian Manor chaplain

By Allen Teal, Rolla Presbyterian Manor chaplain

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater.” READ MORE

5 ways to make sure your parents are safe in bad weather

You can’t control Mother Nature, but certain precautions are important

By Jasmine Dyoco for Next Avenue

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Lately, it seems our headlines have been filled with stories about Mother Nature wreaking havoc on our surroundings. From horrible flooding to fast-spreading wildfires to monster hurricanes, weather and the damage it causes is putting human lives READ MORE