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The Patter – February 25th 2024

News & Views from Campus: February 25th – March 2nd

-Cottage Community Center (30D): Tuesday, 430pm: Triple Yahtzee. Wednesday, 1pm: Ponytail Canasta. Thursday, 10am: Coffee Hour, Friday, 1:30pm: Scrabble. Saturday, 1pm: Dominoes.

-New for Cottagers: Our next Ladies Bible Study will be February 26th at 5pm in cottage 30D. Contact Cottager Vickie Larson at 217-440-2205 for more info. We will meet Mondays, every other week, going forward.

-Leap Day is upon us! Plan on attending the Leap Day Event on Thursday at 2pm in the Social Room, and see what fun the Activities Department has in store for us! And speaking of Leap Day…it takes the Earth about 365.242 days to circle around the sun once. Since our calendar only has 365 days, we have to add a day every 4th year to compensate. Also, tradition from England dictates that women are allowed to propose to men on Leap Day! Being born on Leap Day is SUPER rare. The probability of it happening is only 1 in 1,461. For comparison, the probability of being born with 11 fingers or toes is 1 in 500! Also, the first arrest warrants during the Salem Witch trials were issued on February 29th, 1662. All told, they hung 19 suspected “witches”. Not a great day in colonial America…


Happy Birthday

Stacy Fischer(E)                                     02-26     Gary Vallee(E)               03-01

Albert Sohn                                             02-26     Delaney Carroll(E)         03-01

Aaron Mast(E)                                         02-27    William Dorris               03-01   

Lisa Starr(E)                                            02-28    Donna McFadden          03-01   

Elisha Wagner(E)                                    02-29    Paula Perkins                03-01

Weekly Inspiration

“The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.”

~Shirley Maclaine~

Prayer Of The Week

Romas 10:9-10 “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

This week we pray for: All Cottagers & Physical Therapy

My Punny Puns of the Week, Brought to you by Donnie!               

-Did you know, dogs can’t operate MRI machines…but catscan!  

-When I was young, I could play the piano by ear…but now I have to use my hands.

-Why do melons have weddings? Because they cantaloupe!  

-Air for your tires used to be free at the gas station, and now it’s $1.50. You know why? Inflation!  

-What do you get out of a pampered cow? Spoiled milk!

-What rock group has four members that don’t sing? Mount Rushmore!

Activity Calendar Games, Cards, Etc. available in Bartley Family Room

***All schedules are subject to change without notice***

Sunday, February 25th ————————————————    

Salem Church Service & Our Redeemer Lutheran service available for individual viewings

9:00        Worship – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45        Remember When? Game– Social Room

1:00        Sunday Matinee: Crocodile Dundee 2 – Channel 3

Monday, February 26th———————————————-

9:00        Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45        Chair Zumba – Social Room

11:00      Exercise – Channel 3

1:00        Phantom Pups – Channel 3

2:00        Spintopia – Southern Court

6:30        Kennel Club Pet Visits – Social Room

Tuesday, February 27th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 and Chapel

9:45        Pound Class – Channel 3 & Social Room

11:00      Exercise – Channel 3

1:00        The Extraordinary Life of Rosalyn Carter – Channel 3 & Social Room

2:00        Resident Council – Social Room

Wednesday, February 28th———————————————

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Bible Study with Chaplain Josh – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Phantom Pups – Channel 3

1:30       Dominoes – Social Room

6:15       Valentine Bingo w/ LifePoint Bingo Buddies – Social Room

Thursday, February 29th———————————————–

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:30       Rosary – Channel 3 & Chapel

10:00     Catholic Mass – Channel 3 & Chapel

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Movie: Leap Year – Channel 3

2:00       LEAP DAY EVENT – Social Room

Friday, March 1st—————————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:30       Ozzie & Rocky – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Phantom Pups – Channel 3

2:00       Bingo – Social Room

Saturday, March 2nd————————————————–

10:00      David Damm – Channel 3 & Social Room

11:00      Exercise – Channel 3