Dortha Stiles, a former Byng resident who now calls Baptist Village her home, is back after recovering from surgery. Two months ago she suffered a fall resulting in a broken hip. She spent rehab time in Shawnee. Dortha is an excellent cook, and her neighbors say they look forward to the pleasant aromas of fine food again emanating from her kitchen.
Winifred Poague came to live at Baptist Village last week. The former Byng resident had spent several months with her daughter Sharon in North Carolina. She was one of my swimming buddies for several years, and she also attends New Bethel Church. Her sons Larry and Mark did an excellent job furnishing and decorating her apartment in Assisted Living before her arrival. Her little dog, Riley, who now lives with Larry in Colorado, also came for a visit. Riley remembered Winnie and was extremely glad to see her.
Bobbie Vick is at home now after undergoing back surgery. She is pleased with the progress she has made, but she is still having trouble swallowing, and she still suffers from acid reflux.
Ruth Ann Taylor will be Ada’s candidate for Ms. Senior Oklahoma at the State Pageant at 2 p.m. at Rose State College July 13. A retired kindergarten teacher, Ruth Ann always believed learning was accomplished more firmly if all possible senses were utilized by the learner, so she dramatized and used costumes to make history and literature more authentic to young children.
For her talent section of the pageant, she will demonstrate the various characters she impersonates such as Martha Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Johnny Appleseed. Ruth Ann was honored recently by State Retired Educators as Volunteer of the Year for more than 500 hours she has spent making learning come alive for youngsters.
Freda Flatt is currently in rehab at Valley View Hospital as a result of a broken hip she suffered last week. Freda’s husband, Bob Flatt, is a resident of the Veterans Center at Ardmore, and Freda had taken him out for a visit. They were returning to the Center when Bob stumbled and fell, pulling Freda down with him. Bob was unhurt, but Freda, falling on the marble floor, sustained a broken hip. She had surgery in Ardmore but was transferred to Ada last Tuesday.