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Residents enjoy the outdoors are Waldron Nursing Center
What a wonderful outing Waldron Nursing Center residents had to go fishing at the annual fishing day held at Greenhurst Nursing Center in Charleston, AR. Each year Greenhurst host a fishing day for all of the Social Service and Activity Directors from different nursing homes in the district II area to bring their residents to socialize with one another and do some serious fishing in the beautiful lake that is in front of their nursing home.  There were eight different nursing homes represented besides Waldron Nursing Center at the fishing day. There was Valley Springs-Van Buren, Greenhurst-Charleston, Fianna Hills-Fort Smith, Pink Bud-Greenwood, Mercy Crest Assisted living-Barling, Crawford County-Van Buren, River Valley-Fort Smith and Chapel Ridge also Fort Smith. Going with our group was Paulette Boyce, Janis Hull, Hattie Thomas, John Clopton, Jimmy Mize,- with daughter Beverly Mize and granddaughter-Stephanie Morris, Paul Davis-with wife Chris and grandson-Paul,  Dianne Brenna, Nellie Faria, and Judy Cheesman- with  daughter Karen Holbrook , Staff assisting besides myself was Alex Carter-Activity Assistant and driving the small van, Bonnie Thompson driving the big van, Michael Beyard driving the company truck with the wheelchairs, fishing poles and other supplies we needed, Nurse Amber Barker.



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We earn people’s thanks and appreciation when we volunteer to help others even though we don’t expect anything in return.



The Forester Herald: Memories of Forester
The Herald will be bringing it's readers a two part story /'Memories Of Forester", by Powell Phillips, who's life began at Forester.
He refers to his story as “A few snippits from his memory.”
I, and others of Forester, call them "treasures!"




The Forester Herald: Memories of Forester
The Herald will be bringing it's readers a two part story /'Memories Of Forester", by Powell Phillips, who's life began at Forester.
He refers to his story as “A few snippits from his memory.”
I, and others of Forester, call them "treasures!"




Earth News: Population and Environment
Continuing our review on how our waste stream affects our health and life spans.




Senate’s Return to Regular Order Benefits Arkansas
Washington has a spending problem, and the Senate is reining it in as it returns to regular order by passing annual appropriations bills.
 Following the process and crafting each bill in committee allows all senators to play an active role. By offering amendments and engaging in debate on the Senate floor, good bills are made better.  
 We’ve made progress by passing multiple Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriation’s bills this month. The first of which, the FY17 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, marked the earliest Senate approval of a stand-alone appropriations measure in more than 40 years, and we’re continuing that momentum.
 The Senate recently passed the FY17 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill jointly with the FY17 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.
Congress has a basic responsibility to determine how we spend hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Debating and passing appropriations bills provides accountability and reduces wasteful spending. I’m pleased to support this regular order because it offers all Senators a voice to address concerns that are important to their constituents.




State Capitol Week in Review
The legislature convened in a special session called by the governor to address highway funding needs.
The governor’s call has 12 items in addition to highway funding. Senate Bill 10, at 105 pages, is easily the longest bill under consideration. It would terminate a list of task forces, commissions and study groups that are no longer in operation and place the Arkansas History Commission under the state Heritage Department.
Several measures are of particular interest to educators, for example, SB 14 would postpone for this school year the use of standardized tests to designate schools as being in academic distress. The impetus for the bill is that this will be the third consecutive year that a different standardized test will be administered to Arkansas students.
Schools can come off of the academically distress list, but they won’t be put on the list based on result of tests taken in the 2016-2017 school year.




Class of 1955 reunion plans are set
Class of 1955 - put it on your calendar, our annual reunion is next week, June 9 through 12.  Our plans are very similar to many of our other yearly reunions we have had in Waldron - we eat at the same excellent places with great hosts/hostesses, and stay at an equally nice motel. Waldron is very fortunate to have these establishments and we thank them for always being there for us.  
We begin our reunion with a dinner at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Charbroiler and visiting afterwards at Southern Nights Motel. 




Free zoo admissions offered to Blood Donors – June 4
Free Zoo Admissions Offered to Blood Donors – June 4
 May 23, 2016 – Free Tulsa Zoo admissions await blood donors Saturday, June 4, at an Arkansas Blood Institute summer blood drive. It will occur at Walmart Waldron from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Donors will experience the incredible satisfaction of saving as many as three local lives with just one donation!  Each donor will receive a voucher, redeemable for two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a T-shirt, featuring the Zoo’s otters. 
“Summer is a time for fun, including visits to the Zoo,” said Terry Ridenour, vice president, eastern division, Arkansas Blood Institute, “but first, we can ease concerns for those in our area who rely on blood donors by taking just an hour to give.”




Local residents graduate from UAMS
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) awarded certificates and degrees today to 1,002 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.
Diplomas were presented to 163 in the College of Medicine; 304 in the College of Nursing; 113 in the College of Pharmacy; 61 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health; 72 in the Graduate School; and 289 in the academic programs that make up the College of Health Professions.




Pollard to represent Waldron at Congress of Future Medical Leaders
Lacey Pollard 9th Grade student at Waldron High School received a letter of nomination for academic recognition as a delegate representing Waldron High School and the State of Arkansas at the congress of future medical leaders to be half June 25, 26, and 27, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Congress of Future Medical Leaders is a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students dedicated to the service of humanity through medicine.




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