Monette Manor residents compete at Senior Olympics

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Pictured are, from left: staff members - Seth Garrett, Regina Ballard, Robbie Skaggs, Sheena Wagner, Christy Tedder; residents - Mary Lou Cagle, Bertha Decker, Larry Weathers, Clyde Cobbs, Doris Ingram; staff member Kristen Brewer; residents - Vergie Shirley and Zula McCain; staff member Wendy Carpenter; resident Bernice Emery. (photo provided)

Monette Manor residents and staff members attended the 2013 Senior Olympics on July 11 held at the Paragould Community Center.

All participants received ribbons. Residents competing included Mary Lou Cagle, Bertha Decker, Larry Weathers, Clyde Cobbs, Doris Ingram, Vergie Shirley, Zula McCain and Bernice Emery.

Staff members cheering them on were Seth Garrett, Regina Ballard, Robbie Skaggs, Sheena Wagner, Christy Tedder, Kristen Brewer and Wendy Carpenter.

Wendy created the Monette Manor banner using the theme for the event, "Let the Games Begin."

The banner was from the Family Feud game and read: Name the top 8 reasons people choose to live at Monette Manor:

1. Home like atmosphere.

2. Good care.

3. Reputation.

4. 5-Star facility.

5. Activity Department.

6. Excellent food.

7. Therapy Department.

8. Clean facility.

Events for the day included soft putt, discus throw, horse shoe, bean bag toss, wheelchair races, slow and fast dance competition.

Residents bringing home medals and trophies were Clyde Cobbs, first place in wheel chair race, hands and feet; Bernice Emery, first place in soft putt; Virgie Shirley, honorable mention in soft putt; Doris Ingram, third place in horse shoes; and Bertha Decker, honorable mention in horse shoes.

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