The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1996 · Page 14
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B4 SUNDAY. JANAURY 28, 1996 LIFE THE SALINA JOURNAL Mr. and Mrs. W. Eyler Holt Holts mark their diamond date ABILENE — Friday, Jan. 26, was the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. Eyler Holt, 304 N.E. 12th, Abilene, KS 67410. Mrs. Holt is the former Lillian M. Seely. There was no formal reception, but cards and visits are welcome. The couple also were honored with a family dinner Saturday at the Kirby House. Hosts were the honorees' three living children, and their families: Bill and Geraldine Kohman of Hope, Walter E. and Sally Holt of Abilene and Gary C. Holt of Missoula, Mont. A daughter, Marilynn Kay, died in infancy. There are six grandsons and two great-grandchildren. The Holts exchanged wedding vows Jan. 26,1936, in Clay Center and lived and farmed for many years near rural Center before moving to Abilene. They are retired. T SENSE FOR SENIORS 80th birthday for Belva Morgan CONCORDIA — Today is the 80th birthday of Belva Morgan of Norway. A family dinner is planned at the Concordia home of her step- granddaughter, Kari Champlin, and her family. The honoree has three stepchildren: Sharon Morgan of Scandia; Sue Dawson of Columbus, Ohio, and Richard Morgan of Dallas. There are 10 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Born Belva Doyen Jan. 28,1916, she lived near Ames until marrying Bill Brewer and moving to Norway. After Brewer's death, she wed John E. Morgan of Concordia. Mrs. Morgan works full-time as postmistress in Norway, a position she has held for 41 years. MRS. MORGAN Anniversaries are published in the Sunday edition. The deadline is noon Thursday. Forms are available at The Journal office, 333 S. Fourth, detailing all information the staff needs to write the announcement. Pictures (of couples married 50 years or more) should be 3-by 5-inch black and white glossy prints. Snapshots will not be accepted. Myrtle Bivin turns 105 CONCORDIA — In celebration of the 105th birthday of Myrtle Bivin, 620 Second Avenue, Concordia, KS 66901, an open house is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Sunset Home where she lives. Hosts are her friends and family. Born Myrtle Peterson Jan. 29, 1891, she has been a rural Concordia resident most of her life, taught school for 12 years and was Cloud County clerk from 1923 through 1941. She married Warren Bivin in 1947; he died in 1960. Mrs. Bivin lived on a farm with her nephew, Otto Hall, until his death in 1994, then moved to Sunset Home. All friends and relatives are invited to Her birthday observance. Ruby observance slated for Yagers The three sons of Salinans Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yager, 334 Yale, are to honor their parents with a 2 to 4 p.m. 40th wedding anniversary open house Feb. 4 at the United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush. Entertaining for all friends and relatives will be Gary, 229 S. 10th; Rick of Littleton, Colo., and Jeff of Wichita. There are three grandchildren. Yager and the former Shirley McDaniel were wed Jan. 15,1956, in Concordia and since have lived in Salina, Manhattan, Junction City and Great Bend. They have been Salina residents for 26 years. Yager retired from Payless Cashways. The couple request no gifts. Florence Franklin to observe her 90th birthday Complaint with nursing home? Try first to discuss it Hillsboro nursing home defends its quality of care to the elderly Several weeks ago I answered a letter from a woman who was worried about a relative in a nursing home. She complained especially about a "bad smell." I gave her the standard information about how to report a nursing center" concern, completely jumping over the steps of talking with the nursing center personnel first. I received a well-deserved reply from a nursing * home in Hillsboro, Kan., and I want to share it with you. It certainly represents the other side of the story and the points are well-made. Reader's response "I was very disappointed in your response to a reader's concern for her loved one's care. The reader said there was a 'bad smell,' and you assumed there was gross negligence occurring and gave details on how to report the BETTY GIBB Kansas Senior Press Service nursing home to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Sometimes wound infections, cancers, or other physical reasons cause odor. Sometimes it is poor hygiene by an elderly person who will not accept assistance from staff because of pride and a desire to keep her own independence. "A better answer to this reader may have been to first consult with the charge nurse on duty. If a satisfactory answer is not achieved, contact the director of nursing, the administrator, etc. "If the problem is still not solved to your approval, the KD- HE is available to investigate improper resident care. Unfortunately, there are some nursing homes who do struggle with maintaining staff and providing good care. The negative image that the media keep perpetuating does not help attract good caring people to our industry. Shame on you for assuming all nursing homes are the same. Please come visit ours, and I'll show you that quality care can be given. It does happen. "Since you are a-representative for senior citizens through your column, please visit some nursing homes in your area (and you're welcome to visit in our area, too). You will find there are some wonderful, caring people in nursing "Sometimes wound infections, cancer or other physical reasons cause odor." Nursing home spokesperson Hillsboro homes delivering quality care to our frail, elderly population. Don't you hope those good people will be in the long-term care industry if you or your loved ones ever move into a nursing home?" Dear Reader: Thanks for writing. I have visited excellent nursing homes in Kansas where I would be pleased to place a mom or sibling. In an attempt to give a quick answer to a complex question, I made the mistake that reporters often do. I gave an oversimplified version of one side. My apologies to excellent nursing facilities and to readers who may have formed an incorrect, negative opinion. If you have a question or comment for "Sensefor Seniors," write to Betty Gibb, Kansas Senior Press Service, 301A S. Clairborne, Olathe, KS 66062. CLOSE OUT Dreamsicles Millpond Camille Beckman Baskets Calendars Laura's Attic Sarah's Attic Ebony Duncan Sisters and Friends Royale Selected Angels, Santas & Much More! While supplies last. Newly Received! Boyd's Bears Harbour Lights Mouse Tales & More All Weather Roads, 1-35 1st McPherson Exit, Left to First Comer. Follow The Signs For All Your Decorating Needs it . 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