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    Love at first kiss

    In celebration of February, the month of love, we have a resident love story that has stood the test of time.Claudia and J Mann met as young students at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla., in 1944.“We were having a Sadie Hawkins Day at the college where boys and girls run on the football field. The boys were going through a line and I was putting lipstick on them as they came by,” said Claudia. “J’s face was as red as fire.   Read More...

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    Art Bloomer receives “Life Master” designation

    After 65 years of playing bridge, resident Art Bloomer recently achieved one of the game’s highest honors by earning the title of “Life Master.” Art reached the milestone during a tournament held on a cruise ship in December.“The pro that ran the tournament had a post-tournament celebration where they give out awards to people who achieved a new level, and I got a trophy,” said Art.The title of Life Master is reserved for those who play a specific form of the game c...  Read More...

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    Visit to the New Advanced Learning Library

    After much anticipation, residents of Wichita Presbyterian Manor were treated to private tours of the new Advanced Learning Library by Director of Wichita Public Libraries, Cynthia Berner, and some of her staff. Residents got an in-depth look at beautiful open, airy spaces throughout the building.The library is now home to state-of-the-art electronics and an assortment of devices for taking the library into the future of technology. A 16-screen, 16-by 9-foot digital monitor located in the pavili...  Read More...

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    Margot Harling danced her way around the world

    Resident Margot Harling was born in New York, in November 1932, one of four daughters of a Presbyterian minister and a homemaker.Margot began ballet lessons at the age of eight. In high school, she travelled to New York City to continue ballet classes at various schools, where she gained strength and endurance. After graduation, she joined Radio City Music Hall Ballet for nine months.   Read More...

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    On a mission: Resident Evelyn Calderwood’s teaching career in Pakistan

    At the age of 25, resident Evelyn Calderwood and her husband Don were given an opportunity of a lifetime.“We were asked by the mission board of the Presbyterian church to go to Pakistan for five years and start a school for the children of missionaries. I don’t think we had an original plan. We were just going to do it and see how it turned out,” said Evelyn.They stayed for 34 years.   Read More...

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    Celebrating our mothers

    Ever since Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, we’ve celebrated our mothers with a day dedicated just for them—the second Sunday in May. Here are some special memories staff and residents have shared about their moms and grandmothers.“My mom always came to my high school cross country meets to cheer for me and my teammates.   Read More...

  • Women made a difference

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  • Resident is a Wheaties Girl for life

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