BEAUTIFUL BIRDS

Josephine Dowell, R.N. with her late husband, Dr. J. Larry Dowell, M.D.—a specialist in family medicine, moved to Maranatha Village (MV) in 2013.

Josephine was the Director of Nursing at Springfield Hospital back in the 50s.  She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University 70 years ago this year and was featured in an article in the MSU Southwest Standard “70 Years a Bear” in last fall’s Homecoming edition.

L. Jonathan Dowell, Ph.D., visiting from New Mexico, enjoys sharing his hobby of bird photography with his mother, Josephine. Some of Jonathan’s photos taken of birds in MV are featured below. His other bird photos can be viewed at http://www.instagram.com/SnowyEgretPhotography

Jonathan’s favorite photo from MV is this mated pair of Red-Bellied
Woodpeckers calling to one another at the top of a snag
just south of MV lake.

Northern Cardinal—a familiar species also in the Ozarks all year long. 

One of a flock of 150 Cedar Waxwings in a single tree at the side of the road north of MV Community Center.  

COOKOUT

The annual Maranatha Village indoor cookout was a happy experience for residents. The Administration provided the grilled hamburgers and bratwurst and watermelon—the

NEW ARRIVALS

Maranatha Village resident Bob Rosen’s pictures capture the new arrivals in a priceless pose. Mother Kate watches her two-day old baby swans

GOOD CITIZENS

Casting one’s ballot is the mark of a good citizen. Maranatha Village retirement community encourages all residents to be involved in civic

Offering Seniors Security and a Home

“Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture” Psalm 37:3

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