We restore hope...one family at a time. Sept. 26, 2016

Autumn is here and the leaves are changing. We thought you'd enjoy a little recipe fitting for the season.

Recipe for Fall Enjoyment

Lots of fishing, hiking, biking
add some floating, boating, & apple bobbing

Don't forget the pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, & bonfires
Mix in some ghost stories & camping trips, too.

Sprinkle with picnics, long drives, & Elephant Rocks,
with a dash of caves, parks, & the changing of the leaves.

All these things make Fall in the Ozarks special!
Get out and enjoy your Fall! 

We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to respond to this email and let us know what you enjoying doing in the Fall. 
On Stage and in the Spotlight!!!

Staff member,  Angela Bullard, will be performing in the upcoming production of   KUTZY, NOT FOR KIDS,an original, adult, dark comedy by local playwright Nicholas Haring.

Performances will be on  October 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:00 p.m. and on October 30 at 2:00 p.m. at The Avenue Theatre in West Plains.

We are looking forward to your grand performance!

Autumn is a Great Time for Strengthening  Your Relationships

Fall is rolling in and summer is fading out. Cooler nights, crisp mornings, and sun-shiny days, make fall in Missouri wonderful. 

Be sure to save some time for a bonfire, a hayride, and a pumpkin patch with your friends and family. Don't forget those thrilling corn mazes, either!

Everything is more fun with friends or family.

Relationships are at the center of most things in our lives, this is why "relationships" are one of the three core values we hold close at Restoring Hope.

Relationships are important at every age and in every area of our lives. When we are babies, the only relationship we understand is mom and dad and how food arrives. As we progress, we develop relationships with teachers, neighbors, siblings, and strengthen the ones created with our parents. Usually we cruise right along, learning relationship behavior at home, school, church, or wherever we spend time. Relationships dominate home life, too, so it is very important to get this part right.

Sometimes, we pick up bad habits from things we see at home or at school. We may get stuck in a bad spot trying to deal with people. Or, sometimes we just don't get along with someone and cannot figure out why. 

While it is easy to blame others, it is how we react, or respond, that sets the tone. We should take into consideration that the other person may be having a bad day, before we lay into them  (mentally or otherwise) with comments that are better left unsaid. Good communication can help here, but also, it may be necessary to give a person some space, if you see they are upset. Here are some tips on communicating with others:

  • Treat others with respect
  • Speak intentionally to one another about thoughts and feelings
  • Listen carefully to others
  • Compromise
  • Do not criticize others, instead praise others
  • Celebrate others' accomplishments and successes

With practice, the above items become second nature, and getting along in life suddenly becomes much easier. We hope you cherish and nurture the relationships in your daily life.

Follow the 3R's
R elationship - R espect - R esponsibility
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Mandt Training Dates
The Mandt System is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating, and if necessary, intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/or others.

Saturday, October 22
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
OzSBI Center-Large Conference Room
408 Washington St.
West Plains, MO
Trainer-Jeff Smith


1515 E Pythian
Springfield, MO
Trainer: Tona Stanley
Tona.Stanley@dmh.mo.go v
Call Central Office to Register

9 am to noon

October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22

Great Job!
Exceptional Bookwork Award Winners

Don Plevka
July 2016

Amy Scott
August 2016 

Don and Amy each receives a special gift card compliments of Restoring Hope. 

Congratulations also goes out to everyone nominated by their Program Manager for great bookwork in those months. Thanks for all your hard work.
We  notice!

  October Dates To Remember
Here are a few dates to jot on your calendar. Some well-known, some not-so-well-known, and some just for fun.

October 1
Int'l Coffee Day   

October 10
 World Mental Health Day  
 Columbus Day

October 24 
United Nations Day   

October 28   
Nat'l Chocolate Day

October 29
Nat'l Cat Day
October 31

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