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    Fatherhood: a shared journey

    By Keith McCarthy, son of resident Tom McCarthyWe celebrate Father’s Day to honor the unique role and niche of fatherhood. My father, Tom McCarthy, and I have an opportunity to enjoy, reflect and celebrate his example of fatherhood that he established for our family for nearly 60 years.My dad’s father passed away when my dad was 18 years old. At this point, my father partnered with his mother to raise his three siblings — two sisters and one brother.   Read More...

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    Payne family memories are made in the great outdoors

    While Father’s Day may include gifting dad with a new tie, tools, bacon of the month club membership or hand-drawn picture, it’s also about spending time together and making memories.“My children make every Father’s Day special. Sometimes we have a cookout, and sometimes we go out to eat. The thing that makes it special for me is being able to spend the day with the children and grandchildren,” said Jim Payne, environmental services director at Rolla Presbyterian Ma...  Read More...

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    Chaplain: Preparation Matters

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainA wise youth makes hay while the sun shines, but what a shame to see a lad who sleeps away his hour of opportunity. (Proverbs 10:5, The Living Bible).June marks the beginning of summer. I have always viewed summer as the season of strength.   Read More...

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    PMMA unveils new logo, brand identity

    As an organization evolves and grows, so should brand awareness. In the past year, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has embarked on a journey to create a brand image that could represent all its communities and provide greater brand awareness for the entire PMMA system.The challenges were great. The new mark had to reflect PMMA’s core values, mission and beliefs.  Read More...

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    Tales of motherhood include laughter and adventure

    At the age of four, resident Devetia Condray was milking cows on the family farm.“I was more of a tomboy and loved to be outside,” she said. Enjoying life in the great outdoors is something that continued throughout her adulthood, too.Ever since her only son, JB, was 12, Devetia remembers spending Mother’s Day at the lake with her husband, John Burton Condray, and son.“Usually on Mother’s Day we ended up going to the lake and fishing and boat riding. We roughed it &...  Read More...

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