This month’s “first Sunday” fried chicken dinner fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 8. Please join us for a great dinner and a good way to support The Center and the Gainesville High School band and choir students who will be serving the meal for tips.
Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more.
Wednesday, April 4: deep-fried shrimp, baked potato, carrots, fresh-baked roll, cake and ice cream. Thursday, April 5: chicken Parmesan, fresh pasta, Tuscan vegetables, breadstick, peach cobbler. Friday, April 6: fried fish, brown beans, coleslaw, cornbread, gooey cake. Monday, April 9: oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, tomato & zucchini, homestyle biscuit, pumpkin cake. Tuesday, April 10: beef and bean burrito, roasted corn and black black beans, fresh garden salad, orange juice cake. Wednesday, April 11: Thai chicken over rice with kale blend, meadow-blend vegetables, egg roll, Mary Lee’s dump cake. Thursday, April 12: open-face pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes and gravy, California-blend vegetables, fresh-baked roll, apple cake.
Wednesday, April 4: Matter of Balance 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5: Crafters corner 10 a.m., Bingo 1 p.m., music jam session 6 p.m. Friday, April 6: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m. Sunday, April 8: First-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 9: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m., bingo 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10: Senior tax clinic; call 679-4746 for an appointment. Wednesday, April 11: Think First with Cox Trauma 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12: Crafters corner 10 a.m., bingo 1 p.m., music jam session 6 p.m.
OATS transportation is available to the entire county and is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion or national origin. If you don’t see your area listed, call driver Angela Pleasant, 417-343-0573, for help arranging your ride. For rides from Bakersfield, Caulfield and Dora, call Jean Lawing, 284-7377; from Theodosia and Gainesville, call Mary Piepergerdes, 679-4142.To arrange rides to Springfield, call Lawing or Pleasant.
This is the OATS schedule for April: Every Thursday of the month, Caulfield and Bakersfield go to West Plains. Monday, April 9: Pontiac, Gainesville and Theodosia go to Springfield. Tuesday, April 10: Theodosia and Gainesville go to West Plains. Monday, April 16: Caulfield and Bakersfield go to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tuesday, April 17: Theodosia and Gainesville go to Mountain Home. Tuesday, April 24: The whole county goes to Gainesville. The food pantry will be open this day at a special time for OATS riders only. Saturday, April 28: Fearless Aging Expo in Springfield. Monday, April 30: Pontiac goes to Branson.