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.
March 7: Birthday lunch: shrimp, roasted potatoes, country-blend vegetables, fresh-baked roll, birthday cake and ice cream. Thursday, March 8: lasagna, California-blend vegetables, garlic bread, peach cobbler. Friday, March 9: fried fish, brown beans, coleslaw, cornbread, oatmeal raisin cookie. Monday, March 12: Cathy’s meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, homestyle biscuit, apple cake. Tuesday, March 13: Thai chicken, Asian rice, vegetable medley blend, egg roll, gooey butter cake. Wednesday, March 14: steakburger on a bun with all the fixin’s, seasoned wedges, peach pie. Thursday, March 15: corned beef cabbage, roast potatoes, Irish soda bread, strawberry cake.
Wednesday, March 7: Matter of balance 10 a.m., cookie demo 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8: crafters corner 10 a.m., bingo 1 p.m., music jam session 6 p.m. Friday, March 9: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m. Popcorn day. Monday, March 12: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m., bingo 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13: senior tax clinic. Call 679-4746 for an appointment. Wednesday, March 14: Matter of balance 10 a.m., Pi Day. Thursday, March 15: Photo booth 11 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 schedule for March: Each Thursday of the month Caulfield and Bakersfield go to West Plains. Monday, March 12: Pontiac, Gainesville and Theodosia go to Springfield. Tuesday, March 13: Theodosia and Gainesville go to West Plains. Monday, March 19: Caulfield and Bakersfield go to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tuesday, March 20: Theodosia and Gainesville go to Mountain Home. Tuesday, March 27: The whole county goes to Gainesville. The business meeting, to be held at 12:30 p.m. at The Center, is open to the public. The food pantry is open this day at a special time for OATS riders only.