The Center: Jan. 31 - Feb. 8, 2018

Please join us Sunday, Feb. 4, for our regular first-Sunday fried chicken fundraiser dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Southwest Baptist University student Tali Rose and her family will be volunteering to serve guests to earn tips that will go toward Tali’s upcoming mission trip to Colombia, South America. 

We were very disappointed the January dinner was canceled – twice! – due to inclement weather. The Ozark County Senior Center board, which sponsors the dinner, is always concerned about the safety of the community and if the weather reports are unfavorable, the board will cancel the dinner by the Friday morning prior to the planned dinner. If that happens, notifications will be posted on Facebook and calls will be made to the local churches.

If you have any questions, please call The Center at 417-679-4746 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 



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, Jan. 31: Thursday, Feb. 1: barbecue beef, savory potato wedges, country blend vegetables, blueberry puffs. Friday, Feb. 2: fried fish, brown beans, coleslaw, cornbread, Mary Lee’s dump cake. Monday, Feb. 5: Salisbury steak, Scandavian vegetables, rosemary potatoes, fresh-baked roll, chocolate pie. Tuesday, Feb. 6: oven-fried chicken, old-fashioned cooked cabbage, roasted potatoes, homestyle biscuit, lemon bars. Wednesday, Feb. 7: birthday lunch, shrimp, Tuscan blend veggies, fresh-baked roll, birthday cake and ice cream. Thursday, Feb. 8: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh baked roll, cherry pie. 



Wednesday, Jan. 31: card club 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1: crafters corner 10 a.m., bingo 1 p.m., music jam session 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4: first Sunday chicken fundraiser 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m., bingo 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6: senior tax clinic by appointment. 



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 Gaines-ville, call Mary Piepergerdes, 679-4142. To arrange rides to Springfield, call Lawing or Pleasant. 

This is the OATS schedule for February: Each Thursday of the month Caulfield and Bakersfield go to West Plains. Tuesday, Feb. 6: Theodosia and Gainesville go to Bran-son. Monday, Feb. 12: Pontiac, Gainesville, and Theodosia go to Springfield. Tuesday, Feb.13: Theodosia and Gainesville go to West Plains. Monday, Feb. 19: Presidents Day. The office is closed, and no bus operates. Tuesday, Feb. 20: Theodosia and Gainesville go to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tuesday, Feb. 27: The whole county comes to Gainesville. The Ozark County Food Pantry is open at a special time for OATS riders only.

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423