Ozark County Ambulance District accepted delivery of a new 2018 ambulance last week purchased from Osage Ambulance of Linn, Missouri. The 2018 Ford E450 unit replaces the district’s 2010 unit. Ambulance administrator Eddie Delp said the patient compartment from the 2010 unit was remounted onto the new 2018 chassis, saving the district $58,500. Refitted with the older compartment, the ambulance cost $86,500, Delp said, adding that the district board approved the purchase last year “even though we were afraid we would have to deplete our reserve funds greatly.” The property tax levy passed by voters in April “will eliminate dipping into reserves so drastically,” he said. Pictured, from left: Dan Kehoe of Osage Ambulance, ambulance board members Doug Hawkins, James Brown, Jerri Crawford, Linda Dunsmuir and Craig Fox, and Delp.