The Center’s next First Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 3. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children younger than 10. Students from the Gainesville High School FBLA will be serving the meal to earn tips to help fund their upcoming projects and trips.
The Senior Citizens of Ozark County Board will hold an election in June to elect members to the board. Voting will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the week of June 11-15 at The Center off Highway 5 near the Gainesville city limit. Board member nominees are Carol Cooper and incumbents Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Lynn Bentele. The annual meeting for the Senior Citizens of Ozark County Board will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20.
The board is seeking a cook for the First Sunday dinner fundraisers at The Center. The cook will have his or her choice of meal to prepare for each dinner. Those interested should contact administrator Lisa Engelhardt at The Center, 417-679-4746, during business hours from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or stop by The Center at 516 Country Road 800 in Gainesville.
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, May 30: beef and bean burrito, tomatoes and zucchini, roasted corn and black beans, peanut butter cookie. Thursday, May 31: baked pork chop, broccoli, baked sweet potato, fresh-baked roll, apple pie. Friday, June 1: fried fish, brown beans, coleslaw, cornbread, and cherry cheesecake. Sunday, June 3: fried chicken fundraiser dinner 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 4: Thai chicken, fried rice, Tuscan vegetables, fresh-baked roll, and apple cake. Tuesday, June 5: steakburger, potato wedges, peas and oatmeal apple cookie. Wednesday, June 6: fried shrimp, baked potato, carrots, fresh-baked roll, and cake and ice-cream. Thursday, June 7: baked ham, sweet potato, cauliflower, homestyle biscuit and brownie sundae.
Friday, June 1: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m. Monday, June 4: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5: cards 10 a.m., dominoes 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6: OMC stroke awareness 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7: crafters corner 10 a.m., Bingo 1 p.m., music jam session 6 p.m.
OATS transportation is available to the entire county and 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 June:
Every Thursday of the month Caulfield and Bakersfield go to West Plains. Tuesday, June 5: Theodosia and Gainesville go to Branson. Monday, June 11: Pontiac, Theodosia and Gainesville go to Springfield. Tuesday, June 12: Theodosia and Gainesville go to West Plains. Monday, June 18: Caulfield and Bakersfield go to Mountain Home, Arkansas. Tuesday, June 19: Theodosia and Gainesville go to Mountain Home. Tuesday, June 26: The whole county comes to Gainesville. The food pantry will be open this day at a special time for OATS riders only.