Times photo/Sue Ann Jones Musicians and listeners gather each Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Center for an informal music jam session. Pat Whisnant organizes the weekly gatherings with help from Mary Pitcock. A light supper is served halfway through the session. Everyone is invited to the music session, which is free of charge (donations are collected in a can to help pay for use of the building). Last week’s circle of musicians included, from left, Lawrence Strickland and his wife Dot (back to camera), Opal Beasley and her husband Jim Beasley, Ray McDaniel, Jeffery Goss, Bob Obert and Tom Pitcock.

Congratulations to the winners of our recent election. The elected board members are Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Carol Cooper.
Join us weekday mornings for a continental breakfast. We set out coffee and pastries or other baked items when we open The Center each weekday, and you’re welcome to come visit with friends and enjoy a light breakfast here.
Our first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1. The meal includes a beverage and dessert, and the cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal and take a day off from cooking lunch. And while you do, you’ll be supporting The Center. Bakersfield High School FBLA members will be serving to earn tips to help fund their projects.
For more information call The Center at 417-679-4746  during business hours: 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, June 27: meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fresh-baked roll, peach pie. Thursday, June 28: taco salad, tropical fruit, roasted corn and black beans, and pineapple dream. Friday, June 29: fried fish, brown beans, coleslaw, cornbread and strawberry fluff. Monday, July 2: teriyaki kielbasa over rice, egg roll, mixed vegetables, vanilla cake. Tuesday, July 3: chicken Alfredo, broccoli, garlic bread, gooey butter cake. Wednesday, July 4: Closed in observance of Independence Day. Thursday, July 5: beef Stroganoff, garlic bread, Italian vegetables, apple cobbler. Friday, July 6: fried fish, brown beans, cole claw, cornbread, peach cheesecake.

Thursday, June 28: crafters corner 10 a.m., Bingo 1 p.m., music jam session 6 p.m. Friday, June 29: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m. Monday, July 1: arthritis exercise class 1 p.m., cards 2 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2: cards 10 a.m., dominoes 1 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. The last OATS trip in June is Thursday, June 28: Caulfield and Bakersfield go to West Plains.
The OATS schedule for July was not available at press time.

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