OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age or income. To schedule a ride, call the local contact: Bowling Green, Margaret Clark, 573-324-4144; Eolia/Paynesville; JoAnne Hammuck, 573-847-2266; Clarksville, Dorothy Adams 573-784-2690 or Gracie Wyatt, 573-242-3827; Frankford, Dorothy McCarthy, 573-784-2333; Louisiana, Bette Maxwell, 573-754-3811 or Mildora Carson, 573-242-3584; Paynesville, Rose Webb, 573-847-2341.
There will be no service on Sept. 1, labor day. September schedule: every Tuesday morning, Bowling Green in town; every Tuesday afternoon, Louisiana, Clarksville and Paynesville to Bowling Green; fourth Wednesday, Pike County to Bowling Green; For Thursday route to Hannibal call 800-654-6287 for reservations.
In addition to the above schedule, transportation is now available twice a month to Columbia on the “Weekly Express.” The pick up points are Louisiana, Bowling Green and Curryville. For more information, call 1-800-654-6287.
The county committee meeting will be held September 25, Louisiana Nutrition Site, 1:00 p.m. All OATS meetings are open to the public.
Anyone can ride. OATS, Inc. is not just for seniors, but for rural Missourians regardless of age or income that are in need of transportation. Individuals, organizations, groups or agencies may contract with OATS for transportation services. Special agreements may extend for as little as one hour or for one year with an option for renewal. If an individual or group needs transportation services beyond what is scheduled in the county, OATS may be able to meet that need. For schedules or more information call 1-800-654-6287 or visit the website at www.oatstransit.org.
OATS is funded, in part, through contracts with the Missouri Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Assistance Program (MEHTAP), the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, the Missouri Department of Transportation, rider donations, and private contributions. OATS is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V, non-profit, tax-exempt organization.