By Taylor Lockard
Jack Stumbaugh has been working for OATS for 13 years.
While people may think of OATS as just being a service that takes the elderly to their doctor appointments, OATS provides other services as well.
Twice a week Stumbaugh drives Pike County residents to the store so they can buy their groceries and go shopping. On Tuesdays, he goes to Bowling Green, and on Thursdays, he goes to Hannibal.
The rest of the week is typically used for taking people to doctor appointments.
“Every day’s a good day. I just enjoy taking them out, taking them shopping, doing whatever they like to do. I’m happy when I’m making other people happy. When they’re happy, I’m happy. It makes my day,” Stumbaugh said.
While OATS suggests a contribution amount for the county routes, they do not refuse service to anyone if they can’t afford to contribute, according to OATS Northeast Regional Director Sheree Webb.
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