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OATS Transit Employee Retires After 38 Years of Driving

(Macon, Missouri, November 18, 2020) – After more than 38 years of driving a bus for OATS Transit, Barbara Bergthold is turning over her bus to begin her retirement. Barbara will officially retire on December 1st. She is a resident of Perry MO.

Bergthold has driven Monroe County residents to various locations for medical care, shopping and other essential needs since starting at OATS in 1983. “We are sad to see Barbara retire as she is just like family to so many of her riders,” says Regional Director Sheree Webb. “She has gone above and beyond for many years ensuring her riders are well cared for,” added Webb.

OATS Transit is a non-profit transportation provider serving rural residents of any age, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities in Missouri. For more information about OATS Transit and to see the local bus schedules, please visit the website at, and follow them at Residents of Northeast Missouri can call the OATS Transit office at 800-654-6287 to schedule a ride.

Photo: Barbara Bergthold

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