News Notes

News Notes

Wed., Mar. 25 –

Huge fire claims Lindsay building

In the wee hours of Wed., Mar. 25, one of Lindsay’s downtown business buildings caught fire, and burned completely. 

The building, owned by the Gilliam family of Lindsay Web Press, was more than 100 years old, and sat between, and directly adjacent to, two other buildings.

By 5:00 a.m. the fire had broken through the roof, and flames shot into the sky, virtually ensuring the buildings adjacent would go up in flames, as well.

The firefighters and volunteer firefighters of the Lindsay Fire Dept. did a fantastic job of containing the fire to one building, and spared the two adjacent buildings. (This is almost unheard of).   

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but word has it that a suspicious fellow is wanted for questioning. He is small in stature, wears a red hat, green coat, and has pointy ears. He goes by the name Ern. E. Keyblur, and was seen running from the area of the fire. He has not been officially named as a suspect, but there was a noticeable aroma of Fudge Stripe cookies in the air.*

* Part of this news note is pure fiction, so APRIL FOOLS! The part that is not is that the grand old building did burn, it is owned by the Gilliam family, and much of their supplies for printing the Shopper News Note, the Lindsay News, and many other Oklahoma publications literally went up in smoke. Also, the valiant efforts of the Lindsay Fire Dept. absolutely saved Lindsay’s downtown. Our prayers of thanks go to those firefighters, and our prayers of healing go to the Gilliam family.

Real ID deadline extended

Under direction from President Donald Trump, Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID deadline to October 1, 2021. 

Situation Update:  COVID-19

As of this advisory, there are 481 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Counties with cases will now be required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt’s “Safer at Home” executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16.

There is an additional death in Oklahoma:  One in Oklahoma County: a male age 50-64.

There are 17 total deaths in the state, and 140 people have been hospitalized.

Governor Kevin Stitt issued Sunday evening a sixth amendment to Executive Order (EO) 2020-07, requiring travelers from six states to self-quarantine for 14 days, to include New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Louisiana, and Washington.   

Governor Stitt’s “Safer at Home” order includes the following guidelines for all 77 counties until April 30:

  No gatherings in groups larger than 10 people.

  People age 65 or older or those with a compromised immune system must shelter at home.

  PLEASE NOTE: Some local municipalities, to include Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman, have put into place law enforcement efforts to enforce the Governor’s order as well as the cities’ additional “shelter in place” policies.

• On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit for resources and information. More information is available at

Super C Mart offers ‘Senior Hour’ daily

Super C Mart is offering ‘Senior Hour’ daily from opening until 9:00 a.m. for seniors age 60 and over, acording to a company official.

Super C Mart is implementing “all preventive measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and government agencies to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.”

In the Shopper’s distribution area, Super C Mart is located at 212 S.E 2nd in Lindsay, and at 1012 6th St. in Maysville. 

Meat Locker BBQ offers FREE delivery

Meat Locker BBQ is offering FREE meal delivery in Lindsay until further notice. There is a minimum $25.00 purchase for the FREE delivery, according to their ad in this week’s edition of the Shopper News Note. 

The Meat Locker BBQ food truck is parked just north of the intersection of N.W. 4th and Cherokee in Lindsay, and may be reached at 580-272-4051.

State Farm Ins. available online and phone

Jason Bridwell’s State Farm Insurance agency in Lindsay will keep their lobby closed to the public, but will be available regular hours by phone, mobile app, at The office may be reached at 405-756-3263.

PASS Coalition offers scholarships

The PASS Coalition scholarship application period is now open for Lindsay High School (LHS) 2020 Seniors, according to Jessica Parker.

Packets may be downloaded from, or call/text 405-428-3255 to have one mailed. Applications may be submitted by email to or mailed to P.O. Box 1275, Lindsay, OK 73052. Deadline is April 16 at 3:30 p.m. local time. 

Tax deadline moved to July 15

At President Trump’s direction, the United States has moved the Tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. 

The US Treasury Secretary said all taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties (as reported in the Wall Street Journal).

This includes 20019 tax returns as well as estimated taxes for the first quarter of 2020, but does NOT include payroll taxes, estate taxes, or excise taxes. It also does not include estimated taxes that are due June 15.

American Legion meeting cancelled

The American Legion Ball-Smith Post 23 in Lindsay has cancelled their April monthly meeting, according to Bill Walker.

The meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of every month at the Senior Nutrition Center, located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Mr. Walker at 405-756-0394.

Canned food donations requested

Canned food donations are being accepted for those in the community who have lost jobs in the oilfield, according to organizer Bev Barker. 

“We are not taking clothing for the Bag Your Blessings clothing give-away, but we will certainly take canned food donations,” Ms. Barker added.

Ms. Barker explained that  her pickup will be parked on the north side of the Lindsay senior center every weekday.

All canned food donations should be placed in bags, and should be tied at the top (in order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19). 

“As always, I’m so very grateful. THANK YOU!” Ms. Barker concluded.

April 7 elections POSTPONED

An election emergency declaration resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic has been issued by the State Election Board Secretary. The April 7 elections have been postponed until June 30.

Those who have questions may contact the County Election Board Secretaries:  Garvin County, Doylene Cunningham, 405-238-3303; McClain County, Karen Haley, 405-527-3121; Grady County, Susan Turner, 405-224-1430.

Scholarships offered through Beta Sigma Phi

The Zeta Theta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority has scholarships available for Lindsay High School (LHS) graduating seniors, according to Lisa Hilliard. 

Applications are now available on the school’s website. They may be downloaded, filled out, and then E-mailed to the address on the application.

All scholarship applications must be received by Fri., Apr. 3. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Hilliard at 405-756-6652.

Senior Nutrition center offers pick-up lunches

The Lindsay Senior Nutrition Center’s dining room will be closed until further notice, due to the COVID-19 virus, according to Site Manager, Kelly Riddle.

Congregate members will still be able to pick up a meal between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a reservation.

Meal delivery will still be available to the center’s homebound members.

Healthcare workers stress these practices:

COVID-19 is a new virus. More research is needed on how it spreads, but the current practices for preventing and minimizing acute respiratory illnesses are still appropriate:
• Practice cough & sneeze etiquette

• Stay home when sick

• Clean hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water for at least 20 seconds

• Avoid touching your face after touching surfaces

Account set up to benefit Wescott family

An account has been set up to benefit Steve and Vicki Wescott with medical bills and expenses, according to a news release. 

The account is set up at American Exchange Bank of Lindsay, located at 402 S. Main in Lindsay. Donations of any size are accepted and appreciated.

Mr. Wescott has been battling cancer since January of 2018. Most recently, he went through surgery to amputate both legs at the calf. He is facing tough battles on a daily basis. 

Chamber After-Hours event is postponed

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Spring After Hours event scheduled for Tues., Apr. 7 is being postponed, according to Clara Doan, Chamber Director.    

At this time, Founder’s Day will remain as scheduled for Sat., May 2. Those who have questions should contact Ms. Doan at 405-756-4312.

Pauls Valley Opry cancels April show

Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, and in compliance with the CDC and state officials and school closings, the Sat., Apr. 4 show of the Pauls Valley Opry has been canceled, according to Becky Hill. 

“We hope to be back to our regular schedule as soon as possible,” Ms. Hill added. “Remember, don’t be fearful, but fearless, and walk in the wisdom of the Lord.”



IRENE GAYNELL BRUNER–age 85. Maysville resident. Retired insurance customer service. Services were held March 27, 2020 under the direction of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.

EVA DARLENE LEATHERWOOD–age 76. Lindsay resident. Retired from Goldsby Gaming Center. Services were held March 18, 2020 under the direction of Boydston-Wilbourn Funeral Home of Lindsay.

RUBY LUEGENE MERRITT–age 105. Maysville resident. Activities director of nursing home. Gra were held March 25, 2020 under the direction of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.

DAVID LARRY GROVER–age 62. Elmore City resident. Design draftsman/truck driver. Arrangements for cremation are under the diretion of Wooster Funeral Home of Elmore City.

JEANNIE MARIE ROBERTSON–age 41. Pauls Valley resident. Activities Director for nursing home. Graveside services will be held April 3, 2020 under the direction of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.

BRIAN KEITH FRIZELL–age 60. Pauls Valley resident. Chickasaw Nation in Protective Services. Graveside services were held March 31, 2020 under the direction of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.

JOHN RANDALL HENSLEY–age 76. Purcell resident. Farmer/Rancher. Graveside services will be held April 1, 2020 under the direction of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.



Special Notices

NARCONON OF Oklahoma. To find immediate help for someone who is having a problem with any kind of drug or alcohol, contact Narconon’s free addiction consultation and referral helpline at 800-468-6933 or visit the website at

“AWAY OUT of a big mess”. 12-step program for Drug and Alcohol offenders. 7:00 p.m. on Mondays at the Faith Temple Church, 1000 E Ave. & Hwy. 19, Pauls Valley, OK. For more information please dial 405-238-3414.

JESUS SAID in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” The First Church in Lindsay is offering a free Bible study to any and all who hunger and thirst for God and His Word. Anywhere and anytime, we are just one phone call away. Please dial 405-428-6305.

YOUNG STUDENTS Encyclopedias, from 1970s or early 1980s. Excellent condition. Readers Digest, Xerox Publications. Twenty-one volumes, plus two bigger books. $300.00. Please dial 405-756-4485 or text 405-756-6133.

NARCONON OF Oklahoma. With the opiate crisis running rampant, families are looking for ways to help those they love who need treatment. Getting them into treatment becomes even harder if their loved one is not willing. This is when intervention can become key. To learn more about successful interventions, please visit Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1-800-431-1754.

YOU CAN learn Spanish-Puedes Aprender Ingles. Conversational class, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to everyone, no textbooks, no grammar, fun guaranteed. Please dial 405-756-6091. John Geffre.

ONE WAY Out Christ Centered recovery program meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at 419 S. Main St. in Lindsay.

LIFE CHOICES, Women’s Care Pregnancy Center is available in Grady County. Counseling services are available. 1201 W. Choctaw, Chickasha. Please dial 405-222-5483.

DNA REHAB, a 12-step Christian ministry meets on Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly of God Potters’ House, located on the parking lot at the Assembly of God Church at 1101 W. Cherokee, Lindsay. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to have been court ordered to attend. Refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting. Please dial 405-756-3088.

Work Wanted

CUSTOM HAY cutting and bailing. Please dial 405-756-6734.

LAWN CARE, home construction. Larry Tecumseh. Please dial 405-756-5488. 

LINDSAY HIGH school student looking to mow lawns this season. Mowing, Weed eating, tree trimming, and light landscaping. Call Riley Smith 405-756-7630.

DOES YOUR yard have weeds? It’s time to spray your yards! Use a local Lindsay sprayer! Will also do yard work and other odd jobs! For a free quote and the best prices, call 405-428-1418.

Help Wanted

NOW HIRING, Energetic, customer friendly individual who has the ability to solve problems. Lindsay. Please send resume to Box X, c/o Shopper News Note, P.O. Box, Lindsay, OK 73052.

NEED SOMEONE to clean flower beds and keep them up through Spring, Summer & Fall. Please dial 405-428-0878.

FULL-TIME help wanted. On-the-job training provided. Looking for cheerful people that love to serve the public. Great work environment. Please send resume to P.O. Box H, c/o Shopper News Note, P.O. Box 8, Lindsay, OK 73052.

LOCAL EMPLOYER seeking entry-level position. Communication and mathematical skill a must. Benefits provided. Please send resume to Box B, c/o Shopper News Note, P.O. Box 8, Lindsay, OK 73052.

NOW HIRING. Temp/Seasonal workers. Call Lindsay City office. 405-756-2019.

Livestock & Pets

BUYING HORSES, ponies, or donkeys. No commission or Coggins tests needed. Will pick up. Please dial 405-226-0630.

HORSES WANTED, will buy all kinds. Cash paid. Please dial 405-590-6182 OR 405-207-3325.

Misc. For Sale

GUNS FOR sale. Rutger AR 556 or Kimber Micro 9MM $699. Please dial 405-224-9021.

FLAT-TOP trunk. Very old. 36 in. wide, 13 in. tall, 21 1/4 in. deep. $110.00. Please dial 405-756-0271.

15 PAIR OF Women’s jeans and 6 pair of women’s slacks. Most jeans are Cruel Girl. Starched, ironed and ready to wear. Sizes one, two, three and four. Very good condition. Please dial 405-428-0878.

FOUR ANTIQUE bent-wood chairs. They were used in an ice cream parlor. Need a little work. $75.00. Please dial 405-756-0271.

FOR SALE. 40 in. GE electric cooking stove. Nice looking. No dents. One burner is out. Please dial 405-919-6146.

RECLINING LIFT chair. Used for about two months. Burgundy. Excellent condition. $800.00. Paid ($1200.00). Please dial 405-756-0271.

BUTCHER CALVES for sale. $3.00 per lb. For hanging weight of carcass. Grass fed, antibiotic free. Orders must be placed 90 days in advance. Call 405-428-1209.

VINTAGE PRIMITIVE wooden chicken crate/coop. $100.00. Please dial 405-756-0271.

Agricultural Equipment

HORSES AND related equipment wanted and also for sale. Contact Gary Lohman at 405-226-0630.

For Rent or Lease

FOR RENT. 909 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. $600.00 monthly. $600.00 deposit. Three bedroom, one bath. Single family home. Attached garage, fenced backyard, washer/dryer connections and units in garage. Please call or text 469-853-5175.

FOR RENT- 2 bedroom, 1 bath, newly remodeled apartment- bills paid- stove, fridge, CH/A. Free laundry. Located 319 W Main in Purcell. Call 405-570-7836.

FOR RENT. 3BD, 2 Bath, Nice Apartment in Lindsay, furnished, appliances, central heat and air, Dish Network, All bills paid. $1000/month. NO pets Deposit. Call 405-306-1701.

FOR RENT. 307 E Creek, Lindsay. 1)One-room house. $300/month, $200 deposit. 2)One bedroom house within two miles of Lindsay. $350/month, $200 deposit. 3)One-bedroom house, needs some work. $350/month, $200 deposit. Water included. Work could trade for rent. 4)Two-bedroom house, needs some work. $450/month, $200 deposit. Water included. Work could trade for rent. 405-428-7284. Chester Shepard.

FOR RENT: One bed apartment, Lindsay. All bills paid. No pets, washer/dryer, private location. $750.00/month plus deposit. 405-306-1701. 

Shopper Toppers

Shopper Toppers

For sale. Clean queen-size mattress. $50.00. Please dial 405-760-0935.

For sale. One table with cup-holder, for RV Camper. $30.00. Please dial 405-760-0935.

For sale. Four heavy- wall pipe with tar coating. 31-ft., 10-in. diameter. $99.00, cash only. Please dial or text 405-351-2045.

For sale. Three-burner stovetop for RV camper. Propane. $50.00. Please dial 405-760-0935.

For sale. Shower pan for RV camper. $30.00. Please dial 405-760-0935.

For sale. Two-compartment stainless steel sink for RV kitchen. $50.00. Please dial 405-760-0935.

For sale. Frigidaire 110 volt air conditioner. Comes with remote. 10,000 BTUs. Works good. Lindsay area. $60.00. 580-483-7292.

For sale. Boys’ cleats. Under Armor. Good condition. Size 8. $40.00. Please dial 405-756-6524.

For sale. 23X12 inch flatscreen Sanyo TV. Includes remote. Works good. $30.00. Lindsay area. Please dial 580-483-7292.

For sale. 15 inch Abetta saddle. In good shape. Comes with wooden stand for it. $85.00. Lindsay area. Please dial 580-483-7292.