News Notes

We’re 39!

Whew! Thirty-nine years . . . and one of ’em was COVID! Yep, the Shopper has been mailed to the homes . . . like it should be . . . for 39 years now – even throughout this crazy 2020 Covid year. This edition of the Shopper News Note begins our 40th year of publication. 

The first edition of the Shopper News Note came out THIRTY-NINE years ago TODAY – on Wed., Oct. 21, 1981. Publisher was Gary Smith, and Harriet Smith handled typesetting and bookkeeping. Gary’s sister, Ursula Pohl (deceased September, 2006), handled the ad designing, and the Smith’s daughter, Holly, helped with the mailing. It was, and still is, a family operation.  

Gary (deceased April, 2017) and Harriet (deceased March, 2019) turned the operation over to their daughter, Holly and her husband, William, in 2003. Also, Mona Taylor, AJ Byrum, Brianna Goodman, and Christen Collins help get the popular publication out to folks in Lindsay, Maysville, Bradley, Alex, and Dibble on schedule. 

The still-popular publication has the largest circulation of any weekly mailed publication in Oklahoma. Factual circulation information is growing more important almost daily and the Belknaps welcome every opportunity to compare circulation information with other publications. Besides serving the advertising needs of most of the area businesses, the Shopper also offers non-commercial want-ads called Shopper Toppers, News Notes of upcoming events of general interest, Business Briefs, Who’s Where in Uniform, and publish area obituaries. 

As has become customary, we’d like to thank those folks who came on board that first publication • Standridge Hardware and John Deere, Inc. • Geffre’s • Doil King’s Swap Shop Home Furnishings • Jean’s Shu Shack • Ursula Pohl’s Fuller Brush • Goodner’s Discount Foods • Henderson T.V. and Appliance • Freeman Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac • Vic Cacy Motor Co. • Lindsay Builder’s Supply • Ernie Philpott Realty, Inc. • Williamson’s • First National Bank.

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Sunday–Fundraiser set for Wescott family

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser are set for Sun., Oct. 18 for Steve and Vicki Wescott to help with medical bills and expenses, according to a news release. 

The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the REC Multi-Purpose Center, on Hwy. 76N in Lindsay. The meal will be spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and drink. There is no set price; donations will be accepted. 

Drive-thru is available, and there will be limited seating inside. Delivery is available inside Lindsay city limits.

Mr. Wescott has been battling cancer since January of 2018. He’s had surgeries to amputate both legs at the calf, but more has had to be removed. He currently has a feed tube that causes quite a bit of trouble. He is facing tough battles on a daily basis, travels frequently to doctor visits in Oklahoma City, has frequent hospital stays, and his wife, Vicki, is only able to work part of the time.

Those who would like to donate items to the silent auction may contact Cyndi Mitchell at 405-756-6398.

Delivery of food is available by contacting Angel Wilbourn at 405-756-7282. Call-in orders will be taken as early as Thurs., Oct. 15.

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PASS Coalition annual meeting set Tomorrow!!

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The PASS Coalition will hold its annual meeting and election on Thurs., Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., according to Jessica Parker.

The meeting will be held in the SCMRC Board Room, located at 217 S. Main in Lindsay. 

Lunch will be sponsored by Cindy Grumbles, Mallorie Jones, and Living Sanctuary Fellowship. 

Nominations for Board of Directors can be made in advance by texting 405-428-3255 or emailing info@passdrugfree.org. Nominations will also be accepted during the meeting, and elections will determine the new Board of Directors. 

Those who would like to join the meeting virtually should register by 10:00 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 8 by text/call/email at the contacts above. 

Up-to-date information is available by following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @passdrugfree or visit www. PASSDRUGFREE.org.

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City-wide garage sales are this week in Lindsay

Its’ officially FALL! 

We know this because Lindsay’s city-wide garage sales and the REC Annual Meeting are set for this week. 

City-wide garage sales are set for Thurs., Oct. 1 through Sat., Oct. 3, according to the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Clara Doan.

The weekend sales are held in conjunction with REC’s 81st annual Member Meeting, set for Sat., Oct. 3.

The Lindsay Chamber provides maps of all the garage sales that register with the Chamber.

Those who would like to register their sales are asked to do so by Thurs., Oct. 1 at 1:00 p.m. Registration and further information is available at the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312. The Chamber is located in the Depot at the north end of Lindsay’s grand brick Main Street.

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Real ID comes to Lindsay

Those who have questions may contact the Tag Agency at 405-756-3169. 

Oklahoma REAL ID is coming to Lindsay! That’s the word from Lindsay Tag Agent, Holly Belknap.

Wed., Sept. 23, there will be no Drivers’ Licenses available at The Tag Agency of Lindsay. REAL ID equipment is being installed that day.

Thurs., Sept. 24, The Tag Agency of Lindsay will begin training, and will be filling appointments for anyone wanting a REAL ID, a regular Oklahoma Driver’s License, or an Oklahoma State ID.

A REAL ID document checklist is included with this post.

Appointments will be necessary.