It’s Graduation Week-LHS Graduation set for Saturday

Lindsay High School (LHS) Seniors will be honored this week with their Senior Video at 10:00 a.m. on Fri., July 10 in the High School Auditorium, and their Graduation Ceremony on Sat., July 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Burford Field, according to a news release.

Practice for Graduation is set for 9:00 a.m. on Fri., July 10 at Burford Field, followed by the Senior Video. 

Graduating Senior girls should wear dress or pants suits, and graduating Senior boys should wear black pants, a white collared shirt, and a black tie. Nice shoes should be worn. No tennis shoes, dirty work boots, or flip flop-type sandals will be allowed. 

Graduates should NOT decorate the top of their mortar boards.

Seniors are welcome to have their banners and yard signs that were sponsored by the local banks. The yard signs will be available for pick-up from the First National Bank of Lindsay throughout the week. The large banners, displayed from the light poles in downtown Lindsay, were sponsored by American Exchange Bank of Lindsay, and will be attached to the fence at Graduation. They will be available to the graduates after the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday morning.

Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremonies at Lindsay’s Burford Field, located on the south side of the Lindsay School campus. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, and send the new graduates off with well wishes for their bright futures.

News Notes

Opry in the Park set for 4th of July

The Pauls Valley Opry’s fifth annual Opry in the Park is set for this Saturday, the 4th of July, according to event organizer, Becky Hill.

The show is FREE to the public!

The popular event begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Wacker Park Band Shell stage in Pauls Valley.

The Fireworks Extravaganza, put on by the Pauls Valley Kiwanis Club, will begin after the Opry in the Park. This will be an aerial display only (no seed spitting contest, ground displays or added entertainment). The stadium will be closed to the public, so the park provides the perfect spot to enjoy both!     

The show features the Memory Makers Band with emcee John Williams. Special guests include many Opry favorites and previous award winners, including Missy Rude, Wiley Winters, Tanner Young, Anne Young, John Williams and Cathy Lake.

  Lawn chairs and cool drinks are in order for the outing in the park.

“After three months of cancellations (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) we’re excited for this night of fun and music under the stars,” Ms. Hill added. “Come out and join us, and we’ll see you AT THE OPRY!”



Oklahoma voters head to the polls next week on Tues., June 30. Some of these elections have been postponed from the original April 7 elections, others are primaries.
In local elections, voters will decide three seats on Lindsay’s City Council; Office No. 5 on Dibble’s School Board; and Office No. 5 on Elmore City-Pernell’s School Board.
In Garvin County, there are four Republican candidates in the primary for County Sheriff.
In Grady County, there are two Republican candidates for County Clerk, and two for County Court Clerk.
In Garvin, Grady, and McClain Counties, voters will decide the Republican candidate for Corporation Commission.
In Garvin County, voters will decide the Republican candidate in primaries for State Senate District 13 and District 43, and State Representative District 20 and District 42.
In McClain County, voters will decide the Republican candidate in primaries for State Senate District 43, and for State Representative District 20.
Voters in Grady County will decide the Proposition to levy a one-eighth of one percent sales tax for the Grady County Senior Nutrition Centers located in Alex, Chickasha, Minco, Ninnekah, Rush Springs, Tuttle and Verden.
Voters across Oklahoma will decide State Question No. 802, Initiative Petition No. 419 for the expansion of Medicaid coverage.
Primaries will also be held for United States Senator and United States Representative District 04, both Democrat and Republican.
Remember to VOTE TUES., JUNE 30.


American Legion Presents Awards

Lindsay’s American Legion, Ball-Smith Post 23 has presented awards to many of the Lindsay School kiddos for the 2019-2020 school year.
Seniors Kaleb Brown, Brooklen Erickson, and Gentry Holden were presented with the Leadership scholarships.
Leadership awards went to sixth-graders Natalie Cottrell and Hunter Russell, seventh-graders Cale Hines and Kennedy Smith, eighth-graders Easton Bray and Aleah Scruggs, Freshmen Austin Hines and Emma Smith, Sophomores Kaylee Marcum and Teegan Smith, Juniors Gerardo Lopez and Hallie Taylor, and Seniors Gentry Holden and Jody Webb.
Congratulations to these fantastic kiddos!

News Notes

Bag Your Blessings donations accepted

Summer just officially began for the kiddos, but an area church is already gearing up for the next school year.
BAG YOUR BLESSINGS Clothes Give Away is set for Sat., Aug. 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Bev Barker.
Donations will be accepted as early as Mon., June 15. The popular event will be held at Erin Springs Church of God, located at 14028 E. County Road 1518, south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, or just south of the Washita River bridge. Parking lot security will be provided.
“I received a call this past week from a friend, (who has supported my ministry projects both physically and financially for years) telling me that her boyfriend, ‘Lee,’ was interested in helping with the projects as well. Long story short…Lee wrote up a grant for financial assistance for the ‘BAG YOUR BLESSINGS’ clothes give-away. It was approved! This year, the ‘BAG YOUR BLESSINGS’ clothes give-away will also include giving away NEW underwear for boys, NEW panties and bras for girls, along with socks, deodorant, and more. Isn’t that remarkable???!!! THANK YOU, LEE AND KELLY!!!” Ms. Barker added.
“During the last clothes give away that was held at the Maysville Assembly of God, when I attended there, I had enough donations to give away some school supplies. That’s my goal for this year as well – things such as notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, etc. – generic supplies no matter the grade,” Ms. Barker continued.
Clothing donations needed are MAINLY for kids’/teens’ clothes for school. Clothing will be accepted BEGINNING Mon., June 15, and lasting through Wed., July 15. That will give the most recent clothes donations two weeks quarantined in plastic bags before the give-away. Clothes should be placed in bags that tie at the top. Clothes can be dropped off at Ms. Barker’s ‘Lord’s Ford’ 2001 pickup parked in the parking lot at the Senior Citizen building Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Donations of school supplies can also be placed in the back of Ms. Barker’s ‘Lord’s Ford’. There is a need for backpacks, as well.
“With your help, BAG YOUR BLESSINGS will be the greatest clothes give-away blessing ever in our area, county, state! May God bless YOU and may God bless Erin Springs Church of God, and may God bless BAG YOUR BLESSINGS!” Ms. Barker concluded.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403 or Pastor Doug Brothers at 405-428-6575.