News Notes

News Notes

Sat., Aug. 10 –

Benefit set for Kyle Scruggs

A benefit event, set to help Kyle Scruggs, is set for Sat., Aug. 10 at Just One More – Cox City Bar, according to Valeria Blake.

Proceeds from the event will help with medical expenses for Mr. Scruggs, a Lindsay resident who was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

A fish fry/calf fry begins at 6:00 p.m. 

A pool tournament begins at 2:00 p.m., and an auction begins at 10:00 p.m. The night will end with Karaoke with Curtis.

Monetary donations, as well as auction item donations, are gladly accepted.

Just One More – Cox City Bar is located at 2142 Cox City Road in Rush Springs.

Everyone is encouraged to wear a lime green cancer ribbon for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Those who have questions, or who would like to donate items for the auction, may contact Roger Martin at 580-721-0477 or Ms. Blake at 405-756-6623.

 

Drive carefully – area schools start soon

It’s that time of year! Schools will soon be in session, and drivers are advised to be extra cautious in the days ahead. Kiddos may not be aware of cars and trucks on the roadways.

Lindsay Leopard kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Freshmen Orientation is the same evening at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium. The kiddos head back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Maysville Warrior kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 13, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and the kiddos begin school Thurs., Aug. 15.

Dibble Demon kiddos and parents have Open House on Mon., Aug. 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15. 

Elmore City/Pernell Badger kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Middle School and High School, and from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Elementary kiddos and parents. The kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15. 

Alex Longhorn kiddos head back to school on Tues., Sept. 3. 

The folks at the Shopper News Note, Smith Office Supply, and the Tag Agency of Lindsay wish the students, parents, teachers, and faculty a wonderful and safe 2019-2020 school year.

 

Lindsay Council to hold monthly meeting

The Lindsay City Council will be having their monthly meeting, according to a member.

The meeting will be held on Mon., Aug. 12 at 6:00 p.m., and will be held at the Council Chambers in the Lindsay Municipal Building, located at 204 W. Creek in Lindsay.

Council members include Mayor Carrie Rains, Vice-Mayor Kris Spivey, Scott Wilbourn, Mark Hutchinson, Jake Rutledge, Christopher Hassler, and Kassi Turner. 

Those wanting additional information should contact the City of Lindsay at 405-756-2019.  

 

Board of Education to hold meeting

The Lindsay Board of Education is holding its regular monthly meeting Mon., Aug. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the board meeting room, according to a member.

The board meeting room is adjacent to the superintendent’s office in the high school, at 302 S.W. 8th in Lindsay.

Board members are Gena Fletcher, Clint Simonton, Larry Winn, Dr. Steve Pracht and Mitch Lindsey.

Those needing further information should contact the Lindsay School at 405-756-3131.

 

Memorial set for Leland “Bubba” Shumate

A memorial service is set for Leland “Bubba” Shumate of Bradley, according to Todd Taylor.

Mr. Shumate passed away on June 9, 2019 at the age of 57. 

The service in remembrance of Mr. Shumate’s life will be held at the Bradley Community Center in Bradley from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 18.

 

Pulled pork lunch to be served Friday

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Aug. 9 at Lindsay’s Living Sanctuary Church, according to Cindy Grumbles.

Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church, located at 111 E. Creek in Lindsay.

“We’ll be serving our delicious pulled pork sandwiches,” Ms. Grumbles explained. “The meal includes a sandwich, potato salad, pickles and onions, homemade dessert and drink.”

“We offer dine-in and take-out, AND also delivery,” Ms. Grumbles went on to say.

Those who have questions, or who would like to set up a delivery, may contact Ms. Grumbles at 405-756-6818.

 

FREE all-day music jamboree set Saturday

“Enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree for the community on Sat., Aug. 10.” That’s the word from Jallane Link.

There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, and Folk Music at the Quality Inn, 2101 South 4th Street (across from McDonald’s) in Chickasha. 

The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, and musical groups and individuals will be performing until 6:00 p.m.  

Everyone is asked to bring a finger food, and enjoy music and singing. Door prizes will be given during the day.  All ages are welcome, and the admission is by donations to pay for the coffee, donuts, sandwiches, and the rent.

Future performance dates are Sat., Sept. 14, Sat., Oct. 12,  Sat., Nov. 9, Sat., and Dec. 14. Those who would like to schedule to play, or who would like more information, may contact Jallane or Chet Link at 405-224-6790 or 405-222-6926.

 

Lindsay’s power to be off in the wee hours of August 9

The repairs on Lindsay’s electric substation are almost complete and preparations are underway to go back online. That’s the word from Lindsay City Clerk, Kathy Hammans. 

In order to make the switch from the portable substation back to the City’s system, power will have to be turned off around 1:00 am on Fri., Aug. 9 for approximately three hours.

Those who have special medical needs that need to be addressed due to this power outage should contact Kevin Caldwell at 405-756-7655 before Thurs., Aug. 8, so that assistance and coordination can be arranged for those specific medical needs.

 

LHS band ice cream social set Tues., Aug. 20

The Lindsay High School band will hold an ice cream social on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:00 p.m., according to a news release. 

The ice cream social will be held at the football field, located on the south side of the Lindsay School campus. 

The band will be playing their music from this year’s half-time show during the social. Everyone is welcome.

 

LHS band booster meeting set Mon., Aug. 19

The Lindsay High School band boosters will hold their first meeting of the year on Mon., Aug. 19, according to a news release. 

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the Band Room, located at the corner of S.W. 9th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

Anyone who wants to support the band is welcome to attend. 

 

LHS class schedules are ready

Lindsay High School (LHS) students may pick up their class schedules this week in the high school office, according to a news release.

Seniors and Juniors have already picked up their schedules. Class schedules for Sophomores and Freshmen are available on the following dates:

• Wed., Aug. 7 Sophomores      9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Thurs., Aug. 8 Freshmen  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Fri., Aug. 9 New Students 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Those who are unable to go on their designated day may pick their schedule up after the day they are assigned.

Open House is set for Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Freshmen Orientation will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium on the evening of Open House.

The school is located on West Creek Street in Lindsay, between S.W. 8th and Roberson Streets. Those who have further questions may contact the school at 405-756-3132.

 

LMS class schedules are ready

Lindsay Middle School (LMS) students are able to pick up their class schedules in the Middle School office this week, according to a news release.

Eighth-grade students have already picked up their class schedules. Class schedules for seventh- and sixth-grade students are available on the following dates:

• Wed., Aug. 7 Seventh Grade

• Thurs., Aug. 8 Sixth Grade 

The Lindsay Middle School office is open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Seventh-grade students must have an immunization record on file showing they have received the T-dap booster immunization. 

Open House is set for Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

The school is located on West Creek Street in Lindsay, between S.W. 8th and Roberson Streets. Those who have further questions may contact the school at 405-756-3133.

 

Kayla Blake Thornburg softball tourney set

A memorial co-ed softball tournament is set for Sat., Aug. 10, according to Courtney Register.

The tournament is being held in memory of Kayla Blake Thornburg, a Lindsay resident, who died in May of 2018, at the age of 27. 

Ms. Thornburg had two sets of twins. Proceeds from the second annual tournament will go to her children.

The tournament begins at 8:00 a.m., and will be held at Griffith Sports Park in Lindsay. This is a double-elimination tournament. T-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team.

Teams should provide their own ASA approved 12-inch balls. USSSA and ASA bats are allowed. 

Concessions will be available. 

Sponsorships are available.  

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Register at 405-428-1826 or Lauren Johnston at 405-428-8778.

 

Purdy cemetery family plots need attention

Those who have marked plots at the Purdy Cemetery are asked to re-mark their family burial plots that they’ve already requested, according to LaVern Russell, with the Board of the Purdy Cemetery Association.

“Due to ground sinking from weather, markers need to be raised. We also ask that the user’s name be applied to the markers,” Ms. Russell added.

Those who would like further information, and to get at date and time to re-mark plots, may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

 

Lindsay School Open House is Tues., Aug. 13

Open House for Lindsay School students is set for Tues., Aug. 13, according to a news release.

Open House is held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Freshmen Orientation begins at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium. 

School begins Thurs., Aug. 15. The Lindsay School is located at S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay. 

Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay School at 405-756-3131.

 

Certified Healthy program applications are open

An important contributor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing opportunities to make healthier choices where people live, work, learn, play and pray, according to a news release. 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is currently accepting applications for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program through Fri., Nov. 1. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program provides:

• An assessment to help organizations gauge where they are on supporting health.

• Abundant resources to help organizations create healthier environments.

• An annual certification award spotlighting organizations actively promoting health and wellness through practices and policies.

“Health is a vital element to the success of our state and people,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “I look forward to seeing the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program continue to help and encourage Oklahomans to come together as a community in order to move the needle and improve health outcomes in our great state.”

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program offers certifications in seven different categories:  • Certified Healthy Business – Any employer providing their employees with opportunities to make healthier choices • Certified Healthy School – Schools modeling and teaching students and staff how to be healthy • Certified Healthy Campus – Colleges and career technology centers providing a healthy environment for faculty and students • Certified Healthy Community – Communities offering citizens a healthy place to live, work, learn, play and pray • Certified Healthy Congregation – Faith-based organizations providing health and wellness opportunities to their members and/or attendees and staff • Certified Healthy Early Childhood Program – Early childhood programs providing a healthy environment for children and their families, as well as their staff • Certified Healthy Restaurant – Restaurants providing healthy food options to their customers and healthier environments for their staff.

Three levels of certification are available to qualified applicants: Basic, Merit and Excellence. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1. All applicants will be notified of awarded certification level in December and formally acknowledged at an awards ceremony in March of 2020.

“We are pleased with the growth and success of the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program,” said Interim Health Commissioner Tom Bates. “Last year, more than 2,200 applicants received certification. We encourage this year’s potential applicants to consider how they are making the healthy choice the easy choice for their employees, customers, students, and residents, and submit an application for Certified Healthy Oklahoma certification.”

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs are a joint effort of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, State Chamber of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council and numerous other partners who are helping to shape a healthier future for Oklahoma.

Those who would like to learn more about the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program and complete a certification application, visit the Certified Healthy Oklahoma website at http://www.certifiedhealthyok.com.

 

Dept. of Veteran Affairs rep to be in Lindsay

The Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs will have a representative at the Lindsay Community Library the second Tuesday of every month, according to Brenda Norrell.

The representative will be at the Library from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and will help Veterans with claims, benefits, and any questions they may have.

The Lindsay Community Library is located at 112 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Norrell at 405-756-3449.

 

Bluegrass Music concert set for Sat., Aug. 10

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS) of Del City presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m., according to Ronda Monse. 

GOBMS presents these concerts with the assistance of the Oklahoma Country-Western Museum and Hall of Fame. The Country & Western Heritage Hall of Fame is located at 3925 S.E. 29th St. in Del City, east of I-35 and south of I-40 on S.E. 29th St., between Bryant and Sunnylane (just west of Wall’s).

There will be three bands, and jamming rooms are available for musicians and singers, professional and amateur alike. Pre-show begins at 6:15 p.m., with Lily Ann Watters and Danny Watters. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Olen Davis and The Travelers of Muskogee, Wheatland Express of Clinton, and Muddy Wings of Choctaw.

There is a general admission fee, but admission is FREE for children 12 and under. There is great air conditioning, seating is provided, and concessions are available. 

The building is open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. for jamming, and there will be a voice workshop from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Those needing further information may call 405-317-2618 or 405-226-9191. 

 

The last days of summer . . .

The Lindsay Municipal Swimming Pool will be open daily through Sun., Aug. 11, according to officials with the City of Lindsay.

Beginning Sat., Aug. 17, the pool will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., through Sun., Sept. 8, weather permitting.    

The Lindsay Municipal Swimming Pool is located in Shady Grove Park, on S.W. 4th St. in Lindsay. Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay Municipal Swimming Pool at 405-756-4000.

 

Guided Striper fishing tour raffle set

The Lindsay Junior Class Parents After Prom Committee is holding a raffle for a guided Striper fishing tour, according to Nicki Dewoody.

Tickets may be purchased to win a four-man guided Striper fishing trip at Lake Texoma. The trip is valued at $500.00. 

The winner will be drawn in late September, and does not need to be present to win.

The winner will be able to set up their trip with the fishing guide. Also, the fishing guide said the good fishing begins in October, just in time to use these tickets.

Proceeds from the raffle go toward the Lindsay High School After-Prom party in the spring.

Those who have questions, or who would like to purchase tickets, may contact Ms. Dewoody at 405-488-5604.

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