News Notes

News Notes

In Pauls Valley

104th Garvin County Fair begins Thursday

It’s Garvin County Fair time! Yes, The 104th Garvin County Fair is going on in Pauls Valley through Sat., Aug. 24, according to a news release.

Exhibits will be accepted on Wednesday, and then Fair activities really gear up on Thursday. 

New this year are The Greatest Hen Race, Barnyard Shenanigans, turtle races, and an egg show.

Thurs., Aug. 22 and Fri., Aug. 23 are Children’s Day at the Fair. Children’s Day activities feature hands-on programs, games, demonstrations, a petting zoo, OSU’s Bug Adventure, Oklahoma City Zoo animals, dog training demonstrations, Ag Olympics, and more. A FREE lunch is provided to the children. 

Thursday’s attractions include the Best Dressed Pet Contest, the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, Barnyard Shenanigans, Crowning of the Fair Royalty, The Greatest Hen Race, and live entertainment throughout the evening.

Friday’s attractions feature the Egg Show, Rabbit Show, Poultry Show, Ag Olympics, Livestock Judging, Cornhole Tournament, Tractor Driving Contest, Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club, and live music. 

The second Annual Wiener Dog Races are back! They’re set for Sat., Aug. 24, along with the Livestock Show, the Turtle Races, Best Apple Pie and Best Salsa Contests, and the Horse Show.

Special presentations will be made at this year’s livestock show. The first annual Chip Howard Memorial Scholarship Award will be presented by Mr. Howard’s family to a 4-H or FFA member.

Also, the Grand & Reserve Grand Heifer Award will be officially named in honor of DonEtta Cothren.

Of course, there will be plenty of food and craft vendors. There’s something for everyone, so make plans now to attend the 2019 Garvin County Fair, back for its 104th year!

Those who would like further information may contact the Garvin County Cooperative Extension Service at 405-238-6681. 

The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. OCES provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.


Kids’ Crusade begins Thursday

“Come one, come all . . . to the Greatest show on Earth!” That’s the word from Bro. Joseph Hunt about the Kids’ Crusade set for Thurs., Aug. 22 through Sat., Aug. 24.

The Kids’ Crusade begins at 7:00 p.m. nightly, and will be held at the corner of Hwy. 19 East and Hwy. 76 South (in front of Walmart) in Lindsay.

Bubbling Billy and Singing Sue will be putting on skits and reading Bible stories for the kids. There will also be games, refreshments, and prizes every night.

A Penny March contest will be held between the boys and the girls.

Everyone and all churches are invited to attend this happy event sponsored by Come to the Cross Ministries, the Lindsay Ministerial Alliance, and the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce. Those who would like further information may contact Bro. Joseph Hunt at 405-206-7495.


PASS Coalition set to meet Sunday

The regular meeting of the PASS Coalition will be held Sun., Aug. 25 at 2:00 p.m., according to Jessica Parker, PASS Coalition Secretary.

The meeting will be held at the City of Lindsay Training Center, located at 204 W. Creek in Lindsay. Discussion and vote to amend bylaws in order to establish a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) are on the agenda. 

The PASS Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations in our community that work to promote the prevention of substance abuse and provide support to families struggling with drug addiction. The addition of a PTO would allow for a stronger presence at Lindsay Schools and broaden the scope of services and resources offered to students through the Coalition.

All community members are encouraged to get involved! More information is available at or on social media @passdrugfree. Questions may be directed to Jessica Parker at 405-756-0312. 


Fifth Friday Art Walk set in Pauls Valley

The Pauls Valley Arts Council presents the Fifth Friday Art Walk on Fri., Aug. 30 from 5:55 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. according to a news release.

The Art Walk takes place in downtown Pauls Valley in months that have five Fridays. 

Artist Kris Fairchild will be on hand with her aquatic works of art, CJ Bradford will have his sketches, ink, and graphite drawings available, and Carre Shandor will be demonstrating wood burning techniches, as well. 

Other artists will be on hand with their creations. Visitors will also enjoy FREE admission to the Toy & Action Figure Museum in downtown Pauls Valley.


Pageant set for Alex Founders’ Day

A Founders’ Day Pageant is set for Sat., Sept. 7 for the Alex Founders’ Day, according to Sandra Manning.

There will be two age groups:

• Prince and Princess are Pre-K through second grade

• King and Queen are third grade through sixth grade

Contestants will be judged on dress, talent, and decorated vehicle float. 

Entry forms are available at Alex Florist and at First National Bank in Alex, and are due by Thurs., Sept. 5.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Manning at 405-320-3176.


New tour hours available for Mansion

The new hours for tours at the Murray-Lindsay Mansion in Erin Springs are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each week, according to Thelma Love. 

Tours of the Pike Peak School Museum, located just across the street from the Murray-Lindsay Mansion, are available during these times, as well.

“Summer months are a good time to bring your children and grandchildren to learn about the history of the people represented by the two museums,” Ms. Love explained.

A special Story Hour will be held at the Mansion each Monday morning during the month of June. Story Hour will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Stories of the museum’s history and the familes who lived there will be presented, along with fun activities. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Those who have questions, or who would like to schedule a tour in the afternoons or weekends, may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146.


Bake sale set for Labor Day weekend

The Lindsay Junior Class parents are planning a bake sale for Fri., Aug. 30 in the lobby of the First National Bank of Lindsay, according to Beth Anne Legare.

The bake sale starts at 9:00 a.m, and all proceeds go toward the After Prom Party for Lindsay Juniors and Seniors.

“Let us do your baking before the big holiday weekend. We’ll have plenty of delicious treats to choose from!” Ms. Legare added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Legare at 4105-428-2009. Kassie Kelly and Amanda Taylor are also available for questions. 


Garvin County Retired Educators set to meet

The next meeting of the Garvin County Retired Educators and Support Personnel is set for Wed., Aug. 28 at 10:00 a.m., according to Terry Ann Pitmon.

The meeting will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting room, located at 112 E. Paul Ave. in Pauls Valley.

“We look forward to seeing everyone!” Ms. Pitmon added.

Those who woudl like more information may contact Ms. Pitmon at 580-310-2851.


Bake sale set for Friday in Lindsay 

A Lindsay 12 and Under softball team is set to host a bake sale on Fri., Aug. 23 at First National Bank of Lindsay, according to a news release.

There will be plenty of delicious goodies available, including cake flavors such as wedding cake, tuxedo, triple chocolate fudge, old-fashion (yellow cake with chocolate buttercream), strawberry, butter pecan with cream cheese icing, red velvet with cream cheese icing, cookies-n-cream, peanut butter fudge, and white cake with fresh strawberries. There will also be plenty of spicy pretzels.

A raffle for corn hold boards will also be held.

The bake sale begins at 9:00 a.m.


Pernell’s all-school reunion set for Sat., Aug. 24

The all-school reunion for the Pernell School is set for Sat., Aug. 24, at the Elmore City First Baptist Church in Elmore City, according to Jeanie Speakman Price.

“We will be honoring the class of 1969. We’ll also be remembering all of those we have lost this past year,” Ms. Price added.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Meat and drinks are provided, and everyone is asked to bring a dish of their choice.

“After dinner, there will be prizes for many events that you may have been in,” Ms. Price went on to say.

“Everyone is invited to come. If you went to school there, taught there, drove a bus, and anyone who lived there when school was in session, and you loved Pernell, come on and enjoy,” Ms. Price continued.

“It will be an exciting time for all who attend. Much preparation has gone into this reunion, so come on, Longhorns, and enjoy this reunion,” Ms. Price concluded.

Those needing further information may contact Ms. Price at 405-756-6263.


Dinner Before the Big Game set for Fri., Aug. 30

Dinner before the Big Game is set for Fri., Aug. 30, according to a news release.

Calvary Baptist Church of Lindsay holding the fundraiser dinner before the first game of the Leopards’ football season. 

BBQ sandwich dinners will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the vacant lot west of the Ryan Taylor-Dutton Family Museum, at the corner of S.W. 7th and Cherokee in Lindsay.

Everyone is invited to stop by on their way to the game, as the Leopards take on the Pauls Valley Panthers in their home opener. 

There is a charge for the dinner, and all proceeds go toward building the church’s Family Life Center. Those who have questions may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 405-756-2781.


Guided Striper fishing tour raffle set

A raffle is set for a guided Striper fishing tour, according to Nicki Dewoody.

The Lindsay Junior Class Parents After Prom Committee is sponsoring the raffle, and all proceeds from the raffle go toward the Lindsay High School After-Prom party in the spring.

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.

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


Special meeting set for Purdy Cemetery Association

The board of the Purdy Cemetery Association will hold a special meeting on Tues., Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m., according to LaVern Russell.

The meeting is set to discuss the Salt Water Disposal Well to be built next door to the Purdy Cemetery. 

The meeting will be held at the Erin Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall, located at 3053 Hwy. 76 in Lindsay, or one-and-a-half miles south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76

Members of the Purdy Cemetery Association are invited and encouraged to attend.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596. 


Child Find program to be in Lindsay schools

The Lindsay Public Schools participate in the child identification, location, screening and evaluation activities throughout the year, in coordination with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, according to Jennifer Taylor, Director of Special Services.

Personally identifiable information shall be collected and maintained in a confidential manner in carrying out the following activities:

• Referral: Preschool children ages three to five and students enrolled in K-12 who are suspected of having disabilities which may require special education and related services may be referred for screening and evaluation through the local school.

• Screening: May include vision, hearing, and health. Other screening activities may include review of records and educational history, interviews, observations, and specially developed readiness or educational screening instruments.

• Educational Evaluation: Includes testing to determine whether a child has a disability, and the nature and extent of special education and related services that the child needs. The term refers to procedures used selectively with an individual child, and does not include basic tests administered or procedures used with all children in a school, grade, or class. Written consent of the parent or legal guardian for such evaluation must be on file with the school district prior to any child receiving an initial evaluation for special education and related services purposes. 

• Collection of Personally Identifiable Information:  Educational records containing personally identifiable information collected by schools in the identification, location, screening, and evaluation of children shall be maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Policies & Procedures of Special Education in Oklahoma. School districts develop and implement a local policy regarding the collections, storage, disclosure, and destruction of confidential student records. Parents may obtain a copy of the local policy from the Superintendent. 

Those who would like further information about school records or to discuss the need for educational evaluation for their child may contact Dan Chapman, Superintendent of Lindsay Public Schools, or Ms. Taylor at 405-756-3131.  


Circus set to be in Lindsay Mon., Sept. 16

The Carson and Barnes Circus will be in Lindsay on Mon., Sept. 16, according to a news release.

The circus will be in Lindsay for two performances, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The circus is brought to Lindsay by the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.

Those who have questions may contact Violet Henderson, Chamber manager, at 405-756-4312.


5th annual Alex Founders’ Day set Sat., Sept. 7 

The fifth annual Alex Founders’ Day and Car Show is set for Sat., Sept. 7, according to Paige Ridley.

The one-day event is held in “The Grove Park” from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

There will be lots of vendors, a fish fry, a car show, a parade at 2:00 p.m., live music, a 5K, Founders’ Day Pageant, chili cook-off, and a bass fishing tournament.

The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration includes a FREE t-shirt.   

The kids’ play area will be open all day. Wrist bands may be purchased for all-day play.

There will be 22 classes in the car show, and the first 50 to enter will receive a gift bag and t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each class. Other awards include Best of Show, Kids’ Choice, and Heros’ Choice. There is a 50/50 pot, and proceeds benefit Wyatt’s Wings. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Founders’ Day. There is also a burn-out contest.

The bass fishing tournament is for two-man teams, biggest stringer of six fish, maximum. The fish must be alive, caught on rod and reel, and all state rules and regulations apply. Weigh-in is from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be cash prizes for first- and second-place stringers. The biggest bass wins 100-percent of the pot. Entrants must pre-register by 8:00 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 6.

Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. in the community park. There will be a performance by Billy Davis and the Band of Brothers. 

“Come out and enjoy refreshments, family fun, and watch the parade!” Ms. Dunn added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Dunn at 405-320-3930 or 405-574-4120, or at


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.


Family plots need attention in Purdy

The Board of the Purdy Cemetery Association.

are asking familys who have marked plots at the Purdy Cemetery to re-mark their burial plots that they’ve already requested, according to LaVern Russell,

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

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

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