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5th annual

Alex Founders’ Day is Saturday!

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

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

There will be plenty 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, and wrist bands may be purchased for all-day play.

The car show will feature 22 classes. 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. Cash prizes are awarded 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, and there will be a concert 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



Fair Oak Pentecostal holds special service

A special celebration service is set for Sun., Sept. 8 at Fair Oak Pentecostal Church, and Pastor AC Ezzell and the congregation invite everyone to attend, according to Gayla Ezzell. 

The special service will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., to celebrate the church’s Homecoming Sunday, commemorating 39 years of service. The congregation will also hold a dedication of the newly remodeled Sanctuary, as well. 

“We are inviting the presence of the Lord to fill this place like it did in the days of Solomon when He dedicated the temple,” Ms. Ezzell added. “We are confident that the Lord will attend with His mighty presence, and we hope you can attend, also.”

Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration. The church is located three miles east of Elmore City on Hwy. 29, at the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Airline Road.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Ezzell at 580-788-4278. 


Bradley school reunion set for Sun., Oct. 6

The annual Bradley School reunion is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 6 at the Lindsay school cafeteria, according to JoAnn Coffey.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by honors to our country, veterans, and teachers. The meal is catered by The Cotton Patch of Chickasha; the fee may be paid at the door.

The Lindsay school cafeteria is located in the northeast corner of the Lindsay Elementary/Middle School, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

Everyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to Ms. Coffey at 918-438-3194 or Mary Dimmitt at 580-678-7537 by leaving a text or voicemail by Mon., Sept. 16.


Indian tacos will be available Fri., Sept. 6

The Erin Springs Church of God is set to host their monthly Indian taco dinner on Fri., Sept. 6, according to Linda Brothers.

The dinner will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church, located at 14028 E. County Road 1518, south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, or just south of the Washita River bridge.

The dinner includes an Indian taco, dessert, and drink. Proceeds will go toward the church’s building insurance payment.

Call-in orders are welcome by contacting the church at 405-756-8685. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Brothers at 405-428-6645. 


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

The Carson and Barnes Circus family is proud to present the World Debut of CircusSaurus – complete with dinosaurs, and even a unicorn – in Lindsay on Mon., Sept. 16, according to Violet Henderson.

Two performances will be held, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in Lindsay’s Shady Grove Park.

When Carson & Barnes sets up circus morning, it is circus history and magic, transorming the show grounds into “Circus City USA”. The general public is invited FREE of charge, and school field trips are welcome about 9:00 a.m. circus morning to watch as the first units of the caravan begin arriving.

There will be exotic and domestic animals, featuring a traveling zoo, being unloaded, fed and watered, and made available for viewing.

Adding to the excitement, is the most popular experience of all, as humans and technology work side by side to erect America’s most spectacular and largest circus Big Top.

With the dawn of a new day comes a new era under the Big Top, and those that were once extinct will re-emerge again – right before visitors’ very eyes! The Big Top will be transformed into a time machine, and guests will embark on an adventure of a lifetime. 

Guests will be amazed as donosaurs shake the very ground under their feet. The trio of Deinoychus – Rumble, Rascal, and Rebel – will transport guests back in time to show why dinosaurs ruled the land.

The extinct giants of the past and the endangered Asian elephants of today clash under the Big Top in this high-thrilling adventure. Performers are from around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Russia, and Italy. 

Acts consist of aerial trapeze, acrobatic teams, jugglers and clowns, along with performing elephants, dinosaurs, plus a unicorn!

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.


Pauls Valley Opry set to perform Saturday

The Pauls Valley Opry is set for Sat., Sept. 7 at the Pauls Valley High School Auditorium, according to Becky Hill.

The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m., featuring the Memory Makers Band, with special guests Missy Rude, Wiley Winters, Anne Young, Mike Deviney, Terry Wilson, Haylie Bagwell and David Paul Nowlin. The guest MC is John Williams. 

Admission is charged, but children ages 12 and under are admitted FREE of charge. 


Awanas begins today at Erin Springs Baptist

The Erin Springs Baptist Church will be starting the Awanas program today, Wed., Sept. 4, at 6:00 p.m. for the school year, according to Donna Wallace.

Awanas is for children four years old through sixth grade. 

The first night is for parents and children to come and register their child, and join in with their children for fun, games, and snacks.

“Please come and get registered for the upcoming year, and enjoy the fun time with your children,” Ms. Wallace added.

The buses will not run the first night, so parents must attend to register their child. The buses will begin picking up children the following week.

Erin Springs Baptist Church is located south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76 at Erin Springs. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Wallace at 405-756-7826.


Striper fishing tour raffle tickets are available

“If you’ve ever wanted a guided Striper fishing tour, now’s your chance!” That’s the word from Lindsay High School After Prom Party Junior Class parent, Nicki Dewoody.

A raffle is set for the guided Striper fishing tour, 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-person 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.


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.  


Alex Founders’ Day Pageant set for Saturday

The Alex Founders’ Day Pageant is set for Sat., Sept. 7, 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.


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.


Lindsay Senior Center offers Bingo

“Come on down to the Lindsay Senior Citizens Center and enjoy playing Bingo with us!” That’s the word from Center director, Kelly Riddle.

Bingo is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Small prizes are awarded to the winners.

The Lindsay Senior Citizens Center serves the noon-day meal on weekdays at the center, and also offers home delivery in the Lindsay area, as well.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The Center is located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Riddle at 405-756-4780. 


Maysville’s Wiley Post festival set Sat., Sept. 14

Maysville’s annual Wiley Post Festival is set for Sat., Sept. 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Janet Dinwiddie, Librarian of the Maysville Public Library. 

The Maysville Public Library sponsors the popular event that showcases craft vendors, food vendors, music and fun all day on Williams Street in downtown Maysville.

There will be a welcome at 10:00 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the crowning of the fifth annual Wiley Post Royalty will be held, and the parade will be held at 11:00 a.m. 

At 12:00 noon, there will be drawings for an adventure package and a freezer full of meat. The band and cheerleaders will perform throughout the day.

“We still have vendor/booth space available. Come join the fun!” Ms. Dinwiddie added.

The Wiley Post Festival gets its name from famous Maysville native, Wiley Post, who was the first pilot to fly solo around the world, discovered the jet stream, and was the pilot for famed humorist and fellow Oklahoman, Will Rogers.

Those who have questions, or who would like to rent vendor/booth space, may contact Ms. Dinwiddie at 405-867-4748. 


Living Word Clothes Closet set to be open

The Living Word Cowboy Church Clothes Closet is open the first and third Saturday of each month, according to Pastor Pearline Perkey.

The clothes closet is open from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., and is located behind the Living Word Cowboy Church, at 2605 Hwy. 19 in Bradley. 

There is no charge for clothes, and there are different items every time.

Those who would like further information may contact Arlene Moore at 405-778-1838.

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