News Notes

News Notes


Circus set to be in Lindsay

Come one! Come all! 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. 

Kids and adults, alike, will also love to attend while the elephants have their “spa day” at 3:00 p.m. that same afternoon.

When Carson & Barnes sets up circus morning, it is circus history and magic, transforming 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 dinosaurs 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.


In Maysville

Wiley Post festival set for Saturday

Fun, food, and festivities are all headed to downtown Maysville this weekend, Sat., Sept. 14, for the annual Wiley Post Festival, according to Janet Dinwiddie, Librarian of the Maysville Public Library. 

The popular event is sponsored yearly by the Maysville Public Library, and features 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. 


Area teams take the field Friday night

 It’s football time in Oklahoma! That means it’s time for some Friday night lights on high school football fields across the state. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay travels to Bridge Creek

Alex travels to Central High

Elmore City-Pernell hosts Marietta

Dibble hosts Lexington

Pauls Valley hosts Jones
Maysville has a bye

Purcell travels to Washington

Blanchard travels to Anadarko

Marlow travels to Cache

The University of Oklahoma travels to UCLA to take on the Bruins, and Oklahoma State University travels to Tulsa to take on the Golden Hurricane. 

“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.


This Friday is Friday the 13th!

If you’re a superstitious person, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day. 

Friday the 13th happens at least once every year, but CAN occur up to three times in the same year. 

The fear of the number 13 has a scientific name: triscaidekaphobia.

An estimated 17 to 21 MILLION people in the United States are bothered by this day, which makes it the most feared day and date in history. Some people even avoid their normal routines on Friday the 13th. 

No matter what your feelings are about Friday the 13th, your friends at the Shopper News Note hope you have a healthy, safe, and prosperous one!


City of Lindsay offers recycling

The City of Lindsay offers residents a way to recycle their household articles, according to a news release.

The recycle container is located at the end of East Kiowa Street, east of Hwy. 76, in Lindsay. Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A City of Lindsay utility bill must be presented, in order to deposit recyclables in the container.

Acceptable items include tin cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, white paper, newspaper/sales paper, glass, and plastics 1-7.

Unacceptable items include plastic bags, trash/food waste, and plastic tubs.


Boots & Badges blood drive set Thurs., Sept. 19

“Be a hero. Give blood!”  That’s the word from Lindsay Community Blood Drive coordinator, Lacy Curry.  

The Lindsay Community Blood Drive is set for Thurs., Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  

The blood drive will be held at the United Methodist Church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

Each blood donor will receive a FREE limited-edition Boots & Badges t-shirt, plus all the delicious, homemade cookies they care to eat. 

Donors also receive a coupon for a FREE Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Whataburger, plus FREE health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store. 

One blood donation can save as many as three lives, and the supply must be constantly renewed. If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.

As a non-profit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 160 hospitals statewide.

The Lindsay Community blood drives are held the third Thursday of every other month in odd-numbered months, and are sponsored by the South Central Medical and Resource Center (SCMRC).

Photo ID is required when giving blood. Those needing further information, or who would like to set up a time-saving appointment, are asked to contact Ms. Curry at SCMRC, at 405-756-4605.


Pulled pork lunch to be served Friday

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Sept. 13 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.


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 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 Fri., 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


Bradley school reunion set for Sun., Oct. 6

Bradley’s annual 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.


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.  

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