News Notes

News Notes

Be a hero! Give blood!

Boots & Badges blood drive is Thursday

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

This year’s ‘Boots & Badges’ Blood Drive is set for Thurs., Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The ‘Boots & Badges’ blood drive is a fun competition between the Fire Department and the Police Department, to see how many donations each brings in.  

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.

“Come on down, and sign up to help your favorite first responders – the Fire Department or the Police Department – win their competition, AND help save some lives in the process!” Ms. Curry urged.

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 SCMRC at 405-756-4605.


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 has a bye

Alex hosts Davenport

Elmore City-Pernell has a bye

Dibble travels to Allen

Pauls Valley has a bye
Maysville hosts Ryan

Purcell hosts Lexington

Blanchard travels to Newcastle (on Thursday)

Marlow hosts Washington

The University of Oklahoma has a bye, and Oklahoma State University travels to austin to take on the university of texas longhorns. 

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


Student Reach 2019 set for Thurs., Sept. 25

Student Reach 2019 is set for Wed., Sept. 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to Lacie Wilkins.

The theme for Student Reach 2019 is ‘Jesus Can Break Every Chain.’ The community event will be held at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay, located at 114 W. Chickasaw, and is for students in sixth grade through Seniors.

Students may play volleyball, corn hole, and many other games. A message with music will be delivered, as well. Nachos with all the fixins will be served, and water and soft drinks will also be available.

Door prizes will be awarded. The popular community event is sponsored by the United Methodist Church, the First Christian Church, and the First Assembly of God Church, all of Lindsay.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Wilkins at the United Methodist Church, at 405-756-2382.


Singing set at God’s Big Country Church

God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard is set to hold their monthly old-fashioned Country Gospel singing on Sat., Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard, according to Pastor Jerry Auld.

“Everyone is invited to our gospel singing. Bring your instruments, and bring a song,” Pastor Auld went on to say. “We’ll have food and fellowship after the singing.”

Sunday morning services begin at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m., with Bible study and fellowship. All services are held at the church, located at 2215 County Road 1350 in Blanchard.

“May God bless you all,” Pastor Auld added.

Those who would like further information may contact Pastor Auld, via text or phone call, at 405-465-2825, or Cathy Auld at 405-320-1940.

“We look forward to seeing you all!!!!” Pastor Auld concluded.  


LHS Cheer Preview set for Thursday

The Lindsay Varsity Cheer Competitive Team invites everyone to a Cheer Preview on Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m., according to Lori Karpe, Lindsay High School Varsity Cheer Coach.

The Preview will be held in the Leopard Arena, located on W. Creek Street, at the Lindsay School campus in Lindsay. 

“The Cheer team is getting ready to head to Tulsa for Regionals on Sat., Sept. 21 at Tulsa Union High School, and we need your help with the Spirit Section of their routine,” explained Ms. Karpe. “Come out on Thursday and support your team as they make a bid for the State Championship!”

“We also invite everyone to follow your Cheer team to Tulsa Unnion High School on Saturday. Performance time is 1:18 p.m.,” Ms. Karpe went on to say.  

Those who have questions may contact the school at 405-756-3131.



Power For Life Team is coming to Lindsay

The Lindsay First Assembly of God Church will be hosting the Power For Life Team in ministry in their church Thurs., Sept. 19 through Sun., Sept. 22, according to Pastor Stan Ledford.

The Power For Life Team will be performing feats of strength and sharing Biblical principles with those in attendance. Performances will be held at the church, located at 1101 W. Cherokee in Lindsay.

The team will be speaking, bending steal bars, breaking bats, and rolling skillets in assemblies in Lindsay, Dibble, and Alex school districts.

Pastors Stan and Alice Ledford invite everyone to attend these FREE, one-of-a-kind church services. Service times are Thurs., Sept. 19 through Sat., Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. nightly, and Sun., Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-3088.  


Garvin County GOP Barbeque Bonanza set 

The Garvin County Republican Party (GOP) is set to hold a Barbeque Bonanza on Sat., Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m., according to Franci Fullerton.

The event will be held at Crossroads Church, located at 32145 East County Rd 1570 in Pauls Valley. 

Both local and national speakers will be at this event, talking about Medicaid expansion, in particular.

A silent auction will be held. The cost of the meal is by donation.

“Come meet our elected officials. We’d love to see you there!” Ms. Fullerton added.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Fullerton at 405-207-3565.


See You At The Pole set for Wed., Sept. 25

See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of thousands of Christian students at a flagpole in front of trheir local school for prayer, scripture-reading and worship, during the early morning before school starts, according to a news release.

The event is set for Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:30 a.m. at the Lindsay school. 


Shirley’s clothes closet to be open Saturday

The Erin Springs Church of God’s clothing closet, also called Shirley’s Closet, will be open this weekend, Sat., Sept. 21, according to Linda Brothers.

All the clothing is FREE. People from the surrounding area are welcome.

The closet will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 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.

Shirley’s Closet is open the third Saturday of every month. Donations of clothing are accepted and welcomed.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Brothers at 405-428-6645. 


Free Will Baptist Church sets garage sale

The Free Will Baptist Church is set to hold a huge garage sale, open to the public, Tues., Oct. 1 through Sat., Oct. 5, according to Barbara Elam.

The sale will be held in the Dibble area, one mile north of Hwy. 39, on May Ave. Lindsay residents will travel on Hwy. 59B to Hwy. 39, then across the highway north one more mile (May Ave.).

The sale will be held daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with the end times varying each day.

All proceeds go to the church. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Elam at 405-756-7731 or Peggy Howeth at 405-938-7075.


Linda Davis and Lang Scott to be in Lindsay

The members of the First Christian Church of Lindsay happily announce that Lang and Linda (Davis) Scott will be singing and playing in honor of Jesus on Sun., Sept. 22.

The couple will be presenting their music at the church, located at the corner of S.W. 4th and Chickasaw Streets in Lindsay.

The performance begins at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Linda is the niece of Lillie Mae Davis of Lindsay. Linda and Lang have graciously offered to share their musical gifts with the church.

“We, as a church, feel so blessed to have them here!” one member exclaimed.

“Please come join us for worship on this special day!” Pastor Dennis Yates added.  


WANTED:  Pumpkin unloaders  

The pumpkins are coming!! The pumpkins are coming! . . . and word from Lacie Wilkins of the United Methodist Church of Lindsay is that helpers are needed to unload them.

Sat., Sept. 28, at 9:00 a.m., the pumpkins will be unloaded, and members of the church will begin setting up this year’s Pumpkin Patch. 

Pumpkins will go on sale early the next week. Funds raised all go to the church’s youth missions.

Those who would like to volunteer to unload pumpkins may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at


Rock the Block Homecoming block party set

The PASS Coalition will host a Rock the Block Homecoming Fifth Quarter block party on Lindsay’s Main Street for sixth-grade to 12th-grade Lindsay students after the Homecoming football game on Fri., Sept. 27, according to Jessica Parker.

The party will follow the game and end at midnight. There will be FREE food, games, and hundreds of dollars in cash prizes and gift cards! 

This fun event is made possible by PASS and community partners, including Calvary Baptist, First Baptist, and Erin Springs Baptist churches of Lindsay.

Those interested in helping or donating prizes should contact Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312.


National Voter Registration Day is Tues., Sept. 24

National Voter Registration Day is Tues., Sept. 24,  and County Election Boards are encouraging citizens to celebrate democracy by registering to vote. County Election Board Secretaries said that voter registration events will be held around the country in a collective effort to encourage civic engagement. However, engagement is more than a one-day event.

“Registering is the first step in exercising your right to vote, but it’s up to each individual to make sure they are registered and to keep their registration up-to-date. National Voter Registration Day is a great reminder that in a representative democracy, we all have a responsibility to register and vote,” one Election Board Secretary said.

Anyone who needs to register or update their current registration is invited to stop by and visit the County Election Board during office hours on National Voter Registration Day. Staff will be on hand all day from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to assist with completing an application on Tues., Sept. 24th. It only takes a couple of minutes. Those who are already registered, but have specific questions about their registration or voting, are welcome to stop by or give the County Election Board a call.  

To register to vote in Oklahoma:

• You must be 18 years old on or before an election in which you are eligible to vote.

• You must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma.

• You must affirm that you have not been convicted of a felony or if you have been convicted, you have fully served your sentence of court-mandated calendar days, including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court.

• You must affirm that you are not under judgment as an incapacitated person.

While Tues., Sept. 24 is National Voter Registration Day, every day is voter registration day in Oklahoma, and applications may be submitted at any time.

Those who are unable to make it to the County Election Board may download a Voter Registration Application from the State Election Board website at: Post offices, libraries, and many tag agencies also have applications available.

Current voters are encouraged to verify or update their registration using the State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool and at

Questions may be directed to the Election Board Secretaries. The board secretaries and phone numbers in the Shopper’s distribution area are:  Garvin County, Doylene Cunningham, 405-238-3303; McClain County, Karen Haley, 405-527-3121; Grady County, Susan Turner, 405-224-1430.

The Garvin County Election Board is located inside the Garvin County Courthouse in Pauls Valley, First Floor, Room 8.

The McClain County Election Board office is in Room 101, at 121 N. 2nd Ave. in Purcell (inside the McClain County Courthouse). 

The Grady County Election Board office is located in the District Attorney Complex at 307 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Chickasha.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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. 


Grady County Republicans set to meet

The Grady County Republican Party is set to hold their September meeting on Thurs., Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The meeting will be held in Classroom 4 at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC) Chickasha Campus, located at 1401 Michigan Ave. in Chickasha.

The program will include introduction and platforms from the candidates, updates on proposed projects, and legislative updates from Sen. Lonnie Paxton and Rep. Brad Boles.

Those who would like further information may contact the Grady County Republican Party by E-mail at The mailing address is P. O. Box 241, Chickasha, OK 73023. Their Facebook is Grady County Republican Party. 

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