News Notes

News Notes

In Lindsay-

SYATP set for

Wednesday

See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of thousands of Christian students at a flagpole in front of their 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. 

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 hosts Tishomingo

Alex hosts Destiny Christian

Elmore City-Pernell hosts Dibble

Pauls Valley travels to Lone Grove
Maysville travels to Corn Bible

Purcell travels to Plainview

Blanchard hosts Bethany

Marlow hosts Douglass

The University of Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State University hosts Kansas State University. 

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

Chamber After Hours set for Tues., Oct. 1

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce is set to host Chamber After Hours on Tues., Oct. 1, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.

This is a fund-raiser for the Chamber, as well as a meet-and-greet. There will also be a silent auction, and plenty of delicious food.

The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber, located at 107 N. Main, at the north end of Lindsay’s grand brick Main Street.

“Come out, enjoy visiting, and learn about the exciting things the Lindsay Chamber is planning,” Ms. Henderson added.

Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.

Lindsay’s city-wide garage sales are October 3-5

Lindsay’s city-wide garage sales are set for next week, Thurs., Oct. 3 through Sat., Oct. 5, according to the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson.

The weekend sales are held in conjunction with REC’s annual Member Meeting, set for Sat., Oct. 5.

Several businesses in Lindsay will also be holding sales for the annual event.

The Lindsay Chamber provides maps of all the garage sales that register with the Chamber.

Those who would like to register their sales, or who would like further information, may contact the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.

Kermes set at St. Peter Catholic Church

St. Peter Catholic Church in Lindsay is set to hold a kermes, an outdoor carnival, on Sat., Oct. 5 (REC day), according to Sheryl Kochert. 

A huge yard sale begins at 8:00 a.m. The kermes runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m, and features Mexican food of grilled steak and Barbacoa tacos, tamales, enchiladas, nachos, chilindrinas, frituras, popcorn, fresh homemade drinks of Horchata and lemonade, water, soda, juice and desserts, plus a bouncy house for the kids.

“Come enjoy food and fun at St. Peter Catholic Church,” Ms. Kochert added.

The church is located at 801 S.E. 2nd in Lindsay.

Lindsay Cheerleaders are headed to State!

The Lindsay Varsity Cheer Competitive Team is headed to STATE! That’s the word from Lori Karpe.

The LHS won Regional Runner Up on sat., Sept. 21 in the Regional Cheer Tournament held in Tulsa. State competition is also in Tulsa, at Oral Roberts University on Sat,. Sept. 28.

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival is set

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival, put on by the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sat., Nov. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., according to Gena Fletcher.

The carnival will be held at the Lindsay Fair Barn, located north of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, northwest of the old REC Building.

“We still have booth space available, and this is a great way for civic, non-profit organizations to raise money. The booth space is only $10.00, and the rest of the money you make that night is yours. ALL of the booth space rental money is awarded to the group with the best-decorated booth,” Ms. Fletcher added. 

Those wanting to sign up for a booth or who need more information about the carnival are asked to contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

Pumpkin unloaders needed in Lindsay

Pumpkin unloaders needed. No experience necessary! Yes, the pumpkins are coming to Lindsay, 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 lwilkins.lumc@gmail.com.

Student Reach 2019 set for Wed., 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.

Lindsay Homecoming and parade set for Friday

Lindsay’s Homecoming ceremony is set for Fri., Sept. 27 at 6:50 p.m. at Burford Field, according to a news release.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Lindsay Elementary School. 

The Homecoming Court is made up of Senior Stephen Singleton escorting Senior Sydney Wilson, Senior Kaleb Brown escorting Senior Charley Simonton, Senior Tanner Emery escorting Senior Jody Webb, Senior Seth Perry escorting Junior Emyle Rauseo, Senior Chance Austin escorting Sophomore Nicole Henson, and Senior Kaden Newey escorting Freshman Skylar Adamas. The Crown Bearer is Stratton Slater, who will be escorting Flower Girl Paisley Hembree.

All parents, family, friends, and fans are invited to attend.

The The Lindsay Leopards take on the Tishomingo Indians in the Homecoming game beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Garage sale set at Free Will Baptist Church

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.

Indian Tacos will be available Fri., Oct. 4

The Erin Springs Church of God is set to host their monthly Indian taco dinner on Fri., Oct. 4, 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. 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. 

PASS meet-and-greet set for Friday

Stephanie Morcom will be the guest speaker at the PASS Caolition’s quarterly meet-and-greet on Fri., Sept. 27, according to Jessica Parker. 

The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m., and will be held at the Lindsay Best Western. A Build-Your-Own Breakfast will be available for a small fee. 

This meeting is open to all community members and is being offered by the PASS Coalition to bring awareness and resources for anyone wishing to learn more about addiction prevention and recovery. 

Ms. Morcom received a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. She entered the substance abuse field after her own battle with prescription drugs. Ms. Morcom began her work in the non-profit sector, mentoring and managing women as they began their journey in recovery. She understands that substance abuse disorder, and behavioral health challenges affect the family, not only the loved one struggling. She travels all over Oklahoma, connecting clients and their families with the resources they need. She believes strongly in the full continuum of care, and credits her own sobriety to following treatment with long-term sober living and outpatient resources. Ms. Morcom is a Certified Case Manager Interventionist Intern, serves on several mental health and substance abuse committees, and makes herself available to anyone looking for help. Currently, she works as the Outreach Coordinator for Ambrosia Treatment Centers and is the founder of HopeFirst, a support group for those who love someone struggling with substance abuse abuse.

Those who have questions or who would like to RSVP, may call/text Jessica Parker at 405-756-0312. The PASS Coalition is a local 501c3 non-profit organization, and may be followed on social media @passdrugfree or visit passdrugfree.org. 

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.

80th annual REC Meeting set for Sat., Oct. 5

Soon Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) members will gather for the 80th Annual Membership Meeting, according to Megan Lawrence.

The Annual Meeting will be held in REC’s Multi Purpose Center in Lindsay on Sat., Oct. 5. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until the beginning of the business meeting at 10:00 a.m.

The business session will update members on the Co-op’s activities. 2018 Board President, Gary Jones, will give a report and CEO, Dale Nye, will present financial and operational information.

In addition to the meeting, REC is offering a FREE health fair provided by the Lindsay Municipal Hospital, the Lindsay Emergency Medical Service, South Central Medical Center and Physical Therapy Central. They will begin performing these services from 8:00 a.m. until the beginning of the business session at 10:00 a.m. inside the tents in front of the Multi-Purpose Center. For member convenience, there are two consent forms for the health fair inside the envelope with the official notice of the meeting. Members can fill out the consent forms and bring the forms with them to the annual meeting. Members planning to have the blood test done should refrain from eating after midnight prior to the health fair.

The Lindsay Kiwanis Club will once again be serving their annual pancakes, bacon and coffee fundraiser breakfast to REC members. They will be set up outside the Multi-Purpose Center by the tents.

Crossfire is a band that has been playing together for over 25 years, and they play a wide variety of country music and include a few old classic rock songs.

The band includes Coye Langford on the bass, Mark Byrne on rhythm guitar, Danny Stewart on lead guitar, Monty Mink on rhythm guitar and Greg Peery on drums. Band members Langford, Byrne and Stewart are from Alex; Mink is from Cement, and Peery is formerly from Lindsay, but now lives in Blanchard. All five members are involved with vocals and providing the harmony for which they are known.

A children’s program, hosted by Lindsay Educational Travel, will run in conjunction with the business session in the back room of the Multi-Purpose Center. Look for signs during registration for the children’s program. Children ages four to 12 are welcome to attend.

  Each member registering will receive registration gifts. This year’s gifts include; an REC cap, a BBQ set, which includes two skewers, one fork, one spatula, one pair of tongs, one brush and four corn holders, a nail file, LED bulbs, a calendar, 2020 Farmers’ Almanac and an ink pen.

  Prize drawings will be held during and after the business session. Approximately 40 gifts, seventy-five $75 gift certificates for electricity and three grand prize drawings for $500 gift certificates for electricity will be given. In addition to the prize drawings, two children will win a new 18-inch bike. There will also be a drawing to win an electric bike for members ages 16 and older and a drawing for a Traeger grill.

Members should bring the registration card they received in the mail for a quick and simple registration.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Lawrence at 405-756-3104.

Rock the Block Homecoming party set for Friday

The PASS Coalition will Rock the Block with a 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, Erin Springs Baptist, and Living Sanctuary churches of Lindsay, as well as Boomarang and Super Flow Testers.

The Lindsay Leopards take on the Tishomingo Indians at Lindsay’s Burford Field Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Homecoming ceremonies begin at 6:50 p.m., just before the game.

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

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