REC meeting set Saturday
The official start of Fall – and the biggest garage sale weekend of the year – is this weekend, with Rural Electric Cooperative’s (REC’s) 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 begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues 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 fundraiser breakfast of pancakes, bacon and coffee, to REC members. They will be set up outside the Multi-Purpose Center by the tents.
There will also be a band playing. The band, Crossfire, 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 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.
“We invite all REC members out to our 80th annual members meeting, participate in the FREE health fair, have a delicious breakfast, hear the annual update, and get reacquainted with old friends this Saturday,” Ms. Lawrence added.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Lawrence at 405-756-3104.
Open Letter to the Public
Sometimes I am reminded of the 10 lepers that Jesus healed, and only one came back to thank him. Sometimes, we are like that. The Lord has blessed Lindsay with so many valuable services, and we forget to say “thank you” to them for what they do.
There is the EMS, who is under the leadership of Kevin Caldwell and Anthony Adams. They do a fantastic job of operating our EMS. But they couldn’t do it without their efficient staff, who are right there on the job when needed.
I would like to express my appreciation for their services, and encourage others to join me in this, even if you have not recently needed their assistance.
We have one of the best Emergency Rooms at the Lindsay Municipal Hospital, with great doctors and a very efficient staff to care for us. This is one of the best things that has happened to Lindsay, and we need to express our appreciation for the great job they are doing.
Thanks, people, for all the hard work you do for the people of Lindsay.
-Bill H. Love
After Hours tour of Murray-Lindsay Mansion set
The Lindsay Community Historical Society is hosting a Special After Hours tour at the Murray-Lindsay Mansion, according to Thelma Love.
The tour will take place on Tues., Oct. 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
“We want to make it possible for more people to have an opportunity to take a walk-through tour of this historic home, built in 1881,” Ms. Love added. “Many changes have taken place since our last Christmas at the Mansion, and we want to share the new exhibits with the community.”
More photos of the Murray-Lindsay Family are on display, and a Lindsay Community Historical Room has been created on the third floor.
“We can share our mutual heritage, and appreciate all the community service hours of different individuals who have made this possible,” Ms. Love went on to say.
There will be a time for fellowship with refreshments in the beautiful dining room.
“Many have expressed their desire to visit the Mansion, but have not been able to do so because of their work schedules. Please take this opportunity to come enjoy this special evening,” Ms. Love commented.
The Mansion is located south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76 at Erin Springs, then west of the Erin Springs Baptist Church about a mile.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146, or by E-mail at MurrayLindsayMansion@gmail.com.
Indian tacos will be available Friday
An Indian taco dinner, put on monthly by the Erin Springs Church of God, is set for this week, 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.
Area teams to 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 Davis
Alex travels to Empire
Elmore City-Pernell hosts Cashion
Dibble travels to Rush Springs
Pauls Valley hosts Marlow
Maysville hosts Temple
Purcell hosts Sulphur
Blanchard travels to McLoud
The University of Oklahoma travels to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Kansas University Jayhawks, and Oklahoma State University travels to Lubbock, Texas to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.
City-wide garage sales are this week in Lindsay
City-wide garage sales are set for this 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 80th 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 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.
Beta Sigma Phi’s 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.
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.
Lindsay’s Pumpkin Patch opens this week
The pumpkins are here!! The official sign that, indeed, Fall WILL happen in Oklahoma, is displayed for everyone to see on the lawn of the United Methodist Church of Lindsay.
The pumpkins are available for purchase. The Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9:30 a.m.until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and will be open most evenings and weekends.
“Our ‘Dinner in the Patch’ is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 13. We’ll serve beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, and cast-iron cobblers!! We’ll also be showing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Ms. Wilkins went on to say.
Those who have questions about the Pumpkin Patch may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Pauls Valley Opry set to perform Saturday
The Pauls Valley Opry is set for Sat., Oct. 5 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 Tanner Young, Bailey Wesberry, John Williams, David Paul Nowlin, Betty Archer, and Larry Darnell. The guest MC is John Williams.
Admission is charged, but children ages 12 and under are admitted FREE of charge.
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.
Bradley alums set to gather Sun., Oct. 6
The annual school reunion for the Bradley Dragons is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 6 at the Lindsay school cafeteria, according to JoAnn Coffey.
The Lindsay school cafeteria is in the northeast corner of the Lindsay Elementary/Middle School, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.
Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by honors to our country, veterans, and teachers. There will also be numerous door prize drawings.
“Our theme this year is ‘Moments to Remember.’ We were a small community with big hearts. As such, we had a lot of ‘good-deed doers,’ which resulted in great memories,” Ms. Coffey added.
“The main program after lunch will begin by recognizing those who have passed over the last year. We’ll have a tribute to the farmer, who was so critical to the survival of many families in the community. Likewise, the farmer was very dependent on the families who worked in the fields and supplied the labor to bring crops in each season,” Ms. Coffey continued.
“Bradley was home, and remains home in our hearts, as we reunite each year, and see familiar faces, and share stories and laughter,” Ms. Coffey went on to say.
Everyone attending is asked to come with their favorite memories from their first car, first job and boss, favorite song and dance, junior/senior trips and other memories that reflect the impact of teachers, parents, and schoolmates during their years at Bradley.
Hit songs of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s will be highlighted to help relive those special moments.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Coffey at 918-438-3194 or Mary Dimmitt at 580-678-7537.
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 http://www.certifiedhealthyok.com.
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.
Walking History Tour set at Erin Springs Cemetery
A Walking History Tour is set for Sun., Oct. 27, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Erin Springs Cemetery, according to Thelma Love.
The Lindsay Community Historical Society is hosting the tour. The members will tell stories of the people buried there, and will read interesting facts about some of the residents who lived in the Erin Springs Community.
The Erin Springs Cemetery is located just south of Lindsay on Hwy. 75, then west about one-tenth of a mile.
More information will be available later. Anyone who has a special interest in this event, or who has information to share, may contact the Lindsay Community Historical Society by E-mail at MurrayLindsayMansion@gmail.com. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146.
Garage sale continues at Free Will Baptist Church
The Free Will Baptist Church is set to hold a huge garage sale, open to the public, 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 roughly 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.
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.