News Notes

News Notes

Tues., Oct 15-

After Hours tour of Mansion set

A special After-Hours tour of the Murray-Lindsay Mansion is being hosted by the Lindsay Community Historical Society, 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 also 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

Garvin County Retired Educators set to meet

The Garvin County Retired Educators Association will meet Wed., Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m., according to Terry Ann Pitmon, President.

The meeting will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting room, located at 112 E. Paul in Pauls Valley.

Erick Brumley with K.A.D.E. Medical Transportation will be the speaker. 

“The public is invited to attend. Come and bring a friend!” Ms. Pitmon added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Pitmon at 580-310-2851.

Bluegrass Music concert set for Sat., Oct. 12

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS) of Del City presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., according to Ronda Monse. 

GOBMS presents these concerts with the assistance of the Oklahoma Country-Western Museum and Hall of Fame. The Country & Western Heritage Hall of Fame is located at 3925 S.E. 29th St. in Del City, east of I-35 and south of I-40 on S.E. 29th St., between Bryant and Sunnylane (just west of Wall’s).

There will be three bands, and jamming rooms are available for musicians and singers, professional and amateur alike. Pre-show begins at 6:15 p.m., with Dusty Ozment and Mary Mayhew. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Redeemed of Norman, Graystone Bluegrass Revival of Newcastle and Foster, and Doc Kern Bluegrass Band of Oklahoma City and Newcastle.

There is a general admission fee, but admission is FREE for children 12 and under. There is great air conditioning, seating is provided, and concessions are available. 

The building is open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. for jamming, and there will be a voice workshop from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Those needing further information may call 405-317-2618 or 405-226-9191. 

Dinner in the Patch set for Sunday in Lindsay

Hooray! The pumpkins have arrived at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay, and that means ‘Dinner in the Patch’ is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 13, according to Lacie Wilkins.

The dinner will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the lawn of the church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

“We’ll serve beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, and cast-iron cobblers!! We’ll also be showing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 6:00 p.m,” Ms. Wilkins went on to say.

  The dinner will be held amid the pumpkins that are displayed on the lawn of the church. The cost of the dinner is a love offering for the Youth group. This fundraiser provides funding for missions.

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.
Those who have questions about the Pumpkin Patch or Dinner in the Patch may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at

Pulled pork lunch to be served Fri., Oct. 18

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Oct. 18 at Lindsay’s Living Sanctuary Church, according to Cindy Grumbles.

Everyone is asked to note that, due to business of the church, the Pulled Pork Lunches will be moved to the third Friday of each month, instead of the second Friday of each month. 

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, dessert and drink.”

“We’re introducing a new dessert for the winter, along with our usual homemade desserts,” Ms. Grumbles went on to say. “And we offer dine-in and take-out.”

Those who have questions, or who would like to call in their order, may contact Ms. Grumbles at 405-756-6818.

Box Tops for Education help Lindsay School

Lindsay School students, their families and friends collect Box Tops for Education year-round, according to Jennifer Dutton.

The Box Top program helps raise money for the school and provides supplies that otherwise would not be available to the kids.

Drop boxes are at the following locations in Lindsay:

• Lindsay church of Christ, 1205 W. Cherokee

• Calvary Baptist Church, 410 W. Chickasaw

• First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. 3rd

• Post Office, 426 S. Main

• Shopper News Note/Tag Agency, 318 S. Main

• United Methodist Church, 114 W. Chickasaw.

“Thank you for supporting our students,” Ms. Dutton continued. 

Those who need further information may contact Ms. Dutton at 405-756-7144.

FREE Music Jamboree set for Sat., Oct. 12

Everyone is invited to enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree in Chickasha on Sat., Oct. 12, according to Jallane Link.  

There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, and Folk Music at the Quality Inn, located at 2101 S. 4th St. in Chickasha.

The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts. Musical groups and individuals will be performing until 5:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given during the day. 

“Please bring a finger food and enjoy music and singing. All ages are welcome, and the admission is by donations to pay for the coffee, donuts, sandwiches, and the rent,” Ms. Link went on to say.

The next Music Jamborees are set for Sat., Nov. 9 and Sat., Dec. 14.  

Those who would like to schedule to play, or who would like further information, may contact Ms. Link at 405-224-6790 or Chet Link at 405-222-6926. 

Tips for getting rid of leaf/limb debris

The leaves are falling, and Lindsay residents are doing a great job of cleaning the leaves and broken limbs out of their yards.

Many residents may not know that leaves and limbs may be placed in their poly carts, as long as the leaves and limbs fit inside.

Limbs and clippings that will not fit inside the poly carts must be tied and bundled in four-ft. sections. They must also be manageable by two persons, and be placed by the curb at 6:00 a.m. no more than three days prior to the pickup date.

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 Marietta

Alex hosts Snyder

Elmore City-Pernell hosts Rush Springs

Dibble travels to Ringling

Pauls Valley hosts Bethel
Maysville travels to Granfield

Purcell travels to Douglass

Blanchard hosts Tecumseh
Marlow travels to Plainview

The University of Oklahoma travels to Dallas, texas for the 113th Red River Rivalry in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, where they will beat the absolute tar out of the university of texas shorthorns. This is one of the biggest rivalries in all of American sports, and each team will compete for the famous Golden Hat, a 10-gallon hat trophy that is kept by the winning school’s athletic department until the next year’s game. 

Oklahoma State University has a bye this week. 

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

Board of Education to hold meeting

The Lindsay Board of Education is holding its regular monthly meeting Mon., Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the board meeting room, according to a member.

The board meeting room is adjacent to the superintendent’s office in the high school, at 302 S.W. 8th in Lindsay.

Board members are Gena Fletcher, Clint Simonton, Larry Winn, Dr. Steve Pracht and Mitch Lindsey.

Those needing further information should contact the Lindsay School at 405-756-3131.

Lindsay Council to hold monthly meeting

The Lindsay City Council will be having their monthly meeting, according to a member.

The meeting will be held on Mon., Oct. 14 at 6:00 p.m., and will be held at the Council Chambers in the Lindsay Municipal Building, located at 204 W. Creek in Lindsay.

Council members include Mayor Carrie Rains, Vice-Mayor Kris Spivey, Scott Wilbourn, Anthony Hernandez, Josh Miller, Jake Rutledge, and Kassi Turner. 

Those wanting additional information should contact the City of Lindsay at 405-756-2019.  

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.

Clothes closet is open in downtown Lindsay

The Erin Springs Baptist Church clothes closet has a new location! It is now open in downtown Lindsay, at 219 S. Main, according to Mary Allen.

The clothes closet will be open Mondays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2653, or Ms. Allen at 405-756-5069.

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

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.

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.

Walking History Tour is 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 Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146.

Food and fun are available at Senior Center

Seniors, ages 60 and over, are invited to have lunch Monday through Friday at the Lindsay Senior Nutrition Center. That’s the word from site manager, Kelly Riddle.

“We have a variety of wonderful food. Mondays after lunch, we play Bingo with prizes. Almost daily, some people stay and play Dominoes,” Ms. Riddle went on to say.

“If you would like to join us, or if you know someone who could use our delivery service, give us a call. We would love to see you,” Ms. Riddle added.

The Lindsay Nutrition Center is located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay, and serves lunch meals Monday through Friday.

Those who would like to join the group, or who would like delivery, may contact the Lindsay Nutrition Center at 405-756-4780. 

Seniors may earn extra income

Local senior citizens may now earn a little extra money through a program offered by Delta Community Action Foundation, according to a news release.
The Delta Foster Grandparent Program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. Volunteers may earn a stipend (non-taxable) that is intended to enable persons to volunteer their skills and abilities at no cost to themselves.

Volunteers may also receive reimbursement on mileage to and from school. It is an excellent opportunity for seniors living on a fixed income to receive extra revenue while giving back to their communities.

The Foster Grandparent Program has been in existence for almost 60 years. Volunteers serve at thousands of local schools and organizations that:

• Help children learn to read, and provide one-on-one tutoring

• Mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers

• Care for premature infants or children with disabilities

• Help children who have been abused or neglected

The Delta Foster Grandparent Program serves 11 counties in Southern Oklahoma and is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service and local donations. Those who are 55 or older and interested in volunteering with children are asked to call the Delta Community Action office at 580-255-3222 or 405-756-1100.

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. 

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. 

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