Veterans’ Day Parade set in Lindsay
The Lindsay Elks Lodge is set to hold the third annual “God Bless the USA” Veterans Day Parade on Sat., Nov. 9, starting at 11:00 a.m., on Lindsay’s Main Street, according to Lee Martin.
“Come join us as we celebrate local veterans and thank them for our freedoms,” Mr. Martin added.
The Veterans Day parade is open to all veterans to participate. Businesses and individuals are also welcome to enter their floats in the parade. Those who would like to have a parade entry, or who would like further information, may contact Mr. Martin at 405-428-1375.
Fall Sing set Sun., Nov. 10
The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance Fall Sing Fundraiser is set for Sun., Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m., according to John Geffre. The First Assembly of God, located at 1205 W. Cherokee in Lindsay, is hosting the event.
Please join us for an evening of singing and praising the Lord with fellow Christians from the Lindsay area.
The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance is an organization of churches in the Lindsay area who voluntarily gather together to share their faith with their fellow Christians.
Member churches and organizations include: Banner Baptist Church, Better Life Community Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Erin Springs Baptist Church, Erin Springs Church of God, Fellowship of Living Faith, First Assembly of God, First Christian Church, Lindsay Christian Outreach, First Church, Lindsay First Baptist Church, Lindsay United Methodist Church, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, and St. Peter Catholic Church.
The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance brings together those that can help with those who need help.
They work together to help people in the community that need help with many different areas. The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance helps with utilities, groceries, gas to get to doctor appointments, prescriptions, and even temporary lodging. Each household is able to receive help as needed, until their household has used the maximum credit for the year. The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance runs completely off of donations, and the funds are monitored to keep an honest system for everyone.
Those who can’t attend the Fall Sing, and would like to make a donation, may mail it to: Lindsay Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 551, Lindsay, OK 73052.
“If you’ve never attended a Spring Sing, you don’t know what you’re missing with our Fall Sing. Join us for an enjoyable evening singing and praising the Lord with fellow Christians from the Lindsay area,” Mr. Geffre concluded.
Bluegrass Music concert set for Sat., Nov. 9
The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS) of Del City presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Nov. 9 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 Patriot Event Center 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 Jolie Marshall and Mary Mayhew. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Fire Lane of Northeast Oklahoma, Pottawatomie County Stringbenders of Seminole, and Mustang Ramblers of Mustang.
The Patriot Event Center is a wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned, tobacco-free facility, both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs will be permitted. All children must be accompanied by parents or adult.
There is a general admission fee, but admission is FREE for children 12 and under. Seating is provided, and concessions are available. No outside food or drink is allowed.
The building is open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. for jamming, and there will be a mandolin workshop with Nigal Blocker from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Those needing further information may call 405-317-2618 or 405-226-9191.
LHS Senior Night will be observed Friday
The Lindsay Leopards host the Kingston Redskins Fri., Nov. 8 for the District Championship, according to a school official.
This is also Senior Night. Parents of Seniors in the pre-game ceremony should gather in the southwest endzone at 6:40 p.m.
The Senior Night ceremony begins at 6:50 p.m.
The folks at the Shopper News Note wish the Lindsay Leopard players, coaches, parents, and fans good luck, and we thank the Seniors and their parents for a great season!
Go Leopards! Take District!
Area church set to celebrate anniversary
The Cowboy Church at Antioch are celebrating their 12th anniversary this weekend, Sun., Nov. 10, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.
Everyone is invited to attend the worship service and stay for a covered dish lunch.
Fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m., the worship service is at 11:00 a.m., and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.
Vistors are always welcome.
Directions from Maysville: The church is located 6.4 miles south of Maysville on Hwy. 74 to Antioch Cemetery Road, then .3 miles west.
Directions from Elmore City: The church is located 7.3 miles north of Elmore City on Hwy. 74 to Antioch Cemetery Road, then west .3 miles.
Those who have questions may contact Pastor Greg Campbell at 580-721-9479.
$500 gift card to be raffled
The Lindsay High School (LHS) Junior Class Parents are set to hold a raffle for a $500.00 gift card, according to Nicki Dewoody.
The winner will be drawn on Sat., Nov. 30.
Chances are $1.00 each, and all proceeds go to the LHS After-Prom Party.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Dewoody at 405-488-5604, Ms. Kassie at 405-428-0742, or any LHS Junior Class parent.
Board of Education to hold meeting
The Lindsay Board of Education is holding its regular monthly meeting Mon., Nov. 11 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 Tues., Nov. 12 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. Meetings are normally held the second Monday of the month, but due to the Veterans Day holiday, this meeting will be held on Tuesday. Meetings will resume their regular schedule in December.
Council members include Mayor Carrie Rains, Vice-Mayor Kris Spivey, Scott Wilbourn, Mark Hutchinson, Jake Rutledge, Christopher Hassler, and Kassi Turner.
Those wanting additional information should contact the City of Lindsay at 405-756-2019.
Military Veterans to be honored and remembered
Veterans Day-100 Years 1919-2019
Veterans Day is a tribute to the many men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. President Woodrow Wilson marked a year in 1919 after the end of World War I to pay honor and tribute to veterans.
Veterans will be honored and remembered on this special day on November 11. This is our reminder to give thanks for the service of our Military Veterans, both those who have died and the living.
Both the Erin Springs and Green Hill Cemeteries in Lindsay have markers to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The American Legion has placed memorials in each cemetery that display the names of the veterans buried in each of the cemeteries. The Lindsay Community Historical Society has placed a marker on each Military grave to commemorate services of these individuals.
Many people know they have relatives who served in the Military but sometimes younger people and children are not as aware of the Military Service of their family members. This would be a good time to drive or walk through the cemeteries to pay honor and appreciation to these family members. The American Legion Memorials are an impressive sight to see, as well.
Area teams to take the field Friday night
This is the last week of the regular football season for Oklahoma High Schools. For many, this will be their Senior Night, honoring the senior students who participate in Fall sports and activities. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.
Lindsay hosts Kingston
Alex hosts Burns Flat
Elmore City-Pernell travels to Walters
Dibble has a bye
Pauls Valley travels to Sulphur
Maysville travels to Thackerville
Purcell travels to Marlow
Blanchard hosts Harrah
The University of Oklahoma hosts Iowa State University, and Oklahoma State University has a bye.
Many of these High School teams will head to the first round of playoffs next week. A complete listing will be available in the Wed., Nov. 13 edition of the Shopper.
The folks at the Shopper wish all these teams, parents, coaches, and fans a safe and happy end to the 2019 regular football season.
Chili Corral Cafe set in Lindsay
The United Methodist Church of Lindsay is hosting their annual Chili Corral Cafe Bazaar on Fri., Nov. 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Barbara Thomas.
“We’ll be serving bowls of delicious, homemade chili! The chili comes with or without beans, and all the extras to add to the chili: Fritos, onions, jalapenos, ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. Homemade chicken salad sandwiches and pimento cheese sandwiches will also be available. Desserts of all kinds will round out the delicious meal.
To-go orders are available. Call-in orders are available, too, and may be picked up in the alley.
The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Thomas at 405-756-6485, or contact the church at 405-756-2382.
FREE all-day music jamboree set Saturday
“Enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree for the community on Sat., Nov. 9.” That’s the word from Jallane Link.
There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, and Folk Music at the Quality Inn, 2101 South 4th Street (across from McDonalds) in Chickasha.
The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, and musical groups and individuals will be performing until 5:30 p.m.
Everyone is asked to bring a finger food, and enjoy music and singing. Door prizes will be given during the day. There will be a 50/50 pot, and the winning ticket will be drawn after the last band plays.
All ages are welcome, and the admission is by donations to pay for the coffee, donuts, sandwiches, and the rent.
Future performance dates are Sat., Dec. 14. Those who would like to schedule to play, or who would like more information, may contact Jallane or Chet Link at 405-224-6790 or 405-222-6926.
Voting tips offered for upcoming election
Voters will go to the polls Tues., Nov. 12 for the McClain County Election, according to County Election Board Secretaries.
Voters are asked to keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.
• Early voting will be available at the County Election Board office from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 7 and Fri., Nov. 8.
• Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues., Nov. 12. Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.
• Anyone who needs to look up their polling place, verify their registration information, or view a sample ballot may do so online. The Online Voter Tool can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website: http://www.elections.ok.gov. Those who vote by mail can also check the status of their ballot using the Online Voter Tool. Sample ballots are also available at the County Election Board office.
• Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting at the County Election Board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways for voters to prove their identity under the law (only one proof of identity is required): Show a valid photo ID issued by federal, state, or tribal government; or show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by the County Election Board; or sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)
• Physically disabled voters who cannot enter the polling place, need help marking their ballots, blind or visually disabled voters and illiterate voters may be assisted by a person the voter chooses. In all cases, a person providing such assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A person providing assistance also must swear or affirm that the voter’s ballots will be marked in accordance with the voter’s wishes. Alternatively, all blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled voters in McClain County may use the audio-tactile interface (ATI), a feature offered on all Oklahoma voting devices, to vote privately and independently, either at McClain County Election Board during early voting or at their assigned polling place on election day.
• Voters who have moved since the last election, but who have not transferred their voter registration to their new address, may do so on Election Day by going to vote at the polling place where their registration has been in the past. While voting, they may fill out a form instructing the County Election Board to transfer their registration to the new address before the next election.
• Those who became physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tues., Nov. 5 still can request an emergency absentee ballot. Those who might qualify for an emergency absentee ballot should contact the County Election Board office at 405-527-3121 as soon as possible for more information.
• Any violation of election law will be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. Electioneering is not allowed within 300 feet of a ballot box. It is also unlawful to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how you voted while within the election enclosure.
Those who would like additional election-related information may visit: http://www.elections.ok.gov.
Questions may be directed to the McClain County Election Board Secretary, Karen Haley, at 405-527-3121. The McClain County Election Board office is in Room 101, at 121 N. 2nd Ave. in Purcell (inside the McClain County Courthouse).
Agri Fest Auction set Saturday in Dibble
The annual Dibble Agri Fest Auction and FREE BBQ Dinner is set for this weekend, Sat., Nov. 9, at 12:00 p.m., according to Crystal Carroll.
The auction is put on by the Dibble Ag Boosters at the Dibble Livestock barn, located on North Rockwell in Dibble.
Money raised in the auction is used for scholarships, camps, local stock show prize money, and jackets and buckles given away at the local shows.
“We’ll have coffee and hot chocolate available during the auction. Immediately following the auction, the FREE BBQ Dinner will begin!!!” Ms. Carroll added.
“Come out and support our Dibble Youth in FFA, 4-H, and Cloverbuds!!” Ms. Carroll went on to say.
Donations of auction items are accepted. Examples are hay, lumber, livestock feed, vet supplies, tools, gift certificates, food/cakes, home décor items, clothing/boots/hats, etc., plus many miscellaneous items!!
Those who have questions or who are interested in making a donation may contact Ms. Carroll, Treasurer, at 405-651-1273; Paul Waitman, President, at 405-595-9205; Jeff Evans, FFA Advisor, at 405-401-1674 or any Ag Booster member.
Fried pie orders are still available
The Erin Springs Church of God will deliver their delicious fried pies on Fri., Nov. 15 for their annual fried pies fundraiser, according to Linda Brothers.
All proceeds will go toward the church’s building fund. Apple, peach, chocolate, and pineapple fried pies will be available.
Those wanting to place an order may contact Ms. Brothers at 405-428-6645 or the church at 405-756-8685 by Wed., Nov. 13 for delivery on Fri., Nov. 15.
FREE flu shots are available Friday in Lindsay
The Garvin County Health Dept. will offer a FREE drive-thru clinic on Fri., Nov. 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Lindsay Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Station, located at 110 W. Creek in Lindsay, acording to Kevin Caldwell.
Flu shots will be provided at no cost to recipients, courtesy of the Garvin County Health Department and the Chickasaw Nation.
Those who would like further information may contact the Garvin County Health Dept. at 405-238-7346.
Garvin County Courthouse to host Veterans
The Garvin County Courthouse is set to host a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon in the Courthouse foyer on Fri., Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., according to Rhonda Moseley.
“We invite all Veterans to stop by and have lunch with us,” Ms. Moseley continued.
The Garvin County Courthouse is located at 201 W. Grant Ave. in Pauls Valley. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Moseley at 405-238-2685.
“Deck the Pole” lamp post contest set in Lindsay
The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce is again set to host the Christmas Lamp Post decorating contest, “Deck the Pole,” on Lindsay’s Main Street this Christmas season, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.
The contest is open to all local businesses, and the lamp posts are available along Main Street.
The decorations need to be complete by Sat., Nov. 23. Those entering are asked to incorporate the name of their business, so the public and judges may identify the business entry.
Those who would like more information on the availability of poles for decorating may contact Ms. Henderson at 405-756-4312.
Canned good donations accepted through Fri., Nov. 15
Canned good donations are needed to help the elderly residents of the Lindsay community. Canned goods will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 15 for the ‘We CAN help’ food drive, according to Beverly Barker.
The purpose of this project is to collect as much canned food as possible to organize and deliver to the elderly of our community of Lindsay.
“The high cost of heating and cooling homes sometimes puts a financial strain on those with fixed incomes. It’s especially difficult for them during the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Ms Barker added.
“We still need a LOT of food. We have older people living in our neighborhoods who are hungry. Please pray about and consider helping to feed the elderly residents of the Lindsay community this year,” Ms. Barker went on to say.
Donations will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 15. Canned foods such as canned vegetables, canned salmon, tuna, beanie weenies, Spam, etc., will be ideal foods.
Canned goods will be accepted at the following locations:
• First National Bank of Lindsay, located at 101 S. Main
• Erin Springs Church of God, located at 14028 E. County Road 1518, south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, or just south of the Washita River bridge.
• As always, food may be dropped off at the blue 2001 Ford pickup in the parking lot of the Lindsay Senior Center, daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403.
“God bless you all!” Ms. Barker concluded.
Veterans and families are invited to FREE dinner
The Lindsay Elks Lodge #2351 is hosting their annual FREE dinner for all veterans on Mon., Nov. 11, at 6:00 p.m., according to Lodge Veterans Chairman, Lee Martin.
The free dinner will be held at the Lindsay Elks Lodge, located at the north edge of Lindsay, just off Hwy, 76.
“We hope all area veterans and their families will come out to this dinner. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their service to this country. This dinner is just one way to show it,” Mr. Martin stated.
Anyone who would like to donate a door prize, or who would like to RSVP may contact the Elks Lodge after 4:00 p.m. at 406-756-4245.
Loving Care sets Memorial luncheon
November is National Hospice Month. This is when hospices raise awareness in their communities, honor and support their patients and families, and also recognize the contributions of professionals and volunteers who provide hospice care.
Hospice Memorial Services will be held for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The program includes a complimentary meal, candle lighting ceremony, and helpful resources on hand for those who have experienced loss.
Memorial services will be held on the following dates: Thurs., Nov. 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lindsay at 301 E. Cherokee, Suite A • Wed., Dec. 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Shawnee at Harvest Creek, 10165 N. Harrison Ave.
Those interested in attending are asked to contact the Loving Care offices in Noble at 405-872-7393, in Purcell and Lindsay at 405-527-3756, or in Shawnee at 405-395-9300.
Benefit account set up for Alma De Chavira
A benefit bank account is set up at the American Exchange Bank of Lindsay for Alma De Chavira, according to Desiree Allison.
Ms. Chavira is a Lindsay resident who is battling breast cancer. She has three children, two are in Lindsay Elementary School, and one is in Lindsay High School. She is also head of housekeeping at the Best Western Hotel in Lindsay.
American Exchange Bank is located at 402 S. Main in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Allison at 405-401-7779.
Lindsay’s Community Thanksgiving dinner set
The annual Lindsay Community Thanksgiving Dinner is set for Thurs., Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to John Collins.
The dinner will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 410 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.
“Donations are greatly appreciated. Usually 500 or more people are being fed at this event; some years many more,” Mr. Collins went on to say.
An account has been set up at the American Exchange Bank of Lindsay for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations can be taken to American Exchange Bank, at 402 S. Main in Lindsay, or arrangements can be made to pick them up, as well.
“We will need volunteers to help Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving in prepping the food, along with volunteers for Thanksgiving Day,” Mr. Collins continued.
Those wanting to volunteer their time or donate food or money may contact Mr. Collins at 405-756-7217. The day of the dinner, those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2781.
Donations needed for Joy Store/Food Baskets
The Joy Store and Food Basket program in Lindsay feeds and gives toys to numerous families and senior citizens of Lindsay during the Christmas season, according to Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson.
The Joy Store and Food Basket programs rely strictly on donations to keep this program going.
Any donations of food or unwrapped toys received will be greatly appreciated. Cash donations are always welcome and appreciated.
Donations may be dropped off at the Chamber office, located at 107 N. Main in Lindsay. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Henderson at 405-756-4312.
Joy Store program takes applications/donations
The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Joy Store and Food Basket program applications are accepted from through Fri., Dec. 6, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.
The applications are available at the Lindsay Elementary School office, located at in the 400 block of S.W. 8th in Lindsay. Applications are also available at the Chamber office, located at 107 N. Main in Lindsay. Forms must also be returned to the Chamber office, or may be mailed to P. O. Box 504, Lindsay, OK 73052, or faxed to 405-756-8657.
Only Lindsay residents and Lindsay school district applicants will be accepted. Baskets will be handed out to these families in December. Persons applying for the Lindsay Joy Store and Food Baskets will be notified by mail regarding the time they may pick up their items.
The Joy Store and Food Basket program feeds and gives toys to numerous families and senior citizens of Lindsay during the Christmas season. The Joy Store relies strictly on donations to keep this program going. Any donations of food or unwrapped toys received will be greatly appreciated. Cash donations are always welcome and appreciated.
“All applications are required to have proof of all household income and school verification for children in your custody. If you are receiving help from other organizations, please do not apply,” Ms. Henderson explained.
Those needing further information may contact the Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.
Missionary Baptist observes Veterans’ Day
The citizens of Lindsay and the surrounding areas are invited to the Missionary Baptist Church of Lindsay for their special Veterans Day services, according to Pastor Wearthy I. Shank.
The special service is set for Sun., Nov. 10, in honor of Veterans Day on Mon., Nov. 11.
The American Legion Ball-Smith Post 23 of Lindsay will post colors for the service, as well as present the Folding of the Flag ceremony for the congregation.
All veterans will be recognized and honored during the service.
Services begin at 10:45 a.m. for the worship services. Major Tim Grisham, Chaplain Services at Fort Sill, will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be served after the service for all attendees.
Those who would like more information may contact Pastor Shank at 405-428-6512.
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.
It’s Tele-Turkey time on KBLP!
It’s Tele-Turkey time! Yes, ’tis the season for the Tele-Turkey contest/give-away on KBLP Radio 105.1 FM, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.
Tele-Turkey runs through Fri., Nov. 22, and then Mon., Dec. 2 through Fri., Dec. 20 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
The person called will need to name the last sponsor (commercial) to win a Turkey for Thanksgiving in November, or a Turkey or Ham for Christmas in December. There will also be a Pop Trivia question one time daily Monday through Friday after the last Tele-Turkey call, for a chance to win a six-pack of Pure Cane Sugar Dr. Pepper.
KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438.
Bible Trivia airs daily on KBLP
The popular Bible Trivia program on KBLP Radio 105.1 FM is running now for the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.
Bible Trivia runs through Fri., Nov. 22, and Mon., Dec. 2 through Fri., Dec. 20 two times daily, Monday through Friday. There will be a Bible Trivia question at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. for a chance to win a pecan pie.
“Everyone tune in to be a lucky winner!” one listener advised.
KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438.