News Notes

News Notes

Saturday in the Big Town –

Jingle, Mingle, and get Merry in Lindsay this Saturday! 

“Come to Lindsay for Christmas ALL DAY this Saturday!” That’s the word from one Lindsay resident about the Christmas events set for Sat., Dec. 7. 

Festivities start at 9:00 a.m. at the Lindsay Elks Lodge, where kiddos can enjoy Pancakes with Santa Claus until noon. The Elks Lodge is located at 500 George R. Brown Ave. in Lindsay. 

The Pool family will continue their sale of antiques, etc., at Coffee-Ville, located at 317 S. Main in Lindsay from 9:00 a.m. until noon. They’ll also have FREE cups of coffee. The Silver Orchid, located at 303 W. Cherokee in Lindsay, is holding a Christmas Sale from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. FREE snacks, door prizes, and FREE gifts will be available while supplies last.

Christmas in the Park will be held at Shady Grove Park, located at the corner of S.W. 4th and Apache in Lindsay, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be plenty of lights, decorations, vendors, mini horse cart rides, PLUS a FREE potluck meal. Lindsay’s First Baptist Church is also hosting an ornament decorating station, as well.

Best of all – Santa will make an appearance at the Park sometime during the afternoon!

After Christmas in the Park ends, everyone is invited to head to Lindsay’s downtown for “My Hometown Christmas” parade.

The winner of Holiday Hop will be announced at 5:45 p.m. Participants must be present to win Holiday Hop. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m., and will feature all kinds of Christmas floats, from religious to traditional to commercial.

Also during the parade, the American Exchange Bank, located at 402 S. Main in Lindsay, will be serving wassail, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies in their lobby for all the parade attendees.

After the parade, Jared and Stephanie Thomas invite everyone to an Open House in their newly remodeled Farmhouse, located at 710 W. Creek in Lindsay. The couple is asking a $5 donation, that will go to a Nicaraguan mission trip in the spring.

Everyone is invited to attend these wonderful events, and kick off the Christmas season in Lindsay!

Pulled pork lunch to be served Fri., Dec. 13

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Dec. 13 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.

Elks Lodge hosts Pancakes with Santa Claus

The members of the Lindsay Elks Lodge #2351 invite everyone to enjoy Pancakes with Santa Claus on Sat., Dec. 7, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, according to a news release.

The pancake breakfast will be served at the Elks Lodge, located at 500 George R Brown Ave. in Lindsay. 

Of course, the kiddos will be able to see Santa Claus, too!

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. 

Pauls Valley Opry awards show set Sat., Dec. 7

The Pauls Valley Opry’s Awards show is set for this weekend, Sat., Dec. 7, according to Becky Hill.

Awards include 2019 Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, 2019 Male and Female Horizon winners, and the 2019 Pauls Valley Opry Hall of Fame inductees.
Finalists in the female categories are (in no particular order):  Cathy Lake, Jae L. Stilwell, Missy Rude, Dea Newsom, Betty Archer, Anne Young, Mary Alice Koehn, April Davis, and Annie Weast.

Finalists in the male categories are (in no particular order):  Mike Deviney, Wiley Winters, Clancy Davis, Paul Lopez, John Williams, Terry Wilson, David Paul Nowlin, Tanner Young, and Gunner Donham.

In addition to the presentation of awards, the Pauls Valley Opry will host guests Missy Rude, Wiley Winters, Anne Young, Paul Lopez, Molly Herrod and special guest, Ray Hollis. The fun-packed show begins at 6:30 p.m., and is held in the Pauls Valley High School auditorium. 

Children under the age of 12 are admitted for FREE.

Indian tacos are on the menu for Fri., Dec. 6

The Erin Springs Church of God is set to host their monthly Indian taco dinner on Fri., Dec. 6, 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. 

‘Older Driver Safety Laws’ class set in PV

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI), Southeast Center of Healthy Aging, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will conduct a presentation of Older Driver Safety Laws, Medical Issues and Safety Concerns on Wed., Dec. 11,  12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.  

The presentation will be held at the First United Bank, Pauls Valley Community Meeting Room, 315 West Grant Ave. in Pauls Valley. 

Lindsay’s Christmas in the Park is Saturday

An afternoon of old-fashioned fun is set for Saturday at Lindsay’s Christmas in the Park at Shady Grove Park, according to Shelly Stevens.

This festive event is set for Sat., Dec. 7, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be lights and decorations, vendors, mini horse cart rides, and a FREE potluck meal. The First Baptist Church of Lindsay will host an ornament decorating station, as well.

PLUS – Santa will make an appearance sometime during the afternoon!

Individuals, churches, civic organizations, and businesses are welcome to donate to this event, which is intended to be a fun, relaxing time to spend with family and not have to spend a lot of money.

The afternoon will begin with booths set up by residents of Lindsay and the surrounding area to sell their homemade items and other things for Christmas gifts. 

“We’ll also have a FREE potluck. We want everyone to bring whatever they’d like:  cookies, candy, baked goods, hot chocolate, coffee, hot cider, sandwiches, crock pots of soup, chili, etc., for everyone to enjoy during the event. Individuals, churches, and organizations are welcome to donate,” Ms. Stevens added. 

Volunteers and donations are needed for all of this. Businesses, churches or organizations who would like to donate may contact Ms. Stevens or Steve Mills at the City of Lindsay offices at 405-756-2019.

Ms. Stevens and Mr. Mills remind everyone that the Lindsay Christmas Parade begins at 6:00 p.m. that evening.

“Come to Lindsay for the festivities at the Park, and stay for the Parade,” Ms. Stevens added. 

Santa’s Workshop to set up at Scout Hut

Santa and the City of Lindsay are working together this Christmas season, and will set up Santa’s Workshop inside the Scout Hut at Lindsay’s Shady Grove Park on Sat., Dec. 14, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., according to Shelly Stevens. 

The Big Guy, himself, SANTA, will be on hand from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

There will also be ornament and stocking decorating stations for the kiddos.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Stevens at 405-756-2019.

Municipal candidate filing ends Wednesday

Candidates for municipal office may file Declarations of Candidacy until 5:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 4. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the County Election Board offices. 

The municipal office election is a non-partisan election scheduled Tues., Feb. 12. 

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.

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.

Purcell’s ‘Lights From the Heart’ is open

Purcell’s 13th annual ‘Lights From the Heart’ drive-thru Christmas light display is open nightly at 5:30 p.m. nightly, and runs through New Year’s Eve, Mon., Dec. 31. Sundays through Thursdays, the hours are 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, the hours are 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., according to a news release.

The two-mile drive around the Purcell City Lake features over 650,000 lights, including a 75-foot-tall Christmas tree. Everyone is invited to take Selfies with Santa on Saturday nights in December.

‘Light From the Heart’ is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The beautiful display is located in Purcell, just off I-35, at exits 91 and 95. Those who have questions may contact Purcell Tourism at 405-527-3093. 

Pauls Valley Ice Rink is open

The Pauls Valley Ice Rink open is open daily through Sun., Jan. 5, subject to weather and bookings. Daily hours are Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Fridays, 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Sundays 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., according to a news release. 

Holiday hours (Mon., Dec. 16 through Sun., Jan. 5) are Monday through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Ice skate sizes range from child size 7 to adult size 13.

The ice rink is sponsored by Pauls Valley Tourism, and will be an outdoor rink in downtown Pauls Valley, at 1 Santa Fe Plaza, next to the Santa Fe Depot museum.

The ice rink will also be open daily through Sun., Jan. 5, subject to weather and bookings. 

Those who have questions may contact Pauls Valley Tourism at 405-238-3308.

“My Hometown Christmas” parade is Saturday

Lindsay’s “My Hometown Christmas” parade is set for this weekend, Sat., Dec. 7, at 6:00 p.m., according to Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson.

Prizes will be awarded for the best floats. The first-place prize in the Religious and Traditional Categories will be $200.00; second place in same categories will be $100.00. The commercial category will receive a plaque for first and second places. The parade is free for anyone wanting to participate. 

“Everyone be sure to have pancakes with Santa in the morning at the Elks Lodge, head to Christmas in the Park in the afternoon at Shady Grove Park, and then come downtown and enjoy this kick-off to the Christmas season!” Ms. Henderson went on to say.

“We’ll announce the winner of Holiday Hop at 5:45 p.m., just before the parade, and you must be present to win,” Ms. Henderson continued.

Those who would like more information about the parade or who would like a parade entry form may contact the Chamber at 405-756-4312.

School board candidate filing begins Monday

Candidates for the Board of Education in area school districts have until 5:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 4 to file their Declarations of Candidacy, County Election Board Secretaries said. 

All candidate filings will occur at County Election Board offices. 

The Board of Education positions at stake will be filled at the Board of Education Primary Election scheduled Tues., Feb. 11, and the Board of Education General Election on Tues., Apr. 7. If only two candidates file, the position will be filled at the General Election. If more than two candidates file, a Primary Election will be held. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the Primary Election, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will meet in the General Election.

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.

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.

It’s “Deck the Pole” time in downtown Lindsay

Lindsay’s “Deck the Pole” Christmas Lamp Post decorating contest is in full swing on Lindsay’s Main Street, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.

The decorating contest is sponsored by the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce, and makes Lindsay’s Main Street all festive for the Christmas Season. 

The winner will be awarded a traveling trophy at the start of the Christmas parade, on Sat., Dec. 7, at 6:00 p.m.

Things are still ‘Hoppin’ in Lindsay – until !

Lindsay’s Christmas promotion, the Holiday Hop, is in full swing through the close of business on Thursday. The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce sponsors the festive promotion that runs through Thurs., Dec. 5, according to Violet Henderson. 

A basket full of gift items from participating businesses will be awarded to the winner on Sat., Dec. 7 at 5:45 p.m., just before the Christmas parade. Participants must be present to win.

Participating businesses include Sunshine Suds , Lindsay Auto & Truck Supply, Jake’s Short Stop, Hot Mess Koffee, Wright Cut, DeSign-It, Dutton Farm & Supply, Flowers by Jim-n-Jean, Teran’s, Ann’s Grill, Silver Orchid, Physical Therapy Central, Pizza Hut, Shopper News Note, Sonic Drive-In, Donut Palace, Super C Mart, KBLP Radio, Party Pier, Okie Cleaners, Tabor Drug, Backroads Boutique, Geffre’s Home Furnishings, Love’s, Lindsay Veterinary Hospital, Best Western, Walmart, Sassy Sparkles, TH Rogers, Car Care Center, Healthcare Stat, Lorri Ann’s, Deal Wrecker, Big D’s, IBC Bank, First National Bank, American Exchange Bank, Lindsay Medical Plaza, Canna Station, Double T’s, State Farm Insurance, and Lindsay Vision Center. 

Holiday Hop cards are available at participating businesses and at the Chamber office, located at 107 N Main in Lindsay. 

Patrons will be able to visit participating businesses to have their Holiday Hop card stamped. Once the card is full, with six different stamps, the patron turns it in to the Chamber office. No purchase is necessary to have the Holiday Hop cards stamped, and there can be only one card per day.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Henderson at the Chamber office at 405-756-4312.

Joy Store program takes applications/donations

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Joy Store and Food Basket program applications are accepted through Fri., Dec. 6, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.

Applicants with school-age children may pick up the applications 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 will be greatly appreciated. Cash donations are always welcome and appreciated.

“All applications are required to have a photo ID, 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.

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