News Notes

News Notes

Thursday in Lindsay–

Charles K. Heatly
Classic begins

Lindsay’s Charles K. Heatly Classic starts Thurs., Jan. 9 and runs through Sat., Jan. 11, according to school officials.

The tournament, named for Lindsay’s long-time, much-loved basketball coach, the late Charles K. Heatly, will be held in the Leopard Arena and the Heatly Arena at the school, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

The popular co-ed tournament will showcase schools from all over the state, including Comanche, Davis, Pauls Valley, Sulphur, Wynnewood, Community Christian School (CCS), Lexington and Lindsay. 

The girls’ games on Thursday are at 10:00 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. The Lindsay Leopardettes play at 6:00 p.m. against the Lexington Lady Bulldogs. 

The boys’ games on Thursday are at 11:20 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 7:20 p.m. The Lindsay Leopards play at 7:20 p.m. against the Comanche Indians.

On Friday, the girls’ games are at 10:00 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. The boys’ games are at 11:20 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 7:20 p.m.

On Saturday, there are two girls’ games at 10:00 a.m., one in the Leopard Arena, and one in the Heatly Arena. The third game is at 12:40 p.m., and the Championship Game is set for 3:20 p.m., both in the Leopard Arena.

For the boys on Saturday, there will be two games at 11:20 a.m., one in the Leopard Arena, and one in the Heatly Arena. The third game is at 2:00 p.m., and the Championship Game will be held at 4:40 p.m., both in the Leopard Arena.

Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay School at 405-756-3131.

Murray-Lindsay Mansion repairs scheduled

The Murray-Lindsay Mansion has been needing repairs on the porches and balconies, and the project is now under way, according to Thelma Love.  

An account has been set up at the American Exchange Bank for individuals or businesses to contribute to this special account.  

Checks may be sent to the American Exchange Bank in Lindsay, Oklahoma for the Lindsay Community Historical Society Account or contributions may be mailed to the Lindsay Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 282, Lindsay, Oklahoma 73052.

This historic museum building was used as a home from 1882 until the 1960s, and  is very important to the Lindsay Community and the surrounding areas of Garvin County. These contributions will continue to make more people aware of the unique history of the area.

Those who would like furtner information may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146. 

Tag Agency to be closed Mon., Jan. 20

The Tag Agency of Lindsay will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Mon., Jan. 20, according to Holly Belknap.

Those needing further information should contact the Tag Agency at 405-756-3169.

Music Jamboree set for Sat., Jan. 12

Everyone is invited to enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree in Chickasha on Sat., Jan. 11, according to Jallane Link.  

There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country 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 5:00 p.m.  

“Please bring a finger food and enjoy music and singing. Door prizes will be given during the day. 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 future dates for the Music Jamboree are Sat., Feb. 8, Sat., Mar. 14, Sat., Apr. 11,  and Sat., May 9.  

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. 

Lindsay Tag Agency moves to new location 

The Tag Agency of Lindsay is set to move to a new location next week, and will be open for business at 317 S. Main in Lindsay (across the street from the present location) on Thurs., Jan. 16, according to Holly Belknap, Tag Agent.

The Tag Agency will be closed Tues., Jan. 14 and Wed., Jan. 15 for the move.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Belknap at 405-756-3169.

City Council Members election set in April

Candidates for Lindsay’s City Council may begin filing Declarations of Candidacy for Municipal Elections (City Council) from 8:00 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 3 through 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 5, according to Election Board Secretaries.

Three City Council Members shall be elected at-large for a two-year term. 

Each candidate for City office shall be a qualified elector of that City, and each candidate for office of council member shall be an actual resident of said City for a period of no less than six months. 

Any qualified elector must sign a sworn statement of candidacy with the City Clerk during the filing period.

The City of Lindsay certifies to the County Election Board that no persons reside within that portion of Precinct 5 in McClain County located within the city limits of the City of Lindsay and that Precinct No. 5 should not be opened for the election.

The election, if needed, will be held Tues., Apr. 7.

Those needing futher information may contact the City of Lindsay office at 405-756-2019. 

SNN and SOS move to new location

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply are set to move to a new location next week, according to William Belknap, General Manager.

“We’ll be open for business at 317 S. Main in Lindsay (across the street from our present location) on Thurs., Jan. 16,” Mr. Belknap added. 

The Shopper and Smith Office Supply will be closed Tues., Jan. 14 and Wed., Jan. 15 for the move, but folks should expect their Shoppers in the mail on Wed., Jan. 15, like normal.

“Our only change is the location. We’ll still offer the same services of advertising, signs, job printing, etc., and we’ll still have the same mailing address and phone number that we’ve had during our 38 years of business,” Mr. Belknap continued. 

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply mailing address is P. O. Box 8, Lindsay, OK  73052.

Those who have questions may contact Mr. Belknap at the Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply, at 405-756-3169.

Preventing outdoor falls in the winter

Slips and falls can happen so fast, especially outside in snowy or icy conditions. Of course, there are no guarantees against the occasional accident, but taking a few simple precautions could cut the chances of taking a tumble while outdoors this winter. 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re outside for fun or you need to clear the sidewalk of snow, it’s important to be prepared for the elements,” said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist. 

Keeping sidewalks, driveways, walkways and steps in good repair throughout the year is one of the easiest ways to protect against falls outside. In the winter, it makes the process of clearing snow and ice easier and safer.

When the time comes to shovel snow and ice, try not to wait until it piles up. Clear your stairs, driveway and sidewalks as needed to reduce the risk of falling. 

When you’re shoveling, push loads when you can. If you must lift some piles, keep them light. Work at a steady, even pace and avoid over exerting yourself.

While walking through snowy or icy areas, take shorter steps and move at a slower pace to give yourself time to react if you lose your balance. 

Proper footwear also can help prevent falls. Specifically, waterproof boots and shoes with deep treads can provide excellent traction. For an added layer of protection, sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches. 

Other general tips for staying safe while outdoors in the winter include dressing in lightweight, loose-fitting layers of clothing – rather than a single heavy layer – along with hats, scarves and mittens. 

Be aware of the weather, too, including the wind chill, before heading outside. If you’re planning to enjoy some winter outdoor activities, use the buddy system and take a friend with you. Whether you’re working or outside having fun, make sure you have a cell phone.

Benefit lunch set for Kyle Scruggs

A benefit lunch is set for Fri., Jan. 24, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., for Kyle Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, according to Dawn Gilreath.

Stew and cornbread, chili and crackers, desserts and drinks will be available for a donation. All proceeds will go to help Mr. Scruggs’ family during his battle with cancer.

The luncheon will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Center, located on Hwy. 76N in Lindsay.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Gilreath at 405-756-7426.

Bluegrass Music concert set for Saturday

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society of Del City, with the assistance of the Oklahoma Country-Western Museum and Hall of Fame, presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The concert and jam are held at the Patriot Event Center, 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 Mackynsie and Austin McKedy and Mary Mayhew. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Good Friends Bluegrass of Jones, H & W Bluegrass Express of Oklahoma City, and Cliff Top of Coyle.   

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 fiddle workshop from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Those needing further information may call 405-317-2618 or 405-226-9191. 

Christian Women’s Conference is set

Lindsay’s 19th annual Christian Women’s Conference is set for Sat., Feb. 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Connie Smith.

The conference will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Building, located at 801 N. Industrial Heights in Lindsay.

The guest speaker this year is Debbie Balentine. Ms. Balentine lives on a ranch near Purcell, and teaches a Pre-K Sunday School calss. She also works with teenage girls, teaching them they are Daughters of the King, and helping them have a closer walk with The Lord.

Worship will be led by Libby Gandy. Ms. Gandy grew up in Maysville, has served in full-time ministry for 17 years, and loves all things choir. She lives in Ada and is a member of the Singing Churchwomen. 

Coffee and donuts will be served at 9:00 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m.

A baked potato bar will be provided. Local attendees are asked to bring a dessert or salad. Door prizes will be given throughout the day.

Those needing further information may contact Ms. Smith at 405-756-5096.

Lindsay Community blood drive set January 23

The Lindsay Community blood drive is set for Thurs., Jan. 23, according to blood drive coordinator, Lacy Curry. 

The blood drive, put on by the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay. The church is located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

The Lindsay Community blood drives are held the fourth Thursday of every other month in odd-numbered months, and are sponsored by the South Central Medical and Resource Center (SCMRC).

Photo ID is required when giving blood. Those needing further information, or who would like to set up a time-saving appointment, are asked to contact Ms. Curry at SCMRC, at 405-756-4605.

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.

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