News Notes

News Notes

Friday in Lindsay –

Area church hosts pulled pork lunch

Lindsay’s Living Sactuary Church will be hosting their monthly pulled pork sandwich lunch on Fri., Feb. 21, according to Cindy Grumbles. 

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 have a new dessert, along with our usual homemade desserts,” Ms. Grumbles went on to say. “And we also 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.

Deadline to change party affiliation is Tues., Mar. 31

Oklahomans who want to change their party affiliation before the Primary or Runoff Primary Elections later this year must do so no later than Tues., Mar. 31, according to County Election Board Secretaries.

Changes of political affiliation are prohibited by law during the period beginning April 1 and continuing through August 31 in even-numbered years, Haley said.

Each political party can nominate one candidate per office for the November General Election. If two or more candidates from the same party file for one office, the party nominee is selected at either the Primary or Runoff Primary Election.

Only voters registered in a political party can vote to select that party’s nominees unless the party gives Independent voters permission to vote in its primaries. The Democratic and Libertarian Parties have given Independent voters permission to vote in their primaries and runoff primaries in 2020 and 2021. Oklahoma has three recognized political parties in 2020: Democratic, Republican and Libertarian.

All registered voters, regardless of political affiliation, can vote for any candidate at the November General Election and for state or local questions at any election.

Applications to register to vote or to change political affiliation are available at the County Election Board offices, post offices, public libraries, tag agencies, state offices providing public assistance, and at most political party and candidate campaign offices.

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.

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.

Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy applications available

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is currently seeking applicants for the Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy (CLA) program. 

“The CLA program develops OCA members, between the ages of 25 and 40, through industry exposure, education and association communication,” said Mike Weeks, OCA President. 

CLA consists of a series of four seminars totaling 10 days over the course of one year. The seminars are designed to expose participants to leaders from all segments of the industry and opportunities to further explore our business, gain essential information, cultivate leadership skills and network with fellow OCA members.

“This program helps identify and develop young cattlemen willing to take a leadership role and carry out the OCA’s vision – Leadership that serves, strengthens and advocates for the Oklahoma cattle industry,” Weeks said. 

20 Applicants will be chosen to be part of CLA, class 28. OCA membership is required at the time of application. Additional applicant requirements, session dates and the electronic application can be found at http://www.okcattlemen.org. The application deadline is Fri., May 1.

“The popularity of the program increases each year,” said Weeks. “Our CLA program is highly respected across the nation. Several states are modeling their young leader programs after OCA’s CLA. If you want to be more involved in the OCA, stay up on current industry issues and take a leadership role in charting the course for a successful Oklahoma beef industry in the years ahead; I encourage you to apply today.”

The CLA program is completely funded by several generous sponsors including: ADM Nutrition, Merck Animal Health, Oklahoma Ag Credit, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Multimin USA, Livestock Nutrition Center, The Noble Institute, Farm Data Services, Reproduction Enterprises Inc., Langston’s Western Wear, KIS Futures, Frontier Trading, Stuart Farm and Ranch, National Livestock and BancCentral NA.

The OCA is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry. OCA is the only voice that speaks solely for the cattlemen of Oklahoma and represents beef producers in all 77 counties across the state. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. Those who would like more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities may call 405-235-4391 or visit http://www.okcattlemen.org. 

Applications due for Outstanding award in Agriculture

Agriculture Day at the Capitol is notorious for honoring the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. This award, created in 1998, recognizes those who have helped lead the industry while demonstrating exemplary personal values and pursuing agricultural achievements in Oklahoma. Upon receiving this award, the individual is inducted into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame.  

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is now accepting nominations through Fri., Mar. 6 at 5:00 p.m. The award winner will be announced at a recognition ceremony on Tues., Apr. 14 at the State Capitol as part of the annual Oklahoma Ag Day celebration. 

The Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award is the highest award given by the Governor to honor distinguished Oklahoma agriculture producers. This prestigious award honors leaders in the agriculture industry who exemplify personal values, performance and achievement. Nominees should have high standards of conduct, leadership, innovation, and accomplishments in agriculture and should be a role model for young Oklahoma agriculturists.    

The deadline for all nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 6. Applications can be submitted electronically via email to Morgan Vance at morgan.vance@ag.ok.gov or can be dropped off in person at the ODAFF building.  

Nomination forms, an overview of the award and biographies of previous recipients of the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture can be found at http://www.ag.ok.gov/odaff-halloffame.htm/. Any questions regarding the nomination procedure or completion of the official nomination form can be directed to Morgan Vance at 405.522.5479. 

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 Brenda Morrow.

The clothes closet will be open Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2653, or Ms. Morrow at 405-756-0908.

Health screenings set for Fri., Mar. 27

Residents living in and around the Lindsay area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Lindsay United Methodist Church will host this community event on Fri., Mar. 27. The church is located at 114 W. Chickasaw St. in Lindsay.

Screenings can check for:

• The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

• HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels

• Diabetes risk

• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis

• Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.  

Consultants will work with customers to create a package that is right for them based on age and risk factors. The Wellness Gold Membership Program allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay a fee per month.  Those who would like more information may call 1-877-237-1287 or visit the website at http://www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Revival set at First Baptist Church in Lindsay

The First Baptist Church of Lindsay is set to hold a revival Sun., Feb. 23 through Wed., Feb. 26, according to Cindy Flood.

Dr. Hance Dilbeck is the speaker. The music will be a mix of traditional and contemporary.

On Sun., Feb. 23, Revival services will be held at 9:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided after the morning service.

Mon., Feb. 24 through Wed., Feb. 26, Revival services will begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Each of those days, lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon. A short devotion will be held at the same time. 

The Revival will be held at the church, located at 401 S.W. 3rd in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2266. 

Garvin Co. Retired Educators meet February 26

Sabra Tucker will be the featured speaker at the Garvin County Retired Educators Association meeting on Wed., Feb. 26, according to Terry Ann Pitmon.

The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting room, at 112 E. Paul Avenue in Pauls Valley.  

Ms. Tucker is Executive Director of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.  

“Mark your calendar, and make plans to join us,” Ms. Pitmon added.  

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

Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma to be in concert

The First Baptist Church of Elmore City are set to host the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma on Thurs., Mar. 5 at 7:00 p.m., according to a news release.

Everyone is invited to attend for a great evening of worship! 

The church is located one block west and one block south of the four-way stop in downtown Elmore City. Those who would like further information may call the church at 580-788-4110.

“Spread the Love” food drive continues

The Delta Community Action Foundation, Inc. is calling on the public to help “Spread the Love” during the month of Febrtuary, according to Becky Deaton.

“Delta is having a peanut butter and jelly food drive to help local citizens in need of food,” explained Ms. Deaton.Donations can be dropped off at the following Delta Community Action locations:

Lindsay:  308 S.W. 2nd

Purcell:  122 W. Main

Pauls Valley:  225 W. McClure

The foundation is under the direction of Karen Nichols, Executive Director. Those who would like more information may contact Ms. Deaton at 405-527-6537.

‘Wild About You’ Daddy~Daughter dance set

It’s about that time! Beta Sigma Phi’s fourth annual Daddy~Daughter Dance, ‘Wild About You”, is set for Sat., Feb. 29, according to Gena Fletcher.

The dance begins at 6:00 p.m., and ends at 8:00 p.m. It will be held in the Lindsay School Cafeteria, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

This is a chance for the girls to get all dolled up, and their dads or father figures should dress to impress her. 

All Pre-K thru 12th grade girls are welcome to attend with their Dad or Father figure, and dance the night away! Refreshments will be served. 

“This is a night of dancing, having fun, and making memories. We hope you’ll plan to attend this event with your daughter,” Ms. Fletcher added.  

Reservations aren’t required, but are appreciated. There is an entry fee for each daddy/daughter couple, plus a fee for each additional daughter.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

10 candidates file for Lindsay City Council

Ten candidates have filed for three open positions on the Lindsay City Council, according to the Garvin County Election Board Secretary, Doylene Cunningham. 

The candidates are, in no particular order, Devin Herrod, Randy Hugo, Greg Henderson, Brad Smith, Lynn Scruggs, Kassi Turner, Eric Dodson, Robin Staggs, Shelly Stevens, and Debbie Whitehead.

The election is Tues., Apr. 7.

The Lindsay City Council positions are non-paid posistions, and are elected on an At-Large basis.

Those who have questions may contact the Garvin County Election Board at 405-238-3303.

Grady Co. Republican convention is Thursday

The Grady County Republican Party (GOP) is set to hold quadrennial precinct meetings and the county convention on Thurs., Feb. 20, according to a news release.

Credentialing begins at 6:00 p.m., and all county precinct meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. The county convention begins at 7:00 p.m.

The meetings will be held in Seminar Center/Room B at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC), Chickasha Campus, located at 1401 Michagan Ave. in Chickasha.

Attendees must present a voter ID card for credentialing. Convention delegates will be determined in the Grady County precinct meetings, as well as nomination of convention committee members.

District Convention Delegates and State Convention Delegates for 2020 will be elected during the Grady County GOP Convention. The group will also consider adoption of County Platform for presentation to State Platform committee, and elect a Grady County GOP Secretary.

Deadline to request Absentee Ballots nears

A little more than one week remains for registered voters to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Tues., Mar. 3, 2020 Presidential Preferential Primary (PPP), according to County Election Board Secretaries. 

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5:00 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26 to be processed in time for the election.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at http://www.elections.ok.gov.  Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstances:

• Registered voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may apply for absentee ballots only by mail, fax, e-mail, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.

• Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply by mail, by fax, by e-mail, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.

• Military personnel, residents of McClain County living overseas, and the spouses and dependents of each group may apply only by mail, by fax, or by e-mail. Military and overseas voters who would like more information and instructions may visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website: http://www.fvap.gov/oklahoma. 

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.

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.

Those who would like additional election-related information may visit: http://www.elections.ok.gov.

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! It’s cookie time!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time in Oklahoma! Yep. Lindsay Girl Scout Troop leader, Victoria Gregg, announced that the girls are selling cookies both door-to-door and in booth sales. 

Popular cookie flavors available are Lemon-Ups, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Girl Scout S’mores, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos,  and Thin Mints. 

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Gregg at 580-747-7117.

Medicare 101 educational events set 

A Medicare educational event is coming to several towns in the Shopper’s distribution area, according to an ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.

The event is hosted by Oklahoma Healthcare Exchange and South Central Medical and Resource Center, and will help people have a clear understanding of Medicare and all the benefits available.

Topics that will be covered are • Understanding Medicare’s complexities • What ‘Extra Help’ is and how to apply for it • What to expect when you turn 65 • Other types of resources that are available. 

Several locations and times are available:

• Tues., Apr. 14, 10:00 a.m. until noon – Donald W. Reynolds Recreation Center, 1005 N. Willow, Pauls Valley

• Thurs., Apr. 16, 10:00 a.m. until noon – Best Western Inn, 14114 Hwy. 19, Lindsay

• Thurs., Apr. 23, 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. – Maysville Senior Center, 401 Elm, Maysville

• Fri., Apr. 24, 10:00 a.m. until noon – Chickasha Public Library, 117 N. 4th St., Chickasha.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Fri., Apr. 10 at (toll free) 855-786-8343. 

Those who have questions may contact representatives at 405-756-2198 or 405-756-1414.  

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