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Drive Carefully–Area schools start soon!

It’s that time of year! Area schools will soon be in session – probably – and drivers are advised to be extra cautious in the days ahead. Kiddos may not be aware of cars and trucks on the roadways.

Lindsay Leopard kiddos and parents have Open House on Mon., Aug. 10 and Tues., Aug. 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the kiddos head back on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Maysville Warrior kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 11, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The kiddos begin school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Pauls Valley Panther kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Dibble Demon kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 11, and school starts on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Alex Longhorn kiddos start back on Tues., Aug. 11. School will be online, but kiddos with no internet access will be able to go to the school. 

Elmore City/Pernell Badger kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13. Mondays will be online classes, and students will be in school the rest of the week.

Blanchard Lion kiddos head back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Marlow Outlaw kiddos get back in the swing of things at school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Purcell Dragon kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13. 

Most schools are offering both in-school and online classes, in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. 

The folks at the Shopper News Note, Smith Office Supply, and the Tag Agency of Lindsay wish the students, parents, teachers, and faculty a wonderful, safe 2020-2021 school year.

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Bag Your Blessings! – Clothing give-away is this Saturday!

“It’s here! ‘Bag Your Blessings’ clothing give-away 

is set for this Saturday!” That’s the word from Bev Barker.

The clothes have gone through a two-week quarantine, bags will be available at the door, clothing of all sizes will be available, and school supplies will be available while they last!

The give-away is Sat., Aug. 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Erin Springs Church of God. The church is located at 14028 E. County Road 1519, south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, or just south of the Washita River bridge.

The Lindsay Elks Lodge is giving away new packages of socks, underwear, and toiletries for kids and teens. 

Things to remember: 

• EVERYONE must wear a mask

• Only 15 people will be allowed in the give-away room at a time

• Shoppers may shop in 15-20 minute intervals

•Between shopper groups, the room will be sprayed and sanitized

• The north section of the sanctuary will be for waiting, and videos will be playing

• Parking lot security will be on hand to ensure that all vehicles and belongings are safe.

“Everyone is welcome! This will be our best one yet!” Ms. Barker added.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403 or Pastor Doug Brothers at 405-428-6575. 

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The Circus is coming to town!

Come one! Come all! Kids of all ages will want to come to the Big Top!

Yes! Circus Funtastic is coming to Lindsay this week. That’s the word from event organizer Amanda Carroll.

The Lindsay Round-up Club is sponsoring the event that will be held in the Lindsay Round-up Club arena.

Performances are set for Wed., July 22 and Thurs., July 23, at 8:00 p.m. nightly.

The Round-up Club arena is one block west of Hwy. 76 N in Lindsay. 

Pre-sale tickets are available at First National Bank of Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Carroll at 405-756-4433.

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Lindsay’s First- Bicycle Rodeo set for Saturday

This weekend, Sat., July 18, is set for Lindsay’s first annual Bicycle Rodeo. That’s the word from Officer McGraw with the Lindsay Police Dept. 

The Lindsay Police Dept. is putting on the Bicycle Rodeo from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. that day, and there will be plenty of activities for the kiddos. 

The Bicycle Rodeo will be held in the Lindsay School parking lot, located on W. Creek, at the west end of the school, in Lindsay.

A bicycle obstacle course will be set up for kiddos to go through. 

FREE snow cones will be available. 

FREE hot dogs will be served at noon. 

One boy’s bike, and one girl’s bike will be given away during the festivities.

Opportunities are still available to donate to this annual event. Those who would like to donate, or who would like further information may contact Officer McGraw at 405-756-4481.

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It’s Graduation Week-LHS Graduation set for Saturday

Lindsay High School (LHS) Seniors will be honored this week with their Senior Video at 10:00 a.m. on Fri., July 10 in the High School Auditorium, and their Graduation Ceremony on Sat., July 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Burford Field, according to a news release.

Practice for Graduation is set for 9:00 a.m. on Fri., July 10 at Burford Field, followed by the Senior Video. 

Graduating Senior girls should wear dress or pants suits, and graduating Senior boys should wear black pants, a white collared shirt, and a black tie. Nice shoes should be worn. No tennis shoes, dirty work boots, or flip flop-type sandals will be allowed. 

Graduates should NOT decorate the top of their mortar boards.

Seniors are welcome to have their banners and yard signs that were sponsored by the local banks. The yard signs will be available for pick-up from the First National Bank of Lindsay throughout the week. The large banners, displayed from the light poles in downtown Lindsay, were sponsored by American Exchange Bank of Lindsay, and will be attached to the fence at Graduation. They will be available to the graduates after the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday morning.

Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremonies at Lindsay’s Burford Field, located on the south side of the Lindsay School campus. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, and send the new graduates off with well wishes for their bright futures.