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104th Garvin County Fair begins Thursday

It’s Garvin County Fair time! Yes, The 104th Garvin County Fair is going on in Pauls Valley through Sat., Aug. 24, according to a news release.

Exhibits will be accepted on Wednesday, and then Fair activities really gear up on Thursday.

New this year are The Greatest Hen Race, Barnyard Shenanigans, turtle races, and an egg show.

Thurs., Aug. 22 and Fri., Aug. 23 are Children’s Day at the Fair. Children’s Day activities feature hands-on programs, games, demonstrations, a petting zoo, OSU’s Bug Adventure, Oklahoma City Zoo animals, dog training demonstrations, Ag Olympics, and more. A FREE lunch is provided to the children.

Thursday’s attractions include the Best Dressed Pet Contest, the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, Barnyard Shenanigans, Crowning of the Fair Royalty, The Greatest Hen Race, and live entertainment throughout the evening.

Friday’s attractions feature the Egg Show, Rabbit Show, Poultry Show, Ag Olympics, Livestock Judging, Cornhole Tournament, Tractor Driving Contest, Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club, and live music.

The second Annual Wiener Dog Races are back! They’re set for Sat., Aug. 24, along with the Livestock Show, the Turtle Races, Best Apple Pie and Best Salsa Contests, and the Horse Show.

Special presentations will be made at this year’s livestock show. The first annual Chip Howard Memorial Scholarship Award will be presented by Mr. Howard’s family to a 4-H or FFA member.

Also, the Grand & Reserve Grand Heifer Award will be officially named in honor of DonEtta Cothren.

Of course, there will be plenty of food and craft vendors. There’s something for everyone, so make plans now to attend the 2019 Garvin County Fair, back for its 104th year!

Those who would like further information may contact the Garvin County Cooperative Extension Service at 405-238-6681.

The Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. OCES provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

 

Kids’ Crusade begins Thursday

“Come one, come all . . . to the Greatest show on Earth!” That’s the word from Bro. Joseph Hunt about the Kids’ Crusade set for Thurs., Aug. 22 through Sat., Aug. 24.

The Kids’ Crusade begins at 7:00 p.m. nightly, and will be held at the corner of Hwy. 19 East and Hwy. 76 South (in front of Walmart) in Lindsay.

Bubbling Billy and Singing Sue will be putting on skits and reading Bible stories for the kids. There will also be games, refreshments, and prizes every night.

A Penny March contest will be held between the boys and the girls.

Everyone and all churches are invited to attend this happy event sponsored by Come to the Cross Ministries, the Lindsay Ministerial Alliance, and the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce. Those who would like further information may contact Bro. Joseph Hunt at 405-206-7495.

 

PASS Coalition set to meet Sunday

The regular meeting of the PASS Coalition will be held Sun., Aug. 25 at 2:00 p.m., according to Jessica Parker, PASS Coalition Secretary.

The meeting will be held at the City of Lindsay Training Center, located at 204 W. Creek in Lindsay. Discussion and vote to amend bylaws in order to establish a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) are on the agenda.

The PASS Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations in our community that work to promote the prevention of substance abuse and provide support to families struggling with drug addiction. The addition of a PTO would allow for a stronger presence at Lindsay Schools and broaden the scope of services and resources offered to students through the Coalition.

All community members are encouraged to get involved! More information is available at http://www.passdrugfree.org or on social media @passdrugfree. Questions may be directed to Jessica Parker at 405-756-0312.

 

Fifth Friday Art Walk set in Pauls Valley

The Pauls Valley Arts Council presents the Fifth Friday Art Walk on Fri., Aug. 30 from 5:55 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. according to a news release.

The Art Walk takes place in downtown Pauls Valley in months that have five Fridays.

Artist Kris Fairchild will be on hand with her aquatic works of art, CJ Bradford will have his sketches, ink, and graphite drawings available, and Carre Shandor will be demonstrating wood burning techniches, as well.

Other artists will be on hand with their creations. Visitors will also enjoy FREE admission to the Toy & Action Figure Museum in downtown Pauls Valley.

 

Pageant set for Alex Founders’ Day

A Founders’ Day Pageant is set for Sat., Sept. 7 for the Alex Founders’ Day, according to Sandra Manning.

There will be two age groups:

• Prince and Princess are Pre-K through second grade

• King and Queen are third grade through sixth grade

Contestants will be judged on dress, talent, and decorated vehicle float.

Entry forms are available at Alex Florist and at First National Bank in Alex, and are due by Thurs., Sept. 5.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Manning at 405-320-3176.

 

New tour hours available for Mansion

The new hours for tours at the Murray-Lindsay Mansion in Erin Springs are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each week, according to Thelma Love.

Tours of the Pike Peak School Museum, located just across the street from the Murray-Lindsay Mansion, are available during these times, as well.

“Summer months are a good time to bring your children and grandchildren to learn about the history of the people represented by the two museums,” Ms. Love explained.

A special Story Hour will be held at the Mansion each Monday morning during the month of June. Story Hour will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Stories of the museum’s history and the familes who lived there will be presented, along with fun activities. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Those who have questions, or who would like to schedule a tour in the afternoons or weekends, may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146.

 

Bake sale set for Labor Day weekend

The Lindsay Junior Class parents are planning a bake sale for Fri., Aug. 30 in the lobby of the First National Bank of Lindsay, according to Beth Anne Legare.

The bake sale starts at 9:00 a.m, and all proceeds go toward the After Prom Party for Lindsay Juniors and Seniors.

“Let us do your baking before the big holiday weekend. We’ll have plenty of delicious treats to choose from!” Ms. Legare added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Legare at 4105-428-2009. Kassie Kelly and Amanda Taylor are also available for questions.

 

Garvin County Retired Educators set to meet

The next meeting of the Garvin County Retired Educators and Support Personnel is set for Wed., Aug. 28 at 10:00 a.m., according to Terry Ann Pitmon.

The meeting will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting room, located at 112 E. Paul Ave. in Pauls Valley.

“We look forward to seeing everyone!” Ms. Pitmon added.

Those who woudl like more information may contact Ms. Pitmon at 580-310-2851.

 

Bake sale set for Friday in Lindsay

A Lindsay 12 and Under softball team is set to host a bake sale on Fri., Aug. 23 at First National Bank of Lindsay, according to a news release.

There will be plenty of delicious goodies available, including cake flavors such as wedding cake, tuxedo, triple chocolate fudge, old-fashion (yellow cake with chocolate buttercream), strawberry, butter pecan with cream cheese icing, red velvet with cream cheese icing, cookies-n-cream, peanut butter fudge, and white cake with fresh strawberries. There will also be plenty of spicy pretzels.

A raffle for corn hold boards will also be held.

The bake sale begins at 9:00 a.m.

 

Pernell’s all-school reunion set for Sat., Aug. 24

The all-school reunion for the Pernell School is set for Sat., Aug. 24, at the Elmore City First Baptist Church in Elmore City, according to Jeanie Speakman Price.

“We will be honoring the class of 1969. We’ll also be remembering all of those we have lost this past year,” Ms. Price added.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Meat and drinks are provided, and everyone is asked to bring a dish of their choice.

“After dinner, there will be prizes for many events that you may have been in,” Ms. Price went on to say.

“Everyone is invited to come. If you went to school there, taught there, drove a bus, and anyone who lived there when school was in session, and you loved Pernell, come on and enjoy,” Ms. Price continued.

“It will be an exciting time for all who attend. Much preparation has gone into this reunion, so come on, Longhorns, and enjoy this reunion,” Ms. Price concluded.

Those needing further information may contact Ms. Price at 405-756-6263.

 

Dinner Before the Big Game set for Fri., Aug. 30

Dinner before the Big Game is set for Fri., Aug. 30, according to a news release.

Calvary Baptist Church of Lindsay holding the fundraiser dinner before the first game of the Leopards’ football season.

BBQ sandwich dinners will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the vacant lot west of the Ryan Taylor-Dutton Family Museum, at the corner of S.W. 7th and Cherokee in Lindsay.

Everyone is invited to stop by on their way to the game, as the Leopards take on the Pauls Valley Panthers in their home opener.

There is a charge for the dinner, and all proceeds go toward building the church’s Family Life Center. Those who have questions may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 405-756-2781.

 

Guided Striper fishing tour raffle set

A raffle is set for a guided Striper fishing tour, according to Nicki Dewoody.

The Lindsay Junior Class Parents After Prom Committee is sponsoring the raffle, and all proceeds from the raffle go toward the Lindsay High School After-Prom party in the spring.

Tickets may be purchased to win a four-man guided Striper fishing trip at Lake Texoma. The trip is valued at $500.00.

The winner will be drawn in late September, and does not need to be present to win.

The winner will be able to set up their trip with the fishing guide. Also, the fishing guide said the good fishing begins in October, just in time to use these tickets.

Those who have questions, or who would like to purchase tickets, may contact Ms. Dewoody at 405-488-5604.

 

Special meeting set for Purdy Cemetery Association

The board of the Purdy Cemetery Association will hold a special meeting on Tues., Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m., according to LaVern Russell.

The meeting is set to discuss the Salt Water Disposal Well to be built next door to the Purdy Cemetery.

The meeting will be held at the Erin Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall, located at 3053 Hwy. 76 in Lindsay, or one-and-a-half miles south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76

Members of the Purdy Cemetery Association are invited and encouraged to attend.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

 

Child Find program to be in Lindsay schools

The Lindsay Public Schools participate in the child identification, location, screening and evaluation activities throughout the year, in coordination with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, according to Jennifer Taylor, Director of Special Services.

Personally identifiable information shall be collected and maintained in a confidential manner in carrying out the following activities:

• Referral: Preschool children ages three to five and students enrolled in K-12 who are suspected of having disabilities which may require special education and related services may be referred for screening and evaluation through the local school.

• Screening: May include vision, hearing, and health. Other screening activities may include review of records and educational history, interviews, observations, and specially developed readiness or educational screening instruments.

• Educational Evaluation: Includes testing to determine whether a child has a disability, and the nature and extent of special education and related services that the child needs. The term refers to procedures used selectively with an individual child, and does not include basic tests administered or procedures used with all children in a school, grade, or class. Written consent of the parent or legal guardian for such evaluation must be on file with the school district prior to any child receiving an initial evaluation for special education and related services purposes.

• Collection of Personally Identifiable Information:  Educational records containing personally identifiable information collected by schools in the identification, location, screening, and evaluation of children shall be maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Policies & Procedures of Special Education in Oklahoma. School districts develop and implement a local policy regarding the collections, storage, disclosure, and destruction of confidential student records. Parents may obtain a copy of the local policy from the Superintendent.

Those who would like further information about school records or to discuss the need for educational evaluation for their child may contact Dan Chapman, Superintendent of Lindsay Public Schools, or Ms. Taylor at 405-756-3131.

 

Circus set to be in Lindsay Mon., Sept. 16

The Carson and Barnes Circus will be in Lindsay on Mon., Sept. 16, according to a news release.

The circus will be in Lindsay for two performances, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The circus is brought to Lindsay by the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.

Those who have questions may contact Violet Henderson, Chamber manager, at 405-756-4312.

 

5th annual Alex Founders’ Day set Sat., Sept. 7

The fifth annual Alex Founders’ Day and Car Show is set for Sat., Sept. 7, according to Paige Ridley.

The one-day event is held in “The Grove Park” from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

There will be lots of vendors, a fish fry, a car show, a parade at 2:00 p.m., live music, a 5K, Founders’ Day Pageant, chili cook-off, and a bass fishing tournament.

The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration includes a FREE t-shirt.   

The kids’ play area will be open all day. Wrist bands may be purchased for all-day play.

There will be 22 classes in the car show, and the first 50 to enter will receive a gift bag and t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each class. Other awards include Best of Show, Kids’ Choice, and Heros’ Choice. There is a 50/50 pot, and proceeds benefit Wyatt’s Wings. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Founders’ Day. There is also a burn-out contest.

The bass fishing tournament is for two-man teams, biggest stringer of six fish, maximum. The fish must be alive, caught on rod and reel, and all state rules and regulations apply. Weigh-in is from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be cash prizes for first- and second-place stringers. The biggest bass wins 100-percent of the pot. Entrants must pre-register by 8:00 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 6.

Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. in the community park. There will be a performance by Billy Davis and the Band of Brothers.

“Come out and enjoy refreshments, family fun, and watch the parade!” Ms. Dunn added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Dunn at 405-320-3930 or 405-574-4120, or at alexfoundersday@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Family plots need attention in Purdy

The Board of the Purdy Cemetery Association.

are asking familys who have marked plots at the Purdy Cemetery to re-mark their burial plots that they’ve already requested, according to LaVern Russell,

Markers need to be raised, “due to ground sinking from weather. We also ask that the user’s name be applied to the markers,” Ms. Russell added.

Those needing further information, and to get at date and time to re-mark plots, may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

 

THE social event of the season

Lindsay Ag Boosters cake auction/bbq set

It’s here! Yes! THE social event of the season – the annual Lindsay Ag Boosters cake auction and buyers’ appreciation barbecue – is happening this weekend, Sat., Aug. 17, according to event organizers.

The popular event follows the close of the fall fair, featuring Lindsay’s youngsters involved in 4-H and FFA. The fair is held Saturday morning at the Fair Barn, located on the west side of Hwy. 76N in Lindsay.

The cake auction and buyers’ appreciation barbecue will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Building, located on Hwy. 76N in Lindsay.

The free BBQ meal includes Smokin’ Joe’s ribs, brisket and the fixins, and will be served at 6:00 p.m. The cake auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.

All funds raised from this event will go toward furthering opportunites for the youth in Lindsay FFA and 4-H. The money goes directly to funding the awards and premiums at the fall and spring shows, and to share expenses at camps, contests, leadership trips, scholarships and fair barn renovations.

Those needing further information may contact FFA instructor Branden Sapp at 405-763-9427.

 

All-school reunion set Sat., Aug. 24 for Pernell

Pernell’s all-school reunion is set for Sat., Aug. 24, at the Elmore City First Baptist Church in Elmore City, according to Jeanie Speakman Price.

“We will be honoring the class of 1969. We’ll also be remebering all of those we have lost this past year,” Ms. Price added.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Meat and drinks are provided, and everyone is asked to bring a dish of their choice.

“After dinner, there will be prizes for many events that you may have been in,” Ms. Price went on to say.

“Everyone is invited to come. If you went to school there, taught there, drove a bus, and anyone who lived there when school was in session, and you loved Pernell, come on and enjoy,” Ms. Price continued.

“It will be an exciting time for all who attend. Much preparation has gone into this reunion, so come on, Longhorns, and enjoy this reunion,” Ms. Price concluded.

Those needing further information may contact Ms. Price at 405-756-6263.

 

Party in the Park set for this Saturday

It’s time for the last Party in the Park of the summer! Sat., Aug. 17 is date for this popular, family-oriented event, put on throughout the summer by the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce and PASS Coalition. That’s the word from to Violet Henderson, Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager.

Events kick off at 6:00 p.m. There will be lots of fun and games, along with a chalk contest, musical hoops, volleyball, relay races, corn hole tournament and more.

“Come join us for a night of fun, and stay for the FREE movie, Steve Carell’s “Despicable Me” with FREE popcorn and s’mores.

Party in the Park is held in Lindsay’s Shady Grove Park, located at the corner of S.W. 4th and Apache. The main entrance is located in the 800 block of S.W. 4th St.

PASS Prevention Coalition is a non-profit organization geared toward keeping communities away from drugs.

The movie will start at dark. Those who would like more information may contact Ms. Henderson at the Lindsay Chamber office at 405-756-4312.

 

Drive safely – most schools start this week

School days are here! Most schools in the Shopper’s distribution area begin the 2019-2020 school year this week, and drivers are advised to be extra cautious in the days ahead. Kiddos may not be aware of cars and trucks on the roadways.

The Lindsay Leopard kiddos head back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Maysville Warrior kiddos begin school Thurs., Aug. 15.

Dibble Demon kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Elmore City/Pernell Badger kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Alex Longhorn kiddos head back to school on Tues., Sept. 3.

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 and safe 2019-2020 school year.

 

Memorial set for Leland “Bubba” Shumate

A memorial service is set for Leland “Bubba” Shumate of Bradley, according to Todd Taylor.

Mr. Shumate passed away on June 9, 2019 at the age of 57.

The service in remembrance of Mr. Shumate’s life will be held at the Bradley Community Center in Bradley from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 18.

 

Area church set to hold Dinner Before the Big Game

Calvary Baptist Church of Lindsay is set to host a fundraiser dinner before the first game of the Leopards’ football team on Fri., Aug. 30, according to a news release.

The church will be serving BBQ sandwich dinners from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the vacant lot west of the Ryan Taylor-Dutton Family Museum, at the corner of S.W. 7th and Cherokee in Lindsay.

Everyone is invited to stop by on their way to the game, as the Leopards take on the Pauls Valley Panthers in their home opener.

There is a charge for the dinner, and all proceeds go toward building the church’s Family Life Center. Those who have questions may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 405-756-2781.

 

Special meeting set for Purdy Cemetery Association

The board of the Purdy Cemetery Association will hold a special meeting on Tues., Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m., according to LaVern Russell.

The meeting is to discuss the Salt Water Disposal Well to be built next door to the Purdy Cemetery.

The meeting will be held at the Erin Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall, located at 3053 Hwy. 76 in Lindsay, or one-and-a-half miles south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76

Members of the Purdy Cemetery Association are invited and encouraged to attend.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

 

Food and fun are available at Senior Center

Seniors, ages 60 and over, are invited to have lunch Monday through Friday at the Lindsay Senior Nutrition Center. That’s the word from site manager, Kelly Riddle.

“We have a variety of wonderful food. Mondays after lunch, we play Bingo with prizes. Almost daily, some people stay and play Dominoes,” Ms. Riddle went on to say.

“If you would like to join us, or if you know someone who could use our delivery service, give us a call. We would love to see you,” Ms. Riddle added.

The Lindsay Nutrition Center is located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay, and serves lunch meals Monday through Friday.

Those who would like to join the group, or who would like delivery, may contact the Lindsay Nutrition Center at 405-756-4780.

 

Singing set at God’s Big Country Church

God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard is set to hold their monthly old-fashioned Country Gospel singing on Sat., Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard, according to Pastor Jerry Auld.

“Everyone is invited to our gospel singing. Bring your instruments, and bring a song,” Pastor Auld went on to say. “We’ll have food and fellowship after the singing.”

Sunday morning services begin at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m., with Bible study and fellowship. All services are held at the church, located at 2215 County Road 1350 in Blanchard.

“May God bless you all,” Pastor Auld added.

Those who would like further information may contact Pastor Auld, via text or phone call, at 405-465-2825, or Cathy Auld at 405-320-1940.

“We look forward to seeing you all!!!!” Pastor Auld concluded.

 

LHS band booster meeting set in Lindsay

The Lindsay High School (LHS) band boosters will hold their first meeting of the year on Mon., Aug. 19, according to a news release.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the Band Room, located at the corner of S.W. 9th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

Anyone who wants to support the band is welcome to attend.

 

LHS Band set to hold ice cream social/preview

The Lindsay High School (LHS) Band is kicking off the school year and football season with an ice cream social on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:00 p.m., according to a news release.

The LHS Band will also play their music from this year’s half-time show.

These fun events will take place at the football field on the south side of the Lindsay School campus. Everyone is welcome.

 

Family plots need attention in Purdy

The Board of the Purdy Cemetery Association.

are asking familys who have marked plots at the Purdy Cemetery to re-mark their burial plots that they’ve already requested, according to LaVern Russell,

Markers need to be raised, “due to ground sinking from weather. We also ask that the user’s name be applied to the markers,” Ms. Russell added.

Those needing further information, and to get at date and time to re-mark plots, may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

 

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.

 

Lindsay Senior Center offers Bingo

“Come on down to the Lindsay Senior Citizens Center and enjoy playing Bingo with us!” That’s the word from Center director, Kelly Riddle.

Bingo is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Small prizes are awarded to the winners.

The Lindsay Senior Citizens Center serves the noon-day meal on weekdays at the center, and also offers home delivery in the Lindsay area, as well.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The Center is located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Riddle at 405-756-4780.

 

Sat., Aug. 10 –

Benefit set for Kyle Scruggs

A benefit event, set to help Kyle Scruggs, is set for Sat., Aug. 10 at Just One More – Cox City Bar, according to Valeria Blake.

Proceeds from the event will help with medical expenses for Mr. Scruggs, a Lindsay resident who was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

A fish fry/calf fry begins at 6:00 p.m.

A pool tournament begins at 2:00 p.m., and an auction begins at 10:00 p.m. The night will end with Karaoke with Curtis.

Monetary donations, as well as auction item donations, are gladly accepted.

Just One More – Cox City Bar is located at 2142 Cox City Road in Rush Springs.

Everyone is encouraged to wear a lime green cancer ribbon for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Those who have questions, or who would like to donate items for the auction, may contact Roger Martin at 580-721-0477 or Ms. Blake at 405-756-6623.

 

Drive carefully – area schools start soon

It’s that time of year! Schools will soon be in session, 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 Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Freshmen Orientation is the same evening at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium. The kiddos head back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Maysville Warrior kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 13, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and the kiddos begin school Thurs., Aug. 15.

Dibble Demon kiddos and parents have Open House on Mon., Aug. 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Elmore City/Pernell Badger kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Middle School and High School, and from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Elementary kiddos and parents. The kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 15.

Alex Longhorn kiddos head back to school on Tues., Sept. 3.

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 and safe 2019-2020 school year.

 

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 Mon., Aug. 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.

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.

 

Board of Education to hold meeting

The Lindsay Board of Education is holding its regular monthly meeting Mon., Aug. 12 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.

 

Memorial set for Leland “Bubba” Shumate

A memorial service is set for Leland “Bubba” Shumate of Bradley, according to Todd Taylor.

Mr. Shumate passed away on June 9, 2019 at the age of 57.

The service in remembrance of Mr. Shumate’s life will be held at the Bradley Community Center in Bradley from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 18.

 

Pulled pork lunch to be served Friday

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Aug. 9 at Lindsay’s Living Sanctuary Church, 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, homemade dessert and drink.”

“We offer dine-in and take-out, AND also delivery,” Ms. Grumbles went on to say.

Those who have questions, or who would like to set up a delivery, may contact Ms. Grumbles at 405-756-6818.

 

FREE all-day music jamboree set Saturday

“Enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree for the community on Sat., Aug. 10.” 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 McDonald’s) in Chickasha.

The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, and musical groups and individuals will be performing until 6:00 p.m.

Everyone is asked to 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.

Future performance dates are Sat., Sept. 14, Sat., Oct. 12,  Sat., Nov. 9, Sat., and 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.

 

Lindsay’s power to be off in the wee hours of August 9

The repairs on Lindsay’s electric substation are almost complete and preparations are underway to go back online. That’s the word from Lindsay City Clerk, Kathy Hammans.

In order to make the switch from the portable substation back to the City’s system, power will have to be turned off around 1:00 am on Fri., Aug. 9 for approximately three hours.

Those who have special medical needs that need to be addressed due to this power outage should contact Kevin Caldwell at 405-756-7655 before Thurs., Aug. 8, so that assistance and coordination can be arranged for those specific medical needs.

 

LHS band ice cream social set Tues., Aug. 20

The Lindsay High School band will hold an ice cream social on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:00 p.m., according to a news release.

The ice cream social will be held at the football field, located on the south side of the Lindsay School campus.

The band will be playing their music from this year’s half-time show during the social. Everyone is welcome.

 

LHS band booster meeting set Mon., Aug. 19

The Lindsay High School band boosters will hold their first meeting of the year on Mon., Aug. 19, according to a news release.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the Band Room, located at the corner of S.W. 9th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

Anyone who wants to support the band is welcome to attend.

 

LHS class schedules are ready

Lindsay High School (LHS) students may pick up their class schedules this week in the high school office, according to a news release.

Seniors and Juniors have already picked up their schedules. Class schedules for Sophomores and Freshmen are available on the following dates:

• Wed., Aug. 7 Sophomores      9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Thurs., Aug. 8 Freshmen  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Fri., Aug. 9 New Students 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Those who are unable to go on their designated day may pick their schedule up after the day they are assigned.

Open House is set for Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Freshmen Orientation will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium on the evening of Open House.

The school is located on West Creek Street in Lindsay, between S.W. 8th and Roberson Streets. Those who have further questions may contact the school at 405-756-3132.

 

LMS class schedules are ready

Lindsay Middle School (LMS) students are able to pick up their class schedules in the Middle School office this week, according to a news release.

Eighth-grade students have already picked up their class schedules. Class schedules for seventh- and sixth-grade students are available on the following dates:

• Wed., Aug. 7 Seventh Grade

• Thurs., Aug. 8 Sixth Grade

The Lindsay Middle School office is open from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Seventh-grade students must have an immunization record on file showing they have received the T-dap booster immunization.

Open House is set for Tues., Aug. 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The school is located on West Creek Street in Lindsay, between S.W. 8th and Roberson Streets. Those who have further questions may contact the school at 405-756-3133.

 

Kayla Blake Thornburg softball tourney set

A memorial co-ed softball tournament is set for Sat., Aug. 10, according to Courtney Register.

The tournament is being held in memory of Kayla Blake Thornburg, a Lindsay resident, who died in May of 2018, at the age of 27.

Ms. Thornburg had two sets of twins. Proceeds from the second annual tournament will go to her children.

The tournament begins at 8:00 a.m., and will be held at Griffith Sports Park in Lindsay. This is a double-elimination tournament. T-shirts will be awarded to the first-place team.

Teams should provide their own ASA approved 12-inch balls. USSSA and ASA bats are allowed.

Concessions will be available.

Sponsorships are available.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Register at 405-428-1826 or Lauren Johnston at 405-428-8778.

 

Purdy cemetery family plots need attention

Those who have marked plots at the Purdy Cemetery are asked to re-mark their family burial plots that they’ve already requested, according to LaVern Russell, with the Board of the Purdy Cemetery Association.

“Due to ground sinking from weather, markers need to be raised. We also ask that the user’s name be applied to the markers,” Ms. Russell added.

Those who would like further information, and to get at date and time to re-mark plots, may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596.

 

Lindsay School Open House is Tues., Aug. 13

Open House for Lindsay School students is set for Tues., Aug. 13, according to a news release.

Open House is held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Freshmen Orientation begins at 6:00 p.m. in the High School auditorium.

School begins Thurs., Aug. 15. The Lindsay School is located at S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

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

 

Certified Healthy program applications are open

An important contributor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing opportunities to make healthier choices where people live, work, learn, play and pray, according to a news release.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is currently accepting applications for the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program through Fri., Nov. 1. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program provides:

• An assessment to help organizations gauge where they are on supporting health.

• Abundant resources to help organizations create healthier environments.

• An annual certification award spotlighting organizations actively promoting health and wellness through practices and policies.

“Health is a vital element to the success of our state and people,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “I look forward to seeing the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program continue to help and encourage Oklahomans to come together as a community in order to move the needle and improve health outcomes in our great state.”

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma program offers certifications in seven different categories:  • Certified Healthy Business – Any employer providing their employees with opportunities to make healthier choices • Certified Healthy School – Schools modeling and teaching students and staff how to be healthy • Certified Healthy Campus – Colleges and career technology centers providing a healthy environment for faculty and students • Certified Healthy Community – Communities offering citizens a healthy place to live, work, learn, play and pray • Certified Healthy Congregation – Faith-based organizations providing health and wellness opportunities to their members and/or attendees and staff • Certified Healthy Early Childhood Program – Early childhood programs providing a healthy environment for children and their families, as well as their staff • Certified Healthy Restaurant – Restaurants providing healthy food options to their customers and healthier environments for their staff.

Three levels of certification are available to qualified applicants: Basic, Merit and Excellence. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1. All applicants will be notified of awarded certification level in December and formally acknowledged at an awards ceremony in March of 2020.

“We are pleased with the growth and success of the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program,” said Interim Health Commissioner Tom Bates. “Last year, more than 2,200 applicants received certification. We encourage this year’s potential applicants to consider how they are making the healthy choice the easy choice for their employees, customers, students, and residents, and submit an application for Certified Healthy Oklahoma certification.”

The Certified Healthy Oklahoma programs are a joint effort of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, State Chamber of Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council and numerous other partners who are helping to shape a healthier future for Oklahoma.

Those who would like to learn more about the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program and complete a certification application, visit the Certified Healthy Oklahoma website at http://www.certifiedhealthyok.com.

 

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.

 

Bluegrass Music concert set for Sat., Aug. 10

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS) of Del City presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Aug. 10 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 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 Lily Ann Watters and Danny Watters. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Olen Davis and The Travelers of Muskogee, Wheatland Express of Clinton, and Muddy Wings of Choctaw.

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

 

The last days of summer . . .

The Lindsay Municipal Swimming Pool will be open daily through Sun., Aug. 11, according to officials with the City of Lindsay.

Beginning Sat., Aug. 17, the pool will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., through Sun., Sept. 8, weather permitting.    

The Lindsay Municipal Swimming Pool is located in Shady Grove Park, on S.W. 4th St. in Lindsay. Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay Municipal Swimming Pool at 405-756-4000.

 

Guided Striper fishing tour raffle set

The Lindsay Junior Class Parents After Prom Committee is holding a raffle for a guided Striper fishing tour, according to Nicki Dewoody.

Tickets may be purchased to win a four-man guided Striper fishing trip at Lake Texoma. The trip is valued at $500.00.

The winner will be drawn in late September, and does not need to be present to win.

The winner will be able to set up their trip with the fishing guide. Also, the fishing guide said the good fishing begins in October, just in time to use these tickets.

Proceeds from the raffle go toward the Lindsay High School After-Prom party in the spring.

Those who have questions, or who would like to purchase tickets, may contact Ms. Dewoody at 405-488-5604.