News Notes

News Notes

Valentine’s Night –

Mystery Dinner/Silent Auction set in Lindsay

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, ‘The Dinner Detective’ Mystery Dinner Theater and Silent Auction is coming to Lindsay, according to Jessica Parker of PASS Coalition.

“Join us Valentine’s Day evening, Fri., Feb. 14, for appetizers, a catered dinner, a Valentine-worthy dessert, and a wonderful mystery, plus Silent Auction,” Ms. Parker added.

“No need to hassle with long drives and big cities when you can enjoy a Valentine’s night out close to home!” Ms. Parker went on to say. 

A reception, including appetizers of meat, cheese, fresh fruit, and crackers, begins at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the mystery, ‘The Dinner Detective’, a plated meal, and dessert.

The dinner will be salad, smoked chicken breast, roasted potatoes, greens beans and roll, and the dessert will be chocolate cake with strawberries. 

The Silent Auction includes vacations and experiences, such as trips to Cancun, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Broadway Shows, Disney, Wrigley Field, Caribbean Cruise, National Finals Rodeo, US Open, and Churchill Downs. Autographed items from President Donald J. Trump, Jimmy Buffett, Kobe Bryant, Rod Stewart, and Star Wars’ Carrie Fisher will also be available for bids. Other items include Kendra Scott jewelry, OKC Dodgers game pack, a beauty basket, indoor pool and pizza party, and more.

“There will be something for everyone up for bid!” Ms. Parker continued.

The Dinner Detective is a nationally acclaimed dinner theater show coming to Lindsay for a very special private event benefiting the PASS Coalition. 

Downtown Kaleb Brown is the host for the special event.

The two-hour mystery dinner show will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Center, located at 801 REC Blvd. in Lindsay.   

Advance tickets are required. There will be no sales at the door. No one under age 16 will be allowed to enter.

Advance tickets may be purchased at http://www.DinnerDetectiveGala.eventbrite, http://www.passdrugfree.org, or by contacting Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312.

“Come join us for a fun night out, while supporting a great cause!” Ms. Parker concluded.

All proceeds go to PASS Coalition to bring individuals and organizations in our community together to promote the prevention of substance abuse and provide support to families struggling with drug addiction.

Those who have questions regarding the evening or PASS Coalition may contact Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312.

REC tree giveaway set for Sat., Feb. 15

Rural Electric Cooperative has over 2,900 miles of electric distribution lines and clearing trees is an on-going project. One of the ways REC can provide reliable, affordable electric power is through its right-of-way clearing program which includes pruning, removals, and chemical control. In addition to removing trees, REC crews also prune new growth during their daily routines.

REC’s tree giveaway program helps replace trees the Cooperative must remove from under its power lines. These trees are provided to the members as a way for the Cooperative to help replace one of our natural resources.

  Rural Electric Cooperative’s annual tree giveaway for its members will be held Sat., Feb. 15 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Employees of REC will be in Lindsay, Elmore City, Maysville and Rush Springs to give members trees during the Cooperative’s Operation Tree Planting/Replacement Program. Members will each receive up to 10 trees.

“REC’s mission is to ‘enhance the quality of life’ for our members,” Ed Bevers, Manager of Engineering said. “Besides the benefits of electric power, REC provides environmental and aesthetic enhancements through our tree giveaway, and we work for a bright future in partnership with our members.”

  Employees of the Cooperative will be at the Walmart parking lot in Lindsay, located at the junction of Highways 19 and 76; in front of the office of Kyle Jones Community Insurance Agency in Rush Springs, located at 303 W. Blakely Street; the parking lot of Worth Every Bite in Maysville, located at 314 6th Street and the parking area of Speedy G’s in Elmore City, located at 22964 Highway 29.

  The types of trees available are Loblolly Pines and Sawtooth Oaks.

Loblolly Pines are one of the most common pine trees. This North American native has dark green needles with narrow, red-brown pinecones about three to six inches long. These trees grow to be about 60 to 90 feet tall and have a spread of 25 to 35 feet wide once they reach maturity.

Sawtooth Oak is one of the fastest growing trees in its youth. It is an attractive shade tree with dark lustrous summer foliage and clear yellow to golden brown fall leaves. These trees grow to be 40 to 60 feet tall and have a spread of 40 to 60 feet wide.

  The Cooperative requests members to not plant trees any closer than 30 feet of our electric power lines. This will allow the trees to mature without requiring trimming or removal in the future.

Members needing additional information about REC’s Tree Program may contact REC’s Member Services Department at 405-756-3104 or 1-800-259-3504, extension 238.

Daddy~Daughter dance is Sat., Feb. 29

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.

SNN/SOS to remain open for Presidents’ Day

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply will remain open for Presidents’ Day, according to Publisher Holly Belknap.

Normal deadlines will be observed, and readers should expect to receive their Shoppers in the mail on Wednesday.

Those who have questions, or who would like to phone in an ad may contact the Shopper at 405-756-3169.

“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.

Shirley’s clothes closet temporarily closed

The Erin Springs Church of God’s clothing closet, also called Shirley’s Closet, is being reorganized, and will be closed for a couple of months, according to Linda Brothers.

“Please watch the Shopper in the coming months. We’ll announce it here when we reopen,” Ms. Brothers added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Brothers at 405-428-6645. 

Pulled pork lunch set at area church

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Feb. 21 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, 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.

Garvin County Retired Educators set to meet

The Garvin County Retired Educators Association will meet on Wed., Feb. 26 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 Avenue in Pauls Valley.  

The scheduled speaker is Sabra Tucker, 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 Elmore City

The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at the First Baptist Church of Elmore City 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.

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.

Candidates for unpaid offices may announce for FREE

Candidates who have filed for unpaid offices may run a short biography in the Shopper News Note announcing their candidacy for FREE, according to Publisher, Holly Belknap.

That’s right! Candidates who get their biography and picture to the Shopper News Note by 9:00 a.m. on the second Monday following the filing, will get to run it for FREE. (For candidates in Lindsay’s City Council race, that deadline is 9:00 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 24.

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

Lindsay Tag Agency to be closed for Presidents’ Day

The Tag Agency of Lindsay will be closed Mon., Feb. 24 for Presidents’ Day, according to Holly Belknap, Agent.

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

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time in Oklahoma! Yep. It’s true, according to Lindsay Girl Scout Troop leader, Victoria Gregg.

“Right now, the girls are selling door-to-door, and we’ll start booth sales on Fri., Feb. 14,” Ms. Gregg explained.

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.

Jr. Class Parents host Parents’ Night Out

“Let the Jr. Class parents watch your kiddos Thurs., Feb. 13th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.” That’s the word from Lindsay High School Jr. Class parent Nicki Dewoody.

Parents may bring their children to the First Baptist Church in Lindsay, located at 401 S.W. 3rd, and leave them for the evening, so the parents can enjoy a night out.

Elementary kids are welcome for the evening. There will be movies available, as well as face painting, pizza, and games. 

Advance tickets are available at a discounted price. Additional siblings are welcome at a lower price. At the door, prices are a bit higher. 

Parents are asked to call or text 405-488-5604 for  tickets. That way, there will be enough snacks and pizza available.

All proceeds go to the After Prom Party for the Lindsay High School Junior and Senior classes.

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.

News Notes

News Notes

Thursday in Lindsay –

Leopards & Laughs Family Fun Night set

Leopards & Laughs Family Fun Night is set for Thursday evening, December 19, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to Jessica Parker.

“Join us in the foyer of the Lindsay School auditorium for FREE cookies, hot chocolate, games, and crafts – PLUS meet the mascot!” Ms. 

Souvenir pictures with the Leopard mascot will be available for a small fee. All proceeds benefit Lindsay Schools. Lindsay’s PASS Coalition and PTO are putting on the event.

“All families are welcome at this fun evening!” Ms. Parker added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312. 

Ann’s Grill hosts FREE Christmas dinner

A FREE Christmas dinner will be served at Ann’s Grill in Lindsay, according to their ad in this week’s edition of the Shopper.

“We’ll start taking orders on Mon., Dec. 23, and we’ll take them until 10:00 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 25,” the owner, Ann Sheets, added.

The Christmas dinner may be enjoyed in the restaurant from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and take-out is also available. 

Donations are welcome, but not necessary.

Ann’s Grill is located on Hwy. 19W in Lindsay.

Tag Agency to be closed for Christmas

The Tag Agency of Lindsay will be closed for Christmas on Christmas Eve, Tues., Dec 24, and Wed., Dec. 25, Christmas Day, to allow employees to celebrate the holiday with their families, according to Holly Belknap.

Those needing further information should call the office at 405-756-3169.

Some trash service to be a day behind

The trash service for the City of Lindsay will be mostly unchanged through Fri., Dec. 27, the week of Christmas, according to City officials.

The only change will be that the normal Thursday pick-up for commercial customers will be on Friday, and the normal Friday pick-up for residential trash will be on Saturday, a day behind the normal pick-up. 

The City of Lindsay offices will be closed Tues., Dec. 24 and Wed., Dec. 25 to allow employees to be off with their families.

Further information is available from the City of Lindsay by dialing 405-756-2019. The folks at the City Office wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Santa to visit First National Bank  

Santa Claus will head to Lindsay’s First National Bank on Mon., Dec. 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., according to their ad in this week’s edition of the Shopper News Note.

FREE pictures with Santa will be available, and children will also get a special keepsake when they visit with Santa.

Also, the World’s Largest Stocking will be awarded on Mon., Dec. 23, as well.

The First National Bank is located at 101 S. Main in Lindsay.

Watch Night service set at God’s Big Country Church

God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard is set to hold a Watch Night service for New Year’s Eve on Tues., Dec. 31, according to Pastor Jerry Auld.

“Everyone is invited to come out and worship with us as we praise the Old Year out and the New Year in,” Pastor Auld went on to say. 

The church will not hold their monthly third-Saturday old-fashioned Country Gospel singing this month, but should resume after the New Year. 

Everyone is invited to attend Sunday morning services at 10:30 a.m. each 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.  

Mansion is decorated for Christmas!

Visitors are welcome to tour the beautifully decorated Murray-Lindsay Mansion through the month of December, according to Thelma Love.

Tour hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Mansion will be closed on Wed., Dec. 25 for Christmas.

“Take this opportunity to enjoy the grandeur of this historic building shining in all its glory at this season,” Ms. Love added. “Take family photos in the parlor or the library to share with family and friends.”

Donations are appreciated, and will help with the upkeep and repairs.

Christmas bulbs and Pikes Peak History Books are still available. These items would make a unique gift for a friend or relative.

Those wishing to donate community service hours are always welcome. Ms. Love may be contacted at 405-919-6146 for more information on special tours following the holidays.

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 Beth at 405-339-5738. 

“Bag Your Blessings” FREE clothing give-away set

“Bag Your Blessings” huge, totally FREE clothing give-away is set for Sat., Dec. 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Bev Barker.

Ms. Barker is asking everyone to clean out those closets and donate their clothing to the “Bag Your Blessings” FREE clothing give-away.

Folks may put their donations in the back of the blue “Lord’s Ford” pickup, parked weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the north side of the Lindsay Senior Center. The Lindsay Senior Center is located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay.

The huge, totally FREE clothing give-away will take place at the Erin Springs Church of God, located at 14028 E. County Road 1518, south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, or just south of the Washita River bridge, next to Delta Head Start. 

“We’ve already had so much clothing specially donated for this event, but we need more,” Ms. Barker added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403.

SNN/SOS to be closed for Christmas

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply will be closed for Christmas on Christmas Eve, Tues., Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Wed., Dec. 25, to allow employees to celebrate the holiday with their families, according to Holly Belknap.

Those needing further information should call the office at 405-756-3169.

Shopper to deadline early for Christmas

Deadlines for the Christmas edition of the Shopper News Note will move forward to Fri., Dec. 20, in order to get the popular Christmas Greeting Edition of the Shopper into the homes on Tues., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply will be closed for Christmas on Tues., Dec. 24 and Wed., Dec. 25, to allow employees to celebrate the holiday with their families, according to Holly Belknap.

Those needing further information should call the office at 405-756-3169.

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 Mary Allen.

The clothes closet will be open Mondays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2653, or Ms. Allen at 405-756-5069.

Scam alert 

One of our Shopper readers alerted us of a phone call she received recently. The caller told her that there were legal proceedings against her Social Security Number.

THIS IS A SCAM. Readers are cautioned not to divulge any personal information over the phone.

Santa Claus set to be in Lindsay on Friday

Santa Claus is coming to town this Friday! Yes, Santa will be visiting with the fine folks at Jason Bridwell’s State Farm Insurance Agency on Fri., Dec. 20 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to take their photo with Santa at Jason Bridwell’s State Farm Insurance Agency, located at 105 E. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

Lindsay’s Main Street is all decked out for Christmas

Visitors to Lindsay’s downtown are invited to check out all the lampposts festively decorated for Christmas, according to Violet Hendertson, manager of the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.

The lampposts are decorated for Lindsay’s annual “Deck the Pole” contest. This year’s winner of the traveling trophy is Walmart. S & H Tank Service won second place, and the Lindsay Fire Department took third place. 

Everyone is invited to come to Lindsay to shop, have a bite to eat, look at the festive lamp posts on Main Street, and feel the warmth of a hometown Christmas!

Car Line Fast Pass to be raffled

A raffle is being held for a Car Line Fast Pass at the Lindsay school. The raffle fundraiser is being put on by the Lindsay Parent-Teacher Organization (PTA), according to Jessica Parker.

Tickets are $2.00 each, and may be purchased from a Lindsay PTO member in the car line, or they may be ordered online by sending payment to https://www.paypal.me/PASSdrugfree.

Fast Pass will allow pass holders to drop off and pick up without waiting in the car line, and is good for a nine-week period. All proceeds will be used for the benefit of Lindsay Elementary.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312.

This is the last week! It’s Tele-Turkey time!

It’s still Tele-Turkey time . . . for one last week of 2019! ‘Tis the season for the Tele-Turkey contest/give-away on KBLP Radio 105.1 FM, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note. 

Tele-Turkey runs through Friday, December. 20 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., daily through Friday.

The person called will need to name the last sponsor (commercial) to win a Turkey or Ham for Christmas. There will also be a Pop Trivia question one time daily after the last Tele-Turkey call, for a chance to win a six-pack of Pure Cane Sugar Dr. Pepper. 

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438. 

Pauls Valley Ice Rink is open

The Pauls Valley Ice Rink is open daily through Sun., Jan. 5, according to a news release. 

Holiday hours are now in effect, and 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., subject to weather and bookings. Ice skate sizes range from child size 7 to adult size 13.

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

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

Donations needed for Joy Store/Food Baskets

The Joy Store and Food Basket program in Lindsay feeds and gives toys to numerous families and senior citizens of Lindsay during the Christmas season, according to Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson. 

The Joy Store and Food Basket programs rely 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.

Donations may be dropped off at the Chamber office, located at 107 N. Main in Lindsay. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Henderson at 405-756-4312.

Art exhibit and art market set in Pauls Valley

The Vault Art Space and Gathering Place in Pauls Valley is featuring an art exhibit, ‘Long Way Home,’ by artists Lauren Florence and Heather Henson through Tues., Dec. 31, according to Susie Agee.

The Vault Art Space & Gathering Place is located at 111 E. Paul Ave in Pauls Valley. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Agee at 405-343-6610. 

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., 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.

‘Lights 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. 

This is the last week! Bible Trivia airs daily

This is the last week for the popular Christmas season Bible Trivia program on KBLP Radio 105.1 FM, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.

Bible Trivia runs through this Friday, December 20, two times daily. There will be a Bible Trivia question at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. for a chance to win a delicious pecan pie.

“Hey, everyone, tune in to be a lucky winner!” one listener advised.

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438. 

 

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.

News Notes

News Notes

Fri., Nov. 22-

Chili Corral Cafe set

The unofficial Opening Day of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is here! Yes, the United Methodist Church of Lindsay is hosting their annual Chili Corral Cafe on Fri., Nov. 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Barbara Thomas.

“We’ll be serving bowls of delicious, homemade chili! The chili comes with or without beans, and all the extras to add to the chili:  Fritos, onions, jalapenos, ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. Homemade chicken salad sandwiches and pimento cheese sandwiches will also be available. Desserts of all kinds will round out the delicious meal,” Ms. Thomas added.

There will also be some baked goods and booths available for additional shopping.

Take-out orders will be accepted. Call-in orders are available, and may also be picked up in the alley adjacent to the church.

The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay. Those wanting more information may contact Ms. Thomas at 405-756-6485 or the church at 405-756-2382.

Saturday in Lindsay-

Happy 100th Birthday Amos Smith!

Lindsay resident, Amos Smith – a World War II veteran, and just a heck of a good guy – will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sat., Nov. 23, according to Loyd Adams.

The celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lindsay, located at 401 S.W. 3rd St.

The celebration will serve as a reunion for the Adams, Gainer, Kinard, McCaleb, and Smith families, as well. 

“We’ll provide cake for Amos’s party, and we ask everyone to bring a covered dish and soft drinks. Please bring pictures to share, also,” Mr. Adams added. “We hope all of our family and friends will come celebrate with us.” 

Those who have questions may contact Mr. Adams at 661-578-1434.

Purcell’s ‘Lights From the Heart’ opens tonight

Purcell’s 13th annual ‘Lights From the Heart’ opens Thanksgiving Eve, according to a news release.

The drive-through opens at 5:30 p.m. nightly from Thanksgiving Eve through New Year’s Eve, Mon., Dec. 31. Sundays through Thursdays, the hours are 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, the hours are 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

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.

The lights are made possible by individuals, businesses, volunteers, city employees, the city of Purcell, the city council and the Purcell Tourism Advisory Board.

Those who have questions may contact Purcell Tourism at 405-527-3093. 

5th Friday Artwalk set in Pauls Valley

The Pauls Valley Arts Council presents their 5th Friday Artwalk in downtown Pauls Valley on Fri., Nov. 29, according to a news release.

There will be art, music, food and fun from 5:55 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The Artwalk features The Arts & Cultural Center, Stark Art Gallery, The Vault Gallery, Valley Blossom Shop, and the gallery. There will also be FREE admission to The Toy & Action Figure Museum.  

The “Treasures” art market will also be in full swing from Fri., Nov. 29 through Sun., Dec. 1, and the Pauls Valley Ice Rink opens Fri., Nov. 29.

Special guest set to be at Opry awards show

The Pauls Valley Opry is happy to welcome Ray Hollis as a performer on stage at the 2019 Awards Show on Sat., Dec. 7, according to Becky Hill. 

Ray and his wife, Jan, are Pastors of TheGathering.tv in Oklahoma City, the church at the beautiful new Cole Community Center, located at 4400 N.W. Expressway. While music is an important part of The Gathering, another important facet is Deaf Ministry. The Gathering provides certified interpreters for each experience. Nothing is more beautiful than to see sign language used during worship.

Ray, a longtime friend of Woodie and Becky Hill, has served as a music minister, youth pastor, and pastor for many years. He is truly an anointed songwriter, musician and worship leader and has several albums to his credit.

Ray is writing new songs every week. New postings are available on his Facebook page. 

“These are normally raw and unproduced songs before they are recorded at the studio, and you can be the first to listen to them before you hear them on a CD or on the Radio,” Ms. Hill added.

“Join the fun at the Pauls Valley Opry as we also welcome guests Missy Rude, Wiley Winters, Molly Herrod, Anne young and Paul Lopez, as well as announcing the winners of the 2019 Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, Male and Female Horizon Winners, Entertainer of the Year, and Pauls Valley Opry Hall of Fame winners,” Ms. Hill conluded.  

The show begins at 6:30 pm at the Pauls Valley High School auditorium.

Christmas at the Mansion set for Sun., Dec. 1

The Murray-Lindsay Mansion in Erin Springs will be decked out in her Christmas finery to show Christmas of the Past at the annual Christmas at the Mansion celebration. Lindsay Community Historical Society president, Shawn Bridwell, invites visitors to a walk-through tour of the Mansion on Sun., Dec. 1 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

This is an opportunity to see how Christmas looked in the historic 1882 Mansion. 

The Pikes Peak School, built in 1908, is also decorated for the Christmas season, and will be open for tours at the same time. Pikes Peak History books will be available for purchase at the school.

Refreshments of cider, punch, snacks and cookies will be served. Parents are invited to bring their cameras for pictures with Santa. 

Santa’s helpers will be on hand to give a gift from under the tree to each child. 

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the upkeep of the Murray-Lindsay Mansion and the Pikes Peak School, and all donations are appreciated.The Murray-Lindsay Mansion and Pikes Peak School are located south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, then west at Erin Springs. Those needing further information may contact Mr. Bridwell at 405-756-6502. The two museums are open to group tours.

Donations needed for Joy Store/Food Baskets

The Joy Store and Food Basket program in Lindsay feeds and gives toys to numerous families and senior citizens of Lindsay during the Christmas season, according to Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson. 

The Joy Store and Food Basket programs rely strictly on donations to keep this program going. 

Any donations of food or unwrapped toys received will be greatly appreciated. Cash donations are always welcome and appreciated.

Donations may be dropped off at the Chamber office, located at 107 N. Main in Lindsay. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Henderson at 405-756-4312.

Area teams head to second round of playoffs

Three area High School football teams are headed to the second round of playoffs this week, Fri., Nov. 22. The Lindsay Leopards head to Eufaula to take on the Eufaula Ironheads, the Dibble Demons head to Mangum to take on the Mangum Tigers, and the Alex Longhorns host the Laverne Tigers. Games begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Sat., Nov. 23, the University of Oklahoma hosts the TCU Horned Frogs, and Oklahoma State University travels to West Virginia to take on the Mountaineers.  

The folks at the Shopper wish all these teams, parents, coaches, and fans a safe and happy second round!

Garvin County Retired Educators to meet today

The Garvin County Retired Educators Association meet today, Wed., Nov. 20, at 10:00 a.m., according to Terry Ann Pitmon, President.

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

A representative of Reavis Pharmacy will be doing a program on changes to the Medicare prescription program. 

“The public is invited to attend. Come and bring a friend!” Ms. Pitmon added.

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

Lindsay community Thanksgiving dinner set

The annual Lindsay Community Thanksgiving Dinner is set for Thurs., Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., according to John Collins.

The dinner will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 410 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

“Donations are greatly appreciated. Usually 500 or more people are being fed at this event; some years many more,” Mr. Collins went on to say. 

An account has been set up at the American Exchange Bank of Lindsay for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations can be taken to American Exchange Bank, at 402 S. Main in Lindsay, or arrangements can be made to pick them up, as well.

“We will need volunteers to help Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving in prepping the food, along with volunteers for Thanksgiving Day,” Mr. Collins continued.

Those wanting to volunteer their time or donate food or money may contact Mr. Collins at 405-756-7217. The day of the dinner, those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2781.

Elmore City hosts 21st annual FREE Thanksgiving dinner

The First Baptist Church of Elmore City is hosting their 21st annual FREE COMMUNITY-WIDE Thanksgiving Dinner today, Wed., Nov.e 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The dinner will be held in the Family Life Center at the church.  

This will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, and dessert.  

Members of the church encourage everyone to come dine in with them at the festive dinner.  

The church is located one block west of the four-way stop in Elmore City. Those who would like further information may contact the church office by calling 580-788-4110.

$500 gift card raffle benefits LHS After-Prom

A drawing will be held Sat., Nov. 30 for a $500.00 gift card, according to Nicki Dewoody.

The Lindsay High School (LHS) Junior Class Parents are holding the raffle. Chances are $1.00 each, and all proceeds go to the LHS After-Prom Party. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Dewoody at 405-488-5604, Ms. Kassie at 405-428-0742, or any LHS Junior Class parent.

Bedlam Blood Battle is set for Thursday

Just in time for the Bedlam game between the state’s two largest universities, Oklahoma University and Oklahoma State University, the Lindsay Community Blood Drive is set to hold the Bedlam Blood Battle this week, on Thurs., Nov. 21, according to Lacy Curry.

The blood drive will be held at the First Baptist Church gym, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 401 S.W. 3rd in Lindsay. 

All donors get their choice of an OU or OSU t-shirt!

The blood drive is put on by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and South Central Medical and Resource Center. 

All healthy adults, 16 years and older, are encouraged to give. Donations take about an hour and can be made every 56 days. 

Donors are reminded to take a photo ID with them to the drive. Those seeking more information may contact Ms. Curry at 405-756-4605.

Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are also available and may be made at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777. 

Small Business Saturday set Sat., Nov. 30

Small businesses in America employ over half of our country’s workers, and creates 65 percent of the new jobs in our country. 

The tenth annual Small Business Saturday will be held Sat., Nov. 30 “to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country,” according to an American Express press release.

We, here at the Shopper News Note, suggest our readers support Small Business Saturday!

Pauls Valley Opry award finalists announced

The Pauls Valley Opry is proud to announce the finalists for awards to be given at the Pauls Valley Opry 2019 Awards show on 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 pm. 

Christmas parade set for Sat., Dec. 7 in Lindsay

“My Hometown Christmas” is the theme for Lindsay’s Christmas parade, set for 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 come out and enjoy this kick-off to the Christmas season!” Ms. Henderson went on to say.

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.

Pauls Valley Ice Rink to be open soon

The Pauls Valley Ice Rink is set to be open the weekend of Thanksgiving, on Fri., Nov. 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Sat., Nov. 30 from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and on Sun., Dec. 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., according to a news release.

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. 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. 

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.

Also set for Fri., Nov. 29 in Pauls Valley is the “Treasures” Art Market and the Fifth Friday Art Walk.

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

Art exhibit and art market set in Pauls Valley

The Vault Art Space and Gathering Place in Pauls Valley is featuring an art exhibit, ‘Long Way Home,’ by artists Lauren Florence and Heather Henson through Tues., Dec. 31, according to Susie Agee.

Also “Treasures” art market is set for Fri., Nov. 29 through Sun., Dec. 1. Artists Irmgard Guel, Laura Carnagie, Margaret Dillard, K Nelson, Ariana Ross, Katie Kimberling, and Tania Landers will be offering their original, handmade art for sale. 

“Treasures” Art Market is in coordination with the opening day of the Pauls Valley Ice Rink and the Fifth Friday Art Walk, all set for Fri., Nov. 29. 

The Vault Art Space & Gathering Place is located at 111 E. Paul Ave in Pauls Valley. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Agee at 405-343-6610. 

Bible Trivia airs daily on KBLP

The popular Bible Trivia program on KBLP Radio 105.1 FM is running now for the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note. 

Bible Trivia runs through Fri., Nov. 22, and then Mon., Dec. 2 through Fri., Dec. 20 two times daily, Monday through Friday. There will be a Bible Trivia question at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. for a chance to win a pecan pie.

“Hey, everyone, tune in to be a lucky winner!” one listener advised.

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438. 

It’s Tele-Turkey time on KBLP!

It’s Tele-Turkey time! Yes, ’tis the season for the Tele-Turkey contest/give-away on KBLP Radio 105.1 FM, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note. 

Tele-Turkey runs through Fri., Nov. 22, and then Mon., Dec. 2 through Fri., Dec. 20 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The person called will need to name the last sponsor (commercial) to win a Turkey for Thanksgiving in November, or a Turkey or Ham for Christmas in December. There will also be a Pop Trivia question one time daily Monday through Friday after the last Tele-Turkey call, for a chance to win a six-pack of Pure Cane Sugar Dr. Pepper. 

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438. 

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. 

Holiday Hop is under way in Lindsay

Lindsay’s Christmas promotion, the Holiday Hop, is in full swing. 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 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, Lindsay Vision Center, Sunshine Suds, Lindsay Auto & Truck Supply. 

Holiday Hop cards are available at participating businesses and at the Chamber office. 

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.