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Lindsay schools start August 11

We’ve had a great summer, and now it’s time for school to start.
Open House for Lindsay Public Schools is set for Tues., Aug. 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Lindsay Public Schools begin their 2022-2023 session on Thurs., Aug. 11.
The folks at the Shopper News Note wish the students, teachers, staff, and parents a happy, safe, and learning-filled 2022-2023 school year!

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Valerie Beck set to hold book signing

Local artist and retired Lindsay High School art teacher – and now book illustrator – Valerie Beck, will hold a book signing on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 3:00 p.m. unti 7:00 p.m., according to Ms. Beck.
The book, “Doris and the Woolly Bully”, was written by Ms. Beck’s sister, Ellen Steding of Savannah, Georgis. Ms. Beck did the illustrations for the book.
“Doris and the Woolly Bully” is the story about Doris, a knock-kneed, cross-eyed, drooling giraffe, who is friends with everyone she meets, except Billy, the woolly bully bear. “Doris and the Woolly Bully” is the story of how Doris brought about a positive outcome for herself and innocent bystanders, and how that affected change in the bully.
The book signing will be held at The Silver Orchid, located at 303 W. Cherokee in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Beck at 405-756-7129.

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Kids’ Jubilee set Saturday at Cox City Baptist

A fun event, Kids’ Jubilee, is for students in third grade through High School, according to Tiffany Shebester.
The jubilant event is set for Sat., Aug. 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Cox City Baptist Church.
Morning and afternoon speakers, music, games, and food are planned throughout the day.
The church is located at 2409 Cox City Road in Rush Springs.
Participants are asked to RSVP in order to have an accurate food count.
“We invite all churches, sponsors, and leaders to bring your groups,” Ms. Shebester added.
Children pastors and youth pastors may RSVP to Pastor Finis Lee at 580-222-4676, Doris Drennan at 405-756-6058, or Betty Harris at 405-313-0273.

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Fan donations are needed for area residents

Donations of fans are needed to help residents in the Lindsay area who are having a tough time keeping cool this summer, according to Bev Barker.
“So far, we’ve given away 27 fans to elderly residents of Lindsay who are having a tough time with these exceptionally high temperatures we’ve been experiencing recently,” Ms. Barker added. “We feel certain there are many more residents who could use a fan.”
“Also, if you know of someone who could use a fan, PLEASE let me know. We’ll make sure they get one as soon as possible,” Ms. Barker went on to say.
Fans may be delivered to 418 Francis in Lindsay.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403.

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Battle on the Bricks set for Saturday

Everyone is invited to downtown Lindsay this weekend, Sat., July 23 at 3:00 p.m., in celebration of past and present, for the Lindsay community’s first ever “Battle on the Bricks” cornhole tournament.
The event will be held at the corner of Main and Broomcorn Streets in the heart of the Broomcorn Capital of the world.
There will also be a bounce house and other inflatables, food trucks, a live band, and broomcorn equipment on display, along with other fun and entertainment.
Long before the advent of modern sweeping devices and synthetic broom heads, folks tidied up the house with brooms bearing naturally grown stems from broomcorn.
Between 1915 and 1946, Oklahoma led the nation in broomcorn production, and the “Lindsay District” led the state, thus crowning Lindsay the Broomcorn Capital of the world. During this era, Lindsay’s brick Main Street was known as the Wall Street of broomcorn.
The broomcorn boom days may be long gone, but our community’s love and appreciation for millet is being rekindled. That’s the word from event organizer, Robert Brooks.
After expenses, proceeds from the event go toward prizes for the contestants.
Players in the cornhole tournament may register at the time of the event, but are encouraged to do so online at 2022battleonthebricks.rsvpify.com.