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.

News Notes

News Notes

Saturday-

Veterans’ Day Parade set in Lindsay

The Lindsay Elks Lodge is set to hold the third annual “God Bless the USA” Veterans Day Parade on Sat., Nov. 9, starting at 11:00 a.m., on Lindsay’s Main Street, according to Lee Martin.  

“Come join us as we celebrate local veterans and thank them for our freedoms,” Mr. Martin added.

The Veterans Day parade is open to all veterans to participate. Businesses and individuals are also welcome to enter their floats in the parade. Those who would like to have a parade entry, or who would like further information, may contact Mr. Martin at 405-428-1375.

In Lindsay-

Fall Sing set Sun., Nov. 10

The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance Fall Sing Fundraiser is set for Sun., Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m., according to John Geffre. The First Assembly of God, located at 1205 W. Cherokee in Lindsay, is hosting the event. 

Please join us for an evening of singing and praising the Lord with fellow Christians from the Lindsay area. 

The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance is an organization of churches in the Lindsay area who voluntarily gather together to share their faith with their fellow Christians.

Member churches and organizations include:  Banner Baptist Church, Better Life Community Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Erin Springs Baptist Church, Erin Springs Church of God, Fellowship of Living Faith, First Assembly of God, First Christian Church, Lindsay Christian Outreach, First Church, Lindsay First Baptist Church, Lindsay United Methodist Church, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, and St. Peter Catholic Church. 

The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance brings together those that can help with those who need help.

They work together to help people in the community that need help with many different areas. The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance helps with utilities, groceries, gas to get to doctor appointments, prescriptions, and even temporary lodging. Each household is able to receive help as needed, until their household has used the maximum credit for the year. The Lindsay Ministerial Alliance runs completely off of donations, and the funds are monitored to keep an honest system for everyone. 

Those who can’t attend the Fall Sing, and would like to make a donation, may mail it to: Lindsay Ministerial Alliance, P.O. Box 551, Lindsay, OK 73052. 

“If you’ve never attended a Spring Sing, you don’t know what you’re missing with our Fall Sing. Join us for an enjoyable evening singing and praising the Lord with fellow Christians from the Lindsay area,” Mr. Geffre concluded.

Bluegrass Music concert set for Sat., Nov. 9

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS) of Del City presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Nov. 9 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 Patriot Event Center 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 Jolie Marshall and Mary Mayhew. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Fire Lane of Northeast Oklahoma, Pottawatomie County Stringbenders of Seminole, and Mustang Ramblers of Mustang.

The Patriot Event Center is a wheelchair-accessible, air-conditioned, tobacco-free facility, both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs will be permitted. All children must be accompanied by parents or adult. 

There is a general admission fee, but admission is FREE for children 12 and under. Seating is provided, and concessions are available. No outside food or drink is allowed.

The building is open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. for jamming, and there will be a mandolin workshop with Nigal Blocker from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Those needing further information may call 405-317-2618 or 405-226-9191. 

LHS Senior Night will be observed Friday

The Lindsay Leopards host the Kingston Redskins Fri., Nov. 8 for the District Championship, according to a school official.

This is also Senior Night. Parents of Seniors in the pre-game ceremony should gather in the southwest endzone at 6:40 p.m.

The Senior Night ceremony begins at 6:50 p.m.

The folks at the Shopper News Note wish the Lindsay Leopard players, coaches, parents, and fans good luck, and we thank the Seniors and their parents for a great season!

Go Leopards! Take District!

Area church set to celebrate anniversary

The Cowboy Church at Antioch are celebrating their 12th anniversary this weekend, Sun., Nov. 10, according to their ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.

Everyone is invited to attend the worship service and stay for a covered dish lunch.

Fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m., the worship service is at 11:00 a.m., and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

Vistors are always welcome.

Directions from Maysville:  The church is located 6.4 miles south of Maysville on Hwy. 74 to Antioch Cemetery Road, then .3 miles west.

Directions from Elmore City:  The church is located 7.3 miles north of Elmore City on Hwy. 74 to Antioch Cemetery Road, then west .3 miles.

Those who have questions may contact Pastor Greg Campbell at 580-721-9479.

$500 gift card to be raffled

The Lindsay High School (LHS) Junior Class Parents are set to hold a raffle for a $500.00 gift card, according to Nicki Dewoody.

The winner will be drawn on Sat., Nov. 30.

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.

Board of Education to hold meeting

The Lindsay Board of Education is holding its regular monthly meeting Mon., Nov. 11 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.

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 Tues., Nov. 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. Meetings are normally held the second Monday of the month, but due to the Veterans Day holiday, this meeting will be held on Tuesday. Meetings will resume their regular schedule in December.

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.  

Military Veterans to be honored and remembered

Veterans Day-100 Years 1919-2019

Veterans Day is a tribute to the many men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. President Woodrow Wilson marked a year in 1919 after the end of World War I to pay honor and tribute to veterans. 

Veterans will be honored and remembered on this special day on November 11. This is our reminder to give thanks for the service of our Military Veterans, both those who have died and the living.

Both the Erin Springs and Green Hill Cemeteries in Lindsay have markers to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

The American Legion has placed memorials in each cemetery that display the names of the veterans buried in each of the cemeteries. The Lindsay Community Historical Society has placed a marker on each Military grave to commemorate services of these individuals.

Many people know they have relatives who served in the Military but sometimes younger people and children are not as aware of the Military Service of their family members. This would be a good time to drive or walk through the cemeteries to pay honor and appreciation to these family members. The American Legion Memorials are an impressive sight to see, as well.

Area teams to take the field Friday night

This is the last week of the regular football season for Oklahoma High Schools. For many, this will be their Senior Night, honoring the senior students who participate in Fall sports and activities. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay hosts Kingston

Alex hosts Burns Flat

Elmore City-Pernell travels to Walters

Dibble has a bye 

Pauls Valley travels to Sulphur
Maysville travels to Thackerville

Purcell travels to Marlow

Blanchard hosts Harrah

The University of Oklahoma hosts Iowa State University, and Oklahoma State University has a bye. 

Many of these High School teams will head to the first round of playoffs next week. A complete listing will be available in the Wed., Nov. 13 edition of the Shopper.

The folks at the Shopper wish all these teams, parents, coaches, and fans a safe and happy end to the 2019 regular football season.

Chili Corral Cafe set in Lindsay

The United Methodist Church of Lindsay is hosting their annual Chili Corral Cafe Bazaar 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. 

To-go orders are available. Call-in orders are available, too, and may be picked up in the alley. 

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

FREE all-day music jamboree set Saturday

“Enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree for the community on Sat., Nov. 9.” 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 McDonalds) in Chickasha. 

The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, and musical groups and individuals will be performing until 5:30 p.m.  

Everyone is asked to bring a finger food, and enjoy music and singing. Door prizes will be given during the day. There will be a 50/50 pot, and the winning ticket will be drawn after the last band plays.

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., 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.

Voting tips offered for upcoming election

Voters will go to the polls Tues., Nov. 12 for the McClain County Election, according to County Election Board Secretaries.

Voters are asked to keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.

• Early voting will be available at the County Election Board office from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 7 and Fri., Nov. 8.  

• Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues., Nov. 12.  Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

• Anyone who needs to look up their polling place, verify their registration information, or view a sample ballot may do so online. The Online Voter Tool can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website: http://www.elections.ok.gov. Those who vote by mail can also check the status of their ballot using the Online Voter Tool. Sample ballots are also available at the County Election Board office.

• Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting at the County Election Board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways for voters to prove their identity under the law (only one proof of identity is required): Show a valid photo ID issued by federal, state, or tribal government; or show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by the County Election Board; or sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

• Physically disabled voters who cannot enter the polling place, need help marking their ballots, blind or visually disabled voters and illiterate voters may be assisted by a person the voter chooses. In all cases, a person providing such assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A person providing assistance also must swear or affirm that the voter’s ballots will be marked in accordance with the voter’s wishes. Alternatively, all blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled voters in McClain County may use the audio-tactile interface (ATI), a feature offered on all Oklahoma voting devices, to vote privately and independently, either at McClain County Election Board during early voting or at their assigned polling place on election day.

• Voters who have moved since the last election, but who have not transferred their voter registration to their new address, may do so on Election Day by going to vote at the polling place where their registration has been in the past. While voting, they may fill out a form instructing the County Election Board to transfer their registration to the new address before the next election.

• Those who became physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tues., Nov. 5 still can request an emergency absentee ballot. Those who might qualify for an emergency absentee ballot should contact the County Election Board office at             405-527-3121 as soon as possible for more information.

• Any violation of election law will be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. Electioneering is not allowed within 300 feet of a ballot box. It is also unlawful to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how you voted while within the election enclosure.

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

Questions may be directed to the McClain County Election Board Secretary, Karen Haley, at 405-527-3121. The McClain County Election Board office is in Room 101, at 121 N. 2nd Ave. in Purcell (inside the McClain County Courthouse). 

Agri Fest Auction set Saturday in Dibble

The annual Dibble Agri  Fest Auction and FREE BBQ Dinner is set for this weekend, Sat., Nov. 9, at 12:00 p.m., according to Crystal Carroll.

The auction is put on by the Dibble Ag Boosters at the Dibble Livestock barn, located on North Rockwell in Dibble.

Money raised in the auction is used for scholarships, camps, local stock show prize money, and jackets and buckles given away at the local shows.  

“We’ll have coffee and hot chocolate available during the auction. Immediately following the auction, the FREE BBQ Dinner will begin!!!” Ms. Carroll added.

“Come out and support our Dibble Youth in FFA, 4-H, and Cloverbuds!!” Ms. Carroll went on to say.

Donations of auction items are accepted. Examples are hay, lumber, livestock feed, vet supplies, tools, gift certificates, food/cakes, home décor items, clothing/boots/hats, etc., plus many miscellaneous items!!

Those who have questions or who are interested in making a donation may contact Ms. Carroll, Treasurer, at 405-651-1273; Paul Waitman, President, at 405-595-9205; Jeff Evans, FFA Advisor, at 405-401-1674 or any Ag Booster member.

Fried pie orders are still available

The Erin Springs Church of God will deliver their delicious fried pies on Fri., Nov. 15 for their annual fried pies fundraiser, according to Linda Brothers.

All proceeds will go toward the church’s building fund. Apple, peach, chocolate, and pineapple fried pies will be available. 

Those wanting to place an order may contact Ms. Brothers at 405-428-6645 or the church at 405-756-8685 by Wed., Nov. 13 for delivery on Fri., Nov. 15.

FREE flu shots are available Friday in Lindsay

The Garvin County Health Dept. will offer a FREE drive-thru clinic on Fri., Nov. 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Lindsay Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Station, located at 110 W. Creek in Lindsay, acording to Kevin Caldwell.

Flu shots will be provided at no cost to recipients, courtesy of the Garvin County Health Department and the Chickasaw Nation.

Those who would like further information may contact the Garvin County Health Dept. at 405-238-7346.

Garvin County Courthouse to host Veterans

The Garvin County Courthouse is set to host a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon in the Courthouse foyer on Fri., Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., according to Rhonda Moseley.

“We invite all Veterans to stop by and have lunch with us,” Ms. Moseley continued. 

  The Garvin County Courthouse is located at 201 W. Grant Ave. in Pauls Valley. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Moseley at 405-238-2685.

“Deck the Pole” lamp post contest set in Lindsay

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce is again set to host the Christmas Lamp Post decorating contest, “Deck the Pole,” on Lindsay’s Main Street this Christmas season, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.

The contest is open to all local businesses, and the lamp posts are available along Main Street.

The decorations need to be complete by Sat., Nov. 23. Those entering are asked to incorporate the name of their business, so the public and judges may identify the business entry. 

Those who would like more information on the availability of poles for decorating may contact Ms. Henderson at 405-756-4312.

Canned good donations accepted through Fri., Nov. 15

Canned good donations are needed to help the elderly residents of the Lindsay community. Canned goods will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 15 for the ‘We CAN help’ food drive, according to Beverly Barker.

The purpose of this project is to collect as much canned food as possible to organize and deliver to the elderly of our community of Lindsay. 

“The high cost of heating and cooling homes sometimes puts a financial strain on those with fixed incomes. It’s especially difficult for them during the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Ms Barker added. 

“We still need a LOT of food. We have older people living in our neighborhoods who are hungry. Please pray about and consider helping to feed the elderly residents of the Lindsay community this year,” Ms. Barker went on to say.

Donations will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 15. Canned foods such as canned vegetables, canned salmon, tuna, beanie weenies, Spam, etc., will be ideal foods.

Canned goods will be accepted at the following locations:

• First National Bank of Lindsay, located at 101 S. Main

• 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.

• As always, food may be dropped off at the blue 2001 Ford pickup in the parking lot of the Lindsay Senior Center, daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403.

“God bless you all!” Ms. Barker concluded.

Veterans and families are invited to FREE dinner

The Lindsay Elks Lodge #2351 is hosting their annual FREE dinner for all veterans on Mon., Nov. 11, at 6:00 p.m., according to Lodge Veterans Chairman, Lee Martin.

The free dinner will be held at the Lindsay Elks Lodge, located at the north edge of Lindsay, just off Hwy, 76.

“We hope all area veterans and their families will come out to this dinner. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their service to this country. This dinner is just one way to show it,” Mr. Martin stated.

Anyone who would like to donate a door prize, or who would like to RSVP may contact the Elks Lodge after 4:00 p.m. at 406-756-4245.

Loving Care sets Memorial luncheon

November is National Hospice Month. This is when hospices raise awareness in their communities, honor and support their patients and families, and also recognize the contributions of professionals and volunteers who provide hospice care.

Hospice Memorial Services will be held for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The program includes a complimentary meal, candle lighting ceremony, and helpful resources on hand for those who have experienced loss.

Memorial services will be held on the following dates:  Thurs., Nov. 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lindsay at 301 E. Cherokee, Suite A • Wed., Dec. 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Shawnee at Harvest Creek, 10165 N. Harrison Ave.

Those interested in attending are asked to contact the Loving Care offices in Noble at 405-872-7393, in Purcell and Lindsay at 405-527-3756, or in Shawnee at 405-395-9300.

Benefit account set up for Alma De Chavira

A benefit bank account is set up at the American Exchange Bank of Lindsay for Alma De Chavira, according to Desiree Allison.

Ms. Chavira is a Lindsay resident who is battling breast cancer. She has three children, two are in Lindsay Elementary School, and one is in Lindsay High School. She is also head of housekeeping at the Best Western Hotel in Lindsay.

American Exchange Bank is located at 402 S. Main in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Allison at 405-401-7779. 

Lindsay’s 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.

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.

Joy Store program takes applications/donations

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce Joy Store and Food Basket program applications are accepted from through Fri., Dec. 6, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.

The applications are available 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 received will be greatly appreciated. Cash donations are always welcome and appreciated.

“All applications are required to have 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. 

Missionary Baptist observes Veterans’ Day

The citizens of Lindsay and the surrounding areas are invited to the Missionary Baptist Church of Lindsay for their special Veterans Day services, according to Pastor Wearthy I. Shank.

The special service is set for Sun., Nov. 10, in honor of Veterans Day on Mon., Nov. 11. 

The American Legion Ball-Smith Post 23 of Lindsay will post colors for the service, as well as present the Folding of the Flag ceremony for the congregation. 

All veterans will be recognized and honored during the service. 

Services begin at 10:45 a.m. for the worship services. Major Tim Grisham, Chaplain Services at Fort Sill, will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be served after the service for all attendees.

Those who would like more information may contact Pastor Shank at 405-428-6512.

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.

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. 

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 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.

“Everyone tune in to be a lucky winner!” one listener advised.

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438.