News Notes

News Notes

Congrats to us-

We’re 38!

Thirty-eight years . . . and counting! Yes, the Shopper has been mailed to the homes . . . like it should be . . . for 38 years now. This edition of the Shopper News Note begins our 39th year of publication. 

The first edition of the Shopper News Note came out on Wed., Oct. 21, 1981. Publisher was Gary Smith, and Harriet Smith handled typesetting and bookkeeping. Gary’s sister, Ursula Pohl (deceased September, 2006), handled the ad designing, and the Smith’s daughter, Holly, helped with the mailing. It was, and still is, a family operation.  

Gary (deceased April, 2017) and Harriet (deceased March, 2019) turned the operation over to their daughter, Holly and her husband, William, in 2003. Also, Mona Taylor, Jessica Gray, AJ Byrum, Tylar Mitchell, and Leland Taylor help get the popular publication out to folks in Lindsay, Maysville, Bradley, Alex, and Dibble on schedule. 

The popular publication has the largest circulation of any weekly mailed publication in Oklahoma. Factual circulation information is growing more important almost daily and the Belknaps welcome every opportunity to compare circulation information with other publications. Besides serving the advertising needs of most of the area businesses, the Shopper also offers non-commercial want-ads called Shopper Toppers, News Notes of upcoming events of general interest, Business Briefs, Who’s Where in Uniform, and publish area obituaries. As has become customary, we’d like to thank those folks who came on board that first publication – many of whom are still with us – • Standridge Hardware and John Deere, Inc. • Geffre’s • Doil King’s Swap Shop Home Furnishings • Jean’s Shu Shack • Ursula Pohl’s Fuller Brush • Goodner’s Discount Foods • Henderson T.V. and Appliance • Freeman Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac • Vic Cacy Motor Co. • Lindsay Builder’s Supply • Ernie Philpott Realty, Inc. • Williamson’s  • First National Bank.

Lindsay’s downtown trick-or-treat is October 31

Lindsay’s downtown Halloween trick-or-treat on Main Street and then throughout the town at the homes will be held on Thurs., Oct. 31, according to Violet Henderson, Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager.

Local merchants will be handing out candy from 3:30 p.m. until about 6:00 p.m., and trick-or-treaters will be able to show off their costumes by parading up and down Lindsay’s Main Street. 

First National Bank will have a bounce house on the north end of Lindsay’s grand brick Main Street, and KBLP Radio will have free hotdogs. 

Folks who would like to participate, but who do not have businesses on Main Street, may bring their vehicle, or table and chairs, and hand out candy.

“This is a fun time, and it’s great to see all the kids!” Violet Henderson added.

Toward dusk, the trick-or-treaters will be able to head to the neighborhoods in Lindsay for more treats.

“Bring your kiddos and join the fun! Everyone is welcome!” Ms. Henderson added.

Those who would like more information about the downtown trick-or-treat may contact the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.

‘We CAN Help’ donations accepted through Fri., Nov. 15

Canned good donations will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 15, 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 need a LOT of food. We have older people living in our neighborhoods who are hungry. Please pray about and consider helping feed the elderly residents of our 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.

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

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

Grady County Republicans Meet

The Grady County Republican Party is set to hold their October meeting on Thurs., Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The meeting will be held in Classroom 1 at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC) Chickasha Campus, located at 1401 Michigan Ave. in Chickasha.

Guest speaker Steve Fair, 4th Congressional District Chairman, will speak on steps to prepare and work toward the 2020 election. The program will also include introduction and platforms from the candidates, and possible legislative updates from Sen. Lonnie Paxton and Rep. Brad Boles.

Those who would like further information may contact the Grady County Republican Party by E-mail at
gradygop.1@gmail.com. The mailing address is P. O. Box 241, Chickasha, OK 73023. Their Facebook is Grady County Republican Party. 

Beta Sigma Phi’s Halloween Carnival is Nov. 2

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival, put on by the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sat., Nov. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., according to Gena Fletcher.

The carnival will be held at the Lindsay Fair Barn, located north of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, northwest of the old REC Building.

There will be plenty of fun games, plus the costume contest and the crowning of the King and Queen/Prince and Princess contestants. Concessions will be available, including delicious chili, nachos and Frito pie. The always-popular Bingo game will be held in the comfortable new area beside the concession stand.

“We still have booth space available, and this is a great way for civic, non-profit organizations to raise money. The booth space is only $10.00, and the rest of the money you make that night is yours. ALL of the booth space rental money is awarded to the group with the best-decorated booth,” Ms. Fletcher added. 

Those wanting to sign up for a booth or who need more information about the carnival are asked to contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

JOM & Title VI Indian programs to host meeting

Fall meetings of the Lindsay Public School Johnson O’Malley (JOM) and Title VI Indian education programs are set for Thurs., Oct. 24, according to Gail Ince.

This is an open meeting, and the annual elections will be held. Three new members will be elected to each parent committee. 

The JOM meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the Title VI meeting will follow. 

All parents of American Indian students Pre-K through 12th grade are encouraged to attend. The meetings will be held in the Elementary computer lab at Lindsay Public School, Doyle Greteman Media Center. Those attending are asked to enter through the southwest entrance, by the Jungle.

Those needing further information may contact Ms. Ince at 405-428 or my email at gince@lindsay.k12.ok.us. 

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

A little more than a week remains for registered voters in McClain County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Tues., Nov. 12 according to County Election Board Secretaries. .

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5:00 p.m. Wed., Nov. 6 to be processed in time for the election.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at http://www.elections.ok.gov.  Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstances:

• Registered voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may apply for absentee ballots only by mail, fax, e-mail, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.

• Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply by mail, by fax, by e-mail, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.

• Military personnel, residents of McClain County living overseas, and the spouses and dependents of each group may apply only by mail, by fax, or by e-mail. Military and overseas voters who would like more information and instructions may visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website: http://www.fvap.gov/oklahoma. 

Those who would like more information on absentee voting may contact the McClain County Election Board at 121 N Second Avenue, Purcell, OK  73080. The telephone number is 405.527.3121. The County Election Board’s fax number is 405.527.9347. Karen Haley is the McClain County Election Board Secretary. Additional election-related information is available at http://www.elections.ok.gov.

Area teams to take the field Friday night

It’s football time in Oklahoma! That means it’s time for some Friday night lights on high school football fields across the state. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay travels to Comanche

Alex travels to Carnegie

Elmore City-Pernell travels to Apache

Dibble hosts Healdton

Pauls Valley hosts Purcell
Maysville hosts Tipton

Blanchard travels to Tuttle
Marlow travels to Sulphur

The University of Oklahoma travels to Manhattan, Kansas to take on the Kansas State University Wildcats, and Oklahoma State University travels to Ames, Iowa to take on the Iowa State University Cyclones.  

“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.

Garvin County Health Dept. offers FREE flu shots

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.

Flu vaccination is recommended each year for everyone six months of age and older. When more people are vaccinated against the flu, there is less opportunity for flu to spread in families, schools and communities. Also, a yearly flu shot is needed because a person’s immune protection from being vaccinated decreases after a year, and yearly vaccination provides the best protection against the flu through the entire flu season. 

“We are encouraging everyone to get their flu vaccination, and we hope this effort to make it FREE to individuals will make it more accessible,” said Jackie Kanak, Regional Director for the Garvin County Health Department. “The last season was especially devastating, and we want to ensure that as many people as possible can receive the added protection that the flu vaccine provides.”

In addition to getting a flu shot, public health officials recommend the following prevention tips:

• Adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and getting a full night’s rest. • Wash hands frequently using soap and water, or alcohol-based products such as hand gels when hands are not visibly soiled. • Use tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of them and wash your hands immediately. When tissues are not readily available, cough into your sleeve, not your hands. • Stay home from work, school and other public places when feeling ill.

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

FREE dinner set for Veterans and families

The Lindsay Elks Lodge #2351 is hosting their annual FREE dinner for all veterans on Mon., Nov. 11, at 4:00 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 the way to show it,” Mr. Martin stated.

Those needing futher information, or to RSVP, may contact the Elks Lodge after 4:00 p.m. at 406-756-4245.

Annual business meeting set for Purdy Cemetery group

The Purdy Cemetery Association is set to hold their  annual business meeting on Mon., Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m., according to LaVern Russell.

The meeting will be held at the Erin Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Visitors are asked to enter in the north door. The church is located on Hwy. 76, just south of Lindsay at Erin Springs.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Russell at 405-756-6596 or Barbara England at 405-756-3842.

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. Her son is on the Lindsay Jaguars baseball team.

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

Fall Festival set at Calvary Baptist Church

The annual Fall Festival at Lindsay’s Calvary Baptist Church is set for Wed., Oct. 30, according to Lisa Jackson.

The Fall Festival will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the church, located at 410 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

There will be hot dogs, games, Trunk-or-Treat, a Treat Walk, candy, and so much more.

Everything is FREE, and everyone is welcome.

Family-friendly costumes are welcome. Those who would like further information may contact the church at 405-756-2781.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner set for Alma De Chavira

The Lindsay Jaguars baseball team is hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner on Fri., Nov. 1, for Alma De Chavira, according to Desiree Allison.

The dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Lindsay Elementary Cafeteria, prior to the Lindsay home football game against Dickson.

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. Her son is on the Lindsay Jaguars baseball team.

The dinner will include spaghetti, bread, salad, drink, and dessert. All proceeds go to Ms. Chavira for medical expenses.

There is also an account set up to take donations at American Exchange Bank of Lindsay. The bank is located at 402 S. Main in Lindsay.

The Lindsay Elementary Cafeteria is located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Allison at 405-401-7779. 

Scam Alert-

A Lindsay resident reports a new scam. She received a phone call from someone who said he was a representative of AT&T. 

He said AT&T needed her help to catch a hacker who was trying to get her information. She hung up on him, but he called her back several times, even calling her husband and saying the same thing.

She reminds everyone not to answer their phones unless it is a local phone number, or a phone number they know. In addition, no one should ever give out their Social Security Number (SNN) to any callers.

Walking History Tour set Sunday at area cemetery

A Walking History Tour is set for Sun., Oct 27 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Erin Springs Cemetery. This is a Family Outing for all ages, including children and youth, according to Thelma Love. 

It is hosted by the Lindsay Community Historical Society and the P.A.S.S. organization, to help people connect with the history of the past. Many residents of the Lindsay and Erin Springs communities are buried at this cemetery.

There will be many interesting stories told by local residents. Brandon Fentem, a retired History teacher of the Lindsay Public Schools, will be sharing the story of an older man who fought in the Civil War as a teenager.

The Murray-Lindsay Mansion will be open for tours during the afternoon. Children and youth will be playing games in the Mansion yard.

The Erin Springs Cemetery is located just south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, then west about one-tenth of a mile. Anyone who has a special interest in this event, or who has information to share may contact Thelma Love at 405-919-6146.

Fall Festival set for Wednesday at Lindsay FBC

The First Baptist Church of Lindsay is set to hold their Fall Festival on Wed., Oct. 23 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to a news release.

There will be games, inflatables, food, Trunk-or-Treat, and more – all at the church, located at 401 S.W. 3rd in Lindsay – and it’s all FREE!

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2266.

Area church to host Walk through the Word

Maysville’s First Assembly of God Church is set to host ‘Walk through the Word’ and Fall Festival on Sat., Oct. 26, according to Sister Linda Franklin.

The evening will start with a walk through God’s Word, then there will be lots of candy, games, food, and fun for everyone to enjoy.

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church, located on Hwy. 19, on the west side of Maysville. The event is free, and everyone is welcome. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Franklin at 405-207-8655.

Lindsay Chamber hosts Town Hall meeting

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting at the Depot on Thurs., Oct. 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to Violet Henders, Chamber manager.

Oklahoma State Senator Paul Scott and Oklahoma State Representative Cindy Roe will be at the Depot to provide legislative updates, and to answer any questions presented to them. 

“Please come down and support our representatives at the State Capitol,” Ms. Henderson added.

The Depot is located at the north end of the Lindsay’s grand brick Main Street. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Henderson at 405-756-4312.

 

 

 

News Notes

News Notes

Tues., Oct 15-

After Hours tour of Mansion set

A special After-Hours tour of the Murray-Lindsay Mansion is being hosted by the Lindsay Community Historical Society, according to Thelma Love.

The tour will take place on Tues., Oct. 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 

“We want to make it possible for more people to have an opportunity to take a walk-through tour of this historic home, built in 1881,” Ms. Love added. “Many changes have taken place since our last Christmas at the Mansion, and we want to share the new exhibits with the community.”

More photos of the Murray-Lindsay Family are on display, and a Lindsay Community Historical Room has been created on the third floor. 

“We can share our mutual heritage, and appreciate all the community service hours of different individuals who have made this possible,” Ms. Love went on to say.

There will also be a time for fellowship with refreshments in the beautiful dining room. 

“Many have expressed their desire to visit the Mansion, but have not been able to do so because of their work schedules. Please take this opportunity to come enjoy this special evening,” Ms. Love commented.

The Mansion is located south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76 at Erin Springs, then west of the Erin Springs Baptist Church about a mile.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146, or by E-mail at MurrayLindsayMansion@gmail.com.

Garvin County Retired Educators set to meet

The Garvin County Retired Educators Association will meet Wed., Oct. 23 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.

Erick Brumley with K.A.D.E. Medical Transportation will be the speaker. 

“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.

Bluegrass Music concert set for Sat., Oct. 12

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS) of Del City presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m., according to Ronda Monse. 

GOBMS presents these concerts with the assistance of the Oklahoma Country-Western Museum and Hall of Fame. The Country & Western Heritage Hall of Fame is located at 3925 S.E. 29th St. in Del City, east of I-35 and south of I-40 on S.E. 29th St., between Bryant and Sunnylane (just west of Wall’s).

There will be three bands, and jamming rooms are available for musicians and singers, professional and amateur alike. Pre-show begins at 6:15 p.m., with Dusty Ozment and Mary Mayhew. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Redeemed of Norman, Graystone Bluegrass Revival of Newcastle and Foster, and Doc Kern Bluegrass Band of Oklahoma City and Newcastle.

There is a general admission fee, but admission is FREE for children 12 and under. There is great air conditioning, seating is provided, and concessions are available. 

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

Dinner in the Patch set for Sunday in Lindsay

Hooray! The pumpkins have arrived at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay, and that means ‘Dinner in the Patch’ is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 13, according to Lacie Wilkins.

The dinner will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the lawn of the church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

“We’ll serve beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, and cast-iron cobblers!! We’ll also be showing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at 6:00 p.m,” Ms. Wilkins went on to say.

  The dinner will be held amid the pumpkins that are displayed on the lawn of the church. The cost of the dinner is a love offering for the Youth group. This fundraiser provides funding for missions.

The pumpkins are available for purchase. The Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9:30 a.m.until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and will be open most evenings and weekends.
Those who have questions about the Pumpkin Patch or Dinner in the Patch may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at lwilkins.lumc@gmail.com.

Pulled pork lunch to be served Fri., Oct. 18

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Oct. 18 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.

Box Tops for Education help Lindsay School

Lindsay School students, their families and friends collect Box Tops for Education year-round, according to Jennifer Dutton.

The Box Top program helps raise money for the school and provides supplies that otherwise would not be available to the kids.

Drop boxes are at the following locations in Lindsay:

• Lindsay church of Christ, 1205 W. Cherokee

• Calvary Baptist Church, 410 W. Chickasaw

• First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. 3rd

• Post Office, 426 S. Main

• Shopper News Note/Tag Agency, 318 S. Main

• United Methodist Church, 114 W. Chickasaw.

“Thank you for supporting our students,” Ms. Dutton continued. 

Those who need further information may contact Ms. Dutton at 405-756-7144.

FREE Music Jamboree set for Sat., Oct. 12

Everyone is invited to enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree in Chickasha on Sat., Oct. 12, according to Jallane Link.  

There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, and Folk 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 5:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given during the day. 

“Please bring a finger food and enjoy music and singing. 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 next Music Jamborees are set for Sat., Nov. 9 and Sat., Dec. 14.  

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. 

Tips for getting rid of leaf/limb debris

The leaves are falling, and Lindsay residents are doing a great job of cleaning the leaves and broken limbs out of their yards.

Many residents may not know that leaves and limbs may be placed in their poly carts, as long as the leaves and limbs fit inside.

Limbs and clippings that will not fit inside the poly carts must be tied and bundled in four-ft. sections. They must also be manageable by two persons, and be placed by the curb at 6:00 a.m. no more than three days prior to the pickup date.

Area teams take the field Friday night

It’s football time in Oklahoma! That means it’s time for some Friday night lights on high school football fields across the state. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay hosts Marietta

Alex hosts Snyder

Elmore City-Pernell hosts Rush Springs

Dibble travels to Ringling

Pauls Valley hosts Bethel
Maysville travels to Granfield

Purcell travels to Douglass

Blanchard hosts Tecumseh
Marlow travels to Plainview

The University of Oklahoma travels to Dallas, texas for the 113th Red River Rivalry in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, where they will beat the absolute tar out of the university of texas shorthorns. This is one of the biggest rivalries in all of American sports, and each team will compete for the famous Golden Hat, a 10-gallon hat trophy that is kept by the winning school’s athletic department until the next year’s game. 

Oklahoma State University has a bye this week. 

“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.

Board of Education to hold meeting

The Lindsay Board of Education is holding its regular monthly meeting Mon., Oct. 14 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 Mon., Oct. 14 at 6:00 p.m., and will be held at the Council Chambers in the Lindsay Municipal Building, located at 204 W. Creek in Lindsay.

Council members include Mayor Carrie Rains, Vice-Mayor Kris Spivey, Scott Wilbourn, Anthony Hernandez, Josh Miller, Jake Rutledge, and Kassi Turner. 

Those wanting additional information should contact the City of Lindsay at 405-756-2019.  

New tour hours available for Mansion

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Certified Healthy program applications are open

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

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

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

• Abundant resources to help organizations create healthier environments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City of Lindsay offers recycling

The City of Lindsay offers residents a way to recycle their household articles, according to a news release.

The recycle container is located at the end of East Kiowa Street, east of Hwy. 76, in Lindsay. Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A City of Lindsay utility bill must be presented, in order to deposit recyclables in the container.

Acceptable items include tin cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, white paper, newspaper/sales paper, glass, and plastics 1-7.

Unacceptable items include plastic bags, trash/food waste, and plastic tubs.

Beta Sigma Phi’s Halloween Carnival is set

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival, put on by the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sat., Nov. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., according to Gena Fletcher.

The carnival will be held at the Lindsay Fair Barn, located north of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, northwest of the old REC Building.

“We still have booth space available, and this is a great way for civic, non-profit organizations to raise money. The booth space is only $10.00, and the rest of the money you make that night is yours. ALL of the booth space rental money is awarded to the group with the best-decorated booth,” Ms. Fletcher added. 

Those wanting to sign up for a booth or who need more information about the carnival are asked to contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

Walking History Tour is set at Erin Springs Cemetery

A Walking History Tour is set for Sun., Oct. 27, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Erin Springs Cemetery, according to Thelma Love.

The Lindsay Community Historical Society is hosting the tour. The members will tell stories of the people buried there, and will read interesting facts about some of the residents who lived in the Erin Springs Community.

The Erin Springs Cemetery is located just south of Lindsay on Hwy. 75, then west about one-tenth of a mile. 

More information will be available later. Anyone who has a special interest in this event, or who has information to share, may contact the Lindsay Community Historical Society by E-mail at MurrayLindsayMansion@gmail.com. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146.

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. 

Seniors may earn extra income

Local senior citizens may now earn a little extra money through a program offered by Delta Community Action Foundation, according to a news release.
The Delta Foster Grandparent Program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. Volunteers may earn a stipend (non-taxable) that is intended to enable persons to volunteer their skills and abilities at no cost to themselves.

Volunteers may also receive reimbursement on mileage to and from school. It is an excellent opportunity for seniors living on a fixed income to receive extra revenue while giving back to their communities.

The Foster Grandparent Program has been in existence for almost 60 years. Volunteers serve at thousands of local schools and organizations that:

• Help children learn to read, and provide one-on-one tutoring

• Mentor troubled teenagers and young mothers

• Care for premature infants or children with disabilities

• Help children who have been abused or neglected

The Delta Foster Grandparent Program serves 11 counties in Southern Oklahoma and is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service and local donations. Those who are 55 or older and interested in volunteering with children are asked to call the Delta Community Action office at 580-255-3222 or 405-756-1100. deltacommunityaction.org

Lindsay Senior Center offers Bingo

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

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

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

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

Bradley alums set to gather Sun., Oct. 6

The annual school reunion for the Bradley Dragons is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 6 at the Lindsay school cafeteria, according to JoAnn Coffey.

The Lindsay school cafeteria is in the northeast corner of the Lindsay Elementary/Middle School, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by honors to our country, veterans, and teachers. There will also be numerous door prize drawings.

“Our theme this year is ‘Moments to Remember.’ We were a small community with big hearts. As such, we had a lot of ‘good-deed doers,’ which resulted in great memories,” Ms. Coffey added.

“The main program after lunch will begin by recognizing those who have passed over the last year. We’ll have a tribute to the farmer, who was so critical to the survival of many families in the community. Likewise, the farmer was very dependent on the families who worked in the fields and supplied the labor to bring crops in each season,” Ms. Coffey continued.

“Bradley was home, and remains home in our hearts, as we reunite each year, and see familiar faces, and share stories and laughter,” Ms. Coffey went on to say.

Everyone attending is asked to come with their favorite memories from their first car, first job and boss, favorite song and dance, junior/senior trips and other memories that reflect the impact of teachers, parents, and schoolmates during their years at Bradley.

Hit songs of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s will be highlighted to help relive those special moments. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Coffey at 918-438-3194 or Mary Dimmitt at 580-678-7537. 

News Notes

News Notes

80th annual-

REC meeting set Saturday

The official start of Fall – and the biggest garage sale weekend of the year – is this weekend, with Rural Electric Cooperative’s (REC’s) 80th Annual Membership Meeting, according to Megan Lawrence.

The Annual Meeting will be held in REC’s Multi-Purpose Center in Lindsay on Sat., Oct. 5. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until the beginning of the business meeting at 10:00 a.m.

The business session will update members on the Co-op’s activities. 2018 Board President, Gary Jones, will give a report and CEO, Dale Nye, will present financial and operational information.

In addition to the meeting, REC is offering a FREE health fair provided by the Lindsay Municipal Hospital, the Lindsay Emergency Medical Service, South Central Medical Center and Physical Therapy Central. They will begin performing these services from 8:00 a.m. until the beginning of the business session at 10:00 a.m. inside the tents in front of the Multi-Purpose Center. 

For member convenience, there are two consent forms for the health fair inside the envelope with the official notice of the meeting. Members can fill out the consent forms and bring the forms with them to the annual meeting. Members planning to have the blood test done should refrain from eating after midnight prior to the health fair.

The Lindsay Kiwanis Club will once again be serving their annual fundraiser breakfast of pancakes, bacon and coffee, to REC members. They will be set up outside the Multi-Purpose Center by the tents.

There will also be a band playing. The band, Crossfire, has been playing together for over 25 years, and they play a wide variety of country music and include a few old classic rock songs. The band includes Coye Langford on bass, Mark Byrne on rhythm guitar, Danny Stewart on lead guitar, Monty Mink on rhythm guitar and Greg Peery on drums. Band members Langford, Byrne and Stewart are from Alex; Mink is from Cement, and Peery is formerly from Lindsay, but now lives in Blanchard. All five members are involved with vocals and providing the harmony for which they are known.

A children’s program, hosted by Lindsay Educational Travel, will run in conjunction with the business session in the back room of the Multi-Purpose Center. Look for signs during registration for the children’s program. Children ages four to 12 are welcome to attend.

  Each member registering will receive registration gifts. This year’s gifts include an REC cap, a BBQ set, which includes two skewers, one fork, one spatula, one pair of tongs, one brush and four corn holders, a nail file, LED bulbs, a calendar, 2020 Farmers’ Almanac and an ink pen.

  Prize drawings will be held during and after the business session. Approximately 40 gifts, seventy-five $75 gift certificates for electricity and three grand prize drawings for $500 gift certificates for electricity will be given. In addition to the prize drawings, two children will win a new 18-inch bike. There will also be a drawing to win an electric bike for members ages 16 and older, and a drawing for a Traeger grill.

Members should bring the registration card they received in the mail for a quick and simple registration.

“We invite all REC members out to our 80th annual members meeting, participate in the FREE health fair, have a delicious breakfast, hear the annual update, and get reacquainted with old friends this Saturday,” Ms. Lawrence added.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Lawrence at 405-756-3104.

Opinion-

Open Letter to the Public

Sometimes I am reminded of the 10 lepers that Jesus healed, and only one came back to thank him. Sometimes, we are like that. The Lord has blessed Lindsay with so many valuable services, and we forget to say “thank you” to them for what they do.

There is the EMS, who is under the leadership of Kevin Caldwell and Anthony Adams. They do a fantastic job of operating our EMS. But they couldn’t do it without their efficient staff, who are right there on the job when needed.

I would like to express my appreciation for their services, and encourage others to join me in this, even if you have not recently needed their assistance.

We have one of the best Emergency Rooms at the Lindsay Municipal Hospital, with great doctors and a very efficient staff to care for us. This is one of the best things that has happened to Lindsay, and we need to express our appreciation for the great job they are doing. 

Thanks, people, for all the hard work you do for the people of Lindsay.

-Bill H. Love

After Hours tour of Murray-Lindsay Mansion set

The Lindsay Community Historical Society is hosting a Special After Hours tour at the Murray-Lindsay Mansion, according to Thelma Love.

The tour will take place on Tues., Oct. 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 

“We want to make it possible for more people to have an opportunity to take a walk-through tour of this historic home, built in 1881,” Ms. Love added. “Many changes have taken place since our last Christmas at the Mansion, and we want to share the new exhibits with the community.”

More photos of the Murray-Lindsay Family are on display, and a Lindsay Community Historical Room has been created on the third floor. 

“We can share our mutual heritage, and appreciate all the community service hours of different individuals who have made this possible,” Ms. Love went on to say.

There will be a time for fellowship with refreshments in the beautiful dining room. 

“Many have expressed their desire to visit the Mansion, but have not been able to do so because of their work schedules. Please take this opportunity to come enjoy this special evening,” Ms. Love commented.

The Mansion is located south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76 at Erin Springs, then west of the Erin Springs Baptist Church about a mile.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146, or by E-mail at MurrayLindsayMansion@gmail.com.

Indian tacos will be available Friday

An Indian taco dinner, put on monthly by the Erin Springs Church of God, is set for this week,  Fri., Oct. 4, 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. 

Area teams to take the field Friday night

It’s football time in Oklahoma! That means it’s time for some Friday night lights on high school football fields across the state. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay travels to Davis

Alex travels to Empire

Elmore City-Pernell hosts Cashion

Dibble travels to Rush Springs

Pauls Valley hosts Marlow
Maysville hosts Temple

Purcell hosts Sulphur

Blanchard travels to McLoud

The University of Oklahoma travels to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Kansas University Jayhawks, and Oklahoma State University travels to Lubbock, Texas to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. 

“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.

City-wide garage sales are this week in Lindsay

City-wide garage sales are set for this week, Thurs., Oct. 3 through Sat., Oct. 5, according to the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson.

The weekend sales are held in conjunction with REC’s 80th annual Member Meeting, set for Sat., Oct. 5.

Several businesses in Lindsay will also be holding sales for the annual event.

The Lindsay Chamber provides maps of all the garage sales that register with the Chamber.

Those who would like to register their sales, or who would like further information, may contact the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.

Kermes set at St. Peter Catholic Church

St. Peter Catholic Church in Lindsay is set to hold Kermes, an outdoor carnival, on Sat., Oct. 5 (REC day), according to Sheryl Kochert. 

A huge yard sale begins at 8:00 a.m. The Kermes runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m, and features Mexican food of grilled steak and Barbacoa tacos, tamales, enchiladas, nachos, chilindrinas, frituras, popcorn, fresh homemade drinks of Horchata and lemonade, water, soda, juice and desserts, plus a bouncy house for the kids.

“Come enjoy food and fun at St. Peter Catholic Church,” Ms. Kochert added.

The church is located at 801 S.E. 2nd in Lindsay.

Beta Sigma Phi’s Halloween Carnival is set

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival, put on by the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sat., Nov. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., according to Gena Fletcher.

The carnival will be held at the Lindsay Fair Barn, located north of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, northwest of the old REC Building.

“We still have booth space available, and this is a great way for civic, non-profit organizations to raise money. The booth space is only $10.00, and the rest of the money you make that night is yours. ALL of the booth space rental money is awarded to the group with the best-decorated booth,” Ms. Fletcher added. 

Those wanting to sign up for a booth or who need more information about the carnival are asked to contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

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. 

Lindsay’s Pumpkin Patch opens this week

The pumpkins are here!! The official sign that, indeed, Fall WILL happen in Oklahoma, is displayed for everyone to see on the lawn of the United Methodist Church of Lindsay.

The pumpkins are available for purchase. The Pumpkin Patch will be open from 9:30 a.m.until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and will be open most evenings and weekends. 

“Our ‘Dinner in the Patch’ is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 13. We’ll serve beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, and cast-iron cobblers!! We’ll also be showing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Ms. Wilkins went on to say. 

Those who have questions about the Pumpkin Patch may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at lwilkins.lumc@gmail.com.

City of Lindsay offers recycling

The City of Lindsay offers residents a way to recycle their household articles, according to a news release.

The recycle container is located at the end of East Kiowa Street, east of Hwy. 76, in Lindsay. Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A City of Lindsay utility bill must be presented, in order to deposit recyclables in the container.

Acceptable items include tin cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, white paper, newspaper/sales paper, glass, and plastics 1-7.

Unacceptable items include plastic bags, trash/food waste, and plastic tubs.

Pauls Valley Opry set to perform Saturday

The Pauls Valley Opry is set for Sat., Oct. 5 at the Pauls Valley High School Auditorium, according to Becky Hill.

The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m., featuring the Memory Makers Band, with special guests Tanner Young, Bailey Wesberry, John Williams, David Paul Nowlin, Betty Archer, and Larry Darnell. The guest MC is John Williams. 

Admission is charged, but children ages 12 and under are admitted FREE of charge. 

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.

Bradley alums set to gather Sun., Oct. 6

The annual school reunion for the Bradley Dragons is scheduled for Sun., Oct. 6 at the Lindsay school cafeteria, according to JoAnn Coffey.

The Lindsay school cafeteria is in the northeast corner of the Lindsay Elementary/Middle School, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by honors to our country, veterans, and teachers. There will also be numerous door prize drawings.

“Our theme this year is ‘Moments to Remember.’ We were a small community with big hearts. As such, we had a lot of ‘good-deed doers,’ which resulted in great memories,” Ms. Coffey added.

“The main program after lunch will begin by recognizing those who have passed over the last year. We’ll have a tribute to the farmer, who was so critical to the survival of many families in the community. Likewise, the farmer was very dependent on the families who worked in the fields and supplied the labor to bring crops in each season,” Ms. Coffey continued.

“Bradley was home, and remains home in our hearts, as we reunite each year, and see familiar faces, and share stories and laughter,” Ms. Coffey went on to say.

Everyone attending is asked to come with their favorite memories from their first car, first job and boss, favorite song and dance, junior/senior trips and other memories that reflect the impact of teachers, parents, and schoolmates during their years at Bradley.

Hit songs of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s will be highlighted to help relive those special moments. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Coffey at 918-438-3194 or Mary Dimmitt at 580-678-7537. 

Certified Healthy program applications are open

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

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

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

• Abundant resources to help organizations create healthier environments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New tour hours available for Mansion

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

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

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

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

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

Walking History Tour set at Erin Springs Cemetery

A Walking History Tour is set for Sun., Oct. 27, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Erin Springs Cemetery, according to Thelma Love.

The Lindsay Community Historical Society is hosting the tour. The members will tell stories of the people buried there, and will read interesting facts about some of the residents who lived in the Erin Springs Community.

The Erin Springs Cemetery is located just south of Lindsay on Hwy. 75, then west about one-tenth of a mile. 

More information will be available later. Anyone who has a special interest in this event, or who has information to share, may contact the Lindsay Community Historical Society by E-mail at MurrayLindsayMansion@gmail.com. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146.

Garage sale continues at Free Will Baptist Church

The Free Will Baptist Church is set to hold a huge garage sale, open to the public, through Sat., Oct. 5, according to Barbara Elam.

The sale will be held in the Dibble area, one mile north of Hwy. 39, on May Ave. Lindsay residents will travel on Hwy. 59B to Hwy. 39, then across the highway north one more mile (May Ave.).

The sale will be held daily from 8:00 a.m. until roughly 4:00 p.m., with the end times varying each day.

All proceeds go to the church. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Elam at 405-756-7731 or Peggy Howeth at 405-938-7075.

Lindsay Senior Center offers Bingo

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

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

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

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

 

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News Notes

In Lindsay-

SYATP set for

Wednesday

See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of thousands of Christian students at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and worship, during the early morning before school starts, according to a news release.

The event is set for Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:30 a.m. at the Lindsay school. 

Area teams take the field Friday night

It’s football time in Oklahoma! That means it’s time for some Friday night lights on high school football fields across the state. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay hosts Tishomingo

Alex hosts Destiny Christian

Elmore City-Pernell hosts Dibble

Pauls Valley travels to Lone Grove
Maysville travels to Corn Bible

Purcell travels to Plainview

Blanchard hosts Bethany

Marlow hosts Douglass

The University of Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State University hosts Kansas State University. 

“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.

Chamber After Hours set for Tues., Oct. 1

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce is set to host Chamber After Hours on Tues., Oct. 1, according to Violet Henderson, Chamber manager.

This is a fund-raiser for the Chamber, as well as a meet-and-greet. There will also be a silent auction, and plenty of delicious food.

The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber, located at 107 N. Main, at the north end of Lindsay’s grand brick Main Street.

“Come out, enjoy visiting, and learn about the exciting things the Lindsay Chamber is planning,” Ms. Henderson added.

Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.

Lindsay’s city-wide garage sales are October 3-5

Lindsay’s city-wide garage sales are set for next week, Thurs., Oct. 3 through Sat., Oct. 5, according to the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Violet Henderson.

The weekend sales are held in conjunction with REC’s annual Member Meeting, set for Sat., Oct. 5.

Several businesses in Lindsay will also be holding sales for the annual event.

The Lindsay Chamber provides maps of all the garage sales that register with the Chamber.

Those who would like to register their sales, or who would like further information, may contact the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312.

Kermes set at St. Peter Catholic Church

St. Peter Catholic Church in Lindsay is set to hold a kermes, an outdoor carnival, on Sat., Oct. 5 (REC day), according to Sheryl Kochert. 

A huge yard sale begins at 8:00 a.m. The kermes runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m, and features Mexican food of grilled steak and Barbacoa tacos, tamales, enchiladas, nachos, chilindrinas, frituras, popcorn, fresh homemade drinks of Horchata and lemonade, water, soda, juice and desserts, plus a bouncy house for the kids.

“Come enjoy food and fun at St. Peter Catholic Church,” Ms. Kochert added.

The church is located at 801 S.E. 2nd in Lindsay.

Lindsay Cheerleaders are headed to State!

The Lindsay Varsity Cheer Competitive Team is headed to STATE! That’s the word from Lori Karpe.

The LHS won Regional Runner Up on sat., Sept. 21 in the Regional Cheer Tournament held in Tulsa. State competition is also in Tulsa, at Oral Roberts University on Sat,. Sept. 28.

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival is set

Lindsay’s annual Halloween Carnival, put on by the ladies of Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sat., Nov. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., according to Gena Fletcher.

The carnival will be held at the Lindsay Fair Barn, located north of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, northwest of the old REC Building.

“We still have booth space available, and this is a great way for civic, non-profit organizations to raise money. The booth space is only $10.00, and the rest of the money you make that night is yours. ALL of the booth space rental money is awarded to the group with the best-decorated booth,” Ms. Fletcher added. 

Those wanting to sign up for a booth or who need more information about the carnival are asked to contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

Pumpkin unloaders needed in Lindsay

Pumpkin unloaders needed. No experience necessary! Yes, the pumpkins are coming to Lindsay, and word from Lacie Wilkins of the United Methodist Church of Lindsay is that helpers are needed to unload them.

Sat., Sept. 28, at 9:00 a.m., the pumpkins will be unloaded, and members of the church will begin setting up this year’s Pumpkin Patch. 

Pumpkins will go on sale early the next week. Funds raised all go to the church’s youth missions.

Those who would like to volunteer to unload pumpkins may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at lwilkins.lumc@gmail.com.

Student Reach 2019 set for Wed., Sept. 25

Student Reach 2019 is set for Wed., Sept. 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to Lacie Wilkins. 

The theme for Student Reach 2019 is ‘Jesus Can Break Every Chain.’ The community event will be held at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay, located at 114 W. Chickasaw, and is for students in sixth grade through Seniors.

Students may play volleyball, corn hole, and many other games. A message with music will be delivered, as well. Nachos with all the fixins will be served, and water and soft drinks will also be available.

Door prizes will be awarded. The popular community event is sponsored by the United Methodist Church, the First Christian Church, and the First Assembly of God Church, all of Lindsay. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Wilkins at the United Methodist Church, at 405-756-2382.

Lindsay Homecoming and parade set for Friday

Lindsay’s Homecoming ceremony is set for Fri., Sept. 27 at 6:50 p.m. at Burford Field, according to a news release.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Lindsay Elementary School. 

The Homecoming Court is made up of Senior Stephen Singleton escorting Senior Sydney Wilson, Senior Kaleb Brown escorting Senior Charley Simonton, Senior Tanner Emery escorting Senior Jody Webb, Senior Seth Perry escorting Junior Emyle Rauseo, Senior Chance Austin escorting Sophomore Nicole Henson, and Senior Kaden Newey escorting Freshman Skylar Adamas. The Crown Bearer is Stratton Slater, who will be escorting Flower Girl Paisley Hembree.

All parents, family, friends, and fans are invited to attend.

The The Lindsay Leopards take on the Tishomingo Indians in the Homecoming game beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Garage sale set at Free Will Baptist Church

The Free Will Baptist Church is set to hold a huge garage sale, open to the public, Tues., Oct. 1 through Sat., Oct. 5, according to Barbara Elam.

The sale will be held in the Dibble area, one mile north of Hwy. 39, on May Ave. Lindsay residents will travel on Hwy. 59B to Hwy. 39, then across the highway north one more mile (May Ave.).

The sale will be held daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with the end times varying each day.

All proceeds go to the church. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Elam at 405-756-7731 or Peggy Howeth at 405-938-7075.

Indian Tacos will be available Fri., Oct. 4

The Erin Springs Church of God is set to host their monthly Indian taco dinner on Fri., Oct. 4, 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. 

PASS meet-and-greet set for Friday

Stephanie Morcom will be the guest speaker at the PASS Caolition’s quarterly meet-and-greet on Fri., Sept. 27, according to Jessica Parker. 

The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m., and will be held at the Lindsay Best Western. A Build-Your-Own Breakfast will be available for a small fee. 

This meeting is open to all community members and is being offered by the PASS Coalition to bring awareness and resources for anyone wishing to learn more about addiction prevention and recovery. 

Ms. Morcom received a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma. She entered the substance abuse field after her own battle with prescription drugs. Ms. Morcom began her work in the non-profit sector, mentoring and managing women as they began their journey in recovery. She understands that substance abuse disorder, and behavioral health challenges affect the family, not only the loved one struggling. She travels all over Oklahoma, connecting clients and their families with the resources they need. She believes strongly in the full continuum of care, and credits her own sobriety to following treatment with long-term sober living and outpatient resources. Ms. Morcom is a Certified Case Manager Interventionist Intern, serves on several mental health and substance abuse committees, and makes herself available to anyone looking for help. Currently, she works as the Outreach Coordinator for Ambrosia Treatment Centers and is the founder of HopeFirst, a support group for those who love someone struggling with substance abuse abuse.

Those who have questions or who would like to RSVP, may call/text Jessica Parker at 405-756-0312. The PASS Coalition is a local 501c3 non-profit organization, and may be followed on social media @passdrugfree or visit passdrugfree.org. 

City of Lindsay offers recycling

The City of Lindsay offers residents a way to recycle their household articles, according to a news release.

The recycle container is located at the end of East Kiowa Street, east of Hwy. 76, in Lindsay. Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A City of Lindsay utility bill must be presented, in order to deposit recyclables in the container.

Acceptable items include tin cans, aluminum cans, cardboard, white paper, newspaper/sales paper, glass, and plastics 1-7.

Unacceptable items include plastic bags, trash/food waste, and plastic tubs.

80th annual REC Meeting set for Sat., Oct. 5

Soon Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) members will gather for the 80th Annual Membership Meeting, according to Megan Lawrence.

The Annual Meeting will be held in REC’s Multi Purpose Center in Lindsay on Sat., Oct. 5. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until the beginning of the business meeting at 10:00 a.m.

The business session will update members on the Co-op’s activities. 2018 Board President, Gary Jones, will give a report and CEO, Dale Nye, will present financial and operational information.

In addition to the meeting, REC is offering a FREE health fair provided by the Lindsay Municipal Hospital, the Lindsay Emergency Medical Service, South Central Medical Center and Physical Therapy Central. They will begin performing these services from 8:00 a.m. until the beginning of the business session at 10:00 a.m. inside the tents in front of the Multi-Purpose Center. For member convenience, there are two consent forms for the health fair inside the envelope with the official notice of the meeting. Members can fill out the consent forms and bring the forms with them to the annual meeting. Members planning to have the blood test done should refrain from eating after midnight prior to the health fair.

The Lindsay Kiwanis Club will once again be serving their annual pancakes, bacon and coffee fundraiser breakfast to REC members. They will be set up outside the Multi-Purpose Center by the tents.

Crossfire is a band that has been playing together for over 25 years, and they play a wide variety of country music and include a few old classic rock songs.

The band includes Coye Langford on the bass, Mark Byrne on rhythm guitar, Danny Stewart on lead guitar, Monty Mink on rhythm guitar and Greg Peery on drums. Band members Langford, Byrne and Stewart are from Alex; Mink is from Cement, and Peery is formerly from Lindsay, but now lives in Blanchard. All five members are involved with vocals and providing the harmony for which they are known.

A children’s program, hosted by Lindsay Educational Travel, will run in conjunction with the business session in the back room of the Multi-Purpose Center. Look for signs during registration for the children’s program. Children ages four to 12 are welcome to attend.

  Each member registering will receive registration gifts. This year’s gifts include; an REC cap, a BBQ set, which includes two skewers, one fork, one spatula, one pair of tongs, one brush and four corn holders, a nail file, LED bulbs, a calendar, 2020 Farmers’ Almanac and an ink pen.

  Prize drawings will be held during and after the business session. Approximately 40 gifts, seventy-five $75 gift certificates for electricity and three grand prize drawings for $500 gift certificates for electricity will be given. In addition to the prize drawings, two children will win a new 18-inch bike. There will also be a drawing to win an electric bike for members ages 16 and older and a drawing for a Traeger grill.

Members should bring the registration card they received in the mail for a quick and simple registration.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Lawrence at 405-756-3104.

Rock the Block Homecoming party set for Friday

The PASS Coalition will Rock the Block with a Homecoming Fifth Quarter block party on Lindsay’s Main Street for sixth-grade to 12th-grade Lindsay students after the Homecoming football game on Fri., Sept. 27, according to Jessica Parker.

The party will follow the game and end at midnight. There will be FREE food, games, and hundreds of dollars in cash prizes and gift cards! 

This fun event is made possible by PASS and community partners, including Calvary Baptist, First Baptist, Erin Springs Baptist, and Living Sanctuary churches of Lindsay, as well as Boomarang and Super Flow Testers.

The Lindsay Leopards take on the Tishomingo Indians at Lindsay’s Burford Field Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Homecoming ceremonies begin at 6:50 p.m., just before the game.

Those interested in helping or donating prizes should contact Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312.

News Notes

News Notes

Be a hero! Give blood!

Boots & Badges blood drive is Thursday

“Be a hero. Give blood!”  That’s the word from Lindsay Community Blood Drive coordinator, Lacy Curry.  

This year’s ‘Boots & Badges’ Blood Drive is set for Thurs., Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The ‘Boots & Badges’ blood drive is a fun competition between the Fire Department and the Police Department, to see how many donations each brings in.  

The blood drive will be held at the United Methodist Church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

Each blood donor will receive a FREE limited-edition Boots & Badges t-shirt, plus all the delicious, homemade cookies they care to eat. 

Donors also receive a coupon for a FREE Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Whataburger, plus FREE health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store. 

One blood donation can save as many as three lives, and the supply must be constantly renewed. If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.

“Come on down, and sign up to help your favorite first responders – the Fire Department or the Police Department – win their competition, AND help save some lives in the process!” Ms. Curry urged.

As a non-profit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 160 hospitals statewide.

The Lindsay Community blood drives are held the third 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 SCMRC at 405-756-4605.

 

Area teams take the field Friday night

  It’s football time in Oklahoma! That means it’s time for some Friday night lights on high school football fields across the state. Games begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay has a bye

Alex hosts Davenport

Elmore City-Pernell has a bye

Dibble travels to Allen

Pauls Valley has a bye
Maysville hosts Ryan

Purcell hosts Lexington

Blanchard travels to Newcastle (on Thursday)

Marlow hosts Washington

The University of Oklahoma has a bye, and Oklahoma State University travels to austin to take on the university of texas longhorns. 

“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.

 

Student Reach 2019 set for Thurs., Sept. 25

Student Reach 2019 is set for Wed., Sept. 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to Lacie Wilkins.

The theme for Student Reach 2019 is ‘Jesus Can Break Every Chain.’ The community event will be held at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay, located at 114 W. Chickasaw, and is for students in sixth grade through Seniors.

Students may play volleyball, corn hole, and many other games. A message with music will be delivered, as well. Nachos with all the fixins will be served, and water and soft drinks will also be available.

Door prizes will be awarded. The popular community event is sponsored by the United Methodist Church, the First Christian Church, and the First Assembly of God Church, all of Lindsay.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Wilkins at the United Methodist Church, at 405-756-2382.

 

Singing set at God’s Big Country Church

God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard is set to hold their monthly old-fashioned Country Gospel singing on Sat., Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at God’s Big Country Church in Blanchard, according to Pastor Jerry Auld.

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

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

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

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

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

 

LHS Cheer Preview set for Thursday

The Lindsay Varsity Cheer Competitive Team invites everyone to a Cheer Preview on Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m., according to Lori Karpe, Lindsay High School Varsity Cheer Coach.

The Preview will be held in the Leopard Arena, located on W. Creek Street, at the Lindsay School campus in Lindsay. 

“The Cheer team is getting ready to head to Tulsa for Regionals on Sat., Sept. 21 at Tulsa Union High School, and we need your help with the Spirit Section of their routine,” explained Ms. Karpe. “Come out on Thursday and support your team as they make a bid for the State Championship!”

“We also invite everyone to follow your Cheer team to Tulsa Unnion High School on Saturday. Performance time is 1:18 p.m.,” Ms. Karpe went on to say.  

Those who have questions may contact the school at 405-756-3131.

“COME CHEER YOUR TEAM TO STATE!!!” Ms. Karpe urged.

 

Power For Life Team is coming to Lindsay

The Lindsay First Assembly of God Church will be hosting the Power For Life Team in ministry in their church Thurs., Sept. 19 through Sun., Sept. 22, according to Pastor Stan Ledford.

The Power For Life Team will be performing feats of strength and sharing Biblical principles with those in attendance. Performances will be held at the church, located at 1101 W. Cherokee in Lindsay.

The team will be speaking, bending steal bars, breaking bats, and rolling skillets in assemblies in Lindsay, Dibble, and Alex school districts.

Pastors Stan and Alice Ledford invite everyone to attend these FREE, one-of-a-kind church services. Service times are Thurs., Sept. 19 through Sat., Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. nightly, and Sun., Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-3088.  

 

Garvin County GOP Barbeque Bonanza set 

The Garvin County Republican Party (GOP) is set to hold a Barbeque Bonanza on Sat., Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m., according to Franci Fullerton.

The event will be held at Crossroads Church, located at 32145 East County Rd 1570 in Pauls Valley. 

Both local and national speakers will be at this event, talking about Medicaid expansion, in particular.

A silent auction will be held. The cost of the meal is by donation.

“Come meet our elected officials. We’d love to see you there!” Ms. Fullerton added.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Fullerton at 405-207-3565.

 

See You At The Pole set for Wed., Sept. 25

See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of thousands of Christian students at a flagpole in front of trheir local school for prayer, scripture-reading and worship, during the early morning before school starts, according to a news release.

The event is set for Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:30 a.m. at the Lindsay school. 

 

Shirley’s clothes closet to be open Saturday

The Erin Springs Church of God’s clothing closet, also called Shirley’s Closet, will be open this weekend, Sat., Sept. 21, according to Linda Brothers.

All the clothing is FREE. People from the surrounding area are welcome.

The closet will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 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.

Shirley’s Closet is open the third Saturday of every month. Donations of clothing are accepted and welcomed.

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

 

Free Will Baptist Church sets garage sale

The Free Will Baptist Church is set to hold a huge garage sale, open to the public, Tues., Oct. 1 through Sat., Oct. 5, according to Barbara Elam.

The sale will be held in the Dibble area, one mile north of Hwy. 39, on May Ave. Lindsay residents will travel on Hwy. 59B to Hwy. 39, then across the highway north one more mile (May Ave.).

The sale will be held daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with the end times varying each day.

All proceeds go to the church. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Elam at 405-756-7731 or Peggy Howeth at 405-938-7075.

 

Linda Davis and Lang Scott to be in Lindsay

The members of the First Christian Church of Lindsay happily announce that Lang and Linda (Davis) Scott will be singing and playing in honor of Jesus on Sun., Sept. 22.

The couple will be presenting their music at the church, located at the corner of S.W. 4th and Chickasaw Streets in Lindsay.

The performance begins at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Linda is the niece of Lillie Mae Davis of Lindsay. Linda and Lang have graciously offered to share their musical gifts with the church.

“We, as a church, feel so blessed to have them here!” one member exclaimed.

“Please come join us for worship on this special day!” Pastor Dennis Yates added.  

 

WANTED:  Pumpkin unloaders  

The pumpkins are coming!! The pumpkins are coming! . . . and word from Lacie Wilkins of the United Methodist Church of Lindsay is that helpers are needed to unload them.

Sat., Sept. 28, at 9:00 a.m., the pumpkins will be unloaded, and members of the church will begin setting up this year’s Pumpkin Patch. 

Pumpkins will go on sale early the next week. Funds raised all go to the church’s youth missions.

Those who would like to volunteer to unload pumpkins may contact Ms. Wilkins in the church office at 405-756-2382, or she can be reached by email at lwilkins.lumc@gmail.com.

 

Rock the Block Homecoming block party set

The PASS Coalition will host a Rock the Block Homecoming Fifth Quarter block party on Lindsay’s Main Street for sixth-grade to 12th-grade Lindsay students after the Homecoming football game on Fri., Sept. 27, according to Jessica Parker.

The party will follow the game and end at midnight. There will be FREE food, games, and hundreds of dollars in cash prizes and gift cards! 

This fun event is made possible by PASS and community partners, including Calvary Baptist, First Baptist, and Erin Springs Baptist churches of Lindsay.

Those interested in helping or donating prizes should contact Ms. Parker at 405-756-0312.

 

National Voter Registration Day is Tues., Sept. 24

National Voter Registration Day is Tues., Sept. 24,  and County Election Boards are encouraging citizens to celebrate democracy by registering to vote. County Election Board Secretaries said that voter registration events will be held around the country in a collective effort to encourage civic engagement. However, engagement is more than a one-day event.

“Registering is the first step in exercising your right to vote, but it’s up to each individual to make sure they are registered and to keep their registration up-to-date. National Voter Registration Day is a great reminder that in a representative democracy, we all have a responsibility to register and vote,” one Election Board Secretary said.

Anyone who needs to register or update their current registration is invited to stop by and visit the County Election Board during office hours on National Voter Registration Day. Staff will be on hand all day from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to assist with completing an application on Tues., Sept. 24th. It only takes a couple of minutes. Those who are already registered, but have specific questions about their registration or voting, are welcome to stop by or give the County Election Board a call.  

To register to vote in Oklahoma:

• You must be 18 years old on or before an election in which you are eligible to vote.

• You must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma.

• You must affirm that you have not been convicted of a felony or if you have been convicted, you have fully served your sentence of court-mandated calendar days, including any term of incarceration, parole or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court.

• You must affirm that you are not under judgment as an incapacitated person.

While Tues., Sept. 24 is National Voter Registration Day, every day is voter registration day in Oklahoma, and applications may be submitted at any time.

Those who are unable to make it to the County Election Board may download a Voter Registration Application from the State Election Board website at: elections.ok.gov. Post offices, libraries, and many tag agencies also have applications available.

Current voters are encouraged to verify or update their registration using the State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool and at elections.ok.gov.

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.

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.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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. 

 

Grady County Republicans set to meet

The Grady County Republican Party is set to hold their September meeting on Thurs., Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., according to a news release.

The meeting will be held in Classroom 4 at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC) Chickasha Campus, located at 1401 Michigan Ave. in Chickasha.

The program will include introduction and platforms from the candidates, updates on proposed projects, and legislative updates from Sen. Lonnie Paxton and Rep. Brad Boles.

Those who would like further information may contact the Grady County Republican Party by E-mail at
gradygop.1@gmail.com. The mailing address is P. O. Box 241, Chickasha, OK 73023. Their Facebook is Grady County Republican Party.