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Bake sale set to benefit mission trip

This summer a mission team of ten people will be sharing God’s love to Honduras, acording to an announcement.
Sara Beth Simonton and Charley Simonton are both members of the mission team.
The trip, set for May 27 – June 2, will include work with an orphanage and completing service projects.
A bake sale to raise funds for the trip is set for Fri., Feb 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the First National Bank, located at 101 S. Main in Lindsay.

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It’s Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day, February 2, is when we ask if we are in for six more weeks of winter . . . and only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure, according to news sources.
Each year on Groundhog Day, people flock to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to find out the forecast of the biggest celebrity in the area – a rodent.
The tradition began with the Pennsylvania Dutch, German-speaking settlers, who came to Pennsylvania in the 1700s and brought their seasonal superstitions with them.
They developed their own take on the legend Candlemas from the 18th and 19th centruries, that involved clergy blessing and distributing candles needed for winter.
They adopted the native Groundhog as their annual weather announcer. The Pennsylvania Dutch transformed the idea by selecting an animal to predict their needs for winter.
The first-ever Groundhog Day was created by a local newspaper editor, Clymer Freas, around 1886, who convinced a Groundhog hunter and local businessman, and all members of his Punxsutawney Groundhog club, on the idea of Groundhog Day.
They all made their way to Gobbler’s Knob, where the Groundhog would make the final decision on the weather.
Today, a group called the Inner Circle, who wear top hats, conduct the official ceremony on February 2 in a Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, where tens of thousands of people attend the day’s events every year.
Studies have proven no strong evidence between a Groundhog spotting its own shadow and the subsequent arrival of spring. According to German folklore, the badger known as Dachs is their forecasting animal. A separate version of traditions states that clear weather on the holy Christian day of Candlemas would often prohibit winter being prolonged.
Supposedly, there is only one Phil and any other groundhogs who try to do what he does, are imposters. He is said to speak to the club president on the day, in front of the crowds – in Groundhogese – which is understood and then translated.
So on this Groundhog Day, Two-Two-Twenty Three, if Phil sees his shadow, the winter chill will continue. Oddly, if the weather is cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, we can expect warmer temperatures and an early spring. Groundhog Day is a tradition to be cherished.
And yes, Groundhog Day is also a movie starring Bill Murray.
Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!

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Quilt raffle set to help Pam Gregory

Pam Gregory is in need of a liver transplant. She must have money for the medication she will need following surgery or she will be denied the liver and placed back on the bottom of the list.
A quilt raffle is being held to benefit Ms. Gregory, according to Bev Barker.
The beautiful quilt was handmade by June Wilson.
n account is set up at First National Bank for anyone wishing to make a donation,
Those needing more information or who may have questions are asked to call Amy Rouse, 405-756-0318, Shannon Farr, 405-428-2361, or Glenna Walker 405-756-6330

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Pancake benefit set for Pam Gregory

An “all you can eat” pancake breakfast will be held this Sat., Jan. 28th from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at the Masonic Lodge, located at 421 S Main in Lindsay, according to Bev Barker.
ALL proceeds will go towards helping Pam Gregory with the purchase of her post-transplant medications she must have.
Ms. Gregory was recently placed on the liver transplant list and if a match comes in for her, she will need this medication immediately following her surgery.
If she does not have the money for her medication, she will be denied the liver and placed back on the bottom of the list.
She needs the liver now.
“Once you get to the south end of Main Street, you will smell delicious buttery pancakes with lots of syrup, along with bacon or sausage, and milk or juice to quench your thirst. You will not want to miss this!,” Ms. Barker explained.
A beautiful quilt, handmade by June Wilson has also been donated for raffle and will be shown at the breakfast.
An account is set up at First National Bank for anyone wishing to make a donation,
Those needing more information or who may have questions are asked to call Amy Rouse, 405-756-0318, Shannon Farr, 405-428-2361, or Glenna Walker 405-756-6330.

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Food bank distribution this Saturday

The Lindsay Community Food Bank will distribute food Sat., Jan. 28 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., according to Program Coordinator, Lisa Jackson.
Food will be distributed at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 410 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.
Those who haven’t signed up for the Food Bank are asked to come by the church between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and fill out an application.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help pack boxes or make a monetary donation should call the church at 405-756-2781.