News Notes

News Notes

Wild About You! –

Daddy~Daughter Dance is Saturday

It’s time to get WILD . . . ABOUT YOU! Beta Sigma Phi’s fourth annual Daddy~Daughter Dance, ‘Wild About You”, is set for this weekend, Sat., Feb. 29, according to Gena Fletcher.

The dance will be held in the Lindsay School Cafeteria, and lasts from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Cafeteria is located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

All Pre-K thru 12th grade girls are welcome to attend with their Dad or Father figure, and dance the night away! This is a chance for the girls to get all dolled up, and their dads or father figures should dress to impress her. 

“This is a night of dancing, having fun, and making memories. We hope you’ll plan to attend this event with your daughter,” Ms. Fletcher added.

Refreshments will be served.  

Reservations aren’t required, but are appreciated. There is an entry fee for each Daddy/Daughter couple, plus a fee for each additional daughter.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

Railroad crossing in Pauls Valley to close

The Garvin County Commissioners’ office in Pauls Valley has sent notification that the railroad crossing at Grant and Santa Fe in Pauls Valley, next to the Train Depot will be closed through the end of the week of February 28.

Info offered for Tuesday’s election

Voters will go to the polls Tues., Mar. 3 for the 2020 Presidential Preferential Primary (PPP), according to County Election Board Secretaries. 

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

– Early voting will be available at the County Election Board office from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 27 and Fri., Feb. 28. Sat., Feb. 29, early voting will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tues., Mar. 3. Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

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

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

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

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

– Those who became physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tues., Feb. 25 still can request an emergency absentee ballot. Those who might qualify for an emergency absentee ballot should contact the County Election Board office at             405-527-3121 as soon as possible for more information.

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

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

Questions may be directed to the 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.

Revival continues at Lindsay First Baptist

Revival continues tonight, Wed., Feb. 26, at the First Baptist Church of Lindsay, according to Cindy Flood.

Dr. Hance Dilbeck is the speaker. The music is a mix of traditional and contemporary.

Lunch and a short devotional will be provided at 12:00 noon. Revival service begins at 7:00 p.m. 

The Revival will be held at the church, located at 401 S.W. 3rd in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2266. 

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 Brenda Morrow.

The clothes closet will be open Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Morrow at 405-756-0908.

“Spread the Love” food drive continues

The Delta Community Action Foundation, Inc. is calling on the public to help “Spread the Love” during the month of Febrtuary, according to Becky Deaton.

“Delta is having a peanut butter and jelly food drive to help local citizens in need of food,” explained Ms. Deaton.Donations can be dropped off at the following Delta Community Action locations:

Lindsay:  308 S.W. 2nd

Purcell:  122 W. Main

Pauls Valley:  225 W. McClure

The foundation is under the direction of Karen Nichols, Executive Director. Those who would like more information may contact Ms. Deaton at 405-527-6537.

Shirley’s clothes closet temporarily closed

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

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

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

Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy applications available

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is currently seeking applicants for the Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy (CLA) program. 

“The CLA program develops OCA members, between the ages of 25 and 40, through industry exposure, education and association communication,” said Mike Weeks, OCA President. 

CLA consists of a series of four seminars totaling 10 days over the course of one year. The seminars are designed to expose participants to leaders from all segments of the industry and opportunities to further explore our business, gain essential information, cultivate leadership skills and network with fellow OCA members.

“This program helps identify and develop young cattlemen willing to take a leadership role and carry out the OCA’s vision – Leadership that serves, strengthens and advocates for the Oklahoma cattle industry,” Weeks said. 

20 Applicants will be chosen to be part of CLA, class 28. OCA membership is required at the time of application. Additional applicant requirements, session dates and the electronic application can be found at http://www.okcattlemen.org. The application deadline is Fri., May 1.

“The popularity of the program increases each year,” said Weeks. “Our CLA program is highly respected across the nation. Several states are modeling their young leader programs after OCA’s CLA. If you want to be more involved in the OCA, stay up on current industry issues and take a leadership role in charting the course for a successful Oklahoma beef industry in the years ahead; I encourage you to apply today.”

The CLA program is completely funded by several generous sponsors including: ADM Nutrition, Merck Animal Health, Oklahoma Ag Credit, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Multimin USA, Livestock Nutrition Center, The Noble Institute, Farm Data Services, Reproduction Enterprises Inc., Langston’s Western Wear, KIS Futures, Frontier Trading, Stuart Farm and Ranch, National Livestock and BancCentral NA.

The OCA is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry. OCA is the only voice that speaks solely for the cattlemen of Oklahoma and represents beef producers in all 77 counties across the state. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. Those who would like more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities may call 405-235-4391 or visit http://www.okcattlemen.org. 

Indian taco dinner set Sunday in Lindsay

The Lindsay Rainbow Assembly will be holding an Indian taco dinner on Sun., Mar. 1, from noon until 1:30 p.m., according to Theresa Bevers.

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

The meal will include an Indian taco, dessert, and drink.

This is a fundraiser dinner, sponsored by the members of the Lindsay Masonic Lodge. Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Bevers at 405-756-3617.

American Legion meets first Tuesday monthly

The American Legion, Ball-Smith Post 23, in Lindsay, meets the first Tuesday of every month, according to Bill Walker.

The meeting starts with a 6:00 p.m. potluck dinner, followed by the 7:00 p.m. meeting. 

The meeting is held at the Senior Nutrition Center, located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Mr. Walker at 405-756-0394.

Bluegrass Gospel concert/jam set Sat., Feb. 29

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society (GOBMS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, presents its Fifth Saturday Bluegrass Gospel Concert and Jam Sat., Feb. 29, at 6:30 p.m., according to Ronna Monse.

This event will be held at the Oklahoma Country-Western Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 3925 S.E. 29th in Del City.

  Jamming rooms are available for musicians who wish to jam. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Jamming is from 5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. 

Featured bands are Red River Reunion from Mesquite, Texas, Vintage Voices from the Oklahoma City area, and Garland Blocker & Blue Tradition from Seminole.  

There is a general admissions fee for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted for FREE, but must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Seating is provided and concessions are available. No outside food or drinks are allowed. 

Church/Senior/other groups of 10 or more receive a reduced rate. Bus drivers are admitted without charge.

The Museum & Hall of Fame is an air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, smoke-free facilty, and no drugs, alcohol or tobacco products of any kind are permitted. 

The next Fifth Saturday Bluegrass Gospel Concert is set for Sat., May 30. Those who would like further information regarding performances may contact the Bluegrass Music Society at 405-317-2618 or 405-226-9191.

Taco baked potato dinner set in Maysville

A taco baked potato dinner is set for Sun., Mar. 8 at the Assembly of God Life Center in Maysville, according to Ms. Linda.

The dinner will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a fundraiser, by donation only. All proceeds go to help the kids of the church have a great Vacation Bible School.

The dinner will be held at the church, located at 23720 Hwy. 19 in Maysville. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Linda at 405-207-8655. 

OKDHS launches self-service website

Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) has announced a new website for child support customers. At http://www.okbenefits.org, Oklahomans can apply for child support and view extensive information about their cases.

The site is the first piece of a multi-year plan to replace outdated OKDHS case management systems. The plan is called the OK Benefits Program.

“Digital transformation is essential to Oklahoma becoming a top 10 state,” said Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration David Ostrowe. “The OK Benefits Program is looking to modernize anything that touches citizens. We’re looking at how we provide information to families so that they can achieve or maintain self-sufficiency, and we’re putting it all in one place at http://www.okbenefits.org.”

At launch, visitors to http://www.okbenefits.org can:

• Complete and submit child support applications online and upload supporting documents

• View:

• Status of a pending child support application

• Child support hearing and appointment dates, times,    and locations

• Child support payments by case

• Child support due across cases for noncustodial    parents

• The status for each child support case

• Child support payment options

• Office address and hours for each Child Support    case

Later this year, http://www.okbenefits.org will add more services from Adult and Family Services, Child Support Services, and Child Welfare Services, the agency’s three largest divisions. As a thoroughly modern site, it supports current browser technologies including Chrome and Safari, but it does not support less secure legacy browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Child Support Services collects nearly $1 million dollars a day for almost 200,000 Oklahoma families. Before now, most interactions with the program had to be in person, on the phone, or by mail. Child Support Services recovers state funding spent on public assistance and prevents the need for assistance for many families.

“The OK Benefits Program reflects our ongoing commitment to improving safety, health, independence and productivity in Oklahoma. It showcases our True North customer focus by modernizing processes and improving service” said Justin Brown, director of OKDHS. “This website will quickly become the public’s doorway into many of the services we provide that improve outcomes for children and families.”

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! It’s cookie time!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time in Oklahoma! Yep. Lindsay Girl Scout Troop leader, Victoria Gregg, announced that the girls are selling cookies both door-to-door and in booth sales. 

Popular cookie flavors available are Lemon-Ups, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Girl Scout S’mores, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos,  and Thin Mints. 

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Gregg at 580-747-7117.

Garvin Co. Retired Educators meet today

Sabra Tucker will be the featured speaker at the Garvin County Retired Educators Association meeting this morning, Wed., Feb. 26, according to Terry Ann Pitmon.

The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting room, at 112 E. Paul Avenue in Pauls Valley.  

Ms. Tucker is Executive Director of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.  

“Mark your calendar, and make plans to join us,” Ms. Pitmon added.  

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

Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma to be in concert

The First Baptist Church of Elmore City is set to host the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma on Thurs., Mar. 5 at 7:00 p.m., according to a news release.

Everyone is invited to attend for a great evening of worship! 

The church is located one block west and one block south of the four-way stop in downtown Elmore City. Those who would like further information may call the church at 580-788-4110.

 

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Friday in Lindsay –

Area church hosts pulled pork lunch

Lindsay’s Living Sactuary Church will be hosting their monthly pulled pork sandwich lunch on Fri., Feb. 21, according to Cindy Grumbles. 

Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church, located at 111 E. Creek in Lindsay.

“We’ll be serving our delicious pulled pork sandwiches,” Ms. Grumbles explained. “The meal includes a sandwich, potato salad, pickles and onions, dessert and drink.”

“We have a new dessert, along with our usual homemade desserts,” Ms. Grumbles went on to say. “And we also offer dine-in and take-out.”

Those who have questions, or who would like to call in their order, may contact Ms. Grumbles at 405-756-6818.

Deadline to change party affiliation is Tues., Mar. 31

Oklahomans who want to change their party affiliation before the Primary or Runoff Primary Elections later this year must do so no later than Tues., Mar. 31, according to County Election Board Secretaries.

Changes of political affiliation are prohibited by law during the period beginning April 1 and continuing through August 31 in even-numbered years, Haley said.

Each political party can nominate one candidate per office for the November General Election. If two or more candidates from the same party file for one office, the party nominee is selected at either the Primary or Runoff Primary Election.

Only voters registered in a political party can vote to select that party’s nominees unless the party gives Independent voters permission to vote in its primaries. The Democratic and Libertarian Parties have given Independent voters permission to vote in their primaries and runoff primaries in 2020 and 2021. Oklahoma has three recognized political parties in 2020: Democratic, Republican and Libertarian.

All registered voters, regardless of political affiliation, can vote for any candidate at the November General Election and for state or local questions at any election.

Applications to register to vote or to change political affiliation are available at the County Election Board offices, post offices, public libraries, tag agencies, state offices providing public assistance, and at most political party and candidate campaign offices.

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.

Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy applications available

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) is currently seeking applicants for the Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy (CLA) program. 

“The CLA program develops OCA members, between the ages of 25 and 40, through industry exposure, education and association communication,” said Mike Weeks, OCA President. 

CLA consists of a series of four seminars totaling 10 days over the course of one year. The seminars are designed to expose participants to leaders from all segments of the industry and opportunities to further explore our business, gain essential information, cultivate leadership skills and network with fellow OCA members.

“This program helps identify and develop young cattlemen willing to take a leadership role and carry out the OCA’s vision – Leadership that serves, strengthens and advocates for the Oklahoma cattle industry,” Weeks said. 

20 Applicants will be chosen to be part of CLA, class 28. OCA membership is required at the time of application. Additional applicant requirements, session dates and the electronic application can be found at http://www.okcattlemen.org. The application deadline is Fri., May 1.

“The popularity of the program increases each year,” said Weeks. “Our CLA program is highly respected across the nation. Several states are modeling their young leader programs after OCA’s CLA. If you want to be more involved in the OCA, stay up on current industry issues and take a leadership role in charting the course for a successful Oklahoma beef industry in the years ahead; I encourage you to apply today.”

The CLA program is completely funded by several generous sponsors including: ADM Nutrition, Merck Animal Health, Oklahoma Ag Credit, Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Multimin USA, Livestock Nutrition Center, The Noble Institute, Farm Data Services, Reproduction Enterprises Inc., Langston’s Western Wear, KIS Futures, Frontier Trading, Stuart Farm and Ranch, National Livestock and BancCentral NA.

The OCA is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry. OCA is the only voice that speaks solely for the cattlemen of Oklahoma and represents beef producers in all 77 counties across the state. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. Those who would like more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities may call 405-235-4391 or visit http://www.okcattlemen.org. 

Applications due for Outstanding award in Agriculture

Agriculture Day at the Capitol is notorious for honoring the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. This award, created in 1998, recognizes those who have helped lead the industry while demonstrating exemplary personal values and pursuing agricultural achievements in Oklahoma. Upon receiving this award, the individual is inducted into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame.  

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is now accepting nominations through Fri., Mar. 6 at 5:00 p.m. The award winner will be announced at a recognition ceremony on Tues., Apr. 14 at the State Capitol as part of the annual Oklahoma Ag Day celebration. 

The Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award is the highest award given by the Governor to honor distinguished Oklahoma agriculture producers. This prestigious award honors leaders in the agriculture industry who exemplify personal values, performance and achievement. Nominees should have high standards of conduct, leadership, innovation, and accomplishments in agriculture and should be a role model for young Oklahoma agriculturists.    

The deadline for all nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 6. Applications can be submitted electronically via email to Morgan Vance at morgan.vance@ag.ok.gov or can be dropped off in person at the ODAFF building.  

Nomination forms, an overview of the award and biographies of previous recipients of the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture can be found at http://www.ag.ok.gov/odaff-halloffame.htm/. Any questions regarding the nomination procedure or completion of the official nomination form can be directed to Morgan Vance at 405.522.5479. 

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 Brenda Morrow.

The clothes closet will be open Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2653, or Ms. Morrow at 405-756-0908.

Health screenings set for Fri., Mar. 27

Residents living in and around the Lindsay area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Lindsay United Methodist Church will host this community event on Fri., Mar. 27. The church is located at 114 W. Chickasaw St. in Lindsay.

Screenings can check for:

• The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

• HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels

• Diabetes risk

• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis

• Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.  

Consultants will work with customers to create a package that is right for them based on age and risk factors. The Wellness Gold Membership Program allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay a fee per month.  Those who would like more information may call 1-877-237-1287 or visit the website at http://www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Revival set at First Baptist Church in Lindsay

The First Baptist Church of Lindsay is set to hold a revival Sun., Feb. 23 through Wed., Feb. 26, according to Cindy Flood.

Dr. Hance Dilbeck is the speaker. The music will be a mix of traditional and contemporary.

On Sun., Feb. 23, Revival services will be held at 9:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided after the morning service.

Mon., Feb. 24 through Wed., Feb. 26, Revival services will begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Each of those days, lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon. A short devotion will be held at the same time. 

The Revival will be held at the church, located at 401 S.W. 3rd in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact the church at 405-756-2266. 

Garvin Co. Retired Educators meet February 26

Sabra Tucker will be the featured speaker at the Garvin County Retired Educators Association meeting on Wed., Feb. 26, according to Terry Ann Pitmon.

The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting room, at 112 E. Paul Avenue in Pauls Valley.  

Ms. Tucker is Executive Director of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.  

“Mark your calendar, and make plans to join us,” Ms. Pitmon added.  

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

Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma to be in concert

The First Baptist Church of Elmore City are set to host the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma on Thurs., Mar. 5 at 7:00 p.m., according to a news release.

Everyone is invited to attend for a great evening of worship! 

The church is located one block west and one block south of the four-way stop in downtown Elmore City. Those who would like further information may call the church at 580-788-4110.

“Spread the Love” food drive continues

The Delta Community Action Foundation, Inc. is calling on the public to help “Spread the Love” during the month of Febrtuary, according to Becky Deaton.

“Delta is having a peanut butter and jelly food drive to help local citizens in need of food,” explained Ms. Deaton.Donations can be dropped off at the following Delta Community Action locations:

Lindsay:  308 S.W. 2nd

Purcell:  122 W. Main

Pauls Valley:  225 W. McClure

The foundation is under the direction of Karen Nichols, Executive Director. Those who would like more information may contact Ms. Deaton at 405-527-6537.

‘Wild About You’ Daddy~Daughter dance set

It’s about that time! Beta Sigma Phi’s fourth annual Daddy~Daughter Dance, ‘Wild About You”, is set for Sat., Feb. 29, according to Gena Fletcher.

The dance begins at 6:00 p.m., and ends at 8:00 p.m. It will be held in the Lindsay School Cafeteria, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

This is a chance for the girls to get all dolled up, and their dads or father figures should dress to impress her. 

All Pre-K thru 12th grade girls are welcome to attend with their Dad or Father figure, and dance the night away! Refreshments will be served. 

“This is a night of dancing, having fun, and making memories. We hope you’ll plan to attend this event with your daughter,” Ms. Fletcher added.  

Reservations aren’t required, but are appreciated. There is an entry fee for each daddy/daughter couple, plus a fee for each additional daughter.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

10 candidates file for Lindsay City Council

Ten candidates have filed for three open positions on the Lindsay City Council, according to the Garvin County Election Board Secretary, Doylene Cunningham. 

The candidates are, in no particular order, Devin Herrod, Randy Hugo, Greg Henderson, Brad Smith, Lynn Scruggs, Kassi Turner, Eric Dodson, Robin Staggs, Shelly Stevens, and Debbie Whitehead.

The election is Tues., Apr. 7.

The Lindsay City Council positions are non-paid posistions, and are elected on an At-Large basis.

Those who have questions may contact the Garvin County Election Board at 405-238-3303.

Grady Co. Republican convention is Thursday

The Grady County Republican Party (GOP) is set to hold quadrennial precinct meetings and the county convention on Thurs., Feb. 20, according to a news release.

Credentialing begins at 6:00 p.m., and all county precinct meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. The county convention begins at 7:00 p.m.

The meetings will be held in Seminar Center/Room B at the Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC), Chickasha Campus, located at 1401 Michagan Ave. in Chickasha.

Attendees must present a voter ID card for credentialing. Convention delegates will be determined in the Grady County precinct meetings, as well as nomination of convention committee members.

District Convention Delegates and State Convention Delegates for 2020 will be elected during the Grady County GOP Convention. The group will also consider adoption of County Platform for presentation to State Platform committee, and elect a Grady County GOP Secretary.

Deadline to request Absentee Ballots nears

A little more than one week remains for registered voters to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Tues., Mar. 3, 2020 Presidential Preferential Primary (PPP), 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., Feb. 26 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. 

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.

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

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! It’s cookie time!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time in Oklahoma! Yep. Lindsay Girl Scout Troop leader, Victoria Gregg, announced that the girls are selling cookies both door-to-door and in booth sales. 

Popular cookie flavors available are Lemon-Ups, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Girl Scout S’mores, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos,  and Thin Mints. 

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Gregg at 580-747-7117.

Medicare 101 educational events set 

A Medicare educational event is coming to several towns in the Shopper’s distribution area, according to an ad in this edition of the Shopper News Note.

The event is hosted by Oklahoma Healthcare Exchange and South Central Medical and Resource Center, and will help people have a clear understanding of Medicare and all the benefits available.

Topics that will be covered are • Understanding Medicare’s complexities • What ‘Extra Help’ is and how to apply for it • What to expect when you turn 65 • Other types of resources that are available. 

Several locations and times are available:

• Tues., Apr. 14, 10:00 a.m. until noon – Donald W. Reynolds Recreation Center, 1005 N. Willow, Pauls Valley

• Thurs., Apr. 16, 10:00 a.m. until noon – Best Western Inn, 14114 Hwy. 19, Lindsay

• Thurs., Apr. 23, 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. – Maysville Senior Center, 401 Elm, Maysville

• Fri., Apr. 24, 10:00 a.m. until noon – Chickasha Public Library, 117 N. 4th St., Chickasha.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Fri., Apr. 10 at (toll free) 855-786-8343. 

Those who have questions may contact representatives at 405-756-2198 or 405-756-1414.  

News Notes

News Notes

Valentine’s Night –

Mystery Dinner/Silent Auction set in Lindsay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downtown Kaleb Brown is the host for the special event.

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

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

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

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

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

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

REC tree giveaway set for Sat., Feb. 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daddy~Daughter dance is Sat., Feb. 29

It’s about that time! Beta Sigma Phi’s fourth annual Daddy~Daughter Dance, ‘Wild About You”, is set for Sat., Feb. 29, according to Gena Fletcher.

The dance begins at 6:00 p.m., and ends at 8:00 p.m. It will be held in the Lindsay School Cafeteria, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

This is a chance for the girls to get all dolled up, and their dads or father figures should dress to impress her. 

All Pre-K thru 12th grade girls are welcome to attend with their Dad or Father figure, and dance the night away! Refreshments will be served. 

“This is a night of dancing, having fun, and making memories. We hope you’ll plan to attend this event with your daughter,” Ms. Fletcher added.  

Reservations aren’t required, but are appreciated. There is an entry fee for each daddy/daughter couple, plus a fee for each additional daughter.

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Fletcher at 405-756-7614.

SNN/SOS to remain open for Presidents’ Day

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

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

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

“Spread the Love” food drive continues

The Delta Community Action Foundation, Inc. is calling on the public to help “Spread the Love” during the month of Febrtuary, according to Becky Deaton.

“Delta is having a peanut butter and jelly food drive to help local citizens in need of food,” explained Ms. Deaton.Donations can be dropped off at the following Delta Community Action locations:

Lindsay:  308 S.W. 2nd

Purcell:  122 W. Main

Pauls Valley:  225 W. McClure

The foundation is under the direction of Karen Nichols, Executive Director. Those who would like more information may contact Ms. Deaton at 405-527-6537.

Shirley’s clothes closet temporarily closed

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

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

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

Pulled pork lunch set at area church

Pulled pork sandwiches are on the menu for lunch on Fri., Feb. 21 at Lindsay’s Living Sanctuary Church, according to Cindy Grumbles.

Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church, located at 111 E. Creek in Lindsay.

“We’ll be serving our delicious pulled pork sandwiches,” Ms. Grumbles explained. “The meal includes a sandwich, potato salad, pickles and onions, dessert and drink.”

“We have a new dessert, along with our usual homemade desserts,” Ms. Grumbles went on to say. “And we also offer dine-in and take-out.”

Those who have questions, or who would like to call in their order, may contact Ms. Grumbles at 405-756-6818.

Garvin County Retired Educators set to meet

The Garvin County Retired Educators Association will meet on Wed., Feb. 26 at 10:00 a.m., according to Terry Ann Pitmon.

The meeting will be held at the Pauls Valley Chamber

of Commerce meeting room, located at 112 E. Paul Avenue in Pauls Valley.  

The scheduled speaker is Sabra Tucker, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.  

“Mark your calendar, and make plans to join us,” Ms. Pitmon added.  

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

Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma to be in Elmore City

The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at the First Baptist Church of Elmore City on Thurs., Mar. 5 at 7:00 p.m., according to a news release.

Everyone is invited to attend for a great evening of worship! 

The church is located one block west and one block south of the four-way stop in downtown Elmore City. Those who would like further information may call the church at 580-788-4110.

10 candidates file for Lindsay City Council

Ten candidates have filed for three open positions on the Lindsay City Council, according to the Garvin County Election Board Secretary, Doylene Cunningham. 

The candidates are, in no particular order, Devin Herrod, Randy Hugo, Greg Henderson, Brad Smith, Lynn Scruggs, Kassi Turner, Eric Dodson, Robin Staggs, Shelly Stevens, and Debbie Whitehead.

The election is Tues., Apr. 7.

The Lindsay City Council positions are non-paid posistions, and are elected on an At-Large basis.

Those who have questions may contact the Garvin County Election Board at 405-238-3303.

Candidates for unpaid offices may announce for FREE

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

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

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

Lindsay Tag Agency to be closed for Presidents’ Day

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

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

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

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

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

Popular cookie flavors available are Lemon-Ups, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Girl Scout S’mores, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos,  and Thin Mints. 

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Gregg at 580-747-7117.

Jr. Class Parents host Parents’ Night Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Notes

News Notes

Thursday in Lindsay–

Charles K. Heatly
Classic begins

Lindsay’s Charles K. Heatly Classic starts Thurs., Jan. 9 and runs through Sat., Jan. 11, according to school officials.

The tournament, named for Lindsay’s long-time, much-loved basketball coach, the late Charles K. Heatly, will be held in the Leopard Arena and the Heatly Arena at the school, located at the corner of S.W. 8th and Creek Streets in Lindsay.

The popular co-ed tournament will showcase schools from all over the state, including Comanche, Davis, Pauls Valley, Sulphur, Wynnewood, Community Christian School (CCS), Lexington and Lindsay. 

The girls’ games on Thursday are at 10:00 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. The Lindsay Leopardettes play at 6:00 p.m. against the Lexington Lady Bulldogs. 

The boys’ games on Thursday are at 11:20 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 7:20 p.m. The Lindsay Leopards play at 7:20 p.m. against the Comanche Indians.

On Friday, the girls’ games are at 10:00 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. The boys’ games are at 11:20 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 7:20 p.m.

On Saturday, there are two girls’ games at 10:00 a.m., one in the Leopard Arena, and one in the Heatly Arena. The third game is at 12:40 p.m., and the Championship Game is set for 3:20 p.m., both in the Leopard Arena.

For the boys on Saturday, there will be two games at 11:20 a.m., one in the Leopard Arena, and one in the Heatly Arena. The third game is at 2:00 p.m., and the Championship Game will be held at 4:40 p.m., both in the Leopard Arena.

Those who would like further information may contact the Lindsay School at 405-756-3131.

Murray-Lindsay Mansion repairs scheduled

The Murray-Lindsay Mansion has been needing repairs on the porches and balconies, and the project is now under way, according to Thelma Love.  

An account has been set up at the American Exchange Bank for individuals or businesses to contribute to this special account.  

Checks may be sent to the American Exchange Bank in Lindsay, Oklahoma for the Lindsay Community Historical Society Account or contributions may be mailed to the Lindsay Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 282, Lindsay, Oklahoma 73052.

This historic museum building was used as a home from 1882 until the 1960s, and  is very important to the Lindsay Community and the surrounding areas of Garvin County. These contributions will continue to make more people aware of the unique history of the area.

Those who would like furtner information may contact Ms. Love at 405-919-6146. 

Tag Agency to be closed Mon., Jan. 20

The Tag Agency of Lindsay will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Mon., Jan. 20, according to Holly Belknap.

Those needing further information should contact the Tag Agency at 405-756-3169.

Music Jamboree set for Sat., Jan. 12

Everyone is invited to enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree in Chickasha on Sat., Jan. 11, according to Jallane Link.  

There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country Music at the Quality Inn, located at 2101 S. 4th St. in Chickasha.

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

“Please bring a finger food and enjoy music and singing. Door prizes will be given during the day. All ages are welcome, and the admission is by donations to pay for the coffee, donuts, sandwiches, and the rent,” Ms. Link went on to say.

The future dates for the Music Jamboree are Sat., Feb. 8, Sat., Mar. 14, Sat., Apr. 11,  and Sat., May 9.  

Those who would like to schedule to play, or who would like further information, may contact Ms. Link at 405-224-6790 or Chet Link at 405-222-6926. 

Lindsay Tag Agency moves to new location 

The Tag Agency of Lindsay is set to move to a new location next week, and will be open for business at 317 S. Main in Lindsay (across the street from the present location) on Thurs., Jan. 16, according to Holly Belknap, Tag Agent.

The Tag Agency will be closed Tues., Jan. 14 and Wed., Jan. 15 for the move.

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

City Council Members election set in April

Candidates for Lindsay’s City Council may begin filing Declarations of Candidacy for Municipal Elections (City Council) from 8:00 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 3 through 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 5, according to Election Board Secretaries.

Three City Council Members shall be elected at-large for a two-year term. 

Each candidate for City office shall be a qualified elector of that City, and each candidate for office of council member shall be an actual resident of said City for a period of no less than six months. 

Any qualified elector must sign a sworn statement of candidacy with the City Clerk during the filing period.

The City of Lindsay certifies to the County Election Board that no persons reside within that portion of Precinct 5 in McClain County located within the city limits of the City of Lindsay and that Precinct No. 5 should not be opened for the election.

The election, if needed, will be held Tues., Apr. 7.

Those needing futher information may contact the City of Lindsay office at 405-756-2019. 

SNN and SOS move to new location

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply are set to move to a new location next week, according to William Belknap, General Manager.

“We’ll be open for business at 317 S. Main in Lindsay (across the street from our present location) on Thurs., Jan. 16,” Mr. Belknap added. 

The Shopper and Smith Office Supply will be closed Tues., Jan. 14 and Wed., Jan. 15 for the move, but folks should expect their Shoppers in the mail on Wed., Jan. 15, like normal.

“Our only change is the location. We’ll still offer the same services of advertising, signs, job printing, etc., and we’ll still have the same mailing address and phone number that we’ve had during our 38 years of business,” Mr. Belknap continued. 

The Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply mailing address is P. O. Box 8, Lindsay, OK  73052.

Those who have questions may contact Mr. Belknap at the Shopper News Note and Smith Office Supply, at 405-756-3169.

Preventing outdoor falls in the winter

Slips and falls can happen so fast, especially outside in snowy or icy conditions. Of course, there are no guarantees against the occasional accident, but taking a few simple precautions could cut the chances of taking a tumble while outdoors this winter. 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re outside for fun or you need to clear the sidewalk of snow, it’s important to be prepared for the elements,” said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist. 

Keeping sidewalks, driveways, walkways and steps in good repair throughout the year is one of the easiest ways to protect against falls outside. In the winter, it makes the process of clearing snow and ice easier and safer.

When the time comes to shovel snow and ice, try not to wait until it piles up. Clear your stairs, driveway and sidewalks as needed to reduce the risk of falling. 

When you’re shoveling, push loads when you can. If you must lift some piles, keep them light. Work at a steady, even pace and avoid over exerting yourself.

While walking through snowy or icy areas, take shorter steps and move at a slower pace to give yourself time to react if you lose your balance. 

Proper footwear also can help prevent falls. Specifically, waterproof boots and shoes with deep treads can provide excellent traction. For an added layer of protection, sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches. 

Other general tips for staying safe while outdoors in the winter include dressing in lightweight, loose-fitting layers of clothing – rather than a single heavy layer – along with hats, scarves and mittens. 

Be aware of the weather, too, including the wind chill, before heading outside. If you’re planning to enjoy some winter outdoor activities, use the buddy system and take a friend with you. Whether you’re working or outside having fun, make sure you have a cell phone.

Benefit lunch set for Kyle Scruggs

A benefit lunch is set for Fri., Jan. 24, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., for Kyle Scruggs. Mr. Scruggs has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, according to Dawn Gilreath.

Stew and cornbread, chili and crackers, desserts and drinks will be available for a donation. All proceeds will go to help Mr. Scruggs’ family during his battle with cancer.

The luncheon will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Center, located on Hwy. 76N in Lindsay.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Gilreath at 405-756-7426.

Bluegrass Music concert set for Saturday

The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society of Del City, with the assistance of the Oklahoma Country-Western Museum and Hall of Fame, presents its monthly concert and jam this weekend, Sat., Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The concert and jam are held at the Patriot Event Center, located at 3925 S.E. 29th St. in Del City, east of I-35 and south of I-40 on S.E. 29th St., between Bryant and Sunnylane (just west of Wall’s).

There will be three bands, and jamming rooms are available for musicians and singers, professional and amateur alike. Pre-show begins at 6:15 p.m., with Mackynsie and Austin McKedy and Mary Mayhew. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m., featuring Good Friends Bluegrass of Jones, H & W Bluegrass Express of Oklahoma City, and Cliff Top of Coyle.   

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

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

Christian Women’s Conference is set

Lindsay’s 19th annual Christian Women’s Conference is set for Sat., Feb. 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., according to Connie Smith.

The conference will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Building, located at 801 N. Industrial Heights in Lindsay.

The guest speaker this year is Debbie Balentine. Ms. Balentine lives on a ranch near Purcell, and teaches a Pre-K Sunday School calss. She also works with teenage girls, teaching them they are Daughters of the King, and helping them have a closer walk with The Lord.

Worship will be led by Libby Gandy. Ms. Gandy grew up in Maysville, has served in full-time ministry for 17 years, and loves all things choir. She lives in Ada and is a member of the Singing Churchwomen. 

Coffee and donuts will be served at 9:00 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m.

A baked potato bar will be provided. Local attendees are asked to bring a dessert or salad. Door prizes will be given throughout the day.

Those needing further information may contact Ms. Smith at 405-756-5096.

Lindsay Community blood drive set January 23

The Lindsay Community blood drive is set for Thurs., Jan. 23, according to blood drive coordinator, Lacy Curry. 

The blood drive, put on by the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Lindsay. The church is located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.

The Lindsay Community blood drives are held the fourth Thursday of every other month in odd-numbered months, and are sponsored by the South Central Medical and Resource Center (SCMRC).

Photo ID is required when giving blood. Those needing further information, or who would like to set up a time-saving appointment, are asked to contact Ms. Curry at SCMRC, at 405-756-4605.

Dept. of Veteran Affairs rep to be in Lindsay

The Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs will have a representative at the Lindsay Community Library the second Tuesday of every month, according to Brenda Norrell.

The representative will be at the Library from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and will help Veterans with claims, benefits, and any questions they may have.

The Lindsay Community Library is located at 112 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. 

Those who have questions may contact Ms. Norrell at 405-756-3449.

News Notes

News Notes

Thursday in Lindsay –

Leopards & Laughs Family Fun Night set

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

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

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

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

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

Ann’s Grill hosts FREE Christmas dinner

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

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

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

Donations are welcome, but not necessary.

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

Tag Agency to be closed for Christmas

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

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

Some trash service to be a day behind

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

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

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

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

Santa to visit First National Bank  

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

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

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

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

Watch Night service set at God’s Big Country Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mansion is decorated for Christmas!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Living Word Clothes Closet set to be open

The Living Word Cowboy Church Clothes Closet is open the first and third Saturday of each month, according to Pastor Pearline Perkey.

The clothes closet is open from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., and is located behind the Living Word Cowboy Church, at 2605 Hwy. 19 in Bradley. 

There is no charge for clothes, and there are different items every time.

Those who would like further information may contact Beth at 405-339-5738. 

“Bag Your Blessings” FREE clothing give-away set

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

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

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

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

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

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

SNN/SOS to be closed for Christmas

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

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

Shopper to deadline early for Christmas

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

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

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

Clothes closet is open in downtown Lindsay

The Erin Springs Baptist Church clothes closet has a new location! It is now open in downtown Lindsay, at 219 S. Main, according to Mary Allen.

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

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

Scam alert 

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

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

Santa Claus set to be in Lindsay on Friday

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

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

Lindsay’s Main Street is all decked out for Christmas

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

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

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

Car Line Fast Pass to be raffled

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438. 

Pauls Valley Ice Rink is open

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

Holiday hours are now in effect, and are Monday through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., subject to weather and bookings. Ice skate sizes range from child size 7 to adult size 13.

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

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

Donations needed for Joy Store/Food Baskets

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

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

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

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

Art exhibit and art market set in Pauls Valley

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

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

Purcell’s ‘Lights From the Heart’ is open

Purcell’s 13th annual ‘Lights From the Heart’ drive-
thru Christmas light display is open nightly at 5:30 p.m., and runs through New Year’s Eve, Mon., Dec. 31. Sundays through Thursdays, the hours are 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, the hours are 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., according to a news release.

The two-mile drive around the Purcell City Lake features over 650,000 lights, including a 75-foot-tall Christmas tree. Everyone is invited to take Selfies with Santa on Saturday nights in December.

‘Lights From the Heart’ is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The beautiful display is located in Purcell, just off I-35, at exits 91 and 95. Those who have questions may contact Purcell Tourism at 405-527-3093. 

This is the last week! Bible Trivia airs daily

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

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

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

KBLP may be reached at 405-756-4438.