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Loads of fun planned for Alex Founders’ Day

Fun and festivities are on the schedule for the annual Alex Founders’ Day celebration and Car Show, set for Sat., Sept. 10, according to Paige Ridley.
The one-day, fun-loaded event is held in “The Grove Park” from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and has something for everyone!
Vendors, a fish fry, a car show, a parade, food trucks, a pet show, an obstacle course, an archery shoot, a kids’ fishing derby (perch only), and a bass fishing tournament are all included in the activities for the day.
The annual fish fry will be held that evening, and includes live entertainment.
Vendor set-up is between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The car show registration is from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
The bass fishing tournament is for two-man teams, and goes from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The annual fish fry will be held that evening, and includes live entertainment.
“Come out and enjoy refreshments, family fun, and watch the parade!” Ms. Ridley added.
More information may be found by contacting alexfoundersday@gmail.com or on Facebook at alexfoundersday1885.

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Friday Night Lights shine in Oklahoma

Summer is hanging on with all she has, but HALLELUJAH, IT’S HERE! Yes, it’s football time in Oklahoma!
Yes, the skies across Oklahoma’s plains will be lit with Friday night lights. High school football is off and running in southern Oklahoma, and games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Lindsay hosts Dibble for Homecoming
Alex travels to Tipton
Elmore City-Pernell hosts OKC Allen
Pauls Valley hosts Davis
Maysville travels to MVG
Purcell has a bye
Blancahrd travels to Noble
Marlow travels to Chickasha
On Thurs., Sept. 1, the Oklahoma State University Cowboys host Central Michigan Chipewas, and on Sat., Sept. 3, the University of Oklahoma Sooners host the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Miners.
“Wear your school colors, and get your cheering voice ready, because football season is here!” one fan encouraged.

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Elks scholarship is available

The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2023 Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarship contest. The MVS Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens.
Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks, according to Lee Martin of the Lindsay Elks Lodge. The judging criteria is based on acedemics, leadership, service, and financial need.
The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 12, 2022 deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2023. The top 20 national finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend in interview for the top awards, rangin from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.
This year, the Elks National Foundation is investing $4 million in college scholarships. MVS scholars – all of who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and a commitment to service – are graduating from college at a rate of 90 percent, 30 percent higher than the national average.
Applications for the 2023 conest are available on the Elks National Foundation’s website. Complete contest details, including the application, are available at enf.elks.org/MVS.

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FREE Square dance lessons are available

“Every article you read indicates that exercise, learning something new, and making new friends is a key factor in maintaining a person’s mental and physical health. Square dancing meets all of this criteria. It is family-oriented, a low- to moderate-level of exercise, and is medically recognized as heart healthy, and you will make new friends” That’s the word from Darrell Cheshier.
No special skills or talent is required to learn. The biggest expense is time and travel to lessons.
“Come learn from the best caller and teacher in the state – Jerry Stover,” Mr. Cheshier added.
Lessons will be held at the Parkview Christian Church at 2828 S. 9th Street in Chickasha beginning Mon., Sept. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dress is casual.
“It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet or can’t dance, just get out and try something new!” Mr. Cheshier went on to say.
More information is available on the Facebook page “Swinging Chicks Square Dancing Club” or by calling Darrell and Tawana Cheshier at 405-320-3277, or Elton and Phyllis Ferrell at 405-224-0423.
“We look forward to seeing you on Mon., Sept. 12, 2022,” Mr. Cheshier concluded.

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Political affiliation changes to be activated

Oklahomans who submitted changes to their political affiliations between April 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022 will be receiving new voter identification cards in the mail reflecting those changes. That’s the word according to County Election Board Secretaries.
Questions may be directed to the Election Board Secretaries. The board secretaries and phone numbers in the Shopper’s distribution area are: Garvin County, Gayla Dean, 405-238-3303; McClain County, Karen Haley, 405-527-3121; Grady County, Katrina Hughes, 405-224-1430.