Saturday, January 30–LHS cheer team heads to state

The Lindsay High School (LHS) Varsity Cheer Competition Team will travel to Union High School in Tulsa to fight for the State Championship in Class 3A, according to Cheer Coach Lori Karpe.

Fifteen Lindsay High School students are expected to make the trip. 

The team will compete around 11:45 a.m.

The folks at the Shopper News Note in Lindsay wish the Cheer Team and coaches GOOD LUCK! TAKE STATE!


Voter registration deadline is January 15

Fri., Jan. 15 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Tues., Feb. 9 Lindsay Board of Education Primary, according to County Election Board Secretaries.

Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Those who aren’t registered or need to change their registration may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Fri., Jan. 15.

Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after Tues., Feb. 9.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board offices and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at 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, Katrina Hughes, 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.


In the southwest sky–‘Christmas Star’ appears December 21

On the night of the Winter Solstice, Monday, December 21, an incredibly bright star of wonder, or what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” will appear. 

Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely together that they will appear as a giant star. 

The last time these two planets were visible like this was almost 800 years ago, the year 1226. 

Stargazers in this area should turn their heads and telescopes to the southwest portion of the sky about 45 minutes after sunset to see these two planets align. Sightings should be seen throughout the entire week.

Of course, the first “Christmas Star” of “Star of Bethlehem” appeared to the Magi, wise men, Astrologers, from the East, in search of the baby Jesus who had been born King of the Jews. The star went before the Magi, until it stood over where the Child was. When they saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him, and presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

We, here at the Shopper News Note, hope our readers are able to witness this appearance of the “Christmas Star,” and that it brings the same wonder, peace, and pure joy that it did to those travelers so long ago.


Donations accepted for upkeep of Mansion

The Lindsay Community Historical Society had to cancel their annual fundraiser event, Christmas at the Mansion this December, due to COVID-19, according to Thelma Love.  

“Donations are still being accepted and welcomed. If you or your organization would like to make a donation to the Mansion, please send donations to Lindsay Community Historical Society, P. O. Box 282, Lindsay, OK 73052,” Ms. Love added.

  “The Mansion is beautifully decorated with lighted Christmas trees and is ready for friends and small family groups who would like to visit the Mansion on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 1:00 to take photos with family members.  We hope to have Christmas at the Mansion on the first Sunday of December in 2021, Ms. Love concluded.

The Mansion is located at 13510 E. County Rd. 1520 in Lindsay, which is west of Hwy. 76S in Erin Springs.