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Sunday–Fundraiser set for Wescott family

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser are set for Sun., Oct. 18 for Steve and Vicki Wescott to help with medical bills and expenses, according to a news release. 

The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the REC Multi-Purpose Center, on Hwy. 76N in Lindsay. The meal will be spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and drink. There is no set price; donations will be accepted. 

Drive-thru is available, and there will be limited seating inside. Delivery is available inside Lindsay city limits.

Mr. Wescott has been battling cancer since January of 2018. He’s had surgeries to amputate both legs at the calf, but more has had to be removed. He currently has a feed tube that causes quite a bit of trouble. He is facing tough battles on a daily basis, travels frequently to doctor visits in Oklahoma City, has frequent hospital stays, and his wife, Vicki, is only able to work part of the time.

Those who would like to donate items to the silent auction may contact Cyndi Mitchell at 405-756-6398.

Delivery of food is available by contacting Angel Wilbourn at 405-756-7282. Call-in orders will be taken as early as Thurs., Oct. 15.

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PASS Coalition annual meeting set Tomorrow!!

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The PASS Coalition will hold its annual meeting and election on Thurs., Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., according to Jessica Parker.

The meeting will be held in the SCMRC Board Room, located at 217 S. Main in Lindsay. 

Lunch will be sponsored by Cindy Grumbles, Mallorie Jones, and Living Sanctuary Fellowship. 

Nominations for Board of Directors can be made in advance by texting 405-428-3255 or emailing info@passdrugfree.org. Nominations will also be accepted during the meeting, and elections will determine the new Board of Directors. 

Those who would like to join the meeting virtually should register by 10:00 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 8 by text/call/email at the contacts above. 

Up-to-date information is available by following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @passdrugfree or visit www. PASSDRUGFREE.org.

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City-wide garage sales are this week in Lindsay

Its’ officially FALL! 

We know this because Lindsay’s city-wide garage sales and the REC Annual Meeting are set for this week. 

City-wide garage sales are set for Thurs., Oct. 1 through Sat., Oct. 3, according to the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce manager, Clara Doan.

The weekend sales are held in conjunction with REC’s 81st annual Member Meeting, set for Sat., Oct. 3.

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

Those who would like to register their sales are asked to do so by Thurs., Oct. 1 at 1:00 p.m. Registration and further information is available at the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce at 405-756-4312. The Chamber is located in the Depot at the north end of Lindsay’s grand brick Main Street.

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Real ID comes to Lindsay

Those who have questions may contact the Tag Agency at 405-756-3169. 

Oklahoma REAL ID is coming to Lindsay! That’s the word from Lindsay Tag Agent, Holly Belknap.

Wed., Sept. 23, there will be no Drivers’ Licenses available at The Tag Agency of Lindsay. REAL ID equipment is being installed that day.

Thurs., Sept. 24, The Tag Agency of Lindsay will begin training, and will be filling appointments for anyone wanting a REAL ID, a regular Oklahoma Driver’s License, or an Oklahoma State ID.

A REAL ID document checklist is included with this post.

Appointments will be necessary.

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BLOOD DRIVE THIS THURSDAY!!

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

This year’s ‘Boots & Badges’ Blood Drive is set for Thurs., Sept. 17, from 11:00 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.

All donations* will be tested** for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential convalescent plasma donors.

Appointments are preferred, to help with social distancing. Walk-ins are accepted as the schedule allows.

**Masks are required for all donors**

*Donors ages 16 or 17 years old need parental consent to be screened for COVID-19 antibodies, and are not eligible to donate convalescent plasma. **This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. It has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization for use by authorized laboratories. The test has been authorized only for the detection of the lgG antibody against SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens. Blood drives will be managed according to CDC safety recommendations. Test results will be made available post-donation.  

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

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. Aprill 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 405-756-1414.