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THE Social event of the year–Lindsay Ag Boosters cake auction/BBQ set

THE social event of the year – Lindsay’s annual Ag Boosters cake auction and buyers’ appreciation barbecue – is happening this weekend, Sat., Aug. 22, according to event organizers.

Lindsay’s 4-H and FFA kids will show their animals they’ve spent their summer working with – cows, sheep, pigs, and goats – in the Fair Saturday morning. 

The Fair is held at the Fair Barn, located at the north end of George Brown Ave., one block west of Hwy. 76N, (behind the new Lindsay Police Deptartment).

The cake auction and buyers’ appreciation barbecue will be held at the REC Multi-Purpose Building, located on Hwy. 76N in Lindsay.

The FREE barbecue meal includes Smokin’ Joe’s ribs, brisket and the fixins, and will be served at 6:00 p.m. The cake auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

All funds raised from this event will go toward furthering opportunites for the youth in Lindsay FFA and 4-H. The money goes directly to funding the awards and premiums at the fall and spring shows, and to share expenses at camps, contests, leadership trips, scholarships and fair barn renovations. 

Those who would like further information may contact the FFA instructor at 405-756-3131.

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Drive Carefully–Area schools start soon!

It’s that time of year! Area schools will soon be in session – probably – and drivers are advised to be extra cautious in the days ahead. Kiddos may not be aware of cars and trucks on the roadways.

Lindsay Leopard kiddos and parents have Open House on Mon., Aug. 10 and Tues., Aug. 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the kiddos head back on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Maysville Warrior kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 11, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The kiddos begin school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Pauls Valley Panther kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Dibble Demon kiddos and parents have Open House on Tues., Aug. 11, and school starts on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Alex Longhorn kiddos start back on Tues., Aug. 11. School will be online, but kiddos with no internet access will be able to go to the school. 

Elmore City/Pernell Badger kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13. Mondays will be online classes, and students will be in school the rest of the week.

Blanchard Lion kiddos head back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Marlow Outlaw kiddos get back in the swing of things at school on Thurs., Aug. 13.

Purcell Dragon kiddos start back to school on Thurs., Aug. 13. 

Most schools are offering both in-school and online classes, in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. 

The folks at the Shopper News Note, Smith Office Supply, and the Tag Agency of Lindsay wish the students, parents, teachers, and faculty a wonderful, safe 2020-2021 school year.

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Bag Your Blessings! – Clothing give-away is this Saturday!

“It’s here! ‘Bag Your Blessings’ clothing give-away 

is set for this Saturday!” That’s the word from Bev Barker.

The clothes have gone through a two-week quarantine, bags will be available at the door, clothing of all sizes will be available, and school supplies will be available while they last!

The give-away is Sat., Aug. 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Erin Springs Church of God. The church is located at 14028 E. County Road 1519, south of Lindsay on Hwy. 76, or just south of the Washita River bridge.

The Lindsay Elks Lodge is giving away new packages of socks, underwear, and toiletries for kids and teens. 

Things to remember: 

• EVERYONE must wear a mask

• Only 15 people will be allowed in the give-away room at a time

• Shoppers may shop in 15-20 minute intervals

•Between shopper groups, the room will be sprayed and sanitized

• The north section of the sanctuary will be for waiting, and videos will be playing

• Parking lot security will be on hand to ensure that all vehicles and belongings are safe.

“Everyone is welcome! This will be our best one yet!” Ms. Barker added.

Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403 or Pastor Doug Brothers at 405-428-6575.