News Notes

First Friday Jam set for this Friday

All are welcome to come play or listen! That’s the word from the organizers of the First Fridays Gospel & Bluegrass Open Jam.
That’s right! An open Gospel Bluegrass Jam, called First Fridays, is held the first Friday of each month at Erin Springs Baptist Church, according to jam organizer David Weinberg.
Open jam will begin at 6:00 p.m. Most jam sessions will end by 9:00 p.m.
Time slot length may vary depending on attendance, and will be assigned on a first-come basis, excepting any special guest arrangements.
“Erin Springs Baptist Church has been kind enough to allow us use of their facility, so I personally request that we all behave respectfully in all ways, and bring no food or drink into the sanctuary,” says Mr. Weinberg.
The church is located at 13053 State Hwy. 76, south of Lindsay.
Those who have questions may contact Mr. Weinberg at 630-456-6744.
More details are available at facebook.com/oklahomabluegrassassociation.

Lindsay Schools start August 11

We’ve had a great summer, and now it’s time for school to start.
Open House for Lindsay Public Schools is set for Tues., Aug. 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Lindsay Public Schools begin their 2022-2023 session on Thurs., Aug. 11.
The folks at the Shopper News Note wish the students, teachers, staff, and parents a happy, safe, and learning-filled 2022-2023 school year!

FREE all-day music jamboree set Saturday

“Enjoy music and singing at the FREE all day Music Jamboree for the community on Sat., Aug. 13.” That’s the word from Jallane Link.
There will be Bluegrass, Gospel, Country, and Folk Music at the Chickasha Inn Conference Room, 2101 South 4th Street (across from McDonald’s) in Chickasha.
The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, and musical groups and individuals will be performing until 5:30 p.m.
Everyone is asked to 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.
Future performance date is Sat., Sept. 10. Those who would like to schedule to play, or who would like more information, may contact Jallane or Chet Link at 405-224-6790 or 405-222-6926.

Lindsay Library meetings are open to public

The Lindsay Public Library committee meets the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., according to Sheryl Kochert.
The meetings begin at 4:00 p.m., and are open to the public.
The Lindsay Municipal Library is located at 112 W. Choctaw in Lindsay. Meetings are held in the Library Multi-purpose Room (west entrance).

Reserved Leopard Football tickets go on sale

It’s almost time for Leopard Football! That’s the word from Lindsay school officials.
Reserved football tickets will go on sale Mon., Aug. 8 at 8:00 a.m.
Those who had reserved tickets last year may pick theirs up by Fri., Aug. 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Those who no longer want their seats are asked to contact the Superintendent’s office at 405-756-3131. Any seats not picked up by Fri., Aug. 12 will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Mon., Aug. 15 at 9:00 a.m.
The Lindsay School is located at 800 W. Creek in Lindsay.

Lindsay School changes times for Middle/High school

School starts next week, on Thurs., Aug. 11, and the Lindsay Public School hours have changed for Middle School and High School students, according to school officials.
The Lindsay Public School system has added an additional class period to each day, in an effort to provide as much educational opportunity as possible to each child.
Classes now begin at 8:10 a.m., and the school day ends at 3:20 p.m.
Those who have questions may contact the school at 405-756-3131.

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 at 163 S. Main in Bradley, behind the Living Word Cowboy Church.
There is no charge for clothes, and there are different items every time. Donations are accepted.
Those who would like further information may contact Beth Daniels at 405-445-9918.

Fund set to help Randol family

A fund has been set up to at the American Exchange Bank of Lindsay for Jimmy and Samantha Randol, according to Shirley Edwards.
The Randols are staying at OU Medical Center with their oldest son, Parker.
They are incurring many expenses while there.
Ms. Randol, “Sam”, was the former animal control officer for Lindsay.
All donations and prayers will be greatly appreciated!

LHS enrollment pick-up continues

Lindsay High School (LHS) students will need to pick up their class schedules in the High School office according to the following schedule:
Sophomores Wed., Aug. 3 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Freshmen Thurs., Aug. 4 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
New Students Fri., Aug. 5 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Those who are unable to go to the school on their designated day may pick up their schedule after the day they are assigned.
Lindsay School Open House is set for Tues., Aug. 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those who have questions may contact the High School at 405-756-3132.

Fund set to help Lindsay couple

A fund has been set up to help Lindsay couple, Kevin and Talana Caldwell, according to Kevin’s sister, Misty Miller.
Kevin and Talana are both suffering from different chronic conditions.
Kevin, a former Lindsay paramedic, has been battling chronic stomach and intestine problems since February of this year. In June, doctors discovered a large tumor, along with several cysts in his colon. In July, one of the cysts ruptured, causing a large spread of infection. He stayed in the hospital for several days, and was sent home with antibiotics. Kevin is looking at having two major surgeries.
In March of this year, Talana was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. Due to this, she is in the process of getting on the liver transplant list. Currently, Talana is going for bloodwork and draining of fluid each week. Once a donor is found, she will be in the hospital for approximately a month, and then be in need of 24-hour care. She will also have to live within an hour of the hospital. Lindsay is just over an hour away.
An account has been set up at American Exchange Bank, located at 402 S. Main in Lindsay.
Ms. Miller says any help will be greatly appreciated. Those who have questions may contact her at 405-428-1582.

‘Meet the Leopards’ set for Fri., Aug. 12

School starts soon. Football starts soon. And that means it’s time to Meet the Leopards – on Fri., Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
The evening promises to be loads of fun!
KBLP Radio will provide hot dogs, chips, and a drink for a donation to the Lindsay Quarterback Club.
Mohawk Ice will be there to sell sno-cones, and A&J’s Sweet Shenanigans will be there to sell ice cream.
The 2022 Lindsay Leopard football team will be introduced, along with the Cheer Team, and the Lindsay High School Band.
The Leopards’ annual Intra-squad Scrimmage begins immediately after the Meet the Leopards event, at 7:00 p.m. The Band and Cheer Team will perform during halftime of the scrimmage.
The evening’s events will be held at Burford Field, located on the south side of the Lindsay School campus, in the southwest part of Lindsay.
The Leopards’ home opener is Fri., Aug. 26.

Scam alert

 “We’ve received a few phone calls recently regarding a scam involving the Shopper News Note’s phone number, 405-756-3169,” according to Holly Belknap, Publisher.
“Please be aware, we are not calling anyone to ask for money. I don’t know how they’re using our phone number, just know that it’s not us,” Ms. Belknap went on to say.
Those who have questions may contact the Shopper at 405-756-3169.Pulled pork sandwich lunch to be served

Pulled pork sandwich lunch to be served

The Lindsay Living Sanctuary will be selling their famous pulled pork sandwiches on Fri., Aug. 12, according to Cindy Grumbles.
The delicious lunch will include a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, pickles and onions, homemade desserts, and drink.
“We’ll be serving from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Orders are available for pick-up at the church” added Ms. Grumbles. “We won’t be able to offer delivery at this time.”
The church is located at 501 S. Main in Lindsay.
Orders may be called in to Ms. Grumbles at 405-756-6818

LCO House of Hope asks for assistance

Lindsay Christian Outreach (LCO) House of Hope has been providing utility assistance to households in the Lindsay area who are at risk of losing service, since 2016.
The current supply of funds have been exhausted, according to a board member. LCO is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and is asking for help in funding this program in order to continue offering this service.
An account has been set up at American Exchange Bank in downtown Lindsay for those interested in helping fund this program. Those donating to the fund should mention that it is for LCO House of Hope.
All applicants are asked to complete a form and show a current copy of their utility bill. All applications are reviewed before approval.
Donations may also be mailed to Lindsay Christian Outreach House of Hope, P.O. Box 805, Lindsay, OK 73052.
A donation receipt will be given upon request.
Lindsay Christian Outreach/House of Hope is located at 419 S. Main in Lindsay. Anyone with questions may call 405-963-9851

Parking Passes available for Lindsay games

The Lindsay Quarterback Club is now selling Reserved Parking Passes for all of the Leopards’ regular-season home games, according to Mallorie Jones.
All proceeds from the sales go to the Quarterback Club to help with expenses of the Lindsay football team.
The first home game for the Leopards is Fri., Aug. 26.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Jones at 405-756-6038.

Fan donations are needed for area residents

Donations of fans are needed to help residents in the Lindsay area who are having a tough time keeping cool this summer, according to Bev Barker.
“So far, we’ve given away 27 fans to elderly residents of Lindsay who are having a tough time with these exceptionally high temperatures we’ve been experiencing recently,” Ms. Barker added. “We feel certain there are many more residents who could use a fan.”
“Also, if you know of someone who could use a fan, PLEASE let me know. We’ll make sure they get one as soon as possible,” Ms. Barker went on to say.
Fans may be delivered to 418 Francis in Lindsay.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Barker at 405-756-7403.

Bike and Car Night set for Parker Randoll

Bike and Car Night is set at the Rusty Knot in Purcell to help with expenses for Parker Randol, according to Clint Wood of the Four Kings Motorcycle Club.
Bike and Car Night is set for Sat., Aug. 27 at 6:00 p.m. There will be live music, warm food, cold drinks, and a silent auction.
Parker is in the hospital, facing multiple surgeries after a gunshot wound to his head and face.
“Come out and help the Four Kings raise money to pave Parker’s road to recovery,” Mr. Wood added.
The Four Kings is a Motorcycle Club made up of members of law enforcement who want to help and support members of the community.
Those who have questions may contact Mr. Wood at 580-491-0263, or message on Facebook at Four Kings LE/MC – The Valley Chapter.

Valerie Beck set to hold book signing

Local artist and retired Lindsay High School art teacher – and now book illustrator – Valerie Beck, will hold a book signing on Thurs., Aug. 11 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., according to Ms. Beck.
The book, “Doris and the Woolly Bully”, was written by Ms. Beck’s sister, Ellen Steding of Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Beck did the illustrations for the book.
“Doris and the Woolly Bully” is the story about Doris, a knock-kneed, cross-eyed, drooling giraffe, who is friends with everyone she meets, except Billy, the woolly bully bear. “Doris and the Woolly Bully” is the story of how Doris brought about a positive outcome for herself and innocent bystanders, and how that affected change in the bully.
The book signing will be held at The Silver Orchid, located at 303 W. Cherokee in Lindsay. Those who have questions may contact Ms. Beck at 405-756-7129.

Pauls Valley Opry set for this Saturday

A full line-up of entertainers are set to perform at the Pauls Valley Opry on Sat., Aug. 6, according to an announcement.
The entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pauls Valley High School auditorium. (This is a change from the Pauls Valley Junior High School auditorium).
The event will feature music by the Memory Makers Band, with special guests Jae L. Stilwell, Mike Deviney, Annie Reed, John Williams, Cara Belt, and Michael Webb.
John Williams will serve as the emcee.

Kings Highway Kidz Crusade set August 4-6

Kings Highway Kidz Crusade is set for Thurs., Aug. 4 through Sat., Aug. 6, according to Pastor Bro. Joseph Hunt.
Bro. Dewayne, Granny J, and Ditzy Dee will lead the Kidz Crusade, hosted by the Wallville House of Prayer.
There will be games, songs, skits, prizes, and a penny march. Snacks and drinks will be served nightly.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their friends and their Bibles.
Prizes will be awarded to the person who brings the most visitors, and to the person who memorizes the most Bible verses.
Kidz Crusade will be held in the park by the Senior Citizens Center in Maysville, located at the corner of 4th and Elm Streets.
Thurs., May 4 and Fri., May 5, Kidz Crusade will kick off at 7;00 p.m.
On Sat., May 6, Kidz Crusade kicks off at 5:00 p.m., and there will be bounce houses and hot dogs after the Crusade that night.
Also on Saturday night, the church will be giving away school supplies after the service.
Pastor Hunt invites everyone to come to Kings Highway Kidz Crusade. Those with questions may contact him at 405-206-7495.

Kids’ Jubilee to be held at Cox City church

Kids’ Jubilee, a fun event for students in third grade through High School, is set at Cox City Baptist Church, according to Tiffany Shebester.
The jubilant event is set for Sat., Aug. 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and includes morning and afternoon speakers, music, games, and food.
The church is located at 2409 Cox City Road in Rush Springs.
Participants are asked to RSVP in order to have an accurate food count.
“Come join us for the Kids’ Jubilee! We invite all churches, sponsors, and leaders to bring your groups,” Ms. Shebester added.
Children pastors and youth pastors may RSVP to Pastor Finis Lee at 580-222-4676, Doris Drennan at 405-756-6058, or Betty Harris at 405-313-0273.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday

Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at the Erin Springs Baptist Church, according to Kim Dutton.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits, or hangups of any kind.
Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives.
Erin Springs Baptist Church is located south of Lindsay, at 13053 Hwy. 76. A free meal is served at 5:30. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., and now include Celebration Place, an approved children’s curriculum for Celebrate Recovery ministries, for children ages five to 13 years of age.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Dutton at 469-389-8390.

Pikes Peak Rural School Tours Available

The Pikes Peak Rural School Museum located in Erin Springs, holds memories for students and their families, according to Thelma Love.
There were many rural schools in Garvin County in the early to mid 1900s.
Today this School Museum is proudly representing those many rural schools.
The photos and original chalk board and desks offer history of those early days in education.
Stories of students and the families who lived in that Pikes Peak Community Southwest of Lindsay are told in the Pikes Peak History Book.
This pictorial history book is available at the Murray Lindsay Mansion and Pikes Peak School Museums. Books can also be purchased at some local businesses.
Tour guides and event planners are welcome to help plan fun activities and historical programs.
Operation of this museum is under the management and support of the Lindsay Community Historical Society. Donations are needed to help with repainting this 114-year-old historic school building.
Those who would like to further information to book a tour or an event may call 405-756-6502 or 405-919-6146.
Donations to help with the painting of the building may be mailed to the Lindsay Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 282, Lindsay, OK 73052.

Mansion Museum is open on weekends

The Murray-Lindsay Mansion Museum in Erin Springs will be open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. during the summer months except on holidays. That’s the word from Thelma Love.
The public is invited to visit this historic museum and learn more about the history of Lindsay and Erin Springs. The third floor history room is filled with photos on all the walls and the table is loaded with articles about the early history.
Children can sit in the school desk drawing and writing. Books and toys of stagecoach days are ready for children. The tour guides will offer information of the personal families of the Murrays and Lindsays who lived in this three-story home until the early 1960s.
Tours and events may be scheduled for family or organization activities.
Both the Pikes Peak School Museum and the Murray-Lindsay Mansion Museum are available for tours any day of the week by appointment. Group tours need to be scheduled a week in advance.
Those who would like more information, or to book a tour, may call 405-756-6502 or 405-919-6146.