News Notes

To honor a local legend:  Jonetta’s Jubilee set for Sunday

“Please join us THIS SUNDAY from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate Jonetta Hinkle and her distinguished career as a piano teacher (62 uninterrupted years and counting).” That’s the word from Jennifer Dutton, one of the organizers of Jonetta’s Jubilee.
The come-and-go party will be at the REC Multi-Purpose Building, located at 801 N. Industrial Blvd., Hwy. 76, in Lindsay..
At 3:00 p.m. Mrs. Hinkle will grace those present with a piano performance, and there will be a special presentation.
Jonetta would love to hear former and current students play piano in the background during the party if they wish.
“Mrs. Hinkle has been a devoted teacher, mentor and friend to countless students over the decades. No ‘thank you’ could ever be enough, but we hope that you will come help us try to thank Jonetta for her years of unwavering commitment to the people of Lindsay and the surrounding areas,” Ms. Dutton explained.
Those who would like further information may contact Ms. Dutton at 405-756-7144.

Foodbank distribution set for May 28

Sat., May 28 is the day the Lindsay Community Foodbank will be giving out food, according to Lisa Jackson of Lindsay’s Calvary Baptist Church.
The Foodbank will be open at the church between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Those who would like to fill out an application for the Foodbank may still do so. Applications may be filled out at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 410 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
“If you are an individual or a business that would like to volunteer at the Foodbank, please call me, Lisa Jackson, at 405-756-2781,” Ms. Jackson explained.
The Food bank would also like to thank everyone that donated to the Mail Carriers Food Drive last week – and also to the Mail Carriers for picking up and delivering the donations to the Foodbank. Your generosity is appreciated.

Memorial Day services set for Mon., May 30

Memorial Day services will be conducted by the Lindsay American Legion Ball-Smith Post 23 at the following places and times on Mon., May 30, according to Ronnie Akerman.
• Ninnekah, 9:00 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Alex, 9:45 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Bradley, 10:15 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Lindsay Green Hill Cemetery, 10:45 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Lindsay Erin Springs Cemetery, 11:15 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Purdy Cemetery, 11:45 a.m., music by Billingsley Family.
There will be patriotic songs, blowing of Taps and a 21-gun salute at each cemetery. Everyone is invited to be present and show support and appreciation for our veterans.
**The service times may change to earlier or later, because of the weather.
Those needing further information may contact Mr. Akerman at 405-756-8227 or 405-643-3422, or 405-224-7087, or fax 405-224-2600.

Blood drive set for Thurs., May 26

Adventure Starts Here . . . by giving blood.
The next Lindsay Community Blood Drive is set for Thurs., May 26,, and will be held at the United Methodist Church from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 114 W. Chickasaw in Lindsay.
All donors receive a FREE Adventure Starts Here t-shirt, plus their choice of one FREE adult admission to Safari Joe’s H2O, Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Zoo, or Frontier City, while supplies last.
The blood drives are put on by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and South Central Medical and Resource Center in Lindsay.
All healthy adults, ages 16 years and older, are encouraged to give. Donations take about an hour and can be made every 56 days.
Donors are reminded to take a photo ID with them to the drive. Those seeking more information may contact Ms. Aprill at 405-756-4605.
Appointments are encouraged and can be made at obi.org or by calling 877-340-8777.

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.

Memorial Day services set for Mon., May 30

The Lindsay American Legion Ball-Smith Post 23 will be conducting Memorial Day Services at the following places and times on Mon., May 30, according to Ronnie Akerman.
• Ninnekah, 9:00 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Alex, 9:45 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Bradley, 10:15 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Lindsay Green Hill Cemetery, 10:45 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Lindsay Erin Springs Cemetery, 11:15 a.m., speaker is Ronnie Akerman, music by Jacque Brown.
• Purdy Cemetery, 11:45 a.m., music by Billingsley Family.
There will be patriotic songs, blowing of Taps and a 21-gun salute at each cemetery. Everyone is invited to be present and show support and appreciation for our veterans.
**The service times may change to earlier or later, because of the weather.
Those needing further information may contact Mr. Akerman at 405-756-8227 or 405-643-3422, or 405-224-7087, or fax 405-224-2600. 

Chamber of Commerce to set new hours

The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce has new hours, according to Chamber Manager, Clara Doan.
The new hours will be Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Chamber of Commerce is located in the Depot, located at 107 N. Main.
Those who may have questions are asked to call Ms. Doan at 405-756-4312.

Sons of the American Legion chapter starts

The American Legion, Ball-Smith Post 23, in Lindsay is proud to announce the formation of a new chapter called “Sons of the American Legion”, according to a news release.
Eligibility for membership is a son, of any age, whose parent or grandparent (biological, step-parent or adopted) meets the requirements for participation in the American Legion group. The veteran may be living or deceased.
Basic American Legion membership is any individual, male or female, who has served at least one day of active duty, not necessarily in time of war, and has an honorable discharge from the military on their DD214.
The American Legion is a community service organization, patriotic in nature. Members are very active in local parades, sporting events (raising the flag) during the National Anthem and funerals of veterans with the playing of Taps, flag presentation to the family, and a 21-gun salute
The American Legion motto “We’re here for God and Country” is embodied by our participating veterans. Though many have passed away or aging, unable to actively participate as desired, we continually strive for growth, seeking new members.
Local member, Amos Smith, at 102 years of age, is now the oldest surviving WWII veteran in the United States.
We invite all interested citizens to come join our introductory meeting on Tues., Apr. 19 at 6:00 p.m., at the Lindsay Senior Citizen Center, located at 310 W. Choctaw.
“Come and learn more about supporting our veterans through Sons of the American Legion, American Legion or the Women’s Auxiliary. Consider being an active member, honoring all our veterans for their sacrifice to our country,” one member added.
Those who would like additional information may contact: Post Commander Bill Walker 405-756-0394, Chaplain Ronnie Ackerman 405-642-3422 or Greg Henderson 405-990-9423.

Residents are encouraged to register storm shelters

The Garvin County Emergency Management team is requesting that all Garvin County residents register their storm shelters at the Garvin County Commissioner’s Office, so that emergency responders can quickly get to any specific shelter site and offer assistance in the aftermath of a storm passing through their area.
Emergency Managment is also encouraging people who don’t have shelters to still register where they go and/or their plan of action in the event of a storm, according to Rhonda Moseley.
Once the shelter is registered, it will be placed on a map of Garvin County that shows where all private shelters are located by GPS coordinates anywhere in the County.
Case in point for the GPS coordinates, is when Bridge Creek storm literally wiped out the area, roads were not visible, much less where the storm shelters were.
Now is the time to make a plan of action. Don’t wait until it is too late.
You can get the form needed to register by emailing garvincomm.2@gmail.com or in person at 201 W. Grant in Pauls Valley. Simply fill it out and send it back via email, in person or by fax: 405-238-1139.
Those needing further information may contact the Garvin County Commisioners Office at 405-238-2685.

Lindsay Masons hold gun drawing

The Lindsay Masonic Lodge #248 is holding a gun drawing for a Mossberg 28045 Patriot Predator 308 WIN 5+1 with Patriot Bronze Cerakote True Timber Strate Threaded Barrel and Sig Whiskey 3 3-9×40 Scope, according to Adam England.
Forty rounds of 308 WIN ammunition are included.
The Masons plan to sell 400 tickets. The drawing will be held Thurs., May 26.
The winner of the drawing must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check in accordance with Oklahoma State laws.
Those who would like tickets may contact Mr. England at 405-426-5428, Dave Hardin at 405-756-7780, Nolan Heltcel at 405-756-7751, or any member of Lindsay Lodge #248.
Proceeds are used for scholarships and civic projects of the Lindsay Masonic Lodge.

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.
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.