News Notes

Lindsay Open rodeo set for this weekend

The Lindsay open rodeo is set for Fri.-Sat., May 19-20 at 8:00 p.m. each evening, according to an announcement.
The rodeo will feature bull riding, ranch bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, tie down calf roping, breakaway roping, team roping, open barrel racing junior, open barrel racing senior, and calf scramble.
The always popular mutton bustin’ for six year olds and under starts at 7:30, signups for mutton bustin’ start at 6:30.

Class of 1974 seeking info

Lindsay High School class of 1974 is planning an upcoming reunion that will include classes of 1971 to 1975, according to Lila Gossett.
Reunion coordinators are seeking information on 1974 classmates.
Ms. Gosset explained that they are starting their lists from scratch and any information would be appreciated.
Information may be emailed to 1974 classmates are invited to join the private Facebook group “1974 Lindsay High School (OK) -50+ Year Reunion”.

Singing set at God’s Big Country Church

God’s Big Country Church is set to hold their February Singing this week, Sat., May 20, according to Pastor Jerry Auld.
The singing begins at 7:00 p.m. at the church, located at 2215 County Road 1350 in Blanchard.
“Come out and worship with us in song! Bring your songs, bring your instruments, and join us,” Pastor Auld added.
The church holds their Sunday morning services at 10:30 a.m.
Those who have questions may text or call Pastor Auld at 405-465-2825 or Cathy Auld at 405-320-1940.
“We look forward to seeing you all,” Pastor Auld concluded.

First Baptist Church to hold VBS activities

First Baptist Church in Lindsay is set to have Vacation Bible School Sun.-Wed., May 21-24, according to Cindy Flood.
The week will start Sun., May 21 with registration and a worship rally from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The fun filled evening will feature games, inflatables and pizza.
Bible school classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Mon.-Wed., May 21-24.
The evening of Wed., May 24 a family night will kick off at 6:00. The evening will include dinner and a worship rally.
First Baptist Church is located at 401 S.W. Third St. Those needing more information may call the church at 405-756-2266.

Memorial Day service set Purdy cemetery

Sat., May 27th through Mon., May 29th members of the Purdy Cemetery Association will be taking donations to support the cemeteries’ upkeep, according to LaVern Russell.
Volunteers will sit daily at the Cemetery gate to receive donations.
On Memorial Day Mon., May 29th at 11:00 a.m. the Purdy Cemetery Association will have their annual Memorial Day service.
The Memorial Day ceremonies will begin with the American Legion Post #23 presenting the 21 Gun Salute & Taps.
The service will include a presentation by Ronnie Ackerman, Bible message by Nathanial Roberts, and message in song Billingsley family.
A pot luck lunch will follow the service with good food and fellowship.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Memorial Day Service at the Purdy Cemetery, just bring a lawn chair, favorite potluck food and enjoy a great commemoration of our loved ones gone on before us, Ms. Russell explained.

Storytelling May 21 at Pikes Peak Museum

Another Storytelling of the Lindsay community is set for Sun., May 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pikes Peak School Museum in Erin Springs.
The story of Leonard and Willie Franklin will be told by their daughter Leta Kay Adkinson.
Many may remember the local businesses of this family: Leonard’s APCO located on 201 W. Cherokee and Hair Dressers’ Haven located on the corner of Main and East Cherokee.
Storytelling is hosted by the Lindsay Community Historical Society.
Those needing more information are asked to call 405-919-6146.

VBS set at Erin Springs Baptist Church

Grab your armor and your trusty steed and get ready for a medieval time at Keepers of the Kingdom Vacation Bible School at Erin Springs Baptist Church.
Vacation Bible School will be held Mon.-Fri., May 22-26 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each evening according to Tracy Evans.
Kids at this VBS learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in his Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of Kingdom!
Ms. Evans explained that there will be a meal each evening, as well as crafts and games. The week will conclude with a night for the entire family which includes a meal and lots of family fun on Fri., May. 26.
Erin Springs Baptist Church is located at 13053 Hwy. 76, Lindsay.

LHS class of 1983 reunion set for May 20

Lindsay High School class of 1982 will be holding their 40 plus one class reunion of May 20, 2023, according to Lisa Wells.
The reunion will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Norman Public Library Central, located at 103 W. Acres in Norman.
Those planning to attend are ask to rsvp to or by calling 405-353-2213. The same number may be called to obtain further information.

Memorial Day observances set at cemeteries

Lindsay American Legion Ball-Smith Post 23 will be conducting Memorial Day Services at the following times and cemeteries on Mon, May 29, according to Ronnie Akerman.
Ninnekah at 9:00 a.m. Speaker will be Ronnie Akerman with music by Jackie Brown.
Bradley at 9:45. Speaker will be Ronnie Akerman with music by Jackie Brown.
Lindsay Green Hill at 10:45. Speaker will be Ronnie Akerman with music by Jackie Brown.
Lindsay Erin Springs at 11:15, Speaker will be Ronnie Akerman with music by Jackie Brown.
Purdy at 11:45 a.m. Music by the Billingsley family.
There will be patriotic songs, blowing of taps and a 21-gun salute at each cemetery.
Mr Akerman explained that everyone is invited to be present and show your support and appreciation for our veterans.
The services times can change, because of the weather. It can be early or later, Mr. Akerman added.

Blessings available to give or receive

A Blessing Box has been placed on the west side of the Lindsay Senior Nutrition Center, located at 310 W. Choctaw in Lindsay.
An additional box has been placed at the Scout Hut by Azariah Raisch as an Eagle Scout project. The Scout Hut is located at 800 S.W. 4th St. in Lindsay.
Those who are able may leave unopened non-perishable food items as well as new hygiene products in the box, according to Kim Dutton.
The items placed in the box will be available to anyone in need and may be picked up at any time. “Just open the box and take what you need,” Ms. Dutton explained.

Storytelling set at Pikes Peak School

Stories of real people’s lives present and past will be told at the Pikes Peak School Museum on the second Sunday of each month, according to Thelma Love.
Marian Cunningham will present the facts of a story she knows of people who lived with importance to the local communities surrounding Lindsay.
“You may know and you may not know all she will share on November 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.,” Ms. Love explained.
Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy storytelling at it’s best and may bring their own story to share too.
The Pikes Peak School Museum is located in Erin Springs, Southwest of Lindsay, across from the Murray Lindsay Mansion at 13510 E.C.R. 1520.
Those needing more information are asked to contact Lindsay Community Historical Society at 405-919-6146 for more information.

Service opportunity available in Erin Springs

The Lindsay Community Historical Society is looking for people to assist with the community services at the Murray-Lindsay Mansion and the Pikes Peak School Museums in Erin Springs:
Services include cleaning of both buildings, watering and garden care, repairing books and making a list of them, filing and other office duties, helping with set-up for Museum Events.
This is a community service employment program through the AARP Foundation. This program provides individuals over age 55 with opportunities to contribute their skills and offer them valuable work experience.
Those interested may contact the local SCSEP Office at 918-302-1068 to learn more about the qualifications.

Clothes closet is open in downtown Lindsay

 The Erin Springs Baptist Church clothes closet is open in downtown Lindsay on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., according to Brenda Morrow.
New items are added weekly.
The clothes closet accepts donations of clothes and household items, including bedding, towels, dishes, cookware etc.
The Erin Springs Baptist Church clothes closet is located at 219 S. Main in downtown Lindsay.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Morrow at 405-756-0908.

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 meal is served at 5:30. The meeting starts at 6:30. Childcare is provided.
Those who have questions may contact Ms. Dutton at 469-389-8390.