News Notes

Battle on the Bricks set for Saturday

Everyone is invited to downtown Lindsay this weekend, Sat., July 23 at 3:00 p.m., in celebration of past and present, for the Lindsay community’s first ever “Battle on the Bricks” cornhole tournament.
The event will be held at the corner of Main and Broomcorn Streets in the heart of the Broomcorn Capital of the world.
There will also be a bounce house and other inflatables, food trucks, a live band, and broomcorn equipment on display, along with other fun and entertainment.
Long before the advent of modern sweeping devices and synthetic broom heads, folks tidied up the house with brooms bearing naturally grown stems from broomcorn.
Between 1915 and 1946, Oklahoma led the nation in broomcorn production, and the “Lindsay District” led the state, thus crowning Lindsay the Broomcorn Capital of the world. During this era, Lindsay’s brick Main Street was known as the Wall Street of broomcorn.
The broomcorn boom days may be long gone, but our community’s love and appreciation for millet is being rekindled. That’s the word from event organizer, Robert Brooks.
After expenses, proceeds from the event go toward prizes for the contestants.
Players in the cornhole tournament may register at the time of the event, but are encouraged to do so online at 2022battleonthebricks.rsvpify.com.

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Blood Drive set in Lindsay

The All American Blood Drive is set for Thurs., July 21 from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., according to Tammy Aprill.
The Lindsay Community Blood Drives are held at the United Methodist Church, located at 114 W. Chickasaw 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.
All-American donors receive a FREE t-shirt, plus their choice of one FREE adult admission to Safari Joe’s H2O, Science Museum Oklahoma, or Frontier City, and entry for a chance to win Oklahoma City Dodgers tickets, while supplies last.
The blood drives are put on by the Oklahoma Blood Institute and South Central Medical and Resource Center in Lindsay.
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.

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Singing set at God’s Big Country Church

God’s Big Country Church is set to hold their Third Saturday Night Singing this week, Sat., July. 16, according to Pastor Jerry Auld.
The Country Gospel 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.
Food and fellowship follows the singing.
The church holds Sunday morning services at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.
“We would love to see everyone here!” Pastor Auld added.
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.

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Hody and Diane Estes will celebrate 60th

Lindsay natives, Lindsay High School graduates, and retired Lindsay teachers Hody and Diane Estes are set to celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sat., July 16, according to their daughters, Renee and Jacque.
Everyone is invited to attend the celebration from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lindsay. The church is located at 401 S.W. 3rd St. in Lindsay.
The folks at the Shopper wish the fun-loving couple a happy 60th anniversary!