Burn ban

A ban on all outdoor burning is now in place for all of Garvin County. Burn bans by county commissioners and the governor have been enacted because of severe drought conditions.

Vote deadline

PV voters have until March 9 to get registered to vote in a school bond election on April 3. Find out more at the Garvin County Election Board.

Drink drive

The Pauls Valley Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is asking the public to help local firefighters during this grass fire season by donating bottles of water and sports drinks at the PV fire station, 201 S. Walnut.

Cattle producers

The Garvin County Cattle Producer Association, in cooperation with the Garvin County Cooperative Extension Service, will hold its annual meeting and banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Garvin County Fairgrounds in Pauls Valley. Call 405-238-6681 for more.

Book lecture

The next book lecture at the library is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The book is “Mean Spirit” by Linda Hogan. Professor Bob Greenstreet of Ada is scheduled to lead the lecture.

Legislative breakfast

The PV Chamber of Commerce is hosting a legislative breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at the Reynolds Recreation Center. Call the chamber, 405-238-6491, to RSVP.

Soup kitchen

Faith Temple Church in PV, SH 19 and East, offers a free S&R Soup Kitchen community meal from noon to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. The next one is Feb. 17.

Historical society

The PV Historical Society will host a program open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the PV train depot. Dr. Robin Gunning will give a presentation on his mother, James Wenonah Paul, and more on the Paul family.

Book fairs

The Lee Elementary spring book fair continues through Friday, Feb. 16 with family nights during parent-teacher conferences from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 and 3:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

The Jackson Elementary spring book fair is Feb. 22 to March 2.

Retired educators

The Garvin County Retired Educators will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the PV Chamber of Commerce, 112 E. Paul. The public is invited.

Teen services

A service by Teen Challenge, a faith based ministry working to help with addictions, has been postponed to April 8 at The Light Teen Center in PV, 112 W. Charles.

Livestock show

The Garvin County Junior Livestock Show is the week of Tuesday, Feb. 27 to Saturday, March 3 at the county fairgrounds in PV.

Masonic Lodge

Members of the PV Masonic Lodge #6 meet for dinner at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the lodge, 101 Mason Lane.

T.O.P.S.

Pauls Valley TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets weekly at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the First Church of God in PV, 414 N. Chickasaw. Visitors are always welcome. For more, call 405-238-0068 and ask for Lorraine.

Weight watchers

The Weight Watchers of PV meet weekly at 6 p.m. Mondays at the Reynolds Recreation Center.

AA meetings

AA meetings in Pauls Valley are now at 8 p.m. Sunday nights, which includes an open discussion at the PV Public Library, 210 N. Willow, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights it's closed Big Book at First Christian Church, 300 N. Ash. For more information call Sharon at 405-238-3507 or Eddie at 405-238-4273.

Narcotics Anonymous

A Narcotics Anonymous meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday night at First Baptist Church in Paoli. Anyone with questions call Bill at 268-1538 or Liz at 207-0219.

Flu clinics

Regular flu shot clinics are now offered at the Garvin County Health Department. Times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Call 405-238-7346 for more.

Wynnewood dance

A community dance is held Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the senior center in Wynnewood. It features a live band each week.

Democratic Party

The Garvin County Democratic Party meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at PV General Hospital. The next one is March 3.

Republican Party

The Garvin County Republican Party holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christian Life Church in PV, 820 S. Walnut. The next one is March 12. Call 405-740-5131.

Toy museum

The Toy and Action Figure Museum in PV will feature free admission every second Sunday of the month, typically 1 to 5 p.m., as a way of thanking the community for its support. The next one is March 11.

Antioch lunch

A next First Tuesday lunch at the Antioch School/Senior Center will be at noon March 6. There is no charge but desserts are appreciated.

Pet clinic

The next sign up for a monthly spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats is at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at the PV Animal Shelter. Call 405-238-1303 for more.

Pet pantry

A P.A.W.S. food pantry for dogs and cats is available at PV's animal shelter from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. The next one is March 13. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.

After school

A new after school program is now offered from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays at the Reynolds Recreation Center. There is a fee for kids to participate in the program.

Kids ministry

Kids 1st Ministry is offering Team Kid at 6 p.m. Wednesday nights at the First Baptist Church in PV. A meal will be provided. Register online at fbcpv.org/teamkid/ or call the church at 405-238-3431 for more information.

EC dinner

A weekly community dinner in Elmore City is offered to the public at noon Thursdays at the EC Community Center. The sponsor is Big Iron.

Hospital help

Volunteers are needed for the PV General Hospital Auxiliary, also known as the “Pink Ladies,” who oversee the gift shop and assist hospital visitors. Call Teresa Begley at 405-207-4346 for more.

Recovery group

A weekly recovery meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Church, formerly Higher Ground, in PV. Call Shelby at 405-834-2010 for more.

Library Storytime

The PV Public Library's Storytime program for kids 2 to 4 years old is now offered weekly at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the library.

Lego Club

A Lego Club for ages seven and up is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the PV Public Library.

Cemetery help

Anyone interested in helping with the care of Klondike Cemetery can send donations to Klondike Cemetery Funds, 22991 N. CR 3220, Pauls Valley, OK 73075-9399.

Food pantry

The First Baptist Church in PV offers a food pantry from 4 to 4:30 p.m. every Monday for emergency assistance to PV residents in need.

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