PV United Fund's annual Daddy/Daughter Dance is coming from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Reynolds Recreation Center. Advance tickets are available at the recreation center or the Oklahoma Works office, 522 S. Chickasaw. The theme is “Boots and Bling.”
The 82nd annual Garvin County 4-H and FFA Invitational Junior Livestock Show is Feb. 25 to March 2 at the county fairgrounds in PV. The hog show is on Tuesday, Feb. 25, while shows for cattle, goats and lambs are Thursday, Feb. 28. A premium sale begins at 1 p.m. March 2.
Whitebead School is now planning for a Centennial Celebration on March 1. Anyone with old photos or stories about Whitebead's past is encouraged to contact the school.
Voters in the Paoli, Maysville and Lindsay school districts have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 to request mailed absentee ballots for bond issue elections on Feb. 12. Early in-person absentee voting is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8 at the Garvin County Election Board.
Spread the Love
Delta Community Action Foundation, Inc. is now leading a campaign called “Spread the Love,” which asks for donations of peanut butter and jelly through Feb. 28. Drop off donations at Garvin County Delta offices, 225 W. McClure in Pauls Valley and 308 SW 2nd Street in Lindsay, or 223 Washington in Purcell.
The PV Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Reynolds Recreation Center. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP by calling 405-238-6491 or contact the chamber online.
A certified driver safety course will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at First United Bank in PV, 315 W. Grant. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. For more call or text Della Wilson at 405-926-7800 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring book fairs are Feb. 6-14 at Lee Elementary and Feb. 20-March 1 at Jackson Elementary. Family nights from after school through 5 p.m. are Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Lee and Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Jackson.
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 Feb. 10.
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. Party precinct meetings are Feb. 11. Call 405-740-5131 for more.
The Garvin County Democratic Party meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. The next one is March 2 at the Reynolds Recreation Center in PV.
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 Feb. 12. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.
The Full Gospel Church of Pauls Valley, 308 S. Pine, hosts a monthly open mic gospel singing the third Saturday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. The next one is Feb. 16.
New Hope Baptist Church in Sulphur is inviting the public to a revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 3-6.
Free piles of compost and mulch are now available to the public at the Pauls Valley Recycling Center on South Walnut. Anyone interested is responsible for hauling away the materials.
The nonprofit Makur Farms Equine Sanctuary at a farm near Elmore City now has a GoFundMe page online accepting donations to help with the care of horses taken in as a rescue. The goal is to raise $25,000.
The First Baptist Church in PV offers a weekly food pantry for emergency assistance to PV residents in need. New times are from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Big Five Community Services is offering a free “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” class from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the senior citizen center in PV. Call 888-439-5331 for more.
Beginning Again, widows gathering for lunch, have returned to meeting once a month at Mimi‘s Restaurant in downtown PV. The next one will be announced later.
A Lego Club for ages seven and up has returned during school days from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the PV Public Library. The club now includes board and card games, crafts and other activities.
The city library also has an after school snack program for ages 18 and younger from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. every school day.
An after school program at Reynolds Recreation Center has returned for a second year. There is a fee for kids to participate in the program offered from 3 to 6 p.m. school days.
The Pauls Valley Kiwanis Club now meets monthly at noon the first Wednesday of the month at The Vault Art Space and Gathering Place, 111 E. Paul. The next meeting is Feb. 6.
The Pauls Valley Rotary Club now meets weekly at noon Friday at Christian Life Church, 820 S. Walnut.
The next First Tuesday lunch at the Antioch School/Senior Center will be at noon March 5 There is no charge but desserts are appreciated.
The next sign up for a monthly spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats is at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1 at the PV Animal Shelter. Sign up is normally the first business day of the month. Call 405-238-1303 for more.
The PV Ministerial Alliance holds a 5th Sunday “Gathering,” a time for churches to come together for prayer, at a local church to be announced. The next one is scheduled in March.
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. The same church also hosts a closed session at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. For more information call Sharon at 405-238-3507 or Eddie at 405-238-4273.
A Narcotics Anonymous group in Wynnewood called “A Simple Way” meets at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 103 N. Dean A. McGee. Call Freddie at 580-467-4309 for more.
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.
The Weight Watchers of PV meet weekly at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Recreation Center.
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.
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.
In Garvin County there are five collection boxes always available to dispose of old and unused prescription drugs — the Garvin County Courthouse, PV Police Department (400 W. Paul), the 911 Center (225 W. McClure), Chickasaw Nation senior center (109 N. Indian Meridian in PV) and Lindsay Police Department (101 E. Kiowa).
Regular hours for the PV Samaritans food pantry in the old NYA Building in Wacker Park are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and the last Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To help Garvin County first-responders and 4-H, reflective mailbox address markers are now available to residents for $15. Contact the OSU Extension office or call 405-238-6681.
Coats for Kids
PV parents in need of a coat for their child should contact their school. To donate coats to the Coats for Kids program, call Linda Dutton at 405-926-7442.