Veterans of America's military are invited to a couple of annual programs in PV. Lee Elementary is hosting a program at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. The Garvin County Courthouse will host a luncheon for veterans from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
Penny's Place, an art gallery on East Paul, is hosting a Marine Corp Ball at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 and a gathering for all veterans at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11.
Taste of Valley
The 11th annual Taste of the Valley fundraiser has been rescheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Garvin County Fairgrounds. Students are currently raising money for a band trip to New York City in May 2020.
The House located just southwest of PV on Airline Road will host an inspirational men's conference from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
The PV Rotary Club is holding a baked potato fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Christian Life Church, 820 S. Walnut. Donations are for Rotary projects and scholarships.
Garvin County Retired Educators will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the PV Chamber of Commerce. A representative of Reavis Pharmacy is scheduled to give a program on changes to the Medicare prescription program. The meeting is open to the public.
The last of the application sign-up sessions for the Angel Tree at Pauls Valley's public library are 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7; and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
An annual Antioch community Thanksgiving dinner is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Antioch School/Senior Citizen Center. Open to the public, bring your favorite holiday sides and desserts. The first Tuesday luncheon will not be held in November.
Full Gospel Church in PV, 308 S. Pine, is hosting a revival at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 and 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 11-13. Jim Dehart is the pastor.
A Cowboy Church at Antioch is Sunday, Nov. 10. Fellowship is at 10:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and a covered dish lunch at noon. The services are south of SH 19 and SH 74 on Antioch Cemetery Road. Call Pastor Greg Campbell at 580-721-9479 for more.
The Garvin County Republican Party will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at Christian Life Church in PV, 820 S. Walnut.
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 Nov. 10.
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 Nov. 12. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.
A community Thanksgiving service is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Crossroads Church west of PV off SH 19.
PV's annual free community Thanksgiving dinner will be on Thursday, Nov. 28 at Punkin's Restaurant.
A lecture series on Route 66 wraps up at PV's public library with the book “West on 66: A Mystery” by James Cobb. Bill Hagen is scheduled to lead a lecture on the book at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
The PV Public Library is now hosting a series of free yoga classes. A class for beginners is at 6:45 p.m. Monday nights through Nov. 11, open levels for experienced students at 6 p.m. Wednesday nights through Nov. 20, a slow paced style of yoga at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20 and meditation yoga at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Call 405-238-5188 to reserve a spot.
Filings for school board candidates for each school district in Garvin County are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 2-4 at the Garvin County Election Board in the county courthouse in PV.
American Legion Post 191 invites members to meetings at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the American Legion building in Stratford. New members for the Stratford UFW Post 1202 are needed. The group meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday. Call Jim Korzan at 580-759-3066 or Jim Page at 580-759-2166 for more.
A Lego Club for ages seven and up has returned during school days from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the PV Public Library. The club 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.
The PV Public Library's Storytime program for kids 2 to 4 years old is now offered at 10 a.m. the first and third Wednesday at the library.
Crossroads Church in PV is now hosting a flea market every Saturday. Proceeds will go to help church youth. The set up fee is $10 as restrooms will be available. The church is half a mile west of I-35 on SH 19. Call Kenny at 405-207-4809 for more.
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.
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 Pauls Valley Rotary Club now meets weekly at noon Friday at Christian Life Church, 820 S. Walnut.
An AA meeting in Pauls Valley is now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights for 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.
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 108 E. Robert S. Kerr. 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.
A container for the proper retirement of old flags is now available to the public in the lobby of the Pauls Valley Police Department, 400 W. Paul.
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.