Book lectures

The next series of book lectures at the PV Public Library returns at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. The book is “Route 66: The Mother Road” by Michael Wallis. Rex Morrell will lead this series' first lecture as the book is available for check-out at the library.

Elmore election

Residents in Elmore City and the EC-Pernell School District have until Aug. 16 to register to vote for an election scheduled for Sept. 10. On the ballot are a three-candidate race for a town council office and a school bond issue that includes two propositions.

PV rodeo

The 75th annual Heritage Days Rodeo will get started at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17 at the PV Round Up Club Rodeo Arena. A rodeo parade in downtown PV is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday night.

PV art walk

The Fifth Friday Art Walk in downtown Pauls Valley is 5:55 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30. The event is again presented by the PV Arts Council.

Gospel meeting

Grant and Maple Church of Christ in PV, 907 W. Grant, is hosting a gospel meeting at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 12-13. The special speaker is Bro. Albert Rice of Southwestern Christian College.

Elementary dates

Open houses at Jefferson Early Learning Center, Jackson Elementary and Lee Elementary are from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

PV Junior High

Schedule pick-up for 8th and 9th grade students at PV Junior High is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Orientation for new students and 7th grade is at 6 p.m. Aug. 13.

PV High School

Enrollment at PV High School continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for seniors on Wednesday, Aug. 7; juniors on Thursday, Aug. 8; and sophomores on Friday, Aug. 9.

Whitebead School

Whitebead School will host Meet Your Teacher Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. There will also be a new bus reveal. The first day of the new school year at Whitebead is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Paoli School

For Paoli students Meet The Teacher Night is 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. The first day of classes in Paoli is Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Head Start

Delta Head Start is now accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-olds. In Garvin County call Suzan Carroll at 405-756-1100 for more information.

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 Aug. 12. Call 405-207-4337 for more.

Democratic Party

The Garvin County Democratic Party meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. The next one is Sept. 7 at the Reynolds Recreation Center in PV.

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 Aug. 11.

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 Aug. 13. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.

Church singing

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 Aug. 17.

Farmers market

The Pauls Valley Farmers Market is now open for its third season. Regular times through the summer are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the train depot pavilion in downtown PV.

Flea market

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.

Food pantry

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.

Veterans Affairs

Darrell Riley of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is scheduled to be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the PV Public Library. Sessions are meant to help veterans with claims and services. The next one is Aug. 27.

Kiwanis Club

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.

Rotary Club

The Pauls Valley Rotary Club now meets weekly at noon Friday at Christian Life Church, 820 S. Walnut.

Antioch lunch

The next First Tuesday lunch at the Antioch School/Senior Center will be at noon Sept. 3. 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. Sept. 3 at the PV Animal Shelter. Sign up is normally the first business day of the month. Call 405-238-1303 for more.

PV Opry

The PV Opry show comes at 6:30 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the PV High School auditorium. The next one is Sept. 7.

AA meetings

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.

Narcotics Anonymous

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.

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. Tuesday at the Reynolds Recreation Center.

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.

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.

Flag disposal

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.

Drop boxes

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).

PV Samaritans

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.

Address markers

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

Anyone interested in donating coats to the Coats for Kids program in PV, call Linda Dutton at 405-926-7442.

Text alerts

To sign up for emergency text alerts in Garvin County type in the mascot for schools in the county to 888777. You can be notified up to five communities in the county. Alerts will come from the county 911 dispatch center.

Hospice volunteers

Anyone interested in volunteering to help hospice patients in the PV and Garvin County area is encouraged to contact the LifeSpring service. Call 405-329-4545.

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