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.

Driver safety

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 dwilson@firstunitedbank.com.

Family night

Jackson Elementary will host a spring book fair Feb. 20 through March 1. A family night is from after school through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Jackson.

Livestock show

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. 26, while shows for cattle, goats and lambs are Thursday, Feb. 28. A premium sale begins at 1 p.m. March 2.

Election deadline

Voters in the Elmore City-Pernell School District have until Wednesday, Feb. 27 to request mailed absentee ballots for a bond issue vote on March 5. For more contact the Garvin County Election Board.

Retired educators

Garvin County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the PV Chamber of Commerce. Daisy Lawler, OREA's south central director, is the guest. The public is invited.

Whitebead birthday

Whitebead School is now planning for a Centennial Celebration on Friday, March 1. Anyone with old photos or stories about Whitebead's past is encouraged to contact the school. The event includes the school's annual bean tamale and supper dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening.

Church revival

New Hope Baptist Church in Sulphur is inviting the public to a revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 3-6.

Yoga class

The PV Public Library is offering a free yoga class for all ages at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights through March 7. The classes are now being held across the street at the PV Junior High.

Senior class

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.

Poetry reading

Dorothy Alexander is scheduled to read her own poems at 6 p.m. March 28 at the PV Public Library. The event is hosted by the Pauls Valley Friends of the Library.

Free compost

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.

Horse rescues

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.

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.

Beginning Again

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.

Flu clinics

No-cost flu shots are now available at the Garvin County Health Department in PV. The public is asked to call 405-238-7346 first and make an appointment.

Lego Club

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.

After school

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.

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. The next meeting is March 6.

Rotary Club

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

Democratic Party

The Garvin County Democratic Party will hold precinct meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at the Reynolds Recreation Center. There will be no regular monthly meeting on March 2.

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 11. 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 10.

Antioch lunch

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.

Pet clinic

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.

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 12. 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 March 16.

Health classes

The PV Public Library will resume free classes on diet and gardening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30, 9 to 11 a.m. April 27 and 9 to 11 a.m. May 25. A smaller version for kids will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoons from April 4 to May 9.

Book lecture

Hosted by the PV Public Library, a one-book lecture on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton will be at 6 p.m. April 11.

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. 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.

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 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.

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.

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).

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