Rodeo soon rides into PV

The wild action of the 75th annual Heritage Days Rodeo in Pauls Valley is set for Aug. 16-17. (Courtesy photo)

The 75th annual Heritage Days Rodeo is now just a few days away in Pauls Valley.

For this year's rodeo it's a two-night run with the action getting started at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17 at the PV Round Up Club Rodeo Arena.

Mutton busting for the little ones will be 7 p.m. each night with registration starting at 5:30 p.m.

A rodeo parade in downtown PV is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday night.

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Also coming in a few days is the start of Pauls Valley Public Library's next series of book lectures.

Four lectures are scheduled for a series featuring the theme of “Getting Your Reading Kicks on Route 66.”

Up first is the book “Route 66: The Mother Road” by Michael Wallis.

Rex Morrell will lead the lecture discussion, which is set to start at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

The remaining lecture series features:

• Sept. 19, “Mother Road” by Dorothy Garlock. Lecture led by Carol Sue Humphrey.

• Oct. 17, “Route 66 Remembered” by Michael Witzel. Lecture led by Ken Hada.

• Nov. 21, “West on 66: A Mystery” by James Cobb. Lecture led Bill Hagen.

All the books are now available to check out at the Nora Sparks Warren Memorial Library.

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The Pauls Valley Opry returns to its regular monthly time of 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the PV High School auditorium.

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

• The Pauls Valley Farmers Market's third season is now open to the public twice a week. 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.

• 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.

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