School filing right around the corner

The annual three-day school filing period will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 5-7 at the Garvin County Election Board in the county courthouse in Pauls Valley.

For most school districts the No. 3 board of education seat will a part of this filing period.

In Pauls Valley the office is currently held by Katie Johnson.

In Paoli there will be a second office with three years left on an unexpired term.

Whitebead has the No. 2 and No. 3 offices included. The No. 3 seat is for a two-year unexpired term.

Other area districts included in the filing are Stratford, Elmore City-Pernell, Maysville, Lindsay and Mid-America Technology Center.

Anyone interested in running as a candidate for a board of education office can contact the election board for more information.


The city of Pauls Valley has announced because of the holiday all trash routes scheduled for pick up on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will instead be collected the day before on Wednesday.

The transfer station in Pauls Valley will be closed on Thursday and Friday and reopen Saturday.


A low cost spay/neuter signup is at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at the PV Animal Shelter

The cost is for dogs $50 and cats $35 and a rabies vaccination is $10 without current rabies certificate.

This is a cash only transaction at the shelter. Call 405-238-1303 or for more information.


Oklahoma book author John J. Dwyer is scheduled to give a presentation on the state's history at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Crossroads Church in Pauls Valley.

Dwyer will also hold signings for his books on Oklahoma history before and after statehood.

The event is open to the public as the presentation is being done by 2.MAR.OE Educational Support Group.

The church is located just west of I-35 on state Highway 19.


The current Let’s Talk About It series at Pauls Valley's public library will soon wrap up for the year.

Sharon Burris of Ardmore will lead a lecture next month on the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom.

Supported by Oklahoma Humanities, the lecture will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Nora Sparks Warren Memorial Library.

The library is also planning a free meditation class now set for a 2 p.m. start on Sunday, Dec. 11.


A handful of Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drives are scheduled in Garvin County over the next couple of weeks.

• Friday, Nov. 25 (11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – Strip mall in front of Pauls Valley Walmart, 2000 West Grant. Call Amie Orr at 580-798-3714.

• Monday, Nov. 28 (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – Valley Community Hospital in Pauls Valley. Call Kirby Evans at 405-866-5100.

• Friday, Dec. 2 (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) – Maysville High School. Call Haly Murray at 405-867-4410.

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