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Lynn Says

The Stand for the Silent Organization has created a list of 55,000 children that have taken their lives in the last 7 years due to being bullied. To break that down – that is 8,000 per year, or 22...

 
 By Dru Bryant    Community    August 23, 2017 

Timberlake FFA members Slip and Slide into a new school year

On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 16, members of the Timberlake FFA chapter held their first meeting of the year. The officers conducted an official business meeting to take an official vote for the...

 

Beta Sigma Phi meets Aug. 10

Seventeen members of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of President Linda Roten on Aug. 10, with two members absent. Ida Evans represented the chapter at the state convention and presented her report and showed many tokens that she received at the...

 

Menus for the week of Aug. 21–25

Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Sausage roll, peaches, juice, milk Tuesday – Berry Colossal Crunch, cinnamon toast, banana, juice, milk Wednesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, juice, milk Thursday –...

 

56th annual Pshigoda family reunion

Descendants of William and Florentina Pshigoda held the 56th Annual Pshigoda Cousins Reunion, August 4–6 at Waka (Texas) Community Center, southwest of Perryton, Texas. On Friday evening, bierox and ham sandwiches were served to 30 in attendance....

 

Questions about photo

Letter to the editor, Two questions come to mind after studying Friday's picture of the Oklahoma History Center meeting hall. First: that meeting hall is tall enough to fly airplanes around in it. OK, that was not a question. Second: who paid for...

 

The Coffee House Philosopher

There is nothing so appreciated by the general public as a well-behaved child. But things become less than peachy when nearby Junior begins to test appropriate limits. Or more to the point, we have trouble putting up with someone else’s “lovely c...

 

The bar looked like it was right out of a 'Gunsmoke' show

Sun City, Kansas, is one of three small Kansas towns east of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Years ago brother Jack needed to deliver a lighting tower up there, so I went with him. When we got to Belvidere,...

 

The rope of good parenting

I trust that you and your family are adjusting well as we all get back to the routines of another school year. New shoes, clothes and school supplies are in for a long year. There is nothing better than opening a new box of crayons or the smell of a...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Caution! What follows is an opinion piece. You may or may not agree. And, even if you do think I’m right, there may be precious little we can do about the situation as we see it. So, here’s your exit visa – if you have a daughter,...

 

Eclipse

Just a few hours remain before a narrow band across the entire North American Continent experiences a total solar eclipse on Monday. Different from a lunar eclipse, which is the Earth’s shadow...

 

Random Thoughts

Fans of the sport of horse racing know that Belmont Park – located just outside of New York City – is one of the premier racing venues in the United States. Every year the track hosts the Belmont...

 

Cowboy advice

• Don't judge people by their relatives. • Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town. • When you lose, don't lose the lesson. • Talk slowly, think quickly. • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. • Live a...

 

Horse quotes and sayings

What would a cowboy, or cowgirl, for that matter, be without his or her horse? Is it even possible to be a cowboy without a horse? Here are some funny sayings about horses. • If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on,...

 

Things a cowboy should not do

• Don’t squat with your spurs on. • Don't let your yearnings get ahead of your earnings. • Don't dig for water under the outhouse. • Don't go in if you don't know the way out. • Don't mess with something that ain't bothering you. •...

 

Cowboy Ten Commandments

• Just one God. • Honor yer Ma and Pa. • No telling tales or gossipin’. • Git ye to Sunday meetin’. • Put nothin’ before God. • No foolin’ around with another fella’s gal. • No killin’. • Watch yer mouth. • Don’t take...

 

Cowboy hat lore

Five uses for a cowboy hat 1. Keep out the sun. 2. Keep off the rain. 3. Looks great on those beautiful cowgirls. 4. Make the girls go crazy for you. 5. Put it on your face to block out annoying rugrats and get some shuteye. Cowboy hat etiquette Tip...

 

Cowboy horse terms

Bell Mare: generally older mares wearing a bell, used as leaders in pack trains or put in a remuda to locate where horses are grazing at night. Bell: To trim an animal's tail into a distinctive bell shaped pattern, often used on mules. The pattern...

 

Cowboy personal gear

BEDROLL: Blankets rolled and carried for sleeping. Also called sugans, soogans, hot rolls or dream sacks. COWBOY BOOTS: High-topped boots made with high heels to keep them from slipping through saddle stirrups and as a brace in roping. Soles are...

 

Cowboy terms

BUCKAROO: Derived from the Spanish "vaquero." (In Spanish, the letters b and v are both pronounced "b." ) A cowboy from the Great Basin country of northern Nevada, southern Idaho, northeast California and southeastern Oregon. Often wear flat hats and...

 

The great Will Rogers quotes

• Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. • Always drink upstream from the herd. • There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. • Never miss a good chance to shut up. • We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit...

 

Freedom United Methodist Church news

Sunday, Aug. 13, was the tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The order of services at the Freedom United Methodist Church was: Prelude by Janell Reutlinger Announcements: Aug. 16 we are hosting a noon luncheon for the Freedom teachers and staff. Please...

 

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