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Lynn Says

Someone sent me this list of things that comedian Jeff Foxworthy reportedly said about Oklahoma. I'm a little skeptical that Foxworthy authored this since it could apply to several midwestern and...

 

The next best thing to camp is vacation Bible school

Jaylyn and company made it back safely from the Bible Baptist Church Camp out in the Panhandle at Black Mesa. Several young people were saved, with the only downside being one girl broke her arm. The...

 
 By Paul Cole    Community    June 23, 2017

A fun-loving dad

Dads are remarkable. They love their children for who they are but always challenge them to do their best. Dads realize they face an impossible task. They admit it from the start, but they willingly take on the blessings of fatherhood to nurture...

 

Spiritually Speaking

For years, I was the family king when it came to Bible Trivia. We had a board game, complete with “difficult” and “easy” categories. I reigned undefeated through several tournaments and against all comers. Then my wife wanted to play. I don...

 

Auto service

When Nicki says the car is making a different noise, I know to follow up. Her diagnostic skills have proven correct every time and with her superior hearing acuity, it’s often something I haven’t...

 

Random Thoughts

For a while back in the day, I listened to country music. One of my favorite groups was The Kendalls, who were unique because they were a father-daughter duo. Many of the songs they recorded were...

 

Letter to the Editor

I just now finished reading Sunday's (Alva Review-Courier) story about the Alva tourism committee agenda. When I got to the last paragraph, I instantly was struck by a lot of questions and history memories. At my age sometimes 'instantly' means...

 

Lynn Says

Back when I was getting my psychology degree from Northwestern, a portion of a course dealt with accepting the doctrine of logical consequences. This line of thought can be applied to virtually all...

 

Fundraiser for a family to get a diabetic-alert dog

Paige Springer is a 6 and a half year old who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. In Type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks part of its own pancreas. Doctors are not sure why this happens, but the immune system...

 

Father's day is today

I hope all the participating fathers have a great day. All you that should be but aren't fathers, think about what you are missing and step up to the plate. I got some popcorn for the loafers and me...

 

YOLO reexamined

If you spend any time around Millennials, you have probably heard the term YOLO. For a man who has eased passed the half century mark, YOLO sounds like gibberish. For those of you that have not yet been introduced to the term, it means You Only Live...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Real scholars scare me. “Type A” people intimidate me. I’m not a type A. I’m more of a type C-minus. However, the Lord has blessed me with a lot of neat opportunities to teach and some of those type A scholars have come in quite handy at...

 

Spy stuff

Teddy Ruxpin – the best-selling toy of 1985-1986 – was an animated, interactive Teddy Bear that used a cassette tape to talk and move. That was later replaced by a digital cartridge in the newest...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Being a freshman legislator is quite a change from years of being a solo practitioner. During session, I learned that being successful in getting something done means getting the majority of your colleagues to see your vision, no pun intended. It...

 

Random Thoughts

As we saw last week, John Scott Harrison was the son of President William Henry Harrison and the father of President Benjamin Harrison, giving him a unique place in U.S. history. Like other members...

 

Lynn Says

A new twist on getting you to give away your personal information is hitting my email accounts about every week. One this week was allegedly from Network Solutions saying they wanted to confirm my use...

 
 By Jack Fisher    Community    June 11, 2017

Observations about late night shows

It gives me courage to say something about TV since Lynn commented on late night shows (June 7, 2017, Newsgram). I do not want to complain because they may come after me, but I will mention some things I have observed. In addition to the comedians...

 

The Hadas made it back to Alva last Friday

We could not attend the pow wow because of family reunions and Alva stuff. Phil said it was a good pow wow with a lot of attendees. It was a short visit to Alva because they had been out nearly a...

 
 By Paul Cole    Community    June 9, 2017

Your worst nightmare

What do you consider your worst nightmare, and you cannot say, “The day I was born.” You may say, “Could I have two or three worst nightmares?” No, you can only have one. You may say your worst nightmare came in facing a health problem,...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Community    June 9, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 11:1). The great cloud...

 

Hidden persuaders

Sitting on the porch after a spring shower, listening to the birds, it’s hard to imagine that there is another world, created by technology, called cyberspace. Cyberspace is powered by data, and...

 

Random Thoughts

Previously, we looked at some of the famous political families in U.S. history. Among the most prominent of those was the Harrison family whose original members lived on a plantation in Virginia. We...

 
 By Katie Strehl    Community    June 8, 2017

Fidget spinner: Fad or tool

Are you a fidgeter? Do you find yourself tapping your fingers to the Lone Ranger theme song? Shaking your leg incessantly to the point others around you think it might be an earthquake? Doodling...

 

Lynn Says

Marione and I usually work late enough that on a good night we get home about 10 p.m. That is perfect to watch one of the TV newscasts out of Oklahoma City. Then, we'd sit back and enjoy the Tonight...

 
 By Aleta Nolan    Community    June 4, 2017

Is your child playing enough?

Early childhood is an incredibly active time. Kids are learning and growing and playing and ... sitting. They play house by pretending to watch a movie, or make toys into cell phones or computer screens. Different forms of digital media have become...

 

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