The American Legion Post here in Ryan will be having their monthly dance Saturday, July 20th.  The dance will start at 7:00 pm.  They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.  You can’t beat the price for dinner and entertainment.

 Sunday, July 21st is the date chosen by the Ryan Beautification Group for another Indian Taco dinner.  It will be held at the Ryan Senior Citizens Center.  It will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  They price is donations only.

 Sports Physicals are scheduled for Monday, July 22nd for the female athletes and Monday, July 29th for the male athletes.  They will be performed at Dr. Chad Williams office in Waurika at the cost of $10.00 and is for all athletes grades 5 through 12.

 Enrollment for the coming school year will be August 7th and 8th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Check with the school for the schedule for enrollment for your youngster.

 Ryan Volunteer Fire Department is having their 1st Annual 5K fun run and walk, someone has a strange idea of fun.  It will be held Saturday, July 27th at 8:00 am, lunch will be served after at the Fire Department.

 I feel behooved to announce the 1st Annual “Christmas On the Trail Chili Cook Off”.  It will be held Saturday, September 21st in beautiful downtown Ryan, Oklahoma.  This is a fundraiser for the Christmas On the Trail Festival that we will have in early December.  Entry fee is $40.00 per team, with a limit of four members to a team.  You must enter by Monday, September 16th.  Identity of the judges is a closely guarded secret but I can tell you that we are fortunate to have an expert on food of the tex-mex variety, another gentleman of discerning taste and a well known chef.  I hope you will all come out for some chili and listen to the music of Upper Road.

 I was just sitting and visiting with some friends the other day about the good old days and the name Lester “Pinkie” Abell was mentioned.  Most of you will probably remember Pinkie Abell.  The thing that came to mind for me was Pinkie riding his motorcycle.  Now Mr. Abell did farm and ranch work and he dressed the part, he wore tall cowboy boots and tucked his pants into the tops.  I can still see him in his cowboy clothes  on what was the first full dressed Harley-Davidson motorcycle that I ever saw, it even had a stereo.

 You may have noticed the activity going on Highway 81 across from the Bob Givens Sports Complex.  I am starting a contest, it’s a guessing game.  What is going to be built on that site?  So far I have heard several different things.  #1 is a new bank, #2 is a dollar store, #3 is a new bank and a dollar store and #4 is a house.  If you guess correctly you get bragging rights.  I don’t know about all of you but I’m giddy with anticipation to find out what’s going to be built.