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 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 24, 2024 

Let's all have a good Memorial Day weekend

It's kind of different this year because Cleo isn't here to mastermind getting the flowers out for me. I think Jennifer and Grace have been helping/doing it for a few years, so it will be done right....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 17, 2024

Speak English, please

Every time I get a medical bill and several other things, I get a sheet with 12 or more languages on it. There are French, German, Polish, Taglog, Haitian Creole and others. I understand why some of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 10, 2024

What will I do now?

The Lite-N-Nite convenience store on the west end of Alva caught fire this week, and that was where I met some of my friends and got drinks. It will take more fuel to get to the other watering holes....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 3, 2024

Freedom of speech is on its way out

The House has passed a law making it illegal to say anti-Semitic things about Jews. They said it needed to be passed because of the college students’ protests. I think it is your right to voice y...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 26, 2024

Sometimes ignorance is bliss

One evening last week I ran across a post selling a nice looking 2012 car with 77,000 miles on it for $2,500. I had a friend looking for a car and this would fit the bill. One of my other friends was...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 19, 2024

Something to remember

None of the money sent overseas, "free" programs, and handouts are government funded. They are all taxpayer funded. I had a good time going to garage sales with my brother, Jeff, last Saturday. I...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 12, 2024

It's garage sales weekend

From the list, there will be plenty to go around. I don't know where to pick them up, but the list is on Facebook and in the Newsgram. One neat thing is people can post pictures of what they have on F...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 5, 2024

It's gonna be a busy weekend

Last night was the Citizens Choice Awards Gala. There was no category for the most curbs hit in Alva, so I didn't go. This evening is the First Friday Art Walk at Graceful Arts Gallery. I have never...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 29, 2024

Happy Easter, everyone

Remember tomorrow, Saturday, is the fire department’s Easter egg hunt on the square. It starts at 10 a.m. sharp, so don't be late. I attended it for many years with children and grandchildren and w...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 22, 2024

Ttriskaidekaphobia

No pills will help this condition. This is the name for someone with fears about the number 13. What a good question to pose on game night. I was at Walmart the other evening, and when I came out ther...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 15, 2024

Well, the race is over for presidential candidates, I guess

We are already down to the same two Bozos we had four years ago to choose from. Keep in mind that it is over eight months to Election Day. Depending on which news channel you watch, Trump is going to...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 8, 2024

What was super about Tuesday?

Trump and Biden both got convincing wins. What amazes me is that people actually believe either of these men is fully capable of getting our country on the right path. Both have a shot at it and I'm...

 

Vegas visit is a letdown

I was disappointed! There is an old saying "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Nothing happened there that I couldn't talk about here. Probably the most exciting thing was my trip to the house of...

 

Attention voters and travelers

Assuming the voters remain stupid and Biden and Trump are the nominees, they will travel the country debating each other. It will be called the "Antiques Roadshow." There is an old Beach Boys song...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 9, 2024

Dating sites are cool!

Well, not really. Many years ago, I used to go to dating sites, not to trade Cleo off, but to see what local people were on them. There weren't a lot of sites, but they were all free and just needed...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 2, 2024

Is it too late to get my money back?

I have been going through the food inventory at our house to use up some of it. I would buy something that Cleo liked to eat, and after it hit the freezer, it disappeared. Between some stories on MSN,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 26, 2024

What about stupid laws and the people sworn to back them up?

In Ohio a pastor opened up the church for people to get in out of the subzero temperatures. Pastor Chris Avell arguably kept over 100 people from freezing to death by letting them stay at the church....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 19, 2024

Some of you are in trouble

If you ever used the term "I'll do it when hell freezes over," better get ready to make good on it, because the time is now. In one of Marione's stories it said to not be afraid to take naps, because...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 12, 2024

I got my first date of 2024 already lined up

I mean it's a court date, but it's still a date. I'm dressing up. Well, I know now I made a big mistake when I went into law enforcement years ago. As City Marshal after all these years I haven't...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 5, 2024

Where does the money go?

On the St. Jude's commercial is a little girl with big pink glasses and the best smile ever. I know the reason there are so many different kids is to tug at as many heart strings as possible, and the...

 

Happy New Year to one and all

If you want to get drunk and be somebody, have a friend handy to get the new important you home safely. I used to try to get drunk and be somebody, but I always woke up with a headache and still was...

 

Let's all remember the real reason for the season

Please tell your children that it is not just about the gifts. Ideally, load your family up and go to a church service somewhere this morning. If you don't have a regular church, pick out the one that...

 

They knew it from my birth, I was born a comedian

The nurses gathered around and one of them looked at me and said, "There is something funny about Jim." Last Monday I went to the eye doctor for a checkup. He said it was progressing nicely, which I...

 

It's a strange world we live in, Master Jack

This headline is from a 1968 song. The light in my room is on one side of the room and there is always a shadow on my desk. I have needed a lamp for a long while but hated to spend the money. I...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 3, 2023

I think I'm gonna go crazy

Not with life in general, which doesn't help my sanity, but with Medicare Part C commercials and phone calls. If all the money spent on advertising was used for healthcare, we wouldn't even need...

 

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