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 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 5, 2023 

Six more weeks of winter

At least that's what the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted Wednesday. Think about it a minute. We have millions of dollars of sophisticated weather equipment, and it comes down to a chubby rodent....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 5, 2023 

Six more weeks of winter

At least that's what the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted Wednesday. Think about it a minute. We have millions of dollars of sophisticated weather equipment, and it comes down to a chubby rodent....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 29, 2023

20% of the people vote and 100% gripe

Next week is the filing period, Feb. 6-8, for the mayor city treasurer, city marshal, and four council seats in Alva. At least one person has announced his intention to run for mayor. Great! I hope...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 22, 2023

Never trust the turtles

A snail returned home all beat up. The other snails asked what happened and he told them two turtles beat him up. “We'll take care of them for you!” replied the snail family. “What did they...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 15, 2023

Is this the America that our ancestors left us? I think not!

This is from Oklahoma City: Senate Bill 201 was filed Monday and, if passed, would require municipal inspections of homeless camps. The bill says that camps must be up to building codes, and if not,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 8, 2023

Is it 2024 yet?

I have test driven 2023 and am ready for it to be over. I already have lost two friends, had Cleo at the emergency room, and still cannot see out of my eye. Along with some other minor calamities,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 1, 2023

Happy New Year to everyone

It seems like every year I wish for a better year than the one we are leaving. In reality one year is about like the others. There is less faith in God, sickness, friends and family members that pass...

 

Merry Christmas to one and all

If you have nowhere to eat or are alone and need fellowship, go to 818 Diner, at 818 Okla. Boulevard, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. today for a good and free meal. You don't need a reservation, just an appeti...

 

Great family time

Take your family to a church Christmas program one Sunday evening. Then get some hot chocolate and drive around looking at the lights. My friend Margaret Cole called to tell me this Sunday at 6 p.m....

 

Let's get our priorities straight in Washington

Everyone is applauding Biden's trade of a convicted arms dealer for Brittney Griner, an American being held in Russia and sentenced to 9 years for having illegal drugs when she entered the country....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 4, 2022

Well, we have made it through two holidays and started on the big one

Sadly, the birth of Christ celebration season will make or break lots of businesses this year. Between shortages, high prices, and inflation, it will be a tough year. I have been saving up, and want...

 

You know you are old when you pull the handle on a slot machine and three prunes pop up

I hope you and yours had a good holiday this year. Last Sunday we had ham and fixings with the family. Today Justin is fixing “beef wellington” and more fixings. The more important side of these...

 

Happy Thanksgiving

May your turkey be moist, your casseroles be done, leftovers be few, and your family and friends be many. We will have the first Thanksgiving dinner today with the family. Thursday, I am going to...

 

Praise the Lord and pass the buttermilk, the elections are over

If I can last to Dec. 7, the Medicare ads should end. I wonder how desperate for money or recognition Jimmy Walker, William Shatner or Joe Namath are to do the Medicare ads? Well, the Houston Astros...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    November 6, 2022

Turn back your clocks today or you will be early everywhere you go

I like the extra hour of sleep but hate working until dark. Next spring let's just move the time 1/2 hour and then leave it. Don't forget to vote Tuesday. As usual we have politicians long on...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 30, 2022

Thanks to all the people that helped with the rodeo on the square

It was a bit nippy, but I bet there were no complaints from the young participants. I guess I underestimated my son Justin's power. He would be one vote if he were on the council, yet the mayor is...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 23, 2022

Why does everything happen to me and Dick Tracy?

Monday evening, I went to Walmart and got some stuff. I have an old gurney I use to move things closer to the house. I moved everything in the house but the kitty litter and the sack with the eggs...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 16, 2022

Holy mackerel there, Amos!

I got 14 spam calls one day and 16 the next. I usually don't answer, but if I have been short on entertainment, I will occasionally answer one. I guess I am pretty popular with the callers, because...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 9, 2022

Part of growing old

It could rain this week, so will all that know a rain dance meet on the courthouse square and put in your best effort. Sometimes small things bother me more than the important things should. Part of g...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 2, 2022

Fun stuff on Discover Oklahoma on Sept. 24

Besides their usual trips around the state showing eating joints and fun places to stop, this week Discover Oklahoma had a segment on Alva. The Vanilla Bean and our murals were featured. At the Bean,...

 

The Big Cruise was fun, and very hot

Cleo and I deserted Jack shortly after dinner Saturday for some cool air at home. When I went back down there, he had given up the ghost himself. Both meals were really good. If I ever hit the...

 

Alva is a busy place this month

Do you know what car God likes best? Plymouth. After all, he drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury. I hope you are having fun at the Big Cruise and Car Show. We had a good time at the...

 

Long live the King, the Queen is gone

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. She had been queen for 70 years and is replaced by Prince Charles. It was said he would change his name to something else. That could be a plan for King Joe and...

 

Another busy September

Labor Day is the 3-4-5 first weekend. There are lots of activities for everybody and their families. I think maybe Jack and I might make the car show at Kiowa on Sunday. I always enjoy it because I...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 28, 2022

Now the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would say

Last week my knee hurt and I couldn't walk. I got a shot that helped it some. Friday evening, I started to hurt in my lower back. The pain grew, so Saturday I went to the ER. After several tests it wa...

 

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