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 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 18, 2020 

I'm a 'public nuisance'

The city called me a “public nuisance” in the legal notices in the paper. That would insult some people, but not me. It’s the nature of my business. Some women have been calling me a public...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 11, 2020

The lady moderator did a pretty good job of maintaining control

I sat through the vice-presidential debates with Justin and Cleo on Wednesday. It was much quieter than the presidential debates. The lady moderator did a pretty good job of maintaining control. Both...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 4, 2020

I'm so embarrassed

I usually limit my watching of presidential debates to channel surfing during commercials, but Cleo wanted to learn what the candidates had to offer the people of the United States. Unfortunately,...

 

Responsibility has gone by the wayside in modern times

I try not to dwell every week about COVID-19, elections and the Boy Scouts' problems because I am sure you are already getting all you can stand on the news. A legislator has proposed legislation to...

 

Visiting a store that sells rocks

A while back we were in Waynoka and Cleo saw a rock shop there, but it was closed. Last Sunday they were going to be open, so Justin took Cleo and me on tour. Granddaughter Jaylyn and her friend went...

 

'You just thought we were gone'

In the Godfather movie one of Michael Corleone's famous lines is, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." That's how I feel about the weeds. If it had not rained this past week, I was f...

 

This really is that simple

I support police officers, but not the ones who commit crimes. I support protesters, but not the ones who commit crimes. I forgot one important birthday last week. My great grandson Drake's birthday...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 30, 2020

We had two birthdays in the Scribner family this week

My sister-in-law (Jack's wife) Sandy and our granddaughter Jaylyn both celebrated their birthday on Thursday. Jaylyn's was a milestone. She turned 18. It seems like only yesterday she was JUST 17....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 23, 2020

TV watching ruined last week

What a bummer! The Democratic Convention was on primetime this last week. It’s bad enough I have to listen to some politician rave on sporadically, but they all ganged up in one place and ruined my...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 16, 2020

Stick a fork in me, I'm done

First, protesters, please go home. I've got the message. I know you are unhappy. I know you want changes. I know more progress can be made by giving your message through the media, lobbying Congress,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 9, 2020

Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes last week

Amy Mayes, Sarita Simon and I all share Aug. 2 as our birthday. I am the senior member of the trio by several years. I am so old I can remember when the Dead Sea was just sick! I have been watching...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 2, 2020

Free advice is like free kittens

In this week’s Newsgram the first Action Ad was for free kittens. Next to free advice, free kittens are the most offered thing in the world. The place to get the kittens was called Miller’s Cat...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 26, 2020

Well Wal-Mart has caused excitement

You now need to wear a mask to go inside. A few people are really excited about this infringement of their freedoms. While I can understand this view, they really need to look at it from another...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 19, 2020

Happy anniversary, Cleo

Friday was Cleo and my 53rd wedding anniversary. Fifty-three years is no small feat for any couple, but considering what she had to work with, a monumental accomplishment for Cleo. The pandemic has...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 12, 2020

What a week

My big computer died and I am writing this on my laptop. It takes a bit of getting used to because it came over on the Mayflower. I am hoping my computer can be fixed, or at least my stuff can be...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 5, 2020

Those Democrats are pretty tricky sometimes

I found out why “The Donald's” trip to Tulsa was a bust. The Democrats sent tickets for a free Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen to all the Republicans attending, valid during the rally. Cleo and I have...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 28, 2020

Be thankful for the right to protest

I hope you had a good Father’s Day. Saturday is the 4th of July. May your punks stay lit, your crackers all pop, and you get to pig out. This year protesters, looters and rioters should be especiall...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 21, 2020

William 'Billy' Ross. Ponder this name for a few paragraphs

Happy Father's Day to all the stand-up men in the world! Especially to my dad for all he has done for his family. Your reward? There is a casino in your future. Brian and I went to the meeting on the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 14, 2020

This is a blatant case of deja moo

It's Sunday afternoon and in the spirit of social distancing you load up in the family truckster and go for a spin to one of our state's nice lakes to have a picnic and enjoy the birds and fishermen....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 7, 2020

This is my take on protesting and rioting

Forgive me if I have missed the mark on these people. Let me say I am very sorry for what happened to Mr. Floyd. It bothers me that three officers watched this happen and did nothing to stop it. They...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 31, 2020

Goldbug Gulp and Gallop alive and well

I met a nice lady, Kohannah Hess, at Wal-Mart that said the Goldbug Gulp and Gallop is alive and well again this year. They would like a call at 327-1647, to know how many meals to prepare, but you...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 24, 2020

The raccoon is the official mascot of 2020

He always wears a mask. Compulsively washes hands, and the letters of raccoon rearrange to spell corona (if you leave out one c). Let's all have a safe and fun Memorial weekend. It looks like it will...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 17, 2020

The posters of the class of 2020 around the square are topnotch

My grandson, Josh Scribner, is on the corner across from the Alva Coop Store. He looks good, along with all the other 2020 senior banners. I saw Cherokee has theirs up too. I also read that there...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers. surrogate mothers, a mother/grandmother to your child's friends, any man that does the mother job, or a sibling that steps up for the family. If I left anyone...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 3, 2020

Whew! I thought the Walmart police had me for sure

I was at Walmart the other day, and when I looked at the floor, I realized I had gone down the aisle the wrong direction. The floor has directions on which way to go around the store with Do Not Enter...

 

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