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 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 26, 2022

Please vote on Tuesday

Vote, vote, vote, please. Let the politicians know we are keeping an eye on them by having a large voter turnout. Tuesday, June 28, is the day. There are lots of candidates to choose from. It is a...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and substitute dads everywhere

A great shout out to my dad and sons for the good fathers they are. The Gulp and Gallop is alive and well again this year through June 30. Under 18 can get a meal and short entertainment. Check the Ne...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 12, 2022

Congratulations Oklahoma girls' softball team!

The OU girls won it all Thursday evening for championships two years in a row. On the men's side Oklahoma is not out of it yet. Maybe, just maybe they can win their side for a sweep of the NCAA...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 5, 2022

Are local stores great places or what?

One store I was in had a display of clearance wine. Talk about a way to tempt a cheap nondrinker! I was tempted, but don't know what wine goes with what food or occasion. I saw one called Blush. I...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 29, 2022

Happy Memorial Day weekend to one and all

I'd like to tell you how I will spend it but am playing it by ear this year. Cleo had two medical appointments in Enid on Wednesday, so we braved the rain and made a stop at Walmart. Cleo hadn't been...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 22, 2022

Bad timing, council

With the gas and electric companies raising their rates; fuel prices going wild; and eggs, milk and bread becoming luxuries, a break from our hometown utilities would have been nice. If I remember rig...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 15, 2022

Conspiracy theory, maybe

As the Ukraine war ramped up, our president and government started sending millions of dollars and war materials against most people's wishes. Suddenly abortion and Roe vs Wade becomes front page news...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day, ladies

To all the mothers in Heaven, including my mother, Hulda Scribner, and my mother-in-law, Shirley West, thank you for being there for us, and loving all children in spite of ourselves. Let me also...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 1, 2022

Double excitement for the Scribner family

Sunday, May 1, my brother Jeff is officially retired from BJCC (Bill Johnson Correctional Facility). He started at JCCC (James Crabtree Correctional Center) in Helena and transferred to Alva in just...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 24, 2022

Happy belated Easter and praise the Lord

Jesus has risen and is alive and well among us. There was a question on Facebook asking if you had ever seen a teacher hit anyone or cuss. I have seen both, and it was not labeled abuse. Part of the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 17, 2022

Happy Easter Sunday everyone

I always remember the good old days when we had major Easter gatherings. Besides the good food and fellowship, there were a couple of things I remember most. Besides candy, Cleo put coins in the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 10, 2022

Happy belated birthday, Dad

Friday, April 8, James Scribner turned 93. We didn't have a party for him, although we probably should have. Uncle Edward came up Friday, and we had a family gathering for dinner so that qualifies. Ou...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 3, 2022

So funny I cannot stand it!

How does Mr. Hamburger introduce his wife? ... Meet (meat) Patty. Cleo told me to hurry up because Discover Oklahoma was doing a segment on Boiling Springs State Park by Woodward. I made it back just...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 27, 2022

How's that again?

What do you call a rabbit with fleas? Wait for it .... He's a Bugs Bunny! I went to WalMart Wednesday afternoon on a drug run. My lung doctor gave me a new daily inhaler to try for a month to see if...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 20, 2022

One goofy thing may be gone soon

If I read it right, the U.S. Senate just passed a bill making daylight savings time permanent. Now all it has to do is pass the House. My only questions are, why it took so long, and with runaway pric...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 6, 2022

Prayers for all innocents in every war

The world condemning Putin's attacks on the Ukraine has about the same effect as telling a child not to do something he shouldn't. All sanctions do is hurt the people that can do nothing about the...

 

'Go Bugs Go'

One of the grandkids introduced me to a cool song made right here in Alva. Mrs. Kiley Feely's music studio directed the fourth-grade classes to sing, "Go Bugs Go," for the Alva Goldbugs. You can find...

 

Say it ain't so! Chet Shelite is retiring from Alva's Market

Don't get me wrong, I am very happy for Chet, and wish him the best, but am very sad for the rest of us. Everyone at "The Market" is friendly and helpful. Chet goes above and beyond with a king size...

 

Selective dishonesty

Most people are fairly honest but have a moment once in a while. Cheat on taxes, keep the money when they get too much change back, call in sick from work when you are okay, and lots of other...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 6, 2022

The day the music died

Don McLean's line in the song "American Pie" says it all. February 3, 1959, rock and roll took a major hit. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP Richardson (The Big Bopper) were killed in an airplane...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 30, 2022

Congratulations to the Stratton family

The staff at Share Medical Center got to deliver their first baby born there in more than ten years. Mother and child were doing fine last I heard. A while back I was watching one of Cleo's favorite...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 23, 2022

Holy mackerel, Mabel

I had hopes 2022 would be calmer, better family health, and less excitement. One out of three isn't bad. Cleo is muddling along and holding her own – calmer and less excitement. Well, the jury is...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 16, 2022

Dual exhausts

While driving past the show building, I noticed that several cars had dual exhausts. When I was a kid any car with dual exhausts immediately had possibilities to be fast. The ultimate was a car with...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 9, 2022

What a place is northwest Oklahoma

One day I am running around in a short sleeve shirt, and the next having trouble getting enough clothes on to keep warm. Thursday was cold enough that I just saw the salvage long enough to feed and...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 2, 2022

Happy day after New Year's

If you are reading this, then it means on New Year's Eve you either behaved yourself, or found bail money. Either way welcome to 2022. It is a little sad, but the optimism for the coming year is not...

 

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