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 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 24, 2021

Auctions and dreams

Saturday, I went to Paul Doman's auction over at Nescatunga by the Great Salt Plains Lake. Paul passed away some time back, and his family needed to sell off some of his collections. I have quit...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 17, 2021

1938

Ask any person of the Jewish race what the year 1938 means to them, and the answer will be that was the year Hitler started tattooing numbers on Jews. Because of the number, travel was limited, the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 10, 2021

The downtown square looked really nice for homecoming this year

The students and city guys who did the work on the crosswalks need high-fives all around. I had the flu on Thursday and Friday this last week. I had not had the flu for about ten years, and had forgot...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 3, 2021

Here's to a good homecoming parade next Saturday

One weatherman I watched said it would be perfect weather for the parade, but another said a 20% of rain. Curses on him for such talk! Congratulations to all the Miss Cinderella participants. Our home...

 

I hope everyone had a fun time at the car show

I never walked the whole show but the cars I saw were really special. Jack brought his '63 Falcon convertible, complete with his frog collection of stuffed animals. One young lady wanted her picture t...

 

I hope everyone is having fun at the car show

There have been plenty of activities to go around. I meant to mention 9/11 last week and my mind wandered away. I could have never given the story the justice that Marione did in the Sept. 8...

 

The Woods County Fair is history

If you went to the fair, I hope you had a good time. This is the first year I have not been in my booth since time began. I have felt bad for a couple of weeks, and to add insult to injury, I have dev...

 

I hope you had fun with all the activities around

We are at the midpoint of the Labor Day weekend. If you don't have anything planned after church, take your sweetie on a trip to the car show in Kiowa, Kansas. You will have to hurry, though, because...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 29, 2021

Who the crap is Spam Risk?

I think Cleo may be having an affair with him. Every time "Spam Risk" calls, she tells me to hang up! Good job, post office stamps are going up in price from 55 to 58 cents each. Pre Biden gas was so...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 22, 2021

Breaking news: Man sues McDonald's for still being depressed after eating Happy Meal

We have had troops in Afghanistan for 20 years and over 2000 American soldiers have died trying to save the people and force democracy on them. Over time there have been eight countries/dynasties...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 15, 2021

School started this week, is it Labor Day weekend already?

It seems like school starts earlier every year. Good luck to all the students and teachers. Jaylyn has left us for her new adventure at OSU. Best of luck, kid! History is disappearing, and that is...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 8, 2021

The city fathers blew it big time

They had a chance to make a fortune and put us on the entertainment map. All they had to do was put those tag reading machines on each side of the road out on Flynn, where they fixed the culverts,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 1, 2021

Grab your jacket; it's only going to be in the mid 90s this week

I had a doctor's appointment in Enid on Friday afternoon last week. Cleo, Jack, and I went to get the results on my MRI from some time back. It amazes me when you are checked for something that could...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 25, 2021

We are on the lower end of things

We have a great state, but generally when I find the surveys on how we stack up against other states on common sense, in lawmakers, education, and other things, we are on the lower end of things. I...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 18, 2021

The fix was in, again

Mary Hamilton resigned from the Alva City Council, prompting the need for a replacement. I was sad to see her go, but she needs to do what's best for her and her family. The obvious choice was the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 11, 2021

Fun, fun, fun in northwest Oklahoma the 3rd, 4th and 5th

I didn't go to the park, but from the sounds I could hear everyone was having a great time. Thanks to all that made these celebrations possible. Cleo and I stayed in for the 4th of July celebrations,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 4, 2021

Happy 4th of July to one and all

There are many holiday activities in Alva and all the surrounding towns. If I saw right, the weather is going to be fine for the fourth. There has been enough rain maybe fires will be at a minimum...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 27, 2021

If I'm ever killed by a mountain lion, just know my last words were 'Here kitty, kitty, kitty'

This week's highs are supposed to be in the 80s, with rain chances about every day. We have gone from June hot to September cool. I hope this trend lasts until September. I am almost scared to ask...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 20, 2021

Holy Mackerel, Mabel, summer arrived with a vengeance

Harvest is in full swing and has brought the harvest heat with it. One of the bad things about the salvage business is everything you do is outside and hot to the touch. Shade gives some relief....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 13, 2021

Great news, the Goldbug Gulp and Gallop is alive and well again this year

There is a full-page ad in the Newsgram about how to get on board and feed your kids. Sadly, the senior citizens center is not faring too well. The state does not give them enough funding to fix all...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 6, 2021

I hope you had a great holiday last weekend

After a Native American ceremony at the pow-wow, Karee Hada and her family were in Alva for a memorial service for Phil Hada on Monday. Phil's son, Mark, did a very good job with the service. Part of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 23, 2021

Junkman's Gems

Around noon there were some light showers and I thought, “oh no,” but by show time the weather was great. I wore my shorts and got along just fine, but the wind made it a bit chilly for some...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 16, 2021

Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates

I never saw a dud in all the different school pictures in the paper. What I did see were young people with the ability to change the world for the better. Good luck to every one of you whatever your...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Quick personal note: Happy Birthday to my daughter-in-law, Grace, and my brother, Jeff. Young or old, I hope today is special for mothers everywhere. I was thinking about days gone by and how age...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 2, 2021

What is Alva most well-known for?

Most of the time on Facebook you either get religious, political and advertising posts, or Smudge the Cat and Karen. All are mostly okay if they are your cup of tea. Once in a while a question is pose...

 

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