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 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...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 25, 2021

Big time wrestling is coming to Alva this week ... or maybe I should say small time

A group of midget wrestlers are going to put on a show Tuesday. I hope all that attend have a fun time. I probably won't go because if I want to wrestle, I just mouth off to Cleo, or get too close, an...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 18, 2021

I thought it over and decided this week to use other people's thoughts

Some of this is profound, some informative, some humorous, and some downright silly; enjoy. There was a study and scientists say swearing is actually a sign of more intelligence, not less. I doubt...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 11, 2021

Happy belated birthday, Dad

Dad turned 92 on April 8. He was at the salvage with other loafers, and we gave him the happy birthday song. I guess he still hears pretty good, because he didn't seem impressed with our singing...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 4, 2021

Happy Easter to one and all

I hope your family is gathering together for Easter Sunday. I also hope your kids got to hunt Easter eggs on Saturday with the fire department. When I used to take the grandkids it was always great...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 28, 2021

I have run into several people who have gotten their Covid-19 shots

One thing that you still need to do is mask up and wash your hands so as to not spread it to people that haven't gotten their shot yet. I just hope the shots are permanent and we don't have to repeat...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 21, 2021

Well, they have finally done it

Pepe Le Pew (the girl-hugging skunk) was found dead in the middle of the highway. Witnesses said he mumbled something about never meaning to be anything but entertainment before running out on the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 14, 2021

Turn your clocks forward please

It's time for the government-controlled clock. By the time you are reading this, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package may be in place. What a joke. The last round of stimulus checks saw the largest day...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 7, 2021

Bigfoot hunting season

Someone mentioned that I was going to tell about the proposed hunting bill, and didn't, so here we go. Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) introduced House Bill 1648, creating a "Bigfoot hunting season."...

 

What a difference a week can make

Gone is the snow. Fifteen degrees below is a memory, and I haven't had to leave the faucets dripping all week. Jack and I dropped Dad off at the Kansas Star Casino and went to the pinball place...

 

What a week

We had record low temperatures and several days in single digits all day. I had some pipes freeze before I got the water to dripping, but luckily they thawed right out. It is hard to believe, but we w...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 7, 2021

Brrrrrr …

This week has several days that start at zero or below then only get into the 20s during the day. Be sure and leave the cabinet doors open so heat can get in and leave the faucets dripping a little....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 31, 2021

The time is now

The sign up to run for city council is this week. To all that have griped about the way the city does things, whether right or wrong, now is the time to get off your duff and see if you have what it...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 24, 2021

It looks like the new prez is on a roll

He's busy changing lots of the things Trump had done. This isn't really a new concept because every new leader has done it since time began. Hopefully, he and his advisors had studied what he is...

 

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