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 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 8, 2019

Listen up, Rep. Newton; get on the ball and straighten this out

The state is working on the highway over at four corners north of Cherokee. The corner isn't too tough during the day but is a bit tricky at night. What is stupid is the speed limits. There are severa...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 1, 2019

Always get a second opinion

Cleo recently spent over 20 days in two different hospitals. She had fallen and could not walk for several days. We started at Share and then Cleo was sent to St Anthony's in Oklahoma City for more...

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

We will have our gathering on Saturday, so there may be a casino or two in our future with Dad if Cleo feels up to it. Thanksgiving started as a harvest festival in October 1621 and lasted three days...

 

I heard Elvis singing 'Blue Christmas' the other day; I must have missed Thanksgiving

We are on the way to having a go at impeaching “the Donald.” I am not convinced that he has done enough to be impeached. Others have done worse, I am sure. Maybe he should have been censured and...

 

Belated birthday wishes

Happy belated birthday, Cleo. On Nov. 9 a long time ago, an unusual child was born. She was really cute the day she was born, and still is today. Congratulations to the recipients of the Quilts Of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    November 3, 2019

'If I could turn back time,' a song recorded by American singer and actress Cher

Sunday you get the opportunity to do just that. Please turn back all your clocks one hour on Saturday night. That way you won't be early for church or grandma's house for dinner, and you will be...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 27, 2019

Holy Batman, the downtown square looks great

Whoever came up with the idea for the Goldbug and Northwestern painted crosswalks should have spoken up years ago. High fives for the city boys because they sure did a nice job. FAIRBANKS, Alaska...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 20, 2019

Congratulations to the Alva Kiwanis members on their longevity

Jack Fisher and Richard Ryerson have been members of the Alva Kiwanis for 59 years. The Kiwanis do a lot of good in the community. I never got to be a member because I couldn't master the secret...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 13, 2019

Where's my help, Donald?

President Trump has given farmers upwards of $16 billion in aid for the damage to them the China tariffs have caused. While I know some farmers will be affected and need help, it is not a fair gift....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    October 6, 2019

Well, it worked

I tell lots of people "Pray for rain and cooler temperatures," and it finally worked. Trouble is, I don't know which of my friends had that kind of pull with the Big Guy to get it done. Anyhow, I am r...

 

Great fun last weekend

Jack brought his three Falcons, son Jerry brought his Fairlane, and Bill Delaney from Albuquerque, New Mexico, brought a nifty S10 pickup. I brought the '79 Ranchero down after rescuing it from the... Full story

 

Homecoming is next

I hope you had a great time at the cruise. Thanks to everyone that worked tirelessly to make this a special Alva event. I drove one of Jack's '63 Falcons from Enid to Alva after Dad and my trip to...

 

Free food! Bring on the Cruise!

Ya'll come next weekend for cool cars, great conversation and food trucks. The weather forecast shows a small chance of rain, but I am optimistic God will be good to us. If you have access to... Full story

 

Thursday afternoon marked the start of another Woods County Free Fair

The booths had been rearranged in what two people described as fruit basket upset. Rather than a plot to confuse people, what really happened was the convicts helped set up the booths and got the... Full story

 

More criminal than staggering

Brother Jack told me he had looked up lobbying costs in the USA, and the figures were staggering. I looked it up and it is more criminal than staggering. You think the cost of developing medicines is... Full story

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 25, 2019

Next weekend is Labor Day

Let's hope for cooler weather and lots of free food and fellowship. It's been a banner birthday month for my family. Mine was August 2nd, followed by cousins from Lincoln, Nebraska. Allen Scribner's... Full story

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 18, 2019

Watch your driving

School has started this last week. Excited children don't always pay as good attention as they should, so it is up to us drivers to keep them safe. The people have spoken in resounding fashion to the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 11, 2019

Please go vote Aug 13

If you don't do anything else Tuesday, Aug. 13, voting is the number one priority. Whether you want to proceed with the plan, or you would like to take more time to study other options, PLEASE go vote. We are talking about $2.5 million, ten years of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    August 4, 2019

Deja vu all over

If you don't vote yes on an $8 million renovation project your hospital will close. I thought it was sad that the only way to get the funding passed for Share Medical Center years ago was not on the m...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 28, 2019

Happy birthday to a couple of sweeties

Next Friday, Aug. 2, is Sarita Simon and Amy Mayes birthdays. They just look better every year. On a sad note, Friday is also my birthday. I don't get better looking. I just get older and more senile...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 21, 2019

Well, good news on the front porch

The mother skunk took her babies and went elsewhere. The other good news is Cleo is going to let me stay and try for 53 years of married life. The grass has slowed on the growth with the lack of rain and the heat. There are weedy yards and lots...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 14, 2019

What a life

Monday evening Cleo goes to the door to let the cats in and out. "Oh my God,' she said, "You have to see this." I get to the door and on our porch eating the leftover cat food were a momma and five ba...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    July 7, 2019

I Hope You had a Great Fourth of July

There were lots of activities everywhere, so there was something for everyone. Thanks to all the volunteers that make it all possible. Dad, Jack and I went the south route for casinos on the 4th. The... Full story

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 30, 2019

Have a great 4th of July

Thursday was the first night of the Act I play Guys and Dolls. It was like always, everyone associated with the play gave us a great cultural experience. Granddaughter Jaylyn is on crutches and got...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 22, 2019

Keep an eye on them

I was glad to see many concerned citizens show up at the council meeting on Monday. I was also glad to see Mayor Kelly tabled the fire charges. He said he was going to send it back to committee for...

 

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