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 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...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day to fathers everywhere

If you have been on the outs with your father, or son and daughter, consider this a great day to make amends. Let's all have a blessed day with our families. A little free food will also help. One...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 9, 2019

Fondling fathers tour

On the political front, Bill Clinton will be joining Joe Biden on the campaign trail. They're calling it the "Fondling Fathers" tour! Please attend church today, if for nothing else but to pray for...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 2, 2019

Barbara Faulkner's 80?

Saturday, June 1, was a busy day for Alva. Besides the 50th Nescatunga Arts Festival, there was the 15th Mud Slinger Shootout at the fairgrounds. This also was the day Wayne and Beverly Kinzie chose...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 26, 2019

Happy Memorial Day to all

Because of Dad's 90th birthday party, we opted to not have a reunion this year. Most of the family were there and the ones we missed will be at the Short Springs School for the Memorial Day program....

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 19, 2019

Congratulations, graduates

Whether it is pre-K, high school or university, your families are proud of you. Best advice for college graduates: Move back in with your parents, or don't leave if you are already there! Let's all...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and grandmothers, young and old, everywhere

Sadly, my mother, mother-in-law and grandmothers from my past have gone to the promised land. God blessed me with a wife, daughter-in law and some sisters-in-law that are all good mothers. If your mot...

 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 5, 2019

Please use your college common sense, students, at least when crossing the street

As I was driving south on 281, I noticed a girl out of the corner of my eye wandering across the street. I was too far up to stop, but fortunately the truck coming from the other way saw her. She had...


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