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 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 5, 2020 

Every day is a new plan

Announcement: The Alva Police Department wants you to know that running from them is not social distancing! It almost looks like an episode of the Twilight Zone with all the closed businesses and...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 29, 2020

The American people, in general, are pretty neat

All over the country help is being given in all kinds of ways. Locally several people are making masks for at-risk people. The schools are feeding kids. Several people are delivering meals....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 22, 2020

The government-sponsored panic is moving along

Time will tell how this compares to other health outbreaks that got less attention. There is talk of the government helping people exist with payments. I think for businesses and workers alike this...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 15, 2020

Covid-19, formerly coronavirus, hit home for us last week

Cleo and I have missed the last two Wichita swap meets due to health issues. We decided to go this year, because we both felt pretty good, and had no appointments to keep. I have a friend that was...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 8, 2020

Wake up, sleepyheads; it's an hour later today than yesterday

The Act I "Savannah Sipping Society" actresses put on a great show last weekend. Ann Kline, Becky Marshall, Michelle Penner, Kathi Jenlink and, for three minutes, Nicki Chaffee, gave a crowd-pleasing...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 1, 2020

Junkman's Gems: Celebrating milestones and changes

It's been a busy week for punch, cake, and change. Wednesday was Bonita Erikson's 60th birthday. Not only did I get punch, but free pens. From there I went to City Hall to wish Jo Don goodbye. I had...

 

The shrimp came over on the Mayflower

Cleo had a doctor's appointment Monday at Enid. There was good news from the doctor, so thank you God for listening to me. I got to choose the eating place and wanted to eat at the Chinese buffet in...

 

Happy belated Valentine's Day to all you sweethearts

Be sure and watch the Rescue Dog Show on Sunday and Monday evenings. It is pretty cool. The Westminster Dog Show winner this year was a Black Standard Poodle. What do you call too many dogs? Rover...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 9, 2020

Junkman's Gems: It's been a busy first of the week

I got home from an adventure at the Arcade in Wichita, Kansas, to find Cleo watching the Super Bowl, which was strange because she hasn't watched a sporting event in 20 years. She said nothing else...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 2, 2020

Junkman's Gems: Calling attention to prison closings

Call your state congressman, call your cousin, call the governor if he can get his head out of his behind long enough to answer the phone. Carl Newton announced recently that Stitt is thinking about...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 26, 2020

I am thinking about joining an old people's motorcycle gang

It is not as famous as the Hell's Angels. The name of the gang is The Sons of Arthritis. I would be a member of the Ibuprofen Chapter. Sometimes the mother instinct doesn't run as deep as it should....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 19, 2020

You remember the impeachment, don't you

Well, the assassination of the Iranian general is old news now because I saw a news feed talking about the impeachment again. You remember the impeachment, don't you? I am on pins and needles waiting...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 12, 2020

Was 'The Donald' an idiot for spilling the beans about his mob style hit?

I bet if “The Donald” has had any affairs, the first thing he didn't do was tell the wife and all his friends. Before his car blew up, I had never heard of the Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani. I...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 5, 2020

Well, we've made it to 2020

Unfortunately for me, it seems like only yesterday we started the year 2000. Cleo had a breakfast gathering with some of her friends New Year's Day, so after making sure she was fed and the coffee...

 

Happy New Year

How cool would it be if Barbara Walters would announce on every radio station around the world at midnight, "Hello, I'm Barbara Walters and this is 2020!" I am not going to make any resolutions and...

 

Happy birthday, Jesus

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever name floats your boat. Enjoy your family/friend times together, because it is a greater gift than any material thing. Thanks to everyone that put on the...

 

No food, what a bummer

Thursday evening was the Woods County Democrats' monthly meeting. I hadn't been for a while, so I polished up and attended. There were several people eating at the restaurant that I invited, but none...

 
 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...

 

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