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 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...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 28, 2019

Oklahoma's governor, 'the Kev,' has made it a hundred days already

He was on several TV channels telling how slow the changes he wants to make are going. He wants to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state. Sadly, we already are in some categories. Good luck. OG&E wants a major...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 21, 2019

Great news for the citizens of Alva

Last Monday at the city council meeting, along with the other incumbents, I was sworn in as city marshal for another four years. I hope this term is as trouble-free as the last one. I stayed until the swimming pool conversations. It's gonna cost a lo...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 14, 2019

What a party

Lots of Dad's friends showed up to wish him happy birthday, share stories and have refreshments. A couple of guys mentioned how rare it was that I gave rather than received free food. My cousins,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 7, 2019

Bambi watch out

Yesterday was Dad's birthday party. Thanks to all who attended. Tuesday is the big day for the knee replacement. We have an early start time, so Bambi watch out. We hope this goes smoother than the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 31, 2019

Enough is enough

I saw where there was talk of not funding Special Olympics and cutting autism funding. I think they have been taken off the chopping block, but why were they ever there? We just finished two years of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 24, 2019

Inquiring minds wanted to know

As I travel back and forth through the construction at Ingersoll, I keep wondering why the elevator on the north side of the road was spared. The nice chamber lady at Cherokee didn't know but got me...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 17, 2019

It's good to be the boss

In 2006 Lynn Martin told me that I should write a weekly column for the paper, because occasionally I would write an opinion about something. The next week I was stirred up about something, wrote a st...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 10, 2019

Get up, sleepyheads

Instead of 8 a.m. it is 7 a.m. – don't be late for church and thank your senator for doing this to you. The Wichita swap meet was this weekend. We did not go this year. I had some things that...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 3, 2019

First things first

My granddaughter Jaylyn Scribner and several other young people were inducted into the National Honor Society last Tuesday evening. You have to achieve a certain grade average to qualify for this...

 

Snow, beautiful snow!

And one day later it is nearly gone. We finally got an ideal snow after many other years of drifts and cold. This snow fell straight down, never moved, and the temperatures were very mild. I loved...

 

Talk about scary moments!

Jack and I went to the pinball place at Wichita last Sunday for a round of chasing the silver ball. When we got to the door there was a sign that said closed for a private party. We both started to...

 

Praise the Lord

Two men have been arrested in the 2013 death of Alvan Charles Nieman at Boise City. May they be punished as they deserve. Thank you all for rewarding me for the great job I do as City Marshal by letti...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 3, 2019

Junkman's Gems

Trump to start deporting Democrats. Mexico responds by starting to build border wall. A week ago last Friday Anne and I went to Shattuck for the tournament grandson Josh and the Alva Junior Varsity...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 27, 2019

Best political sign yet: Any Functioning Adult, 2020

I wish everyone would quit picking on the Democrats, but my elected officials are making it tough for the rest of us. Case in point: a sign on a billboard, “That awkward moment when a zombie is...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 20, 2019

Just then the old familiar 'vampire' showed up

Today is the last day of my cousins Kenny and Joann Cole's auction. They collected lots of neat things over the years. I have to look at their collections and wonder how much stuff Cleo and I have...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 13, 2019

What a Monday

After trying to injure myself twice and being only partially successful (jammed neck and skinned elbow), I thought a change of pace was needed to break this phase of “Injure Jim Time,"”so Dad,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 6, 2019

Well, 2018 is history

We managed to stay up till after midnight New Year's Eve. I was thinking about the life progression of how things go. When we were young we had parties and would have to go to bed to get people to go...

 

Happy New Year!

Christmas is finally over. At least the commercialization is over. The reason for the season, the Birth of our Lord and Savior, celebration is too short. If you need Valentine's Day stuff, Walmart...

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, to one and all

I don't know who figured this out but it works for me. The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ. Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments. Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love....

 

When I see the city's number I worry I have forgotten to pay my bill

I was somewhere the other day when someone mentioned they had gotten a call from the city about impending bad weather at 4 a.m. It opened a floodgate of disparaging remarks of the intelligence of the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 9, 2018

It was a good party

It sucks to be on the Mayor's bad side; he never calls, never writes, never asks for advice. Then to add insult to injury, he didn't put a stamp on my invitation to the city employee Christmas party,...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 2, 2018

Junkman's Gems

People Magazine is reporting that we lost 92 famous celebrities in 2017. Sad, but they didn't risk their lives for their millions. They neglected to mention the 139 police officers, 93 firefighters...

 

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