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 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 31, 2020 

Goldbug Gulp and Gallop alive and well

I met a nice lady, Kohannah Hess, at Wal-Mart that said the Goldbug Gulp and Gallop is alive and well again this year. They would like a call at 327-1647, to know how many meals to prepare, but you...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 24, 2020

The raccoon is the official mascot of 2020

He always wears a mask. Compulsively washes hands, and the letters of raccoon rearrange to spell corona (if you leave out one c). Let's all have a safe and fun Memorial weekend. It looks like it will...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 17, 2020

The posters of the class of 2020 around the square are topnotch

My grandson, Josh Scribner, is on the corner across from the Alva Coop Store. He looks good, along with all the other 2020 senior banners. I saw Cherokee has theirs up too. I also read that there...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers. surrogate mothers, a mother/grandmother to your child's friends, any man that does the mother job, or a sibling that steps up for the family. If I left anyone...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 3, 2020

Whew! I thought the Walmart police had me for sure

I was at Walmart the other day, and when I looked at the floor, I realized I had gone down the aisle the wrong direction. The floor has directions on which way to go around the store with Do Not Enter...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 26, 2020

Hello to you wherever you are

I asked someone the date while paying for their iron, and they said it was the 43rd day of April. It does seem like March and April have lasted a long time. My brother Jack and family may have been...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 19, 2020

'Alva folks are the greatest'

I want to thank all the people that made Easter Sunday a happy time. Alva folks are the greatest. We finally have joined the real world. Someone tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Alva this...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 12, 2020

Happy Easter, everyone

Not so many gatherings this year, but the phone and internet will make it bearable not being able to see family and friends in person. The police and fire departments did a great thing this year....

 
 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...

 

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