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 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 6, 2021

I hope you had a great holiday last weekend

After a Native American ceremony at the pow-wow, Karee Hada and her family were in Alva for a memorial service for Phil Hada on Monday. Phil's son, Mark, did a very good job with the service. Part of...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 23, 2021

Junkman's Gems

Around noon there were some light showers and I thought, “oh no,” but by show time the weather was great. I wore my shorts and got along just fine, but the wind made it a bit chilly for some...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 16, 2021

Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates

I never saw a dud in all the different school pictures in the paper. What I did see were young people with the ability to change the world for the better. Good luck to every one of you whatever your...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Quick personal note: Happy Birthday to my daughter-in-law, Grace, and my brother, Jeff. Young or old, I hope today is special for mothers everywhere. I was thinking about days gone by and how age...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    May 2, 2021

What is Alva most well-known for?

Most of the time on Facebook you either get religious, political and advertising posts, or Smudge the Cat and Karen. All are mostly okay if they are your cup of tea. Once in a while a question is pose...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 25, 2021

Big time wrestling is coming to Alva this week ... or maybe I should say small time

A group of midget wrestlers are going to put on a show Tuesday. I hope all that attend have a fun time. I probably won't go because if I want to wrestle, I just mouth off to Cleo, or get too close, an...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 18, 2021

I thought it over and decided this week to use other people's thoughts

Some of this is profound, some informative, some humorous, and some downright silly; enjoy. There was a study and scientists say swearing is actually a sign of more intelligence, not less. I doubt...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 11, 2021

Happy belated birthday, Dad

Dad turned 92 on April 8. He was at the salvage with other loafers, and we gave him the happy birthday song. I guess he still hears pretty good, because he didn't seem impressed with our singing...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    April 4, 2021

Happy Easter to one and all

I hope your family is gathering together for Easter Sunday. I also hope your kids got to hunt Easter eggs on Saturday with the fire department. When I used to take the grandkids it was always great...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 28, 2021

I have run into several people who have gotten their Covid-19 shots

One thing that you still need to do is mask up and wash your hands so as to not spread it to people that haven't gotten their shot yet. I just hope the shots are permanent and we don't have to repeat...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 21, 2021

Well, they have finally done it

Pepe Le Pew (the girl-hugging skunk) was found dead in the middle of the highway. Witnesses said he mumbled something about never meaning to be anything but entertainment before running out on the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 14, 2021

Turn your clocks forward please

It's time for the government-controlled clock. By the time you are reading this, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package may be in place. What a joke. The last round of stimulus checks saw the largest day...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    March 7, 2021

Bigfoot hunting season

Someone mentioned that I was going to tell about the proposed hunting bill, and didn't, so here we go. Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) introduced House Bill 1648, creating a "Bigfoot hunting season."...

 

What a difference a week can make

Gone is the snow. Fifteen degrees below is a memory, and I haven't had to leave the faucets dripping all week. Jack and I dropped Dad off at the Kansas Star Casino and went to the pinball place...

 

What a week

We had record low temperatures and several days in single digits all day. I had some pipes freeze before I got the water to dripping, but luckily they thawed right out. It is hard to believe, but we w...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 7, 2021

Brrrrrr …

This week has several days that start at zero or below then only get into the 20s during the day. Be sure and leave the cabinet doors open so heat can get in and leave the faucets dripping a little....

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 31, 2021

The time is now

The sign up to run for city council is this week. To all that have griped about the way the city does things, whether right or wrong, now is the time to get off your duff and see if you have what it...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 24, 2021

It looks like the new prez is on a roll

He's busy changing lots of the things Trump had done. This isn't really a new concept because every new leader has done it since time began. Hopefully, he and his advisors had studied what he is...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 17, 2021

De java moo

I've heard this bull before. Impeachment? Let's make it across the board in Washington, D.C. I went to Ponca City to promote my economy last Wednesday. The only station my radio picked up well enough...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 10, 2021

Holy bat cave Robin, our country has gone nuts

Concerned citizens, looters, rioters, and white supremacists descended on the capitol building Wednesday. To add insult to injury, our president either planned the attack, egged it on, or at the...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    January 3, 2021

President Trump, this one is unforgivable

Over the last four years for good or bad you were the president, and unlike party conscious idiots I tried to give you the respect the office deserves. I defended you when you made stupid statements...

 

Well, I hope you all had a good Christmas

This is the first year in probably the last 40 that there was no Christmas breakfast. The festive mood was lost when I tested positive for the Covid. I thought I had a cold for a couple of days, then...

 

Merry Christmas to all

I hope it is good for you. If you want to give me a present, thank you. Either leave it on your porch or mine, and I will spray it with Lysol and then open it. I use peppermint scent, so the cookies...

 

Watch the politicians

My brother the conspiracy theorist says when you have major events like the Super Bowl everyone is watching them and not the lawmakers. This is when laws and bills are passed that do not benefit the A...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    December 6, 2020

Sure glad we pay the preacher better in Alva than they do west of us

Buffalo had 13+ inches of snow. I liked our storm lots better. The only downside for me is the salvage is a quagmire for the crusher guys. They are doing a great job, but if they don’t hurry I may...

 

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