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Dear Editor: The American Association of Retired Persons Tax-Aide volunteers have completed another year of providing free tax preparation and e-filing in Ada. 

Dear Editor,

I am completely opposed to the idea of the city and/or the county giving ANY MONEY to Call-A-Ride.

As a family physician, I would like to address the important issue of vaccinating children in our public school system.

Dear Editor,

Alternative transportation is a need, not a want

Were I living in Ada, I would certainly vote for Josh Edwards in his bid for DA.

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As the local Branch Manager of the Gateway Mortgage Group office in Ada, and as a long-time, personal friend of Kevin Stitt, I would like to respond to the negative political ads attacking this Oklahoma-based company that has done so much for so many people.

As the United States continues the historic buildup of its defense capabilities, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has committed to increasing security investments as well. Russia seeks to change the international order by stressing our alliances, undermining national institution…

There is a tremendous amount of discussion following the op-ed piece I authored last week that compared the similarities of the Lott case to the Williamson case featured in The Innocent Man. Dialogue concerning our justice system should be welcomed; our community has not had a discussion reg…

A historic number of Oklahomans voted in the 2018 Oklahoma primary elections. Regardless of your party affiliation or political beliefs, it was great to see an active and engaged citizenry getting out and voting. 

I read Josh Edwards’ article in The Ada News concerning the Perry Lott case. He also discussed the Ron Williamson case. In his article, he inferred that the present District Attorney, Paul Smith, was involved with the Ron Williamson case. He has, as a lawyer, tried to spin these two criminal…

Oklahoma is second highest in the nation for rates of mental illness and substance use. We have been in the bottom four in the country in rates of funding for treatment services. We have all read of severe impending cuts in the budgets of both Medicaid and the Oklahoma Department of Mental H…

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ROFF [ndash] A celebration of life for Gene Harley Phillips, 80, of Roff will be from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Roff Student Center. Mr. Phillips passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at his home with family and friends present. He was born June 14, 1939, at Fitzhugh to Charles A. and Rachel A.…

LULA [ndash] Services for Clyde Wofford, 89, of Lula are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Reno Dye will officiate. Burial will follow at the Allen Cemetery. The Chickasaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery. The family will receive friends …

STONEWALL [ndash] Services for John Nevada Bettes, 67, of Stonewall are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stonewall First Baptist Church. Randy McCall will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mr. Bettes passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1952,…