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I would like to thank the Blue Moon Car & Motorcycle Show. I placed first place in the Special Interest category with my Honda, 230 CRF Enduro Motorcycle. I would like to thank God and the special people. I enjoyed entering for the first-time event. I would also like to thank Candy, my f…

Dear Editor and Ada area civic leaders:

A lady called me the other day and said she liked my opinion articles.

In the midst of a new wave of constitutionally illiterate politicians trying to erase the Bill of Rights, the time is now for conservatives across the country to embrace a bolder, stronger strategy to defending the Second Amendment.

Billie Jean Floyd writes: If you expect 911 to respond quickly, you have the responsibility to post an address that can be seen easily.


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.


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…

This Week's Circulars


ADA [ndash] Helen Ruth Smith, 69, of Ada passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Ada. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. Interment will follow at Blackrock Cemetery in Allen.

PURCELL [ndash] Wynonia VanLandingham was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Ada to Bert and Jewell Jones. She passed away Dec. 8, 2019, in Purcell. Wynonia loved singing, attending church, shopping with her sisters and spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and eating. She is survived by two son…