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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…

This Week's Circulars


TUPELO [ndash] Services for Jerry Lynn Sanders, 66, of Tupelo will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tupelo Senior Citizens Center. Mr. Sanders passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Coalgate Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1953, at Coalgate to Sam and Myrtle Thompson Sanders. Jerry grew up in…

PAULS VALLEY [ndash] Memorial services for Vicky Lynn Gates, 72, of Pauls Valley and formerly of Ada are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Chad Large will officiate. Mrs. Gates passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at a Pauls Valley nursing home.

ADA [ndash] John Curtis Fisher, 72, of Ada passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Ada. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. A family visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home.

STRATFORD [ndash] Services for Martha JoAnn Way Johnson, 80, of Stratford will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander-Gray Funeral Home, Wilson. Burial to follow at Hewitt Cemetery, Wilson. The family received visitation Monday at DeArman-Pickard Funeral Home in Stratford. JoAnn will lie i…