Everything You Want to Know About Ada Oklahoma
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A moment ago I entered "Ada Oklahoma" in quotes in Google search and this was what the results bar said about how many web pages had that exact phrase: Results 1 - 10 of about 143,000 for "Ada Oklahoma". Who wants to sort through 143,000 pages? Especially since the biggest bunch of those probably won't satisfy what you're searching for.
Skip that, use this page to fast forward in your search about Ada, Things to do, places to see, and provide you quick links to access for everything from maps to newspapers, real estate, community news., history, businesses, weather etc.
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Photo is a common view for Ada citizens from Wintersmith Park in Ada OK.
Other Ada Oklahoma Websights
Simplifying Your Ada Information FindingThe City of Ada's WebsiteWikipedia article about Ada Oklahoma with history, demographics and moreAda Evening News (internet version of the local newspaper)East Central UniversityOklahoma Weather Related School ClosingsAda White Pages Phone Book
New Historical Novel out by Local Area Author
(Holdenville is Close Enough To Ada We're Still Proud)
HOLDENVILLE - This week, Oklahoma author Charles W. Leewright celebrates the nationwide release of his new novel, "Rayben," inspired by hardships that were quite common in Kansas and Missouri during the early 1860s.(Ada Evening News)
North Hills 6 Ada Movie Theater
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The Green Frog
A True Ada Resident Knows About "Frog Rock"
Out on Lighting Ridge Road, a couple miles south of Ada towards Roff, going west on Lightning Ridge Road you'll be able to see this local treasure. I've read different accounts of its age but it has been there at least half a century and even serves as a landmark to the locals ("just a ways before you get to or just not far past the Green Frog"). Every time I've asked into who is it that keeps it repainted, it seems to be just one of those mysteries, though I'm sure someone knows...and whoever it is, Thanks! I was just driving through the country one day years ago and had to double take the first time I saw that giant green frog rock. I still get a kick out of it, just a little local flavor.
Activities and Adventures in Ada Oklahoma
Things to Do and Places to Go
If you're reading these words...It is because this part isn't complete yet...but there is much that will be listed here soon...THINGS TO DO IN ADA, partial list: an awesome park for walking & enjoying nature, a miniature golf course (when open) a library, tennis courts, the college has an awesome gym & rec room the community can use, a college and vo-tech for the studious, swimming pools, horseshoe pits, golf course, fishing, theater, occasional plays, football games & basketball both HS and college,rodeos, livestock shows, annual fair, multiple parks, basketball courts, little league baseball, scouts, bookstore, excellent eating places,skating, bowling, arcade, casinos, plenty of yard sales, check the ECU link above for activities,& some of the greatest people on Earth...no we don't have a log ride or super roller coaster....
Places to Eat in Ada, Oklahoma
And Places You Might Want to Skip
The information included here is based on my opinion, and it isn't based on financial gain. Unless you don't mind wasting money, I would stay away from "La Fiesta" on Mississippi when you're in the mood for Mexican food. The food is satisfactory but I told them the last time there that "No mas"/no more. A side order of rice and beans and a small margarita was over $10 at the register. The $1.99 for margarita sign "all day" for some reason didn't apply and nobody interacting with the customers spoke English well enough to explain why. The bill had $2.00 tacked on for "chips" because an order of rice and an order of beans didn't satisfy what their fine print meant by "entrée". It didn't matter that I didn't order the chips...they bring them to you when you order your drink. So for over $10 I had an economy meal of beans and rice and one small drink. I told the guy as I was leaving the problem and that I wouldn't be back. Smiling and nodding as if he understood me, he handed me my change. My advice for Mexican food would be either Polo's or Los Dos Amigos...unless money doesn't matter.
On the other-hand if you are looking for some excellent pizza...try Papa Gjorgjo's / Papa Giorgio's (I've seen it listed both ways). An extra large pizza that was absolutely fantastic cost me barely over $15 and would have fed 4 adults. (Jan 2010 price). They have a place on main street and opened a second place at the North end of Mississippi. I've also had their Lasagna and several different Italian food meals there. The setting, the price, everything was superb.
Hamburgers? If you can get there when there is an opening there is a small old time place on Main street called "Folgers" that has taken top place in Ada for years. You'll feel like you've stepped back into the 1960s...and the hamburger is delicious. Another place people might not suspect is on 12th street called "Double Dip" 400 West 12th Street Ada, OK. Fast, Very Economical, and everything you'd want in a hamburger. The place doesn't rate too highly in outward appearance but it makes up for it in taste and bargain.
Ada Oklahoma Has Made it to Book Status Often
The new one isn't actually about Ada...it is a new release by a man near the Ada Area talked about in THIS ARTICLE of the Ada Evening News.
Grisham's first work of nonfiction focuses on the tragedy of Ron Williamson, a baseball hero from a small town in Oklahoma who winds up a dissolute, mentally unstable Major League washout railroaded onto death row for a hometown rape and murder he did not commit. Judging by this author-approved abridgment, Grisham has chosen to present Williamson's painful story (and that of his equally innocent "co-conspirator," Dennis Fritz) as straightforward journalism,
This is a focused glimpse of the criminal justice system, a journalistic study of the disappearance of a young woman in Ada, Oklahoma, and the subsequent arrest and trial of two men suspected of kidnapping, raping, and murdering her. A jury convicted the two men without any eye witnesses, and without a body, a murder weapon, or the implicated vehicle. Mayer looks inside the various elements of the system law enforcement, the work of the district attorneys and defense lawyers, and the responsibilities of the judge and the jury and reveals how this system, and an obsessed and overly zealous public, can lead to injustice.
"The story of the unwarranted prosecution and wrongful conviction of Dennis Fritz is compelling and fascinating. After serving eleven years for a murder he did not commit, Dennis was exonerated and had the strength and courage to put his life back together." Ã-John Grisham
Ada Oklahoma Quick Find Phone Numbers
A Few Handy Phone Numbers For Your FridgeAda City Hall 580-436-6300Ada Landfill 580-436-1403Ada Police Department 580-332-4466Papa Gjorgjo (Italian food and Pizza)580-272-0000Walmart Pharmacy 580-332-4755Valley View Regional Hospital 580-332-2323Carl Albert Indian Health System 580-436-3980Carl Albert Family Practice Center 580-421-6260Call a ride public transit 580-332-2400Pontotoc County Sheriff's office 580-332-4168Oklahoma Highway Patrol (non emergency) 405-425-2424Biofeedback & Counseling Inc 580-436-7120OG&E Report Power Outage 1-800-522-6870OG&E Customer Service 1-800-272-9741PEC -(Electric company) 580-332-3031Centerpoint Energy 1-866-275-5265Dicus Thrifty Wise Pharmacy 580-332-8888Dominoes Pizza 580-436-5361Cable One 580-332-8333
My apologies for all those not listed above, the more commonly requested ones I'll be glad to list, it is intended to be short and not in alphabetical order at this time.
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