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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Ada

Bad egg

Stamped with the KKK's seal of approval


CFN

Gazette staff
So let’s look at the possible goals of Ada’s former Beautification Committee: plant some flowers, decorative street lights, keep black people out, public art. Wait. Back up. One of those seems decidedly less beautifying and slightly more … racist.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hangman

Oklahoma historian Alvin Turner based his new book of poetry on hangings.


Nonfiction

Ryan Querbach
In April of 1909, a vigilante mob hanged four men awaiting trial as murder suspects in Ada. Jim Miller, Jesse West, Joe Allen and D.B. Burrell were set to stand trial for the murder of Gus Bobbitt when the angry mob estimated at around 40 people took matters into their own hands.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Damn Quails — Down The Hatch


Country

Matt Carney
“Down the Hatch” is an important debut release for more than just the duo of Gabriel Marshall and Bryon White, who go by The Damn Quails. It’s indie label 598 Recordings’ (Chance Sparkman and Mike McClure) first long player, and a product of a prodigious amount of homegrown talent.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Prairie potter

A new exhibition pays tribute to Frankoma Pottery, an Oklahoma company that produced highly collectible ceramics for half a century.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Oklahoma Clay: Frankoma Pottery
through Sept. 16
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm, Norman
ou.edu/fjjma
325-3272
$3-$5
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Off the campaign trail


CFN

Gazette staff
You know your candidacy for political office has hit a snag when you end up in a jail cell unable to make bail. That’s the conundrum facing Fred E. Ray Smith, a Republican running against Sen.Susan Paddack (D-Ada) in state Senate District 13.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

House of Dark Shadows / Night of Dark Shadows

Double up with earlier big-screen 'Shadows.'


Horror

Rod Lott
Those who liked Tim Burton's misunderstood Dark Shadows movie may be curious about exploring the long-running TV soap opera on which it was based. I understand, but instead would point them first in the direction of the 1970 and 1971 feature films, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows.
 
Monday, November 5, 2012

Wildlife strife

Some supporters of Martin Park Nature Center say a proposed development could have a devastating impact on the area.


News

Tim Farley
Adding new trails and structures at Martin Park Nature Center could have serious consequences for the area’s unique plant life and animals, some park supporters claim.
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bad aim


CFN

Gazette staff
Some things just don’t belong in some places. Put the wrong thing in the wrong place and — blammo! — you’re looking at a quarter of a century in the clinker.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

An innocence question

In its first court action, OCU law school’s Oklahoma Innocence Project contends a Pontotoc County man was wrongly convicted of murder.


News

Tim Farley
Shoddy police work and prosecutorial misconduct resulted in the wrongful conviction of Karl Fontenot for murder, kidnapping and robbery. That’s the contention of the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OIP), an arm of Oklahoma City University School of Law, in a court filing that seeks Fontenot’s release from prison after 28 years behind bars.
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

LETTERS

Tax woes?

 
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