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  • Burying a bull next to the property line

    When I was District Attorney, I handled a lot of different cases.I was aware that two farmers who lived east of Ardmore, were bitter enemies but since they each lived on 20-acre spreads, I didn’t worry about it.I started worrying when one of the farmers burst into my office one day demanding to file charges […]

  • Changing a tire with no jack – a true story

    My late father, Joseph Marion Clark, was an unbelievably powerful man. He died when I was a young man, leaving my mom as his widow.With her death only months away, I tried to visit her often. I delighted in hearing how difficult it was rearing five children with virtually no income.I asked her one day […]

  • James Clark Index Page

    James A. Clark – Author, Historian, Storyteller & Recollections mydogbutch2410@gmail.com 1. Callie Ferguson’s eatery in Hugo, Oklahoma 2. Escape from poverty 3. Manson like murder in Davis, Oklahoma 4. Unsolved homicide in SW Ardmore 5. Courthouse shoeshine man 6. Changing a tire with no jack 7. Burying a bull next to the property line 8. […]

  • Escape from poverty

    AN ESCAPE FROM GRINDING POVERTY:My best friend Jerry Holmes lived about 1/4 mile from my old section house that was located about 50’ from the Frisco Railroad tracks south of Grant, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Jerry and I would agree and would meet near an old oak tree located halfway between our houses. We’d come equipped […]

  • Homicide in SW Ardmore

    A true crime story that haunts me still since it was the only case I never solved when I was District Attorney: Early in my first term as Chief Prosecutor of a 5-County district, I received a phone call from the Davis Police Department. “D.A. We have a possible crime here & need your assistance. […]

  • A Manson like murder in Davis

    A true crime story that haunts me still since it was the only case I never solved when I was District Attorney: Early in my first term as Chief Prosecutor of a 5-County district, I received a phone call from the Davis Police Department. “D.A. We have a possible crime here & need your assistance. […]

  • Callie Ferguson’s Eatery – Hugo

    CALLIE FERGUSON’S IN HUGO, OKLAHOMA – A WONDERFUL PLACE TO EAT:By James A. ClarkWhen I was 12, working as a DJ at KXII-AM 1340 in Hugo, I heard about a widow named Callie Ferguson, who had opened an eatery for lunch in her home. Her husband had died 3-4 years before and left her with […]