Anadarko is a good town.

Anadarko is a good town.

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Shirley Coley

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2008
I am a lifelong resident of Anadarko and, I must say there are alot of things I could say that's wrong with it if I wanted to be negative.But, I don't I think positive and I think Anadarko is a lovely place to live and very friendly and inviting as well. I have three young children and , two of them are in the schools. And, I have nothing bad to say about the school either. I am proud to say Anadarko is my home town.We also have wonderful law -enforcement officers!
buffy

Anadarko, OK

#2 Mar 27, 2008
Anadarko is not the greatest place to live. Apparently Shirley doesn't get out much. It is a ghetto. I know of a boy who almost was ran over in the cross walk at school. His mother called the police and told her he couldn't go by just her word and it was done on a private street going between the schools. She even followed the truck full of girls that left the scene and pointed it out to him. He knew the parents and said he would talk to them about it, yeah right!! About a month later a little child was hit on the same road and broke his or her arm.
The town is not growing because the council won't allow busineses to come to town. Get me out!
GUESS WHO

Woodward, OK

#3 Mar 27, 2008
BUFFY'S RIGHT, THE WHOLE TOWN OF ANADARKO IS GHETTO. YOU HAVE ALL THE DRUG DEALINGS OUT IN THE OPEN, WE'VE CALLED MAY OF TIMES AND IT STILL GOES ON, AND THE CITY COUNCIL DOESNT WANT ANY NEW BUSINESSES, AND CITY COUNCIL MEN THROW IT IN YOUR FACE THAT THEY ARE ON THE COUNCIL TRYIN TO SCARE PPL AND THE ANADARKO POLICE HARRASS PPL ALL THE TIME, THIS TOWN SUX, THATS IT, IM MOVING!!!
former res

United States

#4 Apr 15, 2008
ANADARKO HAS TO BE THE THE SMALL SEPTIC TANK OF THE WORLD...NOTHING IS THERE.THE PEOPLE ALL WANT TO FIND OUT EVERYBODYS BUSINESS..THE SCHOOLS ARE JUST A PAYCHECK FOR THE TEACHERS..THE POLICE SUCK...THERE IS NO CHANCE TO BETTER YOURSELF UNLESS YOU MOVE...
also former res

Charlotte, NC

#5 Apr 18, 2008
i think that if you have never experienced a town outside of caddo county or even a normal city or town out of oklahoma you may think anadarko isn't that bad - but it is. it is by far one of the most depressed town's i have ever been too and i have lived in four different states. having attended the schools as a child i can tell you twenty years ago the town and school was very bad and it has only became worse with each passing year. this town is way below the standard compared to most towns across the u.s. and this is not the norm across the board.
Ron Jermy

Lawrence, KS

#6 Apr 21, 2008
Anadarko is an Indian Town did you think the U.S Government would give the Native Americans the best place to live or even try to improve it. Anadarko like all towns in Caddo county are just starting blocks for people to beging their lives. Then moving away would be in the best intrest, but to retire where you grew up is not a bad idea.People do sell drugs in Anadarko, because their is not employment,pluse Anadarko has a rep for being a drug town. Anadarko historical place with a good and bad history, but with no outside money comming in it will remain the same. The police force of Anadarko are like Reno 911.
kiowa grl

Norman, OK

#7 May 7, 2008
Speaking as a Native American who is a former resident and former user(but now lives in OKC and has since changed my life) I was raised, grew up, and still have family in Anadarko, OK, including a 15 year old son who I'm scared to death everday something is going to happen to him because of the drugs, that's why I started using, NO JOBS! I felt like I had no future there, and then there's the unprotected teenage sex, the kids have nothing to do but imitate their parents. I'm getting my son out of that town as soon as school's out for the summer! I hate to put my hometown down like that but all the negative stuff being said, it's true. The only way for anybody to have a future is to get out of that hell hole, i've been there done that, I know! Never-the-less I'M PROUD TO BE NATIVE AMERICAN!!!!!!!!
soon to be resident

Los Angeles, CA

#8 May 7, 2008
Anyplace you live has problems, drugs, teenage sex, drinking, doesn't matter where you move to...it's there. It's HOW YOU CHOOSE to live that makes the difference! I live in Los Angeles, probably the biggest drug, gang place in the world, but I have never, nor have my kids, ever been involved or affected by any of that stuff! My parents made sure we were involved with other activities while growing up and I made sure I did the same for mine. There are jobs everywhere, you just gotta look for them, so what if its at Mcdonalds or Walmart....it's a job! I have numerous nieces and nephews living in Anadarko...and they are all working or going to school! Life is what you make of it....if you can't function in that town....move. But don't put the blame on someone or something else....if your life sucks...that's your OWN FAULT!
ali

Livermore, CA

#9 May 10, 2008
"soon to be resident" you are absolutely correct. Life anywhere is what you make of it. i live in a big town plagued with drugs, gangs, crime and unemployment. but the choices i make for me and my family is what matters. i refuse to allow ourselves to be dragged into the life of the weak.
soon to be resident wrote:
Anyplace you live has problems, drugs, teenage sex, drinking, doesn't matter where you move to...it's there. It's HOW YOU CHOOSE to live that makes the difference! I live in Los Angeles, probably the biggest drug, gang place in the world, but I have never, nor have my kids, ever been involved or affected by any of that stuff! My parents made sure we were involved with other activities while growing up and I made sure I did the same for mine. There are jobs everywhere, you just gotta look for them, so what if its at Mcdonalds or Walmart....it's a job! I have numerous nieces and nephews living in Anadarko...and they are all working or going to school! Life is what you make of it....if you can't function in that town....move. But don't put the blame on someone or something else....if your life sucks...that's your OWN FAULT!

Since: Jan 08

United States

#10 May 14, 2008
Anadarko doesn't seem to have changed any since I left it in 1985. I left in 1985 when I was 18 to seek a future somewhere else and ended up in Shreveport, La. where I have been since. If you want a perfect example of a ghetto town, then come down here and see for yourself. Murders, drug use, gang bangers, thugs, hookers, drug dealers, etc. happen on a daily basis and have only gotten worse over the years. Still, I have a great job and a better future than I would have had in Darko. I may decide to come home one day when I retire. It's still home and I guess it will always be.
past rez

Garland, TX

#11 May 16, 2008
I used to live in "Dodge" as we used to call it. The city needs to hire a promoter to contact business looking for a place to relocate with a ready to go labor force. There are so many empty buildings in town, Hollytex, old TG&Y, old Wal-mart and Homeland store. I remember the oil boom of 77-82. You could not rent a closet in town. The city needs to promote all these points. The city council needs to give new biz a tax incentive and other breaks to attract new ompanies there. Anadarko is a dying town and it does not have to be. The city council needs to get busy and save this place. We had to sell our family home that we had since 1948 because the was no reason to stay.
soon to be resident

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 16, 2008
Well hopefully with the Tribe (Kiowa) buying Indian City and revitalizing it, that will bring more tourists into town. But it all takes time....don't give up on Dodge!! Ima be a resident pretty soon and looking forward to it!!
CAPE CODS

Philipsburg, PA

#13 May 21, 2008
ANADARKO SUCKS PERIOD TO THE CROOKED ASS COPS AND ALL THE PREDUDICE ASS WHITE PEOPLE REALLY STICKING IT TO THE INDIANS AND BLACKS
Papa Docs family

Stillwater, OK

#14 May 23, 2008
This al makes me sad.
I have read the early day stories. The people were strong and had high hopes.
I wish there were pow-wows and drummings. I miss the water-melon, peanuts, and wind-mills creaking. Anadarko should draw on what is unique to the area. Foreign travelers would love to come see the crafts, dancing and tribal style and times that are prescious and rare today. I believe that tourism would be the way to go. When I say tourism-I mean an opportunity to teach, entertain and enlighten those who are seeking the 'new world' and its' history.
It would be nice to have clean hotels and campgrounds. There is a good start with the museums and yes, Indian City.
I think the nations of the Kiowa, Apache and all who live in Anadarko should get together and brain storm.
There are a lot of exchange students who would love to see the dancing and hear the music and see the crafts.
A good community center and great motel would certainly help.
Rogerthat

King, WI

#15 Jun 5, 2008
I also grew up in Dodge and got into lots of trouble. Luckily I was smart enough to go into the military, get married, go to college and get the hell out. The only thing I miss about the town is the old relationships, but they all got the HELL OUT OF DODGE like myself.

The citizens should hold the city officials accountable for the ghetto Anadarko has become and take a real close look at their salaries. Their salaries are public knowledge. I do believe that there are still citizens of Anadarko that love their town and have "roots". These people should be going after the officials or work to become a city official and make real changes.
GUESS WHO wrote:
BUFFY'S RIGHT, THE WHOLE TOWN OF ANADARKO IS GHETTO. YOU HAVE ALL THE DRUG DEALINGS OUT IN THE OPEN, WE'VE CALLED MAY OF TIMES AND IT STILL GOES ON, AND THE CITY COUNCIL DOESNT WANT ANY NEW BUSINESSES, AND CITY COUNCIL MEN THROW IT IN YOUR FACE THAT THEY ARE ON THE COUNCIL TRYIN TO SCARE PPL AND THE ANADARKO POLICE HARRASS PPL ALL THE TIME, THIS TOWN SUX, THATS IT, IM MOVING!!!
born in dodge

Portsmouth, VA

#16 Jun 12, 2008
not a good place to build a career but good place to retire..
rockchalkjayhawk wmn

United States

#17 Jun 22, 2008
soon to be resident wrote:
Anyplace you live has problems, drugs, teenage sex, drinking, doesn't matter where you move to...it's there. It's HOW YOU CHOOSE to live that makes the difference! I live in Los Angeles, probably the biggest drug, gang place in the world, but I have never, nor have my kids, ever been involved or affected by any of that stuff! My parents made sure we were involved with other activities while growing up and I made sure I did the same for mine. There are jobs everywhere, you just gotta look for them, so what if its at Mcdonalds or Walmart....it's a job! I have numerous nieces and nephews living in Anadarko...and they are all working or going to school! Life is what you make of it....if you can't function in that town....move. But don't put the blame on someone or something else....if your life sucks...that's your OWN FAULT!
.....I totally agree being from Dodge and still here in dodge and may be for a long while, lifelong resident..lol but I agree with what you have said because I hate to read the whinning from those who want to rag on our town..yea there are problems but if you have a "FAMILY" and your healthy and you do as you said make the best of things then our little town is pretty okay but I would like for my kids to go out and Discover! the big world out there because DARKO will always be Dodge and it will always be HOME!:)
rockchalkjayhawk wmn

United States

#18 Jun 22, 2008
Papa Docs family wrote:
This al makes me sad.
I have read the early day stories. The people were strong and had high hopes.
I wish there were pow-wows and drummings. I miss the water-melon, peanuts, and wind-mills creaking. Anadarko should draw on what is unique to the area. Foreign travelers would love to come see the crafts, dancing and tribal style and times that are prescious and rare today. I believe that tourism would be the way to go. When I say tourism-I mean an opportunity to teach, entertain and enlighten those who are seeking the 'new world' and its' history.
It would be nice to have clean hotels and campgrounds. There is a good start with the museums and yes, Indian City.
I think the nations of the Kiowa, Apache and all who live in Anadarko should get together and brain storm.
There are a lot of exchange students who would love to see the dancing and hear the music and see the crafts.
A good community center and great motel would certainly help.
Come to The 77th American Indian Exposition on August 4-9, 2008..biggest event in Anadarko
Chris

Raynham, MA

#19 Jun 22, 2008
I agree that Anadarko Sucks! i went to school there and now i'm stupid because the damn system sucks. No good teachers, ciriculum, or anything, not to mention the Lunch sucks too. I moved there a little over 6 years ago hoping my family and i would have a better life. its not hard to guess how it was if you lived there yourself. There are no jobs anything unless you go to the OK City. The Indians in Anadarko are very rude. I'm white but that shouldn't matter. It's not my damn fault Custer pushed them out of the east. But they all act like it is. They all discriminate, dirty and other things too. The cops suck. The people suck. I could keep going but I don't want to offend anyone. It just sucks + a few.....
Soon to be resident

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jun 25, 2008
Chris wrote:
I agree that Anadarko Sucks! i went to school there and now i'm stupid because the damn system sucks. No good teachers, ciriculum, or anything, not to mention the Lunch sucks too. I moved there a little over 6 years ago hoping my family and i would have a better life. its not hard to guess how it was if you lived there yourself. There are no jobs anything unless you go to the OK City. The Indians in Anadarko are very rude. I'm white but that shouldn't matter. It's not my damn fault Custer pushed them out of the east. But they all act like it is. They all discriminate, dirty and other things too. The cops suck. The people suck. I could keep going but I don't want to offend anyone. It just sucks + a few.....
Then just GET OUT OF DODGE!! I don't think anybody is forcing you to stay there. If you thinks it's so bad the move. I'm sure NOBODY will miss you cause you sound like a racist pig....and obviously you've made a miserable life for yourself. And don't blame the system because you're stupid.....look in the mirror!

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