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Old 03-26-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I was reading the Durant Democrat online and there were quite a few articles regarding drug arrests, mainly meth, heroin and oxycontin. What is the drug/crime situation like in Ardmore and Durant? I also discovered that Oklahoma is a death penalty (state-sanctioned revenge killing) state, not surprising considering the religious fundamentalism.
Meth in the immediate areas around Admore/Durant is exceedingly high. Where there's drugs, crime is bound to follow.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Unfortunately, Tishomingo is in a remote, largely stagnant, backward part of Oklahoma. It has next to nothing to boast about. Only in the last year did they finally get around to legalizing liquor by the drink there. It's definitely too conservative for my taste. Though you might like the no night life part, expect extreme culture shock there. It's just not a good way to do Oklahoma, unless you get into backwardness and small time ways.
That's really not nice towards the people of Tishomingo. I find your posts to be extremely narrow minded, They are just different than you. You could do some personal growth and learn how to be more tolerant towards people and cultures you don't identify with.

To the OP

If you are willing to live in the most religious part of Oklahoma, then you will like the scenery. Don't expect to win over many people with talk of pro choice or anti religious conversations.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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That's really not nice towards the people of Tishomingo. I find your posts to be extremely narrow minded, They are just different than you. You could do some personal growth and learn how to be more tolerant towards people and cultures you don't identify with.
Well, I'm not going to find fault with people who live in Tishimingo and love it. To me, though, like the Oklahoma panhandle, it surely helps to have been raised there to better appreciate it. I have never known town life any bigger than Stillwater, and certainly wouldn't want to live anywhere smaller.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: USA
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I could probably live in Tishomingo and feel at home, but I don't go to church. I'm sure I would be invited to various denominations, but I wouldn't go. Over the years people ask where I go to church, but they don't pursue if my response is that I don't. It would be better not to get into such a discussion since politics, sex and religion are better to as topics, in my opinion. I don't know if they have a library, but many small Oklahoma towns do.

If you are a fan of country music, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have a ranch near Tishomingo. I think she has a store in town, "The Pink Pistol."
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: plano
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Tishomingo is in a pretty part of the state, it is hilly and green with lake texoma nearby. I dont know the town as well as I know Durant but crime does not make me feel threatened in Durant, my sister and her hubby raised 5 kids who all turned out normal. Yes most people are religious there and most are conservative in most ways but the people help each other out and are friendly to all. Dodge the topics you don't want to discuss with them such as religion that is a lose lose in most cases. But go see it and decide for yourself if its for you, it may well surprise you after the comments from several here.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: USA
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I could probably live in Tishomingo and feel at home, but I don't go to church. I'm sure I would be invited to various denominations, but I wouldn't go. Over the years people ask where I go to church, but they don't pursue if my response is that I don't. It would be better not to get into such a discussion since politics, sex and religion are better to as topics, in my opinion. I don't know if they have a library, but many small Oklahoma towns do.

If you are a fan of country music, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have a ranch near Tishomingo. I think she has a store in town, "The Pink Pistol."
are better to avoid as topics....
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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I could probably live in Tishomingo and feel at home, but I don't go to church. I'm sure I would be invited to various denominations, but I wouldn't go. Over the years people ask where I go to church, but they don't pursue if my response is that I don't. It would be better not to get into such a discussion since politics, sex and religion are better to as topics, in my opinion. I don't know if they have a library, but many small Oklahoma towns do.

If you are a fan of country music, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have a ranch near Tishomingo. I think she has a store in town, "The Pink Pistol."
I didn't think to mention it in my first post but, no, I'm not a fan of country music.
After reading the replies here and reading stories in the online newspapers about topics such as the damage that Roe vs Wade has caused, the drugs, the bill to allow store owners to refuse service to gay people, teenagers throwing dogs off of bridges, a police officer shooting a docile dog and then saying how it was "awesome", etc., I'm thinking that I would most likely be unable to adapt to such a "culture".
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I didn't think to mention it in my first post but, no, I'm not a fan of country music.
After reading the replies here and reading stories in the online newspapers about topics such as the damage that Roe vs Wade has caused, the drugs, the bill to allow store owners to refuse service to gay people, teenagers throwing dogs off of bridges, a police officer shooting a docile dog and then saying how it was "awesome", etc., I'm thinking that I would most likely be unable to adapt to such a "culture".
You have to try to avoid the mean, bad and thoughtless people in Oklahoma. Whether young or old, you sure don't want to run around with them. There's too many such people in Oklahoma. They reflect why there is such a high imprisonment rate in this state.

The cop who shot that dog should be fired, if he hasn't already. Charging him with animal cruelty could be justified. How long would it be before he shot a human for no good reason?
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:44 AM
 
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Someone mentioned Ardmore and Durant. Ardmore is closer.

Also if a town in Oklahoma has a Hastings store, it will probably have a huge book section.
Agreed. OP-as you have come from Philly you no doubt do not have any Hastings stores in your area. They have at least a dozen in Oklahoma, maybe more. And I've been to the Ardmore one but it was years ago.

They're called Hastings Entertainment and they handle more than just books, much more. Regarding size and stock, I would say the store is around 25% compact discs, 25% books (paperback and hardback, used and new), 25% dvd/blue rays, and 25% everything else, which would be a variety of things; boom boxes, turntables, comic books, etc., etc. They do a lot of movie rental and also have pop machines, popcorn, and candy bars for sale. The bigger stores are stocking vinyl (yes, good old fashioned record albums are back in vogue now!)

The smallish stores would be in the smaller areas like Ponca City, Enid, and Duncan. The ones closer to Oklahoma City are huge. They are headquartered out of Amarillo, Texas.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:47 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I wouldn't ever consider living there. You say you like book stores, I doubt there's one within 100 miles.
I'd tell her if she is lucky to get a fast pace internet her book store will be amazon. The only time I see a book store is if I drive hours. I grew up in S.Cal so SE OK was a culture shock for me too. The poster will have to do all her shopping on line.

GOOD STUFF you have lots of outdoor activities and cost of living is low. SE OK is pretty and has hills.
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