ANTHONY “TONY” PIPPEN (1936- ) started working for the Ada Evening News in 1983, developing a reputation for accuracy and high ethics. As business editor, he has been instrumental in economic growth and development, bringing new industry and jobs to Ada. His love for music developed the Ada Bluegrass Festival. Born in Arkansas, he was editor of the Harding College Bison, and once was the youngest newspaper editor in Missouri, working for newspapers in Kennett, Sikeston and Caruthersville. He has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America, the Ada Chamber of Commerce, and is former president of the Associated Press in Oklahoma and an original member of the American Publishing Managing Editor’s board in three states.