In the 1920’s, one of the stores in Vanoss Oklahoma was owned by J.E. Kinsey who is the grandfather of Jim Dicus who now owns all the Dicus stores in Ada.

Jim’s father, Frank Eugene Dicus was in the grocery business where he owned and operated Dicus Supermarket starting in 1940 and retired in the early 70s. Mr. Dicus was a member of the Ada Retail Grocers Association, serving as president in the 1950’s, was a charter member of the Science and National Resources Board and served on the Affiliated Foods Board of Directors and the Oklahoma Retail Grocer’s Association’s board of directors. Mr. Dicus owned and operated Dicus Cycle and Marine in the early 1970’s. He was a former president of the Ada Lions Club and served as president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce in 1961. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.