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  • Shawndra Ann Bortner

    Shawndra Ann Bortner

    Shawndra Ann Bortner 51, of Talala, passed away in Tulsa on August 16, 2017. She was born February 23, 1966 in Claremore to Gary and Carol Secondi. She grew up in Milfay and Stroud. She played basketball, softball, and track in school and graduated from Stroud High School in 1984. She moved from Collinsville to [...]

  • Don’t miss the rodeo Friday and Saturday night

    Don’t miss the rodeo Friday and Saturday night

  • Tornado touch down in rural Oologah

    Tornado touch down in rural Oologah

    BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader writer Mother Nature paid a visit to Oologah last week and brought storms and a tornado. Night time storms hit Oologah twice. The first round of storms thatleft its mark hit Wednesday night. What was believed to be straight wind damage was in a narrow line on 410 Rd. just west [...]

  • School schedule pick-up times and location

    School schedule pick-up times and location

     Middle School schedules can be picked up from noon to 7 p.m., Aug 10 at the Upper Elementary storm shelter. High School schedules can be picked up from noon to 7 p.m., Aug 15 at the Upper Elementary storm shelter.

  • ODOT responsible for mowing Hwy 169

    ODOT responsible for mowing Hwy 169

    Spoke with County Commissioner Steve Hendrix today and found out that ODOT is responsible for mowing Hwy 169 between Oologah and Collinsville. If you would like to complain please call Jason Whitworth with ODOT at 918-341-2123 or you can send an email to: jwhitworth@odot.org

  • Back to school information

    Back to school information

    Here’s our back to school countdown information: New Student Enrollment is July 31 through Aug. 7 at the Oologah-Talala Central enrollment office, located near the Oologah Middle School and the athletic building on the east side of Mustang Drive. Enrollment packets are available online at www.Oologah.K12.ok.us School Supplies Lower Elementary: LE School supply list 17-18 [...]

  • Robert Justin Hines

    Robert Justin Hines

    Robert Justin Hines Robert Justin Hines passed away Friday morning July 14, 2017. He went to be with the Lord in Heaven while surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Albuquerque, NM. He lived in Oologah, where he attended school at Oologah-Talala High School. He worked as a CNC programmer and machinist. [...]

  • School Board fills three positions

    School Board fills three positions

    BY CAROLYN ESTES, LEADER WRITER The Oologah-Talala Board of Education hired an assistant superintendent, high school principal, and school nurse during Monday night’s meeting. Tony Sappington was selected for the assistant superintendent’s position. Kevin Hogue was named high school principal and Shonna Kubian will be the school nurse. The Board approved the resignation of Tamika [...]

  • Beware of Heat Stroke on Saturday

    Beware of Heat Stroke on Saturday

    OTEMS Paramedics is using patrols of its territory in Rogers County including key areas of Oologah Lake to keep residents safe from today’s brutal heat. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory which is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. High temperatures in the middle to upper 90s will combine with [...]

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Shawndra Ann Bortner

Shawndra Ann Bortner

[ 0 ] August 21, 2017

Shawndra Ann Bortner 51, of Talala, passed away in Tulsa on August 16, 2017. She was born February 23, 1966 in Claremore to Gary and Carol Secondi. She grew up in Milfay and Stroud. She played basketball, softball, and track in school and graduated from Stroud High School in 1984. She moved from Collinsville to [...]

Don’t miss the rodeo Friday and Saturday night

Don’t miss the rodeo Friday and Saturday night

[ 0 ] August 11, 2017
Tornado touch down in rural Oologah

Tornado touch down in rural Oologah

[ 0 ] August 11, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader writer Mother Nature paid a visit to Oologah last week and brought storms and a tornado. Night time storms hit Oologah twice. The first round of storms thatleft its mark hit Wednesday night. What was believed to be straight wind damage was in a narrow line on 410 Rd. just west [...]

School schedule pick-up times and location

School schedule pick-up times and location

[ 0 ] August 3, 2017

 Middle School schedules can be picked up from noon to 7 p.m., Aug 10 at the Upper Elementary storm shelter. High School schedules can be picked up from noon to 7 p.m., Aug 15 at the Upper Elementary storm shelter.

ODOT responsible for mowing Hwy 169

ODOT responsible for mowing Hwy 169

[ 0 ] July 27, 2017

Spoke with County Commissioner Steve Hendrix today and found out that ODOT is responsible for mowing Hwy 169 between Oologah and Collinsville. If you would like to complain please call Jason Whitworth with ODOT at 918-341-2123 or you can send an email to: jwhitworth@odot.org

Back to school information

Back to school information

[ 0 ] July 24, 2017

Here’s our back to school countdown information: New Student Enrollment is July 31 through Aug. 7 at the Oologah-Talala Central enrollment office, located near the Oologah Middle School and the athletic building on the east side of Mustang Drive. Enrollment packets are available online at www.Oologah.K12.ok.us School Supplies Lower Elementary: LE School supply list 17-18 [...]

Civil war sward authenticated

Confederate sword is crowd-pleaser

[ 0 ] July 20, 2017

Leonard Mailes brought his ancestor’s Civil War sword to the Antiques Appraisal event at the Oologah Historical Museum on Friday night. Ralph Williams estimated the value at $1,000. Leonard Mailes of Oologah had just picked up the family treasure in Alabama. It came with a book, documenting the career of his ancestor. “Oh, yes, this [...]

Robert Justin Hines

Robert Justin Hines

[ 0 ] July 18, 2017

Robert Justin Hines Robert Justin Hines passed away Friday morning July 14, 2017. He went to be with the Lord in Heaven while surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Albuquerque, NM. He lived in Oologah, where he attended school at Oologah-Talala High School. He worked as a CNC programmer and machinist. [...]

Correction

Correction

[ 0 ] July 14, 2017

We made a mistake on the spelling of Steve Hendrix’s name in the article in the news paper. We are so sorry.

Two years up the creek

Two years up the creek

[ 0 ] July 12, 2017

Two years up the creek The rehabilitation of the Four Mile Creek bridge is complete, but the road is still closed. An inspector for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation closed the bridge on July 10, 2015 after discovering holes in the steel deck support. That cut off direct access to the South Business District, hurting [...]