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  • Town Trustees Approve Fireworks

    Town Trustees Approve Fireworks

    BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer   Next year on the 4th of July holiday Oologah citizens can buy a $25 permit to shoot fireworks.  The Oologah trustees at their regular meeting on Sept. 5th at 7pm approved a change that would allow fireworks in the city limits during a period of time during the 4th [...]

  • Marrara and Dunbar Named Semifinalists

    Marrara and Dunbar Named Semifinalists

    BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer Oologah High School students Jamie Marrara and Cole Dunbar were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this week.  These academically talented high school students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be [...]

  • Oologah’s Little Library Update

    Oologah’s Little Library Update

    BY CAROLYN ESTES Work on Oologah’s Little Library is moving right along. Just like the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It takes a village to build a little library. Many hands have been at work. Thanks to the volunteers, the electrical is in, the insulation is done and the drywall is [...]

  • Homecoming Parade Only Two Weeks Away

    Homecoming Parade Only Two Weeks Away

    BY BOB D. ROUNSAVELL The Oologah-Talala school Homecoming parade will be Thursday, September 21. Last year the parade was separated from the football game so the football team members could also participate in the parade. The change in Homecoming activities necessitates a slightly different time for the events. Tailgating can start at 4 p.m. on [...]

  • Fun Day For Cops & Kids

    Fun Day For Cops & Kids

    BY CAROLYN ESTES LEADER WRITER Sunshine, sirens, hot dogs, chips and kids were in great supply Saturday in the Oologah Park.  Friends of Oologah Police Department hosted its second Cops & Kids Picnic with about 510 people attending. “it was a great turnout and the kids had a fantastic time,” said Oologah Police Chief Peter [...]

  • Canine Officer Ninja Gets A Hit

    Canine Officer Ninja Gets A Hit

    BY CAROLYN ESTES LEADER WRITER Oologah Police Office Brent Holmes was conducting radar checks Thursday on Hwy 169 when he noticed a vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed in the inside lane causing two semi trucks to swerve to avoid hitting the car. He pulled in behind the slow moving car and noticed [...]

  • Tournament Champions

    Tournament Champions

    Tournament champions The Oologah Lady Mustangs softball team came home tournament champions after defeating Cleveland in the championship round.  Front row (from left): junior Autumn Clampitt, freshmen Raigan McKee, junior Bailey Black, junior Lindsey Edwards, junior Kylee Thompson, sophomore Raegan Maple, freshmen Payton Cly, and freshmen Morgan Bement. Back row (from left): Coach Hill, sophomore [...]

  • Volleyball Takes 2nd At Dewey Tournament

    Volleyball Takes 2nd At Dewey Tournament

    The Lady Mustangs Volleyball team took home 2nd place from the Dewey tournament with their only loss being to 6A Ponca City. Front row (from left): freshmen Libby Thoenen, junior Tayler Hanneman, sophomore Tobi Roberson, junior Kennedy Goodnight, freshmen Gracie Thoenen. Back row (from left): Junior Lyndi Melton, sophomore Josie Yates, sophomore Karly Wadsworth, junior [...]

  • Charge The Field

    Charge The Field

    The Mustangs football team charge the field as they get ready to face off for the National Guard game of the week against the Skiatook Bulldogs. The Mustangs dominated the Bulldogs 35-16 to secure their 2nd win of the season.

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Lady Mustangs win home tournament

Lady Mustangs win home tournament

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

  By JENNIFER HERTEL Leader writer The Oologah Lady Mustangs hosted a winning weekend as they had a big win over Verdigris and then went undefeated in their home tournament to win the championship against Cleveland. Oologah 8 Verdigris 2 The Lady Mustangs kicked off their week with an 8-2 victory over the Cardinals. Only [...]

Mustangs Trample Bulldogs

Mustangs Trample Bulldogs

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

By JENNIFER HERTEL Leader writer The Mustangs took on the Bulldogs last Friday night for the National Guard game of the week and walked away, heads held high, with a final score of 35-16. Mustangs were set to kick off as the game got started where sophomore Konner Davis and senior Seth Franzen were our [...]

Notes From The Chief

Notes From The Chief

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CHIEF BILL JOHN BAKER,  Cherokee Nation Principal   Youth ambassadors represent Cherokee Nation   Cherokee Nation remains blessed to have strong young leaders who annually act as role models and ambassadors on behalf of our tribe. Our Miss Cherokee, Junior Miss Cherokee and Little Cherokee Ambassador representatives always remind me that the future of [...]

Millennial Corner

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY JENNIFER HERTEL Leader Writer I love audiobooks.  I listen to them whenever I am driving or just sitting at the house.  One thing that is crucial if you decide to star listening to audiobooks is to pick a reader that you like because I have listened to extremely good books that were ruined by [...]


[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY MARIA LAUBACH Publisher “Flea infestation?  How can it be possible?”  I would have asked myself just a couple of weeks ago in response to learning someone had that problem.  Also, I was ignorant of the fact that black and white sand that I kept seeing all over the place was a sign of fleas. [...]

We Are Proud of Betty Deen

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader writer “We are very proud of our Teacher of the Year, Betty Deen who is one of 12 teachers in Oklahoma who were selected as finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year,” said Oologah-Talala Superintendent Max Tanner during Monday night School Board meeting. “We wish her the best of luck next [...]

RSU Professor Speaking at Wil Rogers Memorial Museum

RSU Professor Speaking at Wil Rogers Memorial Museum

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

Dr. Hugh Foley, Rogers State University professor for the past 22 years and widely respected Oklahoma music historian will be guest lecturer for the Thursday, Sept. 21, Milam Lecture Series at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. He will speak on Will Rogers and Native Americans in movies for the 6 pm lecture in the museum. [...]

Cherokee Nation accepting and processing freedmen descendant applications for tribal citizenship

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

TAHLEQUAH, OK  The Cherokee Nation registration office is processing tribal citizenship applications for Cherokee freedmen descendants following resolution of a decades-long legal struggle. “We’re happy and relieved this longstanding case is finally resolved, and now we are moving forward processing applications as quickly as possible” said Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree. The application process [...]

Talala Man Wins $9,000 in Hot Lotto Drawing

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 8, 2017)  Daniel Stanley of Talala claimed a $9,000 prize from the September 2nd Hot Lotto drawing.   Stanley successfully matched four white balls and the Hot Ball to win; he also purchased the Sizzler option for an extra dollar which tripled his prize.  The winning ticket was sold at Loveis Travel [...]

O-T Board holds special meeting

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer   The Oologah-Talala school district will not call for a bond issue this year.  During a special school board meeting Sept 5th, at 6 pm at the Lone Star Steak House in Owasso, a representative of the bonding company explained new transparency laws concerning school bonds.  After his presentation it [...]