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  • Service is Tuesday for Betty Brown

    Service is Tuesday for Betty Brown

    Betty Ann Brown, 86, of Talala, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Her service is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at the Watova Full Gospel Christian Center, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Memorial donations may [...]

  • Chase Scott Webb

    Chase Scott Webb

    Chase Scott Webb, 27, passed away May 14, 2017. He was born June 8, 1989 to Tammy McClendon and Bradley Scott Webb. He loved just having fun with family and friends. He was an outdoorsman, avid reader, and was into astronomy. He is survived by his mother, Tammy McClendon & stepfather, Scott Simmons; daughter, Leyna [...]

  • Graduation section preview

    Graduation section preview

    Do you know this year’s graduates? We need some sharp eyes to give our Salute to the Class of 2017 a proofreading. We especially want to know if we have the wrong photo with the wrong biography. We go to press first thing Monday. Please help! Just click on the page numbers link to see [...]

  • Lake inflows level off, slow discharges arrive

    Lake inflows level off, slow discharges arrive

    By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah Lake’s water level remains over 19 feet above normal, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Water inflow has slowed to a, and small amounts of water began to be released at noon today. Officials note that the needs of Oologah Lake also must be [...]

  • E. 380 Rd. in Rogers County is overtopped by water sufficient to wash cars off the Roadway. (OTEMS photo)

    Road closed, wind damage, no injuries in NW Rogers County

    NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Saturday, April 29, 2017; 1530 hours OTEMS Ambulance reports multiple rounds of storms have caused no injuries but closed at least one key county road, caused some structure damage, and inflicted considerable tree damage as of 3 p.m. today. Rogers County Rd. 380 east of US 169 is impassable due [...]

  • New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

    New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

    Find and save the new Oologah Community Guide before you use this week’s Leader to line the cat box. It’s tucked inside the JCPenny and Walmart inserts.

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Service is Tuesday for Betty Brown

Service is Tuesday for Betty Brown

[ 0 ] May 21, 2017

Betty Ann Brown, 86, of Talala, died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Her service is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at the Watova Full Gospel Christian Center, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Memorial donations may [...]

Chase Scott Webb

Chase Scott Webb

[ 0 ] May 15, 2017

Chase Scott Webb, 27, passed away May 14, 2017. He was born June 8, 1989 to Tammy McClendon and Bradley Scott Webb. He loved just having fun with family and friends. He was an outdoorsman, avid reader, and was into astronomy. He is survived by his mother, Tammy McClendon & stepfather, Scott Simmons; daughter, Leyna [...]

Graduation section preview

Graduation section preview

[ 11 ] May 13, 2017

Do you know this year’s graduates? We need some sharp eyes to give our Salute to the Class of 2017 a proofreading. We especially want to know if we have the wrong photo with the wrong biography. We go to press first thing Monday. Please help! Just click on the page numbers link to see [...]

Lake inflows level off, slow discharges arrive

Lake inflows level off, slow discharges arrive

[ 0 ] May 6, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oologah Lake’s water level remains over 19 feet above normal, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Water inflow has slowed to a, and small amounts of water began to be released at noon today. Officials note that the needs of Oologah Lake also must be [...]

Service Tuesday for David Wester, Sr.

Service Tuesday for David Wester, Sr.

[ 0 ] April 29, 2017

David Ray Wester, Sr., 75, passed into the eternal at 8:45 p.m., April 27, 2017, at his home in Oologah. The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, at Oologah Assembly of God. Pastor Kent Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, May 1, with the family receiving [...]

E. 380 Rd. in Rogers County is overtopped by water sufficient to wash cars off the Roadway. (OTEMS photo)

Road closed, wind damage, no injuries in NW Rogers County

[ 0 ] April 29, 2017

NEWS ADVISORY FROM OTEMS PARAMEDICS Saturday, April 29, 2017; 1530 hours OTEMS Ambulance reports multiple rounds of storms have caused no injuries but closed at least one key county road, caused some structure damage, and inflicted considerable tree damage as of 3 p.m. today. Rogers County Rd. 380 east of US 169 is impassable due [...]

New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

New Community Guide is inside this week’s Leader

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017

Find and save the new Oologah Community Guide before you use this week’s Leader to line the cat box. It’s tucked inside the JCPenny and Walmart inserts.

Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

Ex-employee sues NW for discrimination, illegal actions, hiding mold

[ 2 ] April 26, 2017

Update: Here is a copy of Cooper’s court filing and subsequent court actions cooper petition edited cooper motion for hearing cooper order for hearing By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor ©2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Former administrative assistant Debra Cooper on Wednesday, May 2, sued the Northwest Rogers County Fire District, its chief, chairman and [...]

Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

Mayo resigns as E911 director citing health; meeting set

[ 0 ] April 22, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Jerry Mayo, Consolidated Dispatch Director for the city-county E-911 center, has resigned citing unspecificed health reasons, Rogers County Commission Chair Ron Burrows said Saturday. Mayo’s last day was Friday, Burrows said. A special meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Enchanced 9-1-1 Trust Authority, the [...]

Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

Bigger jail would make overcrowding worse, experts say

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A NEWS ANALYSIS Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader “Any attempt to ease overcrowding at the jail by building a new facility or expanding the current one will not address the root drivers of jail growth and the new jail will simply become overcrowded again.” –Vera Institute of Justice, consultants [...]