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Band hosts Jazz Night, heads to state

Band hosts Jazz Night, heads to state

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

By JON MATTHEWS, Director of Bands The Oologah band and several groups will compete at OSSAA state band contests April 21 through 23. The HS band received a superior rating on stage on March 10 and an excellent rating in sight-reading which allows us to advance to state concert band contest. Several solo and ensemble members also [...]

Mat Shockley, center, has been named interim chief at Northwest Fire

Capt. Shockley named interim fire chief; Northwest will give audit to authorities

[ 0 ] April 9, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor, Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors on Wednesday unanimously named longtime department officer Mat Shockley as interim chief. One of his first assignments is soliciting applications for the permanent job. Capt. Shockley replaces David Puckett, who was fired last week after the board [...]

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Oologah-Talala School voters approved $4.7 million in bond issues by substantial margins Tuesday. With all nine precincts reporting, the proposition to build multi-use rooms which also are tornado shelters passed 746-348, a margin of 68.19 percent approval. It needed a favorable margin of 60 percent plus one vote for approval. Proposition 2, which will buy [...]

Ladies take second at track meet

Ladies take second at track meet

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs took second as a team behind 6A Owasso last Friday at the Oologah Track Meet in a field with 16 schools. “The girls did really good. We’re a young team and our times just keep getting better. We’ve been very competitive with 4A schools,” Lady Mustang head [...]

Josh Lemmons

Josh Lemmons

[ 0 ] April 4, 2015

Josh Lemmons, 36, of Oologah, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Visitation will be held from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.  Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center with Pastor Jeff Wren officiating.  Committal services [...]

Larry Filkins, former RSU broadcast faculty member, dies

Larry Filkins, former RSU broadcast faculty member, dies

[ 1 ] April 4, 2015

Larry Filkins, 90, RSU communications pioneer, died Wednesday, April 1. Services are pending at MMS Payne Funeral Home. The former RSU faculty member taught broadcasting from the 1970s into the early 1990s. He was instrumental in bringing radio and television stations to campus. Filkins helped to build the original KNGX radio station by hand and [...]

School bonds go to voters

School bonds go to voters

[ 0 ] April 2, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah voters will decide the fate of a $4.19 million school building bond and a $500,000 transportation bond Tuesday, April 7. The school bonds must pass by a 60 percent super majority. The bonds will be paid off in four years. If the bond package passes, it will increase the [...]

Talala also has election Tuesday

Talala also has election Tuesday

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

Talala, which operates under the Town Meeting form of government, will also have an election Tuesday but it won’t be at the local polling place. Instead, registered voters in the town limits will gather at Talala Town Hall for the Town Meeting Election, which convenes at 6:50 p.m. Town Clerk Dawn Orwig suggests those attending [...]

NORTHWEST SITUATION FULLY DESCRIBED IN PRINT EDITION; Quoting without attribution illegal

NORTHWEST SITUATION FULLY DESCRIBED IN PRINT EDITION; Quoting without attribution illegal

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

A full description of the current situation involving the Northwest Rogers County  Fire Protection District is in the print edition of the Leader. On advice of counsel, we must advise that the entire contents of the story are Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC. Anyone who attended the meeting and discusses personal observations is obviously [...]

Jenny Gaochia Yang

Girl died of unexplained enlarged heart

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 6-year-old girl, whose sudden death Jan. 5 closed school  for two days while officials analyzed whether the death might involve an infectious condition, died of an enlarged heart and did not have any infection, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed Monday. The Mayo Clinic notes, “An [...]