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Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

Record crowd enjoys Fishing Derby

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

Early-morning rain didn’t discourage 267 young anglers and their families for the 7th annual Oologah Lake Kids Fishing Derby. See winners in this week’s Leader. Thanks to the Corps Rangers, NW Firefighters, volunteers and donors for a wonderful morning.

Down goes the pole

Down goes the pole

[ 0 ] June 13, 2015

A VVEC pole carrying a live power line and AT&T lines fell partway Saturday afternoon, closing the intersection of Rockhill and Forest Park in Briarcliff while repairs were made. As of 5:45 p.m., VVEC reported only two customers were without power. Northwest Fire and OTEMS units were on standby to block traffic and provide medical [...]

Service set Wednesday for Jim Orton

Service set Wednesday for Jim Orton

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

James A. Orton, of Ramona, went to his eternal rest on June 4, 2015 after an extended illness. His wife, Janet, taught for many years at the Oologah schools. He worked with the Oolagah Historical Society on the Will Rogers monument project downtown. Jim was born March 29, 1933, near Lyman where his father was [...]

Photo by  Chris Edens

Oologah board talks trash

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor There was a lot of trash talk at last Thursday night’s Oologah Town Board meeting. Trustees discussed making trash hauling a municipal service and limiting the service to one company. Multiple firms currently provide trash service in the town limits. Representatives from two of the current providers told the board [...]

Pool opens for season

Pool opens for season

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Oologah senior James Epperson works with Madeline Murphy Tuesday morning at the Oologah Pool in Level 3 swim lessons. There are still spots open in sessions three and four this summer. For more information, contact coach Kerber at charles.kerber@oologah.k12.ok.us. The pool is now open for public swimming from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday [...]

Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Sharon LeAnn Thomas of Oologah was born Sept. 24, 1959 in Tulsa to Raymond Oscar and Mary Ida (Sides) York. She died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Tulsa at the age of 55. Sharon was reared and educated in Tulsa and graduated with the Will Rogers High School Class of 1978. She was married June [...]

Maxine Doshier

Maxine Doshier

[ 1 ] June 11, 2015

Sylvia “Maxine” Doshier, 79, of Oologah, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. She was born in Oologah Dec. 9, 1935 to Herschel George Baldwin and Dortha Beatrice Dikeman. She married John Warren Doshier on Dec. 15, 1951. Trained as a cosmetologist, she worked for Kenneth Brown Beauty Salon in Tulsa and as a teller at [...]

Robert Harris

Robert Harris

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

Robert (Bob) Lee Harris, 79, passed away April 28, 2015 due to complications from an accidental fall. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Oologah Dec. 26, 1935. He grew up in Oologah. During his youth, he earned money by working as a ranch hand including stints on Will Rogers [...]

John Ross

John Ross

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

John Earl Ross, 85, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at his home in Oologah. He was born May 15, 1929 in Bartlesville to Henry Earl Ross and Iona Myrtle Jacobs Ross.  He attended Talala Schools but left after the eighth grade so that he could work and help support the family since he was [...]

E.D. Loyd

E.D. Loyd

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015

E.D. Loyd, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Oologah. He was born Oct. 25, 1927 to Onis D. Loyd and Betty McBride Loyd. He is survived by his wife, Frances Dill Loyd; three children, Donna Good and husband, Ed, Alice Marie Loyd Vaughn and husband, Gary and Onis Frank Loyd; ten grandchildren; many [...]