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Talala joins 911 Center

Talala joins 911 Center

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

 By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Talala Police Officers have been dispatched through a new 911 center since July 1. Police chief Phillip Coe said the department’s radio systems are compatible with the new dispatch center. He said communications on portable radios have improved dramatically. Coe tested the radios from the Rogers/Nowata county line and said they [...]

Phil Smith is now published

Phil Smith is now published

[ 5 ] July 9, 2014

By JARRETT HOBBS Leader Writer Phil Smith has held multiple titles over the years–night clerk at a funeral home, lumber man, letter carrier, soldier and teacher. Now he can add published author to the list. Out of his diverse collection of jobs, his favorite was teaching Ancient/Medieval History and AP World History for nine years [...]

Claremore man arrested for indecency with kids at Oologah Lake

Claremore man arrested for indecency with kids at Oologah Lake

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II   Editor   A 53-year-old Claremore man was being held in the Rogers County Jail Monday night after deputies arrested him at Spencer Creek Park on Oologah Lake for allegedly attempting to molest children ages 7-15, jail records show.   Hugh Morgan Wilson of the 200 block of S. [...]

Faith Wylie accepts the sweepstakes award for column writing from Cherokee Ballard, communications manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas. The two discovered that both have survived Lymphoma cancer.

Faith Wylie earns International honor

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

By JOHN M. WYILIE II Leader writer Faith Wylie has received the prestigious Golden Dozen Award from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. ISWNE represents the world’s English-language community newspapers, including members throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and Scotland. Mrs. Wylie’s winning entry was a column [...]

Environmentalist is tough job

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

LAKEVIEWS • JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor and Publisher   We were among the nation’s first full-time energy and environmental writers. We were charter members of the Society of Environmental Journalists. We’ve studied environmental issues, and written about them, for four decades. We’ve always admired most environmentalists because, especially in Oklahoma, their positions aren’t always [...]

Earl Hart passes away

[ 0 ] July 7, 2014

Rancher Earl Hart of Talala passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. He was 85. Private family services planned under the direction of Rice Funeral Service

Services set Friday for Gary Lee Osburn

[ 0 ] July 6, 2014

Services for Gary Lee Osburn will be held at 11a.m. Friday, July 11  at First Baptist Church in Talala for. He died Thursday, July 3 at the age of 66. Interment of cremains will be held later at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service [...]

Lake ready for a great Fourth of July weekend

Lake ready for a great Fourth of July weekend

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

The anticipation at Redbud Marina is building for the upcoming Fourth of July Spectacular that will light the night sky over Oologah Lake with vivid shades of red, white and blue. The fireworks will start about 9:30 p.m. on July 4 and will be a 45-minute exhibition of patriotism and freedom. It is not just [...]

Fishing Derby pictures

Fishing Derby pictures

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

Here’s an album of our fishing derby photos. It was a great day! Click on the image to see the album.

Oologah mayor Jerry Holland announces exit

Oologah mayor Jerry Holland announces exit

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Mayor Jerry Holland announced plans to leave the town board at Tuesday’s meeting. Holland notified the board of his intention to resign. He said he may leave by the end of the month. Holland’s departure would end decades of service as a trustee and mayor. “My fun and games [...]