By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members officially accepted town clerk Sandy McNaughton’s resignation at a special meeting Monday morning. The board will need to appoint someone to serve in the position until the next election in April. McNaughton also served as town treasurer and court clerk. “Due to a hostile work environment [...]
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Oologah welcomed nine new teachers and two new administrators to campus last week. The new staff went through orientation last Thursday and were treated to lunch in the lower elementary library. See Chris Edens’ profiles of the new teachers and administrators in this week’s Leader.
James William Casebeer was born on Dec. 24, 1932 in Tulsa to James Daniel Casebeer and Ruby Alice Kirk. He passed from this life on Aug. 17, 2014 at his home in Oologah. Jim attended school in both Broken Arrow and Tulsa. He was an exceptional student and athlete, enjoying successes in the competition and [...]
Benny Harold Roberts, 78, retired Amoco accountant, died Thursday in Tulsa. Services pending with Butler-Stumpf, Tulsa.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum Ropers will be joined by others to host a public reception Thursday, Aug. 21, honoring Steve and Helen Gragert. It will be 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial. There will be punch, cake and hors d’oeuvres with a brief program at 6 p.m Gragert will retire Sept. 1, ending almost 40 years [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor As Sunday’s Fly-in prepares to soar, the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch Museum near Oologah is becoming the fastest growing part of the Will Rogers experience. “We have more than doubled our recorded attendance in the first six months of 2014 compared to a year ago: 34,824 vs. 13,872 [a [...]
By JARRETT HOBBS Leader writer Students at Rogers State University started fall classes Monday. While they were on vacation, RSU continued to innovate and expand. New and returning students were welcomed by the new 17,300-square-foot Chapman Dining Hall, which has become one of the crowning additions to the Claremore Campus. Chapman Dining Hall is a [...]
By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah School Board members heard about mold removal Monday night and changed funding for the Pre-K program. Assistant superintendent Jerry Rutledge said mold remediation had been completed in five classrooms in the lower elementary. He said teachers noticed mildew on exterior walls behind some plastic items that had been hanging [...]
Can one person with no local roots really make a difference? If you enjoy having a brand-new grocery in town–a project that took 15 years to complete—you already know the answer. His name was Mickey Thompson. A committee met regularly for at least five years trying to figure out a way to make it happen. [...]
Mickey M. Thompson passes away Mickey Thompson, 70, of Broken Arrow—whose economic development expertise enhanced communities across Green Country including Oologah–went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Visitation will be 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Floral Haven Funeral Home, 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow. The family will receive friends and [...]