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Cherokee Nation draws 36 candidates for June election

Cherokee Nation draws 36 candidates for June election

[ 0 ] March 7, 2015

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —The filing period to run for Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, Deputy Chief and eight Tribal Council seats ended this week, drawing 36 candidates. The Cherokee Nation’s general election is June 27. To vote, Cherokee Nation citizens must be registered by March 31. Absentee ballot requests must be submitted by May 8. If a [...]

Guest editorial: Support law to meet 911 Service Challenges

Guest editorial: Support law to meet 911 Service Challenges

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

By JANET HAMILTON, Rogers County E911 Director Today, Oklahomans are not afforded access to life-saving Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) services throughout the entire state.  Legislative action is needed to address the critical need to upgrade the 9-1-1 systems.  Throughout the entire state citizens should be afforded the same level of service regardless of where they are [...]

Lakeviews: In honor of Cara Cowan Watts

Lakeviews: In honor of Cara Cowan Watts

[ 7 ] March 4, 2015

Lakeviews by John M. Wylie II, Editor We are sad that Cara Cowan Watts will not hold an elected office in the Cherokee Nation after the upcoming election. She gave up her Tribal Council seat to run for Principal Chief, then announced Monday that the best chance of advancing her goals for the Cherokee people—including, [...]

Ladies advance to area tournament

Ladies advance to area tournament

[ 0 ] March 4, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor UPDATE: The Ladies lost to Locust Grove 66-38 in the regional championship game. They face Webster at 6:30 pm Thursday at Sapulpa. The Lady Mustangs battled their way to the regional championship basketball game with a win over Jay last week. “It was a hard-fought game and a good win for [...]

Chamber banquet is March 7

Chamber banquet is March 7

[ 0 ] February 26, 2015

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Does Clanton’s Café really make the best chicken fried steak in America? Who will be chosen Citizen of the Year? Answers to those burning questions will be revealed on Saturday, March 7, during the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet at the Oologah United Methodist Church. Doors will open at [...]

Update: Regional championship game moved to Tuesday for Ladies

Update: Regional championship game moved to Tuesday for Ladies

[ 0 ] February 23, 2015

The Lady Mustangs beat Jay 50-49 on Thursday night. They face Locust Grove on Tuesday at 6:30 pm at Oologah. Both the winner and the runner-up will advance to the area tournament. The second game of the evening (boys) will feature Will Rogers and the winner of the Jay/Claremore Sequoyah game on Monday night. The [...]

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

The Lady Mustangs are on a three-game win streak as they head towards the playoffs this weekend. Oologah took down Wagoner and Miami last week and knocked off 4A #11 Berryhill. The Lady Mustangs are now 11-11 as they prepare to host McLain Saturday for district playoffs. Junior Grace Garrison was named the Player of [...]

Read more in this week’s Leader

Read more in this week’s Leader

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

* John Wylie tells you how the politicians are giving you tax cuts with the right hand while using the left hand to pick your pocket with fees. * A 22-year-old Collinsville man who the Highway Patrol said had been drinking was killed Friday just west and north of the Rogers-Washington-Tulsa County line. Kyle Austin [...]

Events rescheduled

Events rescheduled

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS and JOHN M. WYLIE II, Leader Writers A mix of ice, sleet, snow and thunder snow up to 5” deep snarled life in the Oologah-Talala area starting Sunday, closing school for two days and wreaking havoc with other events. However, officials said they were aware of fender benders but no serious injuries [...]

RWD 4 annual meeting, dinner cancelled

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015

Rural Water District No. 4 of Rogers County in Oologah has cancelled its annual dinner, annual membership meeting and regular board meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the Oologah Community Building. A new date will be announced later.