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Will’s legacy grows as state funds shrink

Will’s legacy grows as state funds shrink

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor When Will Rogers was alive, he topped every media and entertainment ranking in America. In today’s tough budget times, however, building on his legacy is like everything else funded by state government—it requires doing more with less. Will Rogers Memorial Commissioners are doing just that. At a recent special [...]

UPDATE: New District 14 election set July 25. letters due July 13

UPDATE: New District 14 election set July 25. letters due July 13

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission will hold the New Election for District 14 on Saturday, July 25, 2015 simultaneously with the 2015 Runoff Election. The Election Commission will accept Absentee Requests from Cherokee Citizens registered to vote in District 14 through Monday, July 13, 2015. In-Person Absentee Voting also known as Early Walk-In Voting will [...]

Oologah Middle School Technology Student Association members Caitlyn Matthews (from left), Madison Watson, Bridget Marrara, Julia Hale, Hannah Taylor and Emma Knepper are all smiles after winning a national championship in the Parliamentary Team event last week in Dallas. The girls competed against over 4,000 students from the U.S. and two other countries at the TSA National Conference.

Oologah team wins tech nationals

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A group of Oologah Technology Student Association members won a national championship last week. Six middle school girls took first in the Parliamentary Team event June 28- July 2 in Dallas. Caitlyn Matthews, Madison Watson, Bridget Marrara, Julia Hale, Hannah Taylor and Emma Knepper won the championship in only the [...]

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Fireworks are ready to light up Oologah Lake Saturday for the Fourth of July. Redbud Marina owner Mike Fawcett is set to orchestrate the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Overlook Bluff across from Hawthorn Beach. The show will start just after dusk Saturday night. The fireworks usually [...]

Band stand

Band stand

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Oologah Stallion Battalion band members Keith Kittrell (from left), Joesph Mickelson and Denton Bodine show off items from the band’s fireworks stand last week in the parking lot at Pete’s. The fireworks stand is a fundraiser for the Oologah Band. Hours are: 7 am – 10 pm Thursday, July 2 7 am – Midnight Friday [...]

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Talala Police Chief Phil Coe (left) and Oologah Police Pete Moore (right) hold Oologah Police officer Brent Holmes as he experiences being struck with a shock from the PhaZZer Enforcer that the officers are being issued. Each officer that will carry the non lethal law enforcement-level self-defense weapon had to go through the training session [...]

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015

Oologah Chamber of Commerce’s first outdoor movie night of the season will kick off on Saturday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the Bazaar Under the Stars and the movie “Space Jam” at dusk. This month’s movie is sponsored by NDS Used Cars and Cycles. The movie will be shown on the west side of [...]

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

Two hurt in wreck on Oologah Dam curve

[ 3 ] June 26, 2015

A crash which authorities say may have involved alcohol injured two men about 2 a.m. Friday when their vehicle lost control on the north curve of Oologah Dam, crashed into a sign and rolled down an embankment. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the driver of the 2007 Lexus, John Blanda, was treated by OTEMS Ambulance [...]

Major flooding forecast for area

Major flooding forecast for area

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

BULLETIN: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNED LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THAT “SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BY MID WEEK.” The NWS said that 4-7 inches of rain is likely through a wide area of northeast Oklahoma from late Monday through Thursday, Amounts up to 10 inches are expected. The Leader’s entire coverage area [...]

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.