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O-T students star in Will Rogers Days

O-T students star in Will Rogers Days

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

Local students will star in the annual Will Rogers Days celebration this week. The annual production of “Will Rogers Life and Times,” an original musical by Oologah-Talala teacher Kim Grazier, will highlight two events during Will Rogers Days Nov. 1-4. The play will be presented during “Children’s Day at the Museum” on Monday, Nov. 3, [...]

Moore takes over as chief

Moore takes over as chief

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Pete Moore has pinned on his badge as the new Oologah Police Chief. Moore is spending his first week on the job learning the area and getting to know the local people. “All the people I’ve met have been very friendly,” Moore said. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone.” [...]

Oologah High School students play the person pass game Tuesday afternoon in the commons area. Daily games and special dress up days are being held all week to celebrate football homecoming.

Mustangs kick Catoosa

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah took down Catoosa 31-20 on the road last week and took the top spot in 4A-3. An impressive defensive performance and the return of senior quarterback Payton Craig helped spark Oologah in the win over Catoosa. The Mustangs moved to #5 in 4A rankings after handing the Indians [...]

An Oologah student who portrayed a driver who was texting and caused a fatal crash sits in an Oklahoma Highway Patrol car as Life Flight takes off with a patient from the mock crash Monday. The staged scene on the Oologah campus was meant to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving.

Text message slams students

[ 0 ] October 23, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah students got a serious wake up call on the dangers of texting and driving Monday morning. A mock two car crash was staged in the football stadium parking lot. A frightening scene became very real for about 1,000 high school and middle school students. OTEMS paramedic and community [...]

Pumpkins based on the witch and the monkeys from the Wizard of Oz from Chelsey Walters third grade class at Oologah are on display at the Mustang football game last Friday night. Fans voted on their favorite pumpkin and an auction was held for the decorated gourds as an OPT fundraiser.

BOOlogah returns Oct. 30

[ 0 ] October 16, 2014

The spooks are coming, the spooks are coming … and they want all of your candy! BOOlogah is back. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 the downtown Oologah area will turn into a giant spook walk as area trick or treaters go from booth to booth filling their treat bags. The Chamber [...]

Drill gives training, view of “texting while driving” crash

Drill gives training, view of “texting while driving” crash

[ 0 ] October 16, 2014

It is a typical crisp fall morning as parents and students drive to the 1,900-student Oologah-Talala School campus on U.S. 169. One of the drivers is on his cell phone. In less than a second, the pastoral scene becomes a disaster resulting in one teen dead and a mother and another teen in critical condition. [...]

OT Schools buy land

OT Schools buy land

[ 0 ] October 16, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah School Board members approved buying new land adjacent to the campus Monday night. The 15 acre tract is west of the administration building and south of the lower elementary. The land was purchased for $238,000 from the Stokley Trust. Superintendent Max Tanner said the money for the land purchase was [...]

Courthouse dedication today

Courthouse dedication today

[ 0 ] October 3, 2014

After years of work by citizens and county employees, the new Rogers County Courhouse is ready. See you at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

Oologah quarterback Payton Craig and linebacker Trent Harris watch the Wagoner game from the sideline Friday night. Craig has a broken ankle and Harris has a knee injury, but the Mustangs found a way to upset the fourth ranked Bulldogs.

Oologah takes down Wagoner

[ 0 ] October 2, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah pulled off an 18-7 upset win over 4A #4 Wagoner Friday night. A strong defensive performance from the Mustangs and a super human effort from Jimmy McKinney helped fuel the win over the Bulldogs at Mustang Stadium. Oologah moved into the rankings this week at #8 and Wagoner [...]

Oologah drama students Jake Melton, (from left) Ridge Clark, Lacye Day, Andrea Pales, Allison Richmond and Mia Graham rehearse Tuesday in the school auditorium for the one act play regional contest Oct. 9. The students will present the play “The Women of Troy” to the public Oct. 7 in the school auditorium.

OHS drama goes Greek

[ 0 ] October 2, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah drama students will present the classical Greek play “The Women of Troy” as their one act play entry. Oologah will host the regional Oct. 9. The students will perform the play for the community at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Will Rogers Auditorium. The play is [...]