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Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer A seed planted in Cody Burch’s mind that Oologah needed a community garden is already bearing fruit. Burch is an avid Oologah organic gardener who not only loves to share his knowledge but is also willing to work beside you as you learn. The seed started to grow as he [...]

The baseball field concession stand

Students, community furious about vandalism

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Students and area residents alike are furious about vandalism at the community’s heart and soul, Oologah-Talala Schools. Tips are pouring in to Oologah police. Read the details and see a picture of some of the worst damage in this week’s Leader, now on newsstands or in the E-Leader.

Directors hear a report from a fraud examiner at a meeting on April 8.

Sheriff probing NW ex-chief spending

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Sheriff’s investigators are following up on a forensic audit of cash and purchases on just two credit or debit card accounts at the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District overseen by ex-Chief David Puckett. Only this week’s Leader has all the details of how a district credit card, according to records, was used for over [...]

One new face, one familiar face

One new face, one familiar face

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Cara Jones, a familiar face, will return to the Oologah schools after three years in Collinsville. She will be the principal at Oologah Upper Elementary next year. Kane Jackson, an administrator at Owasso, will be the new assistant principal at Oologah High School. Oologah School Board members hired the two new principals at Monday night’s [...]

Mat Shockley, center, has been named interim chief at Northwest Fire

Capt. Shockley named interim fire chief; Northwest will give audit to authorities

[ 0 ] April 9, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor, Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors on Wednesday unanimously named longtime department officer Mat Shockley as interim chief. One of his first assignments is soliciting applications for the permanent job. Capt. Shockley replaces David Puckett, who was fired last week after the board [...]

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Oologah-Talala School voters approved $4.7 million in bond issues by substantial margins Tuesday. With all nine precincts reporting, the proposition to build multi-use rooms which also are tornado shelters passed 746-348, a margin of 68.19 percent approval. It needed a favorable margin of 60 percent plus one vote for approval. Proposition 2, which will buy [...]

Josh Lemmons

Josh Lemmons

[ 0 ] April 4, 2015

Josh Lemmons, 36, of Oologah, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Visitation will be held from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.  Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center with Pastor Jeff Wren officiating.  Committal services [...]

School bonds go to voters

School bonds go to voters

[ 0 ] April 2, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah voters will decide the fate of a $4.19 million school building bond and a $500,000 transportation bond Tuesday, April 7. The school bonds must pass by a 60 percent super majority. The bonds will be paid off in four years. If the bond package passes, it will increase the [...]

Talala also has election Tuesday

Talala also has election Tuesday

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

Talala, which operates under the Town Meeting form of government, will also have an election Tuesday but it won’t be at the local polling place. Instead, registered voters in the town limits will gather at Talala Town Hall for the Town Meeting Election, which convenes at 6:50 p.m. Town Clerk Dawn Orwig suggests those attending [...]

NORTHWEST SITUATION FULLY DESCRIBED IN PRINT EDITION; Quoting without attribution illegal

NORTHWEST SITUATION FULLY DESCRIBED IN PRINT EDITION; Quoting without attribution illegal

[ 0 ] April 1, 2015

A full description of the current situation involving the Northwest Rogers County  Fire Protection District is in the print edition of the Leader. On advice of counsel, we must advise that the entire contents of the story are Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC. Anyone who attended the meeting and discusses personal observations is obviously [...]