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 [...]
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 [...]
• Dirickson resigns from town board • Book drops out of chief race • McNaughton status in question Update 8/6 Oologah Town Clerk Sandy McNaughton officially resigned Wednesday morning For the complete story on turmoil at town hall look for the Oologah Lake Leader on newsstands Wednesday and in your homes on Thursday.
By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Matt Ballard will be the new district attorney in January for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties after his only opponent announced Monday that he would drop out of the race. Robert Post, the Democratic nominee, said he would withdraw as a candidate in the November General Election. Ballard won [...]