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Superintendent Rob Armstrong

Superintendent’s job left in limbo

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

Oologah Superintendent Rob Armstrong’s contract was not renewed at Monday night’s regular board meeting. After an executive session, board member Brian Wigginton made a motion to renew Armstrong’s contract for 2014-2015. The motion died when no other board member offered a second. Read more in this week’s Oologah Lake Leader.

Michael Gordon, PSO, presents a check to Oologah mayor Jerry Holland and foundation president Willie Barron

PSO donates $100,000 to community center

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

Fundraising efforts for the new Oologah Media and Community Center got a big boost on Saturday night with a $100,000 donation from Public Service Company of Oklahoma on behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation. “PSO is very pleased to make this contribution on behalf of the AEP Foundation,” said Michael Gordon, PSO community affairs [...]

Karen Weeks (left) with co-workers Deb Green and Pam Slayden

Weeks named Citizen of the Year

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader writer The Chamber tapped Karen Weeks, a long-time community volunteer and top real estate agent, as its Citizen of the Year on Saturday night. “When it comes to selling Oologah, no one does it better,” said Ashley Harper, outgoing Chamber President. “She has captured the top seller award but most of [...]

Burn ban lifted

[ 0 ] March 6, 2014

We can finally say something good about the snow and ice of the past week. It was wet. Rogers County Commissioners have therefore lifted the burn ban that has been in effect for most of the last month,

O-T wrestlers take third, fourth at state

O-T wrestlers take third, fourth at state

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Martin brothers left it all on the mat last weekend at the state wrestling tournament. Oologah junior Cole Martin took third and freshman Brock Martin took fourth in 4A at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The Martin’s are carrying on a family tradition. Their cousin Garrett Martin was [...]

Kaydance Battles and Devin Lynes (left) and Renn and Hannah Christiansen  charge towards each other and fire away in an energetic snowball fight Monday afternoon at Harbour Creek. Oologah students were out of school after a brutal winter storm brought snow, ice and freezing temperatures to the area.

Snow cancels classes again

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Winter is reeking havoc on the Oologah school calendar. Superintendent Rob Armstrong is struggling with the same question many school leaders in Oklahoma are asking. How to make up an abundance of snow days this school year? Oologah has had nine snow days after classes were canceled Monday and [...]

Mustangs hope for playoff magic

Mustangs hope for playoff magic

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs stayed alive last weekend in the hunt for a state basketball championship. Oologah advanced out of the regional with a win over Tulsa Webster and a loss to McLain. The Mustangs are 20-5 and ranked #16 in 4A. Oologah 67-Webster 61 The Mustangs fell behind early against the [...]

Oologah joins E911 center

Oologah joins E911 center

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members reversed an earlier decision and voted to join the new county wide dispatch center Tuesday morning. The board voted Feb. 14 to delay joining the 911 center north of Claremore. Mayor Jerry Holland had expressed concerns about leadership and management issues with the 911 trust authority. [...]

DA invites citizens to join battle vs. K2, other substance abuses

[ 0 ] March 1, 2014

  By MICHELLE LOWERY, District 12 District Attorney’s Office District Attorney Janice Steidley is inviting citizens of Rogers, Craig and Mayes counties to attend any of the 3 community education seminars covering current trends in student drug and alcohol abuse. Partnering with educators Steidley’s seminars are timed prior to Spring Break when our students will [...]

Martin brothers both vie for 3rd place at State Wrestling

Martin brothers both vie for 3rd place at State Wrestling

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014

Update: (Saturday) Both Brock and Cole Martin advanced to the 3rd place match at the state wrestling tournament. Good luck, Mustangs! Mustang wrestlers make state By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Two Mustang wrestlers made it out of regionals last weekend and qualified for state. Freshmen Brock Martin took second at 170 pounds at the Bristow [...]