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Services set Friday for Gary Lee Osburn

[ 0 ] July 6, 2014

Services for Gary Lee Osburn will be held at 11a.m. Friday, July 11  at First Baptist Church in Talala for. He died Thursday, July 3 at the age of 66. Interment of cremains will be held later at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service [...]

Lake ready for a great Fourth of July weekend

Lake ready for a great Fourth of July weekend

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

The anticipation at Redbud Marina is building for the upcoming Fourth of July Spectacular that will light the night sky over Oologah Lake with vivid shades of red, white and blue. The fireworks will start about 9:30 p.m. on July 4 and will be a 45-minute exhibition of patriotism and freedom. It is not just [...]

Fishing Derby pictures

Fishing Derby pictures

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

Here’s an album of our fishing derby photos. It was a great day! Click on the image to see the album.

Oologah mayor Jerry Holland announces exit

Oologah mayor Jerry Holland announces exit

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Mayor Jerry Holland announced plans to leave the town board at Tuesday’s meeting. Holland notified the board of his intention to resign. He said he may leave by the end of the month. Holland’s departure would end decades of service as a trustee and mayor. “My fun and games [...]

2014- 2015 Community Guides out now

2014- 2015 Community Guides out now

[ 0 ] July 1, 2014

The 2014- 2015 Community Guide is out now, you can find it in your local business and gathering places. Look for it in your copy of the Oologah Lake Leader, hitting news stands Wednesday and your homes Thursday. Also check out the online version to help you in all of your shopping and service needs. http://oologahonline.com/?page_id=35     [...]

Max Tanner hired as new O-T Superintendent

Max Tanner hired as new O-T Superintendent

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Max Tanner has taken the reigns as the new superintendent of Oologah. The school board approved his hiring at a special meeting last week on a three year contract. Tanner has been superintendent at Central Public Schools in Sallisaw for the last 12 years. Tanner has family who live in [...]

Schornick leaving Oologah

Schornick leaving Oologah

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah High School Principal Robert Schornick has accepted a job with Tulsa Public Schools. Schornick has been principal for the last seven years. He was a principal at Pawhuska for three years before coming to Oologah. Schornick has been hired as an Instructional Leadership Director for TPS. Schornick accepted the [...]

Packing it in: Oologah Police Chief Novale Thompson packs up his desk Tuesday after his retirement was accepted at a special board meeting last Friday. Thompson is retiring for health reasons after serving as chief for almost 12 years. Leader photo by Chris Edens

Chief Thompson retires

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

      By CHRIS EDENS City Editor After 30 years in the military and 45 years in law enforcement, Oologah Police Chief Novale Thompson has retired from public service. Thompson’s retirement was approved a special Oologah Town Board meeting last Friday morning. He served as chief for almost 12 years. Thompson has been dealing [...]

DAVID BOOK Interim Oologah Police Chief

Book hired as interim Oologah Police Chief

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Police Chief Novale Thompson’s resignation was accepted a special town board meeting Friday and David Book was hired as an interim chief. Thompson is retiring for health reasons. Book will serve as chief while the town searches for applicants. The board voted to advertise for the position for [...]

Leader photo by Chris EdensSticking up for votingSharon and Rex McKKee hold up their “I Voted” stickers Tuesday evening at Northwest Fire Station #1 in Oologah.

Ballard, Carini, Burrows oust incumbents;

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Three offices in the Rogers County Courthouse will have new occupants in January and liquor by the drink soon will be available in the county on Sundays following Tuesday’s primary election. Matt Ballard defeated incumbent District Attorney Janice Steidley and a second challenger, Erin Oquin. He will face Democrat [...]