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Events rescheduled

Events rescheduled

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS and JOHN M. WYLIE II, Leader Writers A mix of ice, sleet, snow and thunder snow up to 5” deep snarled life in the Oologah-Talala area starting Sunday, closing school for two days and wreaking havoc with other events. However, officials said they were aware of fender benders but no serious injuries [...]

RWD 4 annual meeting, dinner cancelled

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015

Rural Water District No. 4 of Rogers County in Oologah has cancelled its annual dinner, annual membership meeting and regular board meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the Oologah Community Building. A new date will be announced later.

Robotics takes 2nd at state

Robotics takes 2nd at state

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor The Oologah High School Robotics team brought home the second place trophy from the state tournament last weekend at Weatherford. Team Warhorse was one of 40 teams to qualify for state in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, making the cut by finishing second at the regional in Mustang. Team [...]

Man listed in critical condition after accident

Man listed in critical condition after accident

[ 2 ] February 11, 2015

Marcas Becerra of Claremore was treated and transported by Air Evac helicopter ambulance following a collision on US 169 at 4090 Road near Creekside Plants at 1:37 p.m. Thursday. He was pinned for 40 minutes. OTEMS medics provided treatment while firefighters freed him from the wreckage. He was admitted in critical condition with head, trunk [...]

One race in Oologah election on April 7

One race in Oologah election on April 7

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015

Registered voters living in the Oologah town limits have only one contested race, but there will be a huge change in town government. Mary Jerry Holland and Vice Mayor Alice Snyder will leave their positions because they did not file for re-election to their posts. They will be replaced as trustees by Tod Estes, a [...]

Sweeping the stage

Sweeping the stage

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015

The Oologah speech and debate team won the 5A Sweepstakes trophy at the Sapulpa Tournament last weekend and took the second place Sweepstakes trophy in the Championship division. Ridge Clark (back from left) took first in Poetry and Humorous Duet and third in dramatic duet, Jamie Marrara took first in Championship Lincoln Douglas Debate and [...]

The bus barn at the Oologah-Talala schools

School bonds on April 7 ballot

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015

April 7 has been officially approved as the election date for two school bond issues for $4.19 million and $500,000. The OT Board of Education approved the bond election at a special meeting Tuesday night. The larger will be used primarily used to build two multi-purpose complexes, one for the elementary complex and one for [...]

A classroom at Oologah High School after the 1991 tornado

Tornado safety for whole community would raise taxes for 4 years

[ 1 ] January 28, 2015

ONLY IN THE LEADER Oologah school patrons will have huge choice, probably on the April ballot — multipurpose safe rooms that also provide needed dining and class space, but at a cost of an added 7.51 mills ($9.98 per hundred dollars school property taxes paid now) annually for four years. The plan is considered the [...]

New faces for Oologah Board?

New faces for Oologah Board?

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

Candidates for Ward 1, 2, 3, and 5, and for Town Clerk/Treasurer will file for office beginning Feb. 2. Mat Shockley is the only town board member who is not up for election. See this week’s Leader for details on how to file.

Oologah plays ball on sports complex

Oologah plays ball on sports complex

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah’s long-awaited sports complex may soon be a reality. Oologah Town Board members approved a lease for the sports complex at a special meeting Tuesday morning. AEP-PSO donated approximately 46 acres of land south of Oologah on U.S. 169 to the town in 2009 to be used specifically for a [...]