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Search for Chazz Holly continues

Search for Chazz Holly continues

[ 0 ] July 10, 2015

Chazz Holly, 27, went missing from his parents’ residence in Talala June 20, said Rogers County Sheriff’s Investigator Gavin D. Gatrell. He is the son of Clay and Sherri Holly. Clay is a Tulsa firefighter and well-known local builder and developer; Sherri is well-known for her work in real estate. Officials said Chazz has Cerebral [...]

Will’s legacy grows as state funds shrink

Will’s legacy grows as state funds shrink

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor When Will Rogers was alive, he topped every media and entertainment ranking in America. In today’s tough budget times, however, building on his legacy is like everything else funded by state government—it requires doing more with less. Will Rogers Memorial Commissioners are doing just that. At a recent special [...]

UPDATE: New District 14 election set July 25. letters due July 13

UPDATE: New District 14 election set July 25. letters due July 13

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

The Cherokee Nation Election Commission will hold the New Election for District 14 on Saturday, July 25, 2015 simultaneously with the 2015 Runoff Election. The Election Commission will accept Absentee Requests from Cherokee Citizens registered to vote in District 14 through Monday, July 13, 2015. In-Person Absentee Voting also known as Early Walk-In Voting will [...]

Oologah Middle School Technology Student Association members Caitlyn Matthews (from left), Madison Watson, Bridget Marrara, Julia Hale, Hannah Taylor and Emma Knepper are all smiles after winning a national championship in the Parliamentary Team event last week in Dallas. The girls competed against over 4,000 students from the U.S. and two other countries at the TSA National Conference.

Oologah team wins tech nationals

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor A group of Oologah Technology Student Association members won a national championship last week. Six middle school girls took first in the Parliamentary Team event June 28- July 2 in Dallas. Caitlyn Matthews, Madison Watson, Bridget Marrara, Julia Hale, Hannah Taylor and Emma Knepper won the championship in only the [...]

Velma Colleen Maynor passes away

Velma Colleen Maynor passes away

[ 0 ] July 7, 2015

Velma Colleen Maynor, 76, of Oologah, passed away, Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Tulsa. She was born Dec. 15, 1938 in Bixby to Alvy Graham and the former Lillian Curran. She had lived in the Oologah area for the last 35 years and was a member of the Zion Hill Church. Funeral services were 10 [...]

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

Come to Oologah Lake for the 4th

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Fireworks are ready to light up Oologah Lake Saturday for the Fourth of July. Redbud Marina owner Mike Fawcett is set to orchestrate the annual fireworks show. The fireworks are launched from Overlook Bluff across from Hawthorn Beach. The show will start just after dusk Saturday night. The fireworks usually [...]

Band stand

Band stand

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Oologah Stallion Battalion band members Keith Kittrell (from left), Joesph Mickelson and Denton Bodine show off items from the band’s fireworks stand last week in the parking lot at Pete’s. The fireworks stand is a fundraiser for the Oologah Band. Hours are: 7 am – 10 pm Thursday, July 2 7 am – Midnight Friday [...]

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

Holmes gets PhaZZered in training

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015

Talala Police Chief Phil Coe (left) and Oologah Police Pete Moore (right) hold Oologah Police officer Brent Holmes as he experiences being struck with a shock from the PhaZZer Enforcer that the officers are being issued. Each officer that will carry the non lethal law enforcement-level self-defense weapon had to go through the training session [...]

Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. passes away

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015

A strong man with a heart of gold passed away in his Talala home with his family by his side on Monday, June 29, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. Services honoring and remembering the life of Gerald Thomas “Butch” Griffin, Sr. are set for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at [...]

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

Enjoy movie Saturday, fireworks Sunday

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015

Oologah Chamber of Commerce’s first outdoor movie night of the season will kick off on Saturday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. with the Bazaar Under the Stars and the movie “Space Jam” at dusk. This month’s movie is sponsored by NDS Used Cars and Cycles. The movie will be shown on the west side of [...]