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Memories saved as historic church comes down

Memories saved as historic church comes down

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Demolition work has begun on the old Oologah Methodist Church. The church was built in 1895 and it holds fond memories for many long time Oologah residents. The church is being torn down to make way for a new community building and media center. Construction workers removed all the stained [...]

Speech team soars to state

Speech team soars to state

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Oologah qualified 13 students in 18 events for the state speech and debate tournament at the Tulsa Union regional last weekend. The team earned the third place Sweepstakes trophy. “Even though we’ve qualified students for state competition every year for over 20 years, this has to be some kind of record. I am one crazy [...]

Mustangs struggle at Oologah Tourney

Mustangs struggle at Oologah Tourney

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014

Mustangs struggle at Oologah tourney By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs went 2 of 3 at the Oologah Tournament last week against some of the toughest teams in the state. Oologah beat Mannford and Anadarko and lost to Cushing, Claremore Sequoyah and Salina. The Mustangs are 9-5 and fell to #13 in 4A rankings. [...]

Claremore responds to Open Records Act lawsuit

Claremore responds to Open Records Act lawsuit

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

Jim Thomas, Claremore city manager, responded Wednesday to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the City of Claremore by Vinita law firm Ward Lee & Coats alleging that requested documents were not provided. “The documents requested were made available to the Attorneys in question and that was communicated to them by Mr. Ballard,” Thomas said. “The [...]

Oologah Robotics instructor Danny Pruett (left) and Team Warhorse co-captain Brandon Ingram go over the final checklist Monday as they prepare to compete in the FIRST robotics contest Oklahoma City regional this weekend.

Robotics ready for regional

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Team Warhorse is ready for battle. The Oologah Robotics Team will compete in the Oklahoma City regional FIRST Robotics tourament this weekend. This is the second year Oologah has entered a robot in the competition. Last year, Team Warhorse qualified for nationals with a Rookie All Star award and [...]

Mustangs take tourney title

Mustangs take tourney title

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Mustangs out ran the big dogs in 4A baseball last week. Oologah claimed the championship trophy at the Anadarko Tournament against some the top ranked teams in the state. The Mustangs lost to #1 Tuttle and beat #11 Clinton, Elgin and #3 Weatherford. “It’s probably the toughest tournament in [...]

Looking up

Looking up

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014

Old tin ceiling tiles are exposed in the old Oologah Methodist Church Tuesday. Construction workers will try and save the tiles this week when they begin demolition on the old church next to town hall. Mayor Jerry Holland said they hope to save about 20 of the ceiling tiles to display in the Heritage Hall [...]

Reception for Estes 2-4 pm on Sunday, April 27

Reception for Estes 2-4 pm on Sunday, April 27

[ 1 ] March 26, 2014

The Leader invites you to a reception honoring Carolyn Estes from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Oologah Chamber office downtown. Estes to be inducted into Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was Will Rogers, the Oologah-born philosopher-humorist who was inducted into the Oklahoma [...]

James Dickey

James Dickey

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014

James Willie Dickey, 82, passed away March 21, 2014 at his home in his sleep. He was born Jan. 3, 1932 in Bass, AR to Bertha and George Dickey. He grew up in a simple, hard-working home with his brother Leon and loving parents. His humble beginnings taught him many skills that served him his [...]

Vernon Daniel Mims

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014

Vernon Daniel Mims passed away. His service will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., March 28 at Mowery Funeral Home in Owasso.