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Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

Bill would abolish Will’s Memorial, Birthplace

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor First it was traffic jams, then a skunk invasion and then alternating droughts and floods. Now the Grinch has his beady little eyes on Oologah and Claremore. The very first bill introduced for the 2015 Legislature would abolish the Will Roger Memorial Commission and three other educational or cultural [...]

Service held for M C Wigginton

Service held for M C Wigginton

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

M C Wigginton, former resident of Oologah, retired longtime general manager of Northeastern Station and civic leader, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Tulsa. He was 92. He was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Hodgens, to Calvin and Gertrude (Dedmon) Wigginton. The first of four children, nicknamed Hoss by his father, M C was raised [...]

The Lady Mustang basketball team stops for a picture with their fifth place trophy at the Inola Tournament last Saturday after beating the Lady Longhorns 60-41 in the consolation game.

Oologah tips off at Inola Tourney

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs are 2-1 after tipping off the basketball season last week at the Inola Tournament. Oologah head coach Kandy Damron only has one returning starter, Grace Garrison and one senior, Ashley Edwards on her team. The young squad has six freshmen and four sophomores on the roster. [...]

Apples for teachers

Apples for teachers

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014

The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce and Apple Market are working together to help Oologah teachers get some wishes granted. The teachers were given apples to list some items they would like to have for their classroom. Often teachers purchase these items out of their own pocket. This year the Chamber is giving the community the opportunity to fill some of those needs. A tree [...]

Dog and pony showdown Friday night at Broken Arrow HS

Dog and pony showdown Friday night at Broken Arrow HS

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Dreams of a Gold Ball are almost a reality for Oologah. The Mustangs’ mission this season has been nothing less than a state championship. Oologah will get a shot at the title in the 4A final round match up with the Wagoner Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at Broken Arrow. [...]

Epperly faces 3 felonies in wreck

Epperly faces 3 felonies in wreck

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A 40-year-old Talala man remained in the Rogers County Jail Monday on $55,000 bond after being charged with three felonies in a Nov. 13 wreck on U.S. 169 that injured Cassidee Paige Copeland and her two- and five-year-old children, records show. Ronnie Paul Epperly has piled up a stack [...]

Oologah faces Wagoner for Gold Ball

Oologah faces Wagoner for Gold Ball

[ 2 ] November 28, 2014

Oologah came from behind to beat Ft. Gibson 17-14 .in the state 4A semifinal game at Sapulpa. Wagoner beat Metro Christian 21-14 for the right to face Oologah. The championship game will be next weekend, but the time and location have not yet been announced.

Parade moves to Sunday so Santa can cheer for Mustangs

Parade moves to Sunday so Santa can cheer for Mustangs

[ 0 ] November 28, 2014

The Oologah Christmas parade has been moved to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 in downtown Oologah. That way, Santa and all the Mustang fans can cheer on the Mustangs on Friday night. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone wishing to be in the parade may do so by getting in [...]

Mass is Monday for Vivian Allen

Mass is Monday for Vivian Allen

[ 0 ] November 28, 2014

Frances Vivian Allen was born on Dec. 23, 1921 inTulsa. She passed to her heavenly reward Nov. 25, 2014 just before her 93rd birthday. Vivian’s family lovingly regards her as “the greatest mother from the greatest generation”. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, J.D. Allen ofCollinsville. Vivian is survived by [...]

McKinney nominated for Player of the Week

[ 0 ] November 23, 2014

The Tulsa World has paid little attention to the Mustangs, sometimes devoting 2 or 3 inches to crucial victories in both the regular season and the playoffs. That’s changed this week–This Week’s Must See Game is Ooolgah vs. Ft. Gibson in Sapulpa. JIMMY MCKINNEY has been nominated several times for player of the week. This [...]