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Summer reading wraps up

Summer reading wraps up

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Reading had its rewards Tuesday morning in Talala. Over 30 children attended the Talala Library Summer Reading Program finale. Participants received a free book, toys and gift certificates for snow cones, tater tots and ice cream. About 20 children who read 20 books or more were entered in a drawing [...]

Tributes to Will Rogers, Wiley Post expanded at annual fly-in

Tributes to Will Rogers, Wiley Post expanded at annual fly-in

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014

By PAT REEDER Special to the Leader Each August for the past 25 years, Will Rogers and Wiley Post, who perished Aug. 15, 1935 in an Alaska plane crash, have been honored with a Fly-In. The two were undoubtedly the world’s most avid aviation boosters at the time. Headlining the tribute each year has been [...]

Forget Ebola—Oklahoma faces worse

Forget Ebola—Oklahoma faces worse

[ 1 ] July 30, 2014

JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor and Publisher   We have read a great deal lately about Shingles, Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever, West Nile Virus, Ebola and other horrible diseases. But Oklahoma is facing a disease far more pernicious—Transparency Deficiency Disease. It is caused by government officials at all levels who believe the people are [...]

Leon P. Semkoff, 75, passed away

[ 1 ] July 30, 2014

Claremore – Leon P. Semkoff, 75, passed away Tues., July 29, 2014. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Fri., Aug., 1, 2014 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5-7 at the funeral home. Rice Funeral Service 631 E. WillRogers Blvd Claremore,OK74017 Phone: 918-341-0376

Oologah board meetings stay put

Oologah board meetings stay put

[ 4 ] July 23, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah Town Board members on Monday rejected an idea to change its meeting time and continued a search for a new police chief. A small crowd attended the special meeting to support moving the board’s meeting time from the morning to the evening. Supporters of the time change said more [...]

Oologah senior Tristan Owens with his medals from the USA Track and Field Nationals last month in Indiana and shows off his state championship rings.

Owens takes National track title

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor Oologah senior Tristan Owens has brought home another track championship Owens and runners from the Jenks America Track Club won a national championship last month in the 3,200m relay. The relay team took first at the USA Track and Field Nationals June 24-29 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington. [...]

Suit claims top Sheriff’s officer provided phony affidavit

[ 3 ] July 23, 2014

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Copyright 2014 Oologah Lake Leader A new federal lawsuit accuses a senior Rogers County Sheriff’s supervisor of falsifying statements and documents to search for drugs, then destroying the career of a deputy who refused to lie under oath to protect him, court records show. The lawsuit, alleging violation [...]

We are community

We are community

[ 1 ] July 23, 2014

REFLECTIONS • BY FAITH L. WYLIE, Co-publisher  I suffered culture shock when I moved to Oologah—a town of 800 people—from the Kansas City suburbs. People talked to me in the grocery store and at the cafés. Whether I had met them or not. Why are they so rude? Doesn’t anyone have any privacy? Those were [...]

Future planning dominates RWD4 session

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014

  By JOHN M. WYLIE Editor   Directors of Rural Water District No. 4 spent their regular meeting Friday looking towards the future. Office Manager Julie Hendrix said Jeremy Cox and Thomas Gay addressed directors about cost-saving ideas for the district ranging from reducing the cost of propane used at the water treatment plant to [...]

Seventh Annual O-T NIE Urban Golf Tourney set for Friday, Sept. 5

Seventh Annual O-T NIE Urban Golf Tourney set for Friday, Sept. 5

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014

What’s Urban Golf? It’s regular golf played amidst the hazards of an urban environment with special non-destructive golf balls. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Newspaper in Education at the Oologah-Talala schools.   The tournament is Friday, Sept. 5. We’ll start with registration and refreshments at 6:00 pm at the Doug’s Grill Patio. At 6:30 pm, [...]