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Former Sheriff Jerry Prather dies

Former Sheriff Jerry Prather dies

[ 0 ] June 13, 2014

Retired Rogers County Sheriff Jerry Prather died Thursday at a Tulsa Hospital. He was 66. Arrangements are being handled by MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Claremore. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Albert named WRMM Commission chairman

Albert named WRMM Commission chairman

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

Gov. Mary Fallin has announced that she is appointing Phil Albert, Claremore industrialist, to succeed Jim Hartz as chair- man of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission. “Phil has proven leadership skills that will serve him well as chairman of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission,” said Governor Mary Fallin. “The commission will benefit from his solid [...]

Early voting begins June 19

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

A new state law which took effect Nov. 1 changes the dates and times voters have come to expect for early voting in Oklahoma. Now, early voting begins on Thursday June 19 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and continues on Friday (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Rogers County [...]

The Horrible Waste of War

The Horrible Waste of War

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

By EARNIE PYLE War Correspondent Historic Column NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the histor- ic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the [...]

We need your help

We need your help

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

By MIKE FAWCETT Redbud Marina Independence Day is one of the biggest and most important holidays of the year.  Somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 Rogers County residentswill gather at Oologah Lake on Friday, July 4 to enjoy and help us celebrate our Independence Day with a spectacular free Fireworks Show.             The Oologah Chamber and [...]

News LSB is giant step for Oologah

News LSB is giant step for Oologah

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor Lakeside State Bank’s decades-old dream of providing the core for the hottest retail intersection in this region of Rogers County is almost a reality. Nine months after the November opening of Apple Market at the US 169/Oklahoma 88 junction, the bank’s new home is expected to open next month. [...]

O-T board hires new Vo-Ag teacher

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah School Board members hired a new Vo-Ag teacher Monday and is closing in on hiring a new superintendent. After an executive session, the board approved Kadie Smith taking over the Oologah FFA program. Vo-Ag teachers Josh Blair and Clay Drake resigned at the end of the school year. Smith [...]

James Kemmler “Kem” Rogers passes away

James Kemmler “Kem” Rogers passes away

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014

James Kemmler (Kem) Rogers, 75, grandson of Will Rogers, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014  in Bakersfield, Calif. He had been in failing health since a traffic accident near his Tennessee residence  in 2012. He moved to California to live near his family. The son of James Blake Rogers and Marguerite Astrea Kemmler Rogers, he was [...]

WR Commissioners to consider hiring new director

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

A special meeting of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission, now scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, has an agenda which would let it hire a new executive director to replace Steve Gragert, who is retiring late this summer. The meeting will be held in the lodge on the campus of the Will Rogers Memorial, 1720 W. [...]

RCCA Hog Fry has been postponed due to weather

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

Cherokee Councilor Cara Cowan Watts issued the following announcement Friday afternoon: Please spread the word and mark your calendars for Saturday, November 8th! Due to likely flooding in the area, the Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) leadership decided to reschedule for later in the year. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 8th, at Noon!!! Look [...]