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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 [...]

Special Thanks to Fishing Derby Sponsors and Donors

Special Thanks to Fishing Derby Sponsors and Donors

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014

  The Oologah Lake Leader wishes to give a big thanks, along with the countless youth and their families in the area to the great sponsors and donors that allowed this fantastic event take place. From all across the area multiple business and corporations donated the goods that permitted this event to be free and fun for [...]

A group of children hold up signs to keep the Oologah Town Park in it's current location at the Oologah Town Board meeting Tuesday morning.

Town park stays put

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Oologah Town Board members voted to leave the town park in it’s current location after a large, vocal crowd packed town hall Tuesday morning to protest the move. The board was considering relocating the park to make room for a new community building. The original site for the new building was [...]

Earnie Pyle reports on D-day

Earnie Pyle reports on D-day

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

War Correspondent Earnie Plye Historic Column By EARNIE PYLE War Correspondent Introduction By JOHN WYLE Editor Special Thanks to the Scripps Howard Foundation http://www.scripps.com/foundation/ To learn more about the life and work of Earnie Pyle please vistit The Earnie Pyle World War II Museum http://www.erniepyle.org/   Introduction Ernie Pyle’s reporting on D-day, 70 years ago [...]

Oologah senior Tyler Base competes at regionals in the shot put as eventual state champion Austin Cantrell watches in the background. Base was unable to make the finals at state after he scratched because the shot put ring was under regulation size.

Base shot down at state track

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

  By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor An Oologah athlete was denied a chance at a state track championship last month. Senior Tyler Base scratched on all three of his attempts in the shot put May 9 in the preliminary rounds. Coaches later determined the shot put ring was six inches smaller than regulation size. Base [...]

Hobbs joins Leader staff as intern

Hobbs joins Leader staff as intern

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

  Jarrett Hobbs By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor When recent OHS graduate Jarrett Hobbs lists himself as a “Renaissance man” on his business card, he isn’t kidding. The newly-hired intern at the Oologah Lake Leader was brought on board for his computer and graphics programs skills, desperately needed as Faith Wylie continues to undergo [...]