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Trabon Vanderpool is the individual behind Sheriff Walton

Cattle bow killer offers case study in what’s wrong with system

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

This week’s Leader provides an exclusive and detailed explanation about how a man convicted of eight felonies has managed for years not to properly pay restitution for his role in killing prize breeding cattle in Oologah in 2011 bragged on social media about carrying guns and hunting in direct violation of a court order, and [...]

Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

Dog Iron producing fertile fruits

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer A seed planted in Cody Burch’s mind that Oologah needed a community garden is already bearing fruit. Burch is an avid Oologah organic gardener who not only loves to share his knowledge but is also willing to work beside you as you learn. The seed started to grow as he [...]

The baseball field concession stand

Students, community furious about vandalism

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Students and area residents alike are furious about vandalism at the community’s heart and soul, Oologah-Talala Schools. Tips are pouring in to Oologah police. Read the details and see a picture of some of the worst damage in this week’s Leader, now on newsstands or in the E-Leader.

Directors hear a report from a fraud examiner at a meeting on April 8.

Sheriff probing NW ex-chief spending

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Sheriff’s investigators are following up on a forensic audit of cash and purchases on just two credit or debit card accounts at the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District overseen by ex-Chief David Puckett. Only this week’s Leader has all the details of how a district credit card, according to records, was used for over [...]

One new face, one familiar face

One new face, one familiar face

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

Cara Jones, a familiar face, will return to the Oologah schools after three years in Collinsville. She will be the principal at Oologah Upper Elementary next year. Kane Jackson, an administrator at Owasso, will be the new assistant principal at Oologah High School. Oologah School Board members hired the two new principals at Monday night’s [...]

Band hosts Jazz Night, heads to state

Band hosts Jazz Night, heads to state

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

By JON MATTHEWS, Director of Bands The Oologah band and several groups will compete at OSSAA state band contests April 21 through 23. The HS band received a superior rating on stage on March 10 and an excellent rating in sight-reading which allows us to advance to state concert band contest. Several solo and ensemble members also [...]

Mat Shockley, center, has been named interim chief at Northwest Fire

Capt. Shockley named interim fire chief; Northwest will give audit to authorities

[ 0 ] April 9, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor, Copyright 2015 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors on Wednesday unanimously named longtime department officer Mat Shockley as interim chief. One of his first assignments is soliciting applications for the permanent job. Capt. Shockley replaces David Puckett, who was fired last week after the board [...]

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

Bonds pass easily, Burch wins Oologah seat, Talala votes

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Oologah-Talala School voters approved $4.7 million in bond issues by substantial margins Tuesday. With all nine precincts reporting, the proposition to build multi-use rooms which also are tornado shelters passed 746-348, a margin of 68.19 percent approval. It needed a favorable margin of 60 percent plus one vote for approval. Proposition 2, which will buy [...]

Ladies take second at track meet

Ladies take second at track meet

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs took second as a team behind 6A Owasso last Friday at the Oologah Track Meet in a field with 16 schools. “The girls did really good. We’re a young team and our times just keep getting better. We’ve been very competitive with 4A schools,” Lady Mustang head [...]

Josh Lemmons

Josh Lemmons

[ 0 ] April 4, 2015

Josh Lemmons, 36, of Oologah, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Visitation will be held from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.  Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center with Pastor Jeff Wren officiating.  Committal services [...]