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Gorilla stands guard as new park underway

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015

The much-loved gorilla stands guard in the Oologah Town Park as a worker uses heavy equipment to tear up the old basketball court in the background. The park is being improved and relocated to the south of town hall and funds are being raised for a new community building. The wait is over and the [...]

Deadline extended to June 10 – 2015 Community Guide

Deadline extended to June 10 – 2015 Community Guide

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015

Folks around town have been a little busy dealing in flooding, rains and the injury of our police officer. So we’ve extended the deadline for the 2015 Community Guide to June 10. So there’s still time to be included. 2015 Community Guide Order Form The Oologah Community Guide is growing! It will be a stapled [...]

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

Will on the Hill music festival moves inside

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015

“Will on the HIll” music festival at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore Saturday will continue as planned — with band performances beginning at 2 p.m. moved inside to the Museum’s large theatre because of forecasted rain. Admission to the museum will be free after noon. There will still be outdoor games and kite flying [...]

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

Graduation at 12:30 Saturday, Mustang Stadium

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015

Oologah Talala graduation will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. If weather permits, it will be outside at Mustang Stadium. In case of rain, it will be moved inside to the auditorium. “We met with the senior class and presented options.  The majority vote chose to graduate on campus,” said Melissa Overcash, principal. “In order to avoid severe weather [...]

Oologah board fills key posts, ponders fireworks

Oologah board fills key posts, ponders fireworks

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah’s Town Board hired a new town attorney, two maintenance workers and a deputy clerk last week. After an executive session at its regular meeting May 5, the board hired John Heskett as the new town attorney. Long-time town attorney Bill Higgins recently submitted his resignation effective on the hiring [...]

Police Chief Pete Moore and Town Clerk Holly Baker get ready to move out of the old Oologah Community Building

It’s happening in Oologah!

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

“It’s been a long time coming but now it’s time to get the much awaited start of the destruction and construction of the Oologah Community Center and town park under way,” said Oologah Mayor Mat Shockley.  At Tuesday night’s special Town Board meeting the approval of the bids were granted for phase one of the [...]

The school got "tired" during the senior prank. See the Salute to the Class of 2015 in this week's Leader.

Oologah sets graduation backup plan

[ 2 ] May 13, 2015

 By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Graduation is scheduled for Oologah High School seniors at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Stadium, but weather could change that. A threat of severe weather is predicted this weekend. If the weather looks unfavorable, graduation ceremonies will be moved to the Claremore Expo Center. “It’s not looking good right now,” [...]

Soccer girls lose in round 2 of playoffs

Soccer girls lose in round 2 of playoffs

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor The Lady Mustangs soccer season ended Friday in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Oologah beat Poteau in the first round and then fell to Ft. Gibson in the second round. The Lady Mustangs finished the season with an 11-3 record. “I am very proud of the girls this year. [...]

Public Agendas

Public Agendas

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

The Leader will post agendas for public meetings as available: Oologah Town Board, Thursday, July 23, 7 pm. Agenda Reg Mtng 7-23-15 (1) Rogers County Planning Commission, 4 pm on Tuesday, July 21: PC Agenda 7-21-2015 Meeting Times Oologah-Talala Public Schools 6 pm on the second Monday Posted Agenda  Rogers County Commission 9 am Mondays (Tuesdays if [...]

E.D. Loyd passes away, services Monday

[ 0 ] May 8, 2015

E.D. Loyd, age 87, passed away on May 5, 2015 in Oologah. He was was born Oct. 25, 1927 to Onis D. Loyd and Betty McBride Loyd and At Broken Arrow High School was known as Don by his classmates in the Class of 1945. E.D. Was a retired business executive and served as president [...]