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Austin tops Pearson in Cherokee vote

Austin tops Pearson in Cherokee vote

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor After winning in the original vote and a recount—which a court voided because the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court ruled enough ballots invalid to make determining a winner impossible—Oologah’s Bill Pearson lost Saturday’s District 14 tribal council election to Claremore’s Keith Austin 498-425. The Cherokee Nation Election Commission certified the [...]

District 2 Commissioner Mike Helm

2 commissioners seek Helm ouster, fire HR and 911 chiefs

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015

By FAITH WYLIE and JOHN M. WYLIE II, Leader writers Chairman Dan DeLozier and Commissioner Ron Burrows on Monday asked Oklahoma’s Attorney General to begin ouster proceedings against indicted Commissioner Mike Helm and fired E911 director Janet Hamilton and Human Resources director Jennifer Bentley Monday. The vote to fire the two office directors was 2-1 [...]

Mat Shockley

Shockley named permanent fire chief

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Mat Shockley, a longtime figure at the Northwest Rogers County Fire District, was named its permanent fire chief Tuesday. Shockley has served as interim chief since April 9. The board’s decision to hire Shockley was unanimous. Board Chairman Mel Dainty said, “Mat was one of three extremely well qualified candidates. [...]

Service Friday for Chazz Sterling Holly

Service Friday for Chazz Sterling Holly

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015

Chazz Sterling Holly, age 27 years old, was born August 6, 1987, to Robert Clay and Sherrie Annette (Hart) Holly, in Tulsa. Chazz passed from this life July 19, 2015. A celebration of life will be held 11 A.M., Friday, July 24, 2015, Current Church, 14133 N. 137th E Avenue, Collinsville, Interment will follow at [...]

Vote often for our Mustangs. Deadline is Aug. 2

Vote often for our Mustangs. Deadline is Aug. 2

[ 0 ] July 19, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, Sports Editor Three Mustang football players are in the running for the Tulsa World All World Team. Votes can be cast at OKPrepsExtra.com. The list of ten will be cut to the top five Aug. 3. Final voting will continue until Aug. 14 and you can vote as many times as you [...]

Mike Helm

Multi-County Grand Jury indicts Helm, Thacker

[ 0 ] July 17, 2015

Helm Indictment: 20150717 Helm Indictment Helm/Thacker Indictment: 2015071 HelmThacker Indictment By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Oklahoma’s Multi-County Grand Jury has indicted District 2 Rogers County Commissioner Mike Helm on charges of conspiracy and embezzlement and former Commissioner Kirt Thacker on conspiracy charges. The indictments accuse Thacker and Helm of conspiring in 2009 to award work to [...]

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 [...]