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Oologah expert explains climate change at RSU Thursday

Oologah expert explains climate change at RSU Thursday

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015

Special to the Leader Regents Professor Emeritus of Geography Dr. Jim Norwine of Texas A&M University-Kingsville will discuss his findings regarding climate change and the “culture-shift” that underlies current discussion on this hot-button topic during his Sept. 3 lecture at Rogers State University. Norwine’s lecture will be held at noon, Thursday, Sept. 3, in the [...]

Mike Helm

Judge to hear Helm ouster proceeding Friday

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A judge will consider a grand jury ouster accusation and request for immediate suspension from office against Rogers County Commissioner Mike Helm on Friday. District Judge Sheila Condren will hold a hearing on the 9-page accusation at 1:30 p.m. at the Rogers County Courthouse. According to Aaron Cooper at [...]

Controversy swirls about WR Birthplace

Controversy swirls about WR Birthplace

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015

The Leader has been asked about why there was no advance coverage of potential changes at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, or that the job status of Ryan Nelson, former manager at the facility, was under review. In fact, both issues were reported recently in the Leader. The Will Rogers Memorial Commission issued a news [...]

An open letter from Faith Wylie

An open letter from Faith Wylie

[ 0 ] August 29, 2015

The Leader is not privy to the confidential personnel issues that have occurred involving the state agency that administers the birthplace. We do know that ranch manager is leaving. Generally, once a separation has occurred, it is best for both parties to move on to other opportunities. It is difficult to rebuild a working relationship [...]

Animals will remain at Birthplace ranch

Animals will remain at Birthplace ranch

[ 8 ] August 28, 2015

The Leader has received a number of questions based on comments on social media that there will no longer be livestock at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. We have been assured on the record that this is not true. “We are going to continue to have animals at the Birthplace, just in a more controlled [...]

Epperly pleads guilty to all charges in 2014 wreck that injured Cassidee Copeland and two children

Epperly pleads guilty to all charges in 2014 wreck that injured Cassidee Copeland and two children

[ 0 ] August 27, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Ronnie Paul Epperly, the 41-year-old Talala man held since Nov. 13 on $150,000 bond in the Rogers County Jail following a wreck that severely injured Cassidee Copeland, the bride of longtime Northwest Rogers County firefighter Capt. Josh Copeland, and their two small children, today pleaded guilty to four charges [...]

Office Brent Holmes will keep the new police dog at his home.

New officer will be in the dog house

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor Oologah Town Board members approved buying the new police dog’s kennel at last Thursday’s meeting. The board voted to buy a police dog last month from K9 Working Dogs International in Kansas. Officer Brent Holmes will be the dog’s handler. Holmes is making preparations to house the service dog at [...]

Town, ODOT work on vital old 169 bridge fix

Town, ODOT work on vital old 169 bridge fix

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor As potentially dire consequences of  long-term closure of the old US 169 bridge sank in, town and state officials began thinking about ways to fix the problem. Monday, officials of the Town of Oologah and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation met at the bridge site to begin crafting a [...]

Public Agendas

Public Agendas

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015

The Leader will post agendas for public meetings as available: Oologah Town Board 7 pm Tuesday, Sept 1: 9-01-2015 Oologah Excise Board Wednesday, Sept 2: 9-2-15 Excise Board Meeting Times Oologah-Talala Public Schools 6 pm on the second Monday Posted Agenda  Rogers County Commission 9 am Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday.) RC Posted Agenda  Oologah [...]