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HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAIL DAMAGED IN P.O. DROP BOX VANDALISM

[ 0 ] February 20, 2017

Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Anything mailed at the Oologah Post Office drive-by drop box on Cooweescoowee Ave. after mid-morning Saturday was likely damaged in vandalism that left the box’s contents soaked and many items with illegible envelopes, the Leader has learned. No official statements were available Monday, but reliable reports were that efforts were [...]

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

Northwest fires two employees, tackles mold problem

[ 0 ] February 16, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Northwest Rogers County Fire District directors, citing a negative financial audit, fired Administrative Assistant Debra Cooper Monday—even though the audit recommended additional training and outsourcing payroll but never mentioned firing anyone. The action came during a Northwest meeting which raised multiple questions about the board’s compliance with Oklahoma’s Open [...]

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

Gov. Fallin lifts burn ban

[ 0 ] February 15, 2017

Open burning with proper precautions is again allowed. Due to significant rainfall that moved across the state, Governor Mary Fallin today (Wednesday, Feb. 15), signed an executive proclamation removing a burn ban she had ordered last week for Rogers, Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and 49 other counties. The governor had issued the burn ban on Friday [...]

Burn ban includes us; enforcers mean business

[ 0 ] February 11, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Publisher Rogers County is included in a burn ban covering 53 Oklahoma Counties, and those responsible for implementing the ban to prevent potentially devastating wildfires are serious about enforcing it. At least one county fire department today has already called the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department about arresting a violator who, [...]

Best Things About Oklahoma Part 1: Landscape

Best Things About Oklahoma Part 1: Landscape

[ 0 ] February 10, 2017

My Correct Views on Everything1 By Jim Norwine2 Best Things About Oklahoma Part I: Landscape  We all know about Oklahoma’s shortcomings–tornadoes, ice storms, mediocre teacher pay, and all the rest. All true, even if there is something manic about how we are bombarded with incessant reminders as though our license plates and welcome signs should [...]

Seven Mustangs tapped on signing day

Seven Mustangs tapped on signing day

[ 0 ] February 10, 2017

National Signing Day at Oologah High School last week provided seven Oologah athletes the opportunity to sign with colleges offering them the potential to compete on the college level. Those signing are: – Casey Base, University of Central Oklahoma, football – Ethan Clark, University of Central Oklahoma, football – Clayton Downum, Southwestern University in Winfield, [...]

This week’s Leader

This week’s Leader

[ 0 ] February 9, 2017

For exclusive and complete details of last Thursday’s tragic fatal fire, including a celebration of life of person believed to have been killed in the fire, pick up a copy of this week’s Leader in stores or visit Oologah.net and click on E-Leader in the top menu bar.

Doris Lane (Coke) Meyer passes away at 97, service is 2 pm Saturday

Doris Lane (Coke) Meyer passes away at 97, service is 2 pm Saturday

[ 0 ] February 4, 2017

Grand-niece knew Will Rogers as ‘Uncle Will’ The gracious lady known simply as Coke, believed to be the last of Will Rogers’ relatives who knew him personally, has passed away. Doris Lane (Coke) Meyer, 97, of Bartlesville, was Rogers’ great-niece and devoted her life to preserving his legacy including frequent visits and volunteer work at [...]

Service will be Monday for Evelyn Hall

Service will be Monday for Evelyn Hall

[ 0 ] February 4, 2017

Evelyn Louise Hall was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Claremore, to George Fredrick and Sylvia Ann Miller Walton. She died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Talala, at the age of 84 years. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held [...]

Ty Knott and Brian Wigginton

Local government at its best

[ 0 ] February 3, 2017

Want to make a difference? Information about two local elections is in this week’s Leader. Oologah Town Board – Filing period for Ward 2 and Ward 4 is Monday through Wednesday, with the election to be held April 4. The seats are currently held by Melissa McKinney and Mat Shockley. School Board – Voters will [...]