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Service for Dixie Haney is Friday

Service for Dixie Haney is Friday

[ 0 ] March 22, 2017

Dixie Lee Ridenhour Haney, 80, went to be with the Lord and her loved ones on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was born June 18, 1937 to Raymond and Ruth Rogers in La Habra, Calif.. She weighed only 2 pounds at birth. They moved to the Claremore in 1941. Did You Know? If you grew [...]

County burn ban continued to March 27

County burn ban continued to March 27

[ 0 ] March 20, 2017

Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scotty Stokes said the Rogers County burn ban has been extended for another week, with the text of the resolution updated to provide more details. It now expires Monday, March 27 unless it is renewed during the Board of County Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. that morning at the Rogers [...]

Tom Harrold

Tom Harrold

[ 0 ] March 20, 2017

Tom W. Harrold, age 65, of Oologah, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 23 at Hayhurst Funeral Home, 1660 S. Elm Pl., Broken Arrow. A Memorial Service wil be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 24 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 400 N. Aspen Ave., Broken [...]

BULLETIN: MEETING CANCELLED–Station mold gives NW tough choice: clean up or tear down and start over

BULLETIN: MEETING CANCELLED–Station mold gives NW tough choice: clean up or tear down and start over

[ 0 ] March 18, 2017

 BULLETIN The Northwest Rogers County Fire District has cancelled a special meeting that had been set for 7 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 21) at Oologah Town Hall to discuss mold remediation plus repairs and/or replacement of the district’s fire stations. “We are not having a spcial meeting due to the fact that we are still [...]

Community banquet  will be a Fiesta

Community banquet will be a Fiesta

[ 0 ] March 18, 2017

An evening of great food and awards is set for March 25. The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and banquet. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Oologah United Methodist Church. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person or $200 for [...]

13 charges filed in wild pursuit of  car loaded with ammo, gunpowder

13 charges filed in wild pursuit of car loaded with ammo, gunpowder

[ 0 ] March 15, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor © 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC Two area residents face a total of 13 charges in the wake of a three-county pursuit and crash last November that began in Oologah and ended near Vera. The wrecked vehicle, which had reached speeds of 120 mph and caught fire after crashing, [...]

Carini gets totally clean audit

Carini gets totally clean audit

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County Treasurer Jason Carini received a completely clean report from the annual State Auditor and Inspector’s review of his office. All county treasurers are required to be checked annually to: • Determine whether bank reconciliations are properly performed, visually verify the certificates of deposit, and confirm the investments. [...]

Have  fun with Will Rogers during Spring Break

Have fun with Will Rogers during Spring Break

[ 0 ] March 12, 2017

Spring Break at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Oologah Birthplace Ranch will focus on various aspects of Will Rogers’ life from his childhood on an Indian Territory Ranch to his love of sports, horses, entertaining and aviation. Special activites are planned each weekday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. March 13-17. Days will alternate [...]

Bit-by-Bit sues RSU, claims fraud included  threat to widow and to slaughter horses

Bit-by-Bit sues RSU, claims fraud included threat to widow and to slaughter horses

[ 2 ] March 11, 2017

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A newly-filed lawsuit claims Rogers State University and its Foundation used threats of “slaughtering” the horses as part of a fraudulent land and donation grab involving millions of dollars at the Bit by Bit Therapeutic Riding Center near Oologah. The suit, filed March 1, also contends an RSU vice [...]

O-T School Board members inspect the new tornado shelter at the Oologah Lower Elementary School. Pictured are Lynda Runner, Brian Wigginton, Nancy Sweet and Robert Powell, board president.

Shelters ready for kids

[ 0 ] March 11, 2017

By FAITH WYLIE, Leader Writer If a tornado cuts through Oologah tomorrow, our students and citizens will have a safe place to shelter during the storm. Voters approved that dream in April 2015. Now, the shelters are complete in time for the 2017 spring tornado season. “Both shelters are ours,” said Jerry Rutledge, assistant superintendent [...]