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Homecoming Kicks Off Thursday

[ 0 ] September 21, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer   It’s time to turn Oologah and Talala Blue and Gold as we celebrate homecoming.  Tailgating can take place anytime after 4 p.m. Thursday, in the parking lot across the street from the Oologah Lake Leader (on Maple Street).   The parade line up will start at 5:30 pm on [...]

Homecoming Royals 2017

Homecoming Royals 2017

[ 0 ] September 21, 2017

  Royal Court The escorts sit on the bow of the boat from left: Chance Walstrom, Josh Stanford, Jimmy Stanley, Gunter Pearson, Cole Dunbar, Kason Baker, Bryce Perritt, Karson Davis, Cooper Young, and Roberto Rodriguez. The attendants stand behind their escorts from left: Kasey Koenig, Jamie Marrara, Megan Boughman, Josie Butcher, Hadley Emert, Gracee Gill, [...]

We Are Proud of Betty Deen

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader writer “We are very proud of our Teacher of the Year, Betty Deen who is one of 12 teachers in Oklahoma who were selected as finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year,” said Oologah-Talala Superintendent Max Tanner during Monday night School Board meeting. “We wish her the best of luck next [...]

RSU Professor Speaking at Wil Rogers Memorial Museum

RSU Professor Speaking at Wil Rogers Memorial Museum

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

Dr. Hugh Foley, Rogers State University professor for the past 22 years and widely respected Oklahoma music historian will be guest lecturer for the Thursday, Sept. 21, Milam Lecture Series at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. He will speak on Will Rogers and Native Americans in movies for the 6 pm lecture in the museum. [...]

Cherokee Nation accepting and processing freedmen descendant applications for tribal citizenship

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

TAHLEQUAH, OK  The Cherokee Nation registration office is processing tribal citizenship applications for Cherokee freedmen descendants following resolution of a decades-long legal struggle. “We’re happy and relieved this longstanding case is finally resolved, and now we are moving forward processing applications as quickly as possible” said Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree. The application process [...]

Talala Man Wins $9,000 in Hot Lotto Drawing

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (September 8, 2017)  Daniel Stanley of Talala claimed a $9,000 prize from the September 2nd Hot Lotto drawing.   Stanley successfully matched four white balls and the Hot Ball to win; he also purchased the Sizzler option for an extra dollar which tripled his prize.  The winning ticket was sold at Loveis Travel [...]

O-T Board holds special meeting

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer   The Oologah-Talala school district will not call for a bond issue this year.  During a special school board meeting Sept 5th, at 6 pm at the Lone Star Steak House in Owasso, a representative of the bonding company explained new transparency laws concerning school bonds.  After his presentation it [...]

Town Trustees Approve Fireworks

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer   Next year on the 4th of July holiday Oologah citizens can buy a $25 permit to shoot fireworks.  The Oologah trustees at their regular meeting on Sept. 5th at 7pm approved a change that would allow fireworks in the city limits during a period of time during the 4th [...]

Marrara and Dunbar Named Semifinalists

Marrara and Dunbar Named Semifinalists

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer Oologah High School students Jamie Marrara and Cole Dunbar were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this week.  These academically talented high school students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be [...]

Oologah’s Little Library Update

[ 0 ] September 14, 2017

BY CAROLYN ESTES Work on Oologah’s Little Library is moving right along. Just like the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It takes a village to build a little library. Many hands have been at work. Thanks to the volunteers, the electrical is in, the insulation is done and the drywall is [...]