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Burn ban lifted

Burn ban lifted

[ 0 ] March 26, 2017

Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scotty Stokes said the Rogers County Commission had allowed the county burn ban to expire, effective immediately. Here are the rules when a Burn Ban is in effect: 03-20-17 Burn Ban Res  

O-T Shelters now available for citizens

O-T Shelters now available for citizens

[ 0 ] March 23, 2017

School Shelter with 2,700-person capacity ready for tornadoes School, ambulance, fire and police agencies unite to serve students, residents In what is believed to be the area’s largest such system, Oologah-Talala Schools now provide shelters designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado for all 2,000 students and staff during the school day and up to 2,750 [...]

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 [...]

Tornado watch issued until 3 a.m. as severe weather expected

Tornado watch issued until 3 a.m. as severe weather expected

[ 0 ] March 6, 2017

WEATHER WARNING The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 3 a.m. for Rogers County and a large area of eastern Oklahoma which includes the adjoining counties of Tulsa, Washington, Nowata and Mayes. SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT… This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as much [...]