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Slankard jailed after arrest Wednesday

Slankard jailed after arrest Wednesday

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016

Jean Marie Slankard of Oologah is being held in the Rogers County jail on a warrant issued Dec. 30  charging her with shooting with intent to kill. Slankard, 56, appeared before Judge Terrell Crosson Thursday afternoon for a brief hearing during which he raised her bond from $20,000 to $30,000, provided her with an application [...]

NW ex-chief Pucket, OTEMS ex-employee WIlliamson booked, released on embezzlement counts

NW ex-chief Pucket, OTEMS ex-employee WIlliamson booked, released on embezzlement counts

[ 0 ] January 12, 2016

Two former employees of separate public safety agencies have been charged with embezzling from the taxpayers-funded services that provide ambulance and fire protection to almost one-third of Rogers County. Former Northwest Rogers County Fire District Chief Larry David Puckett, 44, of Oologah was charged with two counts of embezzlement by public officer Tuesday in Rogers [...]

Mustang band sweeps Sugar Bowl competition

Mustang band sweeps Sugar Bowl competition

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016

The Stallion Battalion accepts First Place in Field Show Competition at the Sugar Bowl Awards Dinner in New Orleans, La. The Mustangs won in six categories—Outstanding General Effect, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Drum Major (Maddi Rogers and Seth Moody), Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Marching—to win the competition. Band director Jon Matthews said, “Thank you [...]

Grandma Henriksen’s Cinnamon Rolls

Grandma Henriksen’s Cinnamon Rolls

[ 0 ] December 24, 2015

The Great Cinnamon Roll Rising By Faith Wylie The great cinnamon roll rising is nearly complete, thanks to my new KitchenAid mixer. In the BC (before cancer), I would mix by hand and make about six batches in one weekend. Now AC, I have my mixer and did two batches each weekend. I plan two [...]

Proudly patriotic

Proudly patriotic

[ 0 ] December 23, 2015

Northwest Fire debuts its new Honor Guard at the community Christmas parade. Members are (from left) Bill Crose, Matt Wells, Kevin Marlin, Matt Marlin, Richard Gibson and Capt. Brandon McLauglin. NW Chief Mat Shockley says the Honor Guard hopes to add bagpipes and drums to the unit in the coming year.  

Thompson will play at famed Carnegie Hall

Thompson will play at famed Carnegie Hall

[ 0 ] December 23, 2015

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader Writer Sarah Thompson will play the big stage at Carnegie Hall May 1. Thompson, a 2012 Oologah High School graduate, was an honored member of the OHS band and was an All-State winner with her flute her senior year. She played for two years with the Tulsa Youth Symphony and has [...]

Honored for outstanding trauma care Oologah Talala Emergency Medical Services Vice Chairman Jack Griggs recognizes representatives of OTEMS and Nowata ambulance services on behalf of ten honorees, five from each service, who received the prestigious C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care. Pictured are OTEMS Paramedics James Heisterberg and Shelbie Wayman, OTEMS EMT

OTEMS, Nowata medics honored for Trauma Care Excellence

[ 0 ] December 23, 2015

  Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers from OTEMS (Oologah Talala EMS) and Nowata EMS were recently recognized locally for a major emergency medical excellence award announced earlier this year. Members of the two services had received the C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care, which is given to organizations whose actions and commitment exemplify [...]

The Polar Express highballs into Oologah at 3 pm Saturday

The Polar Express highballs into Oologah at 3 pm Saturday

[ 0 ] December 18, 2015

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer The Polar Express will roll into the Oologah Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, for young and the not so young to enjoy. The Oologah Chamber of Commerce, along with Karen Weeks of Coldwell Banker and the Oologah Methodist Church, will host the movie, “Polar Express” at the [...]

Directors hear a report from a fraud examiner at a meeting on April 8.

BULLETIN: Battle brews over NW tax error

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015

A battle is brewing over responsibility for omission of the debt service levy for the Northwest fire district from recently mailed tax bills, with the County Treasurer’s office saying the fault is a scrivener’s error in the County Clerk’s office and the Clerk labeling his contention “not true.” Treasurer Jason Carini made the allegation in [...]

Ready for Christmas Parade Friday

Ready for Christmas Parade Friday

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015

The Oologah Tag Agency is all decked out for Christmas The 7th annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. on Friday with line up starting at 5:30 p.m. by the old park on Maple. After the downtown parade, people will gather in front of Doug’s Grill for the drawing of two [...]