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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 [...]

Place your advertising in the 2017 Community Guide now

Place your advertising in the 2017 Community Guide now

[ 0 ] March 3, 2017

Why advertise in the 2017 Oologah Community Guide? – Reader keep our Community Guide by their phones and in their cards for a year. – 7,000 Community Guides are printed for distribution in the newspaper and in area businesses for a year. – Businesses that rely on a cell phone are not included in any [...]

Martin wins gold for third time

Martin wins gold for third time

[ 0 ] March 2, 2017

By JENNIFER HERTEL, Leader sports writer It was no surprise when Mustang senior Brock Martin won his third consecutive state title last weekend. Martin not only won the state title but he did it in only 19 seconds. How did it feel? “It feels pretty good, I always think back to my first state championship [...]

Wigginton earns Academic All State

Wigginton earns Academic All State

[ 0 ] March 1, 2017

By CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah senior Brook Wigginton, daughter of Brian and Nicole Wigginton, received one of the state’s top student honors Monday when she was named an Academic All-Stater by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. One hundred students were selected for this distinguished award from 551 nominations statewide. An outstanding student and active [...]

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

El Jalapeno donates food for Silver Dollar benefit dinner

[ 0 ] February 27, 2017

                When Oklahomans need a hand, they can trust their friends, neighbors—and even competitors–to help out. Just look at what’s happening in Collinsville this week. A fundraising dinner for Silver Dollar Café will be held Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building—and the [...]

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

School vandal, two others jailed in alleged robbery

[ 0 ] February 24, 2017

Copyright 2017 Oologah Lake Leader LLC. Admitted Oologah School vandal Johnny Austin Casper and companions Dallas Lee Hugh Green and Jesika Irene Casper were booked into the Rogers County Jail WEdnesday morning on $27,000 bond on felony booking complaints of robbery and misdemeanor counts involving interfering with an emergency telephone call. Their arrests stem from [...]