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Correction

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016

Due to a reporting error, the last name of Talala Trustee David Jacobs was incorrectly listed in the Talala Town Board story last week. The Leader apologizes for the error.

Vote for Breyden DeSpain and Grace Garrison for best Outside Player

Garrison, DeSpain honored, please vote

[ 0 ] January 24, 2016

Two of our Senior Basketball players have been honored as one of the top 16 Outside Players in the Tulsa World. Below are links to Vote for them. This is a great honor for both, so please go vote!! Breyden DeSpain http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/all-world-vote-now-for-mr-outside/html_8ff3a1bb-2182-528b-841d-1a3ac0e164b7.html Grace Garrison http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/all-world-vote-now-for-ms-outside/html_526a3e9b-cf74-5412-89f1-9f0cf8b27a65.html FYI, the two will be crowned basketball homecoming king and [...]

Service Tuesday for Harold Dean Large

Service Tuesday for Harold Dean Large

[ 0 ] January 24, 2016

Harold Dean Large, 83, of Talala, will be remembered at his funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talala. Visitation is 4 – 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Memorial contributions are requested for the Talala Historical [...]

Leader welcomes new columnist

Leader welcomes new columnist

[ 0 ] January 17, 2016

Spitting in the wind 1: Howdy. Glad you stopped by. This is the first installment of a new opinion column I’ll be doing from time to time for the Lake Leader—a column, yes, but in my mind more like letters to neighbors and other new friends. I had thought of calling them “Letters from the [...]

Service Tuesday for Norman Root.

Service Tuesday for Norman Root.

[ 0 ] January 17, 2016

Norman Hugh Root, 79, of Oologah, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 in Tulsa. He was a U.S. Army veteran and former powder coating business owner. Visitation will be 5-7 pm, Monday, January 18, 2016 at Rice Funeral Service, Claremore. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Oologah United Methodist Church. [...]

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 [...]

Lady Mustangs take second in tournament

Lady Mustangs take second in tournament

[ 0 ] January 13, 2016

The Lady Mustangs advanced all the way to the Oologah Tournament finals before losing to the Ft. Gibson Lady Tigers 64-51. The Lady Tigers are the top-ranked 4A girls team. The Ladies beat Claremore Sequoyah 59-46 and Cascia Hall 56-42. Grace Garrison led the tournament with 68 total points, bringing home the medal for individual [...]

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 [...]

Norma Ballard

[ 0 ] January 12, 2016

Norma Jean Gates Ballard, 86, mother of former Oologah-Talala School Superintendent, Keith Ballard and grandmother of Rogers County District Attorney, Matt Ballard passed away Jan. 7, 2016. She was born Jan. 1, 1930 in the family farmhouse near Hazelton, KS to Eugene Griffith and Jamima Garlow Gates. She is survived by her son, Keith Ballard [...]

Service Tuesday for Barbara Munro

Service Tuesday for Barbara Munro

[ 1 ] January 9, 2016

Barbara Lydia Munro Barbara Lydia Munro, 68, of Talala, passed away in Tulsa, on Jan. 7, 2016. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Talala. She was born Dec. 4, 1947 in Milford, Conn. to Robert Distin and the former Lillian MacGill. She [...]