BY CAROLYN ESTES,Leader writer The outdoor warning sirens were tested last Friday in Oologah and the test was not good news. Out of four sirens only two worked. According to town clerk Holly Baker, the sirens are extreamly old and operate on a radio frequency that only three police cars can set off. The town [...]
OTPS Budget Survey By Max Tanner http://www.oologah.k12.ok.us/vnews/display.v/ART/5702741176c83 As you know, Oologah Public Schools has experienced many cuts to our district’s budget throughout this year. The district leadership team and Board of Education are working diligently to identify ways in which we can reduce the school’s expenditures while minimizing the impact on our students and teachers. In [...]
Citing a series of grass fires, high wind gusts and low humidity, the Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District has urged all residents to not do any outside burning for the remainder of the day. Adjoining Nowata and Washington counties—where Northwest has mutual aid agreements with various fire departments—are under formal Red Flag Burn warnings [...]
Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District and OTEMS Paramedics conducted a successful water rescue on Oologah Lake in the Allen’s Point area near Winganon Road/Bridge north and east of Talala this morning (Friday). The call was received about 8:25 a.m. It involved one victim, a man who was in the water but was wearing a [...]
By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor David Lynn Rogers was charged March 22 with felony possession of methamphetamine and five misdemeanors, records show. Rogers, 54, is sole owner of Rogers Mini Stop in Oologah, according to his county beer sales license. His wife Lisa was operating the store Tuesday. The Tulsa County District Court charges [...]
We are postponing our “Tea & Trinkets” event on Saturday. Carolyn has lost four friends and family members in the past eight days. Vickie’s father is in the hospital recovering from triple bypass surgery. We will reschedule the Tea at a happier, less busy time in June. We will continue to accept used costume jewelry [...]
Craig Alan Root, 45, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 in a Tulsa hospital. Family will receive friends for visitation from 5-7p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at Rice Funeral Service in Claremore Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 31 at Oologah United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oologah.
Craig Root passed away today (Saturday afternoon), just over a month after the death of his beloved father Norman. Arrangements are pending and will be posted when they are available. The family’s pastor, Rev. Jennifer Long of Oologah United Methodist Church, said, “Please hold the Root family in your prayers. I know this will come [...]