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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 [...]

McKinney, Mustangs earn honors from state newspapers

McKinney, Mustangs earn honors from state newspapers

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016

Mustang running back and linebacker Jimmy McKinney has earned a spot on three All State teams.  The Oologah senior has been named to Oklahoma All State teams by USA Today, the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman. The Oklahoman honor makes McKinney eligible for a Jim Thorpe scholarship from The Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Sports Hall [...]

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 [...]

Service set Saturday for Steven Merrell

Service set Saturday for Steven Merrell

[ 0 ] December 30, 2015

Memorial services for Steven Glen Merrell are 2 P.M. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Larry Downum officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com. Steven Glen Merrell, 55, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at his home in Oologah. He was born Oct. 8, 1960 in Nowata to Bob [...]

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 [...]