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Officials Warn of Early Start to Flu Season

Officials Warn of Early Start to Flu Season

[ 0 ] October 27, 2016

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) began surveillance for seasonal influenza early this fall and is detecting laboratory confirmed cases of influenza among Oklahomans.  In addition, there have been 14 influenza-associated hospitalizations since September 1, 2016, a total that is concerning at this point in the season. Cases of influenza illness have been geographically [...]

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Several injuried in collision on Hwy 88

[ 0 ] October 21, 2016

An apparent head-on collision may have injured as many as six people. The collision between a tan Cadillic Escalade and a black Honda Pilot occurred in the northbound lane of Oklahoma 88 at 420 Road, just south of the Christ’s Outpost curve, at about 1:42 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. None of the injuries appeared [...]

Be prepared to vote Nov. 8

Be prepared to vote Nov. 8

[ 0 ] October 19, 2016

Be prepared! Study what will be on your Nov. 8 ballot in Northwest Rogers County and a neutral explanation of the state questions Ballot – Candidates: 2016 Ballot candidates Ballot – Questions: 2016 Ballot questions Analysis of State Questions: State Questions

Boologah! and more

Boologah! and more

[ 0 ] October 16, 2016

Oologah will host two weeks of celebration By FAITH WYLIE, Leader writer The calendar is packed with activities the last week of October and the first week of November. “You won’t need to leave Rogers County to have a great time,” said Carolyn Estes, Chamber president. Area residents can receive an early Christmas gift when [...]

Dennis Byrd killed, two hurt in head-on crash

Dennis Byrd killed, two hurt in head-on crash

[ 0 ] October 15, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor  Dennis Byrd, 50, of Talala, was killed and two others were seriously injured Saturday morning in a head-on crash on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Byrd, the former New York Jets football star, was killed and a 12-year-old Talala boy was injured when their [...]

OHP issues report on Hwy 88 fatal

OHP issues report on Hwy 88 fatal

[ 0 ] October 15, 2016

Fatality Collision-Rogers County Next of Kin Notified Fatality collision occurred 10/15/2016 at approximately 11:16  hours on State Highway Eighty-Eight (SH88) and County Road EW 450, 1 mile north of Claremore, OK in Rogers County. Vehicle-1:  2000 Ford Explorer driven by juvenile name withheld, white male, age 17, of Claremore, OK.  Transported by OTEMS to St. [...]

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Mustangs decimate Ridgerunners

[ 0 ] October 13, 2016

District title on line Friday   By JENNIFER HERTEL, Leader sports writer GROVE—The Mustangs came out ready to dominate the field and with a crushing 56-7 victory over the Grove Ridgerunners on their homecoming proved they are ready to battle Wagoner. Rated the top game in the state, Mustang Stadium will be a true battlefield [...]

Alton F. Lemons

Alton F. Lemons

[ 0 ] October 13, 2016

Alton F. Lemons, 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 2:23 a.m. He was born January 8, 1930 in Nocona, TX to Floyd and Leona (Cantwell) Lemons. In the 1950′s he served the country in the Army, spending time in Germany. He married his lifelong partner, Mary H. (Woodruff) [...]

Why Trump? Part III

Why Trump? Part III

[ 0 ] October 10, 2016

By JIM NORWINE, Oologah To the reader: I begin this conclusion of my Why Trump? series with 3 brief excerpts, all slightly paraphrased. The first is nearly 2,000 years old. It is taken from a Greek philosopher’s contemptuous descriptions of the early Christians of Palestine. The other two, eerily similar to the first, are recent [...]

O-T Supt. Max Tanner’s statement on clown issue

O-T Supt. Max Tanner’s statement on clown issue

[ 0 ] October 7, 2016

10/7/16 There is a national social media phenomenon regarding “clown threats”. These are believed to have been popularized on Instagram and Twitter and have reportedly included “threatening” messages about school violence around the United States. Some of those messages have been received and sent by some of our students in Oologah. We do not believe [...]