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John and Faith Wylie, Leader publishers

A letter to our friends

[ 0 ] August 17, 2016

By John and Faith Wylie, Publishers John wrote the brief biographies of our ten new teachers this week. Almost all of them agree about why they are coming here—this is such a caring community and the school is incredible because it has such an amazing staff and public support. Faith and John can certainly relate [...]

Football players looking good

Football players looking good

[ 0 ] August 14, 2016

The Mustangs showed their skills at the Blue/Gold scrimmage on Saturday evening. Gunter Pearson looked good at running back. Ethan Clark was dead-on with his kicking. A fan pointed out that 9 of 11 defensive starters were back this season. “They’re a year older, bigger and stronger,” he observed. The Mustangs scrimmage again on Friday [...]

Schools seek survey responses for long term plan, deadline is Aug. 26

Schools seek survey responses for long term plan, deadline is Aug. 26

[ 0 ] August 14, 2016

Please complete this survey by Aug. 26: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Oologah_Talala_CSI_Community By MAX TANNER, Superintendent Oologah-Talala Public Schools is planning for the future and needs the community’s help. Today, the district is launching its “Building on a Tradition of Excellence: A Vision for the Future” continuous strategic improvement initiative with a community survey. “Our community has always supported [...]

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In  soars into Oologah Ranch Saturday

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In soars into Oologah Ranch Saturday

[ 0 ] August 12, 2016

Weather looks good for Saturday morning. If storms develop, check here for any delays. Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In Saturday, August 13, Gates open at 7 a.m. 2,000-foot grass strip Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Road, Oologah Airport Identifier OK37; CTAF: 122.9 Classic car and motorcycle show, activities for children Food vendors [...]

CROSSLIN

RCSO releases report on Sunday shot fired

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC The following report was received by the Leader shortly before noon Wednesday from Rogers County Undersheriff Jon Sappington, after the Page 1 story in today’s Leader about questions involving an officer-involved shot fired call had been printed. The document, the initial arrest and [...]

Roger Clark

Service is Thursday for Roger Clark

[ 0 ] August 7, 2016

Roger Alexander Clark, 50, of Collinsville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at the Oologah Assembly of God Church. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken [...]

[ 0 ] August 4, 2016

Services for Gary Stafford will be 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow at Washington Cemetery with military honors. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, from 1 – 8 p.m., family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gary passed away on Tuesday, [...]

Dog Days Celebration

Dog Days Celebration

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

Lakeside State Bank is giving away ice cream sandwiches to their customers on Friday at both locations (Oologah and Chelsea). Lucky customers!

Tulsa PD officer severely injured in motorcycle crash

Tulsa PD officer severely injured in motorcycle crash

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A veteran Tulsa police officer was severely injured Wednesday evening after his motorcycle slammed into a pickup truck that pulled in front of him on US 169 three miles south of Oologah, authorities said. Cpl. Aaron McPherson, 38, of Skiatook, suffered head, trunk internal and external injuries, and arm [...]

RWD 4 seeks voluntary water conservation

RWD 4 seeks voluntary water conservation

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor As a preventive measure, Rural Water District No. 4 based in Oologah has requested that all customers discontinue non-essential watering effective immediately. The district said on Wednesday that it has noticed that high demand has been draining its water storage towers more rapidly than is desirable. However, there have [...]