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Honored for outstanding trauma care Oologah Talala Emergency Medical Services Vice Chairman Jack Griggs recognizes representatives of OTEMS and Nowata ambulance services on behalf of ten honorees, five from each service, who received the prestigious C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care. Pictured are OTEMS Paramedics James Heisterberg and Shelbie Wayman, OTEMS EMT

OTEMS, Nowata medics honored for Trauma Care Excellence

[ 0 ] December 23, 2015

  Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers from OTEMS (Oologah Talala EMS) and Nowata EMS were recently recognized locally for a major emergency medical excellence award announced earlier this year. Members of the two services had received the C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care, which is given to organizations whose actions and commitment exemplify [...]

Mustangs earn post-season honors

Mustangs earn post-season honors

[ 0 ] December 18, 2015

By CHRIS EDENS Sports Editor The Oologah Mustangs have continued to pile up honors even after football season is over. Six Oologah seniors were selected to 4A-3 All District Team and Oologah also earned the OSSAA Academic Achievement Award for having a 3.44 overall team GPA. The Mustangs play in one of the toughest districts [...]

The Polar Express highballs into Oologah at 3 pm Saturday

The Polar Express highballs into Oologah at 3 pm Saturday

[ 0 ] December 18, 2015

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer The Polar Express will roll into the Oologah Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, for young and the not so young to enjoy. The Oologah Chamber of Commerce, along with Karen Weeks of Coldwell Banker and the Oologah Methodist Church, will host the movie, “Polar Express” at the [...]

Directors hear a report from a fraud examiner at a meeting on April 8.

BULLETIN: Battle brews over NW tax error

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015

A battle is brewing over responsibility for omission of the debt service levy for the Northwest fire district from recently mailed tax bills, with the County Treasurer’s office saying the fault is a scrivener’s error in the County Clerk’s office and the Clerk labeling his contention “not true.” Treasurer Jason Carini made the allegation in [...]

Ready for Christmas Parade Friday

Ready for Christmas Parade Friday

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015

The Oologah Tag Agency is all decked out for Christmas The 7th annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. on Friday with line up starting at 5:30 p.m. by the old park on Maple. After the downtown parade, people will gather in front of Doug’s Grill for the drawing of two [...]

Chazz Holly

Justice for Chazz: Quest continues

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015

Last defendant in Chazz Holly murder is arrested 2nd waives jury trial 3rd hints of wire taps, tapes By JOHN M. WYLIE II Editor The last of four defendants charged with Felony First Degree Murder in the death of 27-year-old Chazz Holly of Talala has been arrested in Texas. Meanwhile, a second defendant has waived [...]

Mustang Magic

There should have been two gold balls

[ 0 ] December 9, 2015

This week (Dec. 10) the Leader covers the gut-wrenching battle between two great football teams for the gold ball. Next week (Dec. 17), we will celebrate the totally awesome team and season with a special 2015 Mustang Football retrospective section. If you’d like to congratulate the team or an individual player on the great accomplishments, [...]

Service Wednesday for Melvin Ray Parrett Sr.

Service Wednesday for Melvin Ray Parrett Sr.

[ 0 ] December 7, 2015

Melvin Ray Parrett Sr., 77, died Saturday. He was the father of Melvin Ray Parrett, Jr., of Talala. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 8); general visitation will be from Noon-9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday at Benjamin Funeral Home, Nowata. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at [...]

Mustangs win silver ball

Mustangs win silver ball

[ 2 ] December 5, 2015

By Chris Edens Oologah came up one point short in the 4A championship game Friday night. The Mustangs earned the Silver Ball for the second year in a row. Oologah fell 15-14 to Wagoner in a game that came down to the final play. The Mustangs scored on their first drive. Jimmy McKinney converted on [...]

Service held Nov. 30 for Jearld Higeons

Service held Nov. 30 for Jearld Higeons

[ 0 ] December 3, 2015

Jearld Leon Higeons, 68, of Nowata, passed away at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa on Nov. 24, 2015. He was born June 11, 1947 to Carl Leroy Sr. and Violet Marie (Morris) Higeons in Claremore. He moved to the Hays House at a young age and lived there for over 40 years. He loved [...]