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Federal Grand Jury indicts Leaverton

Federal Grand Jury indicts Leaverton

[ 0 ] July 14, 2016

Jesse Bud Leaverton of Talala has been indicted on three counts of bank robbery by a Federal Grand Jury. Leaverton was arrested on June 30 near Springfield, Missouri. The Department of Justice says: Jesse Bud Leaverton. Bank Robbery. Leaverton, 59, of Talala, is charged with three counts of bank robbery. He is accused of robbing [...]

Service Friday for David F. Kittrell

Service Friday for David F. Kittrell

[ 0 ] July 14, 2016

David F. Kittrell of Talala passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 in Tulsa. He was 72. Dave was born on June 2, 1944 in McAlester to Floyd L. Kitrell and Golda Lee Steadman Kittrell. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. After Vietnam, Dave moved to the Talala area where [...]

Leader/Carolyn Estes.  Honoring those who served on the Will Rogers Memorial Commission. The “partnership” celebration brought Will Rogers Memorial Commission members from the past to join the most recent members. The group dedicated a tree on the grounds in honor of Commission’s contributions. Past Commissioners Argene Clanton of Vinita, Paul Johnson of Tulsa, Pat Crume, Judge Steve Pazzo, Ted Jones and Cara Cowan Watts, along with Steve Turnbo of Tulsa, Philip Hixon of Owasso, Phil Albert, Bill Baird and Jack Spinks of Claremore and Jennifer Rogers Etcheverry of California were among celebrants.

Fond memories, a bright future

[ 0 ] July 13, 2016

LAKEVIEWS By JOHN M. WYLIE II, EDITOR Last Thursday brought a mixture of nostalgia and excitement to Rogers County as preserving Will Rogers’ legacy was formally reassigned from an independent commission to the Oklahoma Historical Society. The reception that drew about 200 to the Will Rogers Memorial had some bittersweet moments but also offered bright [...]

Graveside service is Monday for Vernon Bien of Talala

Graveside service is Monday for Vernon Bien of Talala

[ 0 ] July 10, 2016

Vernon Eugene Bien Graveside services for Vernon Eugene Bien are 10 A.M., Monday, July 11, 2016 at Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Gene’s nephew, Frank Parrish and Joe Smith. Vernon Eugene Bien, 81, son of Vernon and Mae (Motter) (Bien) Shaffer, went to his heavenly home, July 8, 2016, at the Journey Home [...]

School board to consider Homecoming change, Technology fee for students

School board to consider Homecoming change, Technology fee for students

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

Several interesting items are on the school board agenda – 6 pm Monday night. * Sports Homecoming Now, the athletic department has three homecoming events for football, basketball and wrestling. The proposal calls for one All Sports Homecoming, held in conjunction with the Football Homecoming Game. All sports would select a senior representative, with 18 [...]

Fire District Candidate filings begin Monday, July 11

Fire District Candidate filings begin Monday, July 11

[ 0 ] July 7, 2016

Candidates for the Fire Districts in seven Rogers County Fire Districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today. Dermody said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]

Leader photo by Dawn Orwig

1st degree manslaughter warrant issued in fatal March 14 crash near Sunnyside

[ 0 ] July 6, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader LLC  A no-bond warrant was issued today for Demario Lavon Lucas on charges of first degree manslaughter in the March 14 crash near Sunnyside Ramp that killed a 35-year-old Claremore man. Lucas, 40, of Collinsville, was driving under the influence when his speeding van [...]

Two near drowning victims rescued despite cell service outage

Two near drowning victims rescued despite cell service outage

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

    OTEMS Paramedics and Northwest Rogers County firefighters treated two near drowning victims from Oologah Lake today. They assisted U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and both individuals—a teenager and a boy—were believed to in safe condition.     The first incident occurred about 4:25 p.m. when bystanders at the edge of the lake’s Hawthorn [...]

Phone woes hit Rogers, Tulsa County

Phone woes hit Rogers, Tulsa County

[ 0 ] July 4, 2016

BULLETIN: AT&T believes repair of a cable cut by a traffic accident in Tulsa has resolved the problem. Tulsa E911 service is back and cell service seems to be coming back as of 10 p.m. Monday in Rogers County. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Rogers County residents are reporting widespread problems with AT&T cell [...]

As you park at Hawthorn on Monday night, watch for the white-haired lady with the bucket. Chamber president Carolyn Estes is collecting donations for the fireworks show. Toss in a $10 or $20 bill. We've raised over $5,000 but still have aways to go before we hit the $10,000 goal.

Weather update for fireworks tonight

[ 0 ] July 2, 2016

Tonight’s fireworks should be great with virtually all chances of storms gone from the forecast and partly cloudy skies with no chance of storms predicted by nightfall. If the sky is cloudy Monday night, it gets dark earlier. No clouds: be in place by 9:15-9:30. Clouds: be in place by 9-9:15.