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Jean Oliver

Leader endorses Jean Oliver

[ 0 ] June 22, 2016

Jean Oliver, State Senate District 29 When this area was moved from Senate District 2 to District 29, we were concerned about joining a district where Bartlesville was the center. Senator John Ford quickly earned our trust, as he had earned respect from colleagues in both parties, through his hard work, staunch defense of public [...]

Heat sizzles in race for Congress

Heat sizzles in race for Congress

[ 1 ] June 22, 2016

John Wylie looks at the battles in Tuesday’s Primary Elections. Here are some of his thoughts on the Jarrin Jackson vs. Markwayne Mullin race for Second District Congress. We were shocked by the Tulsa World’s scurrilous attack on Jackson’s judgment and military service Monday, based on seven words taken out of context from an out-of-state [...]

Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

Service Monday for Sid Carl Kammerzell

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016

Funeral service for Sid Carl Kammerzell will be 10 a.m., Mon., June 20, at Journey Church, Oologah, with Tim Lindsey officiating.  Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery, Vinita, under the direction of MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Claremore.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sun. 1-6 p.m., and family will greet friends [...]

Kids give the splash pad a test during the Cops and Kids event on June 11. The official ribbon cutting is at 5:45 pm on Saturday. Tim Carman/Leader

Cut the ribbons and let the fun begin

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Summer activities are about to get exciting for Oologah area kids and adults alike. Saturday Oologah kicks off its first Roundup On Cooweescoowee at noon. Start your day with a car show in downtown Oologah Saturday at 12 (noon). Bobbie Sparks is hosting a car show to help fund the [...]

A shocking tale

A shocking tale

[ 1 ] June 16, 2016

A Nowata teen is out on bail on rape charges involving two 13-year-old girls—one of which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole if he is convicted—when he allegedly tries to blackmail a rural Oologah girl into texting him nude photos of herself. How could this happen? Courts and prosecutors in two judicial districts [...]

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

Oologah Cops & Kids Picnic on Saturday

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016

https://youtu.be/3gupoasxw3w The Oologah Police organized a fun picnic for kids on Saturday, June 11. Thanks to the firefighters for providing water while work continues on hooking up the supply to the splash pad.

Clay Perryman

Oologah hires two new officers

[ 0 ] June 11, 2016

The Town of Oologah hired two new officers recently. We welcome Clay Perryman and De Rhoden to Oologah. Read more about these officers in this week’s Oologah Lake Leader.

Cynthia Phillips

Cynthia Phillips

[ 3 ] June 9, 2016

Cynthia Elise Phillips was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 3, 1974. She lived in Collinsville, Oklahoma where she met her husband Richard McKnight at the age of 19. Richard and Cynthia went steady for 9 months and they married in Collinsville, Oklahoma on December 23, 1994. She was 20 and Richard was 25. Cynthia [...]

Dream comes true

Dream comes true

[ 0 ] June 9, 2016

County safer as Claremore, county 911 marry By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Area citizens can expect faster, more efficient emergency help whether they live in Claremore or rural Talala after a decades-old dream came true Monday. In votes just eight hours apart, County Commissioners and Claremore City Councilors approved the marriage of separate dispatch [...]

Oklahoma’s tarnished image

Oklahoma’s tarnished image

[ 1 ] June 3, 2016

A scientific study reported on the front page of today’s Tulsa World confirms Publisher John Wylie’s “Lakeviews” editorial this week. He reports how recent legislative antics and executive branch incompetence are destroying Oklahoma’s national image; praises leaders in both parties who are trying to reverse the trend and show the world the real beauty and [...]