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Service Monday for Rev. Larry Downum

Service Monday for Rev. Larry Downum

[ 0 ] February 17, 2016

Rev. Larry Downum. 75, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church of Oologah, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Visitation is from 1 p.m., to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21 at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 22 at Oologah First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at 2 [...]

Cindy Burns

Cindy Burns

[ 0 ] February 16, 2016

Cynthia Lou “Cindy” Burns, 58, passed away Monday, Feb. 16 at her home from her battle with cancer. She was born in Seminole, TX to Walter “Red” and Lula “Sue” Quillen. She served in the Air Force and retired from the Oklahoma Air National Guard. She also worked as a realtor with Chinowith and Cohen. [...]

Charlene Penner Yates

Charlene Penner Yates

[ 0 ] February 15, 2016

Charlene Penner Yates, 79, of Rockwall, TX passed away Feb. 13, 2016. She was born Sept. 7, 1936 in Byars to Kenneth and Reba Penner.  She was raised in Oologah and attended Oologah schools. She later moved to Dallas, TX where she met and married Tommy Yates who preceded her in death. She is survived [...]

O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

O-T says alleged “inappropriate contact” probed; OSBI at High School today

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Oologah-Talala School Superintendent Max Tanner issued the following statement at 4:24 p.m. Thursday in response to citizen comments and social media traffic: “The Oologah School District takes the safety of its students very seriously and does everything it can to provide a safe learning environment.  The District recently learned of allegations of inappropriate contact between [...]

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

Fire fries house, any proof of possible meth lab

[ 0 ] February 11, 2016

Movie clips: 6 MOV01906 MOV01894 MOV01907 MOV01909 MOV01910 By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader A two-alarm fire Sunday destroyed a house and any proof that it might also have been a meth lab. “(It) burned so completely we can’t prove it was a meth lab. “We got called out to [...]

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

Cherokee Nation gives $10,000 to park project

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

Cherokee Nation leaders presented the Oologah Community Foundation and VFW Post 3077 in Collinsville $10,000 checks each on Feb. 2.. Oologah Community Foundation will use the funds to complete a new playground, while the Collinsville VFW plans to use the money to repair the roof of the organization’s building. “As a tribal councilor, one of [...]

Cool summer splash pad is set

Cool summer splash pad is set

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Oologah area kids should be able the beat the heat this summer at the new Town Park after the Town Board voted Feb. 2 to seek bids for the new park’s splash pad, bridges, and fencing for the basketball court. The board chose a unique western design for the splash [...]

Christy M. Genske dies

Christy M. Genske dies

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Christy M. Genske (Squittiere) 27, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Lafayette, La. She was the beloved wife of Christopher M. Genske, an Oologah graduate. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Michael V. and Jane B. (Quirk) Squittiere. Christy and Christopher were married Sept. 26, 2014 in Newport, R.I. After their [...]

Funeral Monday for Peggy Jean Newton

Funeral Monday for Peggy Jean Newton

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Peggy Jean Newton, 81, of Talala, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Tulsa. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb.8, 2016 at the Assembly of God Church in Oologah with Rev. Kent Jensen officiating. Interment [...]

Will Rogers and his family. Will Rogers Memorial Musuems

Will’s legacy: Is another marriage in the works?

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016

  By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016 Oologah Lake Leader, LLC Will Rogers’ legacy has always been protected by blood family and a free-standing commission named by the governor. Now the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the Oklahoma Historical Society are working on a merger plan designed to strengthen both bodies’ missions, including [...]