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Get ready to splash

Get ready to splash

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

BY CAROLYN ESTES, Leader writer Mark your calendar for the last of May for a splashing community celebration! Oologah Town Trustees opened six bid proposals Monday night and awarded a $129,600 contract for a splash pad to be built in the Oologah Park by Power Play/Benchmark of Bixby. The design for the 2,400-square-foot splash pad [...]

2016 Community Guide underway

2016 Community Guide underway

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

We are working on the 2016 Community Guide, which will be distributed in late April. Call us if you’d like to be included. Here’s a link to the current guide: http://etypeservices.com/SWF/LocalUser/oologah1//Magazine101140/Full/index.aspx?II=101140 Here’s an order form: 2016 Community Guide Order Form    

Fire sweeps northeast from 390 Road and 4110 Road

Fire sweeps northeast from 390 Road and 4110 Road

[ 0 ] March 6, 2016

Photos of the fire. It appears to have started on 390 Road just northwest of the intersection of 390 and 4110. It has jumped 380 Road and 4110 Road as it moves to the northeast. Firefighters are reporting that the fire is stopped at 370 Road. A helicopter is on the way.       [...]

Service Monday for Jolene O’Neil Womack

Service Monday for Jolene O’Neil Womack

[ 0 ] March 6, 2016

Funeral service for Jolene O’Neil Womack will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 7, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Thomas Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Sears Family Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday 1-6 p.m. Jolene passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Cornerstone Hospital, Broken Arrow, at the [...]

Spitting in the wind 4: Okie “Good Stuff”

Spitting in the wind 4: Okie “Good Stuff”

[ 1 ] March 4, 2016

My Correct Views on Everything1 JIM NORWINE “You retired to Oklahoma?!” Such was the chorus of incredulity Lottie and I heard a few years ago, and from natives as well as Texicans and other aliens. It was usually followed by a litany of Okie “sins”: bad school funding, drivers zooming through yellow-red lights, poor public [...]

Spitting in the wind 3: Meaning Part II—Is meaning like Hula Hoops?

Spitting in the wind 3: Meaning Part II—Is meaning like Hula Hoops?

[ 0 ] March 4, 2016

My Correct Views on Everything1 By JIM NORWINE In my last column I sketched two competing ideas, one that reality is meaning-filled and the other than it is meaning-empty, and I used the example of compassion as a value that is in turn real in the first case and unreal in the latter. The recent [...]

Will Rogers, Historical Society merger ready for governor’s signature

Will Rogers, Historical Society merger ready for governor’s signature

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A merger of the Will Rogers Memorials (the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah and the Memorial Museum in Claremore) is just a pen stroke away from reality. The bill was passed by the House 85-9 Wednesday after being unanimously approved 40-0 Feb. 25 by the Senate. It was formally enrolled [...]

Martin wins 2nd State Wrestling Title

Martin wins 2nd State Wrestling Title

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016

By SARAH BURCH, Sports Correspondent Another win is in the books for one of Oologah’s own. Junior Brock Martin has dreamed of this match up since his State Title win last year. Day one of the tournament, held in Oklahoma City, had Martin up against Teague Fox in his first match. Martin beat Fox in [...]

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016

Ladies advance in relocated tournament By SARAH BURCH, Sports Correspondent Senior Grace Garrison scored an amazing 70 points in the 4A Regional Tournament, sparking the Ladies to a berth at the Area Tournament. The Oologah Mustangs basketball boys and girls both competed in the 4A Regional. Tournament last week at Tulsa Webster High School. The [...]

A real miracle

A real miracle

[ 0 ] March 3, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor A wild 20-mile pursuit on Friday of a car that roared through Talala and Oologah and made a U-turn on a 2-lane section of US 169 at speeds over 100 mph ended with no injuries. The driver, Tulsan Jason Robert Poorboy, was jailed on 11 complaints, four of them [...]