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Service Friday for Patricia Alouise (Bentley) Halfhill

Service Friday for Patricia Alouise (Bentley) Halfhill

[ 0 ] July 29, 2016

Patricia Alouise (Bentley) Halfhill, 60, passed away in a tragic accident on July 21, 2016 while on vacation with family on what she noted as “a trip of a lifetime.” She was born in Claremore on Dec. 9, 1955 to Junus and Gussie (Bradshaw) Bentley. She was raised and resided in Claremore, where she met [...]

School vandal released on bond

School vandal released on bond

[ 0 ] July 29, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Copyright 2016, Oologah Lake Leader Admitted Oologah School vandal Johnny Casper of Talala was released on $7,500 bond Thursday after a judge ordered him jailed when prosecutors moved to revoke his suspended sentence. Casper’s bond fee of $750 was secured by Joseph Hickman of rural Talala, who was not [...]

School supply lists, enrollment schedule

School supply lists, enrollment schedule

[ 0 ] July 29, 2016

Oologah-Talala classes begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Here are supply lists: OLE school supply list 2016 OUE supply list 2016 OMS School Supply List 6th Grade OMS School Supply List 7th Grade OMS School Supply List 8th Grade Open Enrollment is Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5. Regular hours are 8 [...]

Leader photo by Faith Wylie

Nowata man killed in 169 crash

[ 3 ] July 21, 2016

Giles Vaughn Jr., 48, of Nowata was killed in a collision about 6:40 this morning just north of Talala on US 169. According to the Highway Patrol, Vaughn was southbound on US 169 and went left of center for an unknown reason. The oncoming Freightliner semi, driven by Shawn Denham, 43, of Tulsa, tried to [...]

WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUMS Honoring Will Rogers and Wiley Post On 13 August 1935, Will Rogers and Wiley Post spent the day in Fairbanks, Alaska. There they met with famous Alaskan aviator Joe Crosson, and while in Fairbanks, they would eventually run in to famous dogsled musher, Leonhard Seppala. Here you can see all four of them together in Fairbanks before Rogers and Post departed for Barrow.

Fly-In set Aug. 13 at Birthplace

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Organizers are building on last year’s huge success of holding the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In on the Saturday closest to anniversary of the airplane crash that killed both famed Oklahomans. This year’s event will be Saturday, Aug. 13, commemorating the Aug. 15, 1935 crash near Barrow, Alaska, and is [...]