Oologah Boy Scout Troop 199 attended the Council’s Winter Campout at the Mabee Scout Reservation (once know as Camp Garland) owned by the Indian Nations Council, just outside of Locust Grove, OK. The boys spent four days working on merit badges and taking part in other outdoor activities. Scoutmaster Joe Koster and Assistant Scoutmaster David Kubala accompanied Scouts Garrin Baade, Jack Groeneveld, Michael Koster, Ethan Kubala and Trevor Estes on the campout. PHOTOS PROVIDED/DAVID KUBALA
Zella Bennett is this week’s Oologah High School Senior of the week. Zella has attended Oologah-Talala Public Schools for 14 years. Zella is a varsity member of the volleyball team. After high school, Zella plans to pursue opportunities to play volleyball in college and major in forensic psychology. PHOTO PROVIDED
Commissioners approve annexation of Town of Talala into Northwest Rogers County Fire Protection District
Rogers County Commissioners this week approved the annexation of the Town of Talala into the Northwest Fire Protection District.
Deadline to sign up for the upcoming ACT Test hosted by Oologah-Talala Public Schools will be Wednesday, Jan. 20.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore this week released its planned schedule of events for the coming year.
Due to the swell of new coronavirus cases locally, Rural Water District 4 offices has closed its downtown office to all foot traffic.
A McSpadden family member died last week from injuries received in a two-vehicle collision north of Foyil.
Former Oologah superintendent Keith Ballard has always been a fighter.
Will Rogers never outgrew the child’s passion for the Christmas holiday. Traveling the world as an actor or cowboy or at home in California with his children, the season took on a special sense, one of joy and sharing with family and friends.
Opportunities are open to volunteers interested in sharing information about the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers and the history of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore.
Southern Arkansas University has announced that 426 students earned a 4.0 for the fall 2020 semester and have been named to its’ President’s List, with a pair of local residents among them.
Robert Moore and Dakotah Edwards were announced the winners from the Chamber Cash drawing during the recent Christmas in Cooweescoowee. Chamber President Carolyn Estes contratulates Edwards and Moore, as she presented the pair with the check. Also winning $250 was Carol Dierolf.
December 21st - January 4th - Christmas Break for Oologah-Talala Schools
This year has been quite a year. But the truth is, next year will probably start out the same. There will still be a pandemic. There will still be division in our country. People will still be struggling. When we ring in 2021, it won’t all magically disappear. Instead of wishing 2020 away, what can we learn from it, and what do we need this Christmas to make it happen?
As the old year winds down and the new year approaches, many people pause to reflect on the year gone by.