Only one day after a mask ordinance went into effect in Claremore, Rogers County Emergency Management Director Scotty Stokes reminded members of the Rogers County Commission about the importance of safety protocols during the time of COVID.
In observance of the Christmas holiday, the offices of the Oologah Lake Leader will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25.
As a fun activity for parents and their children during the Christmas break, ten ornaments have been hidden on the west side of Oologah for all to find. The ornaments (none of which are along the highway) are visible from the road and can be seen from inside a car. All ornaments are identical and none are found on dead-end streets. Please respect person’s property when ornament hunting, and leave them in place for others to enjoy this safe activity.
The OT ministerial alliance in conjunction with OT Public schools provided Christmas gifts for 158 local children through the annual Angel Tree. The pickup was last Thursday at the Oologah Assembly of God.
Former Oologah Superintendent Keith Ballard has always been a fighter -- for education, for teachers, for students -- but recently, Ballard has undertaken a much more personal battle: one with amyo
If by some divine act of providence we could get rid of both parties and hire some good men, like any other good business does, that would be sitting pretty.
Armstrong Bank opened a location in Claremore on Dec. 7 after completing its acquisition of the former Grand Bank branch.
Four Oologah band students have been named to the Oklahoma Music Educators All State Jazz Band.
The Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Christmas in Cooweescoowee Craft show at the Oologah Senior Citizens Center on Saturday. Shoppers had a fun time selected gifts and decorating items. The Oologah Historical Society sold the special Will Rogers mugs and Christmas ornaments at the Craft Show. Lottie Norwine was there to provide help to the shoppers.
Troopers suspect a medical incident suffered by a Chanute driver led to a collision while he was traveling through Rogers County, after which he expired in a Tulsa hospital.
State Reps. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, and Rusty Cornwell, R-Vinita, will host a public meeting on redistricting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at the Northeastern State University, Webb Auditorium, 612 N. Grand Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464. The agenda is listed below.
The Oologah Speech & Debate team brought home two team sweepstakes at their final tournament before Christmas break.
Talala resident Lestew Orwig (right) was among local dignitaries present as Talala recently received recognition as a Purple Heart City. The purpose and meaning of a city/community to be called a Purple Heart City is to honor and remember military personnel wounded or killed in combat with hostile forces. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration and it is our nation’s oldest military medal. It was first created by General George Washington in 1782 and was then known as the Badge of Military Merit. It is the nation’s oldest military medal. Talala has two recipients of the Purple Heart. Talala is the first town in Rogers County to receive this prestigious award.
The book of Matthew instructs readers to love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind, as being the first and greatest commandment, as well as to love your neighbor as yourself.
Oologah United Methodist Church braved the weekend snows last Sunday to host their drive-through living Nativity. Participants tuned their radios to 89.7 FM radio and drove around the church sight to hear and see the story of Christmas, from the angel’s announcement to Mary that she had been chosen to carry the Son of God, to the Shepherds watching their flocks, to to manger with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and the Magi who followed the star to honor the Christ child. Additional photos may be found inside this week’s edition of the Oologah Lake Leader.