When the judgment day comes, civilization will have an alibi “I never took a human life, I only sold the fellow the gun to take it with.” ~ July 15, 1929
Oologah Trustees meet, approve updated Ordinance providing for community restrictions during state of emergency
Members of the Oologah Board of Trustees met last week, again via livestream, during which time, they approved a revised Ordinance regarding COVID-19 orders and regulations during the pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, grocers have served, and healthcare workers have protected, but there are those who are sworn to do both: those working in law enforcement.
Oologah Upper Elementary School is happy to announce the winners from the first week’s contest of “Being Their Best”. Students were asked to send in a video or photo of themselves doing their school work for Distant Learning. Each week names are drawn for the winners from the submissions. Mrs. Adkins was happy to see so many students hard at work on their classes. She said she is looking forward to seeing next week’s entries. Students of distinction included Isaac Sligar, Jaiden Johnson, and Jaryn Katon.
In order to give the Oologah High School Class of 2020 a proper graduation experience the graduation ceremony has been rescheduled to Friday, July 17, at 7 pm. The change was in response to the social distancing measures put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After decades of serving the healthcare needs of Oologah residents, Utica Park Clinic in Oologah will be closing its doors at the end of the month.
The Rogers County Health Department joined other state health agencies recently in making curbside testing for COVID-19 available to the public.
RSU Public TV in partnership with regional public-school districts began airing free, locally produced learning opportunities April 7, 9 a.m., to thousands of stay-at-home students.
As the effects of the COVID-19 virus spread across the country and social distancing became the catch phrase of the year, higher education institutions were forced to transition from traditional on-campus classes to electronic delivery. This transition, while necessary, created unknown challenges for both faculty and students alike. At Rogers State University, the impact was felt immediately in one of its largest academic programs– nursing.
Rogers State University now offers a completely online summer session at a price lower than most major universities.
State Rep. Rusty Cornwell, 54, won re-election to Oklahoma House District 6 last week when he learned he would be unopposed. Candidate filing ended Friday at the Oklahoma State Election Board with only Cornwell filing for District 6.
Navy Hospitalman Baylie Holmes, a native of Claremore, Okla., is serving aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy as part of the U.S Navy’s response to COVID-19.
PHOTO PROVIDED/CAROLYN ESTES Landscape changes took place on 169 in Oologah late last week as the demolition started on the old two-story brown house and garage on the corner of Highway 169 and Alta. They were knocked down and hauled away. Also leaving the property was the fence and all but one large tree. The property had recently been sold and since the home was inhabitable the property was cleared. It will be placed for sale as a great commercial location. Several people tried to find out when the house was built but the best they could come up with was sometime before 1949. Peggy Brunson moved to Oologah in 1949 and she believes the house was there at that time. She remembers being invite in to play with a friend and watching a small black and white TV.