NW Fire Board meetings Second Tuesdays each month 7 p.m. at Oologah Station #1
Commissioners approve bid letting for metal building in Oologah to serve as District 2 administrative building
Rogers County Commissioners this week approved the bid letting for a metal building in Oologah for the purposes of administrative services.
Oologah Chamber of Commerce members held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Harbor Coffee Shop downtown earlier this month to welcome the local business to the Chamber. Following the ribbon cutting, the coffee shop held an open house and met with the public. LEADER PHOTO/CAROYN ESTES
Oologah Town Trustees this month moved one step closer to actualizing the long-discussed and even longer-planned community center, with the approval of a 5,400 square foot metal building and the selection of architect Michael Turner.
Oologah Chamber of Commerce members will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Oologah Town Hall.
Meetings are open to the public.
Rev. Dr. Jennifer Long, her husband and children got into the Halloween spirit last month at the Oologah Methodist Church Trunk or Treat event at the church parking lot on Halloween evening. PHOTO PROVIDED
Veterans Day is a salute – an annual recognition of those who have served and placed others before self. Following in a long tradition of military service on College Hill, Rogers State University alumni Cindy Fields (’18) and current students Shawn Hines and David Ault are grateful for their military service and the support they’ve received through their educational journey.
All of us can agree that 2020 has been an incredibly strange and challenging year. We have seen rioting in the streets of America, shameful rhetoric from our national leaders on both sides of the political spectrum, the fallout of dealing with the Covid pandemic and more recently, accusations of scandal in our nation’s electoral process. The unfortunate fallout has left our nation terribly divided over fundamental issues. We are divided racially, politically, morally, economically and perhaps most tragically, ethically.
Two more victims have stepped forward to accuse an Inola pastor of molesting them.
Two Rogers County residents were uninjured in a weekend accident in Mayes County which sent two Pryor motorcyclists to a local hospital.
Jennifer Brunn of Oologah, Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club president, and Celeste Tillery, lead a process of Club women to place a wreath at the Will Rogers family tomb, just as they have since it was built. The group has been paying tribute to Will every year, except War years, since the Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened Nov. 4, 1938, the anniversary of Will’s 1879 birth on an Indian Territory ranch. PHOTO PROVIDED
Cherokee Nation leaders including Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and Chief of Staff Todd Enlow stopped by the Oologah Senior Citizens Center in Rogers County to help Tribal Councilor Keith Austin present a $2,500 donation.
Bailie Runner is this week’s Oologah High School Senior of the Week. Bailie has attended Oologah-Talala Public Schools for 14 years. Bailie is a member of the softball, basketball, and Ag programs. Bailie was selected as the FFA President and was recently name as an All-State Softball player. After graduation, Bailie plans to Attend Seminole State College and play softball.
Thanksgiving may be weeks away, but the Oologah Chamber of Commerce is already making plans to celebrate Christmas with the upcoming Christmas in Cooweescoowee holiday event.
The OHS speech and debate team came away from their second online tournament with the 2nd place team sweepstakes in 5A and 11 regional qualifications.