With the end of 2020 on the near horizon, and Christmas quickly approaching, the airwaves are filled with songs celebrating the season. One of my personal favorites is the classic, “O Holy Night”. The lyrics to this wellknown carol remind us of the harshness and hope that collide every Christmas. “The thrill of hope, A weary world rejoices!”
The 2021 legislative session is fast approaching, one more sign that 2020 is almost in the rearview mirror. Now is the time for child advocates to begin preparing for what likely will be a very interesting year at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
For months, Speaker Pelosi and her party have talked about delivering results for the American people. That’s what they have done: all talk, no action.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, get an education, get health care, buy groceries, apply for assistance, search for jobs and more. Affordable, reliable internet has become essential for safely accomplishing many of these basic tasks that are normally done in person. As we see rapidly changing developments in our efforts to fight this pandemic, highspeed connectivity allows us to better communicate how to access services and stay safe.
Morgan Allen is week’s Oologah High School Senior of the Week. Morgan has attended Oologah-Talala Public Schools for 12 years. Morgan is a member of the Oologah FFA, National Honor Society, National High School Scholars, and is a high school sports athletic trainer. After high school Morgan weighing her options as either an electrician or athletic trainer. PHOTO PROVIDED
Final plans are being made for the upcoming Shepherd’s Cross Living Nativity and Pecan & Walnut Festival.
Oologah residents are invited to get crafty next month at the Christmas in Cooweescoowee Craft Show.
The Oklahoma Indian Festival, in partnership with 10 local, Native American artists, has released the definitive guide to shop Native and shop small this holiday season.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, activities at the Capitol are ramping up as new and returning Senate members prepare for the beginning of the 2021 legislative session.
Commissioners lend support to Oologah-Talala EMS in its role as northeast Oklahoma multi-agency coordination center
Oologah-Talala EMS Director Kelly Deal addressed the Rogers County Commissioners Monday morning to request their support of OTEMS in its new role as the Medical Emergency Response Center for northeastern Oklahoma.
The Cherokee National History Museum is sharing the story of the first Cherokee Christmas in a new exhibit at the Cherokee National History Museum Nov. 17 – Jan. 2.
The holiday season is upon us, and Thanksgiving Day is here.
My family will be like millions of families across the United States this year that will come to the table of Thanksgiving differently. My father-in-law died of Covid-19 at the age of 69 in October. That seat at the table would be empty this year. But we are not the only ones grieving loss, not by a long shot. Many people will be missing family members who have passed from a multitude of reasons since we gathered last year.
Each November, the Oologah Lake Leader reaches out to local students for their idea of the best way to cook and prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving.
I live on reservation land, where I am governed by the Cherokee Nation and federal laws. I also live in the state of Oklahoma, where I am proud of our tribe’s successful partnership with the state government over decades.