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Tyler James Rodgers

Tyler James Rodgers

[ 0 ] August 15, 2015

Tyler James Rodgers, age 18, of Talala passed away after a tragic accident on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Talala.  He was born on Oct. 6, 1996 in Tulsa to Jason and Sarah (Maples) Rodgers. Tyler was a 2015 graduate of Oologah High School.  He enjoyed working out at the gym, playing tennis, riding motorcycles [...]

Brian Alan Cain

Brian Alan Cain

[ 0 ] August 15, 2015

A celebration of the life of Brian Alan Cain will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 at Blue Starr Church of Christ in Claremore. His care has been entrusted to Rice Funeral Service. Brian passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. He was 37. Born in Holdenville on July 28, 1978 to Thomas Jerry and [...]

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Do we have another killer road?

[ 2 ] August 12, 2015

Other stories in this week’s package: A tribute to the four young men the community lost in the past three weeks, details of the Cain and Rodgers accidents, obituaries for Cain, Rodgers and Tice. By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor There was no question that the old US 169 from Oologah to Owasso was a [...]

Tyler Rodgers killed in motorcycle wreck

Tyler Rodgers killed in motorcycle wreck

[ 6 ] August 10, 2015

Tyler J. Rodgers, 18, of Talala, was killed in a motorcycle crash about 9:15 p.m. on the northbound side of US 169 4/10 of a mile north of E. 360 Rd., about 1-1/2 miles south of Talala, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Monday. He was a 2015 graduate of Oologah High School. Trooper Jon Ysbrand said [...]

Carolyn Edens

Services pending for Carolyn Edens

[ 0 ] August 8, 2015

Carolyn Edens of Vinita, mother of Leader News and Sports Editor Chris Edens, passed away Saturday at a Tulsa hospital following a long illness, Arrangements are pending at Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita, 1-918-256-5555.

Brian Cain killed in crash

Brian Cain killed in crash

[ 2 ] August 7, 2015

Brian Allan Cain, 37, was killed in a car crash on Highway 20, three miles east of Owasso on Friday evening. Cain graduated from Oologah with the Class of 1997. He was a pitcher with the baseball team and a part of the Mustang basketball team that scored 111 points against Glenpool for homecoming. He was [...]

Cody Tice visitation Friday, services Saturday

[ 0 ] August 6, 2015

  Cody Brett Tice was born June 30, 1985, in Tulsa to Don and Brenda Tice. He died Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 30 years. Cody was reared and educated in Oologah, and graduated with the Oologah High School Class of 2004. He spent much of his working life [...]

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Evers’s win sets national record, puts him back in Angler of the Year race

[ 0 ] August 5, 2015

By BRYAN BRASHER, Bassmaster.com Talala pro Edwin Evers has gone from rough waters to being on top of the bass fishing world. Confidence means a lot to a tournament bass fisherman, and Evers said his was sagging a bit after a couple of tough events earlier this year. A win last month at BASSfest made [...]

Smith now held without bond in Holly murder

Smith now held without bond in Holly murder

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015

By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor Vernon LeeMountel Smith is now jailed  without bond after being charged late Thursday with first degree murder in the death of Chazz Holly. Documents detailing the charges were still being processed by the Tulsa County District Court Clerk’s Office at mid-afternoon Friday. The office also is processing filings in [...]

Mary E. Scroggins

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015

Mary E. Scroggins, 84, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. Services are to be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 1 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service.