Claremore Daily Progress

Columnists

November 23, 2010

Turn out the lights on Claremore city government

CLAREMORE — At the rate the City of Claremore is losing city officials someone needs to tell the last person leaving to be sure and turn out the lights at City Hall.

A short time ago the people here were making fun of the Tulsa situation between the mayor and city council plus the dismissal of police officers and their rehiring. Move over neighbors to the southwest: Claremore may now be No. 1 when it comes to performing so called city business.

The more informed can decide who is right and who is wrong in this current situation. Regardless, it needs to be worked out in a professional matter.

Is Civics still taught in high school? Some years back students taking that course would assume the various city offices for a day for on-the-job training. If memory holds true, the students never embarrassed themselves or the community in doing this.

Maybe it is time to let the youngsters take over again.

At the rate Claremore is currently moving, our Chief of Police will not be able to retire after all. Mickey Perry will not have anyone left to turn in his badge!

———

On the topic of Chief Perry’s upcoming plans he has indicated he wants to continue efforts when it comes to helping his Claremore neighbors. In this regard the following list has been compiled on things NOT to say to say if a police officer pulls you over.

Hopefully with the Chief’s blessing, here they are:

1. “Hi’a Buddy…have’ a drink.”

2. “I thought you had to be in good physical shape to be a cop.”

3. “What’s the idea of stopping me, can’t you see I am in a hurry?”

4. “You’re not going to check in the trunk, are you?”

5. “And here I thought you Village People were just an act,”

6. “I wasn’t anywhere near that liquor store holdup tonight.”

7. “Wow, that car of yours can also go over 110 miles per hour.”

8. “It sure is nice of you to let me off with a warning. That makes four times in a row just this month.”

9. “Say Officer, I guess you do not realize who my uncle is.”

10. “What do you mean Driver’s License? The judge last week said I wouldn’t be needing one any time soon.” 

1
Text Only
Columnists
  • Debra Carpenter MOTHER INTERRUPTED: Mom’s frantic Easter Egg hunt

    Normally, I like to think I’m pretty organized. I know where everything in the house is whether it belongs to me or not, which is a good thing when my husband can’t find his favorite t-shirt (It’s folded up on top of the dresser) or when my daughter is having a meltdown because her Lalaloopsy doll is apparently “gone forever” (It’s on her bed). But in life, and in organization, you win some and you lose some. This is the story of me “losing some”-okay, a lot. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Smooth or Chunky?

    When it comes to preparing a meal cooks are called on to make multiple decisions.  Even after deciding what items will be on the upcoming menu, more choices must be made.
    For example will it be fried or scrambled eggs for breakfast?  At lunch time will it be chili with or without beans?  Which will go better with the dinner steak, French fries or baked potato?

    September 29, 2011

  • Words to the wise: Stay away from Highway 66 in Verdigris

    For the ones of you who have been involved in the mess already will know what I am talking about.  For the rest of you, please take warning.  The following could probably save a lot of stress.

    September 13, 2011

  • Picture 3.png Boathouse Jail

    It seemed to be a simple request and an interesting one to boot.

    August 3, 2011 3 Photos

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Special Moments

    It seems like several local residents are keeping a constant watch as workmen have starting tearing down the old original high school building.  

    July 23, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Moving Into New Century

    It appears my family has been successful while dragging me into the 21st Century.  After must urging and a few light threats, I finally gave in this past week and became a “Facebook” member.

    July 16, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Here’s to the Girls

    I have a question for someone who knows.  It is not an earth-shaking question, but I would like to know the answer for no particular reason.

    July 5, 2011 1 Photo

  • bumblebee.png REVIEW: New ‘Transformers’ is loud, clunky, but visually impressive

    Optimus Prime is having a bad day.

    July 5, 2011 1 Photo

  • sherrer,-Ben-2007-0105.jpg What’s up with fuel prices?

    For many Oklahomans the cost of gasoline makes up a large part of their monthly budget. When gas prices go up, it often means families must rearrange their priorities so that they can simply fill their cars with fuel. 

    June 24, 2011 1 Photo

  • greenlantern.png REVIEW: ‘Green Lantern’ is not the character’s ‘brightest day’

    Humorist Frank Gelett Burgess is often credited as having said “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like.”

    June 21, 2011 1 Photo