Claremore Daily Progress


  • ToddLamb.tif Aerospace in Oklahoma

    Oklahoma has a long-time vested interest in aerospace.  We had a presence in the skies early on with Wiley Post, an Oklahoma pilot who became the first to fly solo around the world.   We also had a presence in space with Thomas P. Stafford-a native Oklahoman turned astronaut who was aboard space flights and served as commander of Apollo 10, which made the moon landing possible.

    June 21, 2011 1 Photo

  • Reflecting on Honor Flights: Arlington and the Trip Home

    Laughter and swapping old stories had filled the air since coming together the night before and then all day during our flight to and our visit in the Nation’s Capital.

    June 20, 2011

  • Reflecting on Honor Flights: Invading the Captial

    During the short bus trip to Tulsa International Airport our buses were escorted by two motorcycle Highway Patrolmen, lights flashing the whole time.  Behind us were several members of the Patriot Guard bikers.

    June 20, 2011

  • COLUMN: Yesterday’s thrift is today’s recycling

    Mama used to say there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
    She was good at problem solving. Growing up during the Great Depression, if there was one thing my folks knew, it was how to eat well without spending a lot of money.

    June 20, 2011

  • Picture 23.png Daughter reflects on Honor Flights trip with WW2 vet dad

    Excited and anxious are only two ways to explain how I felt after learning I would be accompanying my father to Washington, D.C.  Even so, little did I know how much the trip would mean to both of us.

    June 16, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif COLUMN: Bird Challenge

    The battle of wills may be over.  A war of fortitude may have ended.  Only time will reveal the true winner.

    June 14, 2011 1 Photo

  • The Phone Call

    Hello. Is that you, Clem? Sure glad you called. I heard you had moved back and I’ve been aiming to look you up.

    May 1, 2011

  • Larkin, Larry.tif COLUMN: Foot Chase

    Next to an action packed shoot ‘em up Western, watching a good guy-bad guy police story or mystery on TV is a great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.

    April 27, 2011 1 Photo

  • JoyHampton-webcolor.jpg STAFF COLUMN: The heart of a woman beats in a rock n’ roll song

    Growing up in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s was a dynamic time for women and girls.

    April 25, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Who is Red Ryder?

    “Kids” of all ages will come together this weekend for the second J.M. Davis Gun Museum Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun shooting contest.

    April 13, 2011 1 Photo