Claremore Daily Progress


  • Arthur.png REVIEW: ‘Arthur’ playing in Claremore

    For such a diminutive man, Dudley Moore left some mighty big shoes to fill.

    April 12, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Sister Susan

    Remember watching The Three Stooges years ago? Although they didn’t start out to cause problems in their many adventures, the problems always followed. The more they tried to deal with them, the more their misdeeds grew.

    March 29, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin All Aboard.tif All Aboard: Claremore's old train station

    It has been over a half century since the words “All Aboard” has been heard in Claremore concerning the Missouri Pacific Railroad. That is when the east side of town saw the last passenger train pull out of the depot. 

    March 28, 2011 2 Photos

  • JoyHampton-webcolor.jpg Family fun, fitness and friendship: Running is all that and a bag of pretzels with chocolate milk

    I admit it. I love running, and I’m willing to wear all manner of weird get-ups and costumes to do it.

    March 28, 2011 1 Photo

  • Guy Cooper

    It is said no two fires are alike. In Claremore’s history there has been structures go up in bigger flames, but the Feb. 24, 1983 fire at Corn’s Western Wear was the most destructive of all time.
    That Sunday morning pre-dawn fire caused the death of two of our city firemen. Jim McElwain, 42, a second generation Claremore fire fighter died at the scene. Guy Cooper, 40, died 10 days later after being taken to Hillcrest Burn Center in Tulsa.

    March 21, 2011

  • JoyHampton-webcolor.jpg Stir Crazy in the Snow

    It started nicely enough. A short vacation provided by Mother Nature in the form of about 20 inches of snow. 

    February 3, 2011 1 Photo

  • surrogatesweb.tiff Have I seen this before? Technology creating eerily familiar world

    I deleted my Facebook account last week. Then I put my computer in the closet.

    January 24, 2011 2 Photos

  • TomFink2009cmyk.tif Reflections on Dr. King

    Although I’ve never openly admitted it, I would like to clear up some of the rumors that have been circulating about me for several years now.

    January 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Seven for ‘11

    After some serious consideration I have come up with seven hopeful resolutions that could make Claremore a little nicer place for 2011.

    January 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Small town

    High school football for this school year has come and gone once again. Even so, some words I heard on the radio refuse to go away.

    January 10, 2011 1 Photo