Claremore Daily Progress


  • 10.10-Keri-from-Verdigris.jpg The Littlest Lady Cardinal

    A fun-filled season of softball came to a sudden and disappointing end this past week for the young ladies on the Verdigris High School team.  They were eliminated on the first day of the Class 3A state tournament.

    October 9, 2010 1 Photo

  • COLUMN: Doobie Brothers still rock

    My generation grew up with the Doobie Brothers. And like them, a few of us partied hearty back in those days. Don’t ask if I was one of them, I’ll plead the fifth.

    October 4, 2010

  • Larkin, Larry.tif Going to Kansas City

    In the movie version of “Oklahoma” a Claremore cowboy sings about his recent trip to Kansas City where the five-story buildings are as “…high as they can be.”

    September 13, 2010 1 Photo

  • Armchair Observations

    We must now wait until November to see which candidate wins, but one item is settled. Our next Governor is going to be a woman.

    July 30, 2010

  • Sharing memories of Independence Day

    This Fourth of July weekend I want to share a memory told to me this week by life long Claremore resident Dorothy Kizer-Dennis.

    July 3, 2010

  • Faith and patriotism on the Fourth

    Love of country is an emotion that is hard for many of us to put into words.  In this family, only the bunkmate has traveled abroad

    July 3, 2010

  • Jellystone Park, Where are you?

    Did it ever rain in Jellystone Park, the happy abode of my favorite cartoon character, Yogi Bear?

    May 15, 2010

  • They call him Rowdy

    They call him Rowdy.  The name fits. 

    May 15, 2010

  • JoyHampton-webcolor.jpg Lilacs smell a lot like home

    I can still hear the wind whispering through lilac blossoms as their sweet scent permeated the air. It was nearing dusk, and a graying sky draped itself across the landscape, softening the colors of what must have been late spring or early summer.

    April 24, 2010 1 Photo

  • Where’s the Delete Button

    Being able to compose your thoughts in a word-processing program is nice. You can let the words flow and then edit afterwards. However, if you are old enough to remember what it was like to do timed drills on an old-fashioned typewriter, you can really appreciate today’s technological advances.

    April 23, 2010