Claremore Daily Progress

Community News

March 4, 2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ final celebrity line-up revealed



• Jennifer and Steve Doyle, dancing the Salsa to “Put it in a Love Song”
Jennifer teaches first grade at Verdigris Elementary. Steve is the manager of radio operations for Rogers State University’s RSU Radio, 91.3. The Doyle’s selected charity is the Rogers County Literacy Council.
The Rogers County Literacy Council is a private, non-profit volunteer organization offering literacy services to Rogers County residents age 16 and over who wish to learn to read, write, or speak English, so that they will be able to take advantage of opportunities in their environment and to participate in the transformation of their society. 
• Angie Graves and Jim Anderson, dancing the Waltz to “All I Ask of You”
Graves has degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern State University and works for Rogers County Department of Human Services. She recently retired and now enjoys spending time with her family and especially her adorable grandchildren.
Anderson will retire as the elementary principal of Verdigris Public Schools after nearly four decades with the school.  
The duo will be dancing for Rogers County Youth Services, which helps to mend the bruises that aren’t always evident.  Since 1976, almost 2,000 abused and neglected youth have stayed in our emergency shelter.  Weekly, the professional counseling staff see an average of 100 individuals for counseling services, many in the public schools.  RCYS provides parenting classes to assist parents with tools to help raise children who know how to make good decisions.  
• Tom Merrell and Cindy Wood, dancing the Cha-Cha to “Last Night”
Merrell currently serves as vice president/branch manager for Armstrong Bank in Dewey, Okla. He has served the Rotary Club in a variety of capacities over the past 20 years. Wood recently joined Safenet Services as a volunteer to assist with fundraising, event planning, and research. She has two sons and two grandsons.

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