Claremore Daily Progress

April 12, 2012

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Claremore Progress


AARP Chapter 3521 meeting, 11:15 a.m., American Legion Post 141. Guest speaker will be Daryl Golbek, Claremore City Manager. Cost is $7 for lunch of ham, scalloped potatoes and carrots. Information and reservations: Loretta Genn, (918) 341-7099.

Good Samaritan Ministry fundraiser at Cherry Berry in Ne-Mar Center. Ten percent of sales from the day will be donated to the ministry, which is raising funds to purchase a larger facility. Information: (918) 343-4357.

Three Rivers Artists meeting, 6:30 p.m., Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady. Program on contour drawing. Bring drawing paper and pencil. Participation is not mandatory. Visitors welcome.

Claremore Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:30 a.m-1 p.m., at Claremore Community Center, 2301 N. Sioux. Last club winners: N/S Donna Henson and Mary Spangler, 1st; Sandra Swan and L. D. Allison, 2nd; Ut Powell and Jim Farley, 3rd; Wayne Cardwell and Bill Beasley, 4th; E/ W Carol Akerman and Dixie Borrer, 1st; Jeanette Hallum and Richard Ward, 2nd; Sharlene Tacker and Fondella Pritchard, 3rd; Austin Farley and Mike Curry, 4th.

Rogers County Genealogical Society meeting, 7 p.m., Northeast Technology Center Claremore Campus.

FRIDAY April 13

Verdigris Public Schools pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Jim Anderson Early Childhood Development Center (next to the middle school). Bring immunization record, birth certificate, two proofs of residency, Social Security card/number, tribal card (if applicable). Information: (918) 266-3807.

Pilot Club of Claremore Style Show and Luncheon, “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” 11:30 a.m., First Christian Church Family Life Center, 200 E. 5th. Tickets, $12.50, can be purchased at Floral Creations in Ne-Mar Center or call Sue Stimson, (918) 341-6101.

Sequoyah Full Gospel Church monthly singing, 7 p.m. Dinner following.


Little Sprouts Spring Fling, 4-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 9472 E. Highway 20. Games, prizes, food, meet the teachers. Information: (918) 341-5435.

Eastern Hills Baptist Church Spring Fling Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free. The church is located off Highway 20, 1 mile north of Will Rogers Downs east of Claremore. Booth space is available. Information: or (918) 740-6973.

Claremore Chapter #92 OES Charity Pancake Breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m., Senior Citizens Center. Cost is $5 for eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice.

Spring Missions Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Claremore, 1615 N. Highway 88.

Faith Baptist Church Spring Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the church’s Family Life Center. Still accepting vendors. Information:

Wilma’s Angels Relay For Life team all you can eat pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Elks Lodge. Tickets, $5, are available at the door. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

SUNDAY April 15

Rogers County Cherokee Association meeting, 2 p.m., RCCA Building east of the Justus-Tiawah School South Campus. The program, following the business session, will be the history of the Cherokee Constitution, presented by Lee Keener. All Cherokees are encouraged to participate in the programs.

MONDAY April 16

Nita Brashear, quilter, blogger, author will be guest speaker for Friends of the Library Brown Bag Series at Will Rogers Library. Programs are noon to 1 p.m. Open to the public; participants may bring a lunch if they wish. Drinks and desserts provided. Brashear is the author of Devoted to Quilting.

Rogers County Master Gardeners host free seminar by Sandie Bailey on “Low Pollen Plants for an Allergy-friendly Garden,” 7 p.m., Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady. Information: John Haase, (918) 341-2736.

TUESDAY April 17

Marine Corps League meeting, 7 p.m., Meals on Wheels building, 715 McClellan St. (behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sioux). Open to all current and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen.


Claremore Public Schools Indian Education Parent Committee Meeting, 4 p.m., Claremore High School. All parents or guardians with children enrolled at Claremore Public Schools are welcome to attend. Information: Cindy Sullivan at (918) 699-7389.


Rogers County Coalition meeting, noon, Northeast Technology Center Claremore Campus. Presentation on new searchable 2-1-1. Information:

FRIDAY April 20

“The Butler Did It” original comedy murder mystery, 7 p.m., Will Rogers Auditorium, Rogers State University. Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for students, with all proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: (918) 344-8442.

VFW Steak Night, 5:30-8 p.m., Claremore VFW, 1717 W. Dupont. Open to the public but reservations required and due by Wednesday, April 18. Information/reservations: (918) 342-5730.

Christ United Methodist Church Indian Taco Fundraiser, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 317 S. Davis Ave. (three blocks south of Claremore Indian Hospital). Cost is $8 for Indian taco and drink. Desserts will be available for an additional charge. For delivery call (918) 408-2047. Proceeds benefit parking lot pavement and the general fund.


Rogers County Adult Day Care Co-Ed Softball Tournament, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Walnut Park. Entry fee $125; deadline April 13. All proceeds benefit Rogers County Adult Day Care. Contact: Julie Wilson or Shirley Sellers, (918) 341-7588 days or (918) 694-6964 evenings or email

“The Butler Did It” original comedy murder mystery, 7 p.m., Will Rogers Auditorium, Rogers State University. Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for students, with all proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: (918) 344-8442.

Rogers State University offers free class on Microsoft Office 2010 Excel for Windows software, 9-11:30 a.m., in Herrington Hall, room 132. Limited to 25 participants. To register, call (918) 343-7608, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The class is taught by Thomas Luscomb, assistant professor.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Safenet Services-sponsored event to bring awareness to domestic violence, 9 a.m. (registration at 8), Ne-Mar Center. Information: (918) 341-1424 or Packets also available at J&J Pharmacy and Pixley Lumber.

SUNDAY April 22

Claremore Animal Shelter “Fido Fun Run/Walk” at Claremore Lake. Bring leashed canines to enjoy a “run with your dog” activity to compete or for leisure. Cost, $20 per team. Pre-registration at Claremore Animal Shelter. Information: (918) 341-1260.

Rogers County Coalition’s “Spring Resupply Drive”  for Rogers County schools is currently ongoing. Among needed items are Crayola markers, pencils, colored pencils, dry erase markers, computer headphones, and more. Full list of needed supplies and respective schools at

MONDAY April 23

Progress columnist and book author Carol Round will sign copies of her latest book, “Journaling with Jesus: How to draw closer to God,”  11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Pink House.

Sequoyah Public Schools Title VII Indian Education Annual Meeting/Parent Committee Meeting, 11:15 a.m., elementary conference room. The Johnson O’Malley Parent Committee Meeting will follow at 11:45.


Rogers County Republican Party meeting, 7 p.m., Northeast Technology Center Claremore Campus. Speaker will be 2nd Congressional Candidate George Faught.


Special Olympics Rogers County 2012 Track Meet, 9 a.m., Andy Payne Track, Claremore High School. Events: 100 meter to 200 meter races, 25 meter to 400 meter walks, softball throws, basketball spot shot, wheelchair races, and more. All athletes receive free t-shirt and lunch. Pre-registration required and due by Friday, April 13. Information/application: Jennifer Lewis at (918) 549-0137 or visit Rent A Center, 1029 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore.

Lakeside 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 9 a. m., Claremore Lake. Cost is $25 and includes T-shirt Application can be found at Proceeds benefit Claremore High School softball and wrestling Programs. Information: Jack Sherl, (918) 231-6846.


Claremore Wall of Fame induction, 5-7:30 p.m., J.M. Davis Museum. Master of Ceremonies is former Oklahoma governor, George Nigh. Information: (918) 341-5707.


Good Samaritan Ministry fundraiser at Papa John’s Pizza. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the ministry, but customers must mention Good Samaritan Ministry when placing an order. Information: (918) 343-4357.