Claremore Daily Progress

Letters to the Editor

November 1, 2010

Politics dominate letters to the editor on 10/31

CLAREMORE — Residents sounded off on politics, county commissioners and utility companies in several letters to the editor on Sunday.


Commissioners deserve thanks in battle with utilities

Dear Editor,

Thanks for publishing the recent article about our county commissioners’ hard work to make sure utilities follow rules in filing permits. (Commissioners Berate Utilities For Neglecting Permits). This is just another example of how lucky the voters of Rogers County are to have Mike Helm, Kirt Thacker and Dan DeLozier serve as our county commissioners.

These three have consistently worked hard to make sure Rogers County is the best in Oklahoma. I was also pleased to see one company, AT&T, was singled out by the commissioners for following the county’s permit rules. I’m sure AT&T’s diligence in filing permits allows the commissioners more time to effectively concentrate on matters critical to the success of Rogers County, instead of corporate oversights.

Again, thanks for running the story. It provided another excellent example of how our commissioners and AT&T are committed to outstanding quality of service in this area.

Lisa Sparks

Rogers Count


Kirt Thacker has always been there for us

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to thank Kirt Thacker for the good job he and his crew has been doing on our roads in Rogers County.

He has always been there for us when we needed him. During the ice and snow storms our roads were always taken care of. The potholes were fixed quickly, and our road was also re-paved.

It make you feel safe when you know the county commissioner is there looking out for you. We have had some commissioners who were never there when we needed their help. We would call and call just to get promises but no action. Just because somebody has lived in Rogers County all their life does not qualify them to be a county commissioner.

I do not know Kirt Thacker personally, but I do know he does his job and does it right. All the Remingtons on 4210 will be voting for him. Thank you Kirt.

Steven, Marsha, Jerry and Barbara Remington

Rogers County

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  • LETTER: Back to School drive helps area students

    As a new school year approaches, Rogers County children and their parents are shopping to replace outgrown clothing as well as purchasing the required classroom supplies to start out the year ready to learn.

    July 21, 2013

  • LETTER - Commissioners need to take initiative and retool road fund

    Dear Editor:

    It is so disheartening to read the positive stories about Tulsa County Commissioners and then have to stomach the actions of a couple of our current Rogers County Commissioners and several of the past ones. 

    September 20, 2012

  • Letter - District 2 residents are getting exactly what they asked for

    Dear Editor:

    A few years ago, Robin Anderson was paid to attend classes for which she had no  requirement to attend. Just to further her education at our expense. If your facts are correct, District 2 Commisioner Helm now has:

    September 18, 2012

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    January 26, 2012

  • PB-2011-58


    November 11, 2011

  • Keystone Pipeline project will bring more jobs, revenues

    Dear Editor,
    As a lifelong Oklahoma resident, I feel the need to write concerning the approval process of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As I am sure you are aware this project is awaiting a Presidential permit for the pipeline to cross the U.S./Canada border.

    September 9, 2011

  • Floral arrangement missing from Woodlawn Cemetery

    Dear Editor,
    On Tuesday, Aug. 16, my son and I went to Woodlawn Cemetery to place a floral arrangement on my husband’s grave to commemorate the second anniversary of his passing.
    We placed the saddle arrangement on his headstone shortly before 2 p.m.

    September 7, 2011

  • Freedmen should be Cherokee citizens

    To the Cherokee Nations citizens, government officials and chief. I am a Cherokee Freedman. I live in Claremore, Oklahoma. I have been hearing all the decisions about the Freedman citizenship.

    August 26, 2011

  • CCVB clarifies $200K hotel incentive; reader writes about volunteering

    Two letters on 8/7/11

    August 8, 2011

  • Duty and rest rules for commercial pilots delayed

    Dear Editor,
    I’ve read, with interest, Andy Pasztor’s r article in the 02 August edition of the WSJ on the latest delay in the publication of a final rule to update the decades-old duty and rest rules for most commercial flight operations. It has to be a great challenge to take a complex technical issue and reduce it to understandable terms for a general readership. 

    August 4, 2011