Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

November 19, 2013

Commissioners meet in executive session to discuss HR director


The Rogers County Commissioners met Monday for about 15 minutes before entering executive session to discuss the employment of Human Resource Director Jenny Bentley.
Commissioners Helm, Thacker and DeLozier entered the session with Bentley and Assistant District Attorney David Iski.
The session lasted about 45 minutes and the board met with Bentley the entire time.
Bentley has been working for Delaware County since August as a part-time human resources consultant.
Her contract with Delaware County is approximately $26,000 annually and she receives a $100 stipend monthly for a cell phone, according to the meeting minutes of the Delaware County Commissioners.
She is required to attend one meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners monthly.
Bentley has been using her personal time off from work in Rogers County to attend the meetings.
Bentley’s employment was the only item listed on the agenda, the details of which were not given.
No action taken on the executive session.
In other business, the board approved the 2014 schedule of meeting dates for the Rogers County Victims’ Impact Panel and approved several reimbursements.
The reimbursements ranged from approximately $449 to $2,766 for fuel and salaries.
Agencies including Oologah Talala Emergency Medical Services, Rural Water District 4, the Town of Oologah and the Rogers County Planning Commission reimbursed the county.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • Students paint mural Catoosa High School artists paint mural to instill respect, inspiration

    Catoosa High School students, Devin Jackson and Spencer Plumlee, recently put the finishing touches on a mural that took more than a year to complete. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local attorneys fight to eliminate judgment

    Claremore attorneys — Thomas H. Williams and Jack E. Gordon Jr. —   filed a petition Tuesday to vacate the $27.9 million judgment awarded to Material Service Corp. 

    April 18, 2014

  • Rogers County Water Dist. 16 receives grant

    Rogers County Rural Water District No. 16 received a $24,999 grant Tuesday to help finance expansion of the district’s water supply infrastructure.  

    April 18, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until June 24

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until June 24-26, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    April 17, 2014

  • Harps Food opens new store in Inola

    On April 23, Harps Food Stores will reach a new milestone in their company’s history with the opening of its 75th store. 

    April 17, 2014

  • helping children Tri-County CASA seeks additional volunteers as child abuse cases increase

    From 2010-2013, Oklahoma has seen an increase in children entering foster care. According to Oklahoma Department of Human Services reports, approximately 11,000 children are in state’s custody because of child abuse or neglect — 4,000 in the Tulsa area alone and more than 100 in Rogers County.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judge refuses to dismiss Grubowski in DA suit

    A judge has denied businessman Myron Grubowski's motion to remove him from the defamation lawsuit filed by District Attorney Janice Steidley against sponsors of last fall's unsuccessful citizens petition for a local grand jury investigation of her  office.

    April 17, 2014

  • Controversial schools chief attracts crowd of opponents

    The field of candidates running for state school superintendent is unusually large — a sign of broad interest in what observers say is sure to be a referendum on the incumbent, Dr. Janet Barresi.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jennifer Hodges Claremont Elementary teacher named the winner of $2,500 classroom grant

    Jennifer Hodges, a fifth grade teacher at Claremont Elementary, has been named winner of a $2,500 grant through the Farmers Insurance Thank A Million Teachers program. The national initiative invites citizens to offer thanks to teachers, past and present, who have made a difference in their lives.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commissioners hire outside counsel

    The Rogers County Commissioners hired outside legal counsel Monday to contest the $28 million civil judgment paid to Material Service Corp.

    April 16, 2014