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January 1, 2014

County conflict top story of 2013



Burrage will not seek re-election, Quinn to run for Senate
Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage announced in November that he has decided not to seek another term in the Oklahoma State Senate. Although, Burrage would not have been term-limited until 2018, he said it was time to refocus his attention on his family and his legal career.
Days later, Rep. Marty Quinn announced he will run for the senate seat vacated by Burrage. Claremore City Councilor Mark Lepak also announced he will seek Quinn’s seat in the legislature.
County voters approve One-Cent Sales tax twice
The Rogers County Commissioners asked voters to renew a One-Cent Sales tax for roads and bridges. In May, voters overwhelmingly  approved the tax. Days later, it was discovered public notice of the election was not properly published, causing commissioners to nullify the election results.
Commissioners slated a new election in August. Voters approved the tax renewal, with 1/8 of the cent going to pay a $32.5 million judgment to Material Services Inc. The second election cost more than $25,000.
Rogers County officials move into new courthouse
In April, Rogers County officials began moving into the new courthouse. County officials moved from the old courthouse to the new during the last half of the month.
Taylor, Gordon inducted to Claremore Wall of Fame
In September, Stratton Taylor and Elizabeth Gordon inducted into the Claremore Wall of Fame at the J.M. David Arms and Historical Museum.
Claremore’s Patti Page dies
Grammy award winner, musical icon, and Claremore native Patti Page  passed away on Jan. 1 in Encinitas, Calif. at the age of 85. In 2010, Page was among those paid tribute with her inclusion on the inaugural “Claremore Wall of Fame” at the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore.
Aills named RSU-TV general manager, AD Bradley leaves for Memphis

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  • Claremore sisters featured on talk show

    During their recent trip to Los Angeles, Claremore sisters Lindsey and Whitney Martin made the most of their time in the city of angels, spending time with family, visiting several beaches, restaurants and Hollywood attractions.

    July 29, 2014 1 Link

  • Elementary students learn to bid at Zebra Stripes auction

    Claremore elementary students in the Zebra Stripes summer care program participated in a student-friendly auction Friday at Roosa Elementary. The auction was presented by Daneen Shepherd, realtor/broker and auctioneer of Tulsa, who taught the children how to bid on items efficiently and effectively.

    July 29, 2014 1 Link

  • Treasurer issues tax warrants

    For the first time, tax warrants are being issued in Rogers County to collect unpaid personal property taxes.
    This week, some local business owners should expect to be served by the Rogers County Sheriff’s office.
    Personal tax warrants have been issued to three local companies, who owe a total of approximately $38,000 in past due taxes.

    July 29, 2014

  • No evidence or human remains found

    Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies and assisting agencies vacated a Tiawah property Friday, after no evidence or human remains were found in connection to the disappearance of a local resident that went missing in 1996.

    July 27, 2014

  • RCLC launches letter campaign

    The Rogers County Literacy Council, RCLC, is launching their annual letter writing campaign.
     A United Way Organization, the council is asking for community support to help promote literacy in the English language.

    July 27, 2014

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Inequality crisis shot with factual problems, hypocrisy

    President Obama, various media and political liberals say inequality, of all things, is the defining issue of our times. Yet this message is delivered by multimillionaires and a president who jets from tee time to stump speech on the taxpayer's dime.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers.

    July 25, 2014

  • Local churches impact poverty

    Claremore First Christian Church, First United Methodist and the Pastoral Alliance are combining efforts to host a 16-week program, “Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World,” based off of the national program — “bridges out of poverty.”

    July 25, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until August

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until August 19-21, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    July 25, 2014

  • Former Sheriff’s deputy arrested

    The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office arrested ex-deputy Brian Kindle Wednesday after receiving multiple reports concerning his safety.

    July 25, 2014