Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

January 16, 2013

Rogers County Drug Court impacts recovery

CLAREMORE — Every other Friday afternoon, the Drug Court Docket consists of individuals trying to make a life change.

Judge Sheila Condren listens to each individual guiding his-or-her recovery through her rulings.
The dockets, which seems to be normal court procedure to the casual observer, are proving to be anything but.
Condren has reached drug offenders on a different level and seeing success in the process.
Drug Court does not normally take first time offender,s and is governed by state statutes, but the program is giving many a second chance.
There are strict limits on the ability of the court to work with first time offenders.
The following quotes and comments were made by actual participants in the program during a recent court hearing. No names have been provided to protect their identity.
Story after story, the participants or clients report their progress to Condren at the mandatory court hearing.
The program is very structure, according to Condren.
The requirements for participants are much more demanding then just serving time with the Department of Corrections.
The Drug Court Program is rehabilitating drug offenders, but most importantly as demonstrated in one afternoon, it is changing lives.
Each participant takes a few minutes before the judge to report his or her progress.
Story after story unfolds as the participants talk about how the problems in life impact drug addiction and recovery.
“I have never been put on my feet just to have someone else knock them out from beneath me,” one man said as he revealed that he likely would be sentence to prison by another county.
The man has been working in the Rogers County Drug Court system and with the jail ministry.
He reports that he is 519 days sober, yet on going legal battles in another court may put an end to his recovery. 

Text Only
Top Stories
  • Linda Bradshaw.jpeg Tulsa businesswoman named Will Rogers Memorial Commissioner

    Linda Bradshaw, Tulsa businesswoman, member of the first class of Will Rogers Ropers (docents) and leader of The Event 2013, which raised $226,000 to help support Will Rogers Memorial Museums, is the newest member of the Memorial Commissioner.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kristy Hancock.tif RCB Bank auditor earns CIA Certification

    Kristy Hancock recently passed the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam and received her CIA Certification.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

    July 31, 2014

  • New Programs hosted in Foyil

    The Foyil Community Organization was launched in January with the purpose of providing residents with community events.

    July 30, 2014

  • Gutierrez awarded Health Foundation scholarship

    Evelyn Gutierrez of Claremore was recently awarded a scholarship from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in primary health care.

    July 30, 2014

  • Medical marijuana petition signing up thousands of new voters

    Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting.
    Oklahomans for Health is spearheading a ballot drive to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The group has collected about 100,000 of the 156,000 signatures of registered voters it needs to get the issue on the ballot, according to its chairman, Chip Paul.

    July 30, 2014

  • City open records dispute continues

    The city of Claremore will pay $41,324.25 in attorney fees to the Vinita law firm who challenged their compliance with the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

     

    July 29, 2014

  • 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