Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

January 8, 2013

Deal named interim emergency director

CLAREMORE — Oologah-Talala Emergency Medical Services Director Kelly Deal was named Rogers County’s interim Emergency Management Director Monday by the Rogers County Commissioners.

Deal volunteered to help the county until a permanent replacement for former director Bob Anderson could be found.
The commissioners approved Deal for one week, giving him full access to  county equipment and supplies. Last week, Anderson was terminated by commissioners. No cause was cited by commissioners, who voted unanimously to fire Anderson.
Commissioner Kirt Thacker brought forward the item under new business, as it was not listed on the meeting’s agenda.
“Factually, it is my understanding that Friday a proposal was made after the agenda was posted,” said Assistant District Attorney David Iski.
The item would qualify as new business, Iski added.
“What I propose is that we install him as interim director for one week,” Thacker said.
Deal presented credentials to the board as part of the process.
“Are you willing to take the position for the first week anyway?” asked Thacker.
Deal agreed that he would be serving as a volunteer during his own time.
“He will have full access to the office,” said Thacker. 
Deal has been working with OTEMS for a number of years, and has a working relationship with Rogers County.
Thacker outlined the need to fill the position to insure preparedness in case of an emergency situation.
In light of the board’s decision, area resident Janet Gray came forward during the meeting to speak to the board about the termination of Anderson.
“I would like the reconsideration, reinstatement of his job,” Gray said. “Bob has done and excellent job and has protected Rogers County Citizens.”
Gray’s response is similar to the numerous comments that have been posted on social media websites during the past week.
The position is scheduled to be formally posted Monday one week after the termination of Anderson.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • 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