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A husband and wife were traveling through Rogers County when something in their vehicle sparked, causing an electrical fire.

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  • By Janelle Stecklein/ CNHI State Reporter

OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican House and Senate leaders were reeling Saturday after Gov. Mary Fallin unexpectedly vetoed much of their proposed budget and said lawmakers would have to return for yet another special session.

Members of the Omicron Masters group recently met for a Girls Night Out, where they met at Pizza Hut in Claremore.

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Friday evening’s RSU Homecoming Bonfire, Pep Rally and movie on the Westbend Green has been cancelled due to predicted high winds. Forecasted high winds and gusting winds caused potential safety issues with the bonfire, as well as installation of the outdoor projection screen for the movie.

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This week Terry Hefner Jr. was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant for indecent exposure.

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CLAREMORE — In conjunction with homecoming week activities, Rogers State University will be hosting its first reunion of nursing graduates with an open house on Friday afternoon celebrating a new Simulation Lab and tours of the health care education facilities at RSU.

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It's getting dark earlier and temperatures are dropping. Winter weather is just around the corner.

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Dutchman Tree Farms has shipped trees to every state east of the Rocky Mountains. But this year will be the first time they've shipped a 50-foot tree 1,000 miles to Oklahoma.

THURSDAY Nov. 16

Hoovers ‘Have All Mall’ 32nd annual Holiday Open House 5-9 .m. 714 W. Will Rogers Boulevard, Claremore. Special discounts, refreshments, drawings for Hoover Bucks. Information: 918-341-7878.

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Rogers County residents won’t have to follow the Star of Bethlehem to find a babe lying in a manger this Christmas season, as Shepherd’s Cross will be hosting a Living Nativity beginning this December.

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Rotary Club of Claremore member Tad Jones (back, center) helped deliver dictionaries to students at Legacy Christian School last week as part of the Rotary Club’s mission to promote literacy and education.

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David Petty, organizer of the Mickey Perry’s Bucking for Kids / Claremore Extreme Roughstock 2017, donated a portion of the ticket sales to Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO), a CASA agency

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John Ray was in Charleston, S.C. visiting with pastors about their church shooting a year ago when he heard the news of the Texas shooting.

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Main street went red, white, and blue Friday morning, as area residents, students, and locals turned out for the annual Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Claremore. Veterans from the various branches of the military, who served in various wars, conflicts, and in peacetime were honored Friday …

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Hoover’s “Have All Mall’ owner Patty Hoover (center, seated) is helped by four generations as she readies for the annual Holiday Open House this week. 

  • By Janelle Stecklein/ CNHI State Reporter

OKLAHOMA CITY — Panic is mounting as the state budget crisis drags on into its eighth week and cuts to health care, mental health and social services programs are now just days away.

FRIDAY Nov. 10

12th annual Claremore Veterans Day parade and US flag retirement ceremony. Flag ceremony will held at the flag pole at the Claremore Expo Center. The flag ceremony starts at 9 a.m. led by the Claremore High School ROTC unit. Speakers include US Rep. Mark Wayne Mullin, Claremore Mayor Bill Flanagan, Claremore City Manager Jim Thomas, State Rep. Mark Lepak and State Senator, Marty Quinn. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Parade begins at 11:11 a.m. from the Expo center and travels east down Will Rogers Blvd, ending at the First Baptist Church parking lot. Grand Marshals are U.S. Army veterans C.J. Masters of Claremore and Bobby Jones of Broken Arrow. One-hundred units are expected to participate in the parade. Information: 918- 342-5730.

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When it comes to helping non-profits, give where you live.

For residents of Rogers County, there’s certainly no shortage of non-profit and charitable organizations in need — in need of donations, in need of volunteers, in need of you.

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Meet “Buttons,” the featured pet this week at the Claremore Animal Shelter.

The City of Claremore has published an online survey asking citizens to rank future priorities. The survey is part of an on-going effort of the Claremore Dreams 2025 campaign launched in May of this year. 

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The mighty Norse god Thor as played by Chris Hemsworth, has long been a fun presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but his last stand-alone film — “Thor: The Dark World,” aka, the one I’ll never willingly watch again — was arguably, the worst of the franchise, if not of any of the MCU movies.

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