TUESDAY

Chelsea Cub Scouts Pack 97 sign-ups for boys in grades first through fifth or ages 7 to 10, and grades sixth though eighth or ages 11 to 14, at Chelsea American Legion on Seventh Street.

College Hill Toastmasters, 7-8:15 p.m., Rogers State University Stratton Taylor  Library Room 301. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Information, Lynn Wilson, 343-7622, or lwilson@rsu.edu.



WEDNESDAY

Claremore High School Boy’s Basketball Booster Club, 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. More information, call 341-7185.

October Grand Adventures luncheon 11:30 a.m., St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1304 N. Dorothy. Presentation about issues concerning the “50 and better” citizens by Senator Stratton Taylor. Call Don Freed, 477-3337 for reservations. Luncheon cost $7.

Monthly dinner at the Foyil United Methodist Women, serving chicken or meatloaf, vegetables of choice, starting 11 a.m., 4th and Oak Street.

Three days left to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election. Election Board office, 216 S. Missouri, open until 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Perspective voters should be United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 13 in order to be eligible.



THURSDAY

Rogers County Real Estate Association, 8:30 a.m., Eggbert’s. Speaker will be City Manager, Troy Powell.

AARP #3521 11:15 a.m., American Legion. Speaker Margaret Snow, a professional custom drapery designer employed by JC Penney. Cost $6 for lunch (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and salad). RSVP to Loretta Genn at 341-7099.

County and state political candidates speak to the public during a Chamber forum, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 12, Rogers State University auditorium.

Rogers County Genealogical Society 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Claremore. Will Rogers Library Director Fernando Esta will be guest speaker. Public invited.

The Clothes Closet, 100 West Fourth, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items $2 or less. Proceeds go back to the Clothes Closet to cover expenses. Coats and clothing available. Children from Project CEEP run the Clothes Closet by washing, hanging and organizing donations. It is funded by a grant from the Claremore Public Schools Foundation.

Rogers County Cherokee Association monthly, 7 p.m. Rogers County Building, on Claremore Expo Center grounds. Open to the public. Information, Curtis Rohr, 343-4689, clrfnr58@att.net or www.rogerscca.org.



FRIDAY

United Way Fall Fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Expo Center. KOTV's Six in the Morning co-host LeAnne Taylor will be the celebrity emcee. Tickets $15 each. Contact Barbara Ingram, 341-7108 or Connie Jesina, 341-4755.

Last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 elections including the Northwest Rogers county and Verdigris Fire Protection Districts elections. Election Board open until 10 p.m. at 216 S. Missouri. Questions, Election Board, 341-2965.



SATURDAY

Catoosa’s 16th Annual Fall Festival. Cherokee Street from Muskogee Street to Antry Drive will be closed through Sunday for the free festival featuring running antique gas engines, scale model engines, working displays and a blacksmith demonstration among other things. Sponsored by the Catoosa City Council at the Gazebo on Historic Route 66.

Benefit for Barbara Reed, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Family Worship Center in Catoosa. Entertainment, auction, jupiter jump for kids, and more will benefit Reed, former employee of Place of Grace Bok Store in Ne-Mar. More information or to make donation, call 527-9588.

Open house and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon in celebration of Fire Prevention Week, Verdigris Fire Department. Cost $5 adults, $2.50 children 4-10, and free for children 3 and younger. As a fundraiser for the Department, a cookbook has been printed. Sales begin.

Garage sale benefiting United Way sponsored by the County Clerk’s Office, 7 a.m. to noon, Walnut Park Softball Field, north of Blue Starr on Jay Street. Donations accepted. A tax receipt can be provided. Call 341-8360 to donate.



More Happenings ...



Library to host basic computer classes for senior citizens

The Will Rogers Library will be hosting a four-week course on basic computer skills at the Northeast Area Technology Center.

Classes to be taught will be “Really Basic Computer Class,” (Monday, Oct. 16), “Internet,” (Monday, Oct. 23), “Microsoft Word,” (Monday, Oct. 30), and “E-Mail,” (Monday, Nov. 6). All classes are 9:30-11 a.m.

Classes are free but sign up is required by calling 341-1564 or visiting the Will Rogers Library at 1515 North Florence in Claremore.



Parent-teacher conferences at Claremore Elementary Schools and junior high are 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 and 8-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Contact schools to set up conference times.



Claremore Band Boosters meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, high school band room, Performing Arts Center.



Sample ballots available

Want to know what’s on the Nov. 7 ballot? The County Election Board office now has sample ballots available. Terri Thomas, secretary of the Board, said the ballots can be picked up at the office, 216 S. Missouri, during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Coat drive in Chelsea

Lions Club of Chelsea will have a coat drive through the month of October. Gently used coats can be dropped off at Chelsea Reporter, Bank of Commerce, First National Bank of Chelsea and County Building Center of Chelsea.



Cleanup day in the city

Care More for Claremore day will be Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Expo Center parking lot. Activities include a bulk and brush drop-off event, a roadside trash pick-up, and some planting projects. All Claremore utility account holders can dispose of household trash (including brush) disposal at no extra charge. Dumping will be self-service.

To volunteer, contact the City Hall, 341-8842.

An additional event will be available to deal with hazardous waste on Oct. 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Tulsa at 21st St and Yale (Driller Stadium parking lot), at no charge.

Free bulk trash drop off is available at all times at the Sanitation yard, 512 1/2 N. Owalla, (across from Stillwater Milling) at no extra charge.

Curbside pickup is available for a fee.

Information, call 341-8842.



Diabetes class forming

An evening diabetes class at Rogers County Health Department is forming. Class time is 6-8 p.m. Those interested should call Fran Hrdlicka at 341-3166 or leave a message. She will return calls with final details of enrollment.



Shepherd’s Pumpkin Festival slated

Shepherd’s Pumpkin Festival will be held Oct. 9-30, from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Activities include a hay maze, scarecrow making, hands on learning station, story time, hay rides, petting zoo and pumpkin stroll. Fresh produce and fall decorations, as well as pumpkins, will be available for purchase.

Shepherd’s Cross is located three north of Claremore on Highway 66, then 2 1/2 miles east on Akin Road (EW 450).

Group tour packages are available any time of day, with advance registration. For more information, call 342-2520 or visit www.shepherdscross.com.

 

Will Rogers Day parade entries wanted

Entries are being accepted for the annual Will Rogers Days Parade. Sponsored by Claremore Reveille Rotary Club, “Will Rogers and the American Spirit” parade will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

Nov. 4 is the 127th anniversary of Will Rogers birth in Oologah, Indian Territory.

Entry categories are floats, marching bands, drill teams-scout groups, car clubs, antique cars and individual cars, equestrian riders and riding groups, political and special entries such as royalty, organizations and celebrities. To obtain an entry form call 918-341-1932 or visit www.willrogers.com/parade-form/html. Deadline for entries is Oct. 17.



Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces funding is available under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Rogers County for the 2007 fiscal year. EQIP program is used for Cost Share assitance to apply conservation practices. Sign up is ongoing through Nov. 1, 2006. More information, call 31-0536.



Library conducting survey

The Will Rogers Library is conducting a survey for public input on the types of programs wanted by the community. Surveys can be picked up at the circulation desk of the library at 1515 N. Florence in Claremore. Information, 341-1564.



Will Rogers Days schedule now available

Organizers for this year’s Will Rogers Days, annual events celebrating the birth of Rogers on Nov. 4, 1879, in Oologah, Indian Territory, have released the schedule of events.

• Wednesday, Nov. 1

6-7 p.m.: Will Rogers Rotary Tulsa Gala, presentation of Will Rogers Spirit

Award, Greenwood Cultural Center, Will Rogers Interpreter Doug Watson on

program. (For ticket information call 918-688-2319.)

• Friday, Nov. 3

10 a.m.: Oologah Will Rogers Ranch, birthplace, birthday party hosted by

Will Rogers Museums and Oologah Chamber of Commerce, birthday cake,

children’s music presentation and Wild West Show exhibition

2 p.m.: Claremore Will Rogers Museum, Cherokee Indian Women’s Pocahontas

Club, wreath laying and memorial tribute

• Saturday, Nov. 4

2 p.m. Will Rogers Days Parade down Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore with

floats, marching bands, drill teams, youth and adult clubs and groups, car

clubs (antique cars, clubs and individual cars), equestrian groups,

political and special entries

Information, call Will Rogers Museum, 918-341-0719.

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