Rogers County Builders Association General Membership Meeting, noon, Hammett House Restaurant. Board meeting at 11.

Rogers County Historical Society, 7 p.m, Will Rogers Hotel, second floor. Frank Robson will speak about new Performing Arts Center. Refreshments served. Open to the public.

Claremore High School “powder puff” football game, 7 p.m., Lantow Field. Cost $2. Presented by CHS Student Council. Open to the public.


Rehearsals for the Claremore Union Pacific Railroad Experimental Watermelon Band begin in the Claremore Community Center gym, 2301 North Sioux. Practices 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday from May 23 through July 25.

Concerts at the G. Waide Sibley Memorial Gazebo at 7:30 p.m. June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 27. The Claremore Civic Band is open to the public. Donations are welcome. Send checks payable to Claremore Civic Band, P.O. Box 1246, Claremore, OK 74018-1246.


Justus-Tiawah School parent-teacher conferences, Wednesday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Call for appointment: South Campus, 341-1252 or North Campus, 341-3626.

Retirement reception for Justus-Tiawah teacher Linda Woldridge, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, North Campus cafeteria. Information, 341-3626.

Reception for Regent Julie Carson, appointed to Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rogers State University, third floor of the Stratton Taylor Library. A special program will be at 5:30 p.m. Open to the public.

60th annual Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, Wednesday through Saturday, with hall of Fame announcer Clem McSpadden assisted by Scott Grover: Barrel racing, calf roping, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Events start as early as May 19 with the Boots and BBQ cookoff, Women’s Professional Barrel Racing Futurity and entertainment featuring Rodney Hayes “The Texas Kid.” Information and tickets 341-8688 or 584-2000.


The Chelsea Town Pool will open Saturday, May 27. Admittance is free on opening day.

Annual Talala Spring Festival. Festivities include a tractor pull, parade, live entertainment by the Whitaker Sisters, and children’s activities with Safari Joe. Street dance featuring Mike Warehime, 7:30 p.m.. Regina Logan at 275-4380 or e-mail

Tiawah Homecoming, noon. Live music will be Sharon McElwain, Judi Calvert, Lois Wenzel, and Trecia Bickford. Prizes will be given for oldest teacher present, oldest student present, and person(s) coming from the furthest distance. Bring favorite dish to the Tiawah School Gymnasium. Information, call 694-2849.

Chelsea Public Schools Class of 1976 is looking for classmates: Lisa Bolduff Silvey, Rodney Woodruff, Roger Parks, Johnnie Daniel, Linda Scott, Edwin Haines, Viena Williams and Norma Farr. 30-year reunion, noon, American Legion. Information, Mike Elleck, 789-5599, or DeAnn Ward Moore, 789-3629.

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Memorial Day preparations continue

The public can decorate graves at Woodlawn Cemetery for Memorial Day Weekend. All decorations on the face of the grave must be removed by Sunday, June 4 to allow cemetery staff to continue mowing and regular maintenance. The American Legion provides flags and crosses for all veterans.

Willhoite family to reunite

The 30th Annual Willhoite Family Reunion will be Monday, May 29 at New Hope Church of God, 1904 N. Sioux. Bring a covered dish and family photos to share. Information, Donald Willhoite, 341-2162, or Edwin Doty, 341-2922.

Dog Tag month in Chelsea

May is Dog Tag Month in Chelsea. Residents who own dogs in the city limits must obtain a dog tag from the city. Cost is $5 for dogs which have been spayed or neutered, and $10 for those who have not. The city will impose a $244 fine for dogs not registered. Information, call 789-2557.

Women’s Resource Fair coming in June

Women’s Resource Fair, Thursday, June 1, Claremore Expo Center 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics: Adult Basic Education/GED, College/Career Tech, Financial Aid, Finances/Budgeting, Housing, Family Support, Childcare, Self-Esteem, Time Management, Study Skills, Career Exploration, Transportation. Information, 918-343-7783

CASA needs help with programs

Tri-County CASA needs your help this summer. Several area foster children wish to participate in extracurricular activities such as football, cheerleading, soccer, and other activities, but cannot participate due to limited financial resources. If you can help fund all or a part of a child’s summer activities, call Angela Henderson, CASA Program Director at 343-1515.

Rec Center offers swim lessons

Claremore Super Recreation Center offering signups for Summer Swim Lessons. Singup in person. Cost $25 per child per one-week session. Lessons start June 5.

Classes offered through second week in August. Class sizes limited. Information, 341-4516.

CHS Class of 81 plans reunion

Claremore High School Class of 1981 has started preparing for its 25th reunion on the weekend of Oct. 6. Classmates are encouraged to e-mail CHS198125 for information and upcoming event schedules.

OBHA Open Show slated

The Oklahoma Buckskin Horse Association Open Shows will be June 3-4 and Sept. 23-24 at Claremore Expo Center. Shows begin at 8 a.m. Information,

CHS Class of 1961 seeking classmates

The Claremore High School Class of 1961 is trying to locate the following classmates: Darrel Cranor, A.C. Collier, Jim Blanton, Danny Fox, Ronald Gustafson, Marlise Litchenberg Harlow, Mary Ann Ignacio, Frank Johnson, Mary Riley Karr, Pat Kizer Popp, Marion Ritchie Nickles, Joan Carpenter Povich, Judy Smith, Betty Mayes Stover, Mary Ellick Thomas, Sue Tims, Barbara Tolbert, Larry Walker, Mickey Walker, Phillip Webster, Paul Wilde, Larry Wilder, Betty Litchenberg Zappone, Mike Payton, Sharon Bagley, Jim Marshall, Frankie Brown, Larry Hilbert, Lois Dixon and Cherry Cloud. Contact Shirley Sumter Akin at 341-4981 or Sue Jenkins Johnson at 341-7777.

OHS Class of 1996 seeking classmates

Oologah High School Class of 1996 is looking for classmates. Send contact information to, or call Mandy Burch at 398-6504. Visit the Oologah alumni Web site,, for updated information and upcoming announcements about reunion events.


Rogers County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. evert Monday except holidays, Courthouse, 215 S. Missouri. Tuesday meetings replace Monday holidays.

Claremore Public School Board of Education meets 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Facilities Authority meets 8 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, Port Authority offices, Catoosa.