TUESDAY

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 welcome. Send checks payable to Claremore Civic Band, P.O. Box 1246, Claremore, OK 74018-1246.



WEDNESDAY

Justus-Tiawah School parent-teacher conferences, 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., 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.



THURSDAY

Claremore High School graduation, 7:30 p.m., Lantow Field.



Journalist, author of “Nearly Forgotten” Doug Hicks addresses Friends of the Library, 6:30 p.m., Will Rogers Library, Claremore. More information, 341-1564.



SATURDAY

Chelsea Town Pool opens. Admittance free on opening day.



Chelsea Alumni Association Golf Tournament at Osage Hills Golf Course. Cost $40. Information, 527-6217.



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 rlogan733@aol.com.

SATURDAY CONTINUED

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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Potter benefit at Gunn Barn

Catfish dinner benefitting Denny Potter, Vietnam veteran with terminal cancer in need of medication and transportation, 6 p.m., Curtis Gunn’s Barn Dance, Saturday, June 10. Directions: east on Highway 20 to Justus-Tiawah School, turn left (north) go to second curve, turn right at sign, go one mile to barn. Cost $4, children $2 under 8. Drawings. Information, 341-1028, 230-8716 or 273-1406.



Deadline nears for voter registration

Citizens who want to vote in the upcoming primary party races for County officers and state offices must be registered in the political party of their choiceno later than Wednesday, May 31. If two or more candidates from the same party file for one office, the party nomineeis selected at either the primary or runoff primary election. Generally, only voters registered in the political party can vote to select that party’s nominees. Independents cannot vote for party candidates in primary elections without the party’s permission. Oklahoma has two recognized political parties in 2006: Democrat and Republican.

Applications to register to vote or to change political party affiliation are available, Rogers County Election Board, 216 S. Missouri; post offices; public libraries; state offices providing public assistance; and most political party and candidate campaign offices.



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.



Will Rogers, Wild West segment on TV

A segment filmed in Claremore Oklahoma Horizon, a project of CareerTech of Stillwater, will air May 21-27 on channels available to local programming and cable viewers.

Perry Thoele, senior producer, and a camera crew spent several days in Claremore during and after the Will Rogers International Wild West Expo. Footage was filmed of Expo participants and at the Will Rogers Museum and Oologah Dog Iron Ranch.

An OETA segment on Tulsa channel 11 and Oklahoma City channel 13 will air 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21. It will air 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 on Rogers State University cable channel 19 and local channel 35.

The Claremore special is scheduled to air on RFDTV Thursday, May 25, in the 4:30 p.m. time slot on DirectTV channel 379 and Dish Network Channel 9409. RFDTV is a part of the cable basic package.



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 kids need help with summer 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.



V.F.W. and American Legion host bingo

The V.F.W. and American Legion Posts host bingo throughout the week. Times are 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the American Legion and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the V.F.W. Money raised is used for veterans projects and community programs.



Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to cook and deliver meals. Meals are prepared at the MOW building on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To volunteer for cooking would require about four hours a month, one day a month. Driving will be for one day a week, and depending on the length of the route, should take less than an hour.

Meals on Wheels is an agency of United Way and relies on volunteers and donations. Contact Bonnie Schulze at 341-0848 or leave a message at Meals on Wheels at 342-2006.



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 YR@aol.com 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, www.oklahomabuckskin.org.



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 oologahclassof96@yahoo.com, or call Mandy Burch at 398-6504. Visit the Oologah alumni Web site, www.oologahalumni.com, for updated information and upcoming announcements about reunion events.



‘Animal Friendly’ license plates available

Oklahoma “Animal Friendly” license plates are now available, with tax-deductible proceeds from their purchase going towards the Pet Overpopulation Fund. Information or for an application, visit the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association Web site at www.okvma.org.



Human Resource Directories available

Safenet Services (formerly Rogers County Community Services Center) has Rogers County Human Resource Directories available for purchase. A $15 donation will support programs for victims of domestic violence. Information, call 341-1424.



Neighborhood Watch classes available

Anyone interested in getting your neighborhood involved in a Neighborhood Watch program can contact Officer Burnett at the Claremore Police Department to learn more, 341-1212.



Red Cross babysitting class offered

The American Red Cross will offer a babysitting class to teach youth how to be effective babysitters and deal with emergency situations. Information about enrollment, call 343-1803.





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Moms support group to meet

MOMS Club of Claremore, a support group for stay-at-home moms, will have monthly business meetings at 10:15 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at First Christian Church, located on the corner of 5th and Florence. Information, call Natasha at 341-6181 or e-mail momsclubofclaremore@yahoo.com.



‘Coffee and News’ offered at library

Will Rogers Library is hosting “Coffee and News” from 9:30-11 a.m. each Tuesday. Free coffee, juice and newspapers are provided. Those attending can read the news or watch it on the big screen TV.



RSU opens airwaves to community (first of each month)

RSU Radio continues to open its morning airwaves to community and campus groups interested in promoting their organizations and activities to area listeners. The station welcomes guests to participate in its morning show, “Misti in the Morning,” which airs from 7-9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

To schedule a guest on RSU Radio, call the station at 343-7571 or e-mail ccoomer@rsu.edu or mistiobea@yahoo.com.



DHS needs car seats

The Department of Human Services, which transports children in state custody each week, needs car seats. Civic clubs and service organizations interested in providing car seats can contact Maggie Box at 283-8300.



Foster parents needed

Rogers County Child Welfare is in need of foster parents. Information, call Angie Rogers or Jamie Veysey at 283-8300.



Grandparents support group meets

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., Rogers County Youth Services. Contact Linda Foster, 341-7580 ext. 26.







AREA MEETINGS

FEBRUARY

Claremore Public School Board of Education meets 7 p.m., Monday Feb. 14, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.



MARCH

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., Tuesday, March 8, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Facilities Authority meets 8 a.m., Thursday, March 16, Port Authority offices, Catoosa.



APRIL

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

Claremore Public School Board of Education meets 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.



MAY

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, May 9, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.



JUNE

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, June 13, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Facilities Authority meets 8 a.m., Thursday, June 15, Port Authority offices, Catoosa.



JULY

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, July 11, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.



AUGUST

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, Aug. 8, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.





SEPTEMBER

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, Sept. 12, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.

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



OCTOBER

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, Oct. 10, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.



NOVEMBER

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, Nov. 14, Board Room, 310 N. Weenonah.





DECEMBER

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.