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As winter gives way to spring, Rogers County residents can look forward to the return of longer days, warmer temperatures, and the arrival of hummingbirds to the state.

Oklahoma Kids is seeking talent in Claremore and the surrounding vicinity with hopes for starting a show troupe in this area. Registration will be 1 p.m. with auditions beginning at 2 in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for ages 5-18.

A Rogers County resident was among three U.S. Army veterans recently honored by the Cherokee Nation with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the April Tribal Council meeting. 

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

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As Oklahoma teachers and students return to the classroom this week, Claremore Ministerial Alliance President John Ray reflects on the success of a joint initiative which helped provide free lunches to students who would have otherwise gone without.

This Saturday, doors open at noon on the Rogers County Building on the Claremore Expo grounds for the 2nd Annual Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) Wild Onion Dinner.  RCCA plans to serve food until 3 p.m.

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Visitors to Claremore will get the chance can sip, savor and shop throughout downtown later this month as part of the town’s tastiest event returns for another helping of fun.

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Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) Oowala chapter members will be blowing out the candles and cutting the cake this weekend when the group celebrates its 85th anniversary.

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The Disciples Women group of First Christian Church in Claremore will be hosting an all-church annual garage sale this weekend to help fund the various projects and missions they support.

Bruce Howell started his career in education as an 18-year-old, one-room country school teacher — after one year in college. He retired after serving twice as superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools and dean of the University of Tulsa School of Education.

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What a difference a week makes.

After a week of months-in-the planning renovations, Hammett House Restaurant re-opened its doors on Tuesday, giving a new and improved look to an old favorite.

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

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Rogers State University is currently displaying more than 20 paintings and other works of art by RSU students in the Foundations Gallery in Baird Hall on campus.

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Entering the home of retired math teacher Eva Passmore, a definite motif can be detected. Red,, white and blue are the primary colors and baseball is the theme. She welcomes visitors to her shrine for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Claremore resident, Cherokee Nation citizen and Licensed Practical Nurse Dora Luna is receiving national recognition for her successes in the health care field after participating in Cherokee Nation Career Services’ employment and training programs.

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“Ready Player One” is set in a future where people spend most of their time in a virtual-reality world called OASIS that allows them to play games and have adventures in whatever fictional settings and with whatever fictional characters they choose (provided the filmmakers could get the rights). 

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It was a time of comebacks, callbacks, and coin-operated contestants last week in pop culture.

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Claremore Expo has gone to the dogs, with the Claremore Kennel Club Dog Show ongoing through this Sunday. The AKC-sanctioned dog show began Tuesday and wraps up on Sunday, with more than 1,000 and their owners from across the United States in town for the event. Claremore Expo Center is loca…

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

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Rogers County Democrats this week will be hosting a Tulsa attorney who earlier this month entered the 1st Congressional District race.

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A Rogers County church will be welcoming a professional violinist this Sunday.

Violinist James Ruggles will perform with piano accompaniment at “Ruggles Recital” 2 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church in Claremore.