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For more than 100 years, the Rogers County Fair has entertained, amazed, and delighted adult fair-goers and children of all ages with its rides, competitions, animals and events.

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The Claremore FFA officer team recently had the chance to help showcase some of the notable students, livestock and projects in Rogers County at the annual Rogers County Fair Media Day. 

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They’ve performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Louisiana Hayride and the Ozark Jubilee, but this Friday, Will Clark and his band will be bringing their unique style of classic country music to Rogers County with a performance at the Claremore Senior Citizens Center.

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The month of August is bringing with it changes at Safenet Services, as Safenet Executive Director Donna Grabow recently made three significant changes in staff to help promote growth for the local nonprofit. 

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

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It was an historic day Nov. 4, 1938 when the Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened. Will Rogers' widow and their children were on hand for the ceremony. That day and in the following years the family donated many of Will's personal belongings, art and artifacts. It is also the repository for his writings and manuscripts.

  • Tom Fink

One of the great things about working for the Progress is getting to tell stories for a living.

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The giant Slip ‘N Slide at this Tuesday’s West Bend on the Green Block Party may be one way for people to keep cool, but attendees can also look forward to hearing some cool music from local artists. 

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Dr. Ted Estes of Lifechanger Church in Claremore will be leading a team to Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire) West Africa for an International Youth Conference this month. 

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Say “Hello” to “Toby,” this week’s featured pet at the Claremore Animal Shelter. 

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Members of the Oowala OHCE group recently presented Oowala OHCE member Katie Trout (left) with her 40-year membership pin.

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I grew up in the 1970s, in an age before Twitter, Facebook, cell phones and their endless apps, and the Internet —  so long ago, in fact, it was even before AOL existed, so we’re talking the darkest of dark ages here.

  • Larry Larkin

Growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s certainly was different from today’s times.   Now for the better or the worst, make your own decision, I think we can all agree it was a different period.

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Since 2007, local bike enthusiasts have been enjoyed Claremore’s scenic countryside, lake and various roadside attractions from the seat of their bicycle whilst participating in one of the area’s traditional recreations — Dickens of a Ride.

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Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma, a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) agency hopes that local golfers will step up as “superheroes” to help abused and neglected children in foster care by participating in a night golf fundraiser in Claremore.

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Instead of having people raise their voices to sing another verse of “Happy Birthday” to her this year, for her birthday, Claremore woman Sue B. Payne instead wants them to raise their voices on behalf of others — to be the voice of the veterans in need.

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

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While “throwing shade” may be a fast-fading euphemism of modern slang, Claremore Animal Shelter Director Jean Hurst reminded all pet-owners that shade is a critical component of helping your outdoor pet survive the brutal summer months.

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  • Tom Fink

While the extreme summer heat may have discouraged people and animals alike from spending time outside, the high temperatures have done little to dissuade insects from their appointed rounds of eating plants, stinging unfortunate victims and otherwise being a nuisance to garden-owners and non-garden owners alike.

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  • BY CYDNEY BARON cbaron@claremoreprogress.com­

Claremore's Grayson Culbreth is the nicest beast you'll ever meet.

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While Rogers County residents may be familiar with the various political party groups that exist within the county, a fledgling political group is hoping to make inroads into Claremore — the Northeast Oklahoma Libertarian Party.

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In “Dunkirk,” writer/director/auteur Christopher Nolan, most famous for his Batman trilogy but even better at mind-benders like "Memento" and "Inception," applies his cerebral skillset to another familiar genre: the World War II movie.

Hard rock super-group, England’s Bad Company, will perform their legendary hits to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa on Oct. 26.

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