Mary Charlene Harrell, an Inola, Oklahoma, resident, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Chouteau, Oklahoma, with her daughter at her side. She was 94 years old.

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The new NBC show “Making it” is a crafting competition, but the pilot episode makes it very clear it is not trying to be your regular competition reality show. Sure there’s a cash prize at the end, but they purposely don’t make big deal about it. The contestants win patches, like in some kin…

“Ben” is a happy, good natured 5-year-old male who loves toys and gets along great with everybody. He is already neutered and microchipped, so his adoption fee is only $40. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to play. Every dog adoption comes with a free dog house, as seen in pictu…

Kit and Ryan Kelley had always dreamed of owning their own business. On June 18, they turned that dream into a reality.

Carol’s Place Hair and Nail Salon opened in Claremore in December 2014, and it quickly became the spot.

“Charlie” is an incredibly social and playful 9-month-old bird dog mix. He was found at large in the summer heat and brought in to the shelter by a kind stranger. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to run. Every dog adoption comes with a free dog house, as seen in picture, while s…

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It’s summer. It’s really hot this weekend. Just stay inside. Don’t even work your brain too hard by watching “The Americans”, or whatever the high brow thing of the moment is. What you really need right now are some breezy, easy, quickly forgotten like a summer snow cone, kind of shows.

Most of my summer is spent living vicariously through my adventure-having friends and family. As I sit in my office, my social media feeds are filled with exotic places, delicious foods and memorable adventures.

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The teen years plus summertime usually doesn’t equal hard labor. But for the youth groups of nine local churches, the chance to serve is a luxury worth paying for.

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L.J. Self, 90, is a retired mechanic who likes to stay active, fishing and walking the trails around Claremore Lake. A day pass to fish on Claremore Lake costs $2, annual permits are $10. City of Claremore utility customers are free with a recent utility bill.

Each month, Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO) celebrates the advocacy of one of our CASA volunteers. This month, we celebrate the service David Bridges, a volunteer advocate in Delaware County for over a year.

The Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) is hosting Cherokee Nation citizen, Dr. Melissa Lewis, for a traditional plants class which includes an overview of identifying and gathering plants as well as preparing and processing the plants for teas, syrups, and lip balms.  The class is ess…

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“Rex” is a cuddly 1-year-old boy who is known to get along well with dogs and kids. His previous owners sadly had to release him to the shelter because they were moving. It’s baby season at the shelter, with several kittens in need of a forever home. Adoption fees for kittens are $65 and ful…

“Callie” is a playful 3-year-old girl who loves belly scratchin’s. She was found at large a few weeks ago and was taken in by the shelter. The best guess is that she is some form of terrier mix. To adopt “Callie” or any of her fellow furry friends contact the shelter at 918-341-1260 or visit…

CLAREMORE– Exclusively for the summer, select downtown Claremore stores and businesses will extend business hours into the evenings on Thursdays.

The second annual 4th of July boat parade at Oolagah lake was hosted by Spindrift Sailing Club out of Redbud Marina. Thirteen boats, each with about 4 to 6 people on board , used sails and flags to emblazon the horizon with patriotism. Michael Fawcett, owner of Redbud Marina, called the scen…

The Rogers County Health Department recognizes that the school year has recently ended; however they want to encourage parents to have their children immunized for the 2018-19 school year now to avoid the rush. Parents of kindergartners, seventh graders and students entering college please r…

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Joe and Kelly Pike used to barbecue as a hobby. They would travel hundreds of miles with their two rescue dogs, Hope and Grace, to compete in, and sometimes win, backyard barbecue competitions.

There is a Cherokee legend about two wolves. One good. One bad. And they are in a fight. You probably already know this, but the one that wins in the one you feed. One of my favorite scenes in season two of Marvel’s Luke Cage has a pastor telling this story, foreshadowing what will soon beco…

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The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum will be holding an American Red Cross blood drive, this Saturday July 7 at the museum from 10 am to 4 pm. The Red Cross reports that summer is the slowest time of the year for blood donations making it critical that the blood banks are replenished as…

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The statistic is all too real for families – 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and the number is growing fast. Better understanding of memory loss and care for those faced with the disease was at the heart of the “2018 The Longest Day” event at The Brookfield Assisted…

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Like any normal teenage boy, Braydon Watrous may be nervous about walking the halls of Claremore High School as a freshman in two months, but those nerves fade away while standing on the line as cowboy fast-draw national champion “Wax Killer,” hands itching to grab the pistol at his waist.

“Mia Lee” is a shy but stunning 1-year-old siamese mix. She was found caught in one of the shelter’s humane live traps, likely a stray searching for food. “Mia Lee” needs a quiet, calm home where she can feel safe and cared for. For more information about this beauty or to inquire about othe…

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With the ever-growing emphasis on shopping local and the Claremore City Council’s constant appeal to their love of small business, it appears to be a good time to open your new company in Claremore. However, it’s a goal much easier said than done.

They may be tucked away on the hill, but Rogers State University is at the heart of Claremore.

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This week the Progress held a Facebook contest giving away a gift card to J Farleys—and I decided to see what the fuss was all about.

Netflix’s The Toys that Made Us understands exactly how trivial it’s subject matter might seem, and that's why it so good. It realizes that forty-five minutes about how difficult it has been for Star Trek to sell toys or the cultural influence of Hello Kitty won't be any fun to watch if it t…

With downtown revitalization well under way, it’s no surprise that the Turquoise Couch, one of the newer businesses in town, is already doing well. Amy Canon, primary owner and operator of the Turquoise Couch, worked in non-profit fundraising for most of her adult life.

I love superheros and loved them before it was cool. Before there were billions of dollars into this thing, I waited each afternoon to watch Spider-man, Batman: The Animated Series, and X-man. I got pumped about a weird silver surfer cartoon that got cancelled and when Iron Man came out and …

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Pastor Ryan Honeycutt, 36, moved with his wife, Carolyn, and two children, Caleb and Adeline, from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to Claremore, after receiving his second calling from God.

HAY CAPITOL – Inola has hosted Hay Days every year since 1960, and each year has seen larger crowds and more fun events. This year should be no different.

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Cassidy Bronson, Sequoyah, was announced as a recipient of the 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Continuing Education State Scholarship. Bronson will be a sophomore at Rogers State College.

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“Smokey” is a natural model, striking poses from the moment he was lifted from the cage. He is also a cuddle monster, absolutely purring while being held by the animal control officer. You can adopt this super affectionate two-year-old male or any of his friends at the animal shelter. For mo…

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Promoting a love of literacy and self-confidence in young readers is the goal of the RoCo Readers program.

The newly released first half of the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has it all. Somehow an absurdist comedy about a kidnapping victim living in New York includes a fake Hadid sister, one episode that is literally a faux true crime documentary, a superhero called “The Capist”, and …

Bienvenido a todos los fieles. Los hispanohablantes tienen un lugar para adorar en Claremore.

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The entire Rogers County community is invited to DADfest Community Picnic at First United Methodist Church in Claremore, 1615 N. Highway 88. This grand celebration of dads takes place on Father’s Day, June 17. Festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. and run through 4:00 p.m. All activities are free …

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“Dirk” has all the energy you would expect from a sweet boy just growing out of puppyhood. The 1-year-old’s backstory is unknown other than that he was brought in as a stray found roaming the streets a few months ago. The shelter’s best guess is that “Dirk” is a Shepard Mix. Regardless, his …

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Snow cones and Oklahoma summers just seem to go together. There is no feeling quite so refreshing as sweet flavored ice sliding down your throat when buckets of sweat have been sliding down your back all day.

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