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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.

Claremore High School National Honor Society continues to make waves through the community, attending the annual State convention at Edison Preparatory School. Claremore was well-represented, taking officers Maxee Alexander, Sierra Thompson, Natalie Evans, Danielle Culp, and Kassidy Hannah; …

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A taskforce that includes Rogers County firefighters was called up to help battle the blazing wildfires ravaging much of western Oklahoma.

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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There’s lots to do at Rogers State University this week with the university hosting a community music festival on Thursday evening and the Hillcat Fun Run, 5K, and 10K on Saturday.

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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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At 5 p.m. Friday the window to file a declaration of candidacy closed in both Rogers County and the state election board.

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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.

Rogers County GOP will host Brian Jackson, candidate for US House of Representatives for Oklahoma's District 2, at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 in the Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady Street in Claremore. 

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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The school shutdown is unintentionally affecting school blood drives across the state. Because schools account for more than 20 percent of blood collections, Oklahoma Blood Institute is working closely with schools to find alternate blood drive locations or to reschedule blood drives. The lo…

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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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As a result of their successful organization of the recent Aero Games Powered by Google STEM competition at Rogers State University, a group of RSU students have been invited to present a workshop at an upcoming technology conference in Arkansas.

Steve Warren is a veteran writer-producer, has national and regional credits in areas of television broadcasting, national cable television and advertising. Those who remember him growing up in the Claremore area and graduating from Claremore High School will also know his passion for Civil …

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CLAREMORE - Bryan Frazier put out a call to all our patrons this afternoon to announce that Claremore Public Schools will be closed April 9th due to the teacher walkout. At this time it will be a day to day decision. Operation Luchbox sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance and Mercy Chefs wil…

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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OKLAHOMA CITY — As chants of “See you Monday!” filled the Capitol rotunda, the head of the state’s largest teacher’s union said educators would keep walking out of classrooms again next week until two demands are met.

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Education is on the mind of most Oklahomans this week. Chancellor Glen Johnson, the chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, said there are a lot of issues not being touted in the news, though.

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While the Oklahoma teacher walkout may be ongoing, private and faith-based schools remain in session, and Stepping Stones is already looking ahead to its summer program, Summer Safari.

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With two plaques, 11 paving stones and one national designation, downtown Claremore will be unveiling what they’ve dubbed the “Historic Walk” this Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. downtown.

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