Pelivan Transit closed for Columbus Day Holiday. Business resumes Tuesday.
Chelsea Cub Scouts Pack 97 sign-ups for boys in grades first through fifth or ages 7 to 10, and grades sixth though eighth or ages 11 to 14, Chelsea American Legion, 7th Street. Scouts will paint gazebo at Wood Manor Nursing Home’s Alzheimer’s Unit the second Saturday in October.
Claremore Band Boosters,
7 p.m., high school band room.
October Grand Adventures luncheon 11:30 a.m., St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1304 N. Dorothy. Presentation about issues concerning the “50 and better” citizens by Senator Stratton Taylor. Call Don Freed, 477-3337 for reservations. Luncheon cost $7.
Monthly dinner at the Foyil United Methodist Women, serving chicken or meatloaf, vegetables of choice, starting 11 a.m., 4th and Oak Street.
Three days left to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election. Election Board office, 216 S. Missouri, open until 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Perspective voters should be United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 13 in order to be eligible.
AARP #3521 11:15 a.m., American Legion. Speaker Margaret Snow, a professional custom drapery designer employed by JC Penney. Cost $6 for lunch (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn and salad). RSVP to Loretta Genn at 341-7099.
Chamber political forum, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 12, Rogers State University auditorium. Hear county, state candidates.
Rogers County Genealogical Society, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Claremore. Will Rogers Library Director Fernando Esta will be guest speaker. Public invited.
The Clothes Closet, 100 West Fourth, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All items $2 or less. Proceeds go back to the Clothes Closet to cover expenses. Coats and clothing available. Children from Project CEEP run the Clothes Closet by washing, hanging and organizing donations. It is funded by a grant from the Claremore Public Schools Foundation.
Rogers County Cherokee Association monthly meet, 7 p.m. Rogers County Building, on Claremore Expo Center grounds. Open to the public. Information, Curtis Rohr, 343-4689, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rogerscca.org.
United Way Fall Fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Expo Center. KOTV's Six in the Morning co-host LeAnne Taylor will be the celebrity emcee. Tickets $15 each. Contact Barbara Ingram, 341-7108 or Connie Jesina, 341-4755.
Friday, Oct. 13, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 7 General, Northwest Rogers county and Verdigris Fire Protection Districts elections.
Last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election. Election Board open until 10 p.m. at 216 S. Missouri. Questions, Election Board, 341-2965.
Catoosa’s 16th Annual Fall Festival. Cherokee Street from Muskogee Street to Antry Drive will be closed through Sunday for the free festival featuring running antique gas engines, scale model engines, working displays and a blacksmith demonstration among other things. Sponsored by the Catoosa City Council at the Gazebo on Historic Route 66.
A benefit for Barbara Reed begins 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Family Worship Center in Catoosa. Entertainment, auction, jupiter jump for kids, and more will benefit Reed, former employee of Place of Grace Bok Store in Ne-Mar. More information or to make donation, call 527-9588.
Open house and all-you-can-eeat pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to noon in celebration of Fire Prevention Week, Verdigris Fire Department. Cost $5 adults, $2.50 children 4-10, and free for children 3 and younger. As a fundraiser for the Department, a cookbook has been printed. Sales begin.
Garage sale benefiting United Way sponsored by the County Clerk’s Office, 7 a.m. to noon, Walnut Park Softball Field, north of Blue Starr on Jay Street. Donations accepted. A tax receipt can be provided. Call 341-8360 to donate.
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Library hosts basic computer classes for senior citizens
The Will Rogers Library will be hosting a four-week course on basic computer skills at the Northeast Area Technology Center.
Classes to be taught will be “Really Basic Computer Class,” (Monday, Oct. 16), “Internet,” (Monday, Oct. 23), “Microsoft Word,” (Monday, Oct. 30), and “E-Mail,” (Monday, Nov. 6). All classes are 9:30-11 a.m.
Classes are free but sign up is required by calling 341-1564 or visiting the Will Rogers Library at 1515 North Florence in Claremore.
Sample ballots available
Want to know what’s on the Nov. 7 ballot? The County Election Board office now has sample ballots available. Terri Thomas, secretary of the Board, said the ballots can be picked up at the office, 216 S. Missouri, during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coat drive in Chelsea
Lions Club of Chelsea will have a coat drive through the month of October. Gently used coats can be dropped off at Chelsea Reporter, Bank of Commerce, First National Bank of Chelsea and County Building Center of Chelsea.
Cleanup day in the city
Care More for Claremore day will be Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Expo Center parking lot. Activities include a bulk and brush drop-off event, a roadside trash pick-up, and some planting projects. All Claremore utility account holders can dispose of household trash (including brush) disposal at no extra charge. Dumping will be self-service.
To volunteer, contact the City Hall, 341-8842.
An additional event will be available to deal with hazardous waste on Oct. 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Tulsa at 21st St and Yale (Driller Stadium parking lot), at no charge.
Free bulk trash drop off is available at all times at the Sanitation yard, 512 1/2 N. Owalla, (across from Stillwater Milling) at no extra charge.
Curbside pickup is available for a fee.
Information, call 341-8842.
Diabetes class forming
An evening diabetes class at Rogers County Health Department is forming. Class time is 6-8 p.m. Those interested should call Fran Hrdlicka at 341-3166 or leave a message. She will return calls with final details of enrollment.
Shepherd’s Pumpkin Festival slated
Shepherd’s Pumpkin Festival will be held Oct. 9-30, from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Activities include a hay maze, scarecrow making, hands on learning station, story time, hay rides, petting zoo and pumpkin stroll. Fresh produce and fall decorations, as well as pumpkins, will be available for purchase.
Shepherd’s Cross is located three north of Claremore on Highway 66, then 2 1/2 miles east on Akin Road (EW 450).
Group tour packages are available any time of day, with advance registration. For more information, call 342-2520 or visit www.shepherdscross.com.
Will Rogers Day parade entries wanted
Entries are being accepted for the annual Will Rogers Days Parade. Sponsored by Claremore Reveille Rotary Club, “Will Rogers and the American Spirit” parade will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.
Nov. 4 is the 127th anniversary of Will Rogers birth in Oologah, Indian Territory.
Entry categories are floats, marching bands, drill teams-scout groups, car clubs, antique cars and individual cars, equestrian riders and riding groups, political and special entries such as royalty, organizations and celebrities. To obtain an entry form call 918-341-1932 or visit www.willrogers.com/parade-form/html. Deadline for entries is Oct. 17.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces funding is available under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Rogers County for the 2007 fiscal year. EQIP program is used for Cost Share assitance to apply conservation practices. Sign up is ongoing through Nov. 1, 2006. More information, call 31-0536.
Library conducting survey
The Will Rogers Library is conducting a survey for public input on the types of programs wanted by the community. Surveys can be picked up at the circulation desk of the library at 1515 N. Florence in Claremore. Information, 341-1564.
Will Rogers Days schedule now available
Organizers for this year’s Will Rogers Days, annual events celebrating the birth of Rogers on Nov. 4, 1879, in Oologah, Indian Territory, have released the schedule of events.
• Wednesday, Nov. 1
6-7 p.m.: Will Rogers Rotary Tulsa Gala, presentation of Will Rogers Spirit
Award, Greenwood Cultural Center, Will Rogers Interpreter Doug Watson on
program. (For ticket information call 918-688-2319.)
• Friday, Nov. 3
10 a.m.: Oologah Will Rogers Ranch, birthplace, birthday party hosted by
Will Rogers Museums and Oologah Chamber of Commerce, birthday cake,
children’s music presentation and Wild West Show exhibition
2 p.m.: Claremore Will Rogers Museum, Cherokee Indian Women’s Pocahontas
Club, wreath laying and memorial tribute
• Saturday, Nov. 4
2 p.m. Will Rogers Days Parade down Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore with
floats, marching bands, drill teams, youth and adult clubs and groups, car
clubs (antique cars, clubs and individual cars), equestrian groups,
political and special entries
Information, call Will Rogers Museum, 918-341-0719.
Proctor benefit account established
A benefit account has been established at 1st Bank, Claremore, for Mark and Lisa Proctor. Donations can be made to the account by designating deposits in their name. Mark was injured in a motorcycle wreck in early June and has not been able to return to work due to his medical needs. The couple have four children who attend Claremore Schools. Information, call Candice Hopkins, 282-8174 or the Proctors at 341-5481.
Reads Together has Web site
“Claremore Reads Together” will be hosting a series of community events in the month of September, pertaining to their current novel, “Fahrenheit 451.” To learn more, visit www.claremorereads.com.
S.C.A.R.S. accepts applications for sale booths
S.C.A.R.S. (formerly the Rogers County Humane Society) will host its Fall Garage Sale Nov. 10-11 at Claremore Expo Center. Applications for booths are available at the Humane Society Thrift Store or Contemporary Pet Spa. Cost is $25 per booth.
Senior Companion volunteers needed
The Senior Companion Program offers free assistance to those 60 and older. Senior Companions can help with shopping, respite care, companionship and other services. Applications are being accepted for volunteers. Volunteers must be over age 60. For more information, call Celene Windle at the Rogers County Health Department, 341-3166.
Auto show with NASCAR features
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., the annual MidAmerica EXPO Classic Auto Show will take place at the Expo site on south Pryor, Highway 69. MidAmerica Industrial Park has signed a contract with PureFirePro of Oklahoma City to bring in three NASCAR racecars. The first car is #8, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s car that he raced at Phoenix and Rockingham in 2002. Second, is #24 Jeff Gordon’s car that he raced at Daytona and Talladega in 2002. Third, but not least, is #17 Matt Kenseth’s car that was a backup car and never hit the track. All three have the original engines and are race track ready. Information, Gary or Connie Musgrave, 918-825-5716.
Tuesday Tea benefits Belvidere
Belvidere Tuesday Tea benefits the Belvidere Mansion, a project of the Rogers County Historical Society. Each Tuesday, the Belvidere is open for lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Groups welcome. Reservations, 342-1127.
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.
Inter-tribal Indian Association activities
Members of the Intertribal Indian Association are seeking participants to organize: a local drum group, sweat lodge, language (preservation) classes, rides to pow-wows and stomp dances in the Claremore and surrounding areas. More information, call 341-7481.
V.F.W. and American Legion host bingo
V.F.W. and American Legion Posts bingo throughout the week, 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the American Legion and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the V.F.W. Money raised is used for veterans projects and community programs.
Parent-teacher conference Oct. 18, no school, Claremore Junior High and Elementary students ONLY.
Fall Break, Oct. 19-20, Claremore Schools.
Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22-24, no school Claremore Schools.
Holiday Break, Dec. 22-Jan. 2, Claremore Schools.
Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 15, no school.
Parent-teacher conference, Feb. 15-16, no school 16th, all Claremore Schools grades.
President’s Day, Feb. 19, no school, Claremore Schools.
Spring Break, march 19-22, no school, Claremore Schools.
Good Friday, April 6, no school, Claremore Schools.
Last day of School, May 23, Claremore Schools.
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.