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Sometimes you just need a friend. Someone to cuddle in your lap and help you feel loved.

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Health Community Partnership of Rogers County is pleased to announce its First Seasonal RoCo Winter Art Crawl in Claremore, Friday, Nov. 8, 4p.m. – 9 p.m. They are calling for local artists of all types to participate. The art will be displayed at local businesses and the artists have their …

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A dozen years ago, “Voices from the Heartland” was released by Emily Dial-Driver and three friends and co-editors. It was introduced and reviewed by them to Claremore Friends of the Library.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has been appointed to serve on the Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission, a 21-member panel that will help plan the state’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of “The Mother Road.”

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The Sequoyah High School Football program celebrated its 2019 Homecoming Coronation on Friday, October 11th at the Pope Athletic Complex. This year, Senior Kimberly Gatzmeyer was crowned Queen with Senior Trevor Wood as the King. Nominees and attendants: Front Row (L-R):  Flower Girl Emmer P…

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Saturday at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will focus on life as Will knew it when he was growing up. Saturday, Oct. 12, “Hands on Historians” volunteers will demonstrate making butter, grinding corn and quilting among other activities in the lifestyles of the 19th Century. There will also…

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Oklahoma Lt. Governor, Matt Pinnell, (center front) was in Claremore Saturday for the High Noon Shoot Out at the J. M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum serving as the grand marshal.

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Recently Todd Phillips, director of the Hangover movies and the new The Joker origin story film, recently said in a Vanity Fair article that he decided to move away from comedy because it's impossible to be funny in this new “woke” culture. To be fair, the comedy landscape doesn't look anyth…

TULSA, Okla. – Track 5. is hosting more free and open-to-the-public shows throughout the month of October, including performances from Ned LeDoux, Jason D. Williams, Tucker Beathard and Steve Wariner.

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A recent survey by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice found that out of 86,000 students from 123 two-year and four-year colleges and universities across the country, around half of all college students have felt insecure about access to basic needs like food or housing in th…

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The Oklahoma men and women who maintain the power lines for our state’s publicly-owned electric utilities came together in Ponca City in late September (25th and 26th) for two days of competition and comradery. Most importantly though, they came together for the sake of safety education.

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This week, the focus remains on elections and how best to conduct them fairly and securely. The difference is that the subject isn't directly related to passages in the constitution and or any potential alterations to them.

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C. Thomas Howell, who came to Oklahoma fame as Ponyboy in The Outsiders, filmed in Tulsa, and Barry Corbin, longtime actor on television and big screen, will headline the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival. The Festival is a celebration of the Nov. 4 birth of Will Rogers on an Oologah India…

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Teams from the Sequoyah Middle School and Mid High recently completed at the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Kinetic Sculpture contest at the Tulsa Expo. Students were challenged to build a moving sculpture that included parts recycled from a timing device and incorporated the 2019 Tulsa State …

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Members of the Sequoyah High School Academic Team recently traveled to Skiatook to face off against four other schools in a round-robin format, Battle of the Brains scrimmage. Students were required to answer questions over science, math, history, pop culture, and fine arts. Pictured (L-R) J…

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Meet Zip, a pup whose energy matches his name. Zip is playful and needs a family full of energetic kids to play with. The 5-month-old Shepherd-Mix needs love, and a big back yard to play in.To adopt give this goofball a forever home, contact the Claremore Animal Shelter at 918-341-1260 or vi…

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Cub Scouts of Pack 141 completed a grant project from the Cherokee Nation and Council Member Keith Austin, to install US Flag Retirement bins at the Local VFW Post and the American Legion Post 141.

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The little lady with the silver hair and the golden personality that greets J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum visitors and regulars alike with her pretty smile is getting ready to hang up her welcome mat.

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The Will Rogers Library invites everyone to Escape from the lingering summer heat and join us for some all new ‘Strange’ and exciting Fall Festivities! We’re kicking off the pre-Halloween season with a new Stranger Things Escape Room! “Escape Rooms are popular game events where people are ‘l…

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What could be sweeter than Skittles? Meet this precious 8-week-old kitten, whose cuteness will make you snicker. You’ll be over the Milky Way, and have a whopper of a good time with little guy. Although he can be a little shy at first, Skittles will make a great third musketeer to your famil…

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TULSA, Okla. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is putting a spotlight on local and national comedy with its new Midnight Joker Comedy Club, held monthly in the Multi-Purpose Room near Track 5.

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The Safe Route to School project is finally underway and new sidewalks are being constructed along the route to the Elementary School. This has been a long awaited project. This project will improve walking and bicycling conditions by constructing continuous sidewalks from the Inola Elementa…

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“Somewhere West of Wall Street” comes to Claremore again Monday, Sept. 30. Red Steagall, whose television show explores the lifestyles of the American West, came to Will Rogers Memorial Museum earlier this year.

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Join us in celebrating the poetry of Lynn Riggs at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Claremore Museum of History. Dr. Crag Hill and Todd Fuller will be speaking on poems by Lynn Riggs found in the Western History Collection at the University of Oklahoma and the Claremore Museum of History.…

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A mission team from Claremore First United Methodist Church (FUMC) recently returned from a week serving McCurdy Ministries Community Center in Espanola, NM. The 14-member team included: Linda Polson (Team Leader), Sandi Atwood, Lisa Early, Frankie Long, Chris Moody, Bill Polson, Jim Scantli…

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Fourteen new cub scouts to Pack 141 toured the JM Davis Gun Museum Monday evening. Boy Scout Troop 828 Scout Master and Museum Curator Jason Schubert led the tour.

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The annual Rogers County Free Fair Archery Competition was held at the Expo Center horse arena on Friday, Sept. 13. In the Genesis Division, Junior Class, Cade Rouw won first place and Adeleigh Brouse took second. In the Intermediate Class, Jackson Simplson placed first, Ashlynn Augustine wa…

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Your favorite childhood cartoon has been brought to life. Meet Garfield and Odie. These two precious 6-month-old kittens are so sweet and fluffy you’ll find yourself wanting to feed them a whole lasagna. But don’t, because that is not healthy. Garfield and Odie’s adoption fees are $65, and i…

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Members of the Sequoyah Chapter of Business Professionals of America recently attended the Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood Drive Training Seminar held at Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow Campus.

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Bird distribution and weather occasionally go in hand, but if you believe that you have found a bird out of its normal range of distribution, make a photographic record of it. Sometimes this is easier said than done, so witnesses will help prove the point, which is why birding alone isn't al…

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The Claremore Progress’ annual best of is back, with more categories than ever before.

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The RSU Film Society will present the neo-noir film classic “Chinatown” on September 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Baird Hall Performance Studio.

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Memorial service for John Harold Layman will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2019, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel. Harold passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was 91 years old. Born January 9th, 1928, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to John and Stella (Patterson) Layman, Harold attended sch…

Memorial service for Douglas "Doug" Wayne Sorensen will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Sequoyah Baptist Church. Doug passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. He was 57. Born October 3, 1962 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Richard Wayne and Patricia Sue (Thompson) Sorensen, Doug atten…

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