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Last year, on the week of Independence Day, the Claremore Animal Shelter captured five times the number of at-large dogs than they did on any fireworks free week.

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Nearly 270 young artists from across Oklahoma—including three from Claremore—spent a week studying with internationally renowned faculty and celebrity guest artists at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI). The attendees were selected from over 1,000 applicants during a competitive state…

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I love falafel, but they can be messy and oily to deep-fry. The solution? Pan-frying. Not only does pan-frying require much less oil, but the flattened patties have more surface area to brown. The edges become crumbly and crisp, and the little bits that break off are good enough to eat on th…

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Cherokee citizen Rollie Lynn Riggs was born in 1899 in Claremore, Indian Territory. He graduated from Eastern University Preparatory School, now home to Rogers State University, in 1917, and left Oklahoma for a theatrical career on the east coast.

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STILLWATER, Okla. – The COVID-19 pandemic may be keeping people out of movie theaters, sports arenas and schools, but it is putting hundreds of Oklahoma 4-H’ers in their kitchens.

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Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives said Thursday. She was 92.

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Now that it’s officially June, I am obsessed with strawberries. When June rolls around, I behave as though I haven’t seen a strawberry since, well, forever. (Full disclosure: I live in California, so this is not the actual case.) However, this reflex — which I fully embrace — stretches back …

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For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s eff…

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Clear blue skies and summer sun means many Oklahomans will be spending time outdoors. Some pet owners enjoy bringing their furry friends along on summer activities.

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A local entrepreneur has launched a new jewelry line that's already featured in four retail locations and on a popular retail website, only two months after the business launched. She's taking custom orders left and right, and women everywhere are stopping each other on the street to ask abo…

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Yes, you can eat warm soup in the summer — especially when it’s chowder. Clam and fish chowders evoke sunshine, seafood and the seashore. While clam chowder is always a favorite, I prefer to make fish chowders, loaded with chunky fish swimming in a smoky, creamy broth.

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A need for a good using horse has become a program that, year after year, produces the top-quality horses used to get work done at the A Bar Ranch, headquartered in Claremore, Oklahoma. This year, they are awarded the prestigious American Quarter Horse Association Best Remuda award.

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There’s no shortage of avocado toast on restaurant menus these days. From the straightforward smear to the vegetable-patch-piled garden variety, there’s a toast for every appetite. I prefer my avocado toast simple: often sliced and layered on toasted country-style bread, adorned with a squee…

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Now that it’s officially June, I am obsessed with strawberries. When June rolls around, I behave as though I haven’t seen a strawberry since, well, forever. (Full disclosure: I live in California, so this is not the actual case.) However, this reflex — which I fully embrace — stretches back …

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Rogers State University announced the recipients of its Faculty Senate recognition awards for the 2019-2020 academic year. Eight RSU faculty members were honored for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service. Recipients receive a certificate, medallion and a cash stipend.

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Tom Bayless will retire after 50 years in banking and 30 years working for RCB Bank. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of RCB Bank.

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The City of Claremore would like to congratulate Don Stogsdill on his retirement from the city. Stogsdill has been with the City of Claremore since April 12, 1973, in the Parks Department. His first job was mowing streets and alleys, and he has performed many different jobs over the decades.…

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Many Oklahomans are not only ready to get return to the office, but they also want to make sure that space is as safe as possible for staff and customers.

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma is known for tornado season, and being prepared with an emergency kit filled with essentials can make the first days following a storm a little easier.

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Roger’s State University’s Psi Chi chapter inducted 27 new students into the international honor society through a virtual ceremony on April 24. Faculty advisors include Dr. Kevin Woller, Dr. Sonya Munsell and Dr. Christine Whiting-Madison.

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Now more than ever, it’s important to eat healthy, nutrient-rich meals that boost our immunity and our mood. It also helps if our meals are not only delicious, but also relatively easy to prepare without overwhelming. We’re talking less stress, folks, while nourishing and providing enticing …

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STILLWATER, Okla. – In movies it is not unusual to see a cowboy ride his horse forever, through all types of weather and terrain. In reality, horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed.

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Memorial Day is around the corner. If you haven’t already escaped to the great outdoors to do some grilling, then now is the time to dust off the grill, breathe in the fresh air, and cook up a platter of these crispy, sticky ribs. When it comes to these baby back ribs, the secret is in the s…

As the state re-opens, Dr. Sarah Peakheart, an assistant clinical professor at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has some advice for pet owners on easing into the routine of returning to work.

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Raised by a single mother on a farm near Miami, Oklahoma, Kassie McCoy learned the values of compassion, hard work and finding the little joys in life, like a breath of fresh air.

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Jessie Jay Phelps born February 15, 1929. He is survived by 3 children, daughter Karen Dennis and husband Ron, daughter Sherye Griffin, and son Jay Phelps and wife Pam. Jessie is survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister, 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and man…