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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 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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A significant challenge in all Oklahoma public schools is getting and retaining bus drivers. However, the Claremore Public Schools Board of Education helped ease that burden when it made a conscious effort, over the past four years, to raise newly hired bus driver pay to $15 an hour. “This w…

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The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum will be featured on the RFD-TV and Cowboy Channel program, “Somewhere West of Wall Street”. The program will be broadcast Monday, September 16 at 8:30 pm.

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Staff and the families of patients at Memory Care at Emerald are preparing to Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tulsa, Sept. 21.

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Since 1987, the people of Rogers County have marshaled their resources to meet a need in the community – a need for food.

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These three black kittens at the Claremore Animal Shelter are in desperate need of a loving home. The two boys and one girl are sweet, playful, and happy to cuddle or play with toys. Adoption fees for kittens are $65 and include spay or neuter, a booster shot, a de-worming and a rabies vacci…

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With 12-years of experience and rave reviews under her belt, Leigha Charles has taken the plunge and opened her own dog grooming salon in Claremore.

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Each month, CASA of Northeast Oklahoma celebrates the advocacy of one of our CASA volunteers. This month, we are highlighting the service of Kris Wilkins. Kris has served as a volunteer advocate a year and a half.

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By late summer of 1940, Grand Lake was finally a reality. The major work on Pensacola Dam had been completed earlier that year and the waters of the Grand River had steadily filled the lake throughout the summer months. The dream of a hydroelectric facility across the Grand River Valley – fi…

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Hope Harbor is excited to announce that First Lady Sarah Stitt will speak at our Annual Open House on September 28, 2019. Senator Marty Quinn will also be in attendance. Stitt has been a driving force to educate Oklahoma on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study. Hope Harbor’s unique…

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The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Leading Ladies Awards. The 5th Annual Leading Ladies Awards will be presented at the Leading Ladies Gala on Wednesday, October 2 at the Claremore Conference Center.

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This month the Claremore Progress Book Club is doing ‘wild.’

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A new website dedicated to the annual Veterans Day Parade has been set up at www.ClaremoreVetsParade.com. The application, as well as information as the parade is being planned will be featured.

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Deborah Harkness has a lot to say about vampires, witches and daemons in The All Souls Trilogy, three novels about the vampiric de Clermont clan and Diana Bishop, a descendent of Salem witches. Add to the triad “The World of All Souls,” an all-encompassing companion volume, a British miniser…

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It’s been 100 years since Will Rogers filmed “Laughing Bill Hyde,” his first of 50 silent movies. While films were somewhat of a novelty then, today’s movie fans have an opportunity during the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival to view four days of original films from all around the world.

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The Will Rogers Library kicks off a full calendar of Fall activities for all ages in September! As the summer months wind down and young readers head back to school, many library patrons find themselves ready for a little "me time". The library offers a wealth of programs, ideas and inspirat…

TULSA, Okla. – Country favorite Gary Allan is making his anticipated return to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa to headline the 2019 Country Gold Series on Dec. 13.

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An ecosystem is natural capital. Soil nutrients and processed waste work hand-in-hand, like vegetable farming and beef production. If we give back to the soil, its possibilities are endless. The most dangerous threat is the fact that if we do not sustain our soil by putting back its nutrient…

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This week, Claremore FFA shared: “One of the greatest things Claremore FFA gets to participate in is the Rogers County Food 4 Kids program. This organization provides bags of food to students in all Rogers County schools on Fridays to take home with them to ensure a healthy, nutritious meal …

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How can you be healthy and fit? The simple answer is “less food and more exercise,” but Rogers State University biology professor Dr. Jin Seo and a group of RSU students hypothesized there could be some genetic components in the equation.

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Watch for a third Super Smash Brothers Tournament in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre. The second event, open to older contestants, grew to a group of 23 in tournament competition sponsored by FTW Game Co. and RSU Esports.

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Dr. Bull is a family physician and health officer, who in addition to setting bones and bringing babies into the world, dispenses medicine and sage advice. Will Rogers stars as the country doctor in the August 30 “Movie Night” at Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre.

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The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has received approval from Governor Kevin Stitt on emergency rules that will update current regulations and establish new license categories in accordance with statutory modifications made during the 2019 legislative session. The authority will make a…

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Opportunities are open to volunteers interested in sharing information about the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers and the history of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and Birthplace Ranch near Oologah.

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The reigning champion of the Oklahoma Giant Pumpkin Growers’ Weigh-Off, Dan Snyder, is bringing the competition home this year to the Rogers County Fair.

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Unique roadside attractions, like Totem Pole Park in Rogers County, draw Route 66 enthusiasts from far and wide.

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Oklahoma City, OK — For the past four years, the halls of Downton have been silent. No snide comments from the Dowager Countess, no intrigue from the downstairs staff ― nothing, until now. The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will air two new Downton Abbey specials as part of…

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Plastic consists of synthetic or semi-synthetic polymers of high molecular mass. They are generally synthetic and derived from petrochemicals, or oil, and can affect us just as negatively as they do marine animals and birds. For our safety, it is best that we not use any form of plastic from which to drink, or the single-use plastics, including cups that we get from takeout restaurants. The oil will leach out of these containers, and once we drink them, they remain in our bodies forever. The more we ingest, the closer to illness and death we get.

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In January, National Geographic reported that in order to ensure pollination, flowers make their nectar sweeter when they hear bees buzzing. “… within minutes, the plants temporarily increased the concentration of sugar in their flowers’ nectar. In effect, the flowers themselves served as ears, picking up the specific frequencies of bees’ wings while tuning out irrelevant sounds like wind.” (https://on.natgeo.com/2Mi6LLl)

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Stubby is not ashamed. He embraces his little stub tail. And so should you. Stubby is a sweet and loving 5-month-old, black and gray Manx. He was found at large, caught in a trap. All he really wants is someone to cuddle. Stubby’s adoption fee is $65. To adopt this adorable guy, contact the …

I remember as I was growing up, I always thought school was free. I mean, I understood that private school costs money, but I went to public school, and I didn’t think a whole lot about the expenses associated with it.

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Family Day at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on Saturday, Aug. 17, will highlight activities of pioneer families in the days of Will Rogers growing up on the ranch in Oologah, Indian Territory.

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Arthur Neal Chancellor, 77, passed away Friday, August 30th, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born to Arthur Aubrey and Bertha Katherine (Tawney) Chancellor on October 27th, 1941 in Cisco, Texas.

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