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STILLWATER, Okla. – For many families celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, the centerpiece on the table is the turkey. Oven roasted, deep fried or whatever the cooking method, making sure the turkey is handled safely from the store to the table is of utmost importance.

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While the flapper era is buried in the distant past, local businessman Justin Michael hopes to bring the refinement, taste, and smoke-filled back rooms of the 1920s roaring back to life with a new downtown bar.

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Two teams represented Sequoyah Upper Elementary at the 2019 Cherokee Challenge Bowl held in October. Competitors were asked questions on all aspects of the Cherokee language, history, and culture.

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The hospital is proud to show off its newest artwork, featuring employee handprints. Artist Stephanie Ellis Designs painted the tree, which was installed in a hospital hallway. Hillcrest Claremore employees added their handprints to it to signify how they work together for a common cause: ca…

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The critically acclaimed musical “Nanyehi,” returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino next weekend to continue spreading the message of peace, articulated by a little know Native American hero.

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The First Christian Church Disciples Women are hosting their annual taco soup luncheon, bazaar and bake sale, on Friday, November 15.  The bazaar and bake sale runs from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.  and the taco soup lunch is from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the church’s Family Life Center located at 200…

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Rogers State University will welcome alumni, friends and Hillcats fans of all ages to Claremore next semester for the 12th annual homecoming. Public events will be held February 10-15, 2020.

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It is typical practice to share boating safety and lifejacket tips in the spring and summer months, during the midst of the busy boating and floating season on Grand River Dam Authority lakes and the Illinois River. However, ask around and you may find that many folks across the area are con…

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In light of budget cuts to education across Oklahoma, people are always inquiring about ways to give back—Claremore students are paving the way for you to do so. The annual Hope Race will be held on November 9th, at Claremore Lake. Come 8 AM the Claremore High’s National Honor Society will h…

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On November 5, Juanita Mitachek achieved a mark that most people only dream of. Today she celebrates her 100th Birthday and becomes a Centenarian.

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Little Luey here, the cutest Red Bone/ Hound mix in all of Claremore, is in need of a good home. Luey was found wandering the streets with his sibling, both skin and bones with starvation. Despite his early hardships, the 2-month old pup is friendly, social and happy. He love good scratches …

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Julie Dermody, Rogers County Election Board Secretary, visited Stone Canyon Elementary School Friday afternoon for story time. She read a selection of books that included: “I Vote. You Vote,” “We the Kids,” and “Pledge Allegiance.”

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Fall is the time for gatherings of family and friends, bountiful feasts and sharing a harvest of food, flavors and fun! If cooking for friends and loved ones is your passion, or if you just feel like getting a little festive in the kitchen this year, check out the Will Rogers Library’s full …

This weekend I’m helping to officiate my brothers wedding, and my other brother got married over the summer. So I’m in the wedding mood. I realize that’s probably supposed to be more of springtime thing, but who cares. Weddings are great. They are great in real life and in fiction. They are …

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Veterans and supporters from all over Green Country will be gathering Monday, November 11, for the annual Claremore Veterans Day Parade.

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Meet Roman. This playful fella loves to run and is great with kids. At 5, Roman is still trainable, already well versed in “sit,” and going outdoors. Roman is in need of a big family to give him lots of attention and a large, secure yard to play in. Also, the more toys the better. Contact th…

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Games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, magic wand making, dragon egg painting, a Halloween maze and a Haunted House for those who dare are just a few of the things happening at the Robson Performing Arts Center. The carnival takes place on October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd,…

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WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM — Just as Will Rogers’ foray into the movies changed his life, making a move from New York to California, his movie career has brought changes to festivities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum marking the annual celebration of his birth.

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Natalie White, a Claremore High School student, was recently honored as a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award.

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With a goal of warning scouts of the dangers of cyber bullying and cyber predators, Cub Scout Pack 141 began their cyber education.

Rotary Club of Claremore is preparing for the 32nd Annual Rotary Chili Supper on Friday, Nov. 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Claremore High School cafeteria.  Tickets are $5 and include chili, dessert and drink.  With the purchase of a ticket, you will be entered into a drawing for the pictured Ze…

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Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming fun, free, Monster Mash Dash 5k and 1 mile fun run-walk, Thursday, 6:00 p.m., October 24th at Claremore Lake Park. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate. Comfortable costumes that allow walking or running safely are encourag…

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It’s not at all unusual to browse the Will Rogers Library’s cookbook section as the holidays approach, especially the baking and dessert items as we entertain family and friends. Will Rogers Library customers will find a new and unexpected section in this area this year…baking items! Yes, yo…

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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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The Rogers State University theatre program will present “Murder in the Studio”: a double-feature of two fully staged murder-mystery radio plays both written by Agatha Christie. The first program of the evening is “Butter in a Lordly Dish,” followed by the second program, “Personal Call” on …

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Generations of the Will Rogers and Joel McCrea family have grown up knowing the bond those two shared from the time they met in 1930 on the set of Lightnin’, shot on the California-Nevada border near Lake Tahoe.

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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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The Oklahoma FFA Foundation is excited to announce Claremore FFA Chapter as one of the recipients of the FFA Health and Wellness Grants sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

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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.

Can you believe there are only three months left in 2019? It feels like just yesterday I was picking up my boys from their last day of school before summer break. Now, suddenly, we’re in the middle of holidays-are-just-around-the-corner craziness!

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Following a massive turnout at their first debate, the Rogers State University Secular Student Alliance is hosting another one.

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Helen Louise Wert, age 94, a long-time resident of Claremore, Oklahoma, passed away on November 4, 2019, at home, surrounded in love by her family, who adored her. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Wert. Over the years, Helen worked at Merle Norman Cosmetics downtown Claremore. …

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