Resist comparison. It is easy to get discouraged when we compare ourselves to others or even our younger selves. I cannot do everything I could do 15 years ago, but find pride when realizing this body can do so much... like #hiking and #yoga !Working toward goals is a wonderful thing... BUT remembering to appreciate our season, strengths, and abilities at this particular age and stage in life is also pretty cool.-by Fitness with Carrie
RCB Bank and Claremont Elementary celebrated their partnership in education on Monday by showcasing these amazing students in the lobby of their downtown Claremore location. RCB has donated $6,000 and countless hours to help Claremont from the first day of school to the last. Students performed a phonics dance, recited some inspirational messages, and explained how coding and robots are now part of their everyday education.  
Front row: Nicole Wilkinson, Horse of Course; Debbie Butler, Main Street Board; Ronda Cole, Back in the Day; Nancy Fitts, Claremore Main Street; Jessica Jackson, former Main Street Director; Lou Flanagan, Board PresidentBack Row: Rep. Mark Lepak, Dave & Barbie Rodriquez, Studio B Artworks; Mayor Bill Flanagan, Sen. Marty Quinn, Dr. Ray Brown, Main Street Board At the Oklahoma Main Street Annual Awards Banquet, Claremore’s Main Street Program was named Top Main Street Program in the State by the Oklahoma Main Street Center, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Approximately 35 communities in Oklahoma competed for category awards and the Top Main Street Program Award.Buffy Hughes, Director of the OK Main Street Center says, “Claremore Main Street has had a banner year in 2018 as several projects came to fruition and community support hit an all-time high. Through teamwork by the Executive Director, Board of Directors, many volunteers...
The public is invited to attend a Route 66 Development Seminar on Friday, June 21 at the Melton Gallery. The event will include sessions on local development and tourism opportunities culminating with a keynote panel discussion featuring Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell and Route 66 Alliance Executive Director Ken Busby. The seminar is hosted by Claremore Collective. A panel discussion featuring local leadership will include Jill Ferenc, Director of Development Services at the City of Claremore, Tanya Andrews, Director of Visit Claremore, and John Feary, Executive Director of the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority.  SCHEDULE OVERVIEW  9:30am - Registration 10am - 10:45am - Claremore Panel Discussion 11am-11:45am - Case Study: Route 66 Development 12pm - 1pm - Keynote Panel The keynote panel will take place during the lunch hour. Registration for the event is $15.00 and includes lunch. Full details and event registration is available online at claremorecollective.com.  Claremore Collective is a young professionals organization assembled as...
Rogers State Baseball's season came to a close on Saturday night as the Hillcats fell to host Angelo State in the NCAA South Central Region II Tournament championship game. The Hillcats, who made their NCAA Tournament debut this weekend, fell to the Rams 13-6 and 19-10 in games two and three of the best-of-three series. Rogers State finished the NCAA Tournament with a 2-2 record after going 3-0 in their first Heartland Conference Tournament appearance last week as the Hillcats claimed their first conference championship since becoming postseason eligible in the NCAA in the 2017 season. In game one, the Hillcats took the lead on the first pitch of the game, as Christian Merriwether hit the first pitch over the fence in right field. However, the No. 4 ranked Angelo State team scored four runs in the bottom of the first and never trailed after that, adding nine runs from the third...
Come one, come all! Step right up to the Claremore Indian Hospital for the 2019 Kids Summer Safety Fest!This free annual event will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10a - 1p in the Indian hospital parking lot. There will be food, fun, games, and prizes!If you are interested in sponsoring a booth, please call the Claremore Indian Hospital at 918-342-6201 or email kimberly.hale@ihs.gov. 
Sure the internet can be a fun place to look at pictures, but nothing can compare to an up close in person look at a brand new vehicle! Come see the new Jeep Gladiator right here in Claremore at the Melton (Sales) Gallery this Thursday! Live Music, hotdogs, and you can be one of the first to test-drive this all new Jeep Gladiator Truck! (Did I use too many exclamations in this paragraph?)When? Thursday May 23rd, 7:00-8:30 Where? Melton Gallery - 607 W. 4th Street Claremore Ok What? Be the first to see and drive the completely new Jeep Gladiator Truck! We will have live music, test drives, and all types of Jeeps new and old to enjoy.
Spectrum Paint recently did some work at Tulsa International Airport, and it's seriously awesome. Drivers will definitely slow down when they see the crosswalk that appears to be 3-dimensional.Pretty slick.
Send us your VBS info if you want to be added to the list!Claremore FUMC (1615 Highway 88) is offering Vacation Bible School June 3 – 7. Classes will meet from 9a – 12p. This year’s theme is ‘To Mars and Beyond.’ VBS is FREE to attend and is open to children entering kindergarten – 6th grade. To register, go to tmab.cokesburyvbs.com/claremorefumc Power UP VBS at Claremore First Baptist, June 3-6, 6-8 pm. Free fun for children 4 years through 5th grade. Register at https://claremorefirst.com/cfevent/vbs/ Sequoyah Baptist Church is offering In the Wild VBS Mondays in June! June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24 from 9a - 12p. There will be a special field trip on June 29 and Family Night is June 30 at 6p. Bible study, crafts, snacks, recreation, music, and more! For info, please call Nancy at 918-497-8222. Ages 4 - 6th grade. 16451 OK-66Redeemer Lutheran (220 N....
When I was just two years old, my folks decided to relocate from Dallas. They chose to travel north up I-35, landing in a small town in Green Country. The tallest structure in town was the grain elevator. The train whistles could be heard constantly. But after the bustling sounds of the city, I'm sure the trains were a sweet relief from Dallas traffic.For many years, my dad was a big-city cop. High stress and a family history of heart issues forced him into early retirement. The words of a doctor scared him enough to pack up our Richardson apartment, along with my mom and an assortment of toddler paraphernalia, and take a job in Claremore.Any of you remember Andy's Hamburgers? It was later Rex's Chicken. It may have been where Pizza Hut sits today. Well, my dad gave up law enforcement life and moved five hours away to...
Claremore’s award-winning Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo returns to Claremore for Memorial Day, May 23 - 26. Great performances by some of the PRCA’S best have entered and this year, a record number of contestants will be in town. Coming from 32 states and Australia, more than 500 cowboys and cowgirls have entered in this year’s rodeo.Stampede Rodeo Week kicks off May 23 with the Downtown Hoedown in historic downtown Claremore. The street festival will feature live entertainment, a free kids zone, food trucks, and shopping. This year’s Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Kodi Smalygo, and Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess, Allie Baker, will be on hand selling advance rodeo tickets and signing autographs for the kiddos. Meanwhile at Stampede Park, the Clem McSpadden Tub-Handle Steer Roping returns at 7pm. Tickets are $15 at the gate.Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, brings more great performances starting with the popular Mutton Bustin'...