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Take the Census, Folks!

It's Census time, and we are aiming to get the highest response rate we can to the 2020 Census. (Information gathered from the Census helps improve our communities, based on response. It takes just a few minutes, so please do it! You're stuck at home anyway.) The Census happens once every 10 years, as required by the Constitution, and it counts every person who lives in the United States. It determines how much money in federal resources supports schools, roads and transportation, and healthcare in our community. It also determines our legislative districts and the number of seats Oklahoma gets in the House of Representatives. The self-response rate in Rogers County as of March 31 is 37.2%. The self-response rate in Claremore as of March 31 is 35.2%. Oklahoma’s self-response rate is 32.5%, and the national rate is 36.2%. You can respond to the Census in three ways: online at https://my2020census.gov, by phone, by calling...
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art fans to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite works of art from the safety of their homes during the quarantine. People responded with a lot of enthusiasm and flooded social media with their unique artistic interpretations. Scroll down to see the best examples! See more HERE! 
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Episode 1: OKLAHOMA! Film & Broadway Musical Artifacts
The Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival returns to Claremore this fall. From now until May 31, submissions are being accepted with a 75% discount! Genre submissions will be $15 and students $5 for the next two months, when the discount code is used.  CLICK HERE to view the website. Use discount code OPPORTUNITY. As Will said, "America is the land of opportunity, and don't ever forget it."   
Will Rogers Memorial Museums will remain closed through April 30, Tad Jones, Museums executive director announced today. He said all Oklahoma Historical Society facilities will be closed to the public through that date and all OHS events scheduled through May 2 are canceled or postponed. Check the Museums' website for summer event and additional information and the Museum facebook for Museum virtual tours, a special presentation by Andy Hogan, and RSUTV for movies entered in the November 2019 Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival.
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How about some good news, folks? Thanks to John Krasinski for bringing smiles and happy tears to folks around the world today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U&feature=emb_logo  
In light of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Rogers County, the Claremore Police Department (CPD) and Claremore Fire Department (CFD) announce additional measures to help keep citizens, officers and firefighters safe. Both departments have implemented precautionary measures to keep police and fire officials safe and healthy because working from home is not an option for first responders.  Measures include: reducing non-essential public activities such as station tours, pre-fire plans and attendance at events of 10 or more people.   Both CPD and CFD have closed their office to visitors, and modified response models for citizens to direct non-emergency needs to the police department at 918-341-1212 and the fire department at (918) 341-1477. Reports and documents will be handled by phone and email in every case possible to reduce COVID-19 exposure to citizens and officers.  Both departments will continue to respond to emergency needs and recommend citizens who call for services through...
A message from Tim Nichol: Hello Claremore. I own Capital Roofing LLC and I would love to earn the business of all of you nice folks here in town. We have been in business in Claremore for 9 years and love this community. As a result of all of the roofing activity from the hailstorm I am asking my customers to be patient. I am working day and night to make sure we get everyone taken care of and provide quality service. Don't be bullied by some of these out of town companies that are "storm chasing" for business. I’m advising everyone right now to please make a sign that says “no roofing solicitors” and put it up on your door. Meleah Meadows handles our insurance supplements and will be calling back most of my missed calls. Meleah will put you on our list and we will get to you ASAP....
First Christian Church will host their semi-annual blood drive with the Oklahoma Blood Institute on Sunday, April 5, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at 5th and Florence. First Christian Church has been notified by OBI that there is a critical blood shortage.  OBI is a local non-profit blood bank that provides blood products for over 90% of the state of Oklahoma’s hospital facilities.  Donors need to drink a lot of water and eat well before donating.   A valid identification is necessary.  The committee will provide commercially packaged snacks and bottled water for participants.  Each donor receives a free “Friends” themed t-shirt from OBI.  During the month of April all blood donors will receive a free round of bowling courtesy of Broken Arrow Lanes or Andy B’s.  Please contact Charlotte Johnson, committee chair, at 918-688-6970, to reserve an appointment time.  Or donors can make an appointment...
On March 29, 2020, there was a confirmed COVID-19 case in Rogers County, requiring the county to comply with Governor Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services. The measures will go into effect immediately through April 16, 2020. “We understood that Rogers County would not be immune to the spread of COVID-19, which is why Claremore implemented emergency measures on March 24, 2020 designed to restrict community spread of the virus,” said Jim Thomas, Claremore City Manager. “It is important that all citizens and businesses comply with the Safer at Home order as the most important method to keep our community safe.” The City of Claremore is in the process of revising its Emergency Management Order to reflect the Governor’s Executive Order. An updated Frequently Asked Questions document is available HERE.   
Get your junker or your gem out of the garage and join us tonight (Saturday, March 28) as we cruise Claremore! Starting at 6PM, drive up and down the strip as many times as you like. Decorate your vehicles, or don't. We could even have a mobile bear hunt; put your favorite bears in the car! Just have fun prepping your cars and join us for a cruise! Let's have some social distancing fun, C-Town! We do not have an official starting point, just start cruising up and down Will Rogers Blvd, turning around at RSU and the Claremore MOH. After you're finished cruising, you'll be hungry, so pick up some take-out from your favorite local restaurant. Check out this list to see who's open and where you can grab dinner!  We'll get through this together, Claremore! Just remember to wash your hands!  Directions attached
  We are facing a time of physical and emotional strain as a City, State and Nation. The worldwide uncertainty and cause of the many unknowns with coronavirus (COVID-19) and the pandemic spreading rapidly has caused me to ponder the need for our City to petition for Heavenly Father’s assistance. We have all witnessed anxiety, fear, and turmoil that extends to families, businesses, churches, schools, first responders, and so many more. We are all doing our part to avoid social contact and minimizing interaction with those with compromised immune systems. Although we are doing our best to help our neighbors and friends as needs arise, it is clear that we need Heavens assistance. Once a month we gather here at City Hall and ask the Almighty God for protection and blessings to be with our community leaders, first responders, families and youth. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers and have...