Agustin “Gus” Ramirez was recently awarded the first Mendy Stone Mentor Award from Rogers County Volunteers for Youth. The award was presented at the 6th annual “Chair-ity” Auction. This year’s event and sponsorships brought in nearly $20,000 for the PAL Mentoring Program of Volunteers for Youth. According to the award presenter, Mendy Stone, Ramirez is the type of volunteer that any agency would pray for and even the “Chair-ity” Auction fundraiser was his idea. “Gus is a young at heart, active retiree that has cheerfully participated in every facet of our agency. While serving on our board he provided inspiration and motivation to fellow board members and never missed an opportunity to encourage me and our staff. He attended board training opportunities even when travel and overnight stays were necessary,” said Stone. Ramirez has mentored many young men since joining the organization in 2009 and most of the time it’s been with...
The City of Claremore has scheduled Permit-Free Garage Sale Weekend for April 25-28. Here's what you need to know:  A garage sale permit is not required and Utilities Department does not provide signs during this period. Number of signs allowed: 3 signs allowed to advertise per garage sale with 1 located on the site of the garage sale and 2 off-site signs allowed in City right-of-way but cannot block the view of traffic. Sign time limitation: Signs shall not be erected sooner than the day of the sale, and all signs must be removed at the close of the garage sale activities or are subject to a fine of up to $20. Prohibited signs: No signs may be posted on any public street signs or posts, traffic signs, utility poles, or street lights. Sales held during the permit-free weekend do not count against the total garage sale licenses granted for...
Get ready, mountain bike racers! The Shoreline Shred of the Tour de Dirt series will be held at the Claremore Mountain Bike Trail on Sunday, March 24. Primitive camping will be available. There will be music Saturday evening and bike events/games during the day. Sunday will be the race on a new course that will challenge your skills while putting a grin on your face. All participants will receive Billy Sims BBQ. Get the scoop HERE! 
Claremore Collective is changing things up! The Monthly Mixers will now be held on the third Tuesday of the month, which means March 19 is mixer day! This networking happy hour is a fun, no-pressure way to get a foot in the door with Claremore's movers and shakers. It's a great opportunity to figure out what's going on in town. The mixer will be held from 5 - 7p at North Block Common in downtown Claremore (115 N. Missouri Ave.).
Wrestling for a Cause is having another fun event in Claremore! You're invited to Hometown Heroes 6: The Fight for Connor! Get tickets HERE!  Connor is a 12-year-old at Will Rogers Junior High. He is in Boy Scouts and band, and plays football. This past October, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is on a three-year treatment plan at The Children's Hospital at St. Francis. The Fight for Connor will be held at Mobra Fieldhouse at Claremore High School (201 E. Stuart Roosa) on Saturday, April 20. VIP tickets are $20, general admission tickets are $10, and kids under 12 are $5. VIP entrance is at 3:30p, GA at 4:30, and bell time is 5p.
Are you looking for a safe place for your child to discover, explore, and learn? Stepping Stones Learning Center (SSLC) is a wonderful place for your child to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. SSLC is a DHS licensed learning center and also a ministry of Claremore First United Methodist Church. We have an excellent, loving, knowledgeable staff that truly cares about the children and families that we care for. Our curriculum is both educational and Christian based, as our focus is not only to provide our students with the stepping-stones needed for their education, but also for their faith journey. Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! Ages: 1 year through Pre-K Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:45-2:45 (Aftercare is available until 4:00) Depending on age, there are 2, 3, and 4-day options. For more information: Call: (918) 341-1379 Email: steppingstones@claremorefumc.org or visit steppingstonesok.org         
Downtown Claremore is getting some statewide recognition! We are up for SIX awards at the Oklahoma Main Street Center Annual Awards Banquet! We are honored to be in the Top 3 for: Best Creative Fundraising Effort - Music on Main Best Placemaking Project - Alley Activation 2025 Mural (City of Claremore Government, The Hammer Studio, NORTH BLOCK Common) Best Sustainable Design - Studio B Artworks Best Facade Rehabilitation Under $10,000 - Back in the Day Antiques & Treasures Best Building/Business Branding - Claremore Museum of History Best Business Practices - The Horse of Course, Inc. And then of course, Debbie Butler is honored as our Board Member of the Year! We can't wait to bring some home awards in May! Stay tuned...
Save the date for the 2019 Claremore Hall of Fame! The induction ceremony and banquet, hosted by the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, will be held Thursday, June 20, at the Claremore Expo Center (400 Veterans Parkway). The reception begins at 5:30p. Doors open at 6p, and the induction ceremony will be at 6:45p. 
Rogers State University and moreClaremore were among 27 business and higher education partnerships throughout the state recognized this week for their innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce. The Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award is designed to highlight successful partnerships and to further cultivate the higher learning environment through State Regents’ Economic Development Grants. Institutions involved in these partnerships provide $500 in other financial support AND receive a matching $500 State Regents’ Economic Development Grant that is applied to tuition of an employee of the business being recognized; a paid internship for a current student of the institution to work at the business being recognized; a faculty externship with the business being recognized; or enhancement of the partnership with additional equipment, materials or supplies. RSU nominated moreClaremore for the award based on the media company’s deep engagement in both campus and community. moreClaremore was established by co-founders/owners Robert Melton...
Don't panic, it's organic! That's the slogan for the 24th Annual Claremore FFA Calf Fry and Labor Auction. This popular fundraiser will be held Thursday, April 11, at the Claremore Expo. Dinner starts at 6p. The menu consists of calf fries, brisket, baked potatoes, salad, and homemade desserts. There will also be a student auction, silent auction, and a plant sale. A limited supply of Calf Fry t-shirts will be available. Tickets are $15 for adults. Children under 12 are $5. If you have any questions, please call 918-923-4284.d