Two Ways of Winning

The lessons I’ve learned over the past decade are too many to count. Ten years ago I found my way to a small regional university that overlooks a tapestry of legacy, heritage, tradition, progress, and possibility formally known as Claremore, Oklahoma. It was my third and final attempt to complete my college degree. Now, a decade later, I’ve returned Rogers State University as a staff member. Of the many lessons I’ve weathered during this season, one truth has settled into my bones. There are two ways of winning. Some only win when others lose. Others seek to win by helping others succeed. The most rewarding opportunities in my life have developed through answering the question, “What can I contribute?” as opposed to, “What can I achieve?” History demonstrates two ways to change the world: with the pen (the use of ideas) or with the sword (the use of power). Trust me, it feels great to...
The age limit has been extended for the second Super Smash Bros. Video Game Competition Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre. Success of the first-ever video event has led to a second one open to ages 12 and up, including adults, according to Tad Jones, Museum director. The game in the newly renovated Museum Theatre will be Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Switch. “Take on competitors on the big screen,” Jones said. Competition is open to the first 32 registered and paid. Payment of $5 per competitor can be made at FTW Game Company in Claremore or Pryor or by credit card by clicking “Pay Here” button on willrogers.com under Smash Brothers ($5.25 if paid by credit card). Check-in is 6 p.m. at the Museum. One Joy Con will be provided and used per participant. Each gamer will get at least four battles, three-game group stage and then an...
Stephanie Hunter has immersed herself in not only Will Rogers’ lore but also traditions of the times of his birth and childhood on an Indian Territory ranch. Taking on the mantle of activities and education manager of the Will Rogers Memorial Museums, she was plunged into her first big event during the Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In. “Stephanie has an energy and passion that will help us share Will Rogers with others, help us with all the events we have throughout the year. She has built a team of ‘Hands-on Historians,’ passionate volunteers that want to present life in the 19th century,” said Tad Jones, Museums’ executive director. The Claremore-Sequoyah graduate joined the Museum staff in 2015 at the admissions desk. Wanting to know more about the Museum and Will Rogers, she participated in the Roper-docent training program — and in September, she will be sharing lead in a docent-training program...
Shepherd's Cross is offering a weaving workshop! Weaving 201 will be held September 12 - 13, and Weaving 301 will be held September 12 - 14 from 8:30a - 3:30p. Weaving 201 is a two day class. You will learn to weave on a harnessed loom. Cost is $133 fiber included, and you will leave with a finished product. Weaving 101 or a similar experience is required prior to taking weaving 201. Weaving 301 is a three day class. You will learn to weave on a harnessed floor loom. Cost is $233 fiber included and you will leave with a finished product. Weaving 201 or a similar experience is required prior to taking weaving 301. No hidden fees, rental fees or materials fees. All are included. Snacks and beverages are provided during two breaks each day. Bring a sack lunch each day. Class size is limited (minimum of two and maximum of...
Start September off with a High Noon Shoot Out at J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum September 7th. The Tri-State Gunfighters will stage a bank robbery, jailbreak and Wild West skits. For more information, visit thegunmuseum.com It’s that time of year again! The Rogers County Fair will be September 12th-15th at the Claremore Expo. Come out and visit the students and their animals, the carnival or shop our county square every day. This year the pumpkin weigh off will be on site behind the county square! For your evening entertainment, there will be karaoke provided by Rock N the Kasbaw Thursday night, James Muns Band Friday night and Dueling Pianos with Tom Basler and friend Saturday night in our Cantina! For more information, visit rogerscountyfair.com. Get on down to the Will Rogers Downs for the September 21st Lawn Mower Races! The practice laps will begin at approximately 5pm, followed by the heat...

What’s in your freezer?

What’s in your freezer? Here are 10 staples to stock in your freezer for quick and healthy meals: 1. Frozen spinach (or other leafy greens) 2. Other frozen veggies (spiralized veggies, stir-fry blends, peas, mushrooms, etc.) 3. Frozen berries & bananas 4. Frozen whole grains 5. Frozen wild-caught fish or shellfish 6. High-quality frozen beef, turkey, or veggie burgers 7. Sprouted grain bread 8. Pesto 9. Broths and stocks 10. Precooked, pre-portioned protein “Frozen salmon filets are my best friend. Yeah, maybe that sounds weird, but when you're as consistently frazzled as I am and still want to prioritize healthy eating, having a stockpile of frozen goodies that cook up fast and won't spoil if you forget about them is key. And yes, you can cook salmon filets from frozen—just rinse the filet with a little water, pat dry, season, and cook in a skillet with a healthy fat like avocado oil. In fact, one of my absolute favorite meals can be...
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Each month, Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO) celebrates the advocacy of one of our CASA volunteers. This month, we are highlighting the service of Susan Cleveland. Susan has served as a volunteer advocate in Rogers County for two years. Cleveland works at RCB Bank in Claremore. Previously, she spent thirteen years working with the Youth with a Mission organization in Mexico. “I can’t see myself not serving in some form,” Cleveland said. She backs that up with her involvement. In addition to volunteering with CASA and actively serving at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore, she serves on the board of the Rogers County Literacy Council and has volunteered at The Equality Center in Tulsa. When it comes to her CASA service, Cleveland says it’s a continuous learning process. “Trying to truly know what our role is as a CASA volunteer, where our boundaries are, and the fact that...
Join us for Claremore Collective’s August Monthly Mixer and meet the crews! What is Claremore Collective, and how can you get involved? Our mixers are casual, come-and-go, and a great way to meet other movers and shakers. Whether you simply want to stay in the know with the exciting things (and events) happening in Claremore, or you’re interested in getting more involved by volunteering at events or joining the leadership team, this will be a great opportunity to talk with the people who are already involved, ask questions, and find out more! (Complimentary beer, water, and food!) The next Monthly Mixer will be held Tuesday, August 20, from 5p - 7p at North Block Common (115 N. Missouri Ave.). Get more details here! 
Now that school is back in session, The Zone is back! The Zone is a safe place for teens, with tons of fun activities, like pool, ping pong, and air hockey. Play in a tournament and you might just win a prize! The next session of The Zone will be held Saturday, September 7, from 7p - 10p at the Claremore Community Center. This month will feature a surprise attraction, dancing, and a live DJ! The Zone is open to all Rogers County teens, ages 13 - 18. Admission is FREE! Adult supervision is provided. No outside food or beverage allowed, but concessions are available. For more information, follow The Zone on facebook! 
The Claremore Chamber recently welcomed another new member! Safe Haven Child Development Center is located at 2300 Southaven (at DestinyLife) in Claremore. Safe Haven Child Development Center seeks to provide quality care and teaching for children in a fun and safe environment. Open to children six weeks of age to 12 years and led by director Elizabeth Oakley, Safe Haven will be a valuable asset to Claremore! Get more info HERE.       
New Life Alliances is happy to announce their second annual fundraising event by bringing a faith-filled music concert event to Claremore. New Life Alliances is a collaboration between She Brews Coffee House, Habitat for Humanity Claremore & Bridge for the Future Rogers County. These three non-profits provide tools, education and lend support to individuals in Rogers County that want a better life for themselves and their families. Christian recording artist Austin French will appear live in concert at the Robson PAC on Saturday, September 14. Tickets are $25 each and will go on sale August 21. Visit NewLifeAlliances.com for yours! "The joy of the Lord is something no circumstance or earthly power can take away. The hope we have in Jesus is the very cure to the desperate void inside us," said French. "My song, 'Good Feeling,' reminds us that what has been done for us is far greater than anything...