The District on Main is having a Girls Night Out AND an open house at The District Baby! Reps from your favorite brands will be in attendance at both stores. The event will include door prizes, snacks, drinks, and a grand prize! If you haven't been to The District Baby yet, here's a perfect opportunity. And of course, any time is a good time to shop The District on Main! Girls Night Out will be held Thursday, September 12, from 4:30p - 6:30p. Get more details HERE!  The District on Main is located at 406 W. Will Rogers and The District Baby is located at 418 W. Will Rogers. (You can walk. For real.)  
  Dr. Bull is a family physician and health officer, who in addition to setting bones and bringing babies into the world, dispenses medicine and sage advice. Will Rogers stars as the country doctor in the August 30 “Movie Night” at Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre. Doors open a 6:30 p.m., the movie begins at 7. Admission and refreshments are free, thanks to sponsorship of Bank of Commerce. The good doctor is subject of town gossip about his relationship with the widow Cardmaker, sister of the town’s wealthiest man, Herbert Banning. Banning looks upon Dr. Bull with disrespect and questions his competence when a typhoid epidemic breaks out. When Dr. Bull experiments with medication for a paralyzed patient and the Banning family leveling charges of incompetence and neglect, the battle begins. See the results of Dr. Bull’s investigation and eventual vindication in the movie released in 1933. (Note: A silent movie was originally planned for...
Opportunities are open to volunteers interested in sharing information about the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers and the history of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore and Birthplace Ranch near Oologah. Stephanie Hunter, the Museums’ new activities and education manager, has announced training classes for Will Rogers Ropers-docents to share with thousands of Museums’ visitors from all over the world. Classes will begin Sept. 10 and continue 12 weeks, each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (skipping Thanksgiving week). There are various ways to volunteer sharing duties with multiple Ropers. Ropers guide and greet visitors, help with special events, in areas of collections, horticulture and outreach. Ropers come from all walks of life and from many area cities and towns, including Oologah-Talala, Inola, Claremore, Pryor, Collinsville-Owasso and several from Tulsa who volunteer regularly. Persons interested in being involved in this venture can contact Hunter at shunter@willrogers.com for sign-up information.
Horsemen fill the barns with equine athletes as AQHA racing returns to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on Sept. 7. The stables are filling up once again with some of the top American Quarter Horse competitors as fall racing returns to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. The 2019 Will Rogers Downs racing schedule features 28 American Quarter Horse Association, Appaloosa and Paint stakes races Sept. 7 through Nov. 9. Overnight purses will equal $2.4 million for Quarter Horses and $365,000 for Paints and Appaloosas. Races post at noon every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “The AQHA finals to be conducted at Will Rogers this September enhances the existing stakes schedule,” said John Lies, racing secretary, announcer and oddsmaker at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. “We expect them to spice up the race meet in the areas of on-track presence and field quality, even at overnight levels. We are also optimistic about maintaining the attractive...
The Blue Star Mothers are gearing up for the national Wreaths Across America campaign. The mission is to honor all of the veterans buried at Claremore's Woodlawn Cemetery. The goal is secure 1400 wreath sponsors by November 18th. The cost to sponsor a wreath is just $15! If you donate $30 for two, the National Wreaths Across America Campaign will donate a free wreath, so that's three wreaths for the price of two! If you would like to donate online, please CLICK HERE. If you prefer a cash donation, you can catch the Blue Star Mothers at Food Truck Thursday each month and at the Rogers County Fair Sept. 12 - 15.  The official ceremony will be held December 14 at 11a. The public is invited to attend and to help honor service members by donating their time to place the wreaths on headstones. This is a great way to give back to...

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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