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A good massage therapist can be hard to find, so we're making it easy on you! Amanda Preston attended the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado, 13 years ago and currently owns Claremore Health and Massage. Amanda practices all types of massage, including medical massage, recovery, and post-surgical scar tissue reduction, as well as lymphatic detox treatment, which is especially beneficial in cancer patients. Your traditional therapeutic massage is also popular; Amanda likes to offer a Swedish/deep tissue combination. She uses hot stones, Himalayan salt stones, and heat therapy as an added bonus. Cupping is available, too, which helps with detox, knots, scar tissue, and cellulite. Amanda is also fond of energy work, similar to reiki, called Healing Touch. Developed by nurses, it involves working with your aura and energy. The first step is a body scan, which helps to find interruptions in your energy, which can then be fixed...
With the recent resignation of Claremore Public School board member, Brandon Wofford - Ward 5, the CPS Board of Education is now taking applications to fill the vacant seat. The Board of Education has sixty (60) days to fill this vacancy beginning 1/1/2020. All applicants must live within the boundaries of Ward 5 to be considered. You can find the School Board Map here or on the Claremore Public School website.  If you are interested in speaking to or serving on the Claremore School Board, please contact Superintendent Bryan Frazier at bfrazier@claremore.k12.ok.us. The Board of Education will appoint the vacant seat on February 10, 2020. The deadline for consideration will be February 1, 2020.  
Photo credit: The Spruce Eats When our kids were young, we had a simple rule that saved us countless nights at the dinner table: “You don’t get to hate something you’ve never tried.” When we’d serve them a new recipe, they’d take one look at it and say, “I don’t like this.” This is an amazing defense mechanism against something that has broccoli in it. Upon seeing the tree-like stalks of broccoli poking their smelly heads through the crust of a casserole my kids would react instinctually. The mere presence of broccoli would cause alarm. “I don’t like this.” At which point I would say, “You don’t get to hate something you’ve never tried.” Until you’ve tried something, you’re not really allowed to have an opinion. You might love it. It might be your favorite thing in the world. It could change your life! But you’ll never know if you put up defenses before you’ve even...
Claremore Collective is hosting an event that you don't want to miss! Creating a Movement will be held Monday, February 17, from 3p - 5p at Will Rogers Auditorium at RSU. Eric Moon with Gateway Mortgage will be speaking on Creating a Movement. You will also hear from Amy Gordon, co-founder of moreClaremore.com and organizer of ZipperQ, Rory Peterson, Claremore Mountain Bike Trail, Trail Boss, and Jody Reiss, Chair of Rogers County Farmers Market. They will provide insight on how they were involved in the progression of their community projects. This is also a great opportunity for networking. We will see you there! Admission is $5 per person. Learn more and register HERE! 
Photo credit: Nancy Arsenault Once all the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of the prayer, all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith. When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them. That is trust. Every night as we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but we still set the alarms to wake up. That is hope. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. That is confidence. We see the world suffering, but still, we get married and have children. That is love. On an old man's shirt was written, "I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience." That is attitude. Have a happy day and live your life like these six...
Rogers State University will welcome alumni, friends and Hillcats fans of all ages to Claremore next semester for the 12th annual homecoming. Public events will be held February 10-15, 2020. Activities for students, alumni and the public will take place throughout the week. Gameday celebration will include family-friendly activities held at the Claremore Expo Center where the basketball games will be played. All pre-game activities are free and open to the public. “We hope many from the Claremore area as well as our campus community will join us during the week-long homecoming celebration,” said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice. “Homecoming is a great way for graduates of RSU and all predecessor institutions to reconnect with the university.” RSU is a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The homecoming games take place during conference competition on Saturday, Feb. 15 as the Hillcats face off against Washburn University. The women’s team tips...
 
 
 
 

20 Keys to a Happy Life

Compliment three people every day. Watch a sunrise. Be the first to say "hello." Live beneath your means. Treat everyone as you want to be treated. Never give up on anybody; miracles happen. Forget the Joneses. Remember someone's name. Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage. Be tough-minded, but tender-hearted. Be kinder than you have to be. Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Keep your promises. Learn to show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it. Remember that overnight success usually takes 25 years. Leave everything better than you found it. Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do. When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day. Don't rain on other people's parades. Don't waste an opportunity; tell someone you love them. -from Stewardship, A Way of Life
During the summer months, June and July, the City of Claremore presents specialized summer camps for children of the Claremore and Rogers County area. They try to offer programs for ages 4 – 12. In the past, the concentration has been in the areas of science, art, cooking and some programs designed specifically for the 4 – 6-year-old age group. They would like to add some diversity to these programs with:  Technology Leadership Forensic Science Fashion Design Robotics Food Prep Cosmetology Digital Photography Music If you are interested in being a paid instructor in one of these areas, please contact Ron Paris at (918)342-2522 or rparis@claremorecity.com.   
The City of Claremore announced today it has hired Claremore native Andrew Knife Chief as its Director of Planning and Development. Knife Chief will begin in February, and will develop, update, and implement the Claremore Comprehensive plan and will work in coordination with the Claremore Industrial Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) to refine the economic strategic plan for the city. "I am excited to have Andrew join our team," said Jim Thomas, Claremore City Manager. "As a Claremore graduate, he brings unique knowledge, energy, and passion for the city." Knife Chief is well versed in management best practices and has created, led, and completed strategic initiatives resulting in commercial, governmental, and operational successes. After a short stint in the private sector, he began working for the Pawnee Nation, of which he...
After 18 years of marriage, I would consider myself an HGTV veteran. I’ve seen them all; Love It or List It, House Hunters, Property Brothers, Holmes and Holmes, Windy City Rehab, Good Bones, Home Town, Fixer Upper and on and on. It’s a tie for Erica’s favorite between Windy City Rehab and Good Bones. They are all a lie! It’s totally a sham!! In fact, a daycare should be invented for husbands of wives who are remodeling their home. Especially since we don’t have a local tavern nearby. With the addition of #thebean scheduled to arrive January 2020 (she actually arrived December 20, 2019, but more on this story later), Erica decided that we needed to add an additional bedroom and expand the kitchen and living room. From the beginning, my vote was for bunk beds but as you probably figured, I lost. So, on November 6th, construction began. Not in...