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RSU Offers ACT Prep Course

To help area students best prepare for college admissions exams, Rogers State University will be offering a math and science prep course focusing on the two subject areas that most often challenge students. The ACT prep class will be offered on Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center on the RSU Claremore campus. The class also will be repeated on additional Saturdays throughout the fall and spring, including Nov. 23, Jan. 18, March 14, May 29 or June 26. Enrollment is open to anyone aged 15 and up, and each session costs $69. Students should bring a scientific or low-level graphic calculator for the session. This ACT prep course is designed to better prepare students for the math and sciences sections of the ACT college admissions exam. These workshops will help students whether they are preparing to take the test for the first...
Carmik's third annual Barktoberfest is back Saturday, October 12, from 12p - 4p! This event is fun for the whole family, and of course, dogs are welcome. There will be a pet costume contest, doggie "apple bobbing," professional pet/owner photographs, and all-natural Barkery samples. There will be a police K-9 demonstration, training demo, and grooming Q&A. Guests can also enjoy popcorn, Marshall Oktoberfest draft beer, a dunk tank, face painting, and live music by Timothy O'Brian's Celtic Cheer. There are plenty of fun activities for everyone! They are also seeking vendors for pet-related products, so give them a call if you're interested! Carmik is located at 18302 S Hwy 88 in Claremore, 1.5 miles north of RSU. For more into, please call 918-341-7984 or follow Carmik on facebook. 
It’s been 100 years since Will Rogers filmed Laughing Bill Hyde, his first of 50 silent movies. While films were somewhat of a novelty then, today’s movie fans have an opportunity during the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival to view four days of original films from all around the world. Films submitted in the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will be showing each day in Claremore from Oct. 30-Nov. 2. First place winners will receive the classic Dog Iron Award, which will be presented in 12 categories at a special Dog Irons Awards Ceremony on the night of Nov. 2. Motion picture buffs have an opportunity to win an “All Access Pass” valued at $100 to see all of the entries throughout the Festival and attend the kick-off party, awards ceremony, lectures and the V.I.P reception. Framed copies of Will Rogers’ movie posters are displayed in more than 50 Claremore locations. To...
The Blue Star Mothers are hosting the annual police versus fire softball game on Thursday, September 19. It will begin at 6p at the RSU Diamond Complex on Blue Starr. This is a free, family event BUT donations are greatly appreciated. Concessions will be available; come out for dinner! You can pick up a hot dog, chips, cookie and drink for just five bucks. Also grab a souvenir t-shirt for $10! The mission of the Blue Star Mothers is to send freedom boxes to our troops serving overseas. They are need of donations, so if you can bring any of the following to the game, they'd love you forever. Come out and support our local heroes!
If you're on the hunt for your dream home, hit up one of these open houses this weekend in Claremore, hosted by Coldwell Banker Select. Sunday 2p - 4p 18912 Spring Creek Lane Saturday and Sunday 2p - 4p 8319 N 149th East Avenue Saturday and Sunday 2p - 4p 8023 Forest Glen Road   Sunday 2p - 4p 14803 E Fieldstone Drive N Sunday 2p - 4p 13709 S 89th Avenue  

A Note from Zip’s Mom

As we gear up for a day of great food, family, and fun at ZipperQ 8, I can't help but reminisce about how we got to where we are. When we started this event in 2012, we had no idea what we were doing but were determined to make a difference. We consulted other successful fundraising families, gathered our family and friends and decided a BBQ competition was our thing. Friends and family went into action and organized the event and blew all expectations out of the water. The BBQ teams endured a night of cold storms and it sleeted throughout the event, but people showed up! From there, my brother Robert and I created and set to work to do what we could to benefit both the Claremore and FOP communities. The moreClaremore website has grown into a Claremore staple, and so has the ZipperQ event. I’ve had the honor to serve...
Thursday, September 12th 620 N Chickasaw Friday, September 13th 620 N Chickasaw 612 E 13th St Saturday, September 14th 1700 Forest Hill Dr 8523 E 480 Rd 2145 W Country Club Rd 3337 Bunker St 612 E 13th St 620 N Chickasaw Sunday, September 15th 2145 W Country Club Rd
From the Will Rogers Library- School is back in session and it’s exciting to see our youngest patrons learning to read! This month’s review will begin with two well-loved series for beginning readers. Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli has become one of the favorites for children just learning to read. Biscuit is an adorable puppy (golden retriever, perhaps?) that has adventures while growing up. Super simple vocabulary makes this a great choice for beginners. If your reader enjoys Biscuit, there are many others in this series. Another good choice is the Pete the Cat series. In this cartoonish series, Pete is the coolest cat around. He enjoys baseball in Pete the Cat, Play Ball! This series is created by James Dean. Pete will appeal to boys and girls as they begin to read. His cool cat ways and funny adventures are fun to read. Again, simple vocabulary on each page make this series...

Life Lessons from College

Photo credit: We laughed.
We would like to celebrate a milestone for Claremore's Mark Neal! Mark has been a machinist in Claremore for the past 20 years. He got his start working for McClain's MFG, where he played in the company softball league. His former boss, Tony McClain, to this day declares that Mark was "the best employee he had. If there was a deadline to be met, he met it!" McClain's shut down in the early 2000s. But John and Kevin Brumley at Reliable MFG saw something in Mark and hired him right on the spot. Mark worked for Reliable MFG for 10 years but found his home at Tri-State Sales. A lot of his work is spread out all over the globe and he's made specialized parts for the Army, Nascar, the railroad, oil rigs, Boeing and American Airlines, just to name a few. Congratulations, Mark, on 20 years of success!