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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2017

Whether you need a storage building, pole barn, loafing shed, or other portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs. In business since 1998 at the same location, the company has earned an excellent reputation.

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Just of Touch of Sun

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2017

Touch of Sun Tanning Salon has loyal support from its customers. The business has received awards not only for their salon in Owasso, but at their Sand Springs facility as well.

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A Special Thank You For Veterans

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2016

Continuing a tradition that started eleven years ago, MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service is once again sponsoring Claremore’s annual Veterans Day parade, which will start promptly at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, November 11.

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She's Going to Hollywood

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2016

She’s going to Hollywood! While Kailey Abel, a Verdigris High School sophomore, is excited about the opportunity she has to compete in the final season of “American Idol,” the 15-year-old is grounded in her faith, trusting God to open or close the right doors for her.

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Glow from Head to Toe

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2016

Touch of Sun Tanning Salon has loyal support from its customers. The business has received awards not only for their salon in Owasso, but at their Sand Springs facility as well. Maybe that’s because the well-managed facilities put emphasis on cleanliness, well-trained employees and quality, top-of-the-line equipment. One other factor that store manager Megan Gomez emphasizes is that Touch of Sun is a no-contract tanning salon.

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Thank You, Veterans

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Continuing a tradition that started eight years ago, MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service is once again sponsoring Claremore’s annual Veterans Day parade, which will start promptly at 11:11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

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Improve Your Child's Confidence, End Your Frustration

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: October 2015

Self-esteem is your child’s passport to a lifetime of mental health and social happiness. It is the foundation of a child’s wellbeing and the key to success as an adult. Students who are struggling with schoolwork often feel helpless and inadequate, thus lowering their self-confidence. In turn, you as a parent frequently feel worried and frustrated.

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Busy Season for Rogers County Historical Society

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

For the Rogers County Historical Society, the next few months are an exciting time as several events are planned to raise funds for the non-profit organization.

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Get Your ‘Credit Swagger’ On

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Real Estate | Issue: October 2015

If you’re considering purchasing or selling your home right now, there are two things you might want to know.

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Injured Athletes Can Seek Saturday Morning Treatment

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), participation in organized sports is on the rise. Nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. The increase in sports participation has led to some startling statistics concerning injuries among America’s young athletes. High school athletes account for an estimated two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

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Founder of Rustic Cuff to Speak at Ladies Lifestyle

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Ladies, this event is just for you! The Ladies Lifestyle event is returning, but with a slight format change this year. The 10th annual affair is set for Thursday, October 8 at the new Claremore Conference Center at 1400 Country Club from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Ladies will discover an array of shopping opportunities as well as booths offering information appealing to women of all ages.

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Restore Your Youthful Appearance

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015

Are you seeking to restore your youthful appearance without resorting to surgery? During the month of September, A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center in Claremore is offering specials on two laser treatments: LimeLight Photo Facial and Laser Genesis Skin Therapy. LimeLight Photo Facial is designed to treat skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage. According to Candi Budde, laser technician, each procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour and generally involves two to three sessions over several months. “The skin needs to regenerate, so appointments are scheduled four to six weeks apart,” she says. “However, patients usually start to see improvement after the first treatment, depending on what we are dealing with. Brown spots will shrink and begin to flake off over a 7 to 10 day period.”

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Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: September 2015

Does your child experience any of the following challenges: inability to stay focused, test anxiety, inability to complete assignments on time, struggles with reading fluency and comprehension, acts impulsively, or exhibits symptoms of dyslexia? Help is on the way! Dr. Trissy Pitkin, founder of Academic Advantage, LLC, offers help and hope for children who struggle with any of these challenges. Dr. Pitkin, who has 24 years of experience in both the public and private school sector, specializes in dyslexia remediation, reading challenges, attention training, and test taking techniques, as well as having extensive training in ADD/ADHD.

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Sizzling September Entertainment

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Bluegrass, country, gospel, contemporary Christian, classic rock, Western swing classics and some R&B music are on tap for the 36th annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival at the Claremore Expo Center grounds, set for September 10-12, according to Dell Davis, Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Celebrating our 36th year as a festival is exciting,” she says. “That’s a long time for a festival to last and maintain a great reputation.”

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Road Guide Ahead

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2015

A major milestone in the life of a family is when their teen becomes eligible to get his or her driver’s license. While teenagers are excited about the prospect, parents are concerned about their safety, and rightly so.

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101 Years of Fun and Education

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Once again, a fireworks show will kick off the opening night of the annual Rogers County Fair on Thursday, September 17 at 8:45 p.m. Free concerts, carnival rides, livestock shows and a host of other family-fun activities are on tap for the 101st year of the fair.

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Helping Students Succeed

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: September 2015

Rogers State University is helping increase the number of Oklahoma youth who graduate high school and enroll in and complete postsecondary education through a program that identifies and assists middle and high school students from at-risk backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

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Cruise into Claremore for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Over 300 vintage, modified and antique cars as well as motorcycles are expected to roll into Claremore on September 25 for the 8th annual Route 66 Cruisers Car & Motorcycle Show. The cruise-in begins at 4 p.m. with music and door prizes at Ne-Mar Center.

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8th Annual Bike Ride Supports Claremore Main Street

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Over 300 cyclists are expected to converge on downtown Claremore Main Street on October 3 for the 8th annual Dickens of a Ride. With cooler weather and fall officially beginning, riders who participate will enjoy the scenic countryside of west Claremore, through Oologah and around Claremore Lake.

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Supplying Kids with Success

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2015

Before July is over, area stores will begin posting classroom supply lists.

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Top Quality Paints and Products Is the Spectrum Mission

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2015

With the advice and financial backing from his father, Travis Detter started Spectrum Paint in 1986 with one mission in mind: to bring the customer top quality products …

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Family-owned since 1974

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2015

For over 40 years, Carl’s Coney Island has been a Claremore landmark. On the current menu you’ll see an offer of a Baker’s Dozen—buy 12, get one free.

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Instilling Self-Discipline Through Martial Arts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: May 2015

For Martial Arts Academy owner and Senior Chief Instructor Chris Velez, instilling self-discipline in his students is part of the journey to success.

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Top Quality Paints and Products Is the Spectrum Mission

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2015

With the advice and financial backing from his father, Travis Detter started Spectrum Paint in 1986 with one mission in mind: to bring the customer top quality products …

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Live a Healthy Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

Weight loss products and the hype surrounding them bring in billions of dollars annually to companies that appeal to those who need to lose pounds.

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Test Your Detective Skills

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Mixing fact with fiction, “The Apartment House,” a play written by Mark Ogle, will be performed at Claremore’s historical Belvidere Mansion during two upcoming April weekends.

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Sip, Savor & Shop

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Claremore is the place to be for great food, family-friendly fun, free entertainment and much more on May 2 as downtown Claremore kicks off its third annual Sip, Savor &…

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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2015

Whether you need a storage building, pole barn, loafing shed, metal garage, cabin or other portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs.

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Tee Off for a Good Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

For the 30th year, the Rogers County Training Center will kick off its annual fundraiser with a golf tournament, set for Friday, May 1 at the Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore.

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Car Country Celebrates Two Years in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Car Country is celebrating its two-year anniversary in Claremore. The auto dealership opened its doors in March 2013 at 1401 W. Will Rogers.

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More Options for Your Portable Building Needs

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2015

With spring just around the corner, some of us start thinking about cleaning and organizing our houses and garages.

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Spring Fashion at The District

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

Spring is almost here and The District on Main in downtown Claremore is prepared with new arrivals coming in daily.

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Same and Next Day Appointments

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2015

Returning to Claremore and practicing medicine is a dream come true for Isaac Bethea, who is the new physician assistant (PA) at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center in Cl…

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Shop and Save for a Worthy Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

Since Thrift Harbor opened in downtown Claremore in March 2011, the store and its vision have continued to grow.

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It’s Time to Kick Some Butts!

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Did you know that three out of four teenagers who think they will stop smoking in five years don’t?

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Want to Restore Your Youthful Appearance?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2015

One of the signs of aging is a loss of volume in the face, especially in the apples of your cheeks.

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Cappuccino Corner Under New Ownership

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

For mother and son Kim and Colton Marcotte, “making coffee for the town that loves to drink it” is the reason they are now the new co-owners of Cappuccino Corner in Claremore.

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Think Outside the Box for a Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Surprise your loved one or treat yourself with a current Valentine’s Day special being offered by Harmony Star Marble & Granite.

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Business Has Finally Come Home

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2015

After 37 years, Renee Hairston-Wilson has finally found a permanent home for her business in Claremore.

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Buyer, Beware When Searching for a Home

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2015

Searching for the right home for your family’s needs can be stressful, especially if you don’t have accurate information or a real estate agent who cares about you.

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You Can Go Home Again

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Seven employees at Claremore’s SUMMIT Physical Therapy have two things in common: they’re all Claremore High School graduates, and each feels blessed to be back livi…

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Varicose Veins Hurt More Than Vanity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2015

You don’t need to drive to Tulsa to take care of those unsightly, painful varicose veins.

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Eye Exams Can Detect Life-Threatening Problems

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: January 2015

For almost a year, 12-year-old Christian Garner had been battling headaches.

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Fitness Time for Ladies Continues Expansion

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015

Fitness Time for Ladies continues to grow as Phase 3 of their expansion is set to be finished later this month or early February, according to owner Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka.

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Feeling the Holiday Shopping Stress?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Ever found yourself trying to figure out the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one?

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Athletic Injuries on the Rise

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2014

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, participation in organized sports is on the rise. Nearly 30 million children and adolescents now participate in youth sports in the United States.

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Find Your Footing at Felts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Voted the best shoe store in Claremore for many years, Felts Shoes is also a great place to purchase Christmas gifts or pick out footwear for all of your family needs.

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Exclusive Gifts at J&J

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Christmas shopping at J&J Pharmacy and Gifts is always fun, as the store carries many exclusive lines not found anywhere else in town.

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Go Nuts Shopping on Route 66

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

If fighting crowds at the mall or big box stores for Christmas gifts leaves you stressed, then The Nut House on historic Route 66 just might be the best place to get all of your shopping done.

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Think Pink for the Holidays

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2014

With our busy lives, it’s often difficult to find time to do everything we’d like for the holidays.

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It’s Unique at Vintique

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014

Downtown Claremore may be a smorgasbord of shops, but Sheila Giannelli, owner of Vintique Charm, is proud that her shop really does focus on being unique.

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Shopping Local Pays Off

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2014

If you need some extra money for holiday spending or for paying bills, patronizing Claremore businesses for the 12th annual Santa Cash promotion might help.

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You’ll Have a Dickens of a Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: November 2014

Claremore Main Street will be kicking off the Christmas season with their annual Dickens on the Boulevard celebration featuring lots of family-friendly fun for everyone …

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31st Annual Christmas Home Tour

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2014

Since 1983, the Junior Ocieleta Christmas Home Tour has become a community tradition, showcasing some of Claremore’s fantastic homes.

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Honoring Veterans on November 11

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: November 2014

Continuing a tradition that started seven years ago, MMS-Payne Funeral Home is once again sponsoring Claremore’s annual Veterans Day parade, which will start promptly …

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Celebrating 25 years in the Real Estate Industry

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2014

When Allen Stout opened the doors of his real estate office in 1989 with four other partners, he never envisioned the changes that would take place over the next 25 years.

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Festival of Trees

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2014

Rustic Elegance is the event theme for Safenet Services’ 11th annual Festival of Trees Gala & Auction, set for Friday, December 5.

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Hoof It with 4-H Horse Club

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014

Three area organizations will benefit from the Hoof It 5K & Fun Run set for Saturday, October 11 at Claremore Lake.

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Voted Rogers County Reader’s Choice for Two Years

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2014

For the second year in a row, Harmony Star Marble & Granite has been voted Rogers County Reader’s Choice for the best marble company.

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It’s the Ultimate Ladies Day Out

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014

Hobbies, women’s health and wellness issues, as well as fashion and shopping adventures are on tap for the 9th annual Ladies Lifestyle Extravaganza, set for Saturday, …

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Go Nuts on Route 66

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: October 2014

Load up your automobile and head to The Nut House on historic Route 66 for a day of family-friendly activities and products on October 25 at the 6th annual Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest.

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Preserving Cowboy Cooking Culture

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014

If they were being pulled by horses or oxen, it might look like an Old West cattle drive.

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September Laser Hair Removal Event

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2014

What do waxing, electrolysis and razors have in common? They’re all methods of removing unwanted facial and body hair.

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Sizzling September Entertainment

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: September 2014

Bluegrass, country, gospel, contemporary Christian, classic rock, Western swing classics and some R&B music are on tap for the 35th annual Bluegrass & Chili Fest…

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Golf for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

You may not be a golf pro, but that doesn’t matter to the Claremore Christian School Booster Club or Parent Teacher Organization.

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Davis Seeks District 3 Commission Seat

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

When the votes for District 3 are counted in November, Dell Davis is hoping to become the second woman ever to be a county commissioner in Rogers County.

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Harvest on the Hill Craft Show

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

Handcrafted soaps and body products, wood crafts, boutique items and home décor, along with many other items, will be available at the 6th annual fall craft show hosted…

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Ladies, Get Fit for Fall

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2014

A popular Claremore gym for women has finished phase one of its expansion to accommodate the growing needs and interests of area females.

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Improve Your Health Naturally

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2014

Sheila Urbonas knew she would one day be facing a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Her mother had the disease, and Sheila had gestational diabetes during her pregnancies.

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Celebrating a Century of Tradition

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

For the second year in a row, a fireworks show will kick off the opening night of the annual Rogers County Fair on Thursday, September 11 at approximately 8:45 p.m. The …

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Making CHANGE with Your Change

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

With 24 non-profit agencies counting on your support, the Rogers County United Way is set to kick off its annual campaign with a “Lunch at the Gazebo” on September 1…

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Sign Up Now for Competitions

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2014

Award-winning musical performances, a competitive chili cook-off, vocalist competitions, marketplace shopping, a car show and other family-friendly activities are on tap…

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It’s Bunco Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2014

Nothing creates more excitement in this rural Oklahoma community than a friendly game of Bunco, especially when it’s for a good cause.

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Golf Tournament Benefits Children with Cancer

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2014

When the elevator doors opened at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Mark Meyer came face to face with a small child. She was bald. A cotton ball was taped to the inside of her arm.

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You’re Bound to Be Impressed

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

Walk through the doors of Homeward Bound and browse awhile. You might just be surprised by the eclectic and fun mixture of items available to appeal to different tastes and different pocketbooks.

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You Can Help Rogers County Students

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2014

Some may take for granted a new backpack filled with crayons, pencils, pens, notebook paper, and other school supplies.

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Healthy Produce Delivered

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: July 2014

Sara Causey’s passion for cooking, eating and having access to healthy produce has led her on a new adventure in life – one also benefitting others.

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Enjoying Life Again

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2014

Rick Brewster is a new man today. Thanks to Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma in Claremore, Rick is able to sleep soundly each night without the aid of a painkiller.

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SUMMIT Celebrates 15

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2014

For college friends Sean Cox and Bret McGuire and their wives, Kim Cox and Anissa McGuire, life revolves around family, faith, community and a business partnership.

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Savvy Shoppers Go to Thrift Harbor

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2014

Most of us don’t think about shopping for a winter coat in July, but at Thrift Harbor, store manager Kim Prock wants shoppers to plan ahead.

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A Day of Golf for a Lifetime of Change

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2014

You don’t have to be a Jack Nicklaus, an Arnold Palmer or even a Phil Mickelson to participate in the 10th annual ‘Smokin’ Hot 100 Golf Marathon,’ a fundraiser f…

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Fitness Time for Ladies Continues Expansion

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2014

After relocating last year to accommodate the growing needs of area women, Fitness Time for Ladies, a 24/7 facility, is in a two-phase process of expansion, according to Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka, owner.

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Real Men Love Pink House

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2014

Although the exterior and interior walls are pink, that doesn’t stop men from heading to Claremore’s famous restaurant and tea house for lunch Monday through Saturda…

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Top Quality Paints and Products

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2014

In 1986, with the advice and financial backing from his father, Travis Detter started Spectrum Paint Company. His mission?

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Special Gifts for Loved Ones

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: May 2014

Mother’s Day and Graduation means shopping for the special ones in your life. If you’re looking for a unique gift, look no further than Surceé Gifts & Home in Owasso.

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Battle of the Big Cats Retuns

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2014

Battle of the Big Cats: Route 66’s Richest Noodling Showdown willreturn to the Claremore Expo Center on June 14.

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Do You Dream of Being a Cosmetologist?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: May 2014

Many dream of one day becoming a cosmetologist.

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Hop on the Dirt Road to Ne-Mar’s Newest Boutique

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2014

Ask Jennifer Adams or Patty Wylie to describe their new business, Dirt Road Boutique, and they both respond with one word – unique.

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Saddle Up for the Rodeo

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014

Shine up your boots and shape your hats, the 9th annual Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo and Tradeshow are around the corner, April 25-26 at the Claremore Expo Center.

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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2014

Inola Portable Buildings has a reputation – a good one.

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Eggstraordinary Easter Gifts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

Easter is around the corner and if you want to add ­delicious goodies and unique items to your baskets or ­purchase a gift for someone special, The Nut House on historic Route 66 is the place to go.

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Day of Health and Fun for Seniors

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014

April Ghouls” is the theme for the 26th annual Rogers County Senior Day, set for Tuesday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Claremore Expo Center.

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From a Patient’s Perspective

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2014

When Tom Fossa was asked by an administrator at DaVita Dialysis to report to her office one day, he thought he was in trouble.

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Built to Last

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2014

Lewis and Patricia Armbrister, long-time Rogers County residents, are no strangers to working with people in the business world.

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Voted Best in Rogers County

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2014

Harmony Star Marble – voted Rogers County Reader’s Choice for the best marble company in 2013 – is celebrating 10 years in business at its current location with an anniversary sale.

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Be Responsible with Your Prescription Drugs

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2014

Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem. The problem is so critical that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified it as an epidemic.

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Shop For a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2014

When Thrift Harbor – located at 316 W. Will Rogers Blvd.  – opened in Claremore less than three years ago, the business began growing from the moment of its birth.

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Head-to-Toe Makeover

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2014

Since Tammy Rawlinson joined Classy Curves last year, she has lost a total of 20 inches and boosted her self-esteem with a new toned body.

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Severe Sciatic and Back Pain Can Be Relieved

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2014

If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you know it can be debilitating, often leading to missed work or forgoing your favorite activities.

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Don’t Give Up Yet

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2014

Although many make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy and fit each January, by the time February rolls around most have given up.

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Don’t Let Gaps in Your Coverage Hurt Your Business

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2014

As a business owner, do you know the details of your current insurance coverage?

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Age 83 and Ready to Run Again

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2014

At 83, Bill Salwaechter is enjoying life again. Thanks to Summit Physical Therapy, Salwaechter has plans to do the 2014 Tulsa Run, a 15K or 9.3 miles.

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Don’t Let Tax Time Cause Panic or Fear

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2014

Everyone knows what April 15 means. Tax time.

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MMS-Payne Welcomes New Ownership

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2014

When Ryan Payne began a part-time job at 19, he didn’t know it would one day lead to a career in the funeral home business.

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Vendors Wanted for Spring Show

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2014

While most of us are hiding underneath warm blankets to stave off the cold, plans are already underway for the annual  Rogers County Home and Garden Farm and Ranch …

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Does Your Car Need a Shiny New Coat?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2013

Brad McKisick has been involved in the auto paint and body industry since high school – that’s almost 37 years.

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Something’s Cooking at The Pink House

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2013

Most people don’t like change, but when Margo Stewart and the staff at Claremore’s famous Pink House decide to shake up the menu with specials or add new items to th…

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She’s Back Dancing

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2013

Ramona Wimp is a self-defined go-getter. Three years ago, however, Ramona, who is now in her early 50s, began experiencing excruciating pain in her legs and back.

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On the Field Again

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2013

Varsity football players Daniel Moniz and Zane McElroy both suffered debilitating ­athletic injuries requiring ­surgery, and eventually ­physical therapy, to get them…

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Devoted to the Strength of Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

Eighty-five Rogers County children need a foster family.

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Don’t Wreck the Holidays

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

As we all know, it is against the law to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having one drink too many at happy hour or using illegal drugs.

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A Family Pharmacy

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2013

When was the last time you walked through the doors of a pharmacy and someone ­greeted you by your first name?

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Shopping Local Pays Off

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

If you need some extra money for holiday spending or for paying bills, patronizing Claremore businesses for the 11th annual Santa Cash promotion might help.

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Insurance Rates on the Rise

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: November 2013

Oklahoma’s insurance ­companies are facing a tough market, according to Amber Helmuth, personal risk ­manager with RCI Insurance Group.

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Festival of Trees

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

Fun, food and fundraising are on tap for Safenet Service’s 9th annual Festival of Trees Gala & Auction, scheduled for Friday, December 6 at the RSU Centennial Center.

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Fall Into a New Look

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2013

Fall is here! The Village Salon & Butterfly Kisses Day Spa has a lot going on to ­celebrate the season during the month of November.

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More Than Just a Pharmacy

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

Claremore Compounding Center is more than just a pharmacy. In addition to ­filling any medicine your ­doctor prescribes, it is the only real compounding ­pharmacy in the area.

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Rise of the Blue Phoenix

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: September 2013

With seven buffets, including three hot bars, two fruit and salad bars, one sushi bar and a Hibachi grill, the owners of Blue Phoenix Buffet & Sushi like offering tr…

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Claremore’s Biggest Festival Returns

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

An estimated 30,000 people will converge in Claremore September 5-7 to enjoy lots of free ­­award-winning musical ­performances, a competitive chili cook-off, a vocal…

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Car Country Can Help

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2013

A worried mother walked through the doors of Car Country in Claremore  recently. It was over 100 degrees ­outside. Her air ­conditioner had just quit and she had a small child in the car.

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Get Well Without Surgery

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2013

If you take time to check out the Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center website (www.eooc.com), testimonials reveal what Dr. Steven Hardage wants to convey to his patients

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Guides, Gear, Rods and Rifles

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

From guides to gear and rods to rifles – all your hunting and fishing needs will be met as more than 100 vendors from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri ar…

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Rogers County Fair Celebrating 99th Year

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

A fireworks show will kick off the opening night of the 99th annual Rogers County Fair on Thursday, September 12 at 9 p.m. According to Lisa Rogers, marketing coordinato…

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Claremore’s Got Talent

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Claremore’s Got Talent and so does Inola, Chelsea, Oologah and the rest of Rogers County.

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Get Inspired to Redecorate On a Budget

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

When you walk through the door of Rust & Ruffles, the ­merchandise available will not only surprise you, but you just might be inspired by some of the repurposed it…

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Painting Is Part of His Heritage

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2013

You might say that paint runs in Steve Rainwater’s veins.

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Save the Date for “The Event” of the Year

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Mark your calendar for September 19 and 20.

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Will Rogers Park Steeped in History

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Crystal Campbell is on a ­mission. In the spring of 2012, the mother of four ­accompanied her daughter’s class on a field trip to an Owasso park. At first, Campbell was excited.

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Nostalgic Toy Makes Comeback

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

A favorite stuffed animal—originating in the Victorian Era—is making a comeback, especially at Country Grannie’s Playhouse in Inola.

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Charity Bunco Tournament Returns to Inola

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Nothing creates more excitement in this rural Oklahoma ­community than a friendly game of Bunco, especially when it’s for a good cause.

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Over 40 Years Experience in Treating Pain

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2013

Getting his patients out of pain as quickly as possible has been Dr. Joseph E. Mitchell’s goal since he began his chiropractic practice over 40 years ago.

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More Than a Tile Store

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

Tony Sementi believes in “under promising and over delivering” to his customers.

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Fishing, Fun & Fireworks for the Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013

Fishing, fireworks, fun and music is on tap for the annual 4th of July celebration scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. that Thursday at Claremore Lake Park.

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Varicose Veins Hurt More Than Your Vanity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2013

What causes varicose veins? According to Dr. Hrdlicka, there can be several contributing ­factors, including genetics and heredity.

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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Whether you need a storage ­building, a pole barn, loafing shed, a metal garage, a cabin or another portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs.

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Rogers County School Supply Drive Prepares 16th Annual Giveaway

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2013

Can you remember your first day of school each August? You were excited because your backpack was filled with new supplies like crayons, pencils and pens, notebook paper and notebooks.

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Upscale Mexican Cuisine Arriving in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Claremore and the surrounding area is in for a treat when the doors of El Banquete Mexican Grille open this summer in the former Pepper’s Grill, located at 1331 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

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Get Your Glow On

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2013

Jenny Maschino-Guthrie has a passion for helping women look and feel their best. That passion led her to develop the skills ­necessary to offer aesthetics and quality skin care.

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Taking Away the Pain

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

A trip to Minnesota in September, 2011 to visit relatives for a month left Claremore ­resident Barbara Moonen in pain – so much pain that it affected her sleep and he…

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Putting for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

Two organizations dedicated to helping area youth reach their full potential are celebrating their 10th annual Steaks and Sticks Golf Tournament on Friday, June 21 at th…

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World’s Richest Noodling Tournament Coming to Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

Kaleb Summers likes a ­challenge. He confesses to being an adrenaline junkie.

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Sip, Savor & Shop

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Claremore is the place to be for great food, family-friendly fun, free entertainment and much more on Saturday, May 4 as downtown kicks off its Sip, Savor & Shop eve…

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Trail Days King and Queen

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2013

As a new business owner in 1995, Tim Rich was initiated into the spirit of the Owasso community when he was dumped onto a parking lot from the bed of a red Radio Flyer, …

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Savings and Variety Abound Downtown

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

If shopping is on your agenda for May, downtown Claremore is the place to be.

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Where Friends and Family Connect

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

Walk through the doors of the Victorian-era house and you’ll see pink everywhere.

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Top Rodeo Competitors on Board

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo has always been a popular venue for cowboys and cowgirls on their way to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas each year.

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Singing for the Community Since 1986

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

With a mixture of music – from old casual songs to more modern ones – the Claremore Community Chorus invites the public to attend their free ­concert set for Tuesda…

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Raising Funds for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Handcrafted soaps and body products, woodcraft products, boutique items and home décor, along with other items will be available at the 2nd Annual Spring Craft Show hos…

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New Boutique Is Taking Flight

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

When their doors opened in downtown Claremore last November, Susan Todd and Cari Bohannan never imagined the wild success of Nesting Necessities & Boutique.

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Day of Health and Fun for Seniors

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Free health screenings, great door prizes, free breakfast and lunch, bingo with fabulous prizes and information from local businesses is on tap for the 25th annual Roger…

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Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Four-footed walkers will be joining the cause to bring awareness to and raise funds for domestic violence and sexual assault in Rogers and Mayes Counties, when Safenet S…

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Shearing Sheep the Biblical, Historical and Global Way

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

Woolly Weekend, an annual event at Shepherd’s Cross, was born from a desire to teach people about sheep, their value and their products.

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A Cut Above the Rest

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2013

Patience is one word that Beth Holmes uses to describe her job as a dog groomer. Holmes owns and operates Beth’s Pawfection Dog Grooming.

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Paint Inola Green

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

As the old adage goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Regardless of the ­origin of this saying, it is ­definitely true when it comes to garage sa…

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2013

Would you like to help change the life of a child forever?

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Calling All Outdoor Enthusiasts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2013

Hunting, fishing, camping, ­hiking, boating – in other words, all things outdoors – will be coming to Claremore for the Outdoor Sporting Expo, March 1-3.

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Boogying to Benefit the Community

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2013

Dancers will be jiving, swinging and tangoing their way across the Robson Performing Arts Center stage on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. as part of “A Celebration of Help…

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Larger Location for Fitness Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

With an additional 1,000 square feet, vaulted ceilings, a ­suspended wood floor in the ­aerobic room and other ­amenities, Fitness Time for Ladies is open for busines…

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Joining Forces for a Common Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2013

Imagine a two-lane highway with two busloads of community ­members headed in the same direction.

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It’s About Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2012

Have you ever lost a loved one and then realized you didn’t know that person as well as you wished you had?

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Save Gas, Shop Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

What do hot dogs, repurposed items, fashion and accessories, home décor and Made in Oklahoma craft products all have in common?

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Music Legends Teach Their Craft

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2012

While legend Roy Clark doesn’t teach guitar or fiddle lessons in Claremore, he has endorsed the Northeast Technology Center’s music school which now carries his name.

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Experience, Knowledge and Integrity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2012

For almost three decades, Candi Czapansky has been one of the smiling faces at the Rogers County Court Clerk’s office.

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Win Big for Shopping in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Do you need some extra money for holiday spending or for paying off your holiday shopping bills?

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You’ll Have a “Dickens of a Time”

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Can you do the Vienna Waltz, the Virginia reel or the Shoddish? Maybe the Grand March or the Polka is more your style.

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Annual Lilac Festival Is Blossoming

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Claremore is the place to be for family-friendly fun and free entertainment on May 4 and 5 as the annual Lilac Festival returns to downtown Main Street.

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Bibs Optional

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

You might want to bring your own bib when you attend the 11th annual Claremore Reveille Rotary Club’s Boots & BBQ festival, scheduled for May 11 and 12 at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs.

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Coming Up Vintage

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

Vintage clothing, antique dolls, cottage style and shabby chic décor, homemade body butters and soaps, floral décor and more will be part of the Rogers County Historic…

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The Butler Did It

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

The year is 1950. The head “Boss” of a crime gang from Kansas City, Missouri has rented a large house in Claremore for a meeting with Mr. Big, a rival gang boss from St.

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So You Think You Can Cook Barbecue?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

If you think you’re better than your average backyard barbecuer, here’s your chance to not only prove it, but “to get your grill on” at the 11th annual Claremore…

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Artisan Boutique Drawing a Crowd

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2012

Jerry Fairchild is the first to admit that he is not crafty. Eileen Skockopole confesses she doesn’t have a head for business.

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Being 50+ Has Its Rewards

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

If you’re 50 or older, there are some advantages, especially when it comes to insurance.

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Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

An old adage goes: “You can’t really understand another ­person’s experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.”To bring more awareness to and raise fun…

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Back to a Pain-Free Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

For 15 years, Stephen Hager ­battled back pain. Physical ­therapy, steroid injections, ­electric stimulation and painkillers didn’t relieve the pain following an accident in 1997.

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Claremore Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

Would you like to win a pot o’ gold?

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ESA Invites You to B-I-N-G-O

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

Nothing creates more excitement in the small Oklahoma ­community of Inola than ­supporting a good cause.

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Ladies Day Out

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2012

Hobbies, health and wellness, money management and more issues important to women are on tap for the ultimate ladies day out, which is returning on Saturday, March 17 wi…

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Where's Wanda?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

    If you’ve been searching for your favorite Owasso veterinary technician, look no further!

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles Over Remodel

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2012

For 30 years, Rex Marsh has been involved in the manufacturing, fabrication and installation of cultured marble and granite countertops, showers and bathtubs.

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Glow from Head to Toe

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2012

Touch of Sun Tanning Salon has loyal support from its customers. The business has received awards not only for their salon in Owasso, but at their Sand Springs facility as well.

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Varicose Veins Hurt More Than Your Vanity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2012

Varicose veins are not only unsightly but sometimes very painful. Old treatments for the problem often involved vein stripping, which was the only way to get relief from the pain.

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New Year, New You Seminar

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Have you ever considered a ­cosmetic procedure but were uncertain about which one best suits your needs?

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Pets Are Part of the Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2012

When pet owners walk through the doors of Owasso’s new Family Animal Medicine (F.A.M.), they’ll feel right at home with familiar faces greeting them.

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Time to Get Fit

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

What sets Fitness Time for Ladies apart from other gyms in the Claremore area?

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Good Samaritans in Need of Space

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2012

Last January, the Good Samaritan Ministry served 44 Rogers County families during a four-hour span. The Claremore-based ministry opened its doors for business in June of 1996.

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Stepping on Cancer

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

“Cancer does not discriminate and it’s important to get the ­message out,” says Lyndse Tatum, co-chair of this year’s Rogers County Relay For Life.

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Learn and Play at Emily’s

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Cindy Rickard believes that play should be fun as well as educational and creative.

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Finding Perfect Shoes Is No Big Feat

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

They’ve been voted the best shoe store in Claremore for many years.

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Guys, Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2011

Okay men, here’s your chance to stay on good terms with your wife and have an opportunity to score a flat-screen TV to be ­given away to one lucky husband on Thursday, December 8.

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Ensuring Help with Your Finances

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2011

Since Ryan Neely was a child, he’s had an interest in numbers, especially ones involving finances.

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Not Your Run of the Mill Feed Store

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

You might think Stillwater Milling Company is just a farm and feed store. However, when you walk through their front door at 721 W. 6th St.

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Shop for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Since they opened their doors at 405 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in March of this year, Thrift Harbor has continued to grow each month.

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Shop Local to Get on Santa’s Nice List

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011

If you need some extra money for holiday spending or to pay bills, then plan your shopping by patronizing Claremore businesses for the annual Santa Cash ­promotion, whi…

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Claremore Lights the Way

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

Claremore’s Will Rogers Boulevard will glow with ­thousands of lights when the annual Christmas parade travels down the well-known route to bring smiles to area child…

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Have a Dickens of a Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

Can you polka, waltz or do the Virginia reel? Maybe the Galop or Cotillion is more your style?

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Float Through Holiday Homes

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

In this rural Oklahoma ­community with a population of approximately 2,000, the Gamma Pi ESA has a passion and concern for helping others.

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Homes for Christmas

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

In a Claremore tradition dating back to 1983, the Junior Ocieleta Club will host its ­annual Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

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Bank Gives Cash Back to Customers

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2011

Even as free checking, free debit cards and debit card rewards ­programs are disappearing from many large banks across the United States, RCB Bank is launching a new ch…

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A Taste of Native American Culture

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011

Authentic Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, food, singing and stomp dancing are returning to the Rogers State University campus in Claremore on Saturday, November 12.

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Santa Claus Making His First Trip to Verdigris

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

Tradition (noun): the handing down of statements, beliefs, ­legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practi…

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Making Dreams and Themes Come True

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2011

They didn’t have much money, but Deborah Woodard and Tiffany Goodwin had something else.

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Have You Heard the Latest Buzz?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

Plans are buzzing for the annual “To Bee or Not to Bee” Spelling Bee & Silent Auction fundraiser sponsored by the Rogers County Literacy Council (RCLC).

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Silent Auction Offers A Little Bit of Everything

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: June 2010

Have you ever wanted to learn how to surf, water ski or wakeboard? Maybe learning to knit is more your style. Do you like to cook, indoors or out? Maybe you are a gardener or a bird watcher.

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The Bee Is Back

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: May 2010

Can you spell better than a fifth grader?

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Changing Lives through Tutoring

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: April 2010

Do you like to make a difference in other people’s lives? Becoming a Rogers County Literacy Council (RCLC) tutor just might be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.

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Rogers County Literacy Council Celebrates Accomplishments

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2010

Imagine not being able to read the contents of a package you wanted to purchase at a grocery store.

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’Twas the Night Before the Festival of Trees

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009

‘Twas the night before the Festival of Trees and all through the RSU Centennial Center ballroom, children were inspecting the gingerbread village, enjoying Christmas treats and visiting with Santa.

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On Your Side

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2009

Mark Bransford, attorney at law, takes pride in helping injured Oklahomans, because he knows they are at a disadvantage when it comes to personal injury claims. “I see…

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To Bee or Not to Bee

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: May 2009

To bee or not to bee? That is the question. The answer? An inaugural Corporate Spelling Bee to raise funds for the Rogers County Literacy Council.

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Wonderful Gifts for Spring Occasions

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2009

If you’ve never stepped through the doors of J & J Pharmacy and Gifts, located in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore, you don’t know what you’ve been missing.

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Gifts and Décor Galore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2008

Longtime customers drive from Tulsa and Pryor, and from as far away as Coffeyville, Kansas, to purchase holiday gifts and decorations at J & J Pharmacy and Gifts, lo…

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Rebecca Lowe Muratet Seeks to Serve

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2008

Rebecca Lowe Muratet knows the importance of giving back to her community, and she credits her father for the honesty and strong work ethic she has developed in life.

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Claremore Celebrates Heritage

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2008

Claremore is a one-of-a-kind place with an interesting history.

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Rebecca Lowe Muratet Seeks to Serve

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: May 2008

Rebecca Lowe Muratet knows the importance of giving back to her community, and she credits her father for the honesty and strong work ethic she has developed in life.

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Better Quality, Lower Price in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2008

You don’t have to drive all the way to Kentucky to purchase one of the finest crafted portable buildings in the country.

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Filing Your Taxes with Instant Tax

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2008

Instant Tax Service has been named one of the fastest growing franchises by Entrepreneur magazine with 1400 stores in 30 states.

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Shop Claremore and Win Christmas Cash

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2007

“Some people have the Santa Cash drawing down to an art,” says Julie Adams, chairperson of the annual Shop Claremore campaign, which kicks off November 16.  “…

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Crazy for Crafts Fest Slated for November 2 - 3

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2007

For those who want to start their Christmas shopping early, Claremore Main Street’s Crazy for Crafts Fest is the place to visit.

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Having a Dickens of a Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: November 2007

Sidewalks and storefronts in downtown Claremore will be transformed into a Dickens-era wonderland at the annual Dickens on the Boulevard event.

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Will Rogers Days

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2007

Organized by the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Will Rogers Days is set for November 2 through 4. The annual celebration marks the birth of the famous Oklahoman.

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Pretty in Pink

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2007

At noon on October 19, hundreds of pink balloons will be released over Claremore from the Ne-Mar Shopping Center.

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Not Your Grandmother’s Wig

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2007

Mindy Gerving’s first question is, “Have you ever worn a wig?” Reply with an affirmative answer, and she will come back with, “Well, you haven’t ever felt anyt…

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New Look, New Name

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2007

Dan Neldon enjoys both bowling and seeing people have fun. This combination of interests conveniently led him and his wife, Lora, to purchase their second bowling alley.

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RCB Bank Opens Catoosa Branch

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

With the grand opening last month of their new 6,000 square foot branch at Catoosa, RCB is ready to serve customers with a full-service line of banking options, accordin…

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S.C.A.R.S. Helps Abandoned Pets

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2006

A fall indoor sale to benefit abandoned pets in Rogers County is scheduled for November 10 and 11 at the Claremore Expo Center.

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“Roundup for Jesus”

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2006

Rodeo fans are in for a treat when world champion cowboys and cowgirls ride into the Claremore Expo Center October 6-8 for the largest non-sanctioned rodeo in Oklahoma this year.

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Motorcycle Enthusiasts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2006

At the ripe old age of five, Jeff Williams was “helping” his father build his motorcycle swap meet business.

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Quality Homes: Affordable Price and a Perfect Location

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2006

One of Rogers County’s best-kept secrets is Claremore Lake. Within one-half mile of this tranquil setting is Prairie Lake subdivision where you can find quality homes at an affordable price.

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Senior Pro Rodeo Finals at Claremore Expo

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: October 2006

Like most Senior Pro Rodeo Association members, Jim and Dorene Mudd have competed in rodeos most of their lives.

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Mr. J’s Knows Tractors

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2006

Jim Brassfield started learning about tractors in the early 70’s as he and his father had a used truck and tractor lot next door to his Tire City store in Pryor.Brassf…

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Cancer Center Opens In Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: September 2006

Care… compassion… convenience… three words to describe the new Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center in Claremore.Dr. Thomas Scheer, M.D. saw a need in the Rogers Count…

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A Place of “Uniqueness”

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2006

Wade and Sherri Faust can describe their antique store in one word: “uniqueness.”Stroll through the aisles of Remember When.

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