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Bells Will Be Ringing in Rogers County

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2019

This holiday season, the ringing of a small bell resonates the sound of hope for thousands who are hungry and homeless. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and their fundraising goals are higher than ever this year. The volunteers collecting donations in front of stores believe in the generosity of the community and are giving their time to raise money for locals in need. Read the full story at ValueNews.com.

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An Annual Tribute to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2019

The annual Will Rogers tribute hosted by the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club begins with the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on November 2 at 10 a.m. followed by music performances from Jana Jae and Becky Hobbs and a Haute Hat Contest in remembrance of Will's wife, Betty. This event celebrates 120 years of the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club and honors the legacy of Oklahoma's Favorite Son, Will Rogers. Find more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Lights! Cameras! Action!

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2019

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will be coming to Claremore October 30 through November 2, with categories including College Shorts, Made in Oklahoma, American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous, Documentary, Narrative, Comedy and Children’s. There will be lots of activities throughout the Festival including a Kick-Off event, lectures, after parties, lots of movies to watch at different venues around Claremore and the Dog Irons Award Ceremony on November 2nd at the Will Rogers Auditorium on the Rogers State University campus. Read more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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County Fair Premium Sale Benefits Local Youth Through Raising Funds, Character

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2019

The Rogers County Youth Livestock Premium Sale is slated for Monday, Sept. 16, at the Claremore Expo, following the Rogers County Fair. The premium sale honors the hard work of the top livestock exhibitors and supports several students within Rogers County’s 4-H and FFA programs. These funds aid in their future agriculture project endeavors, as well as their educational goals. This event teaches youth about project management, finances, time management and other life skills to develop their character and promote excellence. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Spirits to Fly High at Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2019

Saturday, August 10, the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In will fill the sky over the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeast Oklahoma with planes of all makes and models, as pilots make their way to Oologah for this annual family event. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., bring the entire family out for ood trucks, classic cars, Cherokee weaving and Cherokee storytelling by Robert Lewis, a remote control plane display presented by the American Turf Flyers, inflatables, face painting, and more. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Putting the 'Fun' in Fundraiser

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2019

The annual the Inola Gamma Pi ESA Bunco tournament returns August 24 at 4pm at the Inola Hay Capital Round-Up Club. Pre-register by August 19 to save $5 on the $20 entry fee. Bunco is a simple-to-learn and easy-to-play dice game and several gift basket prizes will be awarded to the winners. This year's event will be raising money for the Compassion Women’s Center, Food 4 Kids at Inola Schools, and the Rogers County Blue Starr Mothers. Find out how to pre-register for the event and learn more about Bunco and Gamma Pi ESA in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Legacy of Preservation

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2019

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club is hosting their 13th annual Old-Fashioned Picnic on May 18, 2019 at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. This event is about embracing the history and traditions of the Cherokee people and celebrating the community between friends and neighbors. The event is open to the public and is free to enter; however, a $10 or more donation is suggested. Guests to the event will find music and entertainment, traditional Cherokee games, hog fry, trout pond, vendors and much more. Find all of the details in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Boots & Bling: More than Just a Dance

By: Melynda Stone | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2019

The "Me & My Guy" Father-Daughter Dance hosted by Rogers County Youth Services will be on February 23 at the Rogers State University’s Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Code Red

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2018

Enrolling in Code Red is quick and simple. Simply go to www.rogerscounty.org. Then, click on the Code Red icon. From there, you will create an account and select the types of notifications you would like to receive—whether emergency warnings, only, or general warnings (e.g. road closures directly affecting your area of residence, utility outages, etc.) as well.

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Local Finds For Your Home

By: Values Editor | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2018

Mark your calendar for April 6-8 to attend the 2018 Claremore Home and Garden Show.

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Chair-ity Auction 'Roaring into Town'

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2018

Step into a bygone era, the Roaring Twenties, for an evening of entertainment and a chance to positively impact local youth! Make plans now to attend the annual Chair-ity Auction celebrating the 20th anniversary of Volunteers for Youth (VFY).

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The 11th Annual Me & My Guy Dance

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2018

This year, the theme for the event is “Mad Hatter’s Ball”, and the ballroom will be transformed into a magical wonderland.

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Grabbing Christmas Cash in Claremore

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2017

On December 16, at 11 a.m. sharp, at Will Rogers Downs, the jolly old elf himself will spin the giant hopper and draw the winning tickets for the following cash prizes: two $1,000 cash prizes; a $2,500 cash prize and the grand prize of $10,000!

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Ho Ho Holiday Gift Baskets at Swan Dairy

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2017

Swan Dairy Farms is a fourth generation dairy farm that has been in operation since 1923 and it’s only one of two dairy farms in Oklahoma that sells Grade A raw milk and Grade A raw milk products, such as cheese, cheese curds and even Amelia’s Creamery yogurt made from Swan’s cream. Many are unaware of the health benefits associated with unpasteurized dairy products.

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Safenet Services Festival of Trees

By: Alexandra Seifried | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017

The Festival of Trees Auction & Gala is scheduled for Friday, December 1st at 6pm at the Claremore Conference Center. All proceeds from this premier holiday event will benefit Safenet Services, Inc.

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Christmas is Coming

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017

Christmas, as it might have been celebrated at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Will’s childhood, will be recreated in the third annual Will’s Country Christmas.

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Relive the Past & Inspire the Future

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The purpose of each activity is clear: “…to promote and preserve our Cherokee history and culture and to focus on higher education for Cherokee students,” explains Ollie Starr, IWPC Event Coordinator. Annual events include, among others: the Old Fashioned Picnic each May at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah; an annual Tea and Wild Onion Feast as well as weekly art classes offered at the Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea.

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Leading Ladies Announced

By: Jessica Jackson | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The result are in – seven local women are considered Leading Ladies.

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Halloween is Spooktacular

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

A Night at the Museum Returns for Halloween!

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Will Rogers Birthday Bash

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2017

The Claremore Museum of History and Gazebo Park will set the scene for the Will Rogers’ Birthday Bash at the end of the Nov. 4 parade through Claremore down Will Rogers Blvd.

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Rogers County Fair: An Oklahoman Artisan's Haven

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2017

Rogers County Fair has become a haven for artisans and makers, with categories for competition including every imaginable category from home economics to agriculture to art. Pot holders, wood crafts, and oil paintings are all among the countless creative expressions to be seen during the fair.

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The Good Samaritan Ministry: Seeking Partners in Growth

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2017

As great as the need that exists, so, too, is the need for support. Perhaps the greatest need of all is that of monetary donations. In May, GSM kicked off its Partners in Growth Campaign to raise at least $100,000 for the expansion and renovation of their facility.

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Put on Your Dancing Shoes and Head for the “Hop”!

By: Steve Blahut | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2017

Rogers County Youth Services (RCYS) is excited to announce their annual fundraiser for 2017. Grab your poodle skirt and hair grease and come enjoy a retro night all about the 50s.

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Will & Wiley: Flying into Oologah

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2017

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Gates open at 7:30 a.m.) Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah, OK

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A Visionary in Eye Care

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2017

Though her last name has changed to Dr. Abby Hogle Fowler (formerly Dr. Abby Hogle Overstreet), her commitment to excellence in eye care has not. Abby Hogle Fowler, O.D. is the owner and founder of Advanced Vision Center, 860 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. in Claremore, in operation since 2008.

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West Bend Winterland

By: Lisa Rogers | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017

This great holiday event will kick off with the tree lighting ceremony on Monday, December 4th at 6 pm. Enjoy free hot coca and apple cider, skate for the first time and join us in kicking off the holiday season.

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