- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Candidate nominations for induction to the Claremore Wall of Fame are still being accepted, but time is short before the deadline closes.

The Claremore Wall of Fame committee will continue to accept nominations to be considered for induction through Friday, Aug. 7, said Claremore Wall of Fame Committee Chairman and J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum Executive Director Wayne McCombs.

“We have been accepting nominations for the past five weeks, but will be closing nominations next Friday (Aug. 7),” McCombs said. “We’ve gotten some good suggestions but are still welcoming any others for the next week — anyone may nominate a citizen to us by letter or e-mail.”

Nominations must be accompanied by a 200 word or less background on the person or persons.

The purpose of the Claremore Wall of Fame is to honor those “past and present citizens of Claremore or Rogers County who have made great contributions to the betterment of society.”

Originally at the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, the Claremore Wall of Fame was recently moved to the lobby of the new Claremore Conference Center at the Holiday Inn Express on Country Club Road in Claremore.

“In the future, Wall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at the new conference center,” said committee member John Cary. “This is a great location to show our city’s past history and the pride we have in our people that make Claremore a great place.

“We hope to have an announcement about new inductees and an induction gala in the fall,” he said.

Current members of the Claremore Wall of Fame are J.M. Davis, Elizabeth Gordon, W. R. Howell, Clem McSpadden, Patti Page, Andy Payne, Frank and Ludmilla Robson, Lynn Riggs, Clem Rogers, Will Rogers, Stuart Roosa, Stratton Taylor, Helen Walton and Laurey Williams.

To nominate someone for the Claremore Wall of Fame, contact Wayne McCombs at the J.M. Davis Museum at P.O. Box 966, Claremore, OK 74018, or at [email protected], by Friday, Aug. 7.


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