Toy trains at Christmas
A treasured holiday memory for some involves a toy train running around a beautifully lit Christmas tree.
City hosts variety of summer day camps
The city of Claremore is hosting a variety of summer camps during June and July.
Inola resident 100 years and counting
Katie May Williams, born Sept. 15, 1910, was inducted in the Centenarian Club of Oklahoma on April 6, 2012 in Inola.
Tips to help parents judge books for children
While the book-protesting actions of motivated parents and school boards make headlines, what gets lost in the shuffle is what goes on in each of our homes. As Banned Books Week begins, one librarian offers tips for parents weighing what kind of reading material to share with their children.
Singing Sensation - Verdigris' Liz Goins working on music career
While most 10-year-old girls are busy watching music sensation Hannah Montana or wishing they could meet the talented Jonas brothers or little Justin Bieber, Liz Goins is hoping to be the next teen music sensation.
A single girl’s celebration of love and marriage
With all the negative depictions of marriage we are bombarded with on TV and in the movies, seeing a strong, happy marriage is like a breath of fresh air.
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RAD offers practical self-defense
To potential rape victims, Claremore Police Officer Robin Blair offers this advice: Don’t get mad, get RAD.
RAD, or the Rape Aggression Defense system is a program of realistic, self-defense techniques taught to women in a classroom setting by certified instructors from the community.
“We’ve been doing RAD programs through the police department for years now, usually a few courses a year, sometimes more, depending on demand,” said Blair, certified RAD instructor. “Our last program was in April and response to it was overwhelmingly positive, so we’re scheduling our next (RAD) program for later this month.”
During the program, Blair, again with officers Danny Dobbins and Michael Shaver, teaches women no-nonsense means of protecting themselves against an attacker.
RAD program teaches women practical self-defense tactics
Twenty years ago, being “rad” meant being cool.
Today, “RAD” means being able to protect yourself against an attacker if you’re a woman.
The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques taught to women in a classroom setting by certified instructors from the community.
Enter Claremore Police officer Robin Blair.
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