FLAG RETIREMENT EVENT

Eagle Scout candidate Justen Turner will conduct a flag-retirement ceremony Saturday at Pawhuska’s Veterans Monument Park, located at Main Streer and Lynn Avenue.

The ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Persons with flags to be retired should drop them off at 702 E. 21st St., which is the home of American Legion Post 198 Commander Newt Brown.

Flag donors may also call 918-287-1714 or 580-763-2595.

Although Turner is currently registered with Troop 103 in Bartlesville, Saturday’s event is being coordinated by Pawhuska Troops 43 and 33.

Turner is the 17-year-old son of Tara Dennis and Jason Turner. The flag ceremony will complete his Eagle Scout project requirements.

REPUBLICANS TO MEET

Osage County Republicans have a meeting scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Highway 20 Diner in Skiatook.

According to a meeting’s agenda, there will be updates from newly elected officials. and discussion about an upcoming county convention and District 1 County Commissioner candidates.

The meeting is slated to begin at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Cathy Miller at 918-697-9763.

WEATHER WATCHERS

Osage County’s Office of Emergency Management will host a storm spotter training class March 21.

The free session begins at 7 p.m. in the Osage County Fairgrounds Ag Building.

Class participants will be taught about ways of detecting severe weather.

No pre-registration is required for the class. For more information, please call 918-287-2285.

As part of its early-warning process for severe storms and tornadoes, the National Weather Service relies on information from trained volunteers to provide supplemental information for NWS doppler radar findings.

BLOOD NEED NOTED

Latest reports on the nation’s blood supply are indicating that there is an immediate need for type O-negative, according to the Oklahoma Blood Institute, which provides blood to approximately 90 percent of the state’s medical facilities.

Oklahoma Blood Institute is urging donors to Keep It Local by giving blood at Oklahoma Blood Institute donor center locations and mobile blood drives.

This year, Oklahoma Blood Institute marks 40 years of saving local lives. Oklahoma Blood Institute, a non-profit blood center, serves more than 160 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide.

Appointments aren’t required but they can be made by calling 877.340.8777.