ABSENTEE DEADLINE FOR AREA ELECTIONS

The deadline is fast approaching for registered Osage County voters to apply for having absentee ballots mailed to them for March 7 special elections in Wynona and Barnsdall, Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner said.

In order to to be processed in time for the election, applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, Conner said.

Any registered voter who is eligible to vote in the election can vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, she added. Absentee voters can apply in person at the County Election Board office, 630 Kihekah Ave. They also can send their applications by mail, fax or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at www.elections.ok.gov.

The Town of Wynona Special election is for an ordinance granting PSO certain franchise rights for operating an electric business. Wynona School District is calling for a $160,000 building bond issue. A special March 7 election in the Barnsdall School District regards a $5.8 million bond proposal.

POSTOAK RACE CHALLENGE

TULSA — Postoak Lodge & Retreat will hold its annual Postoak Challenge Endurance Race this Friday and Saturday.

The Challenge is comprised of three trail runs through the scenic Osage Hills, north of Tulsa. Trails run through meadows, past rocky outcroppings, creeks and into deep woods.

“As stated on the website, the run is not for the faint of heart,” said Evan Townsend, Postoak’s guest service manager, “It is definitely a challenge.”

Register on the POSTOAK Challenge website: postoakrun.com. Questions about the run are being taken at postoakrun@yahoo.com.

Lodging is available at POSTOAK Lodge Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for $99 per room for a two-night stay, and a one-night stay is available for $129. Food packages are not optional and are $12 per person for meals Thursday night and $30 per person for Friday and Saturday. Food package includes two breakfasts and two dinners for the two-night stay and three breakfasts and two dinners for the three-night stay.

“The hills of Osage County provide a beautiful but difficult course with a little bit of everything, from rocky areas to creek crossings to muddy trails.

Located at 5323 West 31st St. North, Postoak Lodge operates as a retreat for business meetings, conferences and training sessions as well as weddings, special events and family reunions.

The Lodge’s website is www.postoaklodge.com. For online booking to the POSTOAK Challenge go to https://reservations.postoaklodge.com (Use Group ID: 1734.) The phone number for the Lodge 918.425.2112.

DRUMMOND HOME PLANS

Works of several Osage County artists will be featured in an Indian art exhibit planned for April at the Drummond Home, located at 305 N. Price in Hominy.

The historic home is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are given between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the week and from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays, when the last tour starts at 4. For more information, contact the Drummond Home at 918-885-2374.

ELK’S STEAK NIGHT

Saturday is a Steak Night at the Elk’s Lodge.

This month, a 1 -ounce ribeye is offered for $17 and a 10-ounce ribeye goes for $14. The steaks will be cooked to order and served with either a baked potato or french fries, salad bar and dessert. Add four shrimp to your dinner for an additional $2. An eight-piece shrimp dinner with all the fixings is $13 and a six-piece shrimp meal is $11. Substitute a chicken breast for the small ribeye at the same price. Hamburger steaks and hamburgers also are available.

Offered to the public, so bring your friends. Dinner is served from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CHURCH AUCTION

A Lord’s Acre Sale will be hosted Saturday by Foraker’s United Methodist Church.

Following a dinner that starts at 5 p.m., the auction is to get under way at 7. There will be lots of items to bid on it’s too difficult to list them - so - Hope To See You There. For info call 918-793-2710

FAT MONDAY EVENTS

Shidler UMC is going to have a “Fat Monday Breakfast,” with pancakes and sausage, from 7-10 a.m. Monday It will be followed by a “Fat Monday Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sausage, beans and cornbread are to be served at both breakfast and lunch, with payment to be by donation. For more information, call 918-793-2710.