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Saturday has been designated as a “Free Dump Day” at several Osage County locations.

In conjunction with April 22 being “Earth Day,” local and county officials are offering the restricted free dumping between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drop-off locations for the project include the Osage County District No. 1 Shop at 8th and Pecan in Pawhuska, the county barn west of Shidler on Highway 11 and at 506 S. 5th St. in Barnsdall.

Information is to be furnished on the types of items being accepted, officials said. Persons with questions are asked to call 1-800-259-1570.



The Osage Nation recently received an internet access grant of nearly $3 million dollars to provide broadband services Grayhorse, a traditional tribal community located near Fairfax.

Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Connect Grant will be used to establish an ON-owned broadband company capable of delivering high-speed internet services to Grayhorse and the surrounding area.

The Grayhorse Broadband Project is considered to be the first phase of a program the will eventually provide affordable high-speed internet services throughout Osage County.

Contact for more information.



The Kiwanis Club’s annual Bike Rodeo will be held Saturday on the Pawhuska Elementary School parking lot.



“The Painted Hills,” a 1951 movie featuring canine star Lassie, will be shown this Saturday at the Constantine Theater.

Constantine Arts Council has offered a different vintage films each Saturday this month at the historic downtown theater, located at 110 W. Main. Shows start at 5 p.m. Admission is 50 cents and concessions will be available.

April’s final feature will be “A Farewell to Arms” on Saturday, April 29. Gary Cooper stars in this 1957 movie adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s semi-autobiographical novel about an ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War.



Osage Hills Hiking Club is offering its first public hike of the season Sunday.

Registration for the club’s fourth-annual “Earth Day Hike” begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Osage Hills State Park “barn.” The barn is located on the park entrance road (State Highway 35) about a half mile before the OHSP office. To reach the barn, take the road on the left after crossing the native-stone bridge.

The moderately-paced hike starts around 2 p.m. and proceeds along narrow, rocky trails while going through the woods and past rocky bluffs. It will take approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete, club members said.

Organizers asked parents to consider that children younger than 7 or 8 years of age may find the hike too difficult.



A golf tournament to benefit ailing local resident Terry Taylor is scheduled Saturday, April 29, at Pawhuska Golf & Country Club.

Entry fee will be $50 per person. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Tee off for the four-player scramble is 12:30 p.m. A potluck dinner is planned.

Persons wishing to sign up for the event should call Natasha Olsen at 918-671-3865 or contact her by email at



“Bridge to Friendship,” a contract bridge festival, will be held Saturday at Pawhuska’s Velma B. Oakes Family Life Center, 620 Leahy Ave.

Sponsored by the local P.E.O., the ninth-annual tournament offers two levels of competition — beginners and advanced.

Entry fee is $25 and checks should be made out to P.E.O. Chapter EM, attn.: Lindy Hudson. Anyone with a question can call 918-440-9940.


A special exhibit of Native American artwork will remain on display until the end of April at the historic Fred Drummond Home, located at 305 N. Price Ave., in Hominy.

Works byHominy’s Cha Tullis and Lisa Weaver and Pawhuska artists Joe Don Brave, Addie Roanhorse, Danette Daniels, Bill Hague, Frank Lorenzo and Dr. Robert Chesbro, are included in the show, which will feature paintings, pottery, sculpture and ribbon work.



Kaw Lake Association’s 2017 Miss Kaw Lake Pageants are to be held Saturday, April 22, at Kaw City Community Center.

Four age divisions include: Baby Kaw Lake (for ages 5 and under), Little Miss Kaw Lake (age 6-9), Jr. Miss Kaw Lake (age 10-14) and Miss Kaw Lake, for 15- through 18-year-olds.