WIC/SENIOR

VOUCHERS

The 2017 farmers market vouchers will be issued soon as several locations.

WIC vouchers will be issued at the Osage Nation WIC Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, beginning June 12 and lasting until funds are depleted, at 1301 Grandview Ave. in Pawhuska. Vouchers also will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 12, 13 and 19 at 519 Maplewood Lane in Skiatook, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 and 12 at 303 E. Main St. in Hominy, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 and 22 at 64560 US Hwy 60 in McCord, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 15 and July 6 at 261 N. Main St. in Fairfax.

Senior’s vouchers will be issued from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (beginning June 12 until funds are depleted) via the Elder Nutrition Program at the Title VI Building, 350 Senior Drive in Pawhuska. Vouchers will also be available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 12 and 13 at Osage Nation WIC Clinic in Skiatook, June 14 at Osage Nation WIC Clinic in Hominy, June 15 at Osage Nation WIC Clinic in Fairfax, June 19 at Wynona City Hall, and June 20 at Barnsdall Community Center.

BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 12:30-6:30 p.m. June 8 at Skiatook United Methodist Church, 1007 S. Osage St. To make an appointment or for more information, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

HYDRANT TESTING

Pawhuska Fire Department began testing and flushing of fire hydrants this week, Fire Chief Gip Allen said.

The annual process was to start Monday in the neighborhoods near Williams Park, according to Allen. Hydrants west of Grandview Avenue will be next ones checked, the PFD chief added.

“Testing should be finished within two or three weeks,” Allen said.

Since some discoloration of water may occur during the testing process, residents in affected areas are advised to use caution when laundering clothes.

LUNCHTIME

PROGRAM

The Chamber of Commerce will present “Leadership Pawhuska: Food For Thought” on Thursday at the Pawhuska Community Center, 520 Lynn Ave.

Scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program is to be the latest of a “Lunch and Learn” series the Chamber offers in partnership with The Strategy Center. An exploration of Pawhuska’s tourism opportunities will include interactive discussions with Todd Stallbaumer from the Oklahoma Tourism Department.

Please RSVP to Reba Bueno @ pawhuskachamber@sbcglobal.net or 918-287-1208.

ONM BOOKINGS

Special book-related events are scheduled in June and July at the Osage Nation Museum, 819 Grandview Ave.

A panel discussion of “Celebrating the Life of John Joseph Mathews, Osage Writer” is planned for Wednesday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. with local Mathews-authority Harvey Payne and Dr. Garrick Bailey, an Osage expert from the University of Tulsa.

Written by 44-year-old Oklahoma City professor Michael Snyder, the book was released last week by the University of Oklahoma Press. Snyder, who earned a doctorate from OU, is to be on hand to join in the discussions

Also participating will be Russ Tall Chief, who wrote the book’s forward. Tall Chief, a great-nephew of famed ballerinas Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, is, himself, a traditional Osage dancer.

On July 6, the ON Museum will be welcoming poet Elise Paschen, the late Maria Tallchief’s daughter, for another literary summer event.