Osage County Emergency Management is scheduling storm shelter seminars through Osage County. The seminars explain storm shelter rebates, which can provide up to $2,000 to assist in the cost of purchasing and installing a storm shelter at a home in Osage County.
The applicant must be the homeowner, and the home must be their primary residence. The home also must be located in Osage County. Storm shelters that are already installed are not eligible.
Eight meetings are scheduled throughout Osage County. Here’s the list.
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 21: Shidler Senior Citizens Center, 125 S. Cosden
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 22: Fairfax Senior Citizens Center, 600 W. Harrison
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 23: Pawhuska Fairgrounds, 320 Skyline Dr.
11 a.m and 6 p.m. Aug. 24: Skiatook Senior Citizens Center, 499 W. Rogers Blvd.
ELKS SCHEDULE STEAK NIGHT
The Pawhuska Elks Lodge will have its monthly steak night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday.
OSAGE COUNTY FAIR IS SEPT 7-9
The theme for this year’s Osage County Free Fair is “Discover the Prairie. The free fair is scheduled Sept. 7-9.
Open Classes, 4-H and OHCE exhibits will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7. The accepted items include everything from baking and candy making, arts and crafts, sewing, plants, garden produce, antiques & collectible and more. And, of course there will be livestock exhibits with contests and horse shows.
All Osage County residents are eligible to enter and take part in all of the activities. Entrance to all events will be free to the public.
There also be booth spaces for commercial vendors and for public service groups. Commercial vendor spaces are $20 each and not for profit booths are free. Schools in the county are also encouraged to take part by displaying art and activities done by their students and staff and to bring their students, faculty and staff to the fair on “School Day” Friday. Prizes will be awarded and expenses paid for those schools taking part in the fair.
A magician is lined up for Friday along with ther hands-on exhibits for kids. It is also hoped that some local musical entertainment can be found to entertain the public on Friday night. More events and activities are in the works and will be announced later.
A Talent Show will be held on Saturday afternoon along with a Chili Cook-off & Salsa Making Contest.
Fair Books are available at the Osage County Extension Office at 7th and Kihekah in Pawhuska and at the three Osage County District shops. Also, watch for updates and announcements on our Facebook page: Osage County Free Fair 2017
The Osage Nation is still handing out vouchers to those 55 and older at Title VI on the Osage Nation Campus. The vouchers are for non-tribal members too.
WIC vouchers will be issued at the Osage Nation WIC Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, until funds are depleted, at 1301 Grandview Ave. in Pawhuska.
Senior’s vouchers will be issued from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday via the Elder Nutrition Program at the Title VI Building, 350 Senior Drive in Pawhuska.
SCULPTURE EXHIBIT CONTINUES
Preserving Arts in the Osage is hosting the Oklahoma Sculpture Society Statewide Show. “Sculpture in the Osage” is now open and will run through Aug. 26 at Ole No. 1 Firehouse Art Center in historic downtown Pawhuska. The juried exhibition will highlight the work of members of the Oklahoma Sculpture Society. Hours for the show and sale will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday each week.
The Oklahoma Sculpture Society is a statewide organization working to improve their skills and highlight the work of Oklahoma Artists. Their annual show is an opportunity for the public to view and purchase these exceptional works of art.
Preserving Arts in the Osage is a non-profit focused on bringing the arts alive in Osage County, arts education and organizational collaborations that encourage the growth of the community.