Halloween Inc will be held at The Pawhuska Elks Lodge from 6-8 o.m. Thursday. This is for all kids 12 and younger. Come on out for food and games, a costume contest and more.


Washington County Home and Community Education (OHCE) is taking orders for homemade pie shells and dough balls. Five shells for $8 or five dough balls for $6. Call Lola at (918) 333-3920. Orders will be taken through Nov. 3. Pickup dates Nov. 13-16. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support Tri County Tech scholarships and community programs.


Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminded small nonfarm businesses in 13 Oklahoma counties and two neighboring Kansas counties of the Nov. 2 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Jan. 3.

The primary Oklahoma counties are Major and Washington. Neighboring Oklahoma counties include Alfalfa, Blaine, Dewey, Garfield, Kingfisher, Nowata, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa, Woods and Woodward. The neighboring Kansas counties are Chautauqua and Montgomery.

According to Garfield, small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.

The interest rate is 3.125 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

By law, SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.


Allen Brother’s Feed & Supply, a Purina® Certified Expert Dealer, is announcing its 2017 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, a customer appreciation event. Stop by Allen Brother’s feed & Supply located at 129 East 5th Street in on Nov. 4, to watch the OSU vs OU game on the big screen! Game starts at noon! Burgers, brats and refreshments also will be served. Don’t miss out a special savings throughout the store during our 1 day event!

Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the national 2017 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2017 Polaris® Ranger Utility Vehicle, a Trip-for-Two to the Purina® Animal Nutrition Center, or Orion® 65 Cooler.* See store for official rules.

“We are proud to serve the residents of our community and thank them for their continued loyalty,” James Allen, dealer. “We invite everyone to come celebrate our 2017 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days with us!”

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (www.purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States.