CITY FILING PERIOD CLOSES WEDNESDAY


Candidates for municipal offices in the city of Pawhuska will file declarations of candidacy ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Declarations of candidacy will be accepted at the County Election Board office for the indicated offices for each of the following offices:


Ward 3: 3 year term


Ward 4: 3 year term


The municipal offices at stake in the city of Pawhuska will be filled if needed in the nonpartisan primary election scheduled Feb. 13, and the general election, if needed, is scheduled for April 3.


For more information, contact the Osage County Election Board at (918) 287-3036.


BROWN MANSION CANDLELIT TOURS


COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — The annual Candlelit Tours at the historic Brown Mansion in Coffeyville, Kan., will be held Dec. 10, 13, 17, 20 and 23 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door. The event will include self-guided tours of the Mansion with over 40 Christmas trees displayed throughout the home decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.


Special music will be played in the Music room. Magnolia Scents from Independence, Kansas will provide all the candles for the Candlelit tours. The Coffeyville Historical Society will have candles on sale in the Gift Shop.


Visitors can also enjoy the new addition of outside lights and tune in to 95.9 to enjoy the light show. All proceeds go towards the restoration and maintenance of the Brown Mansion.


RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES


The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the gift of life in less time.


At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedules– but the need for blood remains. To help donors fit in a donation, the Red Cross offers three easy ways to make helping save lives faster and more convenient:


RapidPass – Donors can complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online to save about 15 minutes at their donation. In September, RapidPass became available on mobile devices, giving donors the ability to complete their RapidPass from a smartphone, tablet or computer.


Blood Donor App – Through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, users can find local blood drives and donation centers, schedule an appointment, receive appointment reminders and keep track of total blood donations – all from the palm of their hand.


Online appointment scheduling – Donors can conveniently schedule an appointment and find tips for a successful blood or platelet donation at redcrossblood.org.


“The Red Cross is thankful for the generosity of donors who help keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood products, but we know that the holiday activities that we cherish most can make it difficult for many regular donors to find a moment to donate this time of year,” said Jan Hale, communications manager, Southwest Blood Services Region. “We hope technologies like online appointment scheduling, the Blood Donor App and RapidPass will make it a little easier for donors to give more life for patients this holiday season.”


Patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions, and all blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply is available. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To learn more about RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.


Upcoming blood donation opportunities through Dec. 15


Osage County


Barnsdall


DEC. 13: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Barnsdall High School, 200 S. 8th St.


Washington County


Bartlesville


DEC. 10: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Adams Boulevard Church of Christ, 3700 SE Adams Blvd.