Do you need hope? Are you looking for direction? Come and join us for a night that will truly inspire you. Caleb Gordon will bring a hopeful Gospel centered message that will enlighten your heart at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Lynn Baptist Church, 314 Midland, Pawhuska.



JAN. 16

Kalem Marchesoni, 4 of Ponca City is fighting ALL Leukemia. He was originally treated for strep throat in December 2016, when blood work came back with the leukemia diagnosis. Marchesoni has had many blood transfusions during his treatment as he awaits a bone marrow transplant.

To help patients like Marchesoni, Pawhuska residents have the opportunity to donate blood at an Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive on from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the Osage Nation. The blood drive will be held at the Osage Nation Law Building, in the Conference Room (121A). Not only will donors being saving three lives with their donation, each blood donor will receive a free, limited edition, long-sleeved T-shirt.

Information will also be available on the Be the Match national bone marrow registry, to help patients like Marchesoni find a bone marrow transplant match.

“Some of our friends and neighbors are facing another year of difficult and life-threatening health challenges,” said Jan Laub, executive director, Tulsa. “Oklahoma Blood Institute invites those who are healthy but have never given life-saving blood to help challenge themselves to donate blood. And, since our current donors typically give only once or twice a year, we hope they are inspired to give as often as they can this year.”

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days. Platelet donations can be made as often as every 7 days, up to 24 times a year.

Donors also receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable at Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store. If donors opt not to take the t-shirt, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary donation to Global Blood Fund for blood center assistance in developing countries.

As a non-profit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute’s donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 160 hospitals statewide, including all Children’s, Indian and Veterans hospitals.

Appointments are not required but can be made by calling Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.

— Oklahoma Blood Institute



Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt will hold a public event in Osage County titled: “Oklahoma’s Turnaround: A Town Hall Meeting with Kevin Stitt” from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Pawhuska Community Center, 520 Lynn Avenue, Pawhuska.

The public is invited to attend.

“It is time for change at the state capitol that breaks through the gridlock created by career politicians,” said Stitt. “My goal with these public meetings is to hear directly from fellow Oklahomans about their thoughts, concerns, and hopes for our state. We are at a crossroads, and it is time for new leadership. I am ready to bring my success as a businessman to the capitol where together, with the vision of Oklahomans, we will address our current crisis and start moving conservative solutions forward again for a stronger Oklahoma.”

Stitt, a Republican candidate for governor, is the founder and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group (GMG) in Tulsa. GMG is one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage companies and employs more than 1,100 people providing mortgage services in 40 states. Stitt is a fourth-generation Oklahoma, growing up in Norman where his father was a minister. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 19 years and have six children. For more information go to www.StittForGovernor.com.

— Stitt For Governor