MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION


Saturday block party moved to fairgrounds


The Pawhuska Merchants Association has planned a block party from 3-6 p.m. Saturday to provide gift cards to local teachers for classroom supplies. The block party will feature music, food and good times. Meal tickets will be sold for $5 each, and there will be raffle prizes awarded at 5:15 p.m. to winners who remain in attendance.


Block party activities will be from 3-6 p.m. and have been moved from downtown Pawhuska to the Ag Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds due to weather considerations, organizer Cheryl Potts said. Civic clubs, churches and families are encouraged to attend this family-oriented event. For information, call Cheryl Potts at (918) 850-1006.


DRUMMOND HOME


Period style show slated for Sept. 22


HOMINY — Friends of the Fred Drummond Home Style Show is set for 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the Osage County Co-op building, 207 E. Main, Hominy. Martha Ray of Pawnee will speak about period clothing while her models wear attire from the Civil War era to the mid 1960s. Door prizes, and refreshments served.


Tickets for limited seating available for $12 each. Stop by the Drummond Home or purchase by mail, 305 N. Price, Hominy, OK 74035, or call (918) 885-2374. To learn of upcoming Drummond Home events and exhibits, follow their Facebook page, Frederick Drummond Home of the Oklahoma Historical Society.


WAHZHAZHE


Encampment deadline nears


The 10th Annual WahZhaZhe Cultural Encampment will be held Oct. 20-21. Registration began Aug. 20. Registration deadline is Sept. 21. Register for the cultural encampment online at www.osagenation-nsn.gov or email culturalcenter@osagenation-nsn.gov, or call (918) 287-5555. Some of the guidelines include:In order to register you must be Osage.


Non-Osage parents, spouses, and significant others are encouraged to participate as guests of a registered Osage member.


Children under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


You must agree to complete the orientation and training the morning the adventure begins.


Absolutely, no drugs or alcohol will be allowed during the event.


No onsite registrations will be accepted.


The mission of the WahZhaZhe Cultural Center is to ensure the survival of the WahZhaZhe Nation of people. We will share, preserve, and celebrate the values, teachings and tribal ways that Osage elders entrusted to present and future generations. Strength comes from the commitment of the WahZhaZhe people and the knowledge that the WahZhaZhe Nation is blessed by WaKonDa.


Physical Address: WahZhaZhe Cultural Center, 220 W. Main, Pawhuska, OK 74056. Office phone: (918) 287-5555.


WINTER PROGRAM


3 speakers to talk with ranchers


Osage County Extension will be offering an educational program later this month that will help area ranchers customize their winter rations. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 20, at the Ag Extension Building with a welcome and dinner. The meal will be sponsored by Blue Sky Bank and Oklahoma Ag Credit.


Free hay tests, in advance of the meeting, must be submitted by this Friday, Sept. 7. You must attend the Sept. 20 meeting to qualify for the free hay test. For more information about the free hay tests, contact one of your local Extension Educators, Branden Handke and Rick Clovis, at (918) 287-4170.


The program on Sept. 20 will feature three speakers. They will be Dr. Hailin Zhang, director of Oklahoma State University’s Soil Testing Lab, who will talk about interpreting sample results; Earl H. Ward, the Northeast District Nutritionist, who will talk about the nutritional needs of beef cattle and the role of hay/supplements in meeting those needs; and Scott Clawson, the Northeast District Economist, who will talk about the economics of supplementation and tips to meet production goals feasibly.