WATER DONATIONS SOUGHT

Drinking water is being sought for the customers of Hulah Water District No. 20, which has been placed under a water boil order until further notice.

The affected area of Osage County includes Bowring School. Hulah’s system has been operated under a temporary permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

Donations can be made by calling 918-440-2465. Water can also be dropped off with the attendant at the Wah Sha She campground shelter.

DINNER/MOVIE OFFERED

Shidler United Methodist Church is hosting a community dinner/movie night Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

Following a potluck dinner around 6:45 p.m., the movie Donovan’s Reef will be shown. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call 918-793-2710.

TRAIL RIDE ON TAP

Kaw Lake’s fifth-annual Cherokee Strip Trail Ride will be Friday through Sunday along the Five Fingers Equestrian Trail at Sarge Creek Cove near Kaw City.

Trail boss Rick Boyd can be contacted via e-mail at rimrock@yahoo.com. For more information, call 580-716-7423 or contact the Kaw Lake Association at 780-762-9494 or kawlake@cableone.net

PUBLIC HIKE SUNDAY

Osage Hills Hiking Club will hold its September public hike Sunday afternoon at Osage Hills State Park.

Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at the OHSP Barn (approximately 1 1/2 miles past the park entrance) and the hike will start at 2 p.m.

At a moderate pace along rocky trails through the woods, the three-mile hike is expected to last 2 1/2 hours. It will include frequent water breaks. Participants should wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots and bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinks and snacks. Rain gear and an extra layer of warm clothing are also recommended.

DUMP DAY PLANNED

Free Dump Day will be Saturday, Sept. 24, at drop sites in Pawhuska and three other Osage County communities.

Sponsored by Osage County Commissioners, the event will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In Pawhuska, items can be disposed of at Eighth Street and Pecan Avenue. A drop site also will be set up west of Shidler on State Highway 11. In Barnsdall, the drop-off location is to be 506 S. Fifth St. A Dump Day site in Skiatook will be at 2850 W. 133rd St. North.

Acceptable items will include passenger tires, without rims (tire dealers not allowed), appliances, furniture, mattresses/box springs, wood and brush. Some of the items that will not be accepted are household or commercial contractors’ trash, hazardous waste materials and other chemicals, including paint.

For more information, call: 1-800-259-1570.

ROCKETS TO LAUNCH

The High Frontier amateur rocket launch is to be held Sept. 24-25, at Pawhuska Municipal Airport.

This will be the 13th year for the local event, which is co-sponsored by Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce.

Around 300 rockets — ranging in size from a few ounces to more than 20 pounds — are expected to be launched. Flights will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until about 5 p.m. A Saturday “Night Launch” is set for 8 p.m.

Admission is free and drawings for Tulsa Rocketry Rocket giveaways will be conducted. Competitions are to include a “Closest to the Buffalo” contest for kids under 18. Cash prizes of $25 for first place, $15 for second and $10 for third will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. both days.