BEEF CATTLE


OSU Extension plans


meeting on cattle health


On Feb. 21, OSU Extension is hosting an educational meeting to go over general herd health protocols for beef cattle. Producers with or interested in cow-calf operations and stockers will learn about up-to-date protocols in wormers, vaccinations, etc. from OSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Barry Whitworth. A presentation to update you on fly control products and techniques will follow, which will be presented by Dr. Justin Talley, OSU Extension Livestock Entomologist.


The meeting will start at noon and a meal will be provided at no charge, compliments of Merck Animal Health. We are asking for those interested in attending to RSVP before Feb. 20, so we know how much food to provide. If you miss the deadline, feel free to still attend. Please call the Osage County Extension Office at 918-287-4170 to RSVP or with any questions you may have.


DRUMMOND HOME


Antique doll exhibit


to begin in February


The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will be the host in February for an exhibit of antique dolls. The exhibit will feature a broad range of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner and Koppelsdorf. There will also be china, porcelain and paper dolls. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of various dolls. The antique doll exhibit is included in the regular admission fee for the Fred Drummond House. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors aged 62 and older, $4 for students, and free for children five years and under. Regular hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 918-885-2374.


MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS


Candidate filing


period starts Feb. 4


Candidates for municipal offices in Avant, Burbank, Barnsdall, Fairfax, Hominy, Prue, Shidler and Wynona will file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.


Kelly Chouteau, secretary of the Osage County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. Feb. 6.


Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the county Election Board office for the indicated offices for each of the following municipalities:


Town of Avant:


1 Trustee, 4-year term


Clerk/treasurer, 4-year term


City of Barnsdall:


Council member Ward 1, 4-year term


Council member Ward 3, 4-year term


Council member Ward 4, 2-year unexpired term


Mayor, 4-year term


City clerk, 4-year term


City marshal, 4-year term


Street commissioner, 4-year term


Town of Burbank:


2 trustees, 4-year terms


Town of Fairfax:


3 trustees, 4-year terms


Clerk/treasurer, 4-year term


City of Hominy:


Council member Ward 2, 4-year term


Council member Ward 3, 4-year term


City of Shidler:


Council member, Ward 1, 4-year term


Council member, Ward 2, 4-year term


Council member, Ward 3, 4-year term


Council member, Ward 4, 4-year term


Mayor, 4-year term


City clerk, 4-year term


Town of Prue:


2 trustees, 4-year terms


Clerk, 4-yr term


Treasurer, 4-year term


2 trustees, 2-year unexpired terms


Town of Wynona:


2 trustees, 4-year terms


1 trustee, 2-year unexpired term


Town clerk, 4-year term


The municipal offices at stake will be filled in the nonpartisan general election scheduled April 2.


For more information, contact the Osage County Election Board at 918-287-3036 or e-mail at oceb@sbcglobal.net.


ABSENTEE BALLOTS


Deadline approaches


to request ballots


Less than a week remains for registered voters in Osage County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Feb. 12 city of Pawhuska primary, Shidler I-11 school special, Cleveland I-6 board of education primary, Tulsa I-1 board of education primary, and city of Sand Springs primary elections, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.


Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Osage County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 6 to be processed in time for the election.


Absentee voters may apply in person at the Osage County Election Board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at www.elections.ok.gov. Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Chouteau said, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstances:


• Registered voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may apply for absentee ballots only by mail, fax, e-mail, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.


• Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply by mail, by fax, by e-mail, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.


• Military personnel, residents of Osage County living overseas, and the spouses and dependents of each group may apply only by mail, by fax, or by e-mail. For more information and instructions, military and overseas voters may visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website: www.fvap.gov/oklahoma.


Sample ballots are now available on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/ for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the Feb. 12 elections


Sample ballots are also available at the Osage County Election Board office.


Kelly Chouteau, secretary of the Osage County Election Board, said that sample ballots can be viewed at the Election Board office, located at 630 Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, during regular office hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Sample ballots also will be posted outside every precinct polling place on Tuesday so that voters can review them before casting their votes.


For more election-related information, contact the Osage County Election Board at 918-287-3036, e-mail at OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov or visit www.elections.ok.gov or www.osage.okcounties.org.