STORM SPOTTING


Thursday evening


class scheduled


Osage County Emergency Management and Osage Nation Emergency Management will be the hosts for a Storm Spotter class scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Ag Building of the Osage County Fairgrounds. The class will be free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For more information about this class, call Osage County Emergency Management at 918-287-2285.


Trained storm spotter volunteers are an important element in the process of providing timely warnings about storms moving into the area. The National Weather Service depends on trained storm spotters to help supplement doppler radar with direct observations regarding potentially dangerous weather conditions.


VOTER REGISTRATION


Deadline set


for Friday


Friday is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2, city of Pawhuska municipal general, Tulsa I-1 Board of Education general, Ponca City I-71 Board of Education general, city of Skiatook municipal general, town of Sperry municipal general, town of Wynona municipal general and city of Barnsdall municipal general elections, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.


Chouteau said persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.


Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight March 8.


Chouteau said applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after April 2.


The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Chouteau said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office at 918-287-3036 or email OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov.


Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Chouteau said applications also are available online at www.osage.okcounties.org or the state website www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.


REPUBLICAN PARTY


County convention


scheduled Saturday


Osage County Republican precinct meetings and convention will be Saturday. The location is Crystal Bay Marina, 14774 Crystal Bay Drive, Skiatook, 74070. Registration will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Precinct meetings will be 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., followed by the County Convention.


DIABETES CLASS


Classes will be held


March 27 through May 1


The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, which serves 19 counties including Osage County, will be holding a Diabetes Empowerment Education Program class at the Osage County Health Department in Pawhuska. There will be six sessions, all on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning on March 27 and concluding on May 1. To register, call Devon Murray, Northeast Center of Healthy Aging education specialist, at 918-779-7367, or email her at devon-murray@ouhsc.edu. The class will teach participants how to take an active role in managing diabetes.


OSAGE COUNTY


Free Dump Day


coming March 30


Osage County commissioners will sponsor a Free Dump Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30. Items can be dropped off at the District 1 county shops in Pawhuska, Shidler and Barnsdall; at the District 2 shop in Skiatook; and at the District 3 shops in Fairfax and Hominy. Items to be accepted include passenger tires without rims (no tire dealers), appliances/furniture, mattresses/box springs, and wood/brush. What will not be accepted includes household trash, household hazardous waste items, commercial or contractor trash, and paint or other chemicals.