CASA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Osage County volunteers are needed to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates and speak for abused and neglected children.

There are currently more than 45 children needing assistance in the state and tribal court systems. Approximately 30 of these are of Osage/Native American descent.

For more information, call 918-726-3376. The CASA program for Pawnee/Osage counties was started in 2009.

FREE DUMP SATURDAY

The City of Pawhuska will sponsor a Free Dump Day this Saturday at the City Shop location, 406 S. Lynn Ave., just north of Bird Creek Bridge.

Local utility customers can dispose of refuse between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Acceptable items are passenger tires (without rims), appliances, furniture, mattresses, box springs, wood and brush. Items not accepted include hazardous waste, commercial trash, paint and other chemicals.

SOVEREIGNTY CELEBRATED

The 2016 Osage Nation Sovereignty Day Pow-Wow will be held this Saturday at the Osage County Fairgrounds Ag Building.

Gourd dancing starts at 2 p.m. and the grand entry is set for 7 p.m. For more information, call 918-287-5582.

The Osage Nation Education Department’s Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Academy will be hosting Sovereignty Week activities on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main St. That event will include food and Osage handgame entertainment.

Sovereignty Day celebrations recognize the ratification of the Osage Nation Constitution on March 11, 2006.

BLOOD DRIVE SET

A Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, March 17, at Pawhuska Elks Lodge, 2542 Elks Lodge Road.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is sponsoring the "St. Patrick’s Day" event, which will last from 1-5:30 p.m. at the . To schedule an appointment, contact Randi Chesbro at 918-335-7197.

Blood Donor Challenge T-shirts are to be given out while the supply lasts.

EXHIBIT EXTENDED

The Antique Doll Exhibit at Hominy’s Fred Drummond Home is scheduled to conclude this Sunday, March 13.

Officials for the Oklahoma Historical Society said several tour groups had been unable to visit the home during the show’s February run. It is hoped that a two-week extension will enable more people to see the popular exhibit, which features a fascinating array of Victorian-era dolls that were made in Germany by Armand Marseille, Kestner and Koppelsdorf.

The Drummond Home, located at 305 N. Price Ave., is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Adult admission is $3 ($2.50 for seniors) and $1 for children 6-18. For more information, call 918-885-2374.

TEAM RAFFLING BEEF

A half side of beef is being raffled to benefit the PHS Huskies baseball program. The drawing will be held March 11. Tickets are $10 apiece and can be purchased from Chere Hindman or any of the Huskies’ players.

TRADITIONAL VIEWS

Osage Book Club will be continuing its discussion of traditional Osage stories collected by ethnologist Francis LaFlesche during its luncheon meeting on Friday, March 18.

The meeting is scheduled to last from noon to 1 p.m. at the First National Bank Building, located at 100 W. Main St. in historic downtown Pawhuska.

A 100-page section (41 through 140) from LaFlesche’s report is to be discussed. Persons wishing to obtain a copy of the reading should contact Fawn Cheshewalla at 918-287-5328 or christinacheshewalla@osagenation-nsn.gov

POKER RUN PLANNED

The fifth-annual Pawhuska Elks Lodge Cancer Benefit Poker Run will be held Saturday, April 30, at the lodge, located west of the former Alco Building on the west side of town.

Registration is set to begin at 9 a.m. (Maps listing the stops are to be provided at that time.) The first motyorcycle will roll out at 10 a.m. and the last bike is due in at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per hand, with prizes for the high and low hands. The charity pot will be divided on a 50-50 basis.

Food and refreshments will be on sale at the lodge. Donations are being accepted. The event is held in conjunction with the Scott Carter Foundation of Tulsa. Additional information about the foundation is available at www.scottcarterfoundation.org

For more info, call 918-287-3815 or email elks2542@sbcglobal.net

WINNER TO GET GLOCK

A new .40-caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 handgun will be given away in a drawing to be held Tuesday, March 22.

The drawing is being sponsored by the Wah-Sha-She No. 110 Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Big County Gun & Pawn, 201 E. 6th, as well as from Randy Haddon (918-640-3635) or Daniel Moody (918-604-1504).

The winning-ticket holder will be contacted in the event he or she is not present at the March 22 drawing.