The Osage County Health Department is offering two new programs this year to the local communities. A diabetes class is being offered every Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. Participants will learn how to track meals, prep meals and monitor blood glucose levels.


The health department is also introducing a new program called LoCo Fit. The program is a fitness training program that is open to adults at no cost. Youth, ages 13-17, must be accompanied by an adult. The program consists of walking and cross-training six days a week. All participants will follow a detailed fitness schedule to help work up the endurance to walk a 5K. The training program is now available in Skiatook and meets weekly and plans to come to Pawhuska in 2020.


For more information and to sign up to attend either program, call the Health Department at 918-287-3740.


The Barnsdall High School senior class is scheduled to take their individual panel pictures on Thursday, Oct. 3. There is no cost for the pictures unless you want to purchase a photo package. The senior picture is used for the yearbook and panel display in the high school lobby.


The Barnsdall Lady Panthers Softball team played their last game of the season on Friday in the Class A district tournament. The girls have now started basketball practice and will have their first game of the season on Nov. 26 against Shidler.


The high school students completed the ACT and PreACT testing on Tuesday and students will receive their scores in four to six weeks. The ACT scores are college reportable and can be used for college admissions. The PreACT scores can be used as part of the concurrent enrollment and Tri County Tech applications in the spring.


The Avant House of Prayer will be hosting another free haircut event for all ages on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is their second time this school year to offer this service to the local communities.


There will be a Scholarship and Financial Aid Night on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at the high school. Local college financial aid officers will be at the event, helping parents and students fill out their FAFSA. All parents and guardians of the senior class are encouraged to attend.


There is an ACT test preparation course offered at Tri County Technology Center on Nov. 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. This preparation course is offered to all students. The course gives practical information and techniques on how to increase your ACT test score. The cost of the course is $30. If you are interested in registering, please call and reserve your spot at 918-331-3333.


The high school football team is halfway through the season as they play their sixth game against Owasso JV on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.