Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Fire extinguishers are to be given out to the first 200 persons who attend a Fire Prevention Month program this Saturday at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge. Local Elks and the Pawhuska Fire Department will present information on the use of different kinds of fire extinguishers during the fire prevention event, which begins at 10 a.m. The program is geared for sixth- through eighth-graders, but all ages are invited to attend.The project is being made possible by a grant from the National Elks Foundation. For information, contact local Project Manager Sallae Smith at or visit


Helpworks, Inc., will hold an auction and dinner Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge, 2542 Elks Lodge Road. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. at a cost of $3 for children and $5 for adults. Starting around 7 p.m., the auction will include many donated items. Tickets for a 68x84-inch quilt (made and donated by Jody Braken) are available from board members and at the local workshop.


Osage Hills State Park will be hosting hay rides on Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. Hay rides cost $4 (accompanied children under 5 ride free) With the leaves changing and the weather getting cooler, it should be a perfect time to visit OHSP and enjoy free hot chocolate and s’mores while waiting for the hay rides. Bon fires will be burning, so everyone is encouraged to bring their own marshmallows and hot dogs. (The park will provide mustard, catsup and roasting sticks.) The tractor-drawn rides are scheduled to depart every 30 minutes, with the last one to be sent off at 6 sharp. OHSP is located 13 miles east of Pawhuska on Highway 60.


Avant Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Turkey Shoot on the next four Saturdays and Sundays (Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26, Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 8-9).The shoot will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, but switching back to Saturday and Sunday on the final weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-23. Shoots are conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. a mile west of the Avant Fire Station. On Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, breakfasts will be held from 7-11 a.m.


The movie “Oz the Great and Powerful” will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Constantine Theater, 110 W. Main. Admission is $2 for the PG-rated film.



Osage Tribal Museum will sponsor an exciting evening of photography, history and fellowship on Thursday, October 23, from 6 - 9 pm. The event will feature photographs from the collections of the Osage Tribal Museum and the Western History Collections of the University of Oklahoma. Community members are invited to help with identification of people, places and dates of the events preserved in the photographs. OTM and the University of Oklahoma’s Sam Noble Museum developed the exhibition as part of the plan for a publication on Osage weddings. Osage Tribal Museum also will sponsor a photography studio for individuals and families, offering the opportunity to obtain a family portrait and build a collection of contemporary tribal members.



A Halloween Trick or Treat Night is planned Thursday, Oct. 30, in historic downtown Pawhuska. Between 5:30-7:30 p.m., participating businesses will be handing out candy to kids dressed in Halloween costumes.

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Pawhuska Elks Lodge will offer a free Halloween Carnival from 6-8 p.m. Children ages 12 and under are to receive tickets good for games, food and fun. A costume contest is planned as part of the event. The Elks National Foundation will be funding the carnival.