Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Native Pawhuskan Jim Redwine will hold signings of his new book, “Echoes of Our Ancestors: The Secret Game,” at two different locations Saturday.

Redwine is to be at the Osage County History Museum, 700 N. Lynn Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, email: or telephone Barbara Pease at 918-287-9119.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Redwine will sign copies of the book at the Pawhuska Public Library, 1801 N. Lynn. Call city librarian Lu King at 918-287-3989 for additional information.

A 1961 graduate of Pawhuska High School, Redwine now resides in Indiana, where he serves as a county judge. He also writes a column for several of the area’s newspapers.


Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance will hold its Community Thanksgiving Service this Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 621 Leahy Ave.

The ministerial alliance hosts the annual event as a way of bringing the community together at the start of the holiday season. All local pastors are to be participating in some way. Bringing the message for this year’s service will be the Rev. Mike Franklin of First Assembly of God Church.

Persons attending the service are encouraged to bring a canned good for Christ’s Cupboard as a love offering that will help the alliance with its work. Members of the public are invited to stay and enjoy refreshments after the service.


The Board of Education of Osage Hills Public School District hereby announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the No. 1 seat or No. 2 seat on the Osage Hills Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for these seats at the Osage County Election Board between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Dec. 1 through Dec. 3.


Avant Volunteer Fire Department is to hold Turkey Shoots this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shoots will be a mile west of the fire station.


Annual flushing of city fire hydrants started last week and the process will continue at least through the end of the month, Pawhuska Fire Department officials said.

PFD Chief Gip Allen said water users may notice some discoloration of the water or experience low-water pressure during the time that lines are being flushed in their areas.


A meatpie dinner to benefit the Morrell Chapter church house fund will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main. Meatpies are to be sold for $5 apiece and the meatpie served with green beans, salad, pie and a drink will cost $8. The event is being sponsored by the family of Leonard Morrell Maker, with all proceeds going to the Morrell Chapter church house fund. For more information, persons can call Anita Maker at 918-815-3506


Pawhuska Church of the Nazarene will have a Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 22, beginning at 8 a.m. at Hometown Foods, 236 E. Main.


Orders will be taken until 6 p.m. Thursday for meat pies that are to be delivered Friday, with all proceeds being donated to Teresa Dover and her family.

The meat pies cost $4 apiece and can be ordered from Faith Allison at 918-798-4269, Gina Blankinship at 918-214-2660 or Alice Cotton at 918-798-4218.


Free Thanksgiving turkeys will be provided for Pawhuska families with income less than $1,500 monthly. Must have proof of income and residency. Turkeys will be passed out from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at Pawhuska Bible Church, 1220 Lynn Ave. For more information contact Donna Buchanan at 918-440-8354.


The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce presents “True Secret to Success (It’s Not What you Think)” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Motivational speakers will be Tonya Foremen and Cindy Helmer. Lunch will be provided. RSVP at or 918-287-3357.


The First Baptist Church, 302 E. 6th St. in Pawhuska, will be having a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


The annual gospel singing benefiting the Lighthouse Outreach Center will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Bartlesville Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by Southern SONlight, Forgiven Quartet and Jenny Engel.

Tickets at the door or by phone are $10 each. Children 10 and under are free. To purchase tickets, call 918-440-8197 or 918-335-2055.

November is is homeless awareness month.


Pioneer Technology Center will host a “Did You Know?” seminar on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised rules regarding recording and reporting requirements for work-related accidents with attorneys from the Labor & Employment practice group at Crowe & Dunlevy. The seminar will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in room B131 at Pioneer Technology Center, 2101 N. Ash, in Ponca City.