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Pawhuska Journal-Capital

OCHS MUSEUM CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER 2

The Osage County Historical Society Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday until Tuesday, Dec. 2. Upon opening on Dec. 2, the public is invited to visit the expanded Gift Shop and Christmas Book Sale.

OSAGE HILLS BOARD SEATS OPEN

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.

PARADE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for the city’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights are now available at the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce. “A Pawhuska Christmas” will be the theme of this year’s parade, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

CONSTANTINE TO SHOW ‘JACK FROST’ AFTER PARADE

The Constantine Theater will be showing the movie, “Jack Frost” following the Pawhuska Christmas Parade on Dec. 6. Admission is free for the movie, which is Rated PG.

BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED

The Osage Nation Public Health Department will sponsor a blood drive for the Oklahoma Blood Institute on Friday, Dec. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the side room of the Osage Nation Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main St.

Each donor is to receive a “Treasure Chest” item, health screenings and donor rewards points.

More information can be obtained by calling Jami Jones at 918-287-5485.

WAH-ZHA-ZHI CHRISTMAS SET

The Wah-Zha-Zhi Christmas event will be held Dec. 6. The day is slated with several events beginning with the Christmas Extravaganza, an opportunity to shop from a variety of artists, crafters, and merchants from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center at 1449 West Main Street. Santa Claus will be making an appearance from 1-4 p.m.

The evening activities include:

• 6 p.m. — Chief Standing Bear and Assistant Chief Red Corn riding on Osage Nation Head Start float during the Pawhuska City Parade.

• 7 p.m. — Osage Nation employees will have an art contest display on the Seventh Street Stairway.

• 7:20 p.m. — Christmas Caroling with the Osage Nation Head Start children, Chief Standing Bear and Assistant Chief Red Corn on the steps of the Executive Building on the tribal campus at 627 Grandview Avenue. There will also be a bonfire and Smokey the Bear will make an appearance as well as refreshments provided.

• 8:30-9 p.m. — Winners presentation for the children’s art contest and the Nation’s employee contest at Congress/Minerals Building at 813 Grandview Avenue.

HYDRANT FLUSHING UNDERWAY

Annual flushing of city fire hydrants 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.

8 KEYS FOR KEEPING YOUR STUDENT OFF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

A presentation will be given by Doug Henson, Director of S.A.N.E. (Sooner Alcohol & Narcotic Education) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Pawhuska First Baptist Church, 302 E. 6th St.