Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


An evening of films, discussion and fellowship will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Osage Tribal Museum, 819 Grandview Ave.

The OTM-hosted event is part an on-going effort to develop an exhibition and historical publication about Osage wedding ceremonies — particularly in connection to the drum ceremonies of the In-Lon-Shka tribal dances. OTM developed the project in cooperation with the University of Oklahoma’s College of Arts and Sciences, and the Sam Noble Museum.

Historic and contemporary footage from Osage weddings will be shown and discussions about events depicted in the films are to follow. Also planned is a presentation about the oral history of Osage weddings which is preserved in the Doris Duke Western History Collection.

The public is invited to the event and persons attending are encouraged to share any information they have relevant to the films. More about the Osage Weddings project can be found online at www.osageweddings.com. The website contains photographs and includes a link for comments and suggestions.


The annual PHS Honors Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge. This year’s theme will be “Rockin’ and Rollin’ to Success.” The guest speaker will be Tonya E. Foreman, director of Business Development at the Strategy Center.


A flea market is planned Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Women’s Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds. Persons interested in setting up sale booths should call 918-604-1598 for more information. The public is invited to visit and shop for bargains at the climate-controlled indoor facility.


Pawhuska High School track-and-field programs will receive the benefits from a baked-potato dinner/silent auction that is to be held Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The fundraiser is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Dine-in or carry-out service will be provided at a cost of $7 for adults and $5 for children 12-and-under.

Tickets for the event can be obtained through any of the track team members or from coach Mark Frye. To make a donation for the auction, please contact Lennet Drummond or the Tolson Agency.

PHS will open its track-and-field season March 12 at Hominy. A high school meet is scheduled April 7 at Pawhuska.


The first-ever Clarence Brantley Memorial Bull Riding has been scheduled for Saturday evening, Feb. 28, at the Osage County Fairgrounds’ Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena.

Action in the $1,000-added money event will begin at 7 p.m., with admission to cost $7 for adults and $5 for students. A $100-added Ring of Fear and a Boot Scramble for 12-and-under kids also is planned. All profits will be used to assist members of a Skiatook family who recently lost most of their possession in a house fire.

Entries can be called in from 6-10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 , at 918-637-1371. The fee to enter is $75.