AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

FREE LEGAL ADVICE OFFERED ON LAW DAY

Pawhuska Public Library has available flyers with information on Oklahoma Law Day. In celebration of Law Day, Thursday, April 30, Oklahoma lawyers will be offering free legal advice from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Osage County residents, and all Oklahomans, are encouraged to take advantage of this statewide opportunity by calling 1-800-456-8525 on April 30.

For additional information, pick up a flyer at Pawhuska Public Library.

FREE DUMP DAY TO BE REPEATED

Due to the rains which may have affected last weekend’s turnout, a county-wide Free Dump Day is going to be repeated this Saturday, an Osage County spokesperson said.

Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Osage County District 1 Shop at 8th and Pecan in Pawhuska, as well as on State Highway 11 west of Shidler and at 516 S. 5th St. in Barnsdall.

Acceptable items include passenger tires (without rims), appliances, furniture, mattresses/box springs, wood and brush. Among the items that are not accepted: household/commercial trash, paint and other hazardous waste items/chemicals. For more information, call 1-800-259-1570.

The annual spring event is co-sponsored by the Osage County Commission and City of Pawhuska.

SPORTS FUNDRAISERS HELD

Fund-raising events were conducted recently for Pawhuska High School’s golf squad, as well as the PHS baseball team — and donations to those local sports programs are still being accepted.

Proceeds from a Tuesday potato bake at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center went to benefit PHS golfers. Last Sunday afternoon, a hand game was held at the Wakon Iron Center to help the Pawhuska Huskies’ varsity baseball squad.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the PHS golf program should contact Mark Helmer at 918-645-6803.

FIRE HYDRANTS TO BE FLUSHED

Testing of area fire hydrants is scheduled to begin May 4 and continue for the next two or three weeks, according to Pawhuska Fire Chief Gip Allen.

Residents may see some discoloration of their water or experience lower-than-normal water pressures as the hydrants are being flushed in their areas, the fire department official said.

OSAGE WEDDING EVENT SET FOR MAY 2

An exploration of Osage bridal attire and its incorporation in the Paying for the Drum ceremonies in the In-lon-shka tribal dances will be the focus of a program set for May 2 at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center.

“Chiefs Coats, Brides and Drum Keeper: The Development of Osage Bridal Attire” is to be a presentation of the University of Oklahoma’s Sam Noble Museum. Historic apparel and other regalia will be on display. Attendees are being encouraged to bring their Osage wedding-related items, as well.

“The participation of the Osage community is critical to this on-going effort,” officials of the OU museum said. “We invite people to bring photos, wedding coats, hats and stories to share.”

The event is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, which is located at 1449 W. Main.

LOCAL GED CLASSES OFFERED

GED classes are being held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at 516 Leahy Ave. There is a $25 registration fee.

DANCE MAKER RECITAL SLATED FOR MAY 29

Dance Maker Academy will be celebrating their first year in Pawhuska with an end of the year performance at 7 p.m. May 29. No cost to the public.