Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Pawhuska Kiwanis Club will hold its Golf Fore! Kids fundraiser this Saturday, June 20, at the Pawhuska Country Club, 474 S. Farrell Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the 18-hole, four-person scramble tournament, which will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start. A $50 per person entry fee will pay for green fees, a cart, catered lunch and prizes. Early reservations may be made by calling Ed Ward at 918-287-3820 or via e-mail at The event originally had been set for May 30, but was rained out.


Lance Harden, Tucker Helmer and Trent Hughes represented Pawhuska High School at the 2015 Oklahoma American Legion Boys State, which was held May 23-30 on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College at Miami. Delegates representing schools across the state participated in exercises designed to emphasize not only the elective democratic process, but also the legislative, bill-writing activities found throughout U.S. government. All participants had completed their junior years. Bailey Thompson had been named as a local delegate, but was unable to attend.


The fourth-annual Hulah Lake Noodling Tournament is to be held this Saturday at the former Wah-Sha-She State Park campgrounds off State Highway 10 near Bowring. Vendors will set up at the site to offer “fun family activities” throughout the day. Hulah Lake Osage Association is sponsoring the tournament. Weigh-ins will be from 4-6 p.m. For entry information, contact Danny at 918-694-4284. Interested vendors should call Ashley at 918-331-7059. Volunteers to help with the event should call DeAnn, 918-214-7118.


High waters are causing delays and cancellations of Kaw Lake activities. Kaw Fest and the Kaw City Beauty Pageant were scheduled for this weekend but have been postponed until later in the year — probably August or September. Shidler Volunteer Fire Department was forced to cancel its fifth-annual Noodling Tournament set for June 27.


Ryder’s Army Toy Run is a benefit to restock the toy closets at the Children’s Hospital at St. Francis in Tulsa and the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Funds will also be raised to benefit six families who have children battling cancer and are facing financial hardships.

All street legal vehicles are welcome. To participate, bring a new unwrapped toy. Line up begins at 11 a.m. on June 28. This will be a police escorted ride leaving at 1:30 p.m. from Mack Taylor Park on Highway 11 in Sperry to the Country Corner Fire Department, 6983 West 113th Street North.

This is a family friendly event with raffles, professional wrestling, live music, motorcycle raffle, face painting, inflatables, henna tattoos, vendors, special guests flying in, and much, much more.

The day will also feature the Old School Smokers Benefit Smoke Off and Cheryl Brigg’s Birthday Bash.

For more information call 918-664-1267 or 918-260-7195.


Another successful Constantine Opry Show was held last Sunday afternoon at the Constantine Center, 110 W. Main.

The historic downtown theater will host the silent movie “Robin Hood,” starring Douglas Fairbanks, on Sunday, June 28, with a 1:30 p.m. starting time. Admission is $5. For more information, call 918-287-1992 or 918-287-2666.


Pawhuska Public Library is hosting a trainer from the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative who will conduct adult classes in Tai Chi on Thursdays and Fridays through July 10. Sessions start at 11 a.m. in the community room of the library. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that is said to be great for balance and general conditioning. Classes are free and open to the public, officials said


Pawhuska Public Library’s Summer of Heroes Reading Program continues through the end of June. Programs for kindergarten-through-fourth graders are held on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pre-school/kindergarten story times start at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Readers from 10-15 years of age are looking to “Unmask the Hero Within” on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. In “My Own Hero” contest, the older readers are asked to draw and describe their favorite real or imagined hero.

Today at 1:30 Martial Arts Grand Master Earl Gilkey will present “Be Your Own Hero: Awareness, Bullying, and Self-Defense.” Lego contest continues on June 18, 22 and 28. Storyteller Fran Stallings will be the special guest at 1:30 p.m. on June 23 and Citizens Soldier Heroes is the program for Thursday, June 25.

The local library is located at 1801 Lynn Ave. For more information, call 918-287-3989.


HOMINY — Funding, events and future goal plans are to be discussed Thursday, June 25, during a Friend meeting at the Fred Drummond Home, 305 N. Price. New president Bryan Drummond of Cleveland will be introduced at the meeting, which is to begin at 7 p.m. The historic site is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Tours begin an hour after opening and the final tour begins an hour before closing. For more information, call 918-885-2374.


Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce is making plans for upcoming local events.

Vendors are being sought for the Cavalcade Street Dance to be held downtown on Tuesday evening, July 14. Dolly Shine will be performing. Additional entertainment will feature the Finale of the 34th Annual Country Showdown singing competition, which is being sponsored by Bartlesville-Nowata radio station KRIG.

Anyone interested in being a contestant in the National Indian Taco Championship need to register before June 30 to receive a cheaper rate. Registration fee is $25, with an additional $15 for an electrical hookup. The fee will double to $50 on July 1.

All forms can be picked up at the Chamber office, 210 W. Main. They also are available to be downloaded off the Chamber website. For more information, call 918-287-1208.