Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Due to recent storms, the City of Pawhuska has acquired a temporary permit from DEQ allowing the public to dump tree limbs and brush free of charge. This permit is good until Aug. 3. The City will NOT be making brush pickup rounds until after Aug. 3.

On weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 918-287-4190.

On weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 918-287-3260.

A staff member will meet people at the 15th Street lagoon (at the east end of 15th street, across Hwy. 99) to unlock the gate allowing them to dump only tree branches and brush. The DEQ stipulates absolutely no trash may be dumped.

City officials strongly encourage the public to take advantage of this free and temporary opportunity for those who have tree limbs and brush and are able to haul them. Please remember that this offer has a time limit and will expire at 4 p.m. on Aug. 3. The city will begin making brush pickup rounds again after Aug. 3.


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.


Hominy First Assembly of God church is planning a benefit co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, July 25.

Entry fee for the double-elimination tourney will be $100 per team and teams are to be comprised of six male and four female players. Games are set to begin around 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day at the Hominy Lake ballfields. Concessions are expected to be available.

Deadline for entering the tournament is Saturday, July 18. Teams can register by contacting Eric Roberts at 918-948-2524, or by emailing bam_yp@Hotmail.com

Church youth also are selling chances at winning a cash prize of at least $200 as part of a ball drop to be held around 6 p.m. on the day of the tournament. Golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto the baseball field and the one that lands closest to a “pin” will determine the winner.

Ball-drop chances cost $5 apiece or five for $20 and may be purchased from a member of our church youth, staff members or at the Hominy Tag Agency. Tickets also will be available for purchase up until 6 p.m. on tournament Saturday. The winner is not required to be present.

Proceeds from the events will be used to fund a church-sponsored fine arts trip in August.


Adult instruction in Tai Chi will continue on Thursday and Friday through July 10 at Pawhuska Public Library.

The free exercise classes are being conducted by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative. Each session starts at 11 a.m. in the community room of the library.


KAW CITY — Kaw Lake activities which were postponed due to recent high waters have been rescheduled.

The 2015 Miss Kaw Lake Pageant will be held Saturday, July 11, at the Kaw City Community Center. Winners will be crowned in four 18-and-under age categories. Deadline for entries was last Friday.

Kaw Fest has been re-set for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the lake’s Sandy Beach.