AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

CASA AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

The annual “Birdhouse, Apron and Art Auction” will be conducted from 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall, located at 13th Street and Lynn Avenue in Pawhuska.

This fundraising event benefits the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program for Osage and Pawnee counties. Specially-decorated designs created by numerous artists from the area are auctioned off. In addition to offering an opportunity to meet the artists, the event will feature door-prize giveaways and light refreshments. Note: All donations are tax deductible.

Among the artists who will be participating are: Joe Don Brave, Jared Buffalohead, Dr. Bob Chesbro, Danette Daniels, Shannon Duty, David Kanuho, Mary Jo Mercer, Ted Moore Jr., Wendy Ponca, Jason Buffalohead, Katherine Redcorn, Cha’ Tullis, Cameron Pratt and Ryan Redcorn.

LIBRARY TRIPLE FEATURE SET

Three authors of books about vastly different, but fascinating, subject matter are to featured Wednesday evening, Dec. 9, at the Pawhuska City Library, 1800 Lynn Ave.

The triple-header book signing event is scheduled to last from 4-6 p.m. and will involve a private investigator, a famous music promoter and an artistic legacy.

Dale Lewis will have copies of his recently-released book on the Mullendore murder, “Footprints in the Dew,” which contains information on the “unsolved” Osage County case. The book contains unique insights about Chub Anderson, a primary character in the 1970 slaying of multi-millionaire rancher E.C. Mullendore III.

Lewis, a Bartlesville-based writer known as “The Original Buffalo Dale,” is going to be accompanied by legendary music promoter Jim Halsey and Minisa Crumbo — who is Halsey’s wife, as well as the daughter of renowned artist Woody Crumbo. Like her late father, Ms. Crumbo is a versatile artist with deep roots in Native American culture.

Halsey will sign and discuss his book, “Starmaker: How To Make It In The Music Business,” which reportedly contains some proven keys to success. Prior to managing many of music’s major stars (including Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Waylon Jennings, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Lee Greenwood, Hank Thompson and The Judds) Halsey said he promoted 1950’s concerts in Pawhuska’s historic Whiting Ballroom.

Ms. Crumbo is speak about and sign her book, “Spirit Talk,” which explores and explains concepts for living in a balanced and harmonious relationship with nature.

BAND PRESENTING CONCERT

The Huskie Sound, under the direction of Joshua Burrows, invites the public to a Christmas Concert scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13, beginning at 2 p.m. in Pawhuska’s First Baptist Church.

This event has been designated as a fundraiser for local elementary school teacher Lynn Fuller and fourth-grade student Lily Lookout.

HOME HOSTING YULE EVENTS

HOMINY — The Drummond Home is hosting its annual Christmas festivities Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

This year’s holiday events include live music, refreshments and open house tours. Visitors can view the home, which has been decorated with a tree in nearly every room. The band Finnegans Awake will be playing Scottish folk music to honor the Drummond family, which is of Scottish descent.

Santa Claus is to be in attendance handing out treats to children, as well as adults. Plenty of edible goodies and punch also will be available.

A small admission fee will be taken at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Drummond Home.

Drummond Home is located at 305 N. Price Ave. For more information, call 918-885-2374 or email drummondhome@okhistory.org

PRECINCT WORKERS NEEDED

Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner is continuing a search for polling-site officials and paid volunteers to serve as precinct workers.

Workers are needed for all county polling locations, according to Conner. Precinct officials must be registered voters of Osage County and may not hold any public office (such as school board member or city councilman), she said.

Election workers will need to put in long hours — but only on a few days each year, Conner added.

Anyone interested in serving as a precinct official, polling location worker or volunteer should contact the Osage County Election Board Office at 630 Kihekah Ave. or by calling 918-287-3036.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ON TAP

The Kaw City Seniors Center Board is hosting Tammy Bogle singing Christmas Carols during their regular lunch time on Thursday, Dec. 10. Everyone is welcome. Call 580-269-1281

Santa Claus is Coming to Town for Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lighted Christmas Parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The parade commences from City Hall on North Cosden Avenue to South Cosden to the Community Safe House. Santa Claus will be there until he has heard everyone’s requests, had photos taken and handed out goody bags. First, second and third prizes are to be awarded in four categories — Best Float/Church/Business; School - Best Grade; Best Bike/ATV/Golf Cart; Best Animal/Individual. The Chamber will be serving hot chocolate, cookies and other treats in the Community Building. For Parade registration forms or info call 918-793-4171 or e-mailchamber@shilderoklahoma.com.

RWD 21 TO HONOR SERVICE

Tom Head will be honored for serving more than 40 years with Osage County Rural Water District No. 21 during a Thursday, Dec. 10, reception in Grainola.

The event is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. in the Water District office at 33906 State Highway 18, Melanie Miller said.

Special invitations are being extended to persons who have worked with Head during his many years as the district’s secretary/treasurer.