AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

VALENTINE DINNER SET

Altar Society’s annual Valentine’s Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1314 Lynn Ave.

Intimate seating with table service costs $15 per person and includes homemade lasagna, salad, bruschetta, wine and dessert.

Advance reservations preferred. Please contact Eva Smith at 918-287-3074. Proceeds from the event benefit Altar Society.

TRACK BENEFIT PLANNED

Pawhuska’s track-and-field program will have a baked potato dinner and silent auction on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The event is to start at 5 p.m. at the Pawhuska Methodist Church. All proceeds will be used to pay seasonal expenses of the boys’ and girls’ high school and junior high track teams. Tickets can be purchased from local track athletes and coaches or at the Pawhuska High School office.

Each baked potato dinner will offer a choice of toppings (chili, cheddar/brocolli, sour cream, cheese, butter, bacon bits, etc.) and will include dessert and a drink. Take-out containers are to be be available. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

In addition to the auction, there’s to be a drawing for a Yetti cooler/cups and ice pack. (Tickets for the drawing will be available at the door.

CASINO TO HOST EVENT

Osage Casino-Pawhuska is hosting the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce’s first Business After Hours session of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The event will last from 5-7 p.m. at the fully-renovated local facility, located on John Dahl Avenue (Highway 60/99) at 15th Street. In addition to other improvements, the casino now includes a deli.

Each Business After Hours attendee will be offered $10 in free play. For more information about the Chamber event, call 918-287-1208. For casino-related questions, call 918-287-9279.

IT’S LIBRARY LOVE MONTH

February has been designated as Love Your Library Month at Pawhuska Public Library, 1801 Lynn Ave.

Throughout the month, overdue books, DVDs, etc., may be returned and no fines will be charged. For more information, call the library at 918-287-3989.

CATTLEMEN’S BALL ON TAP

The Cattlemen’s Valentine Ball of the Osage County Cattlemen’s Association will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday at Pawhuska Elk’s Lodge.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. (No charge for children 12 and under.) There will be live music and food. Cowboy Sunday-best attire is recommended.

For advance tickets, please contact Becky at Pawhuska’s American Heritage Bank (918-287-2919), Megan in Shidler (580-716-3788) and Sue at First National Bank of Sedan (620-725-3106).

YOUTH COUNCIL TO FORM

Friday is the final day that applications can be submitted for the WahZhaZhi Youth Council.

Osage Nation members between the ages of 14 and 22 are eligible to serve on the council, which will be holding monthly meetings.

Council members are to learn about the Osage government, as well as the tribe’s culture, history and language. The youth council is going to be involved in community projects locally and will be representing the Osage tribe at the national level.

Applications should be sent to the Osage Nation’s Tribal Education Advocate. They can be faxed at (918)287-5220 or emailed to cwood@osagenation-nsn.gov. A copy of the applicant’s Osage Membership card must be included.

BEEKEEPERS ORGANIZING

The Western Osage County Beekeeper’s Association will hold its first meeting on Feb.16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Osage Cove Fire Department.

“Our club is going to be geared towards families,” said Jeff Coykendall, one of the WOCBA organizers. “We want to help new people get started in the hobby.”

Osage Cove Fire Department is located approximately 25 miles west of Pawhuska on U.S. Highway 60,.

“People need to know that they don’t have to live out in the country to keep bees — there are a lot of urban beekeepers,” Coykendall added.

DOLLS EXHIBITED

HOMINY — The monthlong Antique Doll Exhibit started Wednesday and continues through the end of February at the Drummond Home, 305 N. Price.

The annual exhibit features German-made dolls from the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as paper dolls and several collections of Louise May Alcott’s “Little Women” dolls. Tours of the historic home also are being given. For information, call 918-885-2374. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

On Jan. 27, fundraising ideas and community support incentives were discussed at a quarterly meeting of the Friend’s group, which was attended by the organization’s president, Bryan Drummond, as well as Pat Drummond and Michelle Webb.

Drummond Home recently received more copies of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond’s latest cookbook, “Dinnertime,” featuring comfort classics, freezer food, 16-minute meals and other ways to solve the question of “what to cook for supper.” The books are signed by Ree and ready for sale. We also have books from her “CHARLIE” series as well as her other three cookbooks. For more information, call 918-885-2374.

GOP TO MEET SATURDAY

Osage County Republican Party will meet Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 am at Crystal Bay Marina and Resort, 14774 Crystal Bay Drive, near the new water tower on Highway 20. The pending county, district and state convention details will be discussed as well as local updates from our legislators. Guest speaker David Zimmerman from Kay County will offer his take on the presidential candidates.

DRAWING FOR GLOCK

A March 22 drawing for a new .40-caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 handgun is being sponsored by the Wah-Sha-She No. 110 Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Big County Gun & Pawn, 201 E. 6th, and from Randy Haddon (918-640-3635) or Daniel Moody (918-604-1504). The winning-ticket holder will be contacted if he or she is not present at the March 22 drawing.