Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Trick or Treat — Oct. 31

Trick or Treat is from 5:30–7:30 p.m. All drivers be careful. The excitement will be high and there will be all those little Trick or Treaters rushing around everywhere and possibly not looking as carefully as they should. Let’s have a safe and happy holiday with lots of fun and laughter. Please have your porch light on if you are welcoming visitors.

business Trick or Treat — Oct. 31

Pawhuska Business Halloween Trick or Treat 5-6 p.m. on October 31st. Businesses will be handing out candy to kids that are dressed in their Halloween Costumes. Businesses Participating Include: Hometown Home Health, Hometown Appliance, Premier Gun and Pawn, Weigant Pharmacy, Twisted Bronc Antiques, Big Country Pawn, Hair Razors, Crystal Barber Shop, On Hand Printing, Sweeney’s Salon, Sisters Attic, Lowry’s and Willow Tree, Spurs and Arrows, Sign Tech, First National Bank, Shops at Townmaker Square, Osage Outfitters, H&R Block, Prairie Dog and More.

Horror movie showing — Oct. 31

7:30 p.m. “Friday the 13th Part 2” Rated R (under 17 must be accompanied with an adult.) admission $2

Halloween Candy Drive — Oct. 31

Pawhuska Nursing Home LLC is having their annual Candy Drive for Halloween, featuring the spook house. All ages are welcome. There will be activities for the kids. The cookout will be at the same time as open house for the public to see storm damage from July. There will be drawings and gift cards. 1228 Pecan Ave.

Shidler Trunk or Treat — Oct. 31

Shidler First Baptist Church “TRUNK OR TREAT” 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 448 S. Gypsy

Pancake fundraiser — Nov. 2

The Pawhuska Lions Club is having a pancake fundraiser at the Senior Citizens Center from 7 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $5. They are also having a raffle between now and then for $300 cash prize with the winner being drawn November 2nd at noon. Tickets are $1 and can be bought from any Lions Club member.

Shidler Fire Dept. Auction & Chili Dinner — Nov. 2

Shidler Volunteer Fire Department ANNUAL AUCTION & CHILI DINNER, Dinner 6 p.m., Auction 7 p.m. Donations of homemade items now being accepted. Items can be taken to The Review, Shidler Telephone Company, RCB Bank or, call 918-793-4221 to arrange pick-up of the items.

Appreciation Lunch — Nov. 3

All Pawhuska 1st Responders and Veterans are invited to attend an Appreciation Lunch in your honor, at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 302 E 6th St. in Pawhuska.

Free Diabetic Self-Help Course — Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

A Free Diabetic Self–Help Course will be offered on Tuesdays in November. The dates are Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Fairfax Hospital. These four-session courses will include community professionals speaking about various areas of interest to diabetics and the people who care for diabetics. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required; call the Health Department at (918) 287-3740.

Burbank Fire Dept. Chili Cookoff — Nov. 9

Burbank Volunteer Fire Department CHILI COOKOFF 4:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, Grand Prize: Remington 870 Express Shotgun, 2nd Place: $100 Lowes Gift Card - Must Be Present To Win. Lots of Door Prizes. $25 Chili entry; $5 Bowls for Adults; $2 Bowl for Kids 10 & Under. For info call Trevor Davis 918-716-7837; for Chili entries call Haley Lessert 918-688-8834

American Legion to hold Veterans Day Celebration — Nov. 10

Harold Bigheart Smalley — American Legion Post 198 – Veteran’s Day Celebration. Flag Raising 11 a.m., Invocation & Individual Songs 1:30 p.m., Evening Meal 5:30 p.m., War Dance 7:30 p.m. Located at the American Legion Post 198 Bldg. Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center 1449 West Main, Pawhuska.

Shidler Veterans Day Assembly — Nov. 11

Shidler Schools Veterans Day Assembly, 2:15 p.m., Ward Auditorium. This Assembly is open to the public, everyone is welcome. Local Veteran’s are invited and encouraged to attend to join in as we honor them for their service. For info call 918-793-2051

Christmas Parade — Dec. 7

The Christmas Parade is December 7th. Entry forms are available at the Chamber.

Courses offered at TCTC — Ongoing

Tri County Technology Center is now offering classes at the Pawhuska Business Development Center. Call to register at 9182873357

• PowerPoint 2010 – 11/05-11/07 Tuesday and Thursday 5-8 p.m. $89

• Basic Phlebotomy- 11/12-12/11 Tuesday and Wednesday 4-9 p.m. $225

• Interviewing Skills- 12/10 Tuesday 5-8 p.m. $59

• Smartphones for Dummies Level 2 – 12/05 Thursday 6-8 p.m. $39

• Cookie Exchange – 11/14 Thursday 6-9 p.m. $39

Food for thought; Lunch ‘N Learn will be about “Managing Your Chaos.” Tonya Foreman and Tara Gotwalt will help participants identify if their life is in chaos, out of control and if they tend to move from one crisis to another. Webster’s Dictionary defines “Chaos” as any confused collection or state of things; complete disorder. Chaos-addicted individuals lack the ability to control the amount of disorder in their lives. Chaos breeds chaos. More and more, we ’re pressured to further complicate our already complicated lives.

If this subject matter resonates with you and your life, please plan to attend our next “food for thought” which is scheduled for Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Pawhuska Business Development Center. Lunch is provided. To make reservations, contact Cindy Helmer now at 918-287-3357 or