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Pawhuska Journal-Capital

HUSKIES DINNER ON TAP

Pawhuska High School’s football team will hold its Community Dinner on Thursday at the Elks Lodge. The public is invited to join the Huskie players for the chicken-fried steak dinner, which is to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at Lowry’s, Citizen’s Bank and from Dee Demoss at the high school. “PHS Senior Night” will be this Friday, when the Huskies host Nowata.

ATHLETES 4 ATHLETES EVENTS SET

Athletes 4 Athletes runs will be held Saturday, as fundraisers for Pawhuska Special Olympics. A 5K event begins at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile fun run will follow, with start/finish lines on the Pawhuska High School parking lot. The 5K is to be run on a newly certified course and timed by Tatur racing. Cost for either event is $15. Runners can register on race day at the Start/Finish line from 8 - 8:30 a.m. Registration forms are available at local school offices or online at Eventbrite.com Pre-registered runners can pick up their run packet in PHS’s Oren Terrill Field House lobby from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday. Basketball scrimmages featuring the PHS Lady Huskies and visiting teams will be taking place in the field house Saturday.

OHSP HOSTING HAYRIDES

Osage Hills State Park will be hosting hay rides from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The hay rides cost $4, with children under 5 riding for free if accompanied by an adult. Free hot chocolate and s’mores will be provided for people waiting for the hay rides. Bon fires also will be burning, so everyone is encouraged to bring their own marshmallows and hot dogs. (The park will provide mustard, catsup and roasting sticks.) The tractor-drawn rides are scheduled to depart every 30 minutes, with the last one to be sent off at 6 sharp. OHSP is located 13 miles east of Pawhuska on Highway 60.

PFD TO FLUSH HYDRANTS

Pawhuska Fire Department is scheduled to begin flushing the city’s fire hydrants next Wednesday, Nov. 12. The annual testing and maintenance procedures will continue for approximately two to three weeks, fire officials said. Residents may notice discoloration of water and/or low water pressure while the flushing is underway in their area.

TURKEY SHOOTS SLATED

Avant Volunteer Fire Department will be holding Turkey Shoots on Nov. 8-9, 14-15 and 22-23. The shoots are conducted a mile west of the Avant Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Saturday, a breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m.

CHURCH TURKEY DINNER POSTPONED

Pawhuska’s United Methodist Church’s Turkey Dinner, originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6, has been postponed due to other area fundraisers slated for the same evening. The date for this dinner will be announced after the first of the year. For more information, call the United Methodist Church at 918-287-2818 or Debbie Reed at 918-287-3507.

FREE PIANO CONCERT

The public is invited to help Lynn Baptist Church dedicate its newly-acquired Steinway grand piano at 3 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The church is located at 314 Midland Ave. For more, call 918-331-8999.

PHS TO HONOR VETERANS

Pawhuska High School’s Student Council will host a Veterans Day Assembly at Oren Terrill Field House beginning ay 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11. All veterans are invited to attend.

VETERANS DINNER SLATED

Veterans and their spouses will eat for free at a Veterans Day dinner which is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

PARADE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for the city’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights are now available at the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce. Theme of this year’s parade is “A Pawhuska Christmas.” The event is slated for Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m.