Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE

Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets currently available at the Osage Tribal Museum will be used to fund the completion of the James Bigheart Statue. The raffle prize is a man’s outfit, which is now on display at the museum. It will be raffled off Tuesday, June 2, at noon. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the museum, 819 Grandview. Persons with questions may call 918-287-5441.

CALVARY BAPTIST TO HOST BIBLE STUDY

Calvary Baptist Church, 620 E. 15th Street, will be holding a Winter Bible Study at 7 p.m. from Feb. 15-18 and from noon-1 p.m. Feb. 16-18.

OSU HERE FOR FIELD TRIP

Representatives from Oklahoma State University’s School of Architecture were scheduled for a field trip to Pawhuska’s Benson Lumber Co., 1020 Lynn Ave.

The local visit on Wednesday was to be in connection with the school’s study of micro architecture and the construction of small household structures, OSU officials said. An economics-driven small house movement that is currently underway advocates building family dwellings of less than 1,000 square feet, the school officials added.

Students from OSU were to conceive, design and construct a tiny house for lumber company owner Hank Benson and his wife, Patti.

Benson, a 1976 Oklahoma State graduate, is a third-generation owner of the nearly century-old lumber company. His personal interest in small house concepts led him to contact OSU about sponsoring a student-design competition for construction of a local tiny house.

MEET AND GREET SET FOR FEBRUARY 5

The Osage Nation Communities of Excellence is planning to host a Meet and Greet on Thursday evening, Feb. 5, at the Osage County Health Department.

Starting time is set for 7 p.m. The county health department is located at 1115 E. 15th Street, in Pawhuska.

COE officials recently outlined activities designed for area young people who are 13 to 20 years old. Public invitations are currently being sent out urging visits with sponsors such as: the Osage Nation Police Department, Emergency Services Explorer Posts, Envirionmental Stewardship and Healthy Futures Venturing Crew, Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Advisory Council Venturing Crew and TASC Ranger Posts.

For more information, persons may contact Jim Parker at 918-287-5416 or Gail Boe at 918-287-5267.

VALENTINE DINNER SET

The annual Altar Society Valentine’s Dinner is scheduled for Saturday Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1314 Lynn Ave., in Pawhuska.

Intimate seating and table service will be offered. The dinner includes home-made lasagne, salad, bruschetta, dessert and wine. Cost is $15 per person and advanced reservations are preferred.

All proceeds from this event go to benefit the Altar Society. For more information, contact Eva Smith at 918-287-3074.