Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Pawhuska Public Library is hosting the healthy lifestyle video conference program beginning this week.

According to Head Librarian Lu King, the program is for “anyone who wants encouragement to age more beautifully and healthily.” This free program is a 10-week series of one-hour classes that will be held at 1 p.m. Mondays at 1 p.m. except for President’s Day, Feb. 16. The series is being taught by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative whose motto is “Eat Better, Move More.”

Registration is required. A limited number of free pedometers will be given to enrollees as supplies last.


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, Environmental 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.

Special guest speaker Susan Silverstein will be featured at another COE-sponsored Meet and Greet which will be held at the Osage County Health Department from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

For more information, contact Gail Boe at 918-287-5267.


A flea market is to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Women’s Building at the Osage County Fairgrounds.

Anyone may set up a sale booth and everyone is invited to come out and see what’s for sale, said fairgrounds officials, who added that the indoor facility is climate controlled.

For booth information, call 918-604-1598.


The Osage County Cattlemen and Osage County Cattlewomen extend the community to an invitation to the Cattlemen’s Ball featuring The A Bar Bunkhouse Band for a western dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb 14 at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

Cowboy Sunday best attire is requested.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 13 and under are free of charge.

Tickets are available at the following locations: Megan, Shidler Telephone Company 580-716-3788; Jeanne, OSU Extension Office, Pawhuska 918-338-9495; Becky, American Heritage Bank, Pawhuska 918-287-2919 and Sue, First National Bank of Sedan, Sedan, Kan., 620-725-3106.


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 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.


The first-ever Clarence Brantley Memorial Bull Riding has been scheduled for Saturday evening, Feb. 28, at the Osage County Fairgrounds’ Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena.

Bull-riding action will begin at 7 p.m. in the $1,000-added money event. Admission will cost $7 for adults and $5 for students.

A $100-added Ring of Fear and a Boot Scramble for 12-and-under kids also are planned. All profits from the event will go to benefit the Peters family of Skiatook, who recently lost their possessions in a house fire.

Call-in entries will be taken at 918-637-1371 from 6-10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23. There is a $75 entry fee.


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 lasagna, 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.