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Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

BARREL BASH THIS WEEKEND

A Barrel Bash national tour event will be held Friday through Sunday at the Osage County Fairgrounds.

In addition to $5,700 added-money barrel racing at the Clarence Brantley Indoor Arena and outdoors in the Ben Johnson Arena , the Bash will include several horse races on the Osage Downs track.

FUNDRAISING DINNER SATURDAY

The Osage Hills Rural Firefighters are to hold their traditional chili and bean dinner this Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. in the lodge at Osage Hills State Park.

They will be serving chili and/or beans with a drink, dessert and all the trimmings. Cost for adults is $6 and children under 12 dine for $3. There will be door prizes.

Volunteers are being asked to bring cakes, pies or cookies for a cake walk. Craftwork and other donated items will be auctioned, raffled off or given away as door prizes. All donations are appreciated.

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS, NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS DAYS TO BE OBSERVED

Pawhuska Indian Camp Elementary and Pawhuska Elementary will be observing the National Down Syndrome Awareness Day and the National Autism Awareness Day in order to celebrate diversity in the schools and in the community. The first day will be Thursday, March 26, for Down Syndrome and the second day will be Thursday, April 2, for autism.

OSAGE NATION HOSTS CONTRACTOR’S CONFERENCE

Osage Nation Housing Department will host the 2nd annual Contractor’s Conference from 2-4:30 p.m. on Friday March 27, in Skiatook, at the Osage Casino, 5591 West Rogers Blvd. ONHD is searching for general contractors and licensed professionals in the following fields: plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians and pest control. Vendors interested in engaging business with the Osage Nation Housing Department are encouraged to attend. Contractors and licensed professionals will have the opportunity to learn the process of contracting work on construction/rehabilitation projects with the Osage Nation Housing Department. Registration is free and light refreshments will be provided for all registered participants.

PREVENTION PROGRAM YOUTH POW WOW

The annual Osage Nation Prevention Program Youth Pow Wow is to be held Saturday, March 28, and Saturday, April 5, at the Ag Building of the Osage County Fairgrounds. Gourd Dance begins at 2 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Grand Entry is planned for 7 p.m. Tiny Tot, Junior and Teen contests will be held. For more information, call 918-287-5595.

CALVARY BAPTIST REVIVAL

Calvary Baptist Church, 15th Street and Lynn Avenue, will hold its Spring Revival under direction of the Rev. Dale Gowdy from March 29 through April 1. The opening Sunday services are to begin at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. On Monday through Wednesday, services will begin at 7 p.m. There will be fellowship and desserts following each evening’s service.

EASTER EGG HUNT SET

Pawhuska First Baptist Church will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Gazebo Park.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 817 N Leahy 918-231-5138 Palm Sunday: 10 a.m. Blessings of the Palms, weather permitting in the side yard and procession into the church. Maundy Thursday: 5:30p.m. Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar. Garden Watch immediately after this service until (no time specified). (Please call to reserve time.) Good Friday: 5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Holy Eucharist from the Reserved. Easter: 10 a.m. Sunday.

FLEA MARKET PLANNED

The next flea market at the Osage County Fairgrounds Women’s Building will be held Saturday, April 11. Rental fee is $20 per booth, which includes four tables. For more information, call 918-693-9914 or 918-604-1598.

PARENTING CLASSES OFFERED

OSU Extension is offering Co-Parenting Classes for Resilience. The class is for parents with a minor child/children who are experiencing divorce or separation. Also for those who may be seeking custody, visitation, or paternity of minor children. For more information contact Donna Robbins at the Osage County Extension Office at 918-287-4170 or stop by at 628 Kihekah, 2nd Floor, Pawhuska. Classes will be held April13, May 11, June 8, July 13, and August 10. All classes begin at 1 p.m. at the OCIC in Hominy, Okla.

P.E.O.’S BRIDGEFEST SET FOR APRIL 18

Entries are now being accepted for P.E.O. Chapter EM’s 7th annual Bridgefest which will begin 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at 620 Leahy in Pawhuska.

The $25 entry fee covers a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Proceeds from the event support Oklahoma and National P.E.O. educational and charitable projects. For more information, contact Betty Russell at 918-287-1717 or email gold.dust_bar@yahoo.com.