AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

CLASSES TO BE HELD IN PAWHUSKA

Pawhuska Community Education Classes at the Business and Development Center:

April 28 - Career Readiness- 4-7pm $19

April 30 - Something old into something new with spray paint 5-8pm $29

May 4 - Sweet Relish Making 5-8pm $39

May 5 - Paint anything using chalk or plaster paint 5-8pm $29

May 12 & 19 - football for Dummies $25

May 18 - Jelly Making $39

For more information call 918-287-3357.

LEGAL ADVICE FREE ON LAW DAY

In observance of Oklahoma Law Day, attorneys from the state will be providing free legal advice on Thursday, April 30.

Osage County residents can take advantage of this one-day opportunity by calling 1-800-456-8525 between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Details about the Law Day activities can be found on flyers that are available at the Pawhuska Public Library, 1800 Lynn Ave.

REGIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC CONTEST BEGINS MAY 2

If you or you know ANYONE who can sing a little country music, then this could be your great opportunity! It’s the KRIG Country Showdown and has big names attached to it and the national contest will be televised with the purse of $100K!

KRIG will be hosting one this regional area with preliminaries on Saturday May 2 at Washington Park Mall in Bartlesville. Twenty to 25 winners will go on to semi-finals with venues to be announced at a later date. From the semi-finals, four to five winners will compete at the regional finals to be held Tuesday, July 14, in downtown Pawhuska at the Pawhuska Cavalcade Street Dance. The winner will move forward to compete at the state level and the winner on to nationals. The entry fee is $20 and registration forms can be picked up at the Pawhuska Chamber or Bartlesville Radio.

FIRE HYDRANTS TO BE FLUSHED

Testing of the city’s fire hydrants is scheduled to begin Monday, May 4, and will continue for two to three weeks, said Pawhuska Fire Chief Gip Allen. Residents may see discoloration of their water and experience low water pressures when hydrants are being flushed in their areas, Allen said.

LOCAL GED CLASSES OFFERED

GED classes are being held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at 516 Leahy Ave. There is a $25 registration fee.

HEALTH RUN SATURDAY

The “5K Run for the Health of It” will be held Saturday morning, May 2, at Ben Johnson Culture Park, Sixth Street and Lynn Avenue. Start time is 8 a.m. Sponsored by Osage Nation Health and Wellness Division, the annual foot race is free to enter. Participants need to register in person for the chip-monitored event at the tribal office, 604 Kihekah Ave. Race packets will be available for pickup at the office by 4 p.m. Friday. Clinical & Medical Services, Communities of Excellence and TA-WA AmeriCorps are the event’s co-sponsors. More information can be obtained at the race office or by calling 918-287-5267.

COUNTRY CLUB BASH PLANNED

The new and improving Pawhuska Golf and Country Club will host its “First Annual Pre-Summer Bash” this weekend, featuring an open-air concert on Friday night and a Saturday golf tournament. Tiptons Family band is to provide Friday’s musical entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday, the two-man scramble Burnt Ball Tournament will have a 3 p.m. shotgun start with an entry fee of $25. The Perry Maxwell-designed nine-hole course of Pawhuska Golf and Country Club is located at 474 S. Farrell Ave. The telephone number is 918-287-1965.

OSAGE WEDDING EVENT MAY 2

An exploration of bridal attire at Osage weddings and its incorporation into the Paying-for-the -Drum ceremonies of the tribe’s In-Lon-Shka dances will be topics for discussion this Saturday, May 2, at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center. “Chiefs Coats, Brides and Drum Keeper: The Development of Osage Bridal Attire” is a specially-planned presentation of the University of Oklahoma’s Sam Noble Museum. Historic apparel and regalia will be on display and attendees are being encouraged to bring any items they might have that are related to Osage weddings. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and conclude around 1 p.m. The Osage cultural center is located at 1449 W. Main.

TEAM FUNDRAISERS HELD

Fund-raising events have recently been conducted for several of the Pawhuska High School athletic teams, and donations to Huskie/Lady Huskie sports programs are still being accepted. A potato bake on Tuesday, April 21, helped the Huskies’ golf team and another one last month provided support for PHS track-and-field squads. On Sunday afternoon, April 19, the Pawhuska Huskies baseball program held an auction/cake walk in conjunction with an Osage Nation cultural demonstration at the Wakon Iron Center. Last month, the Lady Huskies’ soccer team held its spring fundraiser. Persons wishing to make a donation to any of the local athletic programs should contact the activity funds coordinator for Pawhuska Public Schools, Dee DeMoss, at 918-287-1262 (extension 5104 ).

COMING SOON AT THE CONSTANTINE

May 16 - “Seven Wives for Dracula” 7p.m. - admission $5

May 17- “Seven Wives for Dracula” 1:30 p.m. - admission $5

May 29 - Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy Ballet Recital. 7:00pm There is no cost to the public and everyone is welcome! www.osageballet.com

May 31 - 1:30 p.m. Classic Silent Movie. Admission is $2

DANCE MAKER RECITAL SLATED FOR MAY 29

Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy will celebrate its first year in Pawhuska with an evening recital May 29 at the Constantine Theater. The public is invited to the free-admission event, which begins at 7 p.m. Randy Tinker Smith and her daughter, Jenna Smith, operate the local ballet school, which is located in the former Pawhuska Senior Center.

POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVE SET FOR MAY 8

Please leave your non perishable food items by your mailbox and they will pick them