Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Alissa Hamilton, of Hominy, was elected Osage Tribal Princess for 2015-2016 during the annual honor dance held Sunday at the Osage County Fairgrounds.

Sponsored by the Osage Tribal Princess Sorority, the event involved all-day voting for candidates. The voting concluded at 7 p.m. and the winner was announcement of the winner. Runner-up in the princess voting was Cedar Perrier, while Blake Cunningham finished third and Leah Waller fourth.

The 2014-15 Osage Princess was Katelynn Pipestem.


Dance Maker Academy held its spring recital Friday evening at the Constantine Theater. The public performance celebrated the local dance studio’s first-year anniversary of operations from the former Senior Citizen Center at 200 S. Palmer. The free event was well-attended, officials said.


The Pawhuska Kiwanis Club’s annual golf fundraiser has been rescheduled for June 20th at the Pawhuska Country Club. The 18-hole, four-person scramble registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the golf tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. The $50 entry fee per person includes green fees, cart, catered lunch and prizes. For early reservations call 918-287-3820 or e-mail Ed Ward at


The Osage County Republican Party will meet Saturday June 13th at The Soda Shoppe main street Hominy OK at 10:00 AM. This one hour meeting will feature highlights of the last session by House Representative Sean Roberts and updates of recent conventions and conferences. Refreshments will be provided. Precinct Leadership Training will be conducted afterwards for those interested. Questions? Contact Celia Lanham at 918-260-5762.


The fourth-annual Hulah Lake Noodling Tournament will be held Saturday, June 20, at the former Wah-Sha-She State Park campgrounds off State Highway 10, northeast of Bowring.

Vendors are going to set up at the site and will offer “fun family activities” throughout the day, a spokesman for the event said.

Hulah Lake Osage Association is sponsoring the tournament. Weigh-ins will be from 4-6 p.m. For entry information, contact Danny at 918-694-4284.

Persons wishing to set up as vendors are asked to call Ashley at 918-331-7059. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the event should call DeAnn at 918-214-7118.

On the following Saturday, June 27, Shidler Volunteer Fire Department will host its fifth-annual 5th-annual Noodling Tournament on Kaw Lake. Weigh-in deadline will be at 7 p.m. for that event — to is to be held at Pioneer Cove Marina in Kaw City. For information, call Todd at 918-691-4920.


Pawhuska Public Library is hosting a trainer from the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative who will conduct adult classes in Tai Chi on Thursdays and Fridays for six weeks through July 10. Sessions start at 11 a.m. in the community room of the library. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that is said to be great for balance and general conditioning. Classes are free and open to the public, officials said


Senior vouchers for the farmers market are currently being distributed to Osage County residents ages 55 years or older at the Osage Nation Title VI building.

The vouchers will be given out Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Other locations will also be used to distribute the vouchers.


Story time for young children preschool through kindergarten will take place each Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Pawhuska Public Library, 1801 Lynn Ave.

Programs for elementary school children kindergarten through fourth grade will take place each week on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. with the theme of Every Hero Has a Story. A sampling of children’s programs includes community heroes, animal heroes, cowboy heroes, and just for fun legends and superheroes.

Youth programs, for students 10 -15 years, will take place each week on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. The youth theme is Unmask: The Hero Within. A few of the youth programs to be presented are: being my own hero, Native American heroes, environmental heroes, and heroes in service to our state and nation.

Elementary and youth students who attend Summer Reading Program may enter the library’s My Own Hero contest: Draw or write about their favorite hero, who could be someone in their family or circle of friends, a person in the community, a character from a book or an originally-created hero.