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Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Brush dumping offered

Due to recent storms, the City of Pawhuska has acquired a temporary permit from the Department of Environmental Quality which allows the public to dispose of tree limbs and brush.

Dumping is being offered until Aug. 3, when city crews are expected to resume local brush pickups. City officials are encouraging the public to take advantage of this free and temporary opportunity.

A city staff member will be available to unlock the gate at the 15th Street lagoon (located across State Highway 99 on the east end of 15th) in order to let people to dump tree branches and brush only. The DEQ permit stipulates that no trash dumping is allowed.

For more information, call 918-287-4190 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 918-287-3260 during those times on weekends.

Citizen participation sought for Cavalcade Street Dance

Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce is continuing to make plans for some upcoming events.

Vendors are needed for the Cavalcade Street Dance to be held downtown on July 14.

Also, contestants can sign up for the National Indian Taco Championship. Registration fee is $50, with an additional $15 for an electrical hookup. The downtown event will be held Oct. 3, from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forms are available at the Chamber office, 210 W. Main, and also can be downloaded off the Chamber website. For more information, call 918-287-1208.

Church to host softball tourney on July 25

Hominy First Assembly of God church is planning a benefit co-ed softball tournament on July 25.

Entry fee for the double-elimination tourney will be $100 per team and teams are to be comprised of six male and four female players. Games are set to begin around 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day at the Hominy Lake ballfields. Concessions are expected to be available.

Deadline for entering the tournament is Saturday, July 18. Teams can register by contacting Eric Roberts at 918-948-2524, or by emailing

Church youth also are selling chances at winning a cash prize of at least $200 as part of a ball drop to be held around 6 p.m. on the day of the tournament. Golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto the baseball field and the one that lands closest to a “pin” will determine the winner.

Ball-drop chances cost $5 apiece or five for $20 and may be purchased from a member of our church youth, staff members or at the Hominy Tag Agency. Tickets also will be available for purchase up until 6 p.m. on tournament Saturday. The winner is not required to be present.

Proceeds from the events will be used to fund a church-sponsored fine arts trip in August.

Tai Chi classes ending this week

Adult instruction in Tai Chi concludes this week at Pawhuska Public Library. The free exercise classes were offered this summer by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative and have been conducted on Thursdays and Fridays in the library’s community room. Sessions begin at 11 a.m.

Kaw Lake events rescheduled for Saturday

KAW CITY — The 2015 Miss Kaw Lake Pageant will be held this Saturday at the Kaw City Community Center. Winners will be crowned in four 18-and-under age categories.

After being delayed by weather this spring, Kaw Fest has been re-set for Saturday, Aug. 8, at Sandy Beach.