Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Kaw Lake Association’s 2016 Ultimate Eagle Watch will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Doors at the Kaw City Community Building are set to open for the event at 7:30 a.m.

This year’s Ultimate Eagle Watch by Horseback is to be at Kaw Lake’s Sarge Creek Cove and the ride will commence at 11 a.m., organizers said.

Detailed programs for the events can be found on the Kaw Lake Association’s Facebook page. The association may be contacted via e-mail:, or by calling 580-762-9492. Trail Boss Rick Boyd’s email address is and his phone number is 580-716-7424.


Quality First Responder training will be offered in a series of statewide programs hosted by local pipeline and gas distribution companies.

A meeting at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 SE Adams, is set for Thursday, Jan. 7. Ponca City’s Hutchins Memorial Auditorium will be the venue for a Thursday, Jan. 14, session. More than two dozen of the meetings are planned, with training to be offered between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Each First Responder session will last approximately 90 minutes, organizers said. In certain areas, Continuing Education Credits will be awarded to the First Responders in attendance.

The pipeline safety and awareness program is designed to promote the establishment of communication networks that are needed to effectively manage emergency situations. Training will be offered at no cost. The events are to include a complimentary meal and incident exercise for First Responders in the community.

Other dates and locations for the programs include: Jan. 6 at the MidAmerica Expo Center in Pryor, Jan. 11 in the OSU-Tulsa North Hall Building, and Jan. 12 at the Cushing Youth Center.

For more information and on-line registration, please visit:


Osage County Election Board is looking for volunteer/paid workers to help conduct local elections.

Workers are being sought in precincts/polling places throughout the county, said Andrea Conner, the county’s election board secretary. Individuals will be needed at the precinct level and for in person absentee positions, she added.

Qualified applicants must be registered voters in Osage County who are reliable and willing to work long hours, said Conner, who added that the workers will be needed for only a few days each year.

State law prohibits a precinct official from holding any other office (such as school board member or city councilman), the official noted.

Interested persons should contact the Osage County Election Board office, 630 S. Kihekah, at (918) 287-3036.


Residents of Shidler and the surrounding communities are invited to attend a Christmas Eve Service at Shidler UMC.

The candlelight service celebration is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. For more information, call 918-793-4550.


Meeting date for the Area Communities Quarterly Forum in Shidler has been changed from Monday, Dec. 28, to Monday, Jan. 25.

The forum will begin at 6:30 pm in the Shidler Senior Citizen’s Center at 125 S. Cosden. For additional information, please call 918-793-7171. Other contact numbers are 918-793-4171 and 580-269-2525.