NEWS

AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

PHS HONORS BANQUET SET FOR MARCH 7

The 27th Annual Honors Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Elks Lodge. Tickets to the event will be available in February at a price of $8, which includes a delicious meal.

This year’s theme is Aviation, “Soaring to Success.” The speaker will be Commander William F. Wright, son of Fred and Nelda Wright.

OSAGE BALLET ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS

Wahzhazhe, an Osage Ballet, will be holding auditions on Jan. 23 at the Dance Maker Academy, located at 400 Palmer Ave., Pawhuska.

Auditions for acting parts will be held in the following schedule: Ages 5-12 will be from 1-1:30 p.m.; Ages 13 and up will audition from 1:45-2:15 p.m.

Dance auditions will be from 2:30-3:30 for ages 5-12 and from 3:45-4:45 for ages 13 and up.

There will be a $10 fee for the live auditions. Those who are unable to attend the auditions may send resumes and video links to osageballet@gmail.com.

Performances of the ballet will be held Aug. 6-7 in Santa Fe, N.M., and on Aug. 13 in Bartlesville.

For more information, call 918-704-4668.

SENATOR LANKFORD VISITS

U.S. Sen. James Lankford visited Pawhuska on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

After eating lunch with Chamber of Commerce members at the Pawhuska Business Center, Lankford met for an hour with leaders of the Osage Nation — including Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and Assistant Principal Chief Raymond Red Corn.

Lankford, Oklahoma’s junior senator, is a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

EAGLE WATCH TIME

“Ultimate Eagle Watch” will be held Saturday at nearby Kaw Lake.

The event, which is sponsored annually by the Kaw Lake Association, will include a variety of activities at several sites around the lake — located on the western edge of the Osage, in Kay County. Indoor programs are to be held at Kaw City Community Center, the Kaw Nation Learning Center and Kaw City School.

A new addition to this year’s Eagle Watch is a special program about caring for injured wildlife presented by staff of the OSU Zoological Medicine Service Centre for Veterinary Health Science. Another first-ever offering will look at the Sport of Falconry and include demonstrations with a live hawk.

For the fifth year in a row, an Eagle Watch by Horseback will be offered for horse-owners. The equine adventure starts at 11 a.m. at the Sarge Creek Campground and follow the Five Fingers Equestrian Trail. The event is by donation only and riders are reminded to bring a sack lunch.

There is no charge the other Eagle Watch events, although donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the program. More information about the Kaw Lake area can be found at www.kawlake.com, on the Kaw Lake Association Facebook page or by calling Kaw Lake Association at 580-762-9494 or 877-671-6985. The association’s e-mail address is: kawlake@cableone.net.

HOME DOLL EVENT SET

HOMINY — The Drummond Home will host its annual Doll Exhibit throughout the month of February.

The exhibit features a large array of German-made dolls from the late 1800s and early 1900s — including creations by Arman Marseille, J.D. Kestner, Heubach Koppelsdorf and Heinrich Handwerk. There also will be porcelain and antique china dolls on display as well as a wide selection of paper dolls.

A new supply of books by Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, have arrived and are on sale at the Home.

Located at 305 N. Price, Drummond Home is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday between 1-4 p.m. Telephone 918-885-2374.