Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


There could be some extra-special benefits as a result of the fitness partnership formed between Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce and the reality television program “The Biggest Loser.”

Local wellness teams that register for The Biggest Loser Community Challenge by Sunday, Jan. 31, will be automatically entered to win a trip to TBL’s Season 17 finale. Each of the selected team’s four members will be able to bring a significant other for the all-expenses-paid trip to the February filming in Los Angeles.

Sign up is $100/team, or $25 per company-team member. (Make sure to register under Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce) Locally-entered teams are to be led through weekly workouts by Biggest Loser and Community Challenge Trainer, Dolvett Quince. As he leads them through the challenge, Dolvett will provide the local entries with tips and motivational messages to keep them believing in themselves and striving towards their goals.

The eight-week Challenge begins Feb. 29. For more information, contact the Chamber at 918-287-1208 or visit


A recent hunting event held to support the Wounded Warriors Project also benefitted area ranchers by eliminating dozens of coyotes from their Osage County ranges.

Nearly 50 teams entered the hunt, which netted a total of 46 coyotes. (Two bobcats also were bagged.) Combined weight of the game was a little over 1,300 pounds. The “Biggest Dog Prize” was awarded for a 40-pounder.

Chris Turley, a local U.S. Army veteran who organized the hunt, said he hopes the benefit will become an annual event.

Coyotes can be legally hunted year-round in Oklahoma. The state’s bobcat-hunting season runs from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28.


Pawhuska High School’s 27th Annual Honors Banquet is scheduled for Monday, March 7.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Pawhuska Elks Lodge. Tickets will be available for purchase in February. Tickets are $8, which includes cost of a dinner.

This year’s banquet features an aviation theme: “Soaring to Success.” The speaker will be Commander William F. Wright, son of Fred and Nelda Wright.


Wah-Sha-She No. 110 Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a March drawing for a new .40-caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 handgun.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Big County Gun & Pawn, 201 E. 6th, and from Randy Haddon (918-640-3635) or Daniel Moody (918-604-1504). The winning-ticket holder will be contacted if he or she is not present at the March 22 drawing.


Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy is looking for a few good men to join its “Ballet for Male Athletes” classes.

The special course is designed for male athletes who want to improve their endurance, flexibility, strength, balance, speed/agility and mental focus. Twice-weekly sessions are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-4:45 p.m. Scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Dance Maker Academy at 400 Palmer Ave. (behind the Pawhuska Police Station). Telephone 918-704-4668 or email:


HOMINY — Throughout the month of February, a popular Doll Exhibit will be on display at the Drummond Home, 305 N.Price.

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.

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.