Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Hulah Lake Association is sponsoring a crappie fishing tournament April 16.

Tourney entries are due by 7 p.m. April 15. Cost to enter is $25 for adults, $10 on children under 15. An extra $5 will be charged for late Friday and Saturday morning sign ups.

The biggest stringer of crappie wins, with a five-fish limit. There’s an optional $10 fee for entering the Big Fish Pot, which is a winner-take-all contest. The main contest has a 70 percent payout, organizers said.

Entry forms are available at the Hulah Lake Osage Association page on Facebook. Mail to: 330 P.R. 3567, Pawhuska, OK 74056, or drop off at Hulah’s home campsite, which is near the former Wah-Sha-She State Park office.

The tournament’s weigh-in is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hulah Shelter. Only live fish are eligible for weighing.

For more information, call Danny Blevins at 918-694-4284 or David Lockman, 918-440-1696.


During National Infant Immunization Week, April 16-23, the Osage County Health Department is reminding parents to ensure their children are fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization.

“Vaccines are available for all children through the federal Vaccines for Children program or private health insurance,” said Administrative Director Larry Bergner. “In Oklahoma, all county health departments participate in the Vaccines for Children program.”

World Immunization Week, an initiative of the World Health Organization, is April 24-30.


The eighth-annual Bridge to Friendship Bridge Fest for P.E.O. sisters and friends start at 10 a.m. April 16, at the Velma B. Oakes Family Life Center, 620 Leahy Ave.

A $25 tournament fee covers snacks and drinks throughout the day, as well as lunch. The four-game contract, progressive tournament will feature two levels. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For more information, contact Betty Russell at 918-287-1717 or email


An All-Star Team Roping Event is set this Saturday and Sunday at Osage County Fairgrounds’ Brantley Indoor Arena.

Entries will be taken beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days, with the roping to start at 10 a.m. There’s no age limit. All ropings: 4 head progressive after 1. For more info, go to


Get a jump start on your Fourth of July decorating with a holiday wreath from the Pawhuska Business Development Center, 1225 Virginia Short Ave.

Be inspired and learn various techniques used in designing an amazing wreath for your front door, or create a masterful centerpiece to hang above your mantle. A list of supplies needed is available upon enrollment.

The Fourth of July Wreath-Making Class will be offered Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. Cost of the course is $29.

Visit to enroll. Enter the code “SPRING16” to receive a 25 percent savings.


Osage Hills Hiking Club will host its first free public hike of the spring on Sunday. The third-annual Earth Day Hike will have a 1:30 p.m. registration at Osage Hills State Park, 12 miles east of Pawhuska off U.S. Highway 60.

Registration will be at “The Barn,” located on east side of the entry road, about 1/2 mile before park office. The hike — a moderate-level 2 1/2-hour trek along narrow, rocky trails — starts at 2 p.m. This course might be a bit too challenging for children under 7, but their parents can decide.

Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots should be worn. Bring sunscreen, a hat, with optional rain gear and warm layers of clothing, just in case.


Pawhuska High School’s Senior Parent Group is hosting a Potato Bake fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. April 21, at the United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 620 Leahy.

Baked potatoes with choice of toppings, drink and dessert will be $8.

Advance tickets can be purchased from American Heritage Bank (Stephenie Swan), Citizens Bank (Annie Conner) and at Buffalo Joe’s. Tickets also will be sold at the door.


Osage County Commissioners and the City of Pawhuska will sponsor a Free Dump Day on April 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items can be dropped off at a number of locations, including the Osage County District#1 Shop at 8th & Pecan in Pawhuska, on State Highway 11 in Shidler or at 506 S. 5th St. in Barnsdall. Other drop-off sites are the county’s District #2 Shop at 2850 W. 133rd St. North in Skiatook and the District #3 Shop at 604 Cotton Gin Road in Hominy. In Fairfax, the Dump Day location is 100 N. First St.

Acceptable items include: passenger tires without rims (but not from tire dealers), appliances, furniture, mattresses/box springs, wood and brush.

Items that will no be accepted: household trash, hazardous waste items, commercial or contractor’s trash, paint or other chemicals.

For additional information, call 1-800-259-1570.


Last Saturday’s “Tea for Two” of the Oklahoma Home and Community Education Groups of Osage County was cancelled — but it has been rescheduled to May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The annual event celebrates 81 years of service to residents of area communities and the OHCE is looking to expand its membership so it can extend that record of service. There will be a guest speaker as well as a “make and take” craft. A light lunch will be served. There is no cost. Pre-register with Donna Robbins at Osage County’s OSU Extension Office by calling 918-287-4170.


Drummond Home presents its Quilt Exhibit each April, displaying a wide array of historical quilts from the Addie Drummond collection.

Nearly each of the quilts has a story to go with it. Also on display will be a collection of crocheted items — from watch pockets and hankies to purses and corsets.

Located at 305 N. Price in Hominy, Drummond Home is open every day but Monday. Call 918-885-2374.