Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” will be May 14.

Local postal employees are asking the public to support the annual drive by leaving a bag (or bags) of nonperishable food products next to their mailboxes.

In the 24 years since the NALC initiated the drive, U.S. Postal Service employees and customers have contributed more than one billion pounds of nonperishables to area food banks. The event is now considered the largest one-day campaign in the country for collecting food and distributing it to those in need.

Ciitizen donors also may deliver non-perishable items to the Pawhuska Post Office, 137 E. 6th St., local personnel said.


Constantine Players’ spring theatrical production — “Happily Never After!!!” — will be presented Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, at the Constantine Theater, 110 W. Main St.

Saturday’s performance starts at 7 p.m. and the Sunday afternoon matinee is set for 2 p.m. A preview show for school audiences will be performed on Thursday, May 12.

Local cast members will portray characters including Sleeping Beauty, the Frog Prince, Cinderella and the fairy kingdom marriage couselor. The production is being directed by Serena Jeffers.


The Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch will host “The Good, the Bad and the Barbecue” on Saturday evening, May 7.

Funding for the area Elder Care program is raised through the annual benefit, which includes an auction. Music will be provided by the Tulsa band, Gypsy Twang. For ticket information, please call 918-336-8500.


Osage County Home and Community Education Groups will host its “Tea for Two” Saturday in the Osage County Fairgrounds’ Women’s Building, beginning at 11 a.m.

Attendees are invited to wear their favorite tea-party attire, as festivities include a “Hat/Dress Contest.” In addition to door-prize giveaways, there will be a People’s Choice award where the first-place winner receives a Rustic Cuff bracelet.

There also will be two “Make and Take” craft workshops offered by Tayrn Crawford of Pawhuska and Kelsey Oliphant of Bartlesville. (A $10 fee is required to cover the cost of supplies for the optional crafting presentations.)

Persons wishing to attend the free luncheon are asked to please call 918-287-4170 before 3 p.m. Monday, May 2.


Several disc golf world champions gave an exhibition at Pawhuska Elementary School on Monday, April 25.

The special visit came about after the golfers stopped at The Lodge at Taylor Ranch on their way to last weekend’s Dynamic Discs National Tour event in Emporia, Kan. Located six miles south of town on State Highway 99, the Lodge at Taylor Ranch is the home of two of Oklahoma’s premiere disc golf courses.


Fairfax Chamber of Commerce will join the Chamber from Cleveland in sponsoring the sixth-annual 100-Mile Yard Sale Tour on Saturday, May 7.

Cleveland’s Antique & Craft Show is being held in conjunction with the event. In addition, the Fairfax Chamber will host an area-wide sidewalk sale along the east side of Main Street, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Booths are $5 each. For more info, or to reserve a space, call 918-906-8108. All vendors will be welcome.


Bivin Garden will have its 2016 season opening this Saturday, May 7. Located on State Highway 11, the garden at 500 W. 1st Street in Shidler is open from 10 a.m. to dusk on weekdays. Weekday openings are by appointment. For more information, call 918-793-4011 or e-mail:;


Experts from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Ponca City Bass Club are to present instruction on various aspects of fishing during Kaw Lake Association’s Kids Focus on Fishing.

The annual event is scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to noon, at Pioneer Cove in Kaw City. Staff members from Camp McFadden and the Shidler High School Fishing Team also are also expected to offer fishing tips.

For more information, call 580-762-9494, e-mail: or visit the KLA web page: where a registration form should be available on line.


“Heroes & Legends of Osage County” will be honored Friday, May 20, during the annual dinner and auction of the Osage County Historical Society.

The barbecue event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church’s Oakes Family Life Center, 620 Leahy Ave. in Pawhuska.

Five honorees include Strat Tolson, George Wayman, Harvey Payne, the late Janet Holcombe and Arthur Shoemaker.

Tickets cost $25 and are available at the Osage County Historical Society Museum, 700 Lynn Ave., or from any of the OCHS directors — including Shirley Roberts, Mary K. Warren, Garrett Hartness, Joyce Lyons, Frederick Drummond, Jack Shoemate, Roger Lloyd, Patty Gambill, Carolyn Helmer, Nancy Woodyard, Lu King and Kathryn Swan.


Drummond Home in Hominy took time out to remember the May 2, 1864, birth date of Fredrick Drummond, the first Drummond in Osage Indian Territory.

The son of Alexander and Henrietta Drummond, Frederick was 16 when he and his brothers, George and Charles, came from Scotland to America seeking fame and fortune. After spending a year in New York, Fred moved to Texas to live on his brother’s (George’s) ranch. George later moved to Rhode Island and Charles went back to Scotland.

While working at a St. Louis wholesale dry good store in 1886, Fred became acquainted with John R. Skinner, a trader from Indian Territory who was looking for someone to clerk at his store. Fred took the job, which was in Pawhuska, in 1887.

Frederick organized the Hominy Trading Company and moved here permanently in 1903. At that time, he was connected with the First National Bank and served as president of the Farmers State Bank. He was a member of the first board of trustees in Hominy and became the town’s first Mayor of Hominy after its March 3, 1908, incorporation. He also was a 32nd degree Mason.

On July 6, 1890, Frederick married Miss Adeline Gentner in Coffeyville, Kansas. They had six children: Blanche, Cecil, Gentner, Alfred, Conrad, and Lois. Frederick Drummond died Aug. 22, 1913 and is buried in Hominy.

Located at 305 N. Price in Hominy, the Drummond Home is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Tours are given between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 918-885-2374.