Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Friday is the last day to submit voter registration applications and be eligible to vote in the June 28 primary elections, said Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner.

Persons who are U.S. citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters, Conner said.

For persons 18 and over who have never been registered to vote, as well as persons who are not currently registered in the county of their residence, and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information: All these persons may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight on June 3.

Conner said applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after the June 28 primary.

Oklahoma voter registration application forms are available at the County Election Board office, 630 Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska.


Pawhuska High School’s senior cheerleaders are raising funds to make a trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

In support of that goal, a potato bake is planned from 5 - 7 June 9 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 E. 6th. Cost will be $10 for a baked potato with all the fixings, plus dessert and a drink. There also will be a silent auction on homemade baked goods.

The PHS senior cheerleaders are Madelyn Priest, Riley Sell, Heather Conner, Laurel Culver and Samantha Lookout.

For more information about the project, please contact Jodi Culver 918-287-7421 or Annie Conner at 918-381-5529.


Calvary Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on Monday through Friday, June 6-10.

The VBS is open to kindergarteners through sixth graders. Sessions last from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. This year’s theme is “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.”

Calvary Baptist is located at the corner of 15th and Lynn Avenue. For more information, please contact the church at 918-287-3804.


The monthly auction at the Osage County Fairgrounds will begin at 6:01 p.m. on June 7.

Large furniture goes on the block early. Guns, coins and other high-interest items are put up for sale around 7:30 p.m.

Pictures of merchandise that will be up for bid at this local event can be seen on Facebook (firsttuesdayauction) or at

Persons can consign items to the auction by contacting Cody Garnett at 918-429-6349 or PeeWee Easley at 918-287-8216.


On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! The Pawhuska Public Library has kicked off it 2016 Summer Reading Program, with Tuesday and Thursday programs scheduled in the library’s community room through July 14.

Tuesday programs are aimed at students in grades three through seven, while the Thursday programs were designed for children pre-K through second grade, library officials said. Each reading program starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts an hour, concluding at 11:30 a.m.

This summer’s theme — On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! — promotes reading as exercise of the mind while incorporating healthy activities for getting everyone up and moving. Join in and find out what all the fun is about.

As part of this year’s summer reading activities, Pawhuska Public Library will be having a Read for Feed promotion. From June 1 through June 30, the library will have two daily drawings — one for a Burger meal from Pawhuska’s Sonic Drive-In and the other for a Pizza meal from Simple Simon’s of Pawhuska.

Contestants qualify for the drawing by participating in the Summer Reading Program. The more they read and do, the more drawing chances they will receive.

Here is a re-cap of your Reading plans: 1. Attend Summer 2016 programs at Pawhuska Public Library, 2. Find answers to Library Scavenger Hunt clues, 3. Read books checked out from Pawhuska Public Library.

Local sponsors for the 2016 Summer Reading Program are Sonic of Pawhuska and Simple Simon’s of Pawhuska.

The Pawhuska Public Library is located at 1800 Lynn Ave., across the street from Pawhuska Elementary School. Telephone 918-287-3989.


Testing of Pawhuska-area fire hydrants will be underway over the next few weeks, local fire department officials said.

Area residents are reminded that these tests can sometimes cause discoloration of water in neighborhoods located near the hydrants, according to the officials. Due to the importance of the maintenance program, community cooperation is requested during the testing.


The Lodge at Taylor Ranch is sponsoring a “Kids Day” on Sunday, June 5.

A fishing derby, swimming, hiking and other family activities are planned for the event, which is scheduled to last from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Disc golf also will be offered, of course, as the Lodge at Taylor Ranch — located six miles south of Pawhuska on State Highway 99 — is home to two of the area’s premiere 18-hole courses.

Participants at the event are encouraged to bring their own fishing poles and golfing discs (as well as swimming apparel, sunscreen and insect repellant). Lunches will be available for $5. Children must be accompanied by their parents or other adult guardians.