AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

SHOWDOWN SET

The three finalists have been determined for this year’s KRIG Country Showdown singing competition, which will be held July 19 at the Cavalcade Street Dance in downtown Pawhuska.

Rusty Meyers, Cali Creek and Josie Zepeda were chosen from 15 semifinalists during three separate contests, which were sponsored by Bartlesville Radio’s Real Country station, KRIG FM 104.9.

Zepeda won the Country Showdown last year, when it was a Cavalcade-related event for the first time.

Winner of the Street Dance singing competition will advance to the state finals, scheduled for Aug. 20 at Big Jim’s Bike Rally in Tahlequah. Another victory would open the door for regional competition and possibly a trip to the Country Showdown’s National Finals in Nashville, Tenn.

In addition to appearing on television, all national finalists qualify for a $100,000 prize package. More information is available on the krigcountryshowdown.com website.

FIREWORKS’ FUNDRAISER

As a fundraising project, the Pawhuska High School Lady Huskies’ softball team is selling family packs of fireworks for $65.

The special assortments contain more than $100 worth of fireworks.

These packages contain over $100 worth of assorted fireworks. To arrange for a purchase, contact any member of the Lady Huskie squad or call PHS coach Brian Edwards at 918-638-6372.

IT ADDS UP

HOMINY — Currently on display at the Drummond Home, 305 N. Price Ave., is a 19th-century adding machine belonging to the Drummond family.

William Seward Burroughs of St. Louis received a patent for the first workable adding machine in 1885, the same year he formed the American Arithmometer Co.

In 1904, the company’s name was changed to the Burrough’s Adding Machine Co. and the popular Burroughs Portable — a “streamlined” model weighing less than 20 pounds — came out in 1925.

AUCTION TUESDAY

The next First Tuesday Auction at the Osage County Fairgrounds will be July 5.

Items begin selling in the climate-controlled facility at 6:01 p.m. Large furniture goes on the block early. Guns and coins are put up for sale around 7:30 p.m.

Pictures of some auction merchandise can be seen at www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayauction or auctionzip.com

Items can be consigned to the auction by contacting Cody Garnett at 918-429-6349 or PeeWee Easley at 918-287-8216.