AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

TACOS AID CHEER TRIP

Tickets are still being sold for a Walking Taco Dinner to be held Monday, July 18.

The event — which benefits local cheerleaders — will last from 5-7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

An $8 ticket is good for a walking taco, peach cobbler, ice cream and a drink. Take outs are to be available.

Tickets can be purchased from Madelyn Priest, Heather Conner, Laurel Culver, Riley Sell, Samantha Lookout, Jodi Culver or Annie Conner. The tickets will also be availabke at the door.

Proceeds from the dinner are to help five senior cheerleaders fund a trip to participate in the Macy’s Day Parade.

For further information, contact Jodi Culver at 918-287-7421, Annie Conner at 918-381-5529 or Stephanie Priest at 918-724-3194.

MOON HIKE IN MORNING

Osage Hills Hiking Club will switch to a morning schedule for its “July New Moon” hike on Saturday, July 16, at Osage Hills State Park.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. near the OHSP Barn, located approximately 1 1/2 miles from the entrance just past the Lake Lookout turn-off. The hike, which is open to the public, starts at 10 a.m.

Club spokesman Joel Rabin said this month’s 3-mile course is along rocky, narrow trails through wooded areas and will be of moderate-level difficulty. The hike is expected to last around 2-2 1/2 hours.

Participants should wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots and have a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks and plenty to drink. Bringing rain gear also is a good idea, Rabin added.

A morning event also is planned for the club’s “End of Summer” hike on Saturday, Aug. 20, although a site has not yet been selected. Contact OsageHillsHiking@gmail.com for more information.

VBS ENDS FRIDAY

Vacation Bible School continies through Friday at First Baptist Church, 302 E. Sixth Streetis scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon July 11 - 15 at the church . The Bible school is designed for youth between prekinergarten and sixth grade. For more information, call 287-3703.

SEWING MACHINE SHOWN

HOMINY — A White sewing machine is currently on featured display at the Drummond Home.

From the late 19th to the early 20th century, the White company brand was second to Singer among U.S. sewing machine manufacturers. While offering only a few different models, the White machines were popular, well-made and “stood the test of time.”

Drummond Home, located at 305 N. Price, is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. Telephone 918-885-2374.

SHIDLER PACT OK’D

FAIRFAX — Return of the Woodland High School Cougars to 11-man football is now assured.

An inter-school agreement with Shidler Public Schools was approved June 27 by Woodland Board of Education. The pact, which allows Shidler players to join the Cougars’ football squad, was then forwarded to the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.

OSSAA dropped Woodland to the eight-man level in 2013 due to declining enrollment in the Fairfax-area school district. The demotion came just three seasons after the Cougars won the state’s Class A football championship and two years after they reached the title game.

Woodland claimed the 2010 title by going undefeated (14-0) under then-head coach Joe Sindelar, who is now the principal at Pawhuska High School. The Cougars extended their winning streak to 27 before losing to the Wayne Bulldogs in the 2011 Class A finals, 35-28. Woodland finished 7-3 in 2012, Sindelar’s last year as the Cougars’ head coach.

During three seasons in Class B, the Cougars’ respective records were 6-5, 4-6 and 6-5.

Woodland will be hosting the Crescent Tigers for the 2016 season opener on Friday, Aug. 26.

CO-PARENTING CLASSES SET

The first of the Osage County Extension Service’s “Co-Parenting for Resilience” classes is scheduled for Monday, July 18, at the Pawhuska Business Development Center, 1225 Virginia Short St.

Developed by Oklahoma State University, the course is designed to show parents different ways of helping their children adjust to the divorce. It uses a combination of lecture, discussion, video and interactive activities. The course also will be offered on three other Mondays (Aug. 8, Sept. 19 and Nov. 7) as well as on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The cost is $30 per person. Each session lasts from 1-4 p.m.

Parents attending the classes will learn skills and strategies designed to enhance the wellbeing of minor children, said Osage County Family and Consumer Science Educator Donna Robbins, who serves as instructor. Attendance satisfies standards set forth under a new state law requiring parents of children 18 or younger to attend a class which teaches them about the impact of divorce on their children.

Robbins said the co-parenting course has been offered by the extension service for more than 20 years, although it is constantly updated using the latest multidisciplinary research on marriage and family. Evaluations have shown that more than 90 percent of course participants learned new ways to effectively parent their children during and after the divorce, she added.

For more information or to register, contact Donna Robbins at the Osage County Extension office at 918-287-4170 or donna.robbins@okstate.edu.