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Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Annual membership meeting Thursday

CLEVELAND — Indian Electric Cooperative announces the 79th annual meeting of the membership, Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Event Center, 324 N. Gilbert, Cleveland. Registration will open at 6 p.m.

Registration gift: $20 cash and an IEC cap to the first 1,000 registered memberships.

Grand prize: 46-inch Zero Turn Husqvarna Riding Mower.

Door prizes: IEC bill credits and other door prizes totaling more than $8,000.

Two youth door prizes: Youth, ages 2-18, accompanied by a registered IEC member, can be entered into a drawing for an RCA Voyager III Tablet. Members must be present to win any prize. All door prize winners have a chance to win the grand prize, as all door prize winners’ names are returned to the hopper before the grand prize is drawn.

Registration: Business members must provide a letter on their business letterhead designating the business’s representative to the IEC meeting. Residential registration is expedited by a barcode on your most recent IEC power bill. Prepaid members can register using their mobile phones and the IEC SmartHub app.

Golf cart shuttles will be available and traveling the parking areas. The elevator is accessible through the east doors located at the bottom of the ramp. Wheelchair assistance will be provided at the front door for those who need assistance with the stairs.

Free ice cold bottled water will be available for the membership at the inside concession.

From 4-7 p.m., The Food Court and Business Spotlight Vendor Fair will be in operation.

The Business Spotlight Vendor Fair has businesses, organizations, artisans, crafters, and booster clubs. These exhibitors can offer raffles from their booths, sales of merchandise, and product or organization information.

The Food Court is offering Horsechief Catering, which provides award-winning Indian tacos and fry bread desserts, (; Dave’s Smoke Shack, with traditional BBQ, is also being offered ( Other offerings include: the Purple People Feeder Food Truck, specializing in free style street eats, gourmet burgers, signature sandwiches, Texas style cooking and unique sea food (; Barnyard Blizzard Shaved Ice, (; and the Quarterback Club of Cleveland, which will have delicious pulled pork, Kielbasa sausage, hamburgers, chips, and water. There will also be football promotional items: cow bells, T-shirts, hats, signs, etc.

From 6-7 p.m., there will be live entertainment by Ed Turley and Midnight Special playing Classic Country, and Classic Rock ‘N Roll on stage.

Raffle: Raffle tickets are 6 for $5, or $1 each. Win a $100 Gift Card to Mugsy’s Grubhouse in Yale, which offers cowboy cookin’ with a kick, including hickory smoked BBQ, and catfish (

Buy your raffle tickets from designated IEC employees or IEC Foundation Trustees. All proceeds benefit the Operation Round-Up® grant fund. Grants are by application and available to individuals, families, and non-profit organization grants. The winner will be notified by phone.

Youth program contest information will be available for 2019 high school juniors and middle school eighth-graders to win a free leadership trip. Visit with the 2018 Leadership Trip Winners and their parents. Pickup 2019 contest information or visit, and follow links to Youth Tour or Energy Camp.

Wheel Of Fortune: Come, play, and win the “Wheel of Fortune” with our power supplier, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. of Springfield, Mo. “Take Control and Save” rebate applications for qualified HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems and water heaters, will be available. IEC business lighting rebate information will be available. A representative from Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., will be on-hand to address your rebate questions.

Questions regarding annual meeting are referred to (918) 295-9500, and ask for member services.


Free Fair coming in September

Like just about every other county in the U.S., Osage County has its version of “The County Fair.” There is a proud tradition at our fair of trying to have something for everyone, including contests, entertainment and just plain fun. There are classes for 4-H, OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education), and the Open Class. Entries accepted include everything from house plants and garden produce, collections, arts and crafts and cooking arts, to the raising of rabbits, horses and goats. There is even an open-class turtle race on Saturday morning.

The 2018 Osage County Free Fair will be held Sept. 12 for entry day and run through Sept. 15. On Sept. 13, the Fair welcomes all schools in the county to “School Day at the Fair.” Busloads of kids come in for some free entertainment, educational fun and games.

All vendors and informational booth people will be set up to greet fair-goers. Throughout the fair there will be plenty of events like talent shows, cook-offs, livestock shows and more. The culmination of the event on Saturday evening will once again be the Osage County Cattlemen’s Association Ranch Rodeo.

For more information about the 2018 Osage County Free Fair, check out its Facebook page. The fair schedule, entry forms and periodic updates will be posted there. Also, the schedule and entry forms for exhibitors, booths and vendors will be available for download on the Osage County OSU Extension website:

The 2018 Osage County Fair Board members are: Dee Chambers, Cyndi Rasberry and Macy Strom, representing County Commission District No. 1; Sarah Sandsaw and Johnna Huddleston, representing Commission District No. 2; and Margie Ford, Karen Miller and Becky King, representing Commission District No. 3.


Deadline approaching for Aug. 28 runoff

August 3 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 28 McCord School C-07757, city of Tulsa and federal, state and county runoff primary elections, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.

Chouteau said persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Aug. 3.

Chouteau explained that applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after Aug. 28.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Chouteau said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office at (918) 287-3036 or email

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Chouteau said that applications also are available at our website or the state website, and voters can check their registration status at