Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

ELKS LODGE

Blood Drive coming Oct. 4

It’s time to kick off football season with new Bedlam T-shirts, free for Oklahoma Blood Institute blood donors.

Oklahoma Blood Institute is planning to hold a blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old or older can make a life-saving difference for their fellow Oklahomans by giving blood. In addition, donors will receive a coupon from Whataburger for a free honey butter chicken biscuit and be entered for a chance to win Whataburger for a year.

All donors will receive their choice of a free “Bleed OSU Orange” or “Bleed OU Crimson” T-shirt. The Pawhuska Elks Lodge will be providing Frito chili pie and the Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary will be providing desserts.

“No matter what color you bleed, we love our football here in Oklahoma,” said Jan Laub, OBI Director, Tulsa. “But saving the lives of our neighbors and friends through blood donation is what really defines the spirit of our community.”

If donors opt not to take the T-shirt, funds will be given to Global Blood Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity organization helping to procure much-needed blood center supplies in developing countries. Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by visiting www.obi.org or calling 877-340-8777.

Sixteen-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission. Seventeen-year-olds must weight at least 125 pounds. Eighteen-year-olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.

PAWHUSKA

Hobby rockets will

blast off on Saturday

Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce announce High Frontier 15, an amateur rocket launch taking place at the Pawhuska Municipal Airport 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

There will be approximately 300 rocket flights using models constructed of cardboard, plastic, wood and composites ranging in size from small models weighing only a few ounces to larger models weighing 20 pounds or more.

Some of the larger rockets are capable of reaching altitudes of 10,000 feet or more and can carry video cameras, radio transmitters and other instruments aloft.

Admission is free to the public. Children under 18 may launch their rockets for free when accompanied by an adult.

Closest to the Buffalo Contest: Competition events will include “Closest to the Buffalo” for kids under 18. Cash prizes of $25/$15/$10 will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. each day for 1st/2nd/3rd places.

Tulsa Rocketry will be giving away free rocket kits again this year to kids under 18 with drawings held every 30 minutes.

A special “Night Launch” is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Rockets with LEDs and strobe lights flown. Visit the Tulsa Rocketry website at http://tulsarocketry.org/high-frontier/ and for lodging visit http://www.PawhuskaChamber.com. Organizer contacts are Paul Reed at 918-691-6737 (cell) or by email at prefect@tulsarocketry.org or to Hal Ellis at 918-760-9754 (cell) or by email at hal121@cox.net.

BARNSDALL

Low-cost pet vaccinations

set for Oct. 6

A low-cost dog and cat vaccination clinic is scheduled for Oct. 6 at Barnsdall City Hall. For The Animals Veterinary Clinic will be holding the clinic.

Pet owners bring pets to the clinic on leashes or in crates or carriers. Rabies vaccines for dogs and cats available for $10. Other vaccines $15 each. Microchipping will cost $35 per animal. Other animal-health products on sale. Cash or credit cards will be accepted, no checks.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Oct. 12 is deadline to register

for November elections

The last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 federal, state and county general election is Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 12.

Chouteau said applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed. However, the applications will not be approved until after Nov. 6.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration with either voter registration or explanation letter.

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 OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska, at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries or at the county website www.osage.okcounties.org or state website www.elections.ok.gov. Voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/

PAWHUSKA LIBRARY

Fab Lab program coming

to library Oct. 18

Fab Lab (Fabrication Laboratory) Tulsa is coming to Pawhuska Public Library on Oct. 18, the first day of fall break.

This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) oriented workshop experience. There will be two sessions; from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1 - 3:30 p.m. Each session is for 15 students; students must sign up to participate. Information on grade levels, ages and specific workshop activities to be announced.