Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Blood drive

scheduled Thursday

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. Thursday 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 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.


Enjoy taste of

fall in Pawhuska

Pawhuska’s annual National Indian Taco Championship is slated for Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 10 a.m. downtown, and winners of the cooking competition will be named between 3 and 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public. There will be modest charges for food. This is an event that has been recognized multiple times by state tourism officials for its outstanding quality. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (918) 287-1208.


Pet vaccinations

scheduled Saturday

A low-cost dog and cat vaccination clinic is scheduled for Saturday at Barnsdall City Hall. 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.


Oct. 12 deadline

for Nov. 6 election

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

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 or state website Voters can check their registration status at


Fab Lab program

coming to library

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

This is a STEM-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.