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Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Registration deadline

approaching fast

The Pawhuska Christmas Parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1. The parade will begin at the north end of Kihekah Avenue and will proceed along Kihekah to Main Street, where it will turn east and continue to about the Sinclair station.

The deadline to register to participate in the parade is Nov. 29. Register at the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce. For more information about registration, contact the Chamber at 918-287-1208.

The parade marshal will be actor and stunt performer Larry Sellers. The theme for the event will be “Favorite Christmas Movie.” Prizes will be awarded for the best floats.


Osage Nation sets

event for Dec. 1

The Osage Nation will hold a Charlie Brown Christmas from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Osage County Ag Building at the county fairgrounds. The event will include a holiday market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a parade of lights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and a family event from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Charlie Brown Christmas will feature Santa Claus, ornament decorating, face painting, door prizes, a photo booth, games, Dear Santa letters, Christmas caroling, and hamburgers and hot dogs.

For more information, contact the Osage Nation at 918-287-5595.


Holiday movie scheduled

after Pawhuska parade

The Constantine Theater on Main Street in Pawhuska will be showing a free movie Dec. 1, shortly after the city Christmas parade. The Constantine isn’t putting an exact time on the film showing because it isn’t sure just how long the parade will last. The film to be shown is “It Happened on Fifth Avenue,” a Christmas-themed movie from 1947.


Lineup, judging starts

at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1

The city of Fairfax will have its Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. A silent auction will be held at 4 p.m. at the Closet of Hope, and parade lineup and judging will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church. You can visit with Santa Claus both before and after the parade at the Closet of Hope.


Santa will visit

Constantine Dec. 2

The Constantine Theater will be holding a free Santa Claus visit from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The first 300 children who arrive to visit with Santa will recveive a gift. This is an event for smaller children.


Application deadline

slated for Dec. 4

The Barnsdall Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Application information should be submitted by Dec. 4, so the parade announcer will have information about your entry. For parade information, contact Claud Rosendale, of the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce, at 918-847-2202.

The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Lineup of parade entries will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and must be complete by 5:40 p.m. Lineup will be on 4th Street, at the intersection of 4th and Chestnut, facing south.

Children attending the parade will be able to visit with Santa Claus and receive treat bags. There will also be hot chocolate, hot dogs and good old-fashioned Christmas music.

Prizes for the best floats will be $200 for first place, $175 for second, and $150 for third.


Christmas open house

will be held Dec. 8

From 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8, the Drummond Home in Hominy will be holding its annual Christmas Open House. Visitors will be entertained by Jim Garling of Tulsa and Susanne Woolley of Stonewall, who will perform western Christmas songs. Diane Fallis of Bartlesville will be the Christmas storyteller. Santa Claus will be present to hand out treats to good boys and girls.

This event is a fundraiser for the Drummond Home, so the normal admission charges of $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for students ages 6-17 will be collected at the door. Admission will be free for all veterans and active-duty military with ID. Groups of 10+ will be $5 a head. The family rate is $18 for up to six people.

For more information, call the Drummond Home at 918-885-2374.


Parade will be

held on Dec. 15

The city of Ralston has scheduled its first annual Christmas Parade for 6 p.m. Dec. 15.

Festivities will begin from 2-4 p.m. that day with a Christmas Party at the school. Tree decorating in the town square will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The parade will be at 6 p.m. Then, there will be Christmas Caroling at the Ralston Opera House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Santa will be there for photos. Finally, the movie “Home Alone” will be shown at the Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Each child will receive a traditional stocking with treats.


Qualifying for

Seat 3 is Dec. 3-5

The Board of Education of McCord Public Schools announced that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running for the No. 3 seat on the McCord Board of Education may file candidacy paperwork between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 3-5 at the Osage County Election Board.


The Board of Education of Pawhuska Public School District hereby announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the No. 4 seat on the Pawhuska Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Osage County Election Board between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.Dec. 3-5.


Filing period set

for municipal offices

Candidates for municipal offices in the city of Pawhuska will file declarations of candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Dec. 3.

Kelly Chouteau, secretary of the County Election Board, said the filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5.

Declarations of candidacy will be accepted at the county Election Board office for each of the following elective offices:

•Ward I, 3-year term

• Ward II, 3-year term

The municipal offices at stake in the city of Pawhuska may be filled in the nonpartisan primary election scheduled Feb. 12; the general election, if needed, is scheduled for April 2.

For more information, contact the Osage County Election Board at 918-287-3036.