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Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Junior Livestock Show

taking place this week

The annual Osage County Junior Livestock Show is this week at the Osage County Fairgrounds.

Monday was scheduled to be a set-up day while Tuesday was the weigh-in day for sheep, goats and hogs. Showing began Wednesday. Awards are to be given at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Saturday will be a tear-down/clean-up day.

For more information about the junior livestock show, visit the event’s page on Facebook or call President John Mashburn at 580-716-6977, Vice President David Chambers at 918-440-2125, Second Vice President Jimmy Kunard at 918-285-1668, or Secretary Beth Mayfield at 918-214-4301.


Class coming

up March 7

Osage County Emergency Management and Osage Nation Emergency Management will be the hosts for a Storm Spotter class scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 7, at the Ag Building of the Osage County Fairgrounds. The class will be free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For more information about this class, call Osage County Emergency Management at 918-287-2285.

Trained storm spotter volunteers are an important element in the process of providing timely warnings about storms moving into the area. The National Weather Service depends on trained storm spotters to help supplement doppler radar with direct observations regarding potentially dangerous weather conditions.


Deadline set

for March 8

March 8 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2, city of Pawhuska municipal general, Tulsa I-1 Board of Education general, Ponca City I-71 Board of Education general, city of Skiatook municipal general, town of Sperry municipal general, town of Wynona municipal general and city of Barnsdall municipal general 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 currently 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 March 8.

Chouteau said applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after April 2.

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 applications also are available online at or the state website, and voters can check their registration status at


Meetings, convention

scheduled for March 9

Osage County Republican precinct meetings and convention will be March 9. The location is Crystal Bay Marina, 14774 Crystal Bay Drive, Skiatook, 74070. Registration will be 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Precinct meetings will be 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., followed by the County Convention.


OCHD class will consist

of six sessions, March to May

Larry Bergner, adminstrative director of the Osage County Health Department, on Monday announced an upcoming Diabetes Class to be held at the OCHD. There will be six sessions, all on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning on March 27 and concluding on May 1, he said.