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Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Blood drive set for May 2

An Oklahoma Blood Institute community blood drive for Pawhuska is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. May 2, at the Elks Lodge. Call Randi Chesbro at 918-335-7197 for an appointment.


Retail Success bootcamp planned

Rural Revival is selling tickets for a Retail Success Bootcamp, scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. May 15, at the Pawhuska Community Center. Bob Negen is the speaker for the event. The theme for the day will be: How to Run a Business that Doesn’t Run You. Attendees will learn how to gain customers, increase sales, work fewer hours while staying on track, and create a business that runs smoothly even if you aren’t there. Tickets include lunch, provided by the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce. For tickets, go to Tickets are $35.


Bike rodeo set for Saturday

The Pawhuska Kiwanis Club is planning a bike rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday at the playground of the Pawhuska upper elementary school for children in grades K-6. Four bikes will be given away. There will be trophies and other prizes. Kids are encouraged to come to the bike rodeo and test their skills on the obstacle course. Remember to wear your helmet while you’re riding.


County commissioner will meet with constituents

Randall Jones, Osage County commissioner for District 1, has scheduled a constituent meeting for 6 p.m. Monday at the Osage Hills School. Jones said the meeting will be a meet-and-greet session, and it will allow him to listen to constituent concerns and discuss issues.


Aluminum ware exhibit continues

The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home will be sponsoring a Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit for the entire month of April. The pieces being displayed belong to many of the local ladies who collect them. From the early 1900s to around the mid-50s women used hammered aluminum for entertaining as it was easy to care for and much cheaper than silver. It was often given as wedding gifts to the newly married couple. It comes in all shapes and sizes with many patterns such as roses, tulips, wheat, birds, bamboo and many more. The Fred Drummond home is located at 305 North Price, Hominy, OK 74035. For more information, please call 918-885-2374.


Kids Focus on Fishing

Bob Hurley presents Kaw Lake Association’s Kids Focus on Fishing for children ages 5 to 12 Saturday, May 11, at Pioneer Cove, Kaw City. A $7 pre-registration entry paid by Tuesday, April 22, entitles all children to a free T-shirt and hot dog lunch. Registration for those registering after the deadline is $10.

“The Kids Focus on Fishing event offers a wonderful educational experience by providing hands-on learning opportunities on water safety, baiting, and fishing, just to name a few,” said Shanna Stierwalt, executive director of Kaw Lake Association.

Pre-registration is available by completing the form available at the Kaw Lake Association office located at 700 Morgan Square E, Kaw City; Kaw City Hall; at and on Kaw Lake Association’s Facebook page. Emails may be sent to

Check-in is Saturday morning, 8-9 a.m. May 11 followed by mini-seminars from 9-10 a.m. The brief programs include water safety, casting safety and fish identification. Kids will be allowed to fish from the bank from 10-11:30 a.m.

Each child will be assigned to a team. When a child catches a fish, they will report it to the team leader. All members of the team catching the most fish will receive a prize donated by The Bass Federation.

Prizes will be awarded at noon, followed by a free lunch for registered participants. “Also, this year we are offering a Gene Hindman Scholarship and awarding five participants with free registration in his honor. We are also implementing a biggest catch of the day plaque in his honor,” Stierwalt said.

“Mr. Hindman was an avid fisherman for years at Kaw Lake. His family set up a memorial fund to go to the Kaw Lake Association, and this is how we have chosen to honor him. We have enough currently in the fund to do this for at least five years,” she added.

Organized by the Kaw Lake Association, Bob Hurley presents Kids Focus on Fishing is also sponsored by City of Kaw City, Kay Electric, The Bass Federation, Kaw Lake Educational Foundation, US Army Corps of Engineers, First National Bank, Hideaway Marina, Pioneer Cove Marina, Carys Septic, The Attic Boutique, Nga Wells State Farm, and Jimmy’s Ski and Marine.

The mission of the Kaw Lake Association is to promote tourism and economic development of north-central Oklahoma and south-central Kansas. It is one of 11 multi-county organizations that work with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association to promote the state tourism industry, Oklahoma’s third largest industry. Kaw Lake Association is a member of Green Country Marketing Association.

For more information contact the Kaw Lake Association at 580-269-2213.