Around The County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Annual event set for Aug. 24

The town of Shidler will be having its annual one-day car show Aug. 24. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., awards presented at 3:30 p.m. Sponsors of the show include the Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce and the Osage County Tourism Committee. The Shidler Volunteer Fire Department will provide concessions. Questions? Call the Shidler Chamber of Commerce at 918-793-4171.


Absentee ballots to be available

Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau has announced that the Pawhuska I00257 School has opted to close Precincts 102, 103, 110, 111, 113, 301 and 306 in Osage County for its Pawhuska I00257 School Special Election scheduled for Sept. 10.

State Law allows a school district to close a precinct if it’s not entirely within the district’s boundaries, and if there are fewer than 100 registered voters in that part of the precinct. There are 24 voters in precinct 102, two voters in precinct 103, 35 voters in precinct 110, two voters in precinct 111, 0 voters in precinct 113, one voter in precinct 301 and one voter in precinct 306.

Voters who are registered in precincts 102, 103, 110, 111, 113, 301 and 306 will receive an application for absentee ballots from the County Election Board. They can fill out, sign and return the application form to the County Election Board to have a ballot mailed to them. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. Voters who receive their absentee ballots by mail must return the voted ballot to the County Election Board by mail. Absentee ballots must be in the County Election Board’s hands by 7 p.m. on election day to be counted.

These voters also may vote by in-person absentee at the County Election Board office from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sept. 5 or Sept. 6.

Any registered voters in precincts 102, 103, 110, 111, 113, 301 and 306 who believe that they may reside in the Pawhuska I00257 School District and who have not yet received an absentee ballot application from the County Election Board should call the office immediately at 918-287-3036.


New library hours begin after Labor Day on Sept. 9

New library hours will be: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30

a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays only: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday hours will

be 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The library will be closed Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.

The new schedule reflects patron use. There are fewer patrons arriving

from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and requests for opening at 9:30 a.m.

The library is located at 1801 Lynn Ave. in Pawhuska.

There will be an Adult Program, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.

An Oklahoma highway patrolman will be present to discuss older drivers and their driving needs. OHAI has presented programs at the library before, so our citizens are familiar with this organization. Earlier classes included tai chi and nutrition.


Vendors and sponsors are being accepted

From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 5 the annual National Indian Taco Championship will be held in downtown Pawhuska on Kihekah Ave. Call or email Reba at the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce for details about becoming a vendor or sponsoring the event at 918-287-1208 or at


This is a monthly event the first Saturday of each month

On 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 7, stop by Pawhuska’s First Firehouse at 118 1/2 Main St. (between the Constantine Theater and City Hall) for an art show or event. There are monthly door prizes too. This is sponsored by Preserving Arts in the Osage.


A fall festival is planned for Oct. 26

Plan to stop by the Lodge at Taylor Ranch 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Oct. 26 for games, a live band, vendors, food, animals, hayride and more. Bring the family. Located at 22005 State Highway 99, Pawhuska.