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Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Annual event will be Saturday downtown

From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, the annual National Indian Taco Championship will be held in downtown Pawhuska on Kihekah Avenue. This is an award-winning cultural event that has become a highlight of the early fall. Plan to come out and enjoy good food and hospitality. If you have questions, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 918-287-1208.


Smoke Off set for Saturday

The Pawhuska Elks Lodge, No. 2542, is holding a benefit Smoke Off on Saturday, Oct. 5, on behalf of Halloween, Inc. Judging will be at 6 p.m. and food will be served at 7 p.m., after the judging. Food will be $10 a plate. If you have questions, contact Johnny Brazee at 918-440-4907, or Amber Brazee at 918-440-0511.


Class of 1979 to mark 40 years

The 1979 Pawhuska High School class will gather for its 40th year reunion, starting with an informal “Meet and Greet” on Friday, Oct. 4, at P-Town Pizza at 6 p.m.

The reunion will continue Saturday, Oct. 5. Planned activities for Saturday include the following:

A “Meet Your Teacher” brunch is set for 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Disciples Church, 101 E. 12th St. (12th and Kihekah); and the National Indian Taco Championship starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Pawhuska, so we will attend after the brunch and enjoy.

Later, there will be a “1979 Pawhuska High School Class Party,” which will be from 7-11 p.m. at the Mercantile Event Center in downtown Pawhuska. We will have a DJ, light appetizers, dancing and a cash bar with time to reconnect.

Contact Bill Sterling at 918-691-1946 or for more information. Visit us on Facebook at Pawhuska ’79 people.


Are you ready to get off the couch?

LoCo Fit, a walking group in Skiatook that is sponsored by the Osage County Health Department, is interested in starting a similar walking group in Pawhuska. The no-cost program lasts for 12 weeks in the spring and fall of each year. The Skiatook group has expressed an interest in providing transportation for a vanload of residents from the Pawhuska area to visit Skiatook during a workout session to see how LoCo Fit works. The contact person for the Skiatook group is J.D. Prather. If you are interested, you can contact him at You can also contact Health Educator Justin Hamrick at the Osage County Health Department at 918-287-3740.


A fall festival is planned for Oct. 26

Plan to stop by the Lodge at Taylor Ranch, 3-7 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.


Season lasts for two more Saturdays

The annual season for the Bartlesville Farmers Market is scheduled to last two more Saturdays — Oct. 5 and Oct. 12.

The Market is open from 8 a.m. until noon at Frank Phillips Park, 222 SW Frank Phillips Blvd.

The Market is an optimal place to obtain fresh local produce and crafts, hear free live music, see friends, connect with neighbors and enjoy the beauty of Green Country. The Market provides a great outlet for local vendors to sell their products, helping to better the quality of life for these dedicated individuals.


This deadline is for November sales tax votes

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 12, 2019, City of Pawhuska Special Municipal Election, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.

Chouteau said that 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 Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Chouteau explained that applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after Nov. 12, 2019.

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


Do you want to dance?

The Nowata Country Jubilee presents talented, regional musicians in a comfortable, family-oriented setting. Located at the Jack R. Ellis Memorial Theater in downtown Nowata, at 116 N. Maple, this non-profit organization funds two scholarships through the entertainment of music-loving audiences.

The Nowata Country Jubilee offers another exciting musical evening of fun on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The featured singer for the night is Jim Reynolds from the Hogshooter area. Mr. Reynolds is an excellent country-western singer with a great stage presence. He is always popular. Mr. Reynolds will be backed by the Jubilee’s superb house band, The Classic Country Band. The Band members coordinate their talents to form one of the best country-western bands in northeastern Oklahoma.

The dance floor is always ready and there is comfortable theater seating, when you want to sit it out. Adult admission is $10. Children, under 12, are admitted free, when supervised. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The Jubilee is handicapped-accessible. Parking is free.

There is food available, if you want to dine or snack. Homemade desserts are the kitchen specialty. Door prizes are drawn at the intermission. There is a 50/50 pot drawing. The Jubilee is tobacco-free and alcohol-free.