AROUND THE COUNTY
VETERANS DAY PARADE
Parade to begin at the Legion Hut
Pawhuska American Legion Post 198 is planning to hold a Veterans Day Parade next Monday, Nov. 11, starting at 9 a.m. at the Legion Hut on Sixth Street. Individuals and groups participating in the parade need to be at the Legion Hut no later than 8:30 a.m. Monday.
VETERANS DAY DANCE
Flag raising will be at 11 a.m. at Wakon Iron Hall
Pawhuska American Legion Post 198 is planning a Veterans Day Dance next Monday, honoring all veterans. The sequence of events will begin at 11 a.m. with a flag raising at Wakon Iron Hall in the Osage Indian Village at Pawhuska. Individual songs will begin at 1 p.m., supper will be at 5 p.m. and the War Dance will be at 7 p.m. Masters of Ceremonies will be Nick Williams and Marvin Stepson.
SCHOOL MEAL FUNDRAISER
Indian Taco Dinner to be held at Buffalo Joe’s
An Indian Taco Dinner fundraiser is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Buffalo Joe’s Restaurant, located at 403 E. Main Street, Pawhuska. The meal charge will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. The money raised through this fundraiser will be used to cover unpaid meal charges at Pawhuska Public Schools.
Assistant Superintendent Beverly Moore said Tuesday of last week that the total of unpaid meal charges was $3,223.59. Since that time, a group of parents and students sold meat pies to raise money for the same cause and donated $1,205 to the school system to cover meal charges. Pawhuska Public Schools thanked Ginger Kent, Jessi Wilson, Janese Sieke, Danielle Cass, Margie Williams, Gigi Sieke, and Tennessee McCartney for that fundraiser.
Destiny McDaniel, of Buffalo Joe’s, said flyers about the Nov. 16 benefit will be distributed.
OSAGE NATION MUSEUM
Veterans exhibit to open Nov. 14
“To Honor and Remember: Osage Veterans and the U.S. Military” will open to the public at the Osage Nation Museum (ONM) on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit represents the unique history of Osage involvement in armed forces through photographs, historical artifacts, uniforms, dance clothing, and art. The exhibit also includes a great cross-section of veteran biographies, portraits and personal accounts.
Museum director Marla Redcorn-Miller shares the impetus for the project: “Since the dedication of the Osage Veterans Memorial only a year ago, the ONM staff has witnessed scores of Osage veterans, family members and tourists who have visited the monument. Through conversations with these visitors we’ve gained a deeper understanding of how each name represents an individual story, a life, an understanding of service, honor and sacrifice that we will never fully know. While it is impossible to shed light on every single individual, it is important to bring into focus the diversity of experiences and the depth and magnitude of their contribution to our nation.”
PAWHUSKA SALES TAX ELECTION
Early voting is Thursday, Friday; election is next Tuesday
Voters who did not request that an absentee ballot be mailed to them, but who wish to vote early by absentee ballot, can do so in person at the Osage County Election Board office on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, or Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day to assist absentee voters.
“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office. They are not required to give any reason for voting absentee,” Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said. “They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day.”
Voters who have requested an absentee ballot can track their ballot using the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool available at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.
According to Chouteau, the Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter’s registration information. Then, the Board issues all the appropriate ballots to the voter. The voter marks the ballots in a voting booth and then casts them in the voting device. “It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place.”
Sample ballots are now available on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/ and on our website www.osage.okcounties.org for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the November 12, 2019, City of Pawhuska Special Municipal and City of Tulsa Special Municipal Elections.
Sample ballots are also available at the Osage County Election Board office.
Kelly Chouteau, Secretary of the Osage County Election Board, said that sample ballots can be viewed at the Election Board office, located at 630 Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska, OK, during regular office hours, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sample ballots also will be posted outside every precinct polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, so that voters can review them before casting their votes
Following is a list of the precinct polling places in the Nov. 12, 2019, Pawhuska sales tax extension election:
Precinct 107 – Presbyterian Church, 101 E. 12th St., Pawhuska;
Precinct 108 – Calvary Baptist Church, 620 E. 15th St.