Shop Barnsdall campaign has successful 2020

Misty Farber

Week of Dec. 23-29

The Shop Barnsdall campaign had another successful year in 2020, distributing over 36,656 tickets to the local citizens as they shopped at local businesses in hopes of collecting a winning ticket for the Christmas in Barnsdall event. Congratulations to the following individuals who drove or walked away with some prize money and the companies who donated the drawings' prize money:

$1,250 sponsored by NuCera Solutions, LLC, winner was Jan Hatfield;

$1,000 sponsored by Barnsdall Chamber, winner was Doranna Lewis;

$500 sponsored by NuCera Solutions, LLC, winner was Cari Dyer;

$500 sponsored by Enbridge, winner was Carrie Morris;

$500 sponsored by Osage Casinos, winner was Logan Lanphear;

$250 sponsored by NuCera Solutions, LLC, winner was Jimmy Whinery;

$250 sponsored by Enbridge, winner was Charles Dowling;

$250 sponsored by American Heritage Bank, winner was Paul Tarwater;

$100 sponsored by an Anonymous Donor, winner was Laura Kelley;

$100 sponsored by Stumpff Funeral Home and Crematory, winner was Barbara Long;

$100 sponsored by Fast Al's Upholstery, winner was Chance Hogue.

In addition to the drawing, three winners won cash prizes for the best floats in the parade. They are as follows:   

First Place of $200, winner was the Barnsdall Cheerleaders;

Second Place of $175, winner was the Barnsdall Tag Agency;

Third Place of $150, winner was the First Christian Church.

Thank you to the Barnsdall Chamber of Commerce and all its volunteers who make this event possible for our citizens. A special thank you also goes to Claud Rosendale, who plays a huge role in organizing this event every year.

Barnsdall students are enjoying their Christmas break, as there are no regularly scheduled basketball games or wrestling duals until Jan. 4, when students return to school. The junior high basketball team will host the Pawhuska Huskies at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. The high school basketball teams will play their next games on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Nowata.

There is still time to register for the Osage Nation ACT/SAT Test Prep class on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The course will be held virtually and is free. All JOM and Osage students in grades 6-12 are invited to register. Students will participate in a practice test, learn about financial literacy and college preparation. If you are interested in attending, please register by calling Avis Ballad at 918.287-5300 or email All attendees will be eligible for door prizes. 

As food banks reach out to help families, it is essential to note the Bartlesville Salvation Army food pantry serves all of Osage County and Washington County. The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, please call 918-336-6454.

Oklahoma 211 is also an agency that provides information and referral services to meet a wide range of needs, including food, housing, legal services, child care, mental health services, and job programs. Oklahoma 211 is available 24 hours a day.

Call 2-1-1 or Text “211OK” to 898211211. You can also visit their website at

Community & School Events

Dec. 28

Food on the Move at Assembly of God Church, noon