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Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY

Local first responders are calling on all area donors to attend the Oklahoma Blood Institute Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive on Thursday at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge between noon and 6 p.m.

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INDIAN CAMP ENROLLING

Enrollment at Pawhuska’s Indian Camp Elementary School is set Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 3-4.

Students who are new to the district will be enrolled from 8:30-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and returning K/ pre-enrolled Pre-K enrollment is slated for 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.

On Thursday, Aug. 4, enrollment for returning 1st-grade students will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., while enrollment of returning second graders is scheduled from 1-3 p.m.

Indian Camp Elementary is located in Pawhuska at 2005 E. Boundary. The new principal at the school is Kim Hester.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

HOMINY — The community is invited to the Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser that’s to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Fred Drummond Home, 305 N. Price.

The free annual event will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. A demonstration of rope tricks is to be given by Richard Heinrich. For more information, contact the Drummond Home at 918-885-2374.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary is now accepting applications for health-career related scholarships which will be awarded for the fall semester. Application deadline is Sept. 12. Forms are available at the Pawhuska Hospital. Completed applications may be returned to the hospital or to Dean Shoemate, Scholarship Chair, at 1330 Melody Lane, Pawhuska, OK 74056.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA

During the past seven years, Allen Mullins has walked across 80,000 miles of the continental United States to raise awareness about veteran’s issues.

After originally dressing like Superman, Mullins switched to a Captain America costume in 2010 because he thought it “more appropriate” to the cause.

Mullins made his third trek across Osage County on Monday, stopping in Wynona and spending the night in Barnsdall and heading off toward the Missouri State line.

The goal for the current project is to raise $250,000 donations for a new VFW, American Legion, skate park and homeless shelter for Native Americans in Warm Springs, Ore.

Donations can be made to Mullins online gofundme account at https://www.gofundme.com/cpt-america/donate.

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AID PROVIDED

This summer, 50 disabled Osage citizens received support from the Osage Nation for the first time.

The Osage Nation Financial Assistance Department reported those individuals were also served in record time. ONFAD also provides immediate help for eligible Osages who are experiencing life threatening and extreme financial crisis. The department was pleased to announce they look forward to continuing to provide both of these valuable services for another year beginning Oct. 1