Mike Erwin |


An Osage Immersion Community Pow Wow is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Wah-Zha-Zhe Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main.

The event is being held in conjunction with ON language immersion school, Daposka Ahnkodapee (Our School).

Master of ceremonies for the Pow Wow will be Ryan RedCorn. Titan Harris will serve as Youth Emcee. Head singer will be Russ Mashunkashey, Arena Director Otto Hamilton. Joseph Duty youth arena director. Cooks will be Donna Barrone, Jessilyn ‘Addie’ Hudgins, youth cooks Sam Harding and Luna Jacobs. A meal is planned for immediately following the dance.

If winter weather safety concerns develop, the event will be postponed and re-set for a later date, ON officials said. For more information, please call 918-287-5317.


A presentation in Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce’s “Food For Thought” leadership program is to be held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Pawhuska Community Center.

The event will last from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker is to be Rich Cantillon, executive director of the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce.

To register for the event, call Reba Bueno at the Chamber (918-287-1208) or via email: pawhuskachamber2@sbcglobal.net.


Sales bulletins for next month’s Osage Mineral Lease Sale are to be mailed out Friday, according to an Osage Agency press release from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Osage Mineral Lease Sale No. 21 is scheduled for Feb. 13. Nominated tracts will be offered for oil and/or gas mining purposes at a public auction


John Nichol, an employee at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, was recently recognized as the state’s Correctional Officer of the Year.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections announced the honor during its Dec. 14 awards ceremony at the Edmond Fire Training Center. Corrections staff and volunteer organizations that mentor and provide services to inmates from across the state attended the event.

ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh commended the department’s more than 4,000 employees for protecting the state’s citizens. He also thanked the agency’s volunteer organizations for providing programs and activities the department otherwise would not be able to afford.


Kaw Lake Association’s “Ultimate Eagle Watch” is scheduled Saturday, Jan. 21.

Events are to begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until around 2 p.m. Guided bus tours will be provided to eagle-viewing locations.

Indoor programs start at 9 a.m. at the Kaw City Community Center, the Kaw Nation Learning Center and Kaw City School.

An Eagle Watch on Horseback event also is planned. Participants in the trail ride must bring their own horses.

For more information, visit http://www.kawlake.com, or call 580-762-9494.


Pawhuska First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Turkey Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19.


Northeast Oklahoma Food Bank will be distributing food items at the Shidler United Methodist Church Car Park, 100 S. W.G. Ward Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 12, beginning at noon.

The distribution is available to all area residents, but a confirmation ticket must first be obtained from a local pastor. For more info, call 918-793-2710.



Shidler’s United Methodist Church is hosting an Area Communities Dinner and Movie Night Friday, Jan. 20.

The pot-luck dinner starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. For more information, call 918-793-2710.



The Burbank Volunteer Fire Department will host the annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Jan. 28, beginning at 5 p.m. For additional information, please contact Trevor at 580-716-7837 or Haley at 918-688-8834.


TULSA — Gilcrease Museum is to be the site of an Osage County Tourism Forum later this month.

The free event — entitled “Dimensions of Osage Tourism” — is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27.

Sponsored by the Osage County Industrial Authority, the forum will provide education, resources and network training. It follows an earlier one held last August.

Osage County’s Tourism Committee encourages all interested persons to attend — especially anyone who is connected with county attractions, lodging and retail establishments.

Tourism opportunities are to be discussed by related stakeholders, the organizers said. Lunch is being provided by the Osage Casinos.

Those planning to attend the forum are asked to contact the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce at (918) 287-1208, or pawhuskachamber2@sbcglobal.net. Additional information can be obtained from Eddy Redeagle at eredeag@peoplepc.com(918) 637-1464.

Gilcrease Museum is located at 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road.