Mike Erwin |


The deadline for area nonprofit organizations to apply for a Pawhuska Community Foundation grant is Friday, March 31.

Any local nonprofit that provide programs and services to the Pawhuska community is eligible to apply. PCF grants of up to $25,000 are awarded. The grants are intended to strengthen and sustain Pawhuska’s economic base, environment and the quality of life in the community.”

Since 1993, the Foundation has funded a variety of local projects — including the Pawhuska Skate Board Park, the Ben Johnson Memorial Project and the National Indian Taco Championship.

More information can be found online at www.pawhuskacommunityfoundation.org.


Pawhuska Lions Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Elks Lodge.

Advance tickets are selling for $5. Tickets will be $6 at the door.


The following polling sites will be used for April 4 municipal general elections in Barnsdall, Fairfax, Hominy, Sperry and Skiatook.

Barnsdall — Precinct 110 Barnsdall City Hall/PSO Building at 409 W. Main.

Fairfax — Precinct 301 First Osage Baptist Church at 236 S Main, and Precinct 302 New Hope Christian Fellowship at 161 N. 5th St.

Hominy — Precinct 111 Wynona Assembly of God at 413 Highland Ave., Precinct 306 First Assembly of God at 313 S. She She, and Precinct 307 First Baptist Church at 202 S. Price.

Skiatook — Precinct 109 Osage Hills School, 225 CR 2706 in Bartlesville, Precinct 112 Avant Community Center at 306 S. Havens, Precinct 201 Skiatook Church of Christ Annex, 1900 W. Rogers Blvd., and Precinct 203 Skiatook First Baptist Church at 825 W. Rogers Blvd.

Sperry — Precinct 203 Skiatook First Baptist Church at 825 W Rogers Blvd., and Precinct 204 Country Corner Fire Station, 6983 W. 113th St. North.

Polling sites to be used for the District 1 Osage County Commissioner race are listed in a separate story.


A benefit golf tournament is planned to aid ailing local resident Terry Ray Taylor.

Entry fee is $50 per person for the four-man scramble event, which will be held Saturday, April 29, at Pawhuska Golf & Country Club. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the tee-off is set for 12:30 p.m. A potluck dinner is to be provided.

Taylor, a father of four, has long been a fixture at Huskie/Lady events.

“I think everyone knows what Terry Ray is all about,” said Nathasha Olsen, one of the event organizers. “A Huskie-spirited person who supports every sport and every kid.”

To sign up, please contact Natasha at 918-671-3865 or via email at nathasholsen5038@gmail.com


Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15.

The 32nd-annual event begins at 1 p.m. at Coussens Park on North Cosden Avenue. Contestants are cautioned to not be late, as the regular allotment of more than 90 dozen eggs tends to disappear quickly. For more information, call 918-793-4171.


The ninth-annual Bridge to Friendship contract bridge festival is scheduled for April 22 at Velma B. Oakes Family Life Center, 620 Leahy Ave., in Pawhuska.

Sponsored by the local chapter of P.E.O. philanthropic educational organization, the tournament will offer two levels of competition — one for beginners and the other for seasoned players. In addition to numerous other prizes, cash will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers in both divisions.

The Bridge To Friendship entry fee is $25. Checks should be sent to P.E.O. Chapter EM, attn. Lindy Hudson, PO Box 454, Pawhuska, OK 74056. Deadline for being eligible for cancellation refunds is April 8.


HOMINY — Fred Drummond Home will be hosting a Native American Art Exhibit throughout the month of April, featuring paintings, pottery, sculpture, ribbon work and more.

Works by Hominy’s own Cha Tullis and Lisa Weaver and Pawhuska artists Joe Don Brave, Addie Roanhorse, Frank Lorenzo, Dr. Robert Chesbro and Dinette Danielswill be included in the exhibit, which opens Saturday, April 1. There also will be pieces from the Whitehair Memorial near Ralston.

The historic Drummond Home, located at 305 N. Price, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 918-885-2374 for additional information.


KAW CITY — Entries for the upcoming Miss Kaw Lake Pageant are now available from the Kaw Lake Association office.

This year the pageant will be held at the Kaw City Community Center on Saturday, April 22. The pageant theme is “Earth Day.”

The deadline to register for the pageant is Friday, April 7, according to Courtney Allen, the Kaw Lake Assoiciation’s executive director.

Four pageant divisions are open to girls 18 and under. Entry fee is $40. The divisions include: Baby Kaw Lake, for infants to 5 year olds; Little Miss Kaw Lake for ages 6-9; Jr. Miss Kaw Lake, ages 10-14; and Miss Kaw Lake, ages 15 to 18.