Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


All tickets to Thursday’s “Heroes and Legends” banquet must be purchased in advance, officials of the Osage County Historical Society are reminding.

Five legendary heroes of the county will be honored at the second-annual OCHS event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Osage County Fairgrounds’ Agricultural Building, 320 Skyline Drive.

A fundraising auction for the historical society’s museum projects also is to be part of the evening’s activities.

This year’s honorees include three Pawhuskans — physician emeritus Dr. James R. Priest, retired music teacher John Reber and cattlewoman/educator Barbara Strahm. Joe Gilbert, the indefatigueable coach of the Barnsdall Panthers, also will be recognized.

The county’s fifth designated “hero,” Robert Clark, will be honored posthumously. At the time of his death, in 2006, Clark had been a Fairfax banker for more than 70 years. Clark’s many good deeds are most notably associated with that community’s hospital and health care facilities. He also gained renown for his spur collection, part of which remains on display in the lobby of the Fairfax bank.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and can be purchased at the Osage County Historical Society Museum, 700 Lynn Ave, or from members of the OCHS board of directors — including Scott Bighorse, Alan Brown, Jerry Butterbaugh, Frederick Drummond, Patty Gambill, Garrett Hartness, Roger Lloyd, Joyce Lyons, Lu King, Jimmie Ratliff, Shirley Roberts and Jack Shoemate.

Reserved tables of six are available for $200. For additional information, please contact the museum at 918-287-9119.


The next program in the Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” series is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday, May 25, at the Pawhuska Community Center, 520 Lynn Ave.

For more information, please contact the Pawhuska Chamber at 918-287-1206.


Pawhuska Senior Parents are selling all-access passes to Pawhuska Public Schools as a fundraising project for the upcoming senior breakfast.

The access tickets for one person are $5 and access-for-two tickets cost $8. These all-access passes are for the 2017-2018 Huskies/Lady Husdkies sports season and will be good for all home football, basketball, wrestling and baseball games. A drawing will be held May 15.

Tickets can be purchased from Senior parents, as well as at Weigant’s Pharmacy and Blue Sky Bank. Persons with questions should contact Jodi Culver at 918-287-7421 or Annie Conner at 918-381-5529.



The Kaw Lake Association and Kaw Lake Education Foundation will be offering a fun way to learn about water safety and fishing on May 13.

“Kids Focus on Fishing” is to be held at NOC Cove, with sign-in from 8-9 a.m. Mini workshops are planned from 9-10 a.m. Fishing will draw the spotlight from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration costs $7, with each child receiving a free T-shirt and a hot dog lunch. Thecchildren also have a chance to win rods-and-reels and tackle pack prizes, courtesy of Bass Federation.

At the end of the day, a drawing will be held for the grand prize — a one-year family membership to the YMCA. For more information, call 580-762-9494 or e-mail


A Pawhuska Huskies Golf Classic is scheduled for May 20 at Pawhuska Golf & Country Club.

All proceeds will go toward the purchase equipment for the new, state-of-the-art weight training facility adjacent to Pawhuska High School’s Ormand Beach Stadium.

Entry is $300 per team for the four-person scramble tournament.The golf team coordinator, Jack Borgen, can be reached at 405-612-7234 of

Three different sponsorship levels ($1,000-$2,000-$3,000) are being offered. Contact Beth Reed at 918-607-9861.

The tourney is to begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. There will be $5 mulligans and raffle tickets, as well as closest to the pin contests. A hole in one will win a car.

Checks can be mailed to Osage County Sports, 2881 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, OK 74056.