AROUND THE COUNTY
Pawhuska Fire Department will begin testing and flushing of fire hydrants next week, Fire Chief Gip Allen said.
The annual process will start around May 22 in the neighborhoods near Williams Park, according to Allen. Hydrants west of Grandview Avenue will be next ones checked, the PFD chief added.
“Testing should be finished within two or three weeks,” Allen said.
Since some discoloration of water may occur during the testing process, residents in affected areas are advised to use caution when laundering clothes.
The Pawhuska Elk’s Lodge will host a steak night from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. May 20. Hamburgers and shrimp baskets will also be available.
The first-ever Pawhuska Huskies Golf Classic is to be held Saturday at Pawhuska Golf & Country Club.
Proceeds from the four-person scramble tournament will go toward the purchase of equipment for Pawhuska High School’s new all-sports weight-training facility located between the School Administration Building and Ormand Beach Memorial Stadium.
Entry fee is $300 per team. The tournament’s golf team coordinator, Jack Borgen, can be reached by phone at 405-612-7234 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Three different sponsorship levels ($1,000-$2,000-$3,000) are being offered. Contact Beth Reed at 918-607-9861. Donations can be mailed to Osage County Sports, 2881 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, OK 74056.
A shotgun start is scheduled at 10 a.m. Mulligans are to be offered for $5 each. There will be closest-to-the-pin contests and a hole-in-one wins a car. Raffle ticket also are being sold.
OUTDOOR MOVIES SET
An outdoor double-feature will be shown Friday to movie-goers outside the Osage Nation Museum.
The museum’s first movie night of the summer gets started at 7:30 p.m. Family films “Inside Out” and “Fantastic Beasts” are to be shown, ONM officials said.
Persons attending are encouraged to bring their chairs, blankets and snacks to the lawn in front of the museum, 819 Grandview. The Akdar Shriners are expected to provide free popcorn and water will be provided by the Osage Casinos.
Museum officials said other outdoor movie nights are being planned.
ELDER CARE EVENT
“The Good, The Bad and the Barbeque” fundraiser was held Saturday evening at the Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch.
Proceeds from the 19th-annual event benefitted the Elder Care program, which provides support services and caregivers for senior citizens of Osage, Washington and Nowata counties. A live auction raised more than $21,000.
Musical entertainment for the festivities was provided by Gypsy Twang and Les Gillliam.
The Chamber of Commerce will present “Leadership Pawhuska: Food For Thought” on May 25 at the Pawhuska Community Center, 520 Lynn Ave.
Scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program is to be the latest of a “Lunch and Learn” series the Chamber offers in partnership with The Strategy Center. An exploration of Pawhuska’s tourism opportunities will include interactive discussions with Todd Stallbaumer from the Oklahoma Tourism Department.
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Special book-related events are scheduled in June and July at the Osage Nation Museum, 819 Grandview Ave.
A panel discussion of “Celebrating the Life of John Joseph Mathews, Osage Writer” is planned for Wednesday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. with local Mathews-authority Harvey Payne and Dr. Garrick Bailey, an Osage expert from the University of Tulsa.
Written by 44-year-old Oklahoma City professor Michael Snyder, the book was released last week by the University of Oklahoma Press. Snyder, who earned a doctorate from OU, is to be on hand to join in the discussions.
Also participating will be Russ Tall Chief, who wrote the book’s forward. Tall Chief, a great-nephew of famed ballerinas Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, is, himself, a traditional Osage dancer.
On July 6, the ON Museum will be welcoming poet Elise Paschen, the late Maria Tallchief’s daughter, for another literary summer event.