Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


Candidates for the Wynona I-30 School Board of Education in Osage County will file their declarations of candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday.

Andrea Conner, Secretary of the County Election Board, said the official filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Board of Education position at stake will be filled at the Wynona I-30 Special School Election scheduled Nov. 14.

Office for which declarations of candidacy will be accepted at the Osage County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska, for the Wynona I-30 School Board Office #5 – 3 year unexpired term.

The office will be filled in the non-partisan special election scheduled Nov. 14.

For more information, contact the Osage County Election Board at (918) 287-3036 or e-mail at oceb@sbcglobal.net.


Oklahoma Blood Institute is kicking off football season with this season’s new “Win from Within” Bedlam T-shirts! The OBI will conduct a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Elks Lodge, 2542 Elk Lodge Dr.

All donors will receive a free T-shirt in their choice of OU crimson or OSU orange. The Elks Lodge will be providing food and the Pawhuska Hospital Auxiliary will provide dessert.

Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old* or older can make a life-saving difference for their fellow Oklahomans by giving blood.

“Whether you bleed crimson or orange, our love of football runs deep here in Oklahoma,” said Jan Laub, Executive Director, Tulsa, “But saving the lives of our neighbors and friends through blood donation takes the definition of winning to a new level.”

Health screenings and Donor Rewards points, redeemable for gift cards and apparel in Oklahoma Blood Institute’s online store, are also provided to donors. If donors opt not to take the T-shirt, funds will be given to Global Blood Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity organization helping to procure much-needed blood center supplies in developing countries.

Appointments to give blood are not required but can be made by visiting obi.org or calling (877) 340-8777.



A proposal to improve 2 miles of State Highway 11 in Osage County is scheduled to be discussed in Barnsdall on Thursday, Sept. 21. The public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Barnsdall High School, 200 8th St.

The project would address a segment of SH-11 from the SH-123 junction east of Barnsdall and extending 2 miles southeast. The highway has curves, sight distance limitations due to steep hills and inadequate shoulders. The proposed project would widen the highway and replace two narrow bridges over Dog Thresher and Little Dog Thresher Creeks.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will present several alternatives for consideration at the meeting and is also seeking public input to help in the development of the project plans. The project is currently scheduled for a FFY2020 construction bid.

All project materials will also be made available online following the meeting at www.odot.org/publicmeetings.

To request an accommodation, please contact the ODOT ADA Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353. If you have any ADA or Title VI questions email ODOT-ada-titlevi@odot.org.





Marshall Matthews, Elvis and Neil Diamond impersonator, will make his appearance at the Pawhuska High School All-School Reunion on Oct. 7 at the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

Marshall is an award winning international Elvis Entertainer and Tribute Artist. With or without his full-stage band, the Memphis Kings, he entertains audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and England. He has recently performed in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Graceland, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri. The shows have been described as “as close to an Elvis Las Vegas show as you can see.” He has earned numerous write-ups and television spots, performed at casinos, large venues, outdoor festivals and private events. Marshall also has a Neil Diamond Tribute shows which features all of the popular Diamond standards that fans enjoy.

No reservations are needed for this event. Saddle up and come enjoy the evening with Elvis/Neil Diamond, your friends and classmates. It will be a night you’ll remember for years!!


Fabulous Finds on Highway 99 coming Sept. 22-23. Jump in your car, bring your trailer and head to the Flint Hills for a weekend of bargain shopping, treasure hunting, picking and more! You can’t buy happiness but you can buy local!

Fabulous Finds on Highway 99 is a fun-filled two days of garage sales, flea markets, downtown business specials and other types of sales. If you enjoy watching shows like American Pickers, Storage Wars and others, then you’ll love Fabulous Finds on 99. You never know what you’ll find! Kansas Highway 99 spans 233 miles through the beautiful Flinthills from Oklahoma to Nebraska and each unique community will be doing something different. Enjoy your search for something special.

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