Around the County



94.5 The House FM will host its 16th annual free Kid DJ Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Children are invited to take a turn being on the air with a DJ. Skydivers will be diving at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. And, Oklahoma’s favorite storm chasers, Val and Amy Castor, will speak at the event. The free event also includes activities such as face painting, ice cream, bounce houses, laser tag, hay rides and more. Kid DJ Day will take place at The House FM and My Praise FM studios, located 3 miles west of Ponca City on US Highway 60. For more information, call (800) 324-8488.


Visitors come from all over to enjoy a fall day in Pawhuska during the National Indian Taco Championship. This year the popular event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

The competition seeks the best Indian tacos in the country with prize money totaling $4,000 for four awards. There’s also a Native American dance competition with more prizes awarded.

Vendors will be on hand to sell everything from jewelry to art work.

Sponsorships are available for the taco and dance competitions. Please contact the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce at (918) 287.1208 for additional information.


Candidates for the Wynona I-30 School Board of Education in Osage County may file their declarations of candidacy through 5 p.m. Wedneday, Sept. 27.

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. Thursday 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 Month of Sundays” featuring 14 local crafters, grilled brats, and kraut will runfrom 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Oct. 1 at Mosaic Park on Main Street in Hominy.

The crafts being sold will include: goats’ milk soap, painted items, handmade jewelry by several crafters, bath bombs, candles, seasonal signs, wreaths, sewn and knitted items, raw honey, quilted throws, fresh vegetables, origami ornaments and silk flower arrangements, according to Hominy Tourism/Economic Development Consultant, Roseanne McKee.

Grilled bratwurst with kraut and a choice of mustards with chips and bottled water will be sold for $5, McKee added.

Join us for this opportunity to support our local crafters and enjoy the fine autumn weather!

“Crafters can still sign up to attend. All crafters will need to provide their own tables to display items, but there is no cost for crafters to join us,” McKee said.

To sign up, call Roseanne McKee at (918) 287-8784.




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!