AROUND THE COUNTY
ELKS LODGE DINNER SATURDAY
The Pawhuska Elks Lodge will have its monthly steak night from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday. We will be serving 10 ounce and 16 ounce ribeye steaks as well as calf fries, shrimp dinners, hamburgers and hamburger steaks.
PIE SHELL, DOUGH BALL ORDERS
Washington County Home and Community Education (OHCE) is taking orders for homemade pie shells and dough balls. Five shells for $8 or five dough balls for $6. Call Lola at (918) 333-3920. Orders will be taken through Nov. 3. Pickup dates Nov. 13-16. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support Tri County Tech scholarships and community programs.
DRIVE THROUGH FLU CLINIC
The following organizations have come together in collaboration to present a free drive-thru flu clinic for all Osage County residents:
• Osage County Health Department
• Osage Nation Public Health Nursing
• Osage County Emergency Management
• Osage Nation Community Health Representatives
• Osage County Fire Department
• WahZhaZhi Health Center
The drive-thru flu clinic will be held at the Skiatook County Barn from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 or until vaccines are no longer available.
Contact Melissa Lovrich, (918) 287-3740 or Jaime Clark (918) 287-5482 for more information.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Oklahoma! They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region in mid-October and November.
“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritze, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
Wolfe and Fritz have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.
“American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST.
DISASTER LOAN DEADLINE NEARS
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminded small nonfarm businesses in 13 Oklahoma counties and two neighboring Kansas counties of the Nov. 2 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Jan. 3.
The primary Oklahoma counties are Major and Washington. Neighboring Oklahoma counties include Alfalfa, Blaine, Dewey, Garfield, Kingfisher, Nowata, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa, Woods and Woodward. The neighboring Kansas counties are Chautauqua and Montgomery.
According to Garfield, small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. “Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact,” said Garfield.
The interest rate is 3.125 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
By law, SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. The Secretary declared this disaster on March 2.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
DIABETES EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Osage County Health Department will be hosting a free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program put on by the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, starting Oct. 12. This class will meet at 10 a.m. Thursdays for six weeks. This course was created to provide tools for individuals to better manage diabetes and will cover topics such as the importance of a healthy diet, physical activity, and maintaining a positive outlook. The health department is located at 1115 E. 15th in Pawhuska. To register, contact Sharon Elder, education specialist at (918) 779-7367 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.