Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


The Water Bird Gallery will present Michael Snyder, author of John Joseph Mathews: Life of an Osage Writer.

Snyder will personally autograph his book from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at The Water Bird Gallery, 134 E. 6th St., across from the post office.

There will be a special guest appearance by Russ Tall Chief, who wrote the foreword to the book.

Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact (918) 287-9129.


The board of education of Osage Hills Public School District announced this week that the annual school election filing period for candidates will open at 8 a.m. Dec. 4 and will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 6.

Voters will elect a board member for board position No. 1, which has a three-year term of office.



The Marland’s Grand Home will offer a special program for “Native American Heritage Month” in November. Hallie Winter, curator and director of the Osage Museum in Pawhuska, will present the “History of the Osage Tribe” at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 in the living room of the Marland’s Grand Home. To guarantee seating, which is limited to 60 seats, please call the Marland’s Grand Home by Nov. 15.

Winter’s presentation will include information on the culture traditions of the tribe, the origins of the tribe and how they came to be in Oklahoma, and the 1920’s Osage murders and outcome that began the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Killers of the Flower Moon, written by David Grann, has been a popular item of conversation and will be discussed along with some of the book’s characters.

The “History of the Osage Tribe” is part of an ongoing series of “Listen and Learn” presentations at the Marland Grand Home. Future presentations will include “The Big V (Vanselous) Ranch,” which is located west of Ponca City and was the nation’s largest producer of mule power in the early 1900s and “E. W. Marland’s Stone Barn,” which is located on Lake Road and was used to carve the stone used in the construction of the Marland Estate.

The Marland’s Grand Home is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Please call (580) 767-0427 or visit for more information.


Oklahoma Home and Community Education and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension will hold a wreath making class on at 10 a.m. Dec. 2. Learn what OHCE is all about and bring a wreath base (Styrofoam, grapevine, twig, moss, wire, straw, barbed wire) and join us at the new OSU Cooperative Extension office located at 1039 Old Hwy 99.

The class is free and OHCE and Extension will provide all supplies along with finger foods/light lunch. To R.S.V.P., call the Extension office at (918) 287-4170 and ask for Donna.


The Board of Education of McCord School District has set the filing period for Seat No. 1 of the McCord School District. Qualified candidates should file to run for this seat between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 4 through Dec. 7 at the Osage County Election Board.

The annual election for the school district electors of McCord School District No. C-77 of Osage County will be held on Feb. 13. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, a second election will be held on April 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.



First Baptist Church, 302 E. Sixth St., will hold its community Thanksgiving dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 18. It’s a come-and-go dinner.