Around the County

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


The Pawhuska Masonic Lodge is hosting a Holiday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist Fellowship Hall at 620 Leahy . Salads and desserts are being provided by the United Methodist Women. Monies raised will help the Pawhuska Wah-Shah-She Lodge provide one or more Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for local families.

Tickets are $10 each or $15 for a couple. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5. The Lodge is also sponsoring a 50/50 pot for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Drawing will be held at 7 p.m. All proceeds will be matched dollar for dollar by the General Masonic Lodge which will go directly back to the Pawhuska community.




The Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Fellowship Hall at 620 Leahy. A reception will follow. The public is invited to attend this event which officially kicks off the Thanksgiving season.



Sedan United Methodist Church, 302 N. Chautauqua in Sedan, Kan., will host its annual homemade chicken and noodle lunch and bazaar Friday. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls and drinks.

The Bazaar and Craft Sale will begin at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The crafts and bazaar will consist of homemade jams and jellies, a multitude of baked goods along with many new items suitable for Christmas gift giving. A handmade Sedan Community Quilt will be raffled off that afternoon.

For more information, call the church office at 620-725-5182.




The City Council of the City of Pawhuska has adopted Ordinance No. 2017-4, which authorizes the appointment of five representatives from a cross-section of the Pawhuska community to further the interests of the public in the development and protection of the “Historic Preservation District of Pawhuska.”

Interested parties are asked to notify Barbara Smith, City Clerk at the Pawhuska City Hall, 918-287-3040, ext. 116, no later than Dec. 1.



The Board of Education of Bowring Public School District hereby announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the #2 seat on the Bowring Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Osage County Election Board between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec .4 through Dec. 6.



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 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. Saturday 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 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.





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