AROUND THE COUNTY
The Barnsdall school adminstration will hold a bond issue community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school’s Fine Arts Building.
The school bond proposal must be approved by more than 60 percent of the voters to pass. The $6.325 million bond issue includes renovations to the Fine Arts classroom building, restoration of the Old Pool House, installation of a fire suppression system for the old gymnasium, demolition of the existing press box/concession building and construction of a new facility that would serve as a tornado shelter for the elementary school building.
The public is invited to attend.
BARNSDALL EASTER EGG HUNT SATURDAY
The Barnsdall Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Barnsdall High School football field.
Approximately 2,000 candy-filled easter eggs have been purchased and will be hidden at the football field. Prizes also will be available.
STORM SPOTTER CLASS THURSDAY
Osage County Emergency Managemnt, the Osage Nation and Osage Nation Emergency Management are holding a storm spotter training class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Osage County Fairgrounds, 320 Skyline Dr., Pawhuska. The public is welcome.
GALA OF ROYAL HORSES SHOW
The Gala of Royal Horses will come to the Osage County Fairgrounds indoor arena at 7 p.m. April 6.
Tickets are available online at www.MonumentalEvents. com. To charge tickets by phone call (800) 626-8497. Additional facility fees, service charges and/or taxes may be included or added to ticket prices.
A limited number of VIP seats, which include a post show meet and greet, are available for $40 each for adults and $20 for children, ages 4 through 12. Adult tickets $30. Children 12 and under receive a $15 discount and Seniors 60 and over will receive a $5 discount. Discounts do not apply to the VIP seats.
For more information call (352) 208-2244.
The naming contest for the new Barnsdall buffalo statutes installed in Veteran’s Park at Main Street and Sixth Street is over. The buffalo have been named — Prairie, small buffalo, and Storm, large buffalo. The names were submitted by Jim and Lisa Yarber. The official naming ceremony will be held at the 2018 Big Heart Day celebration.
CANDIDIDATE FILING PERIOD STARTS APRIL 11
Statewide election activity begins officially at 8 a.m. April 11 when the official candidate filing period opens, Kelly Chouteau, Secretary of the Osage County Election Board, said.
Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board in Oklahoma City. Candidates for county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board.
Chouteau said that the following county offices will be filled this year:
County Commissioner District #1
County Commissioner District #3
For more election-related information, call the County Election Board at (918) 287-3036 or email OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov, visit www.elections.ok.gov or visit our website at www.osage.okcounties.org.
AVAILABLE FOR COST SHARE
Osage County Conservation District is now accepting applications for the Cost Share Assistance Program. The practices include Brush Management, Serecia Lespedeza Spraying and or Mechanical Brush Removal. Applications are being taken now through April 27. You may obtain your application at 1000 West Main, Suite 102, Pawhuska, OK. For more information call (918) 287-3570 ext. 3. (Limited funds available)
PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE NEARS
Oklahomans who want to change their party affiliation before the primary or runoff primary elections later this year must do so no later than March 31, according to Kelly Chouteau, secretary of the Osage County Election Board.
Changes of political affiliation are prohibited by law during the period beginning April 1 and continuing through Aug. 31 in even-numbered years, Chouteau said.
Each political party can nominate one candidate per office for the November general election. If two or more candidates from the same party file for one office, the party nominee is selected at either the Primary or Runoff Primary Election.
Only voters registered in a political party can vote to select that party’s nominees, unless the party gives Independent voters permission to vote in its primaries. The Democratic Party has given Independent voters permission to vote in its primaries and runoff primaries in 2018. Oklahoma has three recognized political parties in 2018: Democrat, Libertarian and Republican.
All registered voters, regardless of political affiliation, can vote for any candidate at the November General Election and for state or local questions at any election.
Applications to register to vote or to change political affiliation are available at the Osage County Election Board office, 630 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska, OK; post offices; public libraries; state offices providing public assistance; and at most political party and candidate campaign offices. If you have any questions you should contact the County Election Board office at (918) 287-3036 or email OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov.
SPRING STORY TIMES UNDERWAY
Spring Story Times are happening at Pawhuska Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through April 11. Story Time classes will focus on stories for three and four year olds and will be 30 minutes in length. Children 2 1/2 years through 5 years, their families, and caregivers are invited.