AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

GRANDPARENTS

RAISING GRANDCHILDREN

An eight-session informational program for grandparents who are parenting grandchildren.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is an eight-session program offered Tuesday evenings once a month beginning May 15 from 6 -8 p.m. at the OSU Extension Center-Fairgrounds Building-1039 Old Highway 99, Pawhuska, OK 74056.

This program is designed to inform and support grandparents who have questions about their unique role as primary caregivers for grandchildren. Topics such as legal and custody issues, disciplinary and parenting skills and communication and health care concerns will be addressed. Dinner and childcare is provided free of charge. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is jointly sponsored by the Osage Nation and the OSU Extension Center.

Millions of grandparents have returned to the role of parent. They have stepped in to breach the gap by raising their grandchildren. The stress that grandparents have as repeat parents is quite different from the routine kinds of stress accompanying raising children. Grandparents recognize the critical role they are expected to play in the reparenting of their grandchildren. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a program designed to provide grandparents with valuable information in a supportive and caring environment. The program is custom-designed to meet the special needs of the program participants. It has made a difference in the lives of many grandparents and their grandchildren.

The program is open to the public and is provided free as a service of the OSU Extension Center and the Osage Nation. For more information please contact the Financial Assistance Department at (918) 287-5325.

SUMMER

READING PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

The Pawhuska Public Library announces Summer Reading Program 2018: “Libraries ROCK.”

Music and sounds of all kinds will be the theme, as we will explore music and sound. Just a couple of this summer’s programs include: Our ever-popular magician Steve will return, and the Oklahoma City Zoo will present a “ROARchestra” of animal music.

Did you know plants make music too? Find the beat in songs and poems. Try making musical crafts.

Save the dates: Signup for Summer Reading will take place May 23 through May 25. Watch for more information on how to sign up, and regarding programs, activities, and prizes.

Summer Reading programs will take place in the library’s community meeting room, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each Friday in June and the first two weeks of July.

OSAGE SHAREHOLDERS MEETING

The Osage Shareholders Association will hold its quarterly meeting from 1-4 p.m. May 20 at the Skiatook Osage Casino Hotel. The meeting will be a mineral council candidates forum. For more information, contact Lou Phillips, vice chairman, (918) 761-6003.

POLL WORKERS NEEDED

Kelly Chouteau, secretary of the Osage County Election Board, issued a call for volunteer/paid workers to help conduct elections at the precinct level and in person absentee. These individuals must be reliable and willing to work long hours but only a few days each year.

Chouteau said that workers are needed in all the precincts/polling places around the county.

To qualify for the position, one must be a registered voter in the county. A Precinct Official may hold no other offices under the laws of the state (such as school board member or city councilman).

Anyone interested should contact the Osage County Election Board office at (918) 287-3036.

COST SHARE

ASSISTANCE

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)