The district championship game between Pawhuska and Pawnee lived up to the billing, as the Black Bears hung on for a 46-40 victory. Despite the loss, Pawhuska coach Matt Hennesy was proud of his teams performance.
On the opening possession of the game, Pawhuska had a 71 yard drive that resulted in a five yard touchdown pass from Bryce Drummond to Cade McNeil, but Pawnee went on to score the next 34 points. A second touchdown pass to McNeil with six minutes left in the third quarter trimmed the lead to 34-12.
Drummond went on to score on back-to-back quarterback keepers including this one that trimmed the lead to 40-32 midway through the fourth quarter.
Each team would exchange touchdowns, but with two minutes left, Pawnee was able to run out the clock and preserve the victory.
Pawhuska hosts Oklahoma Union in the first round of playoffs on Friday.
The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at the Administration Building at Pawhuska Schools.
The school board will look to approve the estimate of needs for the 2019-2020 school year. The board will also go into executive session and consider approving various policies. They will also consider purchasing the new buses that the transportation bond from September helped pay for.
The school board will also look to approve a fundraiser for the school to be held at Buffalo Joes on November 16th and allow pre-kindergarten students to go on a field trip to Woolaroc on November 20th.
The meeting starts at 5:30 in the evening for those interested in attending.
The Pawhuska City Council will meet Tuesday evening at City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting.
The council will look to establish a special judge for the municipal court to hear matters when Judge Payne has a conflict.
Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce Director Joni Nash will give a report on how things have went over the last month and what events are coming up as 2019 comes to an end.
They will also look to establish a primary election on Tuesday, April 7th 2020. Department heads will also give reports.
The meeting begins at 5:30 in the evening for those interested in attending.
The undefeated Pawhuska Huskies have a chance to win a district championship Friday night when they take on the Pawnee Black Bears from Oromond-Beach Memorial Stadium in Pawhuska. Coach Matt Hennesy says the game will feature two contrasting styles of offense. Hennesy says whichever offense has the better day will likely win the game.
Pawhuska fell to Pawnee 44-18 a year ago. The Huskies bring virtually everybody back from that team, but Hennesy said that Pawnee does as well.
Coverage of the ballgame can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1. Pregame will start at 6:50 p.m. and kickoff is scheduled for 7.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will hold a meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska to discuss a wide array of items.
Terry Loftis of J&L Associates LLC will be at the meeting talking about a number of things. Loftis will give an update on the Bighill Furniture Store in Fairfax that got inspected for asbestos last week. Loftis will also discuss a restroom remodel at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska and bid proposals for the treasurer’s roof.
There will be continued discussion about the Datascout LLC Mapping Program for the county. The commissioners will consider purchasing this program for county departments who are interested in using it.
Hominy City Manager Jimmie Ratliff will be on hand asking the county for assistance in paying for a reconditioned defibrillator that costs $5,500.
The commissioners will also go into executive session to discuss confidential information about a class action lawsuit.
For anyone interested in going to the Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting, it starts at 10 o’ clock in the morning this Tuesday.
The Pawhuska Dance Maker Academy will be presenting the “Nutcracker Tea Party,” on Sunday, November 17th. The event starts at 2 o' clock and will take place at the Pawhuska Community Center.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To purchase tickets, call 918-704-4668 or go to DanceMaker.net. Tickets will not be sold at the door on the day of the show.
There will also be a Nutcracker Ballet at the Constantine Theater on Friday, December 14th and Saturday December the 15th. All proceeds from these events will benefit the Nutcracker production.
The Wonderland of Lights at the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve will start Friday, November 29th. You will have a chance to go check out the lights every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 22nd.
Hours of operation are from 5-9 and the grounds will be covered with more than 750,000 lights. Admission is $6 for those ages 12 and up. For those aged 4-11, admission is $1 and those under the age of three get in free. Members of Woolaroc also get in free.
Woolaroc CEO Bob Fraser had the following to say about the event:
“This is truly one of those wonderful family traditions for so many people. We have families who meet here at Woolaroc each year to celebrate their family Christmas during our lights.”
In addition to the Christmas lights, there will also be wagon rides, live entertainment and Santa Claus will be in the Museum.
Several residents and staff members from the ARC Developmentally Disabled Group Home in Bartlesville have been transported to the Jane Phillips Medical Center.
Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles says health professionals at the facility gave them insulin shots instead of flu shots. He said the Bartlesville Fire Department and Bartlesville EMS did an excellent job in getting a chaotic situation under control and getting all involved the medical attention they needed.
Chief Roles said eight residents and two employees were sent to the hospital. He said they are investigating to see how the mistake might have happened.
Detectives are on the scene, and at the JPMC to monitor the medical progress of the nine that were hospitalized. It is unknown if there was criminal action involved in this event. Chief Roles said they are seeing if this was truly an accident or if it was planned.
The initial call came in at 4:30 p.m. and shortly thereafter, others at the center began experiencing similar symptoms.
The Barnsdall Panthers defeated the Woodland Cougars 48-33 Friday night to clinch a berth into the playoffs next week, but sometimes things happen to put life in perspective. This was the case Friday when a Barnsdall player was injured and was in need of medical attention from an ambulance. As medical personnel rushed to the field, the ambulance got stuck in the mud and coach Kylee Sweeney was concerned.
Once that happened, players from both sides sprung into action, though.
Sweeney said the player suffered a neck injury along with a concussion.
(Photo and video courtesy of Barnsdall High School Facebook Page.)
The 2019 Christmas Parade of Lights will take place in Pawhuska on Saturday, December 7th at 5:30 in the evening. This year’s theme is, “The Old Fashioned Cowboy Christmas.”
Parade Marshals are Charla Hartness-Allen and Lynn Star McGuire-Holloway. The two are rodeo world champions and were born and raised in Osage County.
After the parade ends, the Constantine Theatre will feature the 1947 Christmas movie, “It Happened on Fifth Avenue.” There will be no admission to view the movie.
If you are interested in participating in the Christmas Parade, contact the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce at 918-287-1208.