There will be a matchup of two undefeated teams from Osage County hitting the field Friday night in Barnsdall. The Panthers are 3-0 after dismantling Drumright 59-0 and Hominy sits at 2-0 after having a bye week. Barnsdall coach Kylee Sweeney looks forward to seeing the challenge that the Bucks create.
The Panthers sat at 3-0 last year when they went to Hominy. Barnsdall suffered an 18-point loss in that contest. Sweeney expects things to be different this year.
Before coming to Barnsdall, Sweeney was a coach at Hominy for nine years. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 2019, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 12, 2019, City of Pawhuska Special Municipal Election, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said today.
Chouteau said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, October 18, 2019.
Chouteau explained that applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after November 12, 2019.
The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number or polling place location, or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Chouteau said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office at (918) 287-3036 or email OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Chouteau said that applications also are available at our website www.osage.okcounties.org or the state website www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska.
Osage County Tourism Director Kelly Band will be on hand to let the commissioners know how things have been going across the county. One of the highlights from the last months includes the Osage County Free Fair, which took place last week.
The commissioners will also here from JL & Associates on Monday. The firm is looking to make repairs to the Fairfax Furniture Building and the roof of the Treasure’s Building.
Any businesses needing OMMA certificates of compliance signed on Monday can show up and the commissioners will sign those certificates. Any businesses selling medical marijuana must get these certificates signed to keep their business legal and up to date.
The meeting begins at 10 o’ clock in the morning for those interested in attending.
A man wanted by United States Marshals in connection with an Osage County murder has been arrested. Keshawn Evitt was taken into custody by Marshals and Okmulgee police on Thursday.
Evitt is facing accessory to murder charges in Osage County for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of 19-year-old Lakenvian Jernigan. Detectives believe Evitt may have taken the weapon used in the homicide. The incident took place on August 29. Jernigan was found along Highway 123 and County Road 2300.
18-year-old Anthony Pruitt is being charged with first degree murder. Also, Augustus Pruitt is facing accessory charges. A juvenile was arrested on related charges as well.
The Osage County Free Fair took place last week in Pawhuska. Event organizer, Macy Strom, said attendance was down in 2019, but everyone who showed up had a great time.
Thursday and Friday was class day at the fair where many local schools stopped by to enjoy the fair. Strom said this was a major hit for everyone.
Strom said she is already looking to make things bigger and better for next year.
Strom would like to thank the Osage County Commissioners for making the event possible.
Skiatook’s Pioneer Days will run from Thursday evening through Saturday.
The event kicks off Thursday with a third Thursday in the Park going on from 6 to 9. The Brent Giddens Band will play and there will be a color run at 6:30. There will be a rodeo on Friday and multiple events throughout the day on Saturday.
A parade will take place at 9 in the morning and the grand marshal will be News on 6 meteorologist Travis Meyer. That day will also feature a kids fishing derby, corn hole tournament and a rodeo.
There will be carnival rides throughout the weekend. For more information, go to skiatookchamber.com.
Three individuals were arrested and charged Tuesday evening for conspiring to sell cocaine to an undercover officer in Bartlesville.
According to a court affidavit, Deante Williams, Hosea Jones and Emily Florence sold 28 grams of cocaine to the officer for $2,000 at a convenience store located at 1835 SE Washington Blvd in Bartlesville. After the transaction, police pulled their 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe over near the 3800 block of SE Washington Blvd.
Officers found nine grams of cocaine hidden under Jones' groin area. They also found nearly eight grams of marijuana in his front left pocket. As a result, Jones has also been charged with cocaine possession, possession of marijuana and delivery of cocaine. His bond was set at $100,000
When placed under arrest, Williams was asked if he had anything illegal on his person. Williams said no, but when they arrived at the Washington County Detention Center, Williams was searched and officers found .7 grams of white powder in a small, clear baggie under his groin area. Williams has also been charged with cocaine possession and smuggling contraband into jail. His bond was set at $50,000.
Florence is also being charged with maintaining a vehicle where drugs are sold. Her bond was set at $75,000
All three individuals are due back in court on Thursday at 1:15 in the afternoon.
A Bartlesville woman has been arrested and charged for aggravated assault and battery and felony threats to kill.
An officer was dispatched to the Jane Phillips Medical Center early Wednesday morning. The victim wanted to speak to an officer because he had allegedly been stabbed by Christine Davis. The victim stated that he, along with Davis were drunk. They then got into an argument over a joke that was said. As a result of the argument, Davis stabbed the victim in the right forearm.
The officer noticed a laceration on the victim's right forearm and it took five stitches to close the wound. The victim further stated that Davis threatened to kill him. The victim believed he was stabbed with a black and blue push button buck knife.
Bond for Davis was set at $5,000 on the condition that she has no contact with the victim. Davis is due back in court on Friday, October 11th at 9 a.m.
The annual, “Walk to School Day” is set to take place for Bartlesville elementary and middle school students on Wednesday, October 2nd.
This is part of the City of Bartlesville’s Safe Routes to School program. The day is designed to show the need for safe walking and biking facilities. It is also a day to encourage students to live healthier lifestyles. Everyone who walks or bikes to school on that day will receive a prize of some sort.
Assistant City Planner Nancy Warring said parents are encouraged to walk with their children. Warring added that for some families, parking a distance away from the school and walking or dropping their students off a few blocks from their school are more feasible options.
The event was first started in 2009 thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. For more information about the event, call 918-336-3311 ext 1196.
The Osage Nation Attorney General was arrested early Monday morning for driving under the influence and has since resigned her position.
According to the News on 6, Pawhuska Police say she was arrested after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Wells was driving in the dark without her lights on and slurring her speech while speaking to the officers.
Pawhuska Police Chief Nick Silva was quoted as saying the following:
“He cautiously had to approach because the vehicle was literally driving in the dark with no lights,” Silva said. “We don’t know how she got from point A to point B during a certain part of the road because the road curves. This is a tough one but we are gonna do our jobs. We will hold all people to the same standard no matter who they are.”
Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said he accepted her resignation on Monday. Wells had served the Osage Nation with distinction for five years.
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