The Pawhuska baseball team is having an Indian taco fundraiser dinner on Monday evening, Feb. 11 from 5-7 at the First Baptist Church of Pawhuska.
The Jr. High and Sr. High teams are both participating in the fundraiser. Tickets to the event cost $10 a person and in addition to the food, there will be a silent auction. You will also have the option to give cash donations while at the event.
It is mandatory for all baseball players to attend, as the fundraiser enables the baseball program to buy necessary supplies and pay umpires.
The Pawhuska School District was on lockdown for a short time Thursday morning for what was believed to be some suspicious activity going on between the high school and the Osage Nation. Superintendent David Cash said things were fine, though.
After calling around, Cash lifted the lockdown.
By noon, things were back to normal.
The Osage Nation Johnson O’ Malley youth pow-wow is taking place Saturday, March 2 inside the community building of the Hominy Indian Village.
The event will be broken up into three different age groups and there are four separate categories for dress attire. Gift cards of up to $150 will be handed out.
Students, families, Indian Education organizations and vendors are invited to attend. For more information, contact LaDonna Shadlow at 918-277-5734. The community building is located at 420 Hamilton Rd. in Hominy.
The KWON Cooking Extravaganza is Tuesday, April 2 and will be held at the Bartlesville Community Center. Tickets will go on sale for the event March 1 and Promotions Director Tina Romine says it is up to the public to contribute to the annual cookbook.
There will be celebrity chefs on hand for the event. If you who have a business who would like to participate, contact Bartlesville Radio at 918-336-1001. Tickets cost $11 and there will also be VIP access to the event.
Bartlesville Radio will be partnering with our sister stations in Coffeyville to put on the Inter-State Farm and Home show. It begins on Friday, March 1 and continues that Saturday at Nellis Hall, located on the Coffeyville Community College campus.
Bartlesville Radio Business Manager Dorea Potter expects it to be a lot of fun.
There will be two gyms filled with vendors and the parking lot will also be filled with vendors. It isn’t too late for vendors to sign up if you are a business who would like to participate. Promotions Director Tina Romine says there will be something for everybody who comes to the event.
The Inter-State Farm and Home Show goes from 1 until 7 on Friday and 8:30 to 4 on Saturday.
If you are looking for a way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day Holiday, then the Osage County Cattlemen and Cattle Women are putting on a Valentine’s Ball at the Osage County Fairgrounds Ag Building on Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 7 p.m.
There will be dancing, food and live music featuring the Rick Cook Band. Tickets are available at American Heritage Bank in Pawhuska. Advanced tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The event is open to the public.
Osage County Commissioner Randall Jones brought up a number of issues regarding how the fairgrounds are being ran in Pawhuska.
First, Jones says it would be best to do away with cash payments at the fairgrounds.
Fairgrounds Manager Pee Wee Easley strongly disagrees with Jones' stance.
Jones also wanted to talk about conducting private business on county property during regular working hours. This also went back to Easley.
Easley said he would be willing to let someone else shoulder some of the work if need be.
In the end, these items were tabled until more information could be gathered.
Monday's County Commissioner meeting was well-attended and lasted for just over two and a half hours. Because so many people were in attendance, the Commissioners agreed to hold the meeting in the second floor of the Osage County Courthouse.
Court Clerk Sheila Bellamy explained that the telephone equipment in the Courthouse is outdated. David Siegel of AT&T was on hand to talk about the costs of the services they are spending now.
Siegel says his company can do better.
Also at the meeting, there was discussion on how county employees should properly keep their time sheets. There was also talk about the women's building at the fairgrounds getting a remodel. Matt Miller of Miller EMS also gave an update on how things are going.
The next regular scheduled County Commissioners meeting will be next Monday at 10 o' clock in the morning.
The City of Fairfax is covered by Miller EMS. The town pays the company $7,500 a month, but beginning March 1, Miller EMS will begin charging $13,500 a month.
City Treasurer Rae Ann Smith says this $6,500 increase will be a bigproblem for the town.
Matthew Miller started his service in the City of Fairfax, but knows his employees must make a living wage as well.
There will be a special city council meeting on Wednesday to hopefully find a solution to the problem.
The Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning and it looks to be another busy day.
Matthew Miller of Miller EMS will be on hand to give an update on how things are going and then the Commissioners will talk about EMS services in the town of Fairfax.
After being tabled last week, the County Commissioners will talk about the possibility of appointing members to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board. There will also be discussion in regards to improving security around Jude Kane’s Chamber Area.
The County Commissioners will also talk about the possibility of a policy change that would do away with cash payments at the fairgrounds.
The meeting begins at 10 in the morning at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska for those interested in attending.