The St. John Catholic School of Bartlesville will be having a number of programs to offer its students this year. One such project is STEAM. Principal Lexie Radebaugh said she expects her students to be excited about this new program the school will be offering.
Pastor John O’ Neill says the school offers a great program for any child suffering with dyslexia as well.
Students will go back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 7 but they will also have a going back to school party that Monday evening.
The St. John Catholic School of Bartlesville has been in existence since 1912. It is the longest running Catholic School in Oklahoma.
Interim Director of the Osage County Health Department, Kelli Rader, was at Monday’s commissioner meeting talking about the progress being made in regards to opening the health department in Skiatook. She also fielded questions from the public on various topics.
Rader wanted to stress to the commissioners that the Pawhuska department would stay open five days a week and that at the beginning, the Skiatook branch would be open with limited hours.
Rader said there won’t be a number of people at the Skiatook branch on most days.
Rader added that the due date to open the clinic has been pushed back twice because of the internet issues. Rader hasn’t heard when the internet problems might be resolved, but she wants to open the clinic as soon as possible.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning and got an update from the Interim Director of the Osage County Health Department, Kelli Rader. Rader is taking over for Larry Bergner, who had previously served as a full-time Director in that role.
Rader let the commissioners know they plan to move forward with opening the health department in Skiatook. In the early going, it might only be open for a few days a week. She also let the commissioners know the health department in Pawhuska would stay open full time.
The commissioners decided to table an item regarding the selection of an on-call engineer until next week. Each commissioner has the option to choose from different engineering firms for their district.
During citizen’s input, Dave Neely introduced himself to everyone in attendance. Neely will take over as Pawhuska’s City Manager on Thursday.
The next regular scheduled Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting is scheduled for next Monday at 10 o’ clock in the morning.
Don't be surprised if you see Hollywood luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro or even Leonardo DiCaprio in Osage County in the months ahead.
Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear told the Tulsa World Friday that director Martin Scorsese finally confirmed that his team will film the adaptation of “Killers of the Flower Moon” in Osage County.
“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is about the murder of Osage tribal members in the 1920s after the discovery of oil on their land made them wealthy.
The City of Hominy said Friday that there is an on-going problem with a gas supplier that requires gas services to be shut off for parts of the City.
City Manager Jimmie Ratliff said that Centerpoint Energy originally notified the City of Hominy around 1:00 o'clock that the gas would need to be shut off for the entire City. Since then, Centerpoint was able to stabilize the pressure in town, and that the initial city-wide shutdown of the gas supply will not have to occur.
Centerpoint has brought in mobile units where they have been able to pump pressurized gas back into the distribution system. High usage customers (i.e. restaurants and industrial users) were expected to be back online later Friday afternoon.
Enable - the company that owns the pipeline - shut the pipe off so that they could dig a hole and make repairs. Repairs could take one to three days.
Residential customers are not affected by this situation and no injuries have been reported at this time. If you do go home and do not have gas, do not hesitate to call the gas company.
Chairman of the Cavalcade Rodeo, Jeff Bute, says this years event went off without a hitch. That doesn't mean his team isn't looking to change a few things to make the event even better next year.
With this being the 73rd annual Cavalcade Rodeo, Bute says he is already looking ahead to the 75th anniversary in two years.
For a list of results from this past years event, go to Cavalcaderodeo.com.
Cavalcade 2019 is a Major Success
The 73rd edition of the Cavalcade Rodeo is in the books and Chairman for the event, Jeff Bute, says things went very well.
Bute said it was one of the better-attended Cavalcade's he had seen and the crowd that came got to see some great performances.
Bute would like to thank the City of Pawhuska and all of the sponsors for making the event possible.
The Barnsdall football team returns seven starters on offense and eight on defense. The Panthers have 16 seniors coming back from last years team as well. The senior laden team has been working hard over the summer getting ready for what coach Kylee Sweeney hopes to be a successful season.
Barnsdall starts school on Monday, Aug. 12. Because of that, Sweeney says the practice schedule will be thrown off, but they will adjust.
The OSSAA met for its annual rules meeting on Wednesday. They have decided to change the play clock from 25 seconds to 40. We will have reactions from coaches on that change later in the week.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning for a regularly scheduled meeting and they will get an update on how things are going at the Osage County Health Department from Kelli Rader.
Rader took over as Interim Regional Director of the Health Department after Larry Bergner was fired from that role two weeks ago.
The commissioners will also consider selecting an on-call engineering firm for each district. They have three separate firms to choose from.
The meeting begins at 10 o’ clock in the morning at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska for those interested in attending.
Pawhuska Man Arrested on Assault Charge
On Wednesday evening, the Pawhuska Police Department arrested a man who is accused of assaulting his children’s mother with the small children present days earlier.
After three days of tracking Josh Gray, police officers surrounded a home and found him hiding under a bed. The residents were harboring Gray inside the home and interfered with the officers as they searched for Gray.
The residents accused of harboring Gray haven’t been arrested.