The Osage Nation will be hosting meetings in Pawhuska, Fairfax and Hominy over the next couple of days to share their vision for the future.
On Sunday, they will meet at the Community Center from 12:30 to 4:30 in Pawhuska. On Monday, the meeting will take place at the Title VI Building in Fairfax from 5:30 to 9:30. There will also be a meeting in Hominy on Tuesday at the Co-op Building from 5:30 to 9:30. Lunch and dinner will be served and all participants will be eligible to win prizes.
If you are unable to make it to one of the three meetings, there will be upcoming webinars online and an online survey available in 2020. For more information, visit osagestrategicupdate.com.
Friday night's game in Pawhuska will be strength versus strength. The Huskies average nearly 50 points a game and the Ringling Blue Devils haven't allowed a point since week two. Coach Matt Hennesy compares this Ringling team to Pawnee, a team the Huskies lost to in week ten.
Hennesy says the key will be to get his playmakers open in space andmake the Ringling defense chase them down.
The one game Ringling played against a true spread team was against Mangum in week one. The Blue Devils lost 22-20. Coverage of this ballgame can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1. Pregame will start at 6:50 p.m. and kickoff is scheduled for 7.
Friday night marks the first time in 40 years that the Barnsdall Panthers have made the quarterfinals of the Class A state tournament. In order to continue on, the Panthers must defeat an undefeated Cashion team at home. Coach Kylee Sweeney knows this won't be an easy task.
Quarterback Joe Cole got ejected in the third quarter of last weeks game against Gore for a late hit against a defenseless player. Cole would have had to sit out this ballgame, but the school appealed the suspension and got it overturned. Sweeney expects this to make a big difference in the game.
Sweeney encourages everyone in the Barnsdall community to make it out for Friday night's 7 o' clock home playoff game against Cashion. If you are unable to attend, the ballgame will be broadcast live on Real Country KRIG 104.9 FM. Pregame coverage will start at 6:30 p.m.
Weather conditions don't look ideal for Friday night's ballgames across Osage County. For Pawhuska, they are welcoming the 11-1 Ringling Blue Devils to town, a team that hasn't allowed a point since week two. The Blue Devils are making the five hour trip to Pawhuska and coach Matt Hennesy says that combined with the weather conditions will give his team has a tactical advantage.
Hennesy knows the Pawhuska run defense must play well Friday night, as the Blue Devils average running the football 96 percent of the time.
We will have more on this matchup throughout the week. Coverage of the ballgame can be heard on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1. Pregame coverage starts at 6:50 p.m. and kickoff is scheduled for 7.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet for what appears to be a brief meeting Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska.
The commissioners will elect a chairman, vice-chairman and second vice-chairman for 2020. They will also consider extending the bid contracts for the three firms who submitted bids to remove and dispose of the Bighill Furniture Store. These contracts would be extended for 15 days because good cause shown was shown.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting begins at 10 o’ clock in the morning for those interested in attending.
There has been much discussion with regards on what to do with the Bighill Furniture Store in Fairfax. Three firms have submitted bids to tear down and dispose of the building, but there is also hope that filmmakers for, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” might come in and refurbish the building. Joe and Carol Conner also say they have found citizens who are willing to help restore the building.
The balancing act that the Board of Osage County Commissioners face is that there is a retaining wall currently holding the building up. That retaining wall is only made to last for a few more weeks before it becomes structurally unsafe and the building could fall.
If the commissioners choose to tear the building down with one of the three firms that submitted a bid, they only have another two weeks to choose one of those firms before those bids become non void. Carol Conner said she doesn't expect to get any further information within the next month. District Three Commissioner Darren McKinney expressed his concern if the county were to get any bad weather this winter.
The commissioners took no action on the agenda item, but the bids will expire on Thursday, December 19th. If they haven't yet made a choice by then, the commissioners would have to go out for bid a second time and possibly see higher prices.
Barnsdall quarterback Joe Cole has been ruled eligible to play in Friday night's home quarterfinal contest against Cashion. Cole was ejected in last Friday's game against Gore for a late hit against a defenseless player. That ejection would have also caused him to miss this Friday's ballgame, but Barnsdall coach Kylee Sweeney appealed the suspension and got it overturned.
The ejection occurred in the third quarter and running back Michael Marin took over the quarterbacking duties from there on out. While Marin didn't do much through the air, he had 330 yards of total offense, including 297 of that on the ground. Coach Kylee Sweeneywasn't surprised to see that.
Cashion comes to Barnsdall with an undefeated record. We will have more on that ballgame as the week progresses. Friday's game can be heard on Real County KRIG 104.9 FM. Pregame coverage will start at 6:30 p.m. and kickoff is scheduled for 7.
Just over 22,000 deer have been harvested across the state of Oklahoma during the first three days of rifle season. Nearly 1,300 deer have been checked in online across Osage County, leading the way across the state.
During that same time, there have been 436 deer checked in across Nowata County and 325 deer checked across Washington County. Across the state, 18,679 bucks have been checked in and 6,440 does have been reported. Rifle season is open through Sunday, December 8th.
According to Dewey Fire Chief Chad Schueler, a serious fire took place near County Road 4000 and County Road 1100 in Washington County.
This occurred between Dewey and Copan about three miles east of Highway 75. Downed power lines at the mentioned intersection are said to be the cause of the fire on Tuesday night.
Chief Schueler said just over 1,000 acres burned as a result of the flames. He said 15 structures were affected at that time, and people were evacuated from the area.
Almost all units from across the area were on hand. Chief Schueler said as many as 30 trucks were present trying to get a handle on the fire. Agencies that participated include Dewey Fire, Copan Fire, Wann Fire, the Washington County Fire Department, Washington County EOC, Oglesby Fire, Ramona Fire, Bartlesville Fire, Ochelata Fire, Caney (Kansas) Fire, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the American Red Cross.
At 8:45 p.m., the structures were still being protected. Chief Schueler said that they were stationing a truck at each structure to protect it from the fire. He stressed that it is important to practice fire safety.
The fire between Copan and Dewey was reported at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Responders were able to head home at approximately 10:51 p.m. on Tuesday.
Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts reported that a fire had been put out just south of Wynona. No structural damage has been reported at this time.
Multiple agencies across the state are fighting different fires. There is also a report of a fire in the Childers area.
Pictured below is more pictures from the scene. Also pictured is a list of responding agencies and the fire trucks that were used.
(Photo courtesy: Austin Davis and Dewey Fire)
Larry Sittle spoke at Monday's Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting with the intention of making dirt roads better across the county. Sittle owns a company called the Road Doctors and they are a company designed to make county roads better to drive on.
His company did a lot of work across Kingfisher County last year and they have elected to use them again for more work this year. Sittle explains what their product is made out of.
Sittle says they will come apply the product for anywhere between $7,000 and $8,500 per truckload.