The Pawhuska School Board will meet Monday afternoon for a regular scheduled meeting at the Administration Building.
David Cash will give a Superintendent’s report and the School Board will look to approve a field trip to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa.
The board will look to approve a license agreement between the school and the Huskie Football Booster Club. They will also vote to approve a service agreement between the school system and Alcohol and Drug Testing INC for the 2019-2020 school year.
There will be discussion to possibly re-open the Junior High building, which would house sixth seventh and eighth grade students. Personnel matters will also be discussed.
The meeting begins at 4 o’ clock in the afternoon at the Administration Building for those interested in attending.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning for a regular scheduled meeting and they will be getting updates from a number of different people in the county.
Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts will give the Commissioners a safety update and let them know how his team has been doing.
A representative from Miller EMS will be on hand to talk about an ambulance call that took place in Avant. It was reported at last weeks County Commissioner meeting that they were slow to respond to this phone call.
Jake Bruno will be on hand representing the planning and zoning board and Kay Kelley will be there to give an E-911 update.
There will also be possible action taken on a number of items regarding the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska.
The Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting starts at 10 o’ clock in the morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska.
This June will mark the 35th annual OKM Music Festival in downtown Bartlesville. The festival begins Saturday, June 8 and runs through the following Saturday, featuring a wide variety of musicians playing anything from jazz, country and classical. OKM Music Board Chairman Mary Lynn Mihm gives a taste of what to expect.
Mihm says she is always looking for volunteers if anyone is interested in helping with the festival.
Mihm also mentioned that there will be plenty of children's programming going on throughout the week.
General admission tickets range in price between 15 and 55 dollars. The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Gothard Sisters and Phil Vassar are just a few of the headline acts that will be at the festival. For more information, go to okmmusic.org.
The Osage Nation “Driving With Dad” Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 18 at the Cedar Crest Golf Course in Skiatook.
It will be a two-person scramble for a father and child ages 8 to 18. Check-in starts at 8 in the morning and there will be a shotgun start at 9. Entry fees are paid for by the program.
Prizes will be given out to first, second and third place finishers. There will also be prizes for those who get closest to the pin, longest putt, straightest drive and longest drive.
The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 17. To sign up, call the Osage Financial Assistance Office at 918-287-5311.
The Phillips 66 Board of Directors say they have seen a 12.5 percent increase on Phillips 66 common stock. This rounds out to a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per share. That dividend is payable on June 3 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 20.
Phillips 66 CEO and Chairman Greg Garland was quoted as saying, “The increase demonstrates our continued dedication to a secure, competitive and growing dividend. We have increased the dividend nine times since our inception in 2012, resulting in a 25 percent compound annual growth rate. Disciplined capital allocation is fundamental to our strategy and we continue to balance investment in growth opportunities that offer strong returns, with shareholder distributions through dividends and share buybacks.”
Based out of Houston, Phillips 66 has more than 14,000 employees and does business all over the world.
The City of Bartlesville is offering free grass and leaf collection for Bartlesville residents through Friday. Limbs will also be picked up, but they must be cut into four-foot lengths and neatly bundled. The weight of each bundle must be less than 50 pounds.
Residents should place these items at the curb on their normal trash collection day. Yard waste stickers aren't required and clear or colored bags can be used. Collection is for private residents only, as no commercial collections will be accepted.
There isn't a limit on how many bags residents can put on the curb, but residents must comply with all rules and regulations. The collection is for yard waste only and for more information you can call 918-338-4130.
Beginning next Thursday, an updated drug policy will take effect for Osage County employees who work for the county. Osage County Emergency Manager Jerry Roberts says this is a result of laws being passed at the Capitol Building in Oklahoma City.
Roberts said it gets confusing because medical marijuana laws aredifferent at the federal level.
Roberts did add that these policies will likely continue to be updated as time goes on.
It will be important to stay weather aware this evening and be in tune with what is going on. Washington County Emergency Manager Kary Cox says his group will be prepared for any severe weather or damaging flooding that may impact the area.
Cox says the latest forecasts are predicting up to an inch and a half of rain in the Bartlesville area. Even with that much rainfall, Cox says the city of Bartlesville shouldn't have much of an issue when it comes to flooding. That could be a different story points to the north, though.
Cox says the National Weather Service is predicting the storm to hit around midnight, but adds the forecast can change at any time so be prepared. To stay up to date with this evening's weather, go to Bartlesvilleradio.com and sign up for our K-1 Text alerts on the right side of the home page.
More than 181,000 registered voters in the state of Oklahoma will receive an official Address Confirmation Notice from the State Election Board over the next two months. These notices are required to be sent out by state law.
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says anybody who gets one of these notices should promptly respond.
Ziriax was quoted as saying, “Voters who do not confirm their address will be designated as inactive and risk removal from the voter rolls after the 2022 General Election, if no voter activity occurs before then.”
Not everyone will receive an Address Confirmation Notice, but a 25-year old law requires the State Election Board to send the Notices out. Reasons include avoiding such things as possible duplicate registration in another county or state.
Voters have 60 days to respond to the Notice or else the voter’s status will be changed to inactive. Inactive voters can still vote, but if no voting activity occurs during the next two General Election cycles, those inactive voters will be removed from the voter rolls following the 2022 General Election.
To learn more about the Address Confirmation Notice Process or to confirm your address online, go to elections.ok.gov. You may also contact your local County Election Board for further questions.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in regards to the death of 51-year old Tracy Thomason.
Thomason was found by family members in the living room of his house on Ranchland Rd. west of Skiatook last Wednesday. Thomason lived alone.
Reports from The News on 6 show it appears as though Thomason died from blunt force trauma to the head. Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden says the official cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.
Authorities believe robbery may have played a role in the homicide, as Virden says Thomason was saving money for medical equipment. As a result, he may have had a large sum of money at his house.
The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to call 918-287-3131. Callers can remain anonymous.