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End of June Quilt Bid to Benefit Local Scouting

Jun 14, 2019

This year’s Friends of Scouting campaign is on the cusp of a close for the local Boy Scout organization. Scout Executive Phillip Wright said they will auction of a quilt at the end of the month to help with donations. 100-percent of the winning bid will go towards the Cherokee Area ... read more »

Crow Appointed as Interim Director of ODOC

Jun 14, 2019

Governor Kevin Stitt has appointed former Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Chief of Operations Scott Crow as interim director of the state’s second-largest agency. Crow has been with the agency since April 1996. He was hired on as a Special Investigator Supervisor then. Bef ... read more »

Commissioners Will Continue Talk on Fairfax Buildings

Jun 14, 2019

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at the courthouse in Pawhuska. They will continue discussion on demolishing two buildings in downtown Fairfax that got damaged by a tornado. These buildings are causing a safety hazard for people who walk by. There will be an up ... read more »

Registration for Special County Election to Wrap Up

Jun 14, 2019

Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said today is the last day to apply for voter registration for the Special County Election. Applying makes you eligible to vote in the July 9th election to renew the County’s quarter cent sales tax rate. House said that persons who ... read more »

Dallas Brass to Close OKM Music Festival at Woolaroc

Jun 14, 2019

The largest and longest-lived music festival will bring life to the Bartlesville community this weekend! Making a return to this year’s 35th Annual OKM Music Festival is Dallas Brass. They first performed in Bartlesville in 1985. Dallas Brass member Michael Levine said he is lo ... read more »

Community Foundation Offers Allied Professional Program

Jun 13, 2019

A mission of the Bartlesville Community Foundation is to help people have a long-term vision. BCF Executive Director Mike Wilt said the process for organizations includes planned giving. The BCF will work with you and your interests in a organization's cause. They do what they can to ... read more »

Formerly Convicted Felon Faces Abuse Charges

Jun 13, 2019

Two counts of domestic abuse – those were the charges that were presented to a Bartlesville man at the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday. According to an affidavit, Harold Thomas Carter Jr. pushed a female victim to the ground before striking her left jaw. An officer observed an ... read more »

Pawhuska Named a Top 15 Town

Jun 13, 2019

The city of Pawhuska has been named one of the 15 best small towns to visit in 2019 according to smithsonianmag.com. Executive Director for the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, Joni Nash, says this is something to be very proud of. Nash said she had heard rumors the magazine was looking at the c ... read more »

Hern: Green New Deal Would Devastate Oklahoma Jobs

Jun 13, 2019

Oklahoma’s energy sector could see job loss as a result of the Green New Deal. U.S. Representative for Oklahoma Kevin Hern brought this to light this week at a House Budget Committee hearing. 1 in 5 jobs is directly or indirectly supported by the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. &q ... read more »

Lankford Sends Letter to U.S. Trade Representative

Jun 13, 2019

Senator James Lankford from Oklahoma and Delaware Senator Chris Coons sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Thursday. Their hope is to urge him to continue to grant tariff exemptions on products that previously received an exclusion until the tariffs are comple ... read more »

Election Security Sought Ahead of 2020 Primary

Jun 13, 2019

Election security ahead of the 2020 Primary Election that takes place in eight months – that is what U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford spoke to the Senate about this week. While no votes were changed in the last elections, Russia still attempted to find election system vulnerabil ... read more »

Claremore Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Jun 12, 2019

A Claremore man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 25-years in prison Wednesday. 58-year-old James Kent Patrick Hill was sentenced for maintaining a drug-involved premises, being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and obstruction of justice by using the threat of physical ... read more »

Quartetto Gelato to Take Over Community Center Thursday

Jun 12, 2019

Another group will perform their hit music at the Bartlesville Community Center Thursday. Quartetto Gelato, a popular and highly unusual classical quartet, has performed at sold out concerts in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The dazzling ensembl ... read more »

Fire Chief Banks Commends Group Effort During Flood

Jun 12, 2019

Water rescues were performed all over Nowata, Osage and Washington counties during a two week period in May when flood waters covered the area. Fire Chief John Banks said the Bartlesville Fire Department was roughly involved in 25 water rescues. Washington County did most of the livestock ... read more »

City Council Tables Item to Let Others Bid

Jun 12, 2019

The Pawhuska City Council met at City Hall Tuesday evening and considered changing municipal property insurance from United Insurance Co. to the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group, otherwise known as OMAG. Randy Stone from OMAG was on hand to talk about the quote his company has provided. Ste ... read more »