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Pump jacks today often are set on automatic timers since they operate with electricity rather than gas. These machines can start up with no warning. In addition to injuries or death from the machinery, toxic gases, such as hydrogen sulfide present dangers to anyone standing too close to oilfield sites. It is a colorless gas and occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas. It is flammable, produces an odor similar to rotten eggs and is very poisonous. One can be overtaken by the fumes, burned by exposure, and even die.

There are deadly dangers in oilfield sites

Jul 01, 2015 12:05pm

PAWHUSKA — School is out and it is summertime in Osage County. Osage Nation Emergency Management wants to remind children and adults, young and old, that there are dangers in oilfield sites. The...

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Chastity Griggs, Joe Sweeden, Patricia Counts, Mike Tolson and Beverly Tolson portray Velma, Shaggy, Scooby Doo, Fred and Daphne in front of the Mystery Machine during the 2015 Pawhuska High School Senior Breakfast held last Friday. The event was filled with fun and nostalgia with the theme of the breakfast being Scooby Doo. Jack Buzbee/J-C Correspondent

Senior Breakfast with Scooby Doo and the Gang

May 20, 2015 12:06pm

Chastity Griggs, Joe Sweeden, Patricia Counts, Mike Tolson and Beverly Tolson portray Velma, Shaggy, Scooby Doo, Fred and Daphne in front of the Mystery Machine during the 2015 Pawhuska High...

Cameron University to present undergraduate science workshop for Native American students

May 20, 2015 12:06pm

The Cameron University School of Science and Technology in Lawton will provide an eight-week summer science workshop for Native American college undergraduates who are majoring in STEM disciplines...

Bird Creek Farm: Phase one complete and community garden available

May 20, 2015 12:06pm

PAWHUSKA — In August of 2014, when the new administration of Principal Chief Standing Bear and Assistant Chief Red Corn took office, 270 acres was rediscovered during an inventory of Nation-owned...

The Constantine’s “Seven Bride’s for Dracula” cast poses for a picture at the Constantine Theater in Pawhuska. Performances were held on May 16-17. Pictured, from left, are: back row, Garrett Hartness, Newton Cass, Chris Broadwell and Harry Robinson; second row, standing, Andrew Williams, Jennifer Adair, Noah Hoyt, Laurie O’Driscoll, Alma Hull, Vanessa Rouse, Misty Hull, Amber Kyler, Lori Loftis and Emmett Finn; seated, Jewel Santini, Serena Jeffers, Penny, Adair, Tre Harper, Katie Adair and Vin Cass; floor, Leah Strahm, Samuel Shaw, Vada Cass and Aoife O’Driscoll. Jack Buzbee/J-C Correspondent

Dracula at Constantine

May 20, 2015 12:05pm

The Constantine’s “Seven Bride’s for Dracula” cast poses for a picture at the Constantine Theater in Pawhuska. Performances were held on May 16-17. Pictured, from left, are: back row, Garrett...

Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy to hold spring performance

May 20, 2015 12:05pm

Many young people have dreamed of following in the footsteps of famous Osage ballerinas, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, by becoming ballet dancers themselves. The Dance Maker Performing Arts...

Twenty members and one guest, Renee Wyle, attended the May GFWC Heeko meeting which was held in the home of Sherry and Gilson Williams. Front row, from left, are Barbara Strahm, Patria Yount, Berniece Irby, Julia Wilson, Joyce Ward, Marilyn Maher. Back row, from left, are Dottie Allen, Nikki Lorenzo, Arlena Trumbly, Julia Provance, Mary Hull, Barbara McVey, Edna Finley, Geraldine Enyart, Sue Moyer, Jenna Hague, Patty Gambill, Susan Faatz, Renee Weyl and Sherry Williams. Not pictured is Kathryn Swan. Kathryn Swan/J-C Correspondent

GFWC ‘Heekoettes’ support Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Updated: May 13, 2015 4:01pm

The GFWC ‘Heekoettes’ are a bowling team created to participate in GFWC International’s Pinless Bowl A-Thon. All monies raised through the Bowl-A-Thon support Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. “...

Valedictorian Andie Sweeden, second from left, along with Salutatorians Tyler Reece, left, Ashley Youngwolf, third from left, and Dakota Jester, right, stand together during the Pawhuska High School Baccalaureate held on May 10 at the Presbyterian Disciples Church. PHS graduation ceremonies are set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday.

2015 PHS Baccalaureate Service

Updated: May 13, 2015 4:01pm

Valedictorian Andie Sweeden, second from left, along with Salutatorians Tyler Reece, left, Ashley Youngwolf, third from left, and Dakota Jester, right, stand together during the Pawhuska High...

Pictured, from left, are the Star Students for the month of April: front row, Katie Turney, Cassandra Martz , Zayne Cottman, Madison Easley, Cooper Thomas; back row, Morgan Raper, Jaeden Hilyard, Hope Wann, Kinlee Cheves, Alaysia Alberty and Mrs. Moore. Not pictured is Luke Myrick.

April Star Students

Updated: May 13, 2015 4:01pm

Pictured, from left, are the Star Students for the month of April: front row, Katie Turney, Cassandra Martz , Zayne Cottman, Madison Easley, Cooper Thomas; back row, Morgan Raper, Jaeden Hilyard,...

From left are the Indian Camp Elementary Star Students for the month of February: front row — Jarrett Sloan, Corlin Cass, Gentry Hendren and Kayden Cheves; back row — Kamree Hutchison, Jaxon Arnett, Kylea Bills, Chloe Hendren and Mrs. Moore.

February Star Students

Updated: May 13, 2015 4:01pm

From left are the Indian Camp Elementary Star Students for the month of February: front row — Jarrett Sloan, Corlin Cass, Gentry Hendren and Kayden Cheves; back row — Kamree Hutchison, Jaxon...

Gage Summers displays his diploma proudly during the Osage Nation Headstart graduation on May 8 at the Osage County Agriculture Building. Presenting the diploma’s were Cindy Javellas, right, and Osage Nation Assistant Chief Raymond Redcorn. Jack Buzbee/J-C Correspondent

Headstart graduation

Updated: May 13, 2015 4:01pm

Gage Summers displays his diploma proudly during the Osage Nation Headstart graduation on May 8 at the Osage County Agriculture Building. Presenting the diploma’s were Cindy Javellas, right, and...

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