Category: Pawhuska People

Secrets of the Pioneer Woman Building

By: Roseanne McKee As renovations of the Pioneer Woman Deli and shop building progressed, the building began to share its surprising secrets with those working on the project. General contractor, Terry Loftis of J. L. and Associates, LLC, revealed some of these secrets. A….

Osage Ballet to hold July performances in Skiatook and Miami

(L-R) Sean Steigerwald, Arthur Rocha, Sasha Kotelenets and Chad Jones. Photo by: Bill Riley By: Roseanne McKee “Wahzhazhe” an Osage Ballet will again grace the Oklahoma stage. The Osage Ballet will hold six July performances of “Wahzhazhe, an Osage Ballet,” at two Oklahoma venues —…

Osage Ballet holds Art Auction and Fashion Show

(L-R) Madeline Pennington, Emily Pennington and Jenna Smith model designs by Wendy Ponca and Terry Wann inspired by Native American clothing. By: Roseanne McKee The Osage Ballet held an art auction and fashion show on April 25 at the Harwelden Mansion in Tulsa. Native-American…

Grilling Secrets of a Barbecue Judge

Professional barbecue judge, Merl Whitebook, visited the Pawhuska Kiwanis Club recently and shared “barbecue secrets” and “biggest mistakes” he has learned from being a certified barbecue competition judge. Those in barbecue competition know that the secret to better barbecue is adding margarine or butter, Whitebook…

The Cowboy Life of James Willcox

By Roseanne Sutton [Shown in Photo: James with his children. L-R: Back Row: Kim Darrow and James Hagin Willcox; Front Row Jamessa Terrell and James Willcox] One Sunday afternoon recently, James Willcox, wearing a Marfa straw cowboy hat, met me at his daughter Kim…

Ruby Duke speaks in Pawhuska to GFWC – Heeko Club of ranch life in western Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression

Ruby Duke, seated, surrounded by her family. (L-R) Kelly Duke’s son/Ruby’s grandson Kasey Duke, Ruby’s son-in-law Jim Kerwin and daughter Gayle Kerwin, Ruby’s son Kelly Duke and daughter-in-law Kathy Duke. By Roseanne Sutton Ruby Duke, born Aug. 12, 1916 in Shattuck, Oklahoma , was…

General Federation of Women’s Clubs — Heeko Club Celebrates 100 Years!

By ROSEANNE SUTTON The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)  – Heeko Club in Pawhuska celebrated 100 years on Feb. 14. Member and current GFWC Oklahoma President Joyce Ward recently spoke to the local Kiwanis Club about the purposes of this service organization and…