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Includes information on Blackwell, Braman, Burbank, Fairfax, Kaw City, Newkirk, Pawhuska, Pawnee, Perry, Ponca City, Shidler, & Tonkawa in Oklahoma and Arkansas City & Winfield in Kansas.

2018 EDITION

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KAW LAKE MAP, AREA SERVICES DIRECTORY AND CAMPING GUIDE


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VOLUME TWENTY TWO | 2018

Kaw Lake Association 700 Morgan Square East P.O.Box 136 Kaw City, OK 74641 tel: 580.269.2213 Internet Information Web Page: www.kawlake.com E-mail: kawlakeassoc@kawcityok.net

Kaw Lake Association Officers and Directors

900 Morgan Square, P.O. Box 30, 580-269-2525 Greetings to all those who visit the Kaw Lake area and a thank you to the businesses that are located within the City of Kaw City. As with all municipalities within Oklahoma, we do not receive any ad valorem taxes (property taxes) and rely strictly on sales tax dollars spent within our city limits and dollars received from operating the utility systems. This revenue goes toward operating expenses of the city. Those who visit the Kaw Lake area and spend their dollars at our local businesses, all are contributing to the well being of our city. Events that are held in Kaw City and are sponsored by our partner, the Kaw Lake Association, include the Ultimate Eagle Watch, the Cherokee Strip Trail Ride, the Miss Kaw Lake pageant and Focus on Fishing. More events will be included in the future. There are some exciting plans on the drawing board for other enhancements to our community so keep watching us grow. If you are a tourist to the Kaw Lake area, a resident or a business in our town, or if you are contemplating a move to our friendly community, we welcome you and hope your stay with us is a memorable experience. Karla Hunsaker Mayor of Kaw City

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH AMERICAN LEGION POST #220 P.O. BOX 114

ASPEN HOLLOWS/ROWE 99 LAKE DRIVE / 16 SITES FIVE STAR RATING www.aspenhollows.com

580-352-2073

KAW CITY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER 136 SPRUCE DRIVE LUNCH 12 – 1 PM TUES/THURS

641 GRANDVIEW VISITORS WELCOME!

580-269-2233

OBSESSIONS TAXIDERMY

“USING OUR OBSESSION TO PRESERVE YOURS”

580-269-2718

OX BOW

13222 E. HWY 11

580-761-9229

580-765-0844

OUTERBANKS RV PARK/CABINS

KAW ONE STOP STORE/GAS

316-641-8372/316-641-8383

580-269-2929

PIONEER COVE MARINA

HUNTING/FISHING LICENSE BAIT – TACKLE – MORE 998 GRANDVIEW

MICK FERGUSON 15 HIDDEN VALLEY RV & BOAT STORAGE

580-430-1742

12200 E HWY 11

101 MARINA DRIVE VISIT US ON FACEBOOK

580-269-2258

SCRAPPIN PAD

112 MAPLE STREET “A PLACE TO ESCAPE EVERYDAY LIFE” www.scrappinpad.com VISIT US ON FACEBOOK

580-716-4752

SHADY ACRES RV PARK & CABIN RENTAL 12900 E. HWY 11

P.O. BOX 211/12 Sites

580-716-0201

SOUTH WIND EXPRESS STORE/GAS 11200 E. HWY 11 PIZZA – HOT FOOD

580-269-1105

TOY RV & BOAT STORAGE MORGAN SQUARE Boat – Jet Ski-ATV

580-269-2352

SANDBUR RV PARK

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

580-269-2534/580-761-5140

580-269-2309

13390 E. HWY 11 22 SITES • www.thesandbur.com

457 HICKORY VISITORS WELCOME!

Interim Executive Director: Jan Heffner Marketing & Sales: Yvonne Pollard President: Ray Weidman President Elect: James Burnett Vice-President: Jim Anderson Secretary: Deonne Gates Treasurer: Terri Buesing

Board Members Jim Anderson Mollie Bivin April Bookout Terri Buesing Mike Bundy James Burnett Kim Courtney Deonne Gates

Natascha Holloway Karla Hunsaker Joey McAllister Wayne Ray Mitchell Rita Sells Ray Weidman Dale Winslow

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Produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Kaw Lake Association. For more information about Oklahoma call or write: Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department P.O. Box 52002 Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2002 800-652-6552 or 405-230-8400 Tourism: www.travelok.com Parks & Resorts:

NATURE’S PLAYGROUND Welcome to the 2018 Kaw Lake Visitor’s Guide. The mission of the Kaw Lake Association is to develop and market the Kaw Lake Area with the goal of economic growth for area communities. Since 1992, the Kaw Lake Association has worked to enhance economic development of the area through the promotion of tourism using Kaw Lake as the focus. The Kaw Lake Association is a non-profit organization and receives a small portion of funds from the State of Oklahoma as a part of the multi-county marketing organizations based upon the amount of private sector money raised. In addition to special events, the Kaw Lake Association markets the Kaw Lake area and communities through travel shows, media advertising, website and social media and public relations. The Visitor’s Guide is provided to area businesses and chambers for distribution to the public at no charge thanks to our advertisers. In cooperation with the City of Kaw City, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Corps of Engineers, the Kaw Lake Educational Foundation, and numerous other partners, information is distributed throughout the region to promote the Kaw Lake area. The KLA is governed by a board of directors with an executive director and marketing/sales consultant. Memberships in the association are available to individuals, businesses, and a new category, Lakesters, is being developed to target those who live in the area or are frequent users of the lake. Volunteer opportunities are available and needed so please contact the KLA office at 580-269-2213 to help us in our efforts in promoting the Kaw Lake area.

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8 Campgrounds Maps 12 Hunting Map 14 Trails Map 24 Kaw Lake

www.touroklahoma.com Kaw Lake, Nature’s Playground is the official publication of the Kaw Lake Association. Projected readership is approximately 80,000. 40,000 copies were printed at a cost of 43¢ each.

©2018 by Kaw Lake Association Kaw Lake, Nature’s Playground

Publisher: Kaw Lake Association Art Director: Bob Ale-Ebrahim Cover Photos: Bob Ale-Ebrahim, Creative Fuel Design Studio Photographers: Bob Ale-Ebrahim, Louise Abercrombie, Shelly Avilez, Kelly Bostian, Rich Cantillon, Lis Coiman, Rhonda Cobb, Mac Crank, Ken Crowder, Karen Dye, Natalie Fraser, Adam Gault, Curtis GraceLogan Grayson, Susan Henning, Fred W. Marvel, Lela McCracken, Miller Photography, Sharon Moreau, OK Dept. of Tourism, Gavin Peters, Dusty Rhoades, Doris Samuels, Jason Schooley, Bob Stephens, Mike Wade and Lori Young.

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4 Why you should visit

Kaw Lake 9 Camping Reservations 11 Fishing Kaw Lake 13 Hunting Kaw Lake 15 Kaw Lake Trails 21 The Ultimate Eagle Watch 31 Kaw Lake Association Annual Events 40 Make a Splash and Save a Life

Facilities and Map

26 Attractions 29 Calendar of Events 32 Services Directory 47 Index of Advertisers

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35 Arkansas City,

Where the Run Began

36 Fairfax, On the

Osage Reservation

37 Kaw City, The Heart

of Kaw Lake

38 Newkirk, Northern

Gateway to Kaw Lake

42 Ponca City,

Most Unexpected

43 Shidler, Oil and

Cowboy Country

44 Tonkawa, Wheatheart

of Oklahoma

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TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO AT THE LAKE

BOATING Kaw Lake has some 16,000 acres of water to enjoy.

FISHING Catch a variety of fish at Kaw Lake, from crappie to catfish.

HUNTING From duck and turkey to deer and rabbit.

CAMPING Over 250 campsites at Kaw Lake, see map on page 24.

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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT

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DO YOU LIKE WATER? Kaw Lake has some 16,000 acres of water. There’s plenty of room for fishing, jet skiing, sailing or just boating. Whether you like a quiet cove at the north end of the lake for a relaxing day of fishing or want to head for the open water near the dam to ski…there’s plenty of room for everyone. Do you enjoy relaxing in the out-ofdoors? Over 250 campsites provide plenty of space at campgrounds surrounding the lake. If you’re looking for a campground that’s quiet and secluded you might want to look to the north end at Bear Creek or Washunga Bay. Looking for a family-friendly area? How about Sarge Creek Cove just off Hwy. 11 near Kaw City? You can find sites near the water, a boat ramp, and a playground for the children. It’s also close to the Pioneer Beach for playing in the sand with the family. Do you enjoy horseback riding, hiking or ATV riding? Riding trails along with special campsites where you can camp with your horse are found at Sarge Creek. Hiking trails start at the south end near Osage Cove Campground. You can hike up to 12 miles towards Burbank Landing at this southeast end of Kaw Lake. ATV trails are located north of Hwy. 11 across from the Sarge Creek campground. Enjoy the thrill of dirt flying as you ride through the 80 acres of trails off-road.

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Do you enjoy museums, shopping and historic attractions? The north-central Oklahoma and south-central Kansas area are rich in heritage attractions. From the history of the Cherokee Strip at the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum in Arkansas City, the story of the oil industry at the Conoco Museum in Ponca City to the Kaw City Museum depicting the construction of the dam and relocation of Kaw City. Other historic attractions in Winfield, Braman and Shidler include tributes to those serving in war, labryinths in Tonkawa and Ponca City, and unique stained glass windows in Pawhuska. Various shopping opportunities can be found in many of our communities. From hunting and fishing equipment to western wear, unusual gift shops to wineries, Native American crafts to antiques, you’ll find numerous specialty shops in addition to the usual clothing and discount stores in our area. So what are you waiting for? It’s a fun, affordable, family-friendly area to visit whether camping or staying in some of the fine local hotels… eating over a campfire or enjoying one of our unique restaurants. We invite you to visit the north-central Oklahoma and south-central Kansas area of Kaw Lake today. For more information contact the Kaw Lake Association 580-269-2213, 877-671-6987 (toll-free) or go to www.kawlake.com or contact us at kawlakeassoc@kawcityok.net. We’ll be looking for you.

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Water Safety and You BOATING * Wear a life jacket. • Check your boat for all required safety equipment. * Watch for other watercraft and keep a safe distance. * Check the weather forecast. * Boat sober! * Be courteous and respectful of others- fishermen, swimmers, other boaters, etc. * Let others operate your craft only after careful instructions on safety and operation.

Kids’ Water Safety Rules * Always wear a life jacket when in or near the water. * Ask your parents to wear a life jacket, too. * Never swim alone. * Never depend on inflatable toys, rafts or inner tubes to keep you floating. * Save someone from drowning without risking your life- use sticks, paddles or other things to reach the person or throw them anything that floats like balls, milk jugs, ice chests or inner tubes.

Kids wearing life jackets... a safe choice around water. http://watersafety.usace.army.mil/

National Recreation Reservation Service

Toll-Free: 877-444-6777 TDD: 877-833-6777 INTL: 518-885-3639

Internet: Recreation.gov

Advance Reservations:

Individual Family Sites up to 240 days in advance of arrival; Group Sites up to 360 days in advance of arrival.

For More Information, Call the Office at:

580-762-5611

Email: ceswt-od-nx@usace.army.mil www.swt.usace.army.mil

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Lakeview Campground

Enjoy the outdoors at...

8875 Lake Road • Water & Sewer • 30/50 Amp Electric • Coin-op Laundry • Trash Service • Free Wi-Fi • Family Friendly

lvcampground@cableone.net

Facilities include:

– Air-conditioned lodge with commercial kitchen – Six air-conditioned cabins sleeping up to twelve people each w/bath house – Two cabins sleeping up to nine people each with private bathrooms (available year ‘round) – RV hookups – Ropes course – Canoe and fishing ponds – Lake shore access

580-762-9955 9137 E. Hartford Ave. Ponca City, OK 74604

Boat & RV Storage 8818 Lake Road • Units up to 12' x 12' x 32' • Concrete Floors • Electrical Outlets • Full Partitions • Security Fenced • Monthly/Annual Rates

Sign up for Summer Resident Camp for Boys and Girls! Located on the west shore of Kaw Lake we also offer a place for:

Birthdays Family recreation

Church groups Scout Troops

Company retreats Weddings

For information or reservations go to www.campmcfadden.com

lvstorage@cableone.net

East of Ponca City Near Kaw Dam

580-761-1244 580-765-2219

BOAT–N–TOTE Boat and RV Storage Inside Covered and Open Storage

Convenience Store

Open April thru October Groceries • Bait • Gas

Service Marine

Call Jason at (316) 641-5636 or (580) 352-4013 On Your Dock • In Our Lot • At Your Location

Boat Service and Repairs for Kaw Lake

Boat Repairs Marine Audio Systems Wake Board Towers Boat Trailer Repairs Boat Maintenance Swim Platform Installations Electrical Repairs Gel Coat and Fiberglass Repair

Now Now located located at at 8865 8865 Lake Lake Road Road across across from from Sun Sun n’ n’ Fun Fun

580-352-4013

580-762-5001 OSAGE COVE

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Kaw Lake Campground Maps

CAMPING

Camping Reservation Information

Information for this article taken from www.recreation.gov Q: What is Recreation.gov? A: Recreation.gov is the website for making your camping reservations for Corps campgrounds at Kaw Lake through the National Reservation Service. Q: How do I make a reservation? A: In addition to making an online reservation at www.recreation.gov, customers may contact the reservation service at 1-877-444-6777, or make a reservation at the individual campgrounds staffed with gate attendants. Q: What are the Call Center hours of operation? A: The Call Center hours are 10:00 AM EST to Midnight EST from March 1st through October 31st and 10:00 AM EST to 10:00 PM EST from November 1st through February 28th. Call Centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Q: How do I find the reservations I made on the website?

A: Sign in to the account you used to make your reservation, click Current Reservations, select the reservation you made, and then click “See Details”. Q: Can I change the dates for my reservation? A: Yes. Sign in to your Recreation.gov account and use the “Change Reservation” link on your overnight camping reservation details page, or call the National Reservation Service Q: Why is my reservation not showing on my web account? A: If the reservation was made by a reservation agent via the phone or it was not made under the same user account with which you are accessing the website, it will not show under your reservations. Check your confirmation email for information on the email address (i.e. user name) associated with your reservation.

Q: Why haven’t I received my confirmation letter yet or have received it too late? How can I have this resent? A: A confirmation letter is automatically generated after a reservation has been made on the website to the email address provided in your personal profile. If you didn’t receive the confirmation, check to make sure that your email address is entered correctly in your personal profile. To receive a copy of the confirmation letter, select Current Reservations, select the reservation and click on the ‘Re-send confirmation’ link. Q: My credit card bill showed a reservation billing under the name “Recreation. gov 1-888-448-1474”. Is this from my reservation? A: Yes. Your statement will contain a reservation billing under the name “Recreation. gov 1-888-448-1474,” not the National Recreation Reservation Service or ReserveAmerica. Q: Why can’t I book a campsite online for tomorrow?

A: Facilities have restrictions on the minimum number of days between the date you reserve and the date of your arrival. For Kaw Lake book a minimum of three days in advance. Q: Where can I find the reservation/booking window for my state? A: Select the facility where you will be camping; on the right side of the screen, click “Booking Window”. Q: How far in advance can I make reservations? A:Almost all facilities and activities can be booked beginning six months in advance. For example, to book a campsite for July 4, you may make your reservation beginning January 4. Please check the facility details page for the location you wish to visit and click the booking window button. For Memorial, Fourth of July and Labor Day we recommend making your reservation at least three to six months in advance.

Q: What are my methods of payment? A: See chart below.

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Make yourself at home: • 62 guestrooms • Refrigerators • Flat-screens televisions • Wireless internet Family-friendly and close to Ponca Plaza, Marland Mansion and Wentz Memorial Golf Course.

KAW LAKE ACTIVITIES

Fishing Kaw Lake An activity for all ages

3405 N. 14th St. • Ponca City, OK 74601 • 855-213-0582

FISHING TIPS: 1.) Wear comfortable, appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen and hats.

Visit the Adventure Awaits You®

2.) Take a first-aid kit including insect repellent. 3.) Take simple bait that is easy to get and use.

HISTORY  CULTURE  WILDLIFE

4.) Include picnic food, snacks and drinks to stay hydrated. 5.) Make the trip short if possible so that everyone doesn’t get exhausted before having fun. 6.) Remember life jackets whether you are fishing from a boat or the bank.

Destination Pawnee! Shopping | Restaurants | Antiques | Museums | Casinos Check out our annual events at CityofPawnee.com

Pawnee Golf Course — 1939 Bath House Pawnee Lake & Camping — Pawnee Bill Ranch Pawnee Nation Reserve & Culture Center Historical Museum (Large Dick Tracy Display) Dick Tracy Mural — Pawnee Court House Square There is always something going on in Pawnee!

City of Pawnee Chamber of Commerce 918.762.2108 • pawneeok@att.net

Fishing Information

The Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile Shop & Deli • Woolaroc Tallgrass Prairie Preserve • Wineries • Gilcrease Museum • Casinos Scenic Byways • Native American Art Galleries • State Parks Big Heart Day • Tallgrass Musical Festival • Kawfest Celebration Pioneer Day • Ben Johnson Steer Roping • Shidler Car Show Cavalcade Rodeo • Kiheka Steh Pow Wow • Indian Taco Championship

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89.7 The House FM 88.7 My Praise FM PO Box 14 Ponca City, OK 74602

(800) 324-8488

Non-Resident Fishing Licenses: Catfish 1-day – $15.00 6-day – $35.00 Annual – $55.00 Resident Fishing Licenses: Crappie 2-day – $15.00 Annual – $25.00 5-year – $88.00 Youth (16-17) $5.00 Lifetime (65 and over) - $15.00

The fishing and hunting around Kaw Lake are great! For more info contact:

Blue Crappie

Zebra Mussel

Blue Catfish

When did you first become interested in fishing? Chances are it was as a kid perhaps out with a parent or grandparent. Remember those visits where you rose early to get to the lake for the best fishing spot? Armed with a bucket of minnows and your own rod, you felt like Tom Sawyer. That tug on the fishing line was enough to get you excited about fishing, even if it was the big one that got away. Fishing is an activity for all ages. Anglers know that fishing in Oklahoma is some of the best and Kaw Lake is well-known for Blue Cat and Crappie. Guide your boat through the shallow waters at the north end of the lake around Beaver Creek or fish the open waters at the south end near Osage Cove…or anywhere in between. Fishing for paddle fish below the dam is popular. Several docks and coves are ideal for bank fishing. Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate in the Kaw Lake Association’s Kids Focus on Fishing, held the Saturday before Mother’s Day each year. Experts share information about types of fish in Oklahoma lakes, how to cast, types of bait, etc. Then the children join their team to fish in the Pioneer Cove area. For information contact the Kaw Lake Association, 580-269-2213. Check out the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife website (www.wildlife.com) for all the Oklahoma fishing rules and regulations or pick up a copy of the Oklahoma Fishing Guide at a nearby bait shop. Grab your rod and reel, and get hooked on fishing at Kaw Lake!

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation www.wildlifedepartment.com

405-521-3721 Licenses are available from sporting goods stores to bait shops, from convenience stores to large discount centers. Non-residents also can order licenses from the Oklahoma Wildlife Department by calling 405-521-3852, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm (Visa or MasterCard only). They also can be purchased online by going to www.wildlifedepartment.com where you can apply and print your license for an additional $3 convenience fee.

Order your Licenses online at www.wildlifedepartment.com • 405-521-3721

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Kaw Lake Public Hunting Area

KAW LAKE ACTIVITIES

Hunting

at Kaw Lake Okie Wild!

Excerpts from “Kaw Wildlife Management Area” Outdoor Oklahoma Jan/Feb 2006 by Micah Holmes

Kaw Lake and the Kaw Wildlife Management Area are a hunter’s paradise. For many hunters Kaw is synonymous with ducks, and plenty of them. Often in the fall tens of thousands of ducks make their first stop in Oklahoma on Kaw Lake. Widgeon, pintails and mallards arriving mid to late October often staying until early spring. Hunters are known to come from 32 states including as far away as South Carolina. At the end of each summer Japanese millet is planted at the upper end of the lake. Working with the Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma Wildlife Department biologists contract with pilots to aerially seed Japanese millet along Kaw Lake’s expansive mud flats at the north end of the lake. Providing nutrition for wintering ducks. Successful seedings require a timely rain or two and the weather can make a difference between a successful seeding and one that shrivels up or is washed out and a successful duck hunting season or not, according to wildlife biologist Joey McAllister. What are the keys to hunting at Kaw when the hunting heat is on? “Scouting provides that good quality hunt even on public hunting areas that get a lot of pressure.” Said Alan Stacey,

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retired wetland biologist. If family demands, your work schedule, or your vacation time will allow it this winter, try hunting during the week to avoid weekend crowds. And keep a close eye on the weather. The 16,000-acre Kaw WMA is best known for ducks and deer, but coveys of quail and other wildlife are also plentiful. In fact, there’s a little something for every hunter. Covering the upper reaches of Kaw Lake in eastern Kay County in northcentral Oklahoma, the Kaw WMA is a mixture of upland and bottomland forest, tall-grass prairie and cropland. According to the Tulsa District of the Corps of Engineers website at Kaw Lake hunters take to the field in pursuit of white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, dove, squirrel, rabbit, turkey and

pheasant. Public hunting land around Kaw Lake traditionally produces one of the highest harvest rates of white-tailed deer anywhere in the State of Oklahoma. Deer hunters harvest about 250 deer each year at Kaw with antlerless deer comprising about 40 per cent. The Kaw Lake Public Hunting Area is restricted to deer and waterfowl hunting only during deer gun season. The Eagle View Hiking Trail is closed during the deer primitive arms and rifle season. For information on Oklahoma Hunting Rules and Regulations and licenses pick up a copy of Oklahoma Hunting, the official regular guide produced by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. You can also access this information at www.wildlifedepartment.com.

Interested in the outdoors in Oklahoma? Hunting? Fishing? Then tune in each Sunday morning at 9:30 am to KAUT (Channel 43) in the Oklahoma City area or Saturday evenings at 11:00 PM on KWHB (Channel 47) in the Tulsa area to OkieWild TV, hosted by Bo Newsom. OkieWild TV is produced by Bo and Twolla Newsom. They are owners of Bo Newsom Productions, Inc. OkieWild is Oklahoma’s #1 rated outdoor TV Show, and focuses on people and the stories they have to tell about the great outdoors. OkieWild features stories about hunting and fishing throughout Oklahoma and is sponsored by the Kaw Lake Association. Programs on crappie fishing at Kaw Lake have aired and they are working on stories about duck hunting and how the millet seeding program creates a waterfowl haven at Kaw Lake. OkieWild TV will also feature bird watching and the annual Ultimate Eagle Watch at Kaw Lake. Bo has made a career in outdoor television for over 25 years with over 500 fully produced national and local outdoor television programs to his credit. He has won 12 Telly Awards and 4 Golden Moose Awards. Twolla is also an award winning producer with 15 years in the business and serves as production manager and set director for all their shows. The Kaw Lake Association encourages you to contact OkieWild or our organization and let us know about your adventure in the outdoors in the Kaw Lake area. Who knows, maybe you’ll be in the next OkieWild!

THE KAW LAKE AREA HAS HUNTING SEASONS FOR THE FOLLOWING: Crow Deer Dove Duck Pheasant Quail Rabbit Squirrel Wild Turkey

"Using our Obsession to preserve yours."

580-269-2718

Hunting for most of the above, requires a license. For specific information and dates, Oklahoma Hunting Regulations are available where licenses are sold or can be obtained by writing the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 1801 North Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4998

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Five Fingers Trails Map

KAW LAKE ACTIVITIES

Kaw Lake Trails by Kathy Tippin

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hether you prefer traversing trails on two feet, two wheels, four wheels or four hooves… you’ll find trails for hiking, biking, four-wheeling or horseback riding at Kaw Lake twelve months out of the year. The Eagle View and Five Fingers trails are designated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The ORV trail north of the Sarge Creek campground is strictly for off-road vehicles. Located on the southeast shore of Kaw Lake near the Osage Cove campground, the Eagle View Trail is predominately used for mountain biking and hiking with some horseback riding. It has some rocky sections with short, but difficult climbs and descents. It enables you to observe up close the native grassland of the Tallgrass Prairie where it meets the oak and hickory forest of the Crosstimbers

eco-system. If you’re hiking the entire 12-miles wear good hiking boots or shoes and take plenty of drinking water. It allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle and connect with nature. The trailhead for Eagle View Trail is located near the Osage Cove campground and has limited parking. After the first mile the trail basically follows the Kaw Lake shoreline with rocky outcroppings near the shore. The trailhead is located at Osage Cove Rd. and Osage Park Rd. (GPS N 36 42.849 W 96 53.719) The Five Fingers Trail extends from Sarge Creek to Burbank Landing. What began as a 12-mile long trail has now been expanded with many loops off the main trail with up to 40 miles of trails. For equestrian use, the Sarge Creek campground Loop A, sites 1-8 are designated for camping with horses and

have special pens for your use. These sites are $18 a night with no additional charge for use of the pens. These trails can also be used by mountain ºbikers and hikers. Users should be aware that both trails are closed during Oklahoma’s deer rifle and primitive firearms seasons. The ORV Trail, north side of Hwy 11 on the east side of Kaw Lake across from the Sarge Creek campground, is open daily to ATV’s and dirt bikes (except during and a month before the Youth Deer Hunt). The approximately ten miles of trails range from narrow and rocky woods to sandy beaches. According to RiderPlanet USA, about half of the area is surrounded by Kaw Lake and you can ride on the shoreline. It’s best

suited for small ATV’s and dirt bikes. The ORV trail is open for day use only. There is no charge for use of any of the Kaw Lake trails. Hit the Kaw Lake trails and enjoy the diverse outdoor terrain and outdoor wonders. Whether you’re an expert hiker, biker or horseback rider or just enjoy recreational trails, Kaw Lake offers outdoor recreation areas for every skill level. Lace up your hiking boots, air up your tires or load up your horse. Then grab a water bottle and point your compass in any direction for Kaw Lake trail adventures.

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Reaching the Kaw Lake area from southern Kansas to northern Oklahoma with news, weather, sports, today’s country and classic hits.

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Four stations serving the eastern Kaw Lake area and NE Oklahoma: KWON 1400 AM & 93.3 FM - KYFM 100.1 - KRIG 104.9 - KPGM 1500 AM - 99.1 FM - 100.1HD2

The Sunrise Reporter and www.bartlesvilleradio.com • The area’s best source for news,weather, sports

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s the chilly veil of winter spreads across the plains, hundreds of bald eagles make their way to Oklahoma. The winter months are the perfect time to head out on a crisp, clear day in search of the approximately 800-2,000 magnificent eagles that call the Sooner State home during the season’s peak. Migrating south to Oklahoma from Canada and the northern states in search of warmth, these noble birds join nearly 80 pairs of bald eagles that are year-round residents of Oklahoma, creating a birder’s paradise filled with boundless eagle-viewing opportunities. The bald eagle’s trek into Oklahoma begins in November and early December, and peaks in January and February, when numerous bald eagle watching events pop up around the state to take advantage of the increased

numbers. Primarily a fisheater, the bald eagle prefers to settle near Oklahoma’s lakes and rivers for easy access to food. Groups of eagles will rest together, or “roost,” in trees along the shores, with the same roost trees being used each year. With seven foot wingspans and bright white crowns, the grand size and distinguished appearance of these birds make them easy to spot and watch. As birders have long known, watching a bald eagle in its daily routine is awe-inspiring. The best time to observe eagles is around sunrise or sunset. Wear warm, neutralcolored clothing and appropriate outerwear. Winters in Oklahoma can be cold and windy, so bring along a warm coat, gloves, hat and scarf. Bring binoculars, a camera (preferably with a zoom lens), and a field guide to help you identify eagles

and other bird species you may find along the way. Kaw Lake in northern Oklahoma is home to one of the state’s largest populations of bald eagles. Featuring both wintering and nesting eagles, Kaw Lake was the site of a reintroduction effort between 1984 and 1992 that saw 275 American Bald Eagles released back into the wild around the lake. January is considered the best month to view Kaw Lake’s stunning eagle population with the Kaw Lake Associations’s annual Ultimate Eagle Watch held in Kaw City. This event features guided eagle viewing tours, as well as programs detailing the bald eagle’s significance in American Indian culture, presentations by avian researchers and the viewing of live, captive bald eagles in close proximity. Details and updates can be found on www.kawlake.com

or by contacting the Kaw Lake Association at 580269-2213. In recent years, eagles have been spotted near the Highway 11 bridge just east of Kaw City and off Highway 11 headed to Washunga Bay. Don’t forget to enjoy a hike or horseback ride along Kaw Lake’s 12-mile long Eagle Viewing Hiking Trail, which runs between Osage Cove and Burbank Landing on the lake’s eastern shore. Sponsors of the Ultimate Eagle Watch make this event possible. For sponsorship opportunities contact the Kaw Lake Association at 580-269-2213 or at kawlakeassoc@kawcityok.net. Planning begins the fourth quarter of each year so call early to get on board to be part of the one of the best eagle viewing programs in Northern Oklahoma.

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kaw lakeareaattractions ARKANSAS CITY

Arkansas City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 106 S. Summit, P.O. Box 795 Arkansas City, KS 67005 620-442-0230. Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm. Free walking tour brochures, www.arkcitychamber.org

College; Train Engineer, Wilson Park, 700 N. Summit; Native American, Summit and Kansas Ave. Spring Hill Golf Course 3202 N. Summit, 620-441-4330 www.springhillgolf.net

Veterans Memorial Lake 1400 South Sixth Street, 620-441-4400

Burford Center for the Arts 112 S. Summit, P.O. Box 147 620-442-5895, Tue-Fri, 1-5 pm www.arkcity.org

Wilson Park 701 N Summit Street, 620-441-4470

Camp Horizon Center PO Box 715, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm www.horizoncenter.org

Blackwell Chamber of Commerce 120 S. Main, Blackwell, OK 74631 580-363-4195. Mon-Fri, 9 am - noon, 1 - 5 pm, www.blackwellchamber.org

Chaplin Nature Center NW of City on Hwy. 166 27814 27th Dr., 620-442-4133 Open daily, tours available. Free admission. www.wichitaaudubon.org

BLACKWELL

Antique Shopping District Downtown Main Street

Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum 31639 U.S. 77, 620-442-6750 Wed-Sat, 10 am-5 pm. Sun. 1pm-4pm. Small admission fee., www.arkcity.org

Blackwell Fairgrounds 800 S. Main. Overnight camping available. 580-363-4195. After 5 pm and weekends call Blackwell Police Dept, 580-363-5490 Overnight camping available.

Cowley College 125 S. Second, P.O. Box 1147 620-442-0430, 800-593-2222 Beautiful campus with public art. Brown Center for Performing Arts, Earl Wright Gallery, www.cowley.edu

Blackwell Municipal Golf Course 333 Country Club Lane 580-363-1228. Winter, Tue-Fri, 10 am-2 pm, Sat. 9 am til dark; Summer, daily 8 am til dark. Pro shop. Small green fee.

Gary Gackstatter Mural 200 block on W. 5th Ave. Visible at all times.

Memorial Park Swimming Pool Memorial Park, 1400 S. Main 580-363-7272, Small admission fee.

Henry’s Candies 21172 K-15, Dexter, KS 620-876-5423. Mon-Sat, 8 am-5pm and Sun 1-5 pm; Demonstrations Sundays at 1:30. Gift shop. Free admission.

Top of Oklahoma Museum 303 S. Main, 580-363-0209 Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm. Gift Shop. Free admission.

Hike-Bike Trail Paris Park Pool to 5th and Lincoln 620-441-4400 Knebler Pond Located off Kansas Avenue, East of US 77 Bypass, 620-441-4400 La Hacienda Buffalo Ranch 1821 N. 15th St., 620-442-3367 Paris Park Pool 501 W. 5th Ave, 620-441-4417 Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day Mon-Sat 1-7 pm; Sun, 2-7 pm. Small admission fee. www.arkcity.org Poplar Walking Trail East Poplar off U.S. 77 Bypass 620-441-4400 Public Sculpture including: Point of Light, Cowley College; Flag and Eagle, Country Mart Parking Lot; Musicians, Brown Center, Cowley

BRAMAN Braman Town Complex 302 Broadway, P.O. Box 48 Braman, OK 74632, 580-385-2169 Mon-Fri, 9 am-12 pm, 1-3 pm. Braman Area Historical Society Museum 401 Broadway. Open on special occasions or come to town complex for information. Free admission. Braman Swimming Pool Corner of Clyde and Main 580-385-2150 Heroes Tribute Across from Town Complex. Honors all Braman area service men and women since 9/11/01. Visible at all times. Kaw SouthWind Casino I-35 exit 231, 580-385-2440 Open 24/7, Southwindcasino.com

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Town Clock Custom-built stained glass, Upper story above Museum door, 401 Broadway, Tribute to Jerry and Marilyn Johnston. FAIRFAX Centennial Bronze by John Free and Veterans Memorial Intersection of Main and Elm Streets. Visible at all times. Fairfax Area Historical Genealogy Society Main Street across from Security State Bank, 918-642-3834. Call for appointment. Free admission. Fairfax Town Murals Main Street. Visible at all times. Kah-wah-z Golf Course 1398 Kah-Wah-Z Rd. C.R. 5701 east off Hwy. 18, 1-1/2 mi. east of football stadium, Turn L at entry gate onto Kah-Wah-Z Rd., 918-642-5351. Open daily, daylight to dark. Pro shop. Small green fee. Spur Collection Security State Bank, 308 N. Main 918-642-3221, Mon-Fri, 9 am-3 pm. Free admission. KAW CITY Kaw City Hall 900 Morgan Square E. Kaw City, OK 74641 580-269-2525 Consultant of the South Wind Statue North side of Hwy 11 by Kaw Tribal headquarters. Visible at all times Deer Jumping Fence Sculpture on south side of Hwy 11 near City Hall. Visible at all times. Kanza Museum 698 Grandview Dr., P.O. Box 50 580-269-2552, 866-404-5297 Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm or by appointment. Free admission. Kaw City Museum and Tree House Sculpture 910 Washunga Dr. 580-269-2333, May-Sept., Sat-Sun, 2-5 pm or by appointment. NEWKIRK Newkirk Chamber of Commerce 110 A. W. 7th, Newkirk, OK 74647 580-362-2155, Tues-Fri, 9 am-2 pm, www.newkirkchamber.com

Newkirk Main Street 116 N. Main, Newkirk, OK 74647 580-362-2377. Mon-Fri, 9 am-Noon; 1-5 pm. Free walking tour brochures. www.newkirkmainstreet.com

First Council Casino and Hotel 12875 N. Hwy. 77, 877-725-2670, Open 24/7, www.sevenclans.com Kay County Courthouse, Land of Hope Statue and Kay County War Memorial 201 S. Main. Visible at all times. Native Lights Casino 12375 N. Hwy 77, 877-468-3100 Open Sun-Wed 10am-Mid., Thurs-Sat 10am-3pm www.nativelightscasino.com Newkirk Aquatic Facility 810 W. 10th, 580-362-3636 Summer only. Small admission fee. Newkirk Country Club Lake and Golf Course 3701 E. Dry Rd., southeast of city, 580-362-2240, Sand green course. Open daily daylight to dark. Newkirk Community Museum 101 S. Maple, 580-362-2377 Sun, 2-4 pm or by appointment. Free admission.

PAWNEE Pawnee Chamber of Commerce 613 Harrison, Pawnee, OK 74058 918-762-2108, www.cityofpawnee.com Dick Tracy Mural 6th and Harrison. Visible at all times. Pawnee Bathhouse Water Park North of town by Pawnee Lake 918-762-2658. Renovated 1939 WPA stone structure, water activities. Small admission charge. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, 12:30-5:30 pm. Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum and Mansion 1141 Pawnee Bill Rd., 1/2 mile west on US 64, 918-762-2513. April-Oct., Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun-Mon, 1-4 pm. Nov.-March, Wed-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun 1-4 pm. Closed Mon-Tue., Gift shop. Small admission fee. www.okhistory.org/sites/pawneebill.php

Newkirk Heritage Center 116 N. Main, 580-362-2377 Open Mon-Fri, 9 am-noon; 1-5 pm, Free admission.

Pawnee County Historical Society Museum & Dick Tracy Headquarters 513 6th, 918-762-4681. Tues-Fri, 10 am-4pm. Closed on Sundays. No admission fee. www.pawneechs.org.

SouthWind Casino 5640 L.A. Cann Dr., 580-362-2578, 866-kawbingo, Sun-Thur 10am11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-2am, www.Southwindcasino.com

Pawnee Lake 1 mile north on Hwy. 18 918-762-2658. Fishing, trails, historic buildings and camping. Small boat fee.

Stagecoach Events Center 400 W. South St., 580-716-2214 Events as scheduled.

Pawnee Municipal Golf Course 2.5 miles north on Hwy. 18 918-762-2145. Open year-round.

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Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce 210 W. Main, Pawhuska, OK 74056 918-287-1208. Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. www.pawhuskachamber.com

Perry Chamber of Commerce 327 N. 7th, Perry, OK 73077 580-336-4684 www.perryokchamber.com

Cathedral of the Osage Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 1314 Lynn Ave., 918-287-1208 Open by appointment only.

Perry Main Street 325 N. 7th, Perry OK 73077 580-336-1212 www.perrymainst.com

Constantine Center 110 W. Main, 918-287-1992 www.constantinecenter.com

CCC Lake and Park SE of City on Hwy 86, 580-336-4684. Fishing, picnic area.

Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, 15316 County Rd of Pawhuska, 918-287-4803, www.nature.org, Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Free admission.

Cherokee Strip Museum & Rose Hill School 2617 Fir, 580-336-2405, Tue-Fri, 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm. History of the Cherokee Outlet and one-room schoolhouse, www.cherokee-strip-museum.org

Osage County Historical Museum 700 N. Lynn, 918-287-9119 Tue-Sat, 10 am-4 pm. Gift and book shop. Free admission. Osage Tribal Museum 819 Grandview, 918-287-5441 Tue-Sat, 8:30 am-5 pm. www.osagenation-nan.gov, Free admission.

Heritage Center & Ditch Witch Museum 222 N. 6th St., 580-572-2690, Free tours by appointment. Showcases history of Ditch Witch equipment from invention to present.

Ropes & Dreams Statue E. of Noble County Courthouse, Tribute to the pioneers of the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run. Visible at all times.

Conoco Museum 501 W. South Ave. 580-765-TOUR (8687), Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Free admission, www.conocomuseum.com

Historic Walking Tour Downtown square. Free. 580-336-1212, 580-336-4684

Exploration Destination 3401 N. Union St., Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-763-7947 Explorationdestination@gmail.com www.poncacitykids.com

Jim Franklin Sculptor Studio 602 Cedar, 580-336-6572 Tours by appointment. Kemnitz Sinclair Service Station 524 Cedar, 580-336-2557 Longest continuous operating service station in Oklahoma.

L.A. Cann Memorial Gardens 14th and Grand Ave, 580-767-0430. Daily from dawn to dusk. Lake Ponca East of Ponca City on L. A. Cann Dr.

Marland Conoco Station #2 US 64/US 77, Visible at all times Second Marland Oil Co. station built in Oklahoma.

Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course 2928 L.A. Cann Dr., 580-767-0433 Sun-Sat, 8 am-dusk www.wentzgolf.com

Perry Lake I-35 exit, 185 W to CR-80 (Lake Rd) then 2 mi S, 580-572-9298 Fishing, swimming, boating, watersports, camp/RV hookups, picnic area.

E.W. Marland Estate 901 Monument Rd. 580-767-0420, 800-422-8340 Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun, 1-5 pm. Guided tours, gift shop. Small admission fee. www.marlandmansion.com

Perry Golf and Country Club 2001 N. 9th St., 580-336-2326 Open year-round, Nine hole course with driving range, putting and chipping greens. Perry Wrestling Monument Park 613 Delaware St., 405-315-3501 Visible at all times. www.pwmpark.org PONCA CITY Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce 420 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-765-4400, Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm; Sat, 10 am-2 pm. www.poncacitychamber.com

Veteran’ Memorial Plaza 4th and Grand, Daily from dawn to dusk SHIDLER

101 Ranch Site 2.5 Mi. w. of US 60, www.101ranchota.com

1920’s Jail Cosden and Broadway, Visible at all times.

Osage Hotel and Casino 644464 Hwy 60, 877-765-2973 www.osagecasinos.com

Heritage Mural Cosden & Broadway Visible at all times.

Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue 701 Monument Rd., 580-765-6108 Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm. Small admission fee.

Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve West Entrance, north and east of Shidler, 918-287-4803, Daily dawn to dusk, Free admission.

Ponca City Main Street 516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-763-8082 www.poncacitymainstreet.com

Ponca City Library Gordon Matzene Art Collection 5th St. and Grand Ave., 580-767-0345, Mon-Thu, 9 am-9 pm; Fri, 9 am-6 pm; Sat, 9 am-5 pm; Labor Day to Memorial Day Open Sun, 2-5 pm, Guided tours available by advance reservation. Self-guided tour brochures available. Free admission.

City of Ponca City Centennial Plaza and Monuments 5th and Grand Ave., 580-767-0301 Daily from dawn to dusk.

Standing Bear Native American Memorial Park and Museum Intersection of Hwy. 60 and Standing Bear Parkway, 580-762-1514 Museum: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.; Sat, 10 am - 2 pm; Park: Daily from 6 am - 11pm. Gift shop, statue, tribal viewing courts and labyrinth, walking and active use trails. www.standingbearpark.com

Marland’s Grand Home 1000 E. Grand, 580-767-0427 Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm. Small admission fee. www.marlandgrandhome.com

Ponca City Art Center 819 E. Central, 580-765-9746 Tues-Sat, 1-5 pm and selected Saturdays, Gift shop. Free admission. www.poncacityartcenter.org

Camp McFadden 9137 E. Hartford, 580-762-9955 www.campmcfadden.com

Poncan Theatre 104 E. Grand, 580-765-0943 Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm. www.poncantheatre.com Group tours available when scheduled in advance.

Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce City Hall Building, P.O. Box 281 Shidler, OK 74652, 918-793-4171, 918-793-4011, chamber@shidleroklahoma www.shidleroklahoma.com

Ponca City Tourism 420 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601, 866-763-8092, Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm; Sat, 10 am-2 pm. Free area brochures, www.visitponca.com

Bois D’arc Disc Golf Course North of East Lake Ponca on Prentice Rd., 580-304-3748

Ponca Playhouse 301 S. 1st., 580-765-5360 Call for schedules and show times. www.poncaplayhouse.com

Ponca Military Academy Memorial Park, Hartford Ave. and Academy Dr.,580-765-5360, Daily from dawn to dusk. www.poncamilitaryacademy.com

Lake Charlotte South of City on Hwy 18. Fishing permit required. Lakeview Golf Course South of City on Hwy 18. 918-793-2721. Sand greens. Open to public. Donation box. Prairie Rattler Winery 1 mile west of Shidler on Hwy 11, 67 County Road 4681, 918-793-7301, 918-285-0878, 918-285-1103 Open by appointment. The Bivin Garden 1/4 mile west of Shidler on Hwy 11, 918-793-4011 (Continued on pg.28)

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kaw lakeareaattractions Weekends, May-Sept or by appointment. Gift shop. Small admission fee. www.thebivingarden.com

Veteran’s Memorial Cosden & Broadway Veteran’s commemorative bricks from WW1 onwards. Visible at all times. TONKAWA Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce 102 East Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653, 580-628-2220 Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm. www.tonkawachamber.org A.D. Buck History and Welcome Center Corner of East North Ave. and Pine 580-628-6200. (hours vary) Blinn Park Recreational sports, park and splash pad, N. Main St. City of Tonkawa Pool and Skate Park Behind Ray See Park on Oklahoma Ave. First Presbyterian Church 109 S. 4th. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. German Prisoner of War Facility Historical Marker Frontage Road paralleling Hwy 60 north of Tonkawa

of Tonkawa History 220 E. Grand Ave. Thurs-Fri 11 am-1 pm; Closed Jan-March. Other times by appointment. 580-628-2897, 580-628-2465, 580-628-2712, 580-628-3516 Northern Oklahoma College 1220 E. Grand Ave., 580-628-6200, Visual and performing arts. Botanical Garden/Arboretum Tours. Santa Fe Depot Corner of 6th and Grand Open by appointment and available for rent for special events. 580-628-2712 Three Sands Monument Ray See Park on S. Main Tonkawa Hotel and Casino 16601 W. South Ave. 580-628-2624 www.tonkawacasinos.com

Tonkawa Tribal Museum, Henry Allen Cultural Center and Nez Perce Tribal Monument 1 Rush Buffalo Rd., Fort Oakland, SE of Tonkawa, 580-628-2561, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm WINFIELD

Heart in the Park Heart-shaped labyrinth including a unique timeline of Tonkawa’s history from 1879 to 2007. Centennial Park Downtown on Grand. Open 24/7. Mahoney House 302 N. Main. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Masonic Lodge 112 N. 7th, Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Winfield Convention and Tourism 123 E. 9th, P.O. Box 640, Winfield, KS 67156, 620-221-2421. 877-729-7440, Free city maps, Victorian home tour maps and brochures, plus driving tour map for viewing murals, map of stone arch bridges of Cowley County. visitwinfield.com Cowley County Historical Society Museum, 1011 Mansfield, 620-221-4811, Tue-Sun, 1-4 pm or by appointment. No admission fee. www.cchsm.com Gallery at Baden Square 700 Gary, 620-221-2161 Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. No admission fee. Donations accepted. winfieldarts.org Island Park, North Main Street Park and Timber Creek Nature Trail open until dark year-round, 620-221-5525, www.winfieldks.org Kansas Veteran’s Home NE of Winfield, 1220 World War II Memorial Dr., Winfield, KS 67156 620-221-9479. Historical exhibits covering all US Wars. Tours available on request. Quail Ridge Golf Course South Entrance to City, Hwy 77,

3805 Quail Ridge Dr. 620-221-5645, 800-676-3880 Open year-round. Green fee. www.golfquailridgeonline.com Quail Valley Farms 9315 194th Dr., 620-221-4744 Venue for weddings, reunions and events. Pumpkin patch in Sept. and Oct. www.goquailvalley.com Viet Nam War Memorial War Memorial Park, east of downtown. 4019 9th Ave. Visible at all times, www.Visitwinfield.com Wheat State Wine Co. 23622 Springhill Farm Dr. 620-262-5697, Open Fri,Sat,&Sun 12pm-6pm or by appointment www.wheatstatewineco.com

Annual Events

Saddle up for an amazing and fun experience on our Cherokee Strip Trail ride. This September event is organized by the Kaw Lake Association in commemoration of the opening of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Strip Outlet in 1893. The 2018 ride will begin Saturday morning, September 19, at the Sarge Creek Cove Campground, east of Kaw City on Kaw Lake. Riders are divided into gaited and quarter horse groups for a guided ride out to the Big Ravine along the shores of Kaw Lake. Following the ride, enjoy a hearty BBQ meal and share your stories. Camp out at Sarge Creek for the weekend , or just bring your hoses and come for the day ride.

Together we can

KAWFEST Stay tuned and check our website at www.kawlake.com for the newest updates on Kawfest normally held in June. Be prepared in 2018 to see a somewhat different and enhanced party on the lake. Plans are ongoing so keep in touch. For up to date information, call 580-2692213, email kawlakeassoc@kawictyok.net or visit our website at www.kawlake.com.

Winfield Aquatic Park 300 Main St., 620-221-5639 Summer only.Admission fee. Winfield City Lake 103 South City Lake Rd., 620-221-5635.

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THE MISSION OF THE KAW LAKE ASSOCIATION IS TO DEVELOP AND MARKET THE KAW LAKE AREA WITH THE GOAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR AREA COMMUNITES Special events such as the Eagle Watch, Trail Ride, Miss Kaw Lake Pageant, and KawFest are sponsored by the KLA to help raise funds to meet our mission and provides an opportunity for you to become involved with a group of dedicated people and have fun, too. PERSONAL or INDIVIDUAL........................................ $20 ANNUALLY

KIDS FOCUS ON FISHING Fishing and water safety learned as a child can have lifelong benefits. Kids Focus on Fishing is an educational program offered by Kaw Lake Association and the Kaw Lake Educational Foundation. It is designed to mix fun with learning about water safety and fishing. Educational programs are provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife, and other partners. Teams are paired with an adult team leader and each fish caught is recorded, regardless of size. This is a catch and release event usually held on Mother’s Day Weekend.

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MISS KAW LAKE PAGEANT In June, the Kaw Lake Association holds the Miss Kaw Lake Pageant in Kaw City. The pageant includes contestants ranging from babies to 18 years of age with winners in each category to represent Kaw Lake in parades and special events throughout the year. We have had many wonderful queens in each division over the years and are proud to have them represent Kaw Lake and the Kaw Lake Association.

Cell Phone Fax e-mail Mail your check payable to the:

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ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS Marland’s Grand Home 1000 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-767-0427 www.marlandgrandhome.com Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum 1141 Pawnee Bill Rd., Pawnee, OK 74058, 918-762-2513 www.okhistory.org/sites/pawneebill.php Pioneer Woman Museum 701 Monument, Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-765-6108 www.pioneerwomanmuseum.com Poncan Theatre 104 E. Grand Ave., Ponca City 74601 580-765-0943, www.poncantheatre.org Sun ‘n Fun 8900 E. Lake Road Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-763-7931 The Bivin Garden P.O. Box 154, Shidler, OK 74652 918-793-4011, www.thebivingarden.com The Marland Estate 901 Monument Rd. Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-767-0420 www.marlandmansion.com Wentz Golf Course 2928 L.A. Cann Dr., Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-767-0433, www.wentzgolf.com BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Equity Bank 7th and Main, Newkirk, OK 74647 580-362-2511 222 E. Grand, 14th and Hartford, and 5th and Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-718-9990, www.eastmannational.com Farmers Exchange Bank P.O. Box 111, E Grand Tonkawa, OK 74653, www.farmereb.com 580-628-2572/800-329-3371 First National Bank of Oklahoma 1501 E. Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74604 580-762-2265 101 W. Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653 580-628-2265, www.fnbok.com RCB Bank - pg. 22 126 S. Summit, Arkansas City, KS 67005, 620-442-4040 1350 W. Doolin, Blackwell, OK 74631 580-363-0005 1223 E. Highland (Main), 2nd and Grand 14th and Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-762-5651, 877-811-4663 207 S. Cosden, Shidler, OK 74652 918-793-7661 1610 Main St., Winfield, OK 67156 620-229-8700, www.rcbbank.com BEVERAGES Quality Water 115 E. Highland, P.O. Box 829 Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-762-7555, 800-375-6553, www.qualitywaterservice.com Wheat State Wine Co. 23622 Springhill Farm Dr., Winfield, Ks, 67156 www.wheatstatewineco.com

BOATS, RVs AND WATERCRAFT SALES, SERVICES, ACCESSORIES & STORAGE Lake Road Boat Storage 5159 Lake Rd., P.O. Box 1803 Ponca City, OK 74604 580-761-5863, 580-761-1912 Lakeview Boat & RV Storage 8818 Lake Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 580-765-2219, lvstorage@cableone.net Schillbillys Hwy 11 and Acker Hill Rd., Kaw City, Ok 74641, 580-269-2726, schillbillysrv@yahoo.com Service Marine 8865 Lake Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 580-352-4013, 316-641-5636 The Boat House & RV Center Hwy 11 & Hubbard Road Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-762-2414 www.boathouservcenter.com Toy RV & Boat Storage MORGAN SQUARE 580-269-2352 CAR DEALERS SALES AND SERVICE Ponca City New Car Dealers Bob Hurley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge 3501 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-2511, www.davismoore.com Heather Cannon Honda 3415 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-762-6636, www.cannonhonda.com Jack Bowker Ford, Lincoln 2415 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-5533, www.jackbowkerford.com Pemberton Chevrolet, Buick, GMC 3330 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-5595, www.pembertonchevrolet.com

CASINOS Osage Casino Hotel 64464 State Highway 60 Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-765-2973 877-246-8777, www.osagecasinos.com CHURCHES Newkirk Church of Christ 328 N Main, Newkirk, OK 74647 580-362-3691 Oak Grove Baptist Church 641 Grandview, Kaw City, OK 74641 580-269-2233 United Methodist Church 457 Hickory, Kaw City, OK 74641 580-269-2309 COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS American Legion POST #220, P.O. BOX 114 580-269-1339 Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau 106 S. Summit, P.O. Box 795 Arkansas City, KS 67005, 620-442-0236, www.arkcitychamber.org Blackwell Area Chamber of Commerce 120 S. Main, Blackwell, OK 74631 580-363-4195, www.blackwellchamber.org Braman Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 174, Braman, OK 74632 580-385-2146

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City of Kaw City P.O. Box 30, Kaw City, OK 74641 580-269-2525 City of Newkirk P.O. Box 469, 106 W. 7th Newkirk, OK 74647, 580-362-2117 Elks Lodge No. 2002 3612 Lake Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-765-4045 Green Country Marketing Assn. 2512 E. 71st. St., Suite G, Tulsa, OK 74136, 918-744-0588, 800-922-2118, www.greencountryok.com Kaw Nation of Oklahoma 698 Grandview Dr., Kaw City, OK 74641 580-269-2552, www.kawnation.com Newkirk Chamber of Commerce 110A W. 7th St., Newkirk, OK 74647 580-362-2155, www.newkirkchamber.com Newkirk Main Street 116 N. Main, P.O. Box 235 Newkirk, OK 74647, 580-362-2377 www.newkirkmainstreet.com Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce 210 W. Main., P.O. Box 5 Pawhuska, OK 74056, 918-287-1208 www.pawhuskachamber.com Pawnee Community Chamber of Commerce 657 Harrison, Pawnee, OK 74058 918-762-2108, www.cityofpawnee.com Perry Chamber of Commerce 327 N. 7th, P.O. Box 426, Perry, OK 73077, 580-336-4684, www.perryokchamber.com Ponca City Area Chamber and Tourism Bureau 420 E. Grand, PO Box 1109 Ponca City, OK 74601 580-763-8092 (tourism) 580-765-4400 (chamber) 866-763-8092, www.visitponcacity.com Ponca City Main Street 516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-763-8082, www.poncacitymainstreet.com Red Carpet Country P.O. Drawer B, Alva, OK 73717, 580-327-4918 800-447-2698, www.redcarpetcountry.com Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 281, Shidler, OK 74652 918-793-4171, www.shidleroklahoma.com Tonkawa Chamber 102 E. Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653 580-628-2220, www.tonkawachamber.org Winfield Chamber and Convention and Tourism 123 East 9th, P.O. Box 640 Winfield, KS 67156, 620-221-2421 877-729-7440, www.winfieldks.org CONVENIENCE AND GROCERY STORES Boat-n-Tote 1670 Osage Cove Rd., Burbank, OK 74633 580-762-5001 Kaw One Stop 998 GRANDVIEW 580-269-2929 Kaw Smoke Shops #1 – L.A. Cann Dr., Newkirk, OK 74647 #2 – Hubbard Rd. and Hwy 77, Ponca City, OK 74604

Southwind Express 11200 E. Hwy 11, Kaw City, OK 74641 Tonkawa Trading Post/Valero 16401 w south ave, Hwy I-35 & Hwy 60 580-308-6102, Tonkawa, OK 74653 EDUCATION Northern Oklahoma College 1220 E. Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653 580-628-6200, www.noc.edu University Center 2800 N 14th, Ponca City, OK, 74601 580-762-2856, ucponcacity.com HEALTH AND MEDICAL Fairfax Community Hospital 40 Hospital Road, Fairfax, OK 74637 918-642-3291 Newkirk Dental Center 327 W. South St., Newkirk, OK 74647 newkirkdentalcenter.com Toni’s Westside Rexall 301 W. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-4456 Urgent Care and Family Practice Clinic 1715 N. 5th, Ponca City, OK 74604 580-762-9292, ucare@cableone.net LODGING/CAMPING Camp McFadden 9137 E. Hartford, P.O. Box 1495 Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-762-9955 www.campmcfadden.com Fairfield Inn 3405 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-3000, www.marriott.com Kaw Ridge Cabins Across from Sun ‘n Fun Waterpark 580-747-2069 Lakeview Campground 8875 Lake Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 580-761-1244, 580-762-7389 lvcampground@cableone.net Ponca City RV Park 1017 N. Waverly, Ponca City, OK, 74601 580-761-3839, www.poncacityrvpark.com MARINAS Hideaway Marina 8 mi. E. of 14th on Lake Rd. 1000 McFadden Cove Rd. Ponca City, OK 74604, 580-765-0696 kawhideawaymarina@gmail.com Pioneer Cove Marina 101 Marina Dr, Kaw City, OK 74641,Kaw City, OK 74641 MEDIA Bartlesville Radio KWON, KYFM, KRIG, KPGM 1200 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-1001 www.bartlesvilleradio.com Chisholm Trail Broadcasting KNID, KXLS 316 E. Willow Road, Enid, OK 73701 580-237-1390, www.knid.com Cowley Courier/Kansas Hunter 200 E. 5th Ave., Arkansas City, KS. 67005, 620-442-4200, www.arkcity.net Cowley County Broadcasting/KSOK P.O. Box 1014, Arkansas City, Ks, 67005 620-442-5400, www.ksokfm.com

KWLS 103 E. 9th St., Winfield, KS 67156 316-945-1079, www.kwlsradio.com Ponca City News 300 N. 3rd, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-3311, www.poncacitynews.com Team Radio KLOR, KPNC, Triple Play Sports 102 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-762-9930, www.eteamradio.com The House fm/My Praise fm Radio Stations 6600 W. Hwy 60, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-767-1400, the housefm.com, mypraisefm.com Sterling Broadcasting KQSN, WBBZ P.O. Box 788, Ponca City, OK 74602 580-760-5491, www.sunny1047.com Williams Broadcasting KGWA, KOFM PO Box 3128, Enid, OK 73702 1710 W Willow Rd, Ste 300 Enid, OK 73703 580-234-4230, www.kofm.com REAL ESTATE SALES Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors 3216 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-8888, 800-756-8882 www.realtor.com/poncacity/cbheritage Lake Pointe Development 7 mi. e. of Pioneer Woman Statue on Lake Rd, north on Silverdale and east on Overlook, Ponca City, OK 74604 580-401-5228 www.pendleyrealestate.com RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES Danny’s BBQ Head Quarters 1217 E. Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-767-8304, www.dannysbbqhq.com KFC 1308 Princeton, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-762-4049, www.kfc.com The Perk Beverage Co. 415 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-749-4683 RETAIL Brandt’s Hardware 3203 N. 14th, Ponca City, OK 74604 580-762-2921 Bubba’s Outdoor Sports 513 W. Doolin, Blackwell, OK 74631 580-262-2275, bubbasbait@yahoo.com Completely Quilted Bernina Sewing Cntr 315 East Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-718-9300, www.completelyquilted.com Frames & Things 117 E Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653 580-628-3400 RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS Happy Camper RV Park 8988 Lake Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 580-984-2779, kstacy@pldi.net Mick Ferguson RV Park & Boat Storage 15 Hidden Valley, 580-430-1742 OX Bow 13222 E. HWY 11 580-761-9229

SandBur RV Park 13390 E. HWY 11 580-269-2534/580-761-5140 www.thesandbur.com Shady Acres RV Park & Cabin Rental 12900 E. Hwy 11, P.O. Box 211/12 sites 580-716-0201 Outerbanks RV Park/Cabins 12200 E HWY 11 316-641-8372/316-641-8383 SPECIAL SERVICES Back 40 Design 80 E. 5th St., Edmond, OK 73034 405-478-4080, www.back40design.com Freedom Express Home Inspections 5400 Hwy. 177 Marland, OK 74644, 580-268-3340 www.freedomexpressinspections.com Hwy 60 Tire & Service 64445 US Hwy 60, OK 74604 580-762-2332, hwy60tire@yahoo.com Larry Murphy Insurance 113 E. Grand, P.O. Box 1420 Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-767-1520 www.larrymurphyinsurance.com Loftis & Wetzel Insurance 410 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601 580-765-5566, www.loftiswetzel.com Newsome Productions - Okie Wild 405-312-3353, www.bonewsomeproductions.com Tonkawa Tag Agency 110 E. Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653 580-628-2206 www.oktagagent.com/city/tonkawa.htm Younger-Holmes Electrical Contractors 4790 N. Pleasant View Rd. Ponca City OK, 74601, 580-765-4383 UTILITIES/INDUSTRY Indian Electric Cooperative P.O. Box 49, Cleveland, OK 74020 918-358-2514, www.iecok.com Kay Electric Cooperative 300 W. Doolin, P.O. Box 607 Blackwell, OK 74631 580-363-1260, 800-535-1079 www.kayelectric.coop Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority 2701 W. I-35 Frontage Rd. P.O. Box 1960, Edmond, OK 73083 405-340-5047, www.ompa.com Ponca City Energy 6714 N. Pleasant View Rd. Ponca City, OK 74601, 580-767-0405 www.poncacityok.com KanOkla Networks 120 Broadway, P.O. Box 111 Shidler, OK 74652, Caldwell, KS 67022 620-845-5682 shidlertelephone@yahoo.com U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 9400 Lake Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 580-762-5611 www.swt.usace.army.mil

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580-984-2779 580-98HAPPY 1/2 mile from Boat Ramp, Marina and Kaw Dam Spillway kstacy@pldi.net

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WHERE THE RUN BEGAN Arkansas City was known by many names before claiming its present name. In 1893 men were lined up just south of this piece of land between the rivers, with hope in their hearts and dreams of owning land in their souls. It was September 16th of that year, when a gun was fired, signaling the start of the great land rush. Today this great piece of history is celebrated in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum. Nature is also celebrated in Arkansas City. Along the sandy beaches of the Arkansas River, Chaplin Nature Center combines 230 acres of magnificent woodlands, prairies, and streams. The facilities include five miles of walking trails, a visitor¹s center which is ideal for meetings, a nature library, a bookstore and gift shop, and a multi-purpose room. Arkansas City is home to historical buildings which have been lovingly maintained since their creation, such as Ireland Hall, which was built as the first high school in town. The building is now used by Cowley College. Art around town is publicly displayed in the form of metal art, stainless steel pieces and many murals proudly displayed on downtown buildings. Many town celebrations take place throughout the year. Shopping opportunities abound. Whether attending a sporting event, playing in the park or shopping for antiques, you’ll discover why Arkansas City is “A Treasure Between Rivers Among Friends”.

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INTERESTING FACT: Fairfax is known as the home of famous Indian ballerinas Maria and Marjorie Tallchief. ON THE OSAGE RESERVATION Fairfax, on State Highway 18 south of Highway 60, was founded in 1903 in the southwestern section of the Osage Indian Reservation now known as Osage County. It began when the Santa Fe Railway came through this section and a group of traders saw the advantage of having their town near a railroad. Fairfax offers small-town living, but both Ponca City and Pawhuska are within easy driving distance.

Take a step back in time when you view the famous Spur Collection at the Security State Bank, open weekdays from 9 am - 3 pm. With many ties to the Osage Nation in Fairfax, the statue of Osage Principal Chief Ne-Kah-Wah-She-Tun-Kah (1839-1923) stands in the Fairfax Cemetery. Learn about the history of the area at the Fairfax Area Historical Genealogy Society on Main Street, across from Security State Bank.

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THE HEART OF KAW LAKE Annual events include the City-wide Garage Sale in August, Heritage Day the second Saturday in October and the Christmas Parade the first Saturday in December. For more information phone the Fairfax Chamber at 918-605-4519 or go to their website at www.fairfaxchamber.com.

“The Heart of Kaw Lake” and “the best kept secret” are used to describe Kaw City and Kaw Lake. The city is located on a peninsula jutting into the middle of Kaw Lake and is the only town located directly on the lake. This cozy community provides numerous amenities and services desired for campers, hunters, ATV and water enthusiasts alike. Founded in 1902 prior to statehood, the “old town” Kaw City went underwater in 1976. That was when the gates of the Kaw Dam closed and turned that area of the Arkansas River basin into the lake of 17,000 acres. Kaw City was relocated up the hill to its current location. Many homes were relocated to the new city along with the Santa Fe Railroad Depot. This historical depot houses the Kaw City Museum and includes many artifacts from the area and documents the hard times and resilience of the residents of Kaw City. From the equipment of a circa 1930 beauty parlor to a homemade bed frame, history is preserved at the Kaw City Museum. For information on museum hours or to schedule a visit, contact 580-269-2085 or 580-763-4236. The Kaw Nation headquarters are located in Kaw City and owns and operates the Kanza Museum. The museum showcases the heritage and history of the Kaw Nation and includes bronzes of tribal members and documentation of the history and activities of the Kaw Indian people.

American Legion Post 202 is located in Kaw City and hosts a yearly Easter egg hunt. In the fall, the Post supplies hotdogs and drinks to all trick or treaters. Veterans are honored each Memorial Day by the Post with placement of flags on graves of all veterans buried in the Grand View Cemetery. Kaw City is governed by an elected mayor and four city council members. The city provides gas, water, sewer and electrical service to property owners. The Kaw City Community Building is home to the Kaw Lake Association. The only free boat access and parking on Kaw Lake is found at Pioneer Cove and has a picnic area complete with pavilion. Just down the road is located one of the two public swimming beaches on the lake. The Kaw City area is surrounded by seven RV parks and two marinas. Pioneer Cove Marina is located in Kaw City and the Hideaway Marina is located just across the lake in McFadden Cove near the Kaw Lake Dam. Both marinas have ship stores, lifejackets, snacks, beverage coolers, fuel and waste pumping stations. Daily and annual slip rentals are available. Hideaway Marina has an inside grill, boat and tube rentals. Teaming with wildlife, Kaw City is an outdoorsman’s retreat that offers hunting, fishing, water sports, trail rides on horseback, hiking trails, bird watching and is famous

for eagles. Come sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty and natural history that surrounds Kaw City.

The Sandbur RV Park

Each RV site has water, sewer, electric (20, 30 and 50 amp) Laundry Facilities, Bath house and Picnic Pavillion

Call 580-761-5140

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SCHILLBILLY’S BOAT & RV STORAGE

Groups Welcome

schillbillysrv@yahoo.com

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The ONLY town located on Kaw Lake. A place to boat, hunt, fish, play, hike and live. We invite you to come stay a day or a lifetime! Call City Hall at 580-269-2525 P.O. Box 30, Kaw City, OK 74641

Units available up to 12' x 14' x 40' & 12'x 12' x 36'

Full Partitions • Concrete Floors Security Fence and Night-time Lighting Located just west of Kaw City on the big curve of Hwy 11 & Acker Hill Road

580-269-2726 Kaw City, Oklahoma

Kaw City Museum 910 Washunga Drive Call 580-269-2366

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is home to the county seat. The present Kay County courthouse was built in 1926, replacing INTERESTING FACT: Newkirk the 1897 frame courthouse which replaced the original 1894 courthouse which burned.

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The City of Newkirk

Our mission is unifying and speaking for the business community to create a healthy economy and to promote community development.

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114 S. Main Street, Newkirk, Oklahoma

Northern Gateway to Beautiful Kaw Lake Comfortable Lodging, Great Restaurants, Historic Business District, Churches, Great Schools, Municipal Swimming Pool, Country Club Lake & Park, Historic Nine Hole Sand Greeen Golf Course and Friendly People.

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The Newkirk Church of Christ

Newkirk, Oklahoma, the northern gateway to beautiful Kaw Lake, is a small, rural community whose Main Street is historic Highway 77 built at the same time as Route 66. The entire downtown is on the National Register with the largest collection of limestone buildings in the state of Oklahoma. It’s the only courthouse in Oklahoma paid for before construction began. This picturesque community is the county seat of Kay County with one of the most beautiful courthouses inside and out. Newkirk is the home of Good Luck Liniment patented in the late 1890’s by Charlie Adams, an early day pharmacist. The liniment, designed to treat livestock for cuts and saddle sores, is still made and sold in Newkirk today. In honor of Newkirk’s heritage, Charlie and Good Luck, the second Saturday

of September, the community hosts Charlie Adams Day. The event takes place on the courthouse lawn and features world-class barbecue, Dutch oven cooking, storytelling, great entertainment, and activities for the children. Everything is free except food and beverages. Newkirk is also home to one of the oldest golf courses in the state, and one of the very few with sand greens. The swimming pool is a WPA project. Downtown boasts several lovely outdoor sculptures and a couple of museums. Now, if games of chance are more to your liking – Newkirk has three of those nearby: South Wind, Native Lights and Seven Clans First Council Casinos. Hunting, fishing, and water sports are also near as well as picnicking and hiking.

Welcomes Lake Area Visitors to worship with us.

A perfect blend of past and present, with the largest collection of limestone buildings in the State of Oklahoma. All on the National Register. Come stroll our Main Street and enjoy our community.

580-362-2377

Sunday Bible Classes 10am Worship 11am Evening Worship 6pm Wednesday Bible Study 7pm

328 N. Main, Newkirk, OK 580-362-3691

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Make a Splash and Save a Life

The Kaw Lake Educational Foundation (KLEF) is helping children to “Make a Splash” and everyone to “Save a Life” through two programs focusing on water safety, one of the primary KLEF goals. The Kaw Lake Educational Foundation (KLEF) is a little known off-shoot of the more well-known Kaw Lake Association. It serves as the 501c3 non-profit arm allowing people to give tax deductible donations that benefit programs of the Kaw Lake Association dealing with water safety, nature and wildlife, conservation and other issues of a related educational nature. Ponca City second grade students are “making a splash” through efforts of the Kaw Lake Educational Foundation (KLEF) and the Ponca City YMCA. The Kaw Lake Educational Foundation began sponsorship of the Make a Splash Program six years ago. The program began with the KLEF wanting to promote drowning prevention. When the Ponca City YMCA agreed to run the program for the foundation it was decided to begin with Lincoln Elementary second graders as a pilot program. For the past six years the KLEF has donated $1,000/per school each year to fund the program. Spring 2016 KLEF and the Kaw Lake Association partnered to create the “Save a Life” event at the start of the summer season.

One weekend over 40 life jackets were donated to the Kaw Lake Association and many more since then. Donations of new or gently used life jackets are still accepted at the Kaw Lake Association office or by phoning 580-2692213. Life jackets donated at the KLA office are available to the public to borrow on their way to the lake. Although the emphasis is on youth sizes, all size jackets are appreciated, said Ray Weidman, KLA president. If you find yourself on the way to the lake without enough life jackets, the KLA invites you to stop by their office at 700 Morgan Square, Kaw City any time and pick one up. Life jackets are also available to borrow from the Sandy Beach gate house and lake marinas. Water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, white water rafting, and riding a jet ski are the most common water sports. It’s just as important to wear a life jacket when canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or taking the boat out on the lake. To have a life jacket in the boat but not wear it is like not wearing your seatbelt in your car or not wearing a helmet on a bike or motorcycle. The life jacket may not be comfortable or fashionable, but any situation can take a turn for the worse unexpectedly. Just like in driving a car or riding a bike, accidents

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Above: Roosevelt 2nd Graders with teacher Renee Kelley, Brook Lindsay and Kane Fruits

happen so quickly you may not have time to put on your seatbelt, helmet or life jacket for it to do its job. “It’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket, especially on nice days,” said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization of Wear It!. “A life jacket not worn can’t save your life. Always wear it!” According to a blog from Bass Pro titled “The Importance of

Wearing a Life Jacket”, there are several opportunities while out on the water a person could encounter a situation where a life jacket could save their life, i.e. the weather could change causing the water to become so rough that a person could be thrown from their boat. Also, a person could slip, fall and hit their head becoming unconscious; or run their boat onto unseen obstacles causing the boat to sink, or swerving to avoid an

obstacle and throwing someone from the boat. In all of these situations wearing a properly fitted life jacket highly increases your chances of survival. The Kaw Lake Association would also like to create loaner boards around Kaw Lake for people to borrow life jackets and are looking for someone needing an Eagle Scout project or a great volunteer. We have a design in mind and would appreciate anyone interested in this project

to contact the Kaw Lake Association at 580-269-2213. The mission of the Kaw Lake Educational Foundation is to promote educational programs and issues for water safety, wildlife conservation, flood control, fishing and boating safety, eagle watch and other water and wildlife educational issues. The mission of the Kaw Lake Association is to develop and market the Kaw Lake area with the goal

of economic growth for area communities. Individuals who would like to become involved with the Kaw Lake Educational Foundation or the Kaw Lake Association should call 580-269-2213 or e-mail kawlakeassoc@kawcityok.net.

Becky Hatton and Stacie Hobbs with Veronica Rahdazzo practicing CPR.

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THINGS TO DO 1 Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue 2 Memorial Veteran’s Plaza and Splash Pad 3 Bryant Baker Gallery 4 L.A. Cann Gardens 5 Marland Grand Home and Marland Mansion

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Theodore Roosevelt invited the Miller brothers to participate in the Jamestown INTERESTING FACT: President Exposition in Norfolk, VA. It was so successful they organized their first regular traveling show.

WHERE YOU FIND THE “MOST UNEXPECTED” Whether you are visiting or already call Ponca City your home, you will find Ponca City a very memorable experience. Immerse in our history! Strategically located within 90 minutes of three major metropolitan communities, Ponca City has amenities normally found only in larger communities. Ponca City got its name from the Ponca Tribe after the Cherokee Outlet Land Run in 1893. And now, over 100 years later, the Native American people are still a vital part of Ponca City. Standing Bear Park in Ponca City is the gateway to Native American culture in the area. Standing Bear Museum and Education Center is a uniquely designed building that creatively defines a space set aside to honor the six area tribes – the Kaw, Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee, Ponca and Tonkawa. This park is home to Oklahoma’s tallest statue, a 22-foot bronze of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. There is also a permanent Pow Wow arbor and arena, which hosts the annual Standing Bear Pow Wow each September. Across from the Phillips 66 Refinery is the Conoco Museum. This Smithsonian-quality museum offers a glimpse into the history of the wildcat days of the Cherokee Outlet and the birth of this premier oil and gas empire which was founded in 1875. The museum consists of 19 flat screen TV’s, interactive games and kiosks and a 40-seat theatre. This museum showcases the accomplishments, innovations and determination that expanded Marland Oil and Continental Oil Company to the diversified global energy company, Conoco. Continue on to the Marland Mansion, a 55-room, 44,000 sq. ft. Italian Renaissance villa built in 1928 by E.W. Marland, the founder of Marland Oil. This wealthy oil baron, also Oklahoma’s tenth governor, lived a life of elegance and wealth, and his former home is a testament to this. Visitors can see intricately carved wood, sculptured stone, wrought-iron arched doorways, and Waterford crystal chandeliers. This famed “Palace on the Prairie” also features hidden tunnels, angels, gargoyles, imported marble, a hidden poker room, a leather-lined elevator, twelve

bathrooms, three kitchens, an elegant ballroom with 24-karat gold leaf-covered ceiling worth over $1.4 million, and seven fireplaces. The Mansion is a National Historic Landmark. Marland’s Grand Home, which was Marland’s first home in Ponca City, is a 22-room house built in 1916. It is listed on the Oklahoma Landmarks publication as one of Oklahoma’s outstanding architectural accomplishments. Inside the home and museum are more than 4,000 priceless exhibits, including relics, artifacts, paintings, and other memorabilia dating back to the early 1700’s. The Grand Home houses the D.A.R. Museum, the 101 Ranch Museum and the Louise Fluke Flag Plaza. The historic Poncan Theatre offers a number of surprising performances as well as a one of a kind Lobby Art exhibit of hand-painted 1930’s movie posters that are a must see. The Poncan plays hosts to world-renowned musical groups, dancers and performers. If you are an art enthusiast, you will enjoy the Ponca City Art Center, home to different exhibits each month, festivals, and an annual outdoor art show that brings artists from surrounding states. While traveling through Ponca City, one cannot help but notice the Pioneer Woman Statue, located at 14th and Lake Road. Executed in 1929 by English-born sculptor Bryant Baker (1881-1970), the Pioneer Woman Statue is located at 14th and Lake Road, adjacent to the recently remodeled Pioneer Woman Museum. According to its dedicatory plaque, the Pioneer Woman was created “in appreciation of the heroic character of the women who braved the dangers and endured the hardships incident to the daily life of the pioneer and homesteader in this country.” The twelve-thousand-pound, seventeen-foot-tall, cast-bronze statue stands atop a pyramidal, silverdale-stone base. The entire presentation rises to forty feet. Depicted is a woman, Bible under her arm, leading her young son bravely, confidently into the future. The Pioneer Woman Museum showcases the dedication of the pioneer women who crossed this area and refused to be limited

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OIL AND COWBOY COUNTRY by boundaries. Dedicated in 1958, the newly expanded museum features stories of Oklahoma women, pioneers in their fields. Outdoor activities are always in season in Ponca City! From the shores of both Lake Ponca and Kaw Lake, you can enjoy boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. Nature lovers can enjoy beautiful scenery, hiking and quiet bird watching as well. Wentz Pool and Camp is an Olympic-sized swimming pool that provides hours of summertime fun. Set along the north bank of Lake Ponca and nestled next door to the swimming pool, Lew Wentz Golf Course is simply one of the best, both challenging and beautiful. It is open year-round and has a Pro Shop. If activities and festivals are your thing, Ponca City is quick to please. Events galore prevail in this diverse community. The award winning Ponca City Herb Festival, Amateur Motocross Championships, BBQ Cook-Off, 101 Wild West PRCA Rodeo, Standing Bear Pow Wow, Oktoberfest, and Festival of Angels are just a few. Unique attractions, fun-filled events, and also great shopping and dining all add up to an unforgettable time in Ponca City. For more information please contact Ponca City Tourism at 580-765-4400 or 866-763-8092 … or visit our website at www.visitponcacity.com.

East of Kaw Lake in the rolling hills of Osage County is the oil-boom town of Shidler, at the intersections of Highways 11 and 18. Known today for large cattle ranches, Shidler hit its heyday in the 1920’s with one of the largest oil finds in the country at the time. Today you will see a blend of oil-field workers and working cowboys around town. You don’t have to look very hard to see cowboys complete with chaps, spurs and hats or workers fresh in from the oil fields or wind farms eating breakfast or lunch at the Hole in the Wall Café. The Prairie Rattler Winery is on Hwy. 11 on the west side of town. Make an appointment to stop by and sip the wines. East of the winery on the south side of the road is The Bivin Garden. This English garden was constructed on six acres of nearly uncultivated prairie. Today you’ll find spacious lawns, numerous flowerbeds and hundreds of trees and shrubs. The

visitor can enjoy perennials and annuals in abundance and several ornamental ponds weekends May through September or by appointment. Shidler is home to John Payne, The One Arm Bandit & Company, PRCA Specialty Entertainer of the Year for an unprecedented 15 years. The One Arm Bandit and Company has performed their rodeo act throughout the USA and Canada. It’s also home to the 2015 State High School Champion Fishing Team. What began as a local club in 2012 has grown in popularity with members winning tournaments throughout Oklahoma and being featured in a recent issue of “Oklahoma Today” magazine. Looking for good hunting and fishing? You’ll find it on the east side of Kaw Lake. Stop by “JR’S” Food Mart for your supplies and hunting and fishing licenses. Find hunting supplies at Clyde’s Shoot ‘n Shop across the street.

The view of the rolling Osage hills is beautiful from Shidler’s nine-hole golf course southeast of town. Crappie are plentiful in Lake Charlotte. Shidler is also the west entrance to the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, an effort by The Nature Conservancy to preserve the last remaining tallgrass prairie in the world. Bison roam freely there and over 700 plant species have been identified, as well as a number of breeding birds and birds of prey. Go to www.shidleroklahoma.com for information on the many events including the annual car show. If you’re looking for a quiet spot in Oklahoma to spend a few hours, or a few days, visit Shidler. For more information phone the Shidler Chamber, 918-793-4171: e-mail: chamber@shidleroklahoma.com, or go to their website, www.shidleroklahoma.com.

Six-acre botanical garden — An oasis surrounded by Tallgrass Prairie. Open Weekends from 10 am, May - September or weekdays by appointment.

TEL: 918-793-4011 | Shidler, OK www.thebivingarden.com SHIDLER SHIDLER AREA AREA CHAMBER CHAMBER

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Supporting Shidler area businesses and organizer of Shidler events including the Car Show, Christmas Parade and more. Phone for details.

www.shidleroklahoma.com chamber@shidleroklahoma.com

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WHEATHEART OF OKLAHOMA A unique past, an intriguing present and an exciting future, t­hat’s Tonkawa! Native Americans, hardy pioneers, visionary educators, legendary oilmen, German prisoners of war and creative citizens have all left their marks on this city on the Salt Fork River just east of I-35. The picturesque Heart in the Park Labyrinth with its timeline of Tonkawa history and the Grand Heart Walk of art panels surrounded by personalized pavers grace Centennial Park at Sixth Street and Grand Avenue, downtown A number of historical monuments and three museums, t­he McCarter Museum of Tonkawa History, the Tonkawa Tribal Museum and the A.D. Buck History and Welcome Center­give glimpses of the history of the town and surrounding areas. Tonkawa takes its name from the Tonkawa Tribe, which was removed in 1885 to the

area then known as Oakland Reserve. The town itself was settled by pioneers making the Cherokee Outlet Land Run of 1893 and was incorporated in 1894. Because of abundant wheat production in the area, Tonkawa styles itself “Wheatheart of Oklahoma.” The town entered the “Roaring Twenties” with the discovery of oil in the Tonkawa (Three Sands) Field in 1921. Briefly known as “The Billion Dollar Spot,” Tonkawa’s population swelled to 10,000 and several beautiful homes and churches built during this time still stand in the city. German prisoners of war were housed in a POW camp during World War II now identified by a stone marker engraved with a map of the original compound. Northern Oklahoma College, is the home of the Eleanor Hays Art Gallery, which hosts outstanding exhibits by Oklahoma

artists throughout the academic year, and of the A.D. Buck History and Welcome Center. Its landscaped grounds delight the eye with individual memorial gardens and sculptures. A mural serves as a visual poem honoring Tonkawa’s cultural history and dreams of things to come. Divided into five interrelated panels, the mural reflects the community’s continuing dialogue with its past including: the Cherokee Land Run and its effects on the Tonkawa Tribe, current efforts to revitalize downtown, and whimsical visions of future community-building endeavors. The Downtown Mural is located on the corner of Main and Grand. Contact the Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce, 580628-2220 or go to www.tonkawachamber.org for more information.

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Will Rogers was present at the dedication of this famous landmark.

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Tonkawa Trading Post

16401 West South Ave Tonkawa, OK 74653

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HEARTLAND REAL ESTATE & AUCTION CO. 122 EAST GRAND

TONKAWA, OK 74653

580-628-4060 Cherokee Tonkawa Helena Wakita Nash

Visit us at: www.farmereb.com

P.O. Box, 111 E. Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653

Standing Bear Museum

The six Indian nations of the Kaw Lake area are represented at the museum.

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E.W. Marland went bankrupt and only lived in the mansion for six months.

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The Museum tells the history, dating back to 1918, of one of the oldest operating refineries in the US.

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Depicts the starting point for the Cherokee Strip Run into Oklahoma.

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580.628.2572 • 800.329.3371

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Hunting

There are nine species of wildlife available to hunt at Kaw Lake with a license.

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The largest paddlefish was caught below Kaw Dam at Kaw Lake. For RV Park rates call: 580-628-2112 during bar hours

Bar Hours: Mon.-Th.: 4 to 11pm Fri. & Sat. 2pm to 2am Sun: 2pm to 11pm

HIDEAWAY BAR & RV PARK Located at 9629 S. 44th Street Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653

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Houses the Top of Oklahoma Museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:

SAFETY FIRST

Electricity + Water = Danger. Don’t use electric tools or appliances near the water. Watch for overhead power lines. When moving your boat or RV, be aware of the location of power lines. Remember the buddy system when going out on the lake and take someone with you. Take your cell phone.

Play safely when in the out-of-doors is the message from Kay Electric and Indian Electric Cooperatives.

IF YOU NEED HELP CALL ONE OF THE PHONE NUMBERS BELOW:

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Kay Electric Cooperative

www.kayelectric.coop kayelectric@kayelectric.coop

580-363-1260

FOR FIRE HELP PHONE:

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580-269-2211 580-362-3111 580-765-4700 580-762-9100 580-767-0370

Indian Electric Cooperative www.iecok.com

918.295.9500 • 918-642-3314 FOR OTHER ASSISTANCE: Corps of Engineers Help Line

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Bartlesville Radio.......................................................18 Boat-n-Tote.................................................................7 Camp McFadden..........................................................7 Cary’s Septic.............................................................22 Cheeky Burger...........................................................38 City of Kaw City...........................................................37 City of Newkirk............................................................38 Completely Quilted Bernina Sewing Center.................28 Cowley Courier Traveler.............................................35 Danny’s BBQ Head Quarters........................................22 Bob Hurley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge................................16 Equity Bank...........................................................10, 38 Fairfax Community Hospital........................................36 Fairfield Inn and Suites...............................................10 Farmer’s Exchange Bank............................................45 Frames & Things.........................................................45 Green Country Marketing............................................34 Happy Camper RV Park...........................................34 Heartland Real Estate.................................................45 Heather Cannon Honda..............................................16 Hideaway Bar & RV Park..........................................45 Hideaway Marina.......................................................34 Indian Electric............................................................46 Jack Bowker Ford , Lincoln........................................16 KanOkla Telephone....................................................45 Kaw City Museum.......................................................37 Kay Electric ................................................................46 KNID Radio.................................................................19 KSOK Radio...........................................................18, 35 KWLS Radio................................................................18 Lakeview Campground/Boat & RV Storage.....................7 Mick Ferguson........................................................ . ...2 Newkirk Chamber of Commerce................................38 Newkirk Church of Christ............................................38 Newkirk Dental Center...............................................38 Newkirk Main Street..................................................38

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Northern Oklahoma College........................................45 Obsessions Taxidermy...............................................13 Oklahoma Lakes and Countries..................................34 Oklahoma State Parks...............................................23 Osage County Tourism...............................................10 Outerbanks.......................................................2 Ox Bow RV Park...................................................... . ...2 Pawnee Bill Museum and Ranch.................................10 Pawnee Community Chamber....................................10 Pemberton Chevrolet, Buick, GMC..............................16 Pioneer Cove Marina..............................................2, 37 Pioneer Woman Museum...........................................22 Ponca City Chamber and Tourism.................Back Cover Ponca City Energy......................................................16 Ponca City RV Park.....................................................47 Ponca Post Radio......................................................18 Poncan Theatre..........................................................17 Quality Water .............................................................17 RCB Bank...................................................................22 Red Carpet Country....................................................20 ReMax Land and Homes.............................................22 Sandbur RV Park....................................................2,37 Schillbilly’s Boat & RV Storage..................................37 Service Marine.............................................................7 Shady Acres RV Park....................................................2 Shidler Area Chamber of Commerce..........................43 Team Radio and Ponca City Now...............................19 The Bivin Garden.........................................................43 The Marland Estates...................................................28 Tom’s Place .................................................................7 Tonkawa News..........................................................45 Tonkawa Trading Post................................................45 Toy TV & Boat Storage..................................................2 US Army Corps of Engineers.........................................6 Wentz Golf Course......................................................10 Wheat State Wine Company.......................................35

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Kaw Lake, Nature's Playground 2018  

Produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Kaw Lake Association. For more information about O...

Kaw Lake, Nature's Playground 2018  

Produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Kaw Lake Association. For more information about O...