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The Osage Nation Counseling Center and Osage Nation Tax Commission have moved; Skiatook’s Sweet Things reopens today after carbon monoxide scare

The Osage Nation Counseling Center is moving today to 126 E. 6th Street in Pawhuska. The offices are the former location of the Osage Nation Tax Commission, which has moved to the former location of the Osage Nation Gift Shop.

The Counseling Center will have no breaks in services for anyone needing help with protective orders, domestic violence or outpatient counseling for adolescents, according to CC Interim Director Louis Gray. All phone lines will be redirected to employee cell phones.

Protective Orders will be available at their old location, 518 Leahy until Wednesday Feb. 1. All other services and offices will be fully staffed and moved by Feb. 1. For more information contact Gray at (918) 287-5426 or (918) 287-7603.

The Osage Nation Child Development Center in Skiatook reopens today after facility temporary closed. Potentially harmful levels of carbon monoxide were detected in the building on Wednesday evening, according to a news release.

Upon notification by an employee at the facility, tribal officials contacted the Skiatook Fire Department to do an inspection, which resulted in the detection of higher-than-normal carbon monoxide levels. Following the initial inspection, tribal officials immediately evacuated the facility. Inspectors are working at the facility to determine the cause of the problem, the release said.

On Tuesday Jan. 31, the Osage Nation Education Department will host a presentation on scholarships and paying for college. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Osage County Interlocal Coop at 207 E. Main in Hominy.

For more information on this event, click this link for the Education Department Web site: http://osagetribe.com/education/event_detail.aspx?news_id=2503