Grove Spring Clean-Up

Officials with the City of Grove will host the city-wide spring clean-up now until Friday, April 21.

Curbside pickup will begin on Monday. Items allowed include junk, appliances, furniture, and bagged grass clippings and yard debris.

Yard debris must be bundled and tied with a biodegradable string or twine. Materials larger than four inches in diameter or four feet in length will not be picked up.

All items must be placed along the street in the city's right of way prior to the crews stopping to each residence. To assure items will be picked up, residents may begin placing items at the curb beginning on April 10.

Items not accepted include commercial or agriculture waste, tires, batteries, motor oil, paint, varnish, thinner, pressurized gas cylinders, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, tvs, electronics, ammunitions, explosives, and items too large to fit in a garbage truck compactor bin.

Grove Tire Disposal

Officials with the City of Grove will host a free tire disposal, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., now until Friday, April 21, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant on north Cherokee Street. Grove.

Residents of Grove and Delaware County may dispose of up to 25 tires per household. Automobile, light truck, semi truck and farm implement. Commercial Tire Shops and dealers are not eligible for this free tire disposal.

The Cafe' opens at Har-Ber Village

The Cafe' at Har-Ber Village will open for the season at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 20, at Har-Ber Village.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sunday and Monday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

Smithsonian Exhibit at Har-Ber Village

Volunteers and staff at Har-Ber Village in Grove will the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, The Way We Worked, from now until Monday, May 8, at the museum.

Har-Ber Village is a living history museum. Located at 4404 West 20th Street, outside of Grove, the museum will open for the 2017 season on March 18. The new hours will include 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62 and above; $5 for children 6 to 13; and under 6 and members free. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-3488, or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

Har-Ber to host film series

Volunteers at Har-Ber Village in Grove will host a series of three work-related films, which will be shown on three Saturdays in April and May, to coincide with the Way We Worked Smithsonian exhibit.

Those sessions are free and open to the public. No registration is required and participants do not have to be part of the book club to attend.

The remaining movies, which will include a post-showing discussion time, are:

• Saturday, April 22 - “Rising from the Rails:” the story of the Pullman Porter

• Saturday, May 6 - “Swing Shift:”when America marched off to WWII, the women marched into the factory

Each of these sessions will take place at 2 p.m., in the Har-Ber Village Museum. Participants are asked to arrive no later than 1:45 p.m., to be directed to the film location within the museum.

Har-Ber Village is a living history museum. Located at 4404 West 20th Street, outside of Grove, the museum will open for the 2017 season on March 18. The new hours will include 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62 and above; $5 for children 6 to 13; and under 6 and members free.

Shred Day at Grand Savings

Grand Savings Bank of Grove, Jay and Siloam Springs, will host a free Shred Day in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 21, at all three locations.

It will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Grove branch, 1022 South Main, Grove, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Jay branch, 1222 North Main, Jay, and from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Siloam Springs, Arkansas branch.

The event is designed to give people in the community a quick, convenient and secure way to dispose of confidential paperwork in an environmentally smart way.

Participants may pull through the bank’s parking lot, drop off their documents with Shred-it’s mobile shredding truck and be on their way in a matter of minutes. This event is open to individuals and small businesses.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-8503.

Grove E-Waste & Hazardous Waste Disposal

Officials with the City of Grove will host a free e-waste and hazardous household waste disposal day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant on north Cherokee Street, Grove.

Items accepted (with current GMSA bill) include: anti-freeze, brake fluids, gasoline, motor oil, oil-based products, solvents, household cleaners, mercury, fluorescent bulbs, drain openers, thinners, pesticides, weed killers, yard-care products, poisons, batteries, glues, electronics.

Items not accepted include commercial or agriculture waste, pressurized gas cylinders, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, ammunitions and explosives.

Ribbon Cutting for Whitewater Bridge

Officials with the Delaware County Commission, ODOT, Cherokee Nation and more will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Whitewater Bridge (on Stand Waite / Butler Road), at 3 p.m., Monday, April 24.

Fairland Spring Clean Up

Officials with the City of Fairland will host a spring clean up from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at 1201 Industrial Road, at the county barn.

Items that can be dropped off include furniture, household appliances, air conditioners, tires and paint cans (must have lids removed and paint must be dried).

No hazardous materials will be accepted including chemicals, fuels, anything explosive, oils, thinners or automobile batteries.

For more information, persons interested may call the Ottawa County District 3 office at 918-676-3227.

GRDA Lake Launch

The annual Lake Launch, which traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season on Grand Lake, will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, May 5, at the Grand River Dam Authority's Ecosystems and Education Center in Langley.

The event will include a "state of the lake" address by Dan Sullivan, CEO of GRDA.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-256-0852.

Southwest City Old Timers Day

Vendors are wanted for the 2017 Old Timer's Day in Southwest City on Saturday, May 6.

Free space will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Main Street in Southwest City. The annual parade will take place at noon. Applications are still being taken for outhouse races.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may call Jodi Huston at 417-762-3313 or 417-436-2368.

AARP Driver Safety Program

Local classes for the AARP Driver Safety Program will take place in March to December. The one-day course is six hours in length. Drivers will be able to obtain a discount from their insurance carriers for taking the course.

The classes are open to all interested drivers, including those who have taken it in the past. Upcoming class dates are Wednesdays, May 24, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Nov. 29, and Saturdays, June 17 and Dec. 9.

For more information, or to learn the time and location of an individual class, persons interested may call Frank Houck at 918-787-6532.