WED. 06.14 to 06.16

VBS at Mt. Hermon Church

Volunteers at Mt. Hermon Church in rural Jay will host Makers Fun Factory Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m., now until Friday, June 16, at the church, 18035 East 420 Road, Jay.

A bus will pick children up at the Jay Walmart parking lot from 5:15 to 5:30 p.m., each evening and return for drop off at 8:15 p.m.

The VBS evening program, and bike drawing, will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, June 16. The week theme will focus on being created by God and built for a purpose.

For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541.

THU. 06.15 to 06.17

59th Siloam Springs Rodeo

The 59th Annual Siloam Springs Rodeo will take place Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17, at the Siloam Spring Rodeo Grounds, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

The event is hosted by the Siloam Springs Riding Club. The event typically includes a mutton busting competition and junior barrel racing competition.

Admission is $10 per night for adults; $5 for children 7-12 years old while children ages six and under can enter for free. Thursday night, all kids 12 years old and under get in free with a paying adult. There will also be a calf scramble each night.

FRI. 06.16 to 08.25

Movies in the Park - Langley

Volunteers with the town of Langley will host a "Movies in the Park," a free family-friendly event, in the Village Park in Langley throughout the next three months.

The season will feature eight movies outside in the Village Park, in the south baseball field, at dark. The next show is set for Friday, June 9.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets an hour or so before the movie begins.

Remaining movies include:

• June 16 - Mary Poppins

• June 30 - Rogue One, a Star Wars Story

• July 14 - The BFG

• July 28 - The Blind Side

• Aug. 11 - A Dog's Purpose

• Aug. 25 - Pete's Dragon

If there is a chance of inclement weather, the movie will be shown the following week.

Information about the movies, or changes, may be found by calling Carole Free at 918-284-8884, or by visiting www.langleyok.org. Additional information is available on the group's Facebook page by searching "Movies-in-the-Park-Langley-OK."

SAT. 06.17

8th Annual DAV Golf Tournament

Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19, from Grove, will host the 8th Annual DAV Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 17, at Cherokee Grove Golf Course.

The event with $80 people per person, includes cart rental. The event is presented by Bank of Grove to benefit the DAV transportation and service fun.

Shotgun start will take place at 8:30 a.m., with lunch after the scramble. Entries may be submitted by June 5 to the DAV by mail, at P.O. Box 450675, Grove, or by calling Robert Bowers at 479-721-9100 or Lynne Ponko at 918-787-5507.

PBR in Vinita

Tickets are now on sale for the Second Hometown Dodge Challenger, a Professional Bull Riders event, which takes place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at the American Legion Arena in Vinita.

The event will include two-time world champion J.B. Maundy and 2016 world champion Cooper Davis in a face-to-face challenge.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and $5 for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets on the day of the show is $25 for adults. VIP box seats are available for $30 for adults and children. Tickets may be purchased at Xorbia.com, Shout and Sack in Vinita and the Vinita Chamber of Commerce office.

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, 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.

TUE. 06.20

Men against violence luncheon

Officials with the Community Crisis Center will host a Men Against Violence Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at First United Methodist Church, Grove.

Tickets are $10 per person or $80 per table. Lunch will be provided by Okie Smokies. Delaware County District Attorney Kenny Wright will serve as the guest speaker.

The gathering is for men of all ages and is designed to help end domestic violence through education, awareness and social change.

For more information, persons interested may visit www.getmeout.org, or call 918-540-2275.

Blood Drive in Jay

Volunteers with the Oklahoma Blood Institute will host a blood drive from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at the Delaware County Boys and Girls Club Jay Clubhouse, in Jay.

The event a “Guns and Hoses” drive, will let donors pick to donate in honor of members of either the law enforcement or firefighting communities.

Donors will receive a special-edition t-shirt, as well as a free pass for two to Safari Joe’s H20 Water Park in Tulsa.

For more information, or to set up an appointment to donate, persons interested may call 877-340-8777.

THU. 06.22 to 06.23

Heroes Help for DCCSAN

Volunteers from area Fire, Emergency Medical and Police departments will compete to see which "hero" can raise the most funds for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, at The Parrot in Grove.

Diners have a chance to "tip" their favorite emergency personnel with a donation for DCCSAN. The winning entity will get the traveling trophy. The EMS are the defending champions. Can't go? Donations may be made in advance with the various agencies, earmarked for the event.

Proceeds will benefit DCCSAN, the child advocacy center for Delaware County. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.

FRI. 06.23

Screen on the Green - Jay

Volunteers with the City of Jay will host a Screen on the Green, as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Huckleberry Festival, at approximately 9 a.m., Friday, June 23, on the Courthouse Lawn in Jay. 

Organizers plan to show Beauty and the Beast (the newest version). The event is free, with popcorn sponsored by Arvest Bank. Persons interested may bring their own lawn chairs and blanket. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. 

Concessions will be offered as a fundraiser by the Naturals Softball Team, in order to help fund their trip to the Softball Nationals. 

SAT. 06.24

Leach/Oaks Fire Department Benefit

Volunteers with the Leach/Oaks Volunteer Fire Departments will host a benefit dinner and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the Cherokee Casino Hotel West Siloam Springs.

The event costs $50 per person, and will include dinner, music and dancing.

Proceeds from the event will help the two departments recover from the December 2016 burglaries and equipment theft, and the February 2016 incident which claimed the life of firefighter Mike Russell.

Tickets or for more information, persons interested may call Tom Pearce at 918-261-3922 or Chad Strong at 918-868-7544.

FRI. 07.21 to 07.22

GLOC Quilt Show

Lake Life is Grand is the theme for the bi-annual Grand Lake o' The Cherokee's Quilt Guild quilt show, set for Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Area quilters are encouraged to enter the show, display their work and compete for ribbons. Cash prizes will be awarded for best of show and viewer's choice. Vendors will also be present during the event.

For more information, or to enter a quilt in the event, persons interested may contact Carol Torline at ctors1@yahoo.com or 517-990-2051.

ONGOING

Caring Kitchen/Feed My Sheep

Volunteers with The Caring Kitchen and Feed My Sheep have combined efforts to provide their services on the same day.

The Caring Kitchen, now located at 11th and Washbourne, in Jay, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, while Feed My Sheep will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, across the roadway in its facility.

Caring Kitchen 2.0 will provide a nutritious meal once a week in its new location in Jay. Feed My Sheep will provide a food pantry for those in need on the same day.

The combined operation is designed to allow the two organizations to join forces in order to serve members of the community.

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the CLC Building at First Baptist Church, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.

The event is open to the public. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099. 

Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Jay Community Chapel, Seventh and Krause, Jay is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the third Tuesday and Wednesday. It covers the entire Jay School District. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4334 or 918-253-7447 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

City of Jay

Officials with the City of Jay will test tornado sirens at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

Jay Fire Department

Officials with the City of Jay offers Jay Fire Department memberships for anyone living outside Jay city limits and needing one for home insurance purposes.

The cost is $50 a year and is based upon a schedule. For more information, or to purchase a membership, persons interested may contact the Jay city clerk at 918-253-4148 or Jay City Hall at 918-253-4307.

AA and NA Meetings in Colcord

Struggling with addiction? Nothing works? Try a God centered solution Colcord Sunday evening Recovery meets 5 p.m. at the East (back) entrance, Colcord First Baptist Church. Colcord Tuesday night Alcoholics Anonymous, First Baptist Church basement at 7 p.m.

Open meeting. All beliefs and denominations welcome. Colcord Friday night Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., 538 East Main, Colcord, basement entrance.

NA Meetings in Jay

The Last Chance Group, which helps those dealing with narcotics addiction, meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays every week.

Meetings take place in the Jay Senior Citizens Center at 816 South Main Street in Jay. For more information, persons interested may contact Jesse Stroud at 918-964-0609.

Talbot Library & Museum House

Talbot Library & Museum House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday located at 500 South Colcord Avenue. Closed holidays. For more information or group tours, persons interested may call 918-326-4532.

Free Eye Exam of Glasses

The Jay Lions Club is offering free eye exam or glasses. To qualify, a person must be income eligible and carry no insurance. For more information, persons interested may call Marsha Moore at 918-253-4511 for an application.

Addiction Support Group

Red Willow Counseling Services and Calvary Baptist Church are sponsoring an “Addictions Support Group” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday. The group meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 7727 Cedar Drive in West Siloam Springs.

The group is open to recovering addicts and their families. Calvary Baptist Church is located on Old Highway 33 (Cedar Drive), between White Oak Road and Moseley School Road, in West Siloam Springs. For more information, persons interested may contact Calvary Baptist Church at 918-422-5922 or calvary000@centurytel.net.

Faith Mission Church Mission

The Faith Mission Church mission is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. It offers free clothes, shoes, coats and toys. Donations are welcome.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings take place at noon on Monday, 7 p.m., on Tuesday, noon on Thursday, and 7 p.m., Saturday, at the Jay Senior Center, 816 South Main, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-521-8914.

Spotlight Event

Huckleberry Pageant Deadlines

Thursday, June 15, is the deadline to enter the 2017 Miss Huckleberry, Miss Huckleberry's Outstanding Teen, and the little Miss Huckleberry pageants. 

Organizer Brooke Hester said the event will span two evenings, with both events taking place at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School.

On Friday, June 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m., students from ages of 0 to 12 will compete for the following titles: Baby Miss (0 to 11 months), Toddler Miss (12 to 23 months), Teeny Miss (2 to 3 years), Tiny Miss (4 to 5 years), Little Miss (6 to 7 years), Junior Miss (8 to 9) and Huckleberry Princess (10 to 12). Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

On Saturday, June 24, participants will compete for the Miss Hiuckleberry and Miss Huckleberry's Outstanding Teen, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is the second year the pageant will serve as a preliminary event for the Miss Oklahoma pageant. This year, young women from a 150 mile radius of Jay may participate in the pageant.

The Miss pageant, ages 18 to 24, along with the teen division, ages 13 to 18, will take place simultaneously, with the pageants alternating after each event. Admission, TBA, will be charged.

Cost to enter the Miss Huckleberry Pageant is $100 - a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, the official charity of the Miss America Organization. The Teen pageant costs $100 per person, and those proceeds help offset the cost of the pageant.

It costs $60 per person for the younger pageant. All entries must be received on Thursday, June 15. Persons interested may contact Hester at at 918-964-1618 or huckleberrypageant@yahoo.com.