WED. 07.26

Thomas to perform Wednesday

Trevor Thomas, an actor and entertainer, will present his drama at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church, at the church.

Thomas is best known by his nickname, “Mr. Drama.” He tours with his wife, Sawyer, and daughter Claire. The trio have recorded for Chapel Valley Music on the Sanctuary label.

During his events, theater, comedy, music, and evangelism collide; and Broadway, Red Skelton, and Carol Burnett meet Billy Graham. Everything varies from funny to serious; however, all of the material is worshipful, evangelistic, and edifying for the church.

Foundation Free Will Baptist Church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken up for Thomas.

For additional information, persons interested may call Pastor Sam Smith at the church office at 918-787-8950.

WED. 07.26 to 07.28

VBS at New Hope

Volunteers at New Hope Baptist Church will host Camp Aladaicki, a Vacation Bible School, at 6:30 p.m., each evening, now till Friday, July 28, at the church, 37940 US Highway 59, Jay.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-3985.

South Grand Lake Baptist VBS

Volunteers for South Grand Lake Baptist Church will host a “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, July 26 to 28, at the church. The Children’s program will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 30.

The church is located at 3042 State Highway 28, Eucha.

SAT. 07.29

4 State Junior Rough Stock Finals

The Four State Junior Rough Stock Series finals will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Grove Round Up Club Arena, Grove.

The event will include bareback with divisions for 7 to 19 years, as well as open, sheep, calves, steers, senior bulls and open bulls.

Call in or for more information, persons interested may call 918-257-1247.

FRI. 07.29 to 07.30

Badshot Gun Show

A gun trade show, hosted by BadShot Gun Shows, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 29, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Admission is $8, with veterans, law enforcement or firefighters admitted for $7. Persons who bring a gun to trade or sell will receive a dollar off admission. Tables may be rented for $50.

For more information, persons interested may call 405-503-3665 or

SUN. 07.30

Minion Skate in Grove

Dave Minion, fresh from Despicable Me 3, will be the featured guest during the "Skate and lunch with Dave Minion" set for Sunday, July 30, at Rocket Skating Plus in Grove.

The event, set for 1 to 4 p.m., for lunch and skating or 2 to 4 p.m., for skating, will take place at Rocket Skating Plus, located at 61805 East 315 Road, in Grove.

Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite minion costumes. Parents or guardians are encouraged to bring a camera to snap memories of their skater with Dave.

Tickets purchased in advance will get participants inside the doors 15 minutes early. Tickets for the lunch and skate are $10, while skating only is $5.

No free passes may be used during the event. Parents or adults, accompanying a child, who do not skate will be admitted for free.

Tickets will be available in advance or at the door. Lunch includes up to two slices of pizza, a drink and a snack.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-787-8746 or visit

TUE. 08.01 to 08.02

Senior portraits in Jay

The senior yearbook portraits for members of the Class of 2018, at Jay High School, will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Jay High School. Multiple packages are available. The yearbook session is free, additional sessions have a charge based upon the number of outfits used in pictures.

For more information, persons interested may visit or call 1-800-348-4360.

SAT. 08.05

Veterans Bowling Event

Officials with Thunderbowl Lanes of Grove will host a free, open bowling for all veterans and their families, from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at Thunderbowl Lanes, 28300 South 620 Road (Cherokee Street), Grove.

The event is sponsored by the American Legion, VFW, DAV and the Spavinaw Youth & Neighborhood Center. Concessions will be available.

For more information, persons interested may call Rusty Henson at 918-213-5282 or Debra Bowers at 479-721-9121.

SAT. 08.12

Jay Cruise Night

The annual Jay Cruise Night will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, in Jay. The event will include entertainment, drawings, a poker run, a 50/50 pot and more.

For more information, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-253-8698 or visit

Art on the Lake

A family-friendly art show, known as Art on the Lake, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Har-Ber Village in Grove.

The event is designed to give artists a chance to showcase their work, and provide them an outlet to connect artists and patrons.

There is no space for artists to reserve a space, however, pre-registration is required by Friday, Aug. 4.

The event is free with admission: $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 62 and above, $5 for children 6 to 13, and free for children under 6 and for village members.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6446, email, or visit

THU. 08.17

Kansas Schools returns on Aug. 17

A full day of classes will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17, for students pre-k to 12th grade within the Kansas School District. Buses will run the regular routes, arriving at school by 8 a.m.

Students who did not attend Kansas schools during the 2016-17 school year, must pre-enroll from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday to Friday, Aug. 1 to 4. To enroll in pre-k, a student must be at least 4-years-old by Sept. 1. In order to enroll in kindergarten, a student must be 5-years-old by Sept. 1.

All students enrolling must have an official birth certificate, immunization records, social security card and CDIB card (if applicable) at the time of enrollment.

Pre-k and kindergarteners must have the following vaccinations: (Pre-K) four DTP, three Polio, one MMR, three Hepatitis B, two Hepatitis A, and one Varicella; (kindergarten) five DTP, four polio, two MMR, three Hepatitis B, two Hepatitis A, and one Varicella.

All students entering seventh and eighth grade must provide documentation of the following vaccinations: three doses of Hepatitis B, two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and one T-dap booster.

Students interested in the Proficiency Based Test may take it at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, with pre-registration completed by Thursday, July 27.

Students are reminded, no roller backpacks are allowed within the Kansas Public School System.

SAT. 08.19

JHS Alumni Association All School Reunion

Members of the Jay High School Alumni Association will host an all - class reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School.

Tickets are $15 and will include entertainment and finger food. A dessert table will be set up for $5 per plate, as well as a silent auction.

Proceeds will benefit the JHS Alumni Association, to be awarded in scholarships at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Tickets will be available for purchase at Arvest or Grand Savings Banks in Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call David Dunham, 918-801-6838.

SAT. 09.16


REC Day, known as Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting, takes place this year on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Events begin at 8 a.m., with free donuts and coffee, and arts and crafts booths, on the civic center parking lot.

Inside the civic center, participants will register for the meeting, vote for representatives and visit a variety of vendors.

The event will also include both indoor and outdoor entertainment, an outdoor kidzone, complete with games, prizes, and student registration for computer drawings.

Registration is open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Civic Center. Participants do not have to be present to win most of the door prizes.

SAT. 09.16 to 10.29

Right Choices Corn Maze

The staff of the Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will hold its half price opening weekends on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the maze near Southwest City, Mo.

The corn maze and pumpkin patch is open from Saturday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1161 Manning Road, Southwest City, Mo.

For more information, persons interested may visit or call 417-762-3695.

SAT. 10.01

Jay Sprint Duathlon & 5K

The 2017 Jay Sprint Duathlon and 5K will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at the J.B. Earp Stadium in Jay.

SAT. 11.11

DCCSAN Winterset

Winterst, the annual fundraiser for the Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Robinett Event Center in Jay.

Tickets will be available for purchase at area banks or by calling the center. This year's theme is "The Roaring 20s." Period clothing or semi-formal dress is encouraged.

Proceeds from the event, which also includes a live and silent auction, helps fund DCCSAN programing, which includes assisting in child abuse investigations and providing counseling, advocacy and court preparation for the children in our county that have been victims of abuse.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4539.


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

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.