WED 08.02

Senior portraits in Jay

The final day for senior yearbook portraits for members of the Class of 2018, at Jay High School, will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 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 http://seniors.legacystudios.com/jay-high-school-jay-ok or call 1-800-348-4360.

THU. 08.03 to 08.04

JPS new student enrollment

Enrollment for new students within the Jay Public School system will take place on the following days:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 3 and 4, for all grades. Elementary and mid-school students will register at their respective campuses, high schoolers will register at Bulldog Arena.

Students are asked to bring their birth certificates, shot records, social security cards (optional), proof of residency and CDIB card if applicable.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8602.

FRI. 08.04

Food Truck Friday

Officials with the Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau will host the first Food Truck Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4, on the lawn of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event will feature food trucks, as well a car show. The 1950s era band Cool Breeze Band, will perform. The event is free, and open to the public.

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.

Benefit Hog Fry, Pie Auction

A benefit hog fry and pie auction, to raise funds for Jack Kingfisher and family, is taking place beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Eucha Community Center.

Dinner begins at 4 p.m., with singing to follow. 

TUE. 08.08

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.

This month's session will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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

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 http://jaychamber.org.

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 director@har-bervillage.com, or visit har-bervillage.com.

SUN. 08.13

Back to School Block Party

Volunteers from First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Back to School Block Party, from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, at the church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The event is designed to kick off the school year with some fun. It will include bounce houses, music, free hair cuts for students, games, giveaways, a dunk tank and more.

The event is free and open to the community. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148.

TUE. 08.15

JPS Open House

District wide open house for Jay Public Schools will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at all campuses.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2602.

THU. 08.17

JPS First Day of School

The first day of school for Jay Public School students will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2602.

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

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 http://www.rightchoicescornmaze.com or call 417-762-3695.

SUN. 09.24

Walk for Life

The annual Abundant Blessing Center Walk for Life will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at the Grove Sports Complex.

A timed 5K, it is open to both runners and walkers. It also includes a one-mile fun run/walk.

Cost is $25 per person for the timed 5K, $20 for a one-mile fun run. Persons interested may register by Sept. 10, in order to receive a t-shirt on the day of the race. After Sept. 10, registration for the 5K increases to $30.

For more information, to see a route map, or to signup online, persons interested may visit https://runsignup.com/race/ok/grove/abcwalkforlife.

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.

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.

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 offers 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

JPS new student enrollment

Enrollment for new students within the Jay Public School system will take place on the following days:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Aug. 3 and 4, for all grades. Elementary and mid-school students will register at their respective campuses, high schoolers will register at Bulldog Arena.

Students are asked to bring their birth certificates, shot records, social security cards (optional), proof of residency and CDIB card if applicable.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8602.