WED. 08.16

Boys & Girls Club of DelCo

The 2017-18 enrollment for the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware County is now open.

Parents/guardians may stop by the club, on Great Futures Boulevard, in Jay to pick up an enrollment packet, or download it at

The club is open from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m., during the school year. The program costs $30 per month for the first child, and $20 per month for each additional child. Scholarships are available. Space is available for up to 400 students.

For more information, persons interested may call Jay Cranke, executive director, at 918-253-2500 or

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.

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.

FRI. 08.18 to 08.20

Thunder on Wolf Creek

The fifth annual Thunder on Wolf Creek, known as the "greatest show on the water," will take place Friday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug. 20, at Wolf Creek Park, Grove.

The event will include three days of fun including 20 heats of hydroplane and runabout boat racing.

Hosted by the Oklahoma Boat Racing Association, the event is sanctioned by the National Boat Racing Association. More than 65 boats, representing teams from 15 states, are expected to participate.

Testing starts at noon, on Friday, Aug. 18. Racing takes place, following opening ceremonies at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 19, and noon, Sunday, Aug. 20.

Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information, persons interested may contact Leonard Miller 918-791-1733 or visit or

FRI. 08.18 to 08.21

Solar Eclipse Extravaganza in Bernice

Officials at Grand Lake State Park - Bernice will host the “Solar Eclipse Extravaganza” Saturday to Monday, Aug. 19 to 21, at the park. Activities include:

• Saturday, Aug. 19

10 a.m. - Solar Eclipse: the myth, facts and safety.

1 p.m. - Wild Eats

3 p.m. - Eclipse Art

• Sunday, Aug. 20

10 a.m. - Eclipse Art

1 p.m. - Do it yourself eclipse viewers

3 p.m. - Eclipse Art

• Monday, Aug. 21

10 a.m. - Do it yourself eclipse viewers

11 a.m. - Ultraviolet Light Detectors

11:30 a.m. - The science of solar eclipse

Noon - Picnic in the park on the point. Safety glasses and commemorative buttons for sale.

12:30 p.m. - View the solar eclipse at the point.

2 to 4 p.m. - Eclipse crafts at the nature center.

Grand Lake State Park - Bernice, and the Bernice Nature Center is located at 54101 East Highway 85A, Afton. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-8330.

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.

Cars for Critters car show

The sixth annual "Cars for Critters" indoor car show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. The event is free and open to the public. Along with classic cars for viewing , there will be food, music, drawings and door prizes.

Car show registration begins at the Grove Civic Center after 4 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 18 and from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Pre-registration car entry fee is $15; Saturday car entry fee is $20.

For more information, or to pre-register a car, persons interested may visit or contact Ivan Devitt, chairman, at 918-791-8328.

MON. 08.21

DelCo Republicans to meet

Members of the Delaware County Republican Party will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.

The event will feature Kevin Stitt, candidate for Oklahoma governor. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, persons interested may visit

TUE. 08.22

DelCo Democrats to meet

Members of the Delaware County Democrats will host their next meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Jay Community Center, in Jay. State Rep. Ben Loring (D-Miami) will speak about the state budget.

For more information, persons interested may call Vickie Adams at 918-801-7196.

FRI. 08.25

Preacher & Travelers in Concert

Nashville Recording Artists Preacher & Travelers will perform a country gospel concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth Street in Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call Patrick Quick at 918-864-7126 or email

SAT. 08.26

Guns & Hoses Blood Drive

The Sixth Annual Guns & Hoses Blood Drive, sponsored by The Grove Sun, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The event pits the "Guns" (law enforcement) against the "Hoses" (fire fighters). Fire fighters have won the competition the last two years.

The drive is organized by the Oklahoma Blood Institute, which is the primary blood product supplier for INTEGRIS Grove Hospital. All donors will receive a t-shirt and two tickets to the Safari Joe’s H2O Water Park.

For more information or to make an appointment, persons interested may contact Samantha Edwards at 918-786-2228 or call 877-340-8777.

SUN. 08.27

Gospel & Giggles in Grove

A joint concert, billed as "Gospel & Giggles" will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove.

The event pairs the piano stylings of Terry Jordan with the comedic tenor of Patti Beth Anderson.

The event, which includes a finger-food reception, as well as a meet-and-greet photo opportunity, costs $35 per person. Reservations are advised.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4113.

TUE. 08.29

Movie night in Jay

Volunteers at the Delaware County Library in Jay will host a free movie screening at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the library.

The movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be shown. Free popcorn will be provided.

The library is located at 429 South Ninth, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8521.

WED. 08.30

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 Saturday 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.

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.

Beth Moore Simulcast

Volunteers at First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Beth Moore Simulcast, Captivated, the Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the church.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $20, which includes lunch, snack, childcare and door prizes. Free childcare is available, with pre-registration for students 6 months to 10 years.

Tickets may be purchased online at, the church office, or Trench Brothers Graphics and Sissy's Place, both in Grove.

The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148 or Karen Swenson at or 918-964-0900.

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.

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

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.

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

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.