THU. 09.14

Casey to speak in Jay

Members of the Friends of the Library at the Delaware County Library in Jay, will host author Donis Casey, as their guest speaker.

The meeting takes place 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at the library in Jay. A potluck luncheon will be served.

Casey is a third generation Oklahoma, born and reared in Tulsa, but her roots go back to the Boynton area, where her ancestors settled in the same era as portrayed in her books.

Her books include: The Old Buzzard Had It Coming, Hornswoggled, The Drop Edge of Yonder, The Sky Took Him, Crying Blood, The Wrong HIll to Die On, Hell With the Lid Blown Off, All Men Fear Me and the soon to be published Forty Dead Men. Her book Return of the Raven Mocker is available for checkout at the Jay library.

The book tour is part of the Back Roads of EODLS program offered from September to November within the EODLS libraries.

For more information, persons interested may contact the library at 918-253-8521 or Gloria Ketcher at 918-253-8949.

FRI. 09.15

Playmakers to feature Carroll work

The Grove Playmakers will feature "If All The Sky Were Paper," written by Andrew Carroll beginning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the Playmaker's theatre in Grove.

Reservations are required.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Veterans will receive a discount on each of two tickets. Group prices are available as are discounted ‘pay what you can’ tickets.

Additional performances of the play will take place at 7:30 p.m., on Sept. 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 30 and at 2 p.m., on Sundays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1. at the Playmakers’ theatre is at 121 West Third, in Grove.

The minimum age guideline for this production is older elementary school and above, based on the appropriateness of the play for that age level and the capability of the student to understand the adult content of this production.

There are no paper tickets needed at The Playmakers. for more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8950 and leave a message with their reservation for the box office volunteer who will confirm within 24 hours, or email groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or reserve online at www.groveplaymakers.com.

SAT. 09.16

Andrew Carroll War Letters

Families or individuals may visit with author Andrew Carroll about war letters sent by service members within their families during a public session in Grove.

The gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6107.

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.

Pelivan at REC Day

Members of the Pelivan Transit transport riders from the Grove Civic Center parking lot (rear lot) to REC Day festivities from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16.

All services will be free and open to the public. For more information, persons interested may call 918-855-Pelivan.

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 groveumc.org, 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 ksdiamond310@sbcglobal.net or 918-964-0900.

Paper the town with Art

Paper the town with art, an arts festival sponsored by members of the Grove Springs Cultural District, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, throughout the downtown area and at satellite locations within Grove.

The event is designed to serve as a chance for artist - visual and performing alike - to showcase their work.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-786-5871.

Blackwood Brothers in Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, an award-winning gospel music group, will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.

This is the seventh appearance by the Blackwoods in Grove.

The event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 206 Elk St, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.

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.

TUE. 09.19

NEOK Genealogical Society

The next meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Genealogical Society will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Grove Public Library, 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

For more information, persons interested may contact Glenda White at 918-786-2945. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month.

THU. 09.21

DelCo Farmers Union

Members of the Delaware County Farmers Union (the farm organization of American Farmers and Ranchers Mutual Insurance Co) will take part in an annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Delaware County Library in Jay. No dinner will be served.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-2155 or 918-422-5457.

SAT. 09.23

NEOK Veterans Reunion

The Rev. Dave Roever, a Vietnam veteran, is the guest speaker for the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Reunion, set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at Crossroads Church, Grove.

The event will begin with a free barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m., and the meeting at 6 p.m. Crossroads Church is located at 56900 East Highway 59, Grove, near the Highway 125 interchange on Highway 59.

In addition to Roever, special guests include Lt. Col. and Chaplain Brad Hanna with the Oklahoma Army National Guard and Rep. Josh West (R-Grove) a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The event is sponsored by churches in Delaware, Ottawa, Mayes and Craig Counties. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-8455.

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.

WED. 09.27

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, 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. 09.30

Fifth Touch A Truck

The Fifth Touch a Truck, sponsored by the staff at the Grove Public Library, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Wolf Creek Park.

The event is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for a minimum charge.

Community helpers who have vehicles to display during the event are asked to contact Glenda White or Brenda Newnam at 918-786-2945.

SUN. 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.

WED. 10.04

Red Cross Blood Drive

Volunteers with the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth, Jay.

For more information, persons interested may call Virginia Cordell at 918-801-6788 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “JayOK”.

THU. 10.05

Building 429 in concert

Building 429, with Josh Wilson and Chris August will be in concert on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for artist circle. Tickets are available at the church office or online at itickets.com.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

THU. 10.12

Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma

Members of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at Grove's First Baptist Church, Grove.

The event is free. A love offering will be taken up during the concert.

The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419.

SAT. 10.21

Jay Fall Fest

Volunteers from the City of Jay will host a Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21, on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn.

The event will include a variety of items.. For more information, or to reserve a vendor space, persons interested may contact Camrine Thompson at 918-253-4148.

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.