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 to 10.29

Right Choices Corn Maze

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

The corn maze and pumpkin patch is open from now 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.

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.

Packet pickup and registration will take place at 1 p.m., at the JB Earp Football Stadium in Jay.

The duathlon, team duathlon and 5K kicks off at 3 p.m. followed by the 1K fun run. The kids’ duathlon begins shortly after the completion of the duathlon.

This is a Cherokee Nation Wings sponsored event and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware County.

For more information and to register, race entrants can visit the Jay Sprint Duathlon & 5K Facebook page and click on the Sign Up tab or go to www.runsignup.com/jaysprintdu.

Donkey Basketball

A donkey basketball game, featuring a variety of local celebrities, will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 1, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School, Jay.

The Grand Savings Bank Badonkeydonks coached by Fawna Robertson will take on Arvest Flying Jacks coached by Whitney Walker.

The fun will start with an elementary style team selection of local participants including, but not limited to: Madison Wilson, Kyle Stump, Mike Shambaugh, Parker Newkirk, Ridge Sturges, John Davenport, Rob Studie, Marcie Phillips, Jason Ward, Kali Ward, Jeremy Colvard, Skye Goins, Matt Walker, Greg Wilson, Rob Thompson, Sam Taylor, Shawnda Larmon, Josh Keller, John Williams and Tyler Mason.

Tickets are $7 per person if purchased by Sept. 28 at the high school office, or Arvest and Grand Savings Bank in Jay. Tickets at the door are $10 per person.

Proceeds will benefit the Jay Middle and High School Choir Departments.

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.

SAT. 10.07 to 10.08

Open 5on5 Mens Basketball Tournament

The first Open 5on5 Mens Basketball Tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, at Bulldog Arena on the campus of Jay High School, Jay.

Entry fees are $125 per team, with first and second places awarded t-shirts.

Proceeds will benefit the Jay High School Boys Basketball program. For more information, persons interested may contact Terry Sweeney at 918-774-6020 or Miguel Ortiz at 918-575-2738.

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. 10.14

Hunter education classes

Marni Loftis, Delaware County Game Warden, will host a Hunter Education Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Delaware County Library in Jay. Persons are asked to come at least 15 minutes before the session starts. The class is also available online.

For more information, or to register for the class, persons interested may visit www.wildlifedepartment.com and look for the education link.

Jay Alumni Association

Officials with the Jay High School Alumni Association will host an alumni meeting at noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Jay Community Center, Jay.

The board members will provide fried chicken and drinks, participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

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.