Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Volunteers with Chariot of God's Love, an affiliate of Community Chapel, in Jay, are collecting donations to purchase turkeys and other items for the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23, at the Jay Senior Center. The meal is free and open to the public.

Volunteers are also needed to make the day a success. Items needed for the meal include turkeys, potatoes (white and sweet), green beans, cranberry sauce, dressing, and pumpkin or apple pies.

For more information, persons interested may contact Ruth Robinson at 918-350-4272. 

Thanksgiving Basket Project

Volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware County are gathering donations to help purchase food to provide up to 100 baskets to families within the county for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The project typically takes $3,000 to fund the baskets. This is the fifth year for the initiative.

Donations may be sent to the Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 1260 Jay, 74346. Pledges may also be emailed to Jay Cranke, director, at jay@jayamericaradio.com.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-2500.

WED. 11.15 to 11.20

Operation Christmas Child drop-offs

Volunteers at Church of the Shepherd (COS) in Grove will host a national drop-off site for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

The center, located at the church, 1600 Har-Ber Road, Grove, will be open now until Monday, Nov. 20, at various times.

• Wednesday, Nov. 15 - 4 to 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 16 - 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 17 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18 - 1 to 3 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 20 - 1 to 3 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 21 - 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information, persons interested may contact Christi Lungren at 620-506-7312 or christilungren31@gmail.com.

THU. 11.16

Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God Church will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the church.

The meal is $7 for adults, $3 for children, $8 for carryout and free for children five and under. To go/carryout orders will begin at 9 a.m. The church is located one mile east of Shundi Road on Highway 10. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8788.

Book signing for Round in Jay

Officials with Grand Savings Bank in Jay will host a book signing for Carol Round, Oklahoma author and international columnist, from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the bank at 1222 North Main, Jay.

The signing will focus on Round's ninth book "Growing Confidently in Your Faith: A lifelong Journey to Becoming More Like Jesus."

The book, written for women, is designed to help women who are searching for answers, searching for significance and searching for the One who can fill that emptiness.

Divided by monthly themes, the book offers a Monday devotional followed by a list of questions for reflection through the week. Each month has a specific theme.

For more information, persons interested may contact Round at carol@carolaround.com.

SUN. 11.19

Jay Bulldog Bash

The Jay Bulldog Bash, to introduce this year’s Jay Bulldog Basketball Players, will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Bulldog Arena.

The event will include a Shotpouch Hog Fry, for $8 per person, as well as a silent auction with pies, cakes, baskets and other goods.

Proceeds benefit the Jay High School Basketball Program.

Community Thanksgiving Service

The Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Grove Ministerial Alliance, will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, at Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island.

Rev. Mark Kuiper, with Three Rivers Presbyterian Church, will provide the message, while Caleb Jernigan, pastor at Lake Center Baptist Church, will provide the music.

Childcare will be provided during the service and light refreshments following the service will be provided. The event is being moved from the Grove Performing Arts Center, due to a construction-related issue.

The evening will also include reports from the three ministry directors: Abundant Blessing Center, Loads of Love and Christian HELP Center.

A special offering will be taken during the service to help support the ministries and programs sponsored by the ministerial alliance.

VFW Turkey Shoot

The annual turkey shoot at the Grove VFW Post 8380 will take place beginning at 11 a.m., each Sunday, until Nov. 19.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The shoot is $2 per shot and $1 for splatter shots. Auxiliary shack will be open for refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Relief Fund. More information: 918-786-2375.

MON. 11.20

DelCo Quilt group

A new quilting group is now meeting at the Delaware County Library in Jay.

The group, open to anyone regardless of skill levels - including those who are just starting out, to those who want to hone their techniques or learn new ones.

The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the library. Scheduled meetings for the remainder of the year include Monday, Nov. 20, Monday Dec. 4, and Monday Dec. 18.

For more information, persons interested may contact Sherbie Tollefson at 480-229-9509 or sherbiesgt@gmail.com.

TUE. 11.21

Delaware County Genealogical Society to meet

Members of the Delaware County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 (the third Tuesday of the month) at the Grove Public Library Meeting Room.

The discussion focus on families who were on the 1900 Federal Indian Territory Census in the Delaware District..

Yearly dues are $7.50 for individuals and $10 for a families.

For more information, persons interested may contact Glenda White at the Grove Public Library at 918-786-2945.

THU. 11.23

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers with Chariot of God's Love, an affiliate of Community Chapel, in Jay, will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23, at the Jay Senior Center. The meal is free and open to the public.

Volunteers are also needed to make the day a success. Donations to purchase items are also needed. The meal will include turkey, potatoes (white and sweet), green beans, cranberry sauce, dressing, and pumpkin or apple pies.

For more information, persons interested may contact Ruth Robinson at 918-350-4272.

SAT. 11.25

Christmas at the Playmakers

The comedy, “Every Christmas Story You’ve Ever Heard (and then some)” will open at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 25, at The Playmakers, 121 W. 3rd Street, Grove, with a family matinee.

This performance only has discounted tickets for children, ages 5-12 when accompanied by at least one adult, though they may attend with family members at any other performance at regular prices.

Performances continue on 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, Friday, Dec. 1, Tuesday, Dec. 5, Friday, Dec. 8; and 2 p.m., Sundays Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8950. Additional information may be obtained by emailing groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or visit www.groveplaymakers.com.

MON. 11.27

DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #19 of Grove will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, for a potluck meal in Room 4 of the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

A meeting will follow at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to all veterans. Memberships are available.

For more information, persons interested may contact Debra Bowers at 479-721-9121.

WED. 11.29

Christmas Lighting Ceremony

The Jay Christmas Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, on the Courthouse Square in Jay.

The event will include singing, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Santa, hot food, cookies and hot chocolate.

The lighting of the Courthouse lights will take place between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-253-8698.

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 Wednesday, 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.

THU. 11.30

Beef Nutrition Meeting

Earl Ward, area livestock specialist with OSU, will present information on beef nutrition, at a two hour meeting set for Thursday, Nov. 30, at Jim Hollenback's ranch, 18753 County Road 433, Jay.

The event, sponsored by the Delaware County OSU Extension Office. For more information, persons interested may call Gus Holland at 918-253-4332 or email gus.holland@okstate.edu.

FRI. 12.01

Cloverton Hallelujah Christmas

Members of Cloverton will present the Hallelujah Christmas tour at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at COS (Church of the Shepherd), 1600 West Har-Ber Road, Grove.

General admission is $8. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Jeff Lungren Chevrolet, First National Bank, Rustic Rehab, Grove Dental Associates and at COS.

The concert is designed to serve as a benefit Project 7. For more information, persons interested may call 620-506-7312.

FRI. 12.01 to 12.04

22nd Community Give Away

The 22nd Annual "Community Give Away" will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Donations may be dropped off at the civic center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 and from 9 a.m. till the event start, on Monday, Dec. 4.

For more information, persons interested may call Kathie Benson at 918-801-3132 or OSU Delaware County Extension at 918-253-4332.

SAT. 12.02

Jay Holiday Homes Tour

Members of the Jay Education Foundation will host the annual Holiday Homes tour from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in Jay.

Tickets are $10 and available at Grand Savings Bank and Arvest Bank in Jay.

Homes on the tour include: Jeanie and Larry Bingham, Brian and Cassie Lane, Spring Valley Ranch, Judy Sturgis, and Chris and Jodi Waeckerle.

Proceeds from the tour benefit the Jay Education Foundation scholarship fund for graduating seniors. Buses will be available at Bulldog Arena for those not wanting to drive between the houses. Cookies and cider will also be available at the arena.

For more information, persons interested may contact Lynn Hendren, school counselor, at 918-253-4466 ext. 324.

SAT. 12.02 to 12.03

Living Nativity

The Ninth Annual Living Nativity at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will take from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church.

The two-night event includes free refreshments, live characters, sheep, donkeys and even camels. The entire event is free and open to the public.

The church is located approximately two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. For more information, persons interested may call the church office at 918-787-8950.

SAT. 12.09

Gingerbread Christmas

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Grove.

Entries will be judged on the best use of lights and the best theme, which is Gingerbread Christmas. All entries will be required to utilize lights. Fees are $10 per entry.

The chamber's float is the only Santa allowed in the parade. No candy may be thrown from the float.

For more information, or to receive a parade entry form, persons interested may call the chamber office at 918-786-9079.

Jay Christmas Parade

The Jay Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Jay Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, in Jay.

The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” As in the past, the Chamber’s float is the only entry, which may include Santa.

Lineup will take place at 1:30 p.m., on First Street near NAPA. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. No entry form or fee is required, however if the entry includes animals, please contact the chamber for additional information.

For more information, persons interested may contact 918-253-8698.

SUN. 12.31

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Members of the Playmakers will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration, which includes a dance and show, from 8:30 p.m. until after midnight, Sunday, Dec. 31, at the former Moose Lodge, 61951 East 315 Road, Grove.

The event will include a champaign toast, hats, horns, and an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Reservations are $75 per person if ordered by Dec. 30. Tickets at the door will be $85. Tickets for a VIP table for friends or businesses - a minimum of six, up to 12) are $75 per person. Attendees must be 21 years and over.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-8950 or email groveplaymakers@yahoo.com or visit www.groveplaymakers.com.

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 Kay Pickup or Sarah Foreman at 918-253-8542 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.