Bluegrass Festival

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Bluegrass Gospel Explosion at 6 p.m., and the Foust Family at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Food will be ready at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.

Monthly Community Sing

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.

This is the first time the event will take place on the second Saturday of the month, rather than the fourth Saturday of the month.

The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singers are the Spring City Quartet based in southwest Missouri. A love offering will be received. Nursery care is available.

For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.

Book signing on Monkey Island

Missy Linn (M.L.) Woods will host a book signing of her Christian novel, House of Lister, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at The Monkey's Uncle Cafe, located at the corner of Highway 125/Highway 85, commonly known as Littlefield's Corner, in Bernice.

The book is about a family plagued by generational curses which must be overcome before the family can fulfill the work God has for them. The mission is a dangerous one in which every member of the family must be listening to and know the voice of God, if they’re intercession fails, it means becoming a human sacrifice on the altar of the family’s spiritual enemy. It's set in northeast Oklahoma.

House of Lister is available for purchase in both paperback and eBook formats at, Barnes and Noble, and eLectio Publishing. House of Lister is available in eBook format only from iTunes.. For more information, persons interested may visit

Forgiven Quartet to perform in Grove

Members of Forgiven Quartet will perform at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, at Crosswired Cowboy Church located at 28565 South 670 Road in Grove. All are invited to attend the free performance and stay for service.

Current members of the group are Mark Brooke (tenor) from Bartlesville, Mark Green (lead) from Owasso, David Buckingham (baritone/bass player) from Tulsa, and Bink Mooney from Lawton.

The group routinely performs at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, has recently signed an exclusive artist agreement with The Song Garden Music Group out of Chesapeake, Virginia and recently performed on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information, persons interested may visit the church's Facebook page by searching "Crosswired-Cowboy-Church."


Bluegrass Jam at St. Andrew's

Musicians of all ages are invited to take part in the weekly Bluegrass Jam from 6 to 9 p.m., every Monday, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove.

All ages and levels of ability are welcome. The event is open to the whole family.

People are encouraged to participate or sit back and listen. Free coffee and water are provided.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located at 555 East Third Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Rev. Dr. David L. Bridges at 918-786-4113 or

Grand Lake Senior Friends

The Grand Lake Senior Friends meets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove. It includes games, crafts, music and lunch.

For more information, persons may call Fran Rahn at 918-786-4113 or Fr. David Bridges at 918-801-2203.

Taste of Grace

Taste Of Grace, a free soup outreach ministry, organized by members of Trinity Baptist Church, Grove, will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., every Wednesday, at the church.

The event is designed to provide soup to anyone, no questions asked. No preaching, just "made from scratch soup."

The church is located 400 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.

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.