WED. 02.07

DelCo Retired Educators to meet

Members of the Delaware County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay.

Andrea Vansandt and Lauren Flanery will serve as the speakers. Hosts and greeters will be Sharlene Anderson & Sharon Law. For more information, persons interested may contact Beth Humphrey at 918-557-0130.

THU. 02.08

Storm Spotter Training

A storm spotter training will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Grove Community Center, 104 West Third, Grove.

The workshop is designed to provide information regarding storm spotting. CLEET hours are available for emergency first responders/volunteers.

The event is hosted by members of the Delaware County Emergency Management and the City of Grove Emergency Management. For more information, persons interested may call 918-787-4357.

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.

The meeting takes place on the second Thursday of each month, typically in the church's CLC Building, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.

The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

Coffee with CASA

A coffee, to help people learn more about how CASA volunteers help abused and neglected children, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 8, at 1909, 4 West Third Street, Grove.

The event is hosted by officials with the Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma (CANO).

During the event, participants will learn how to become a CASA volunteer in Delaware County.

A CASA volunteer gathers information about the children, and serves as the “eyes and ears” for the judge during the child’s time in foster care. The goal of a CASA volunteer is to advocate for the child through the judicial proceedings, until the case is closed and the child is placed in a permanent home.

CASA volunteers must be at least 21, pass a background check and participate in a 30-hour pre-service training course. The volunteer is required to stay with the case until it is closed, approximately 18 months.

For more information, persons interested may contact Gayle Hanson, training coordinator, at 785-623-6955 or 918-325-7202 or via email at gayle@cano-casa.com or visit http://cano-casa.com/volunteer.

FRI. 02.09 to 02.11

Grove Home, Garden Show

The annual Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Entry fees for members are $225 for a 10x10 booth, and $200 for an additional 10x10 booth space; for non members, the fees are $275 and 250 respectively. For booths touching the center court, have an additional $50 per 10x10 booth space fee.

No applications will be processed until payment is received. Drapes, side rails, tables, chairs and badges are provided to vendors.

For more information, or to reserve a booth space, persons interested may call 918-786-9079.

SAT. 02.10

Delaware County 4-H Livestock Show

The county 4-H livestock show takes place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, located between Jay and Grove on Highway 59.

The show opens at 11 a.m., with the dairy, and then the order is as follows: beef, sheep, goats, swine. It will also include a showmanship division in each species.

O&A Honor Flight Valentines

The Second Oklahoma & Arkansas Honor Flight Valentine's Dinner will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Army National Guard facility, 1333 East Main Street, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Tickets are $50 per couple. The event will include a meal, auction, door prizes and more. Proceeds of the event will help fund upcoming O&A Honor Flights out of Northwest Regional Airport.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, persons interested may contact Beath Marsh at 918-964-0439 or visit oahonorflight.org.

WED. 02.28 to 03.03

DelCo Spring Livestock Show

The county spring livestock show, for all 4-H and FFA showmen, takes place from Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Saturday, March 3, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 59 between Jay and Grove.

The four-day event begins on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the beef show at 5 p.m.

The goats, sheep and swine shows take place beginning at 3 p.m., on Thursday, March 1. Showmanship competitions will follow each species show.

The premium bidders lunch takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 2, with the premium sale to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the show arena.

THU. 02.22 to 02.24

Wizard of Oz in Grove

Students from across the Grove Public School system will perform in The Wizard of Oz during three performances Thursday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Grove High School Performing Arts Center.

Performances will include 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 24, and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25. All performances are general admission. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, persons interested may contact Jeffrey Haynes at 918-786-3003 ext. 3.

TUE. 03.06

Grand Lake Storytellers

The Grand Lake Storytellers, a group of people who love to tell - or hear - a good story, will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the Grove Public Library 1140 NEO Loop, Grove.

The group will give people a chance to share myths, fairy tales, legends, ghost stories, urban legends, historical, personal or adventure tales. Listeners and storytellers alike, are welcome.

For more information, persons interested may contact Kim Wenzel at 918-919-1490. The group plans to meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

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.