GOP Primary Today for SD 37

From Tulsa World

There are seven candidates on today’s ballot, including a Sand Springs municipal judge, a west Tulsa school activist, two small-business owners, two Sand Springs city councilors and a field representative for Congressman Jim Bridenstine.

Today’s winner will not be the successor of Sen. Dan Newberry, but will be favored in the Nov. 14 general election.

Brian O’Hara, the field representative for Congressman Bridenstine, will be on the ballot today. O’Hara is a former Jenks city councilor and a business executive.

O’Hara has represented Bridenstine for five years and said that gave him a better understanding of SD 37. O’Hara stands for better state budgeting and open transfers between public schools.

For more information about candidates on the ballot, click here.

THRIVE Jenks launches campaign to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

THRIVE has created a campaign “Small Town, Big Heart” to provide disaster relief for those in need due to Hurricane Harvey.
They have completed all the necessary arrangements to delivery any items collected over the next two weeks.
THRIVE is collecting things like non-perishable food items, flashlights, and diapers.
If you are able, please join THRIVE to help those in need in this dire time.
Items may be dropped off at THRIVE Jenks or The Reserve on Elm.
Complete list of items includes:

Non Perishable Food
Hygiene Products
Flash Lights 
Work Gloves
Trash Bags
Rebuilding Supllies
Cleaning Supplies

Meet the Art on Main graphic design team

Two talented graphic design students will be working on this year’s Art on Main poster.

Amber Michele and Kaity Warren are students at Tulsa Technology Center studying Visual Graphic Design. Amber and Kaity have been partners on several projects and together they placed first at the Heartland Gaming Expo 2017 for concept design.

Both girls plan to pursue a professional career in graphic design.

Read their bios below:

“I am Amber Michele and I have been an artist since the age of four. I have lived in Tulsa, OK my entire life. I received an Associate’s Degree in the Arts and have worked with many clients from fine art commissions to logo designs. Since 2012, I have been in more than 25 shows and won 10 awards. I am currently taking my second year at TTC studying Visual Graphic Design to become a certified freelance artist. You can check out some of my work at ||”

“My name is Kaity Warren and I am a graphic designer in Tulsa, Oklahoma! I’m currently a senior in high school. I also go to Tulsa Technology Center for Visual Graphic Design. Once I graduate in 2018, I plan on continuing my education at the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. I plan to major in graphic design and minor in entrepreneurship. Throughout my career as a graphic designer, I have created logos, t-shirts and prints (fine art). I create logos for new businesses in my local area and t-shirts for groups and communities in Oklahoma. In my free time I am either rock climbing, working on new t-shirts, or doing homework!”

Jenks superintendent named to governor’s task force

Jenks Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield

has been named to the Task Force on Improving the State Aid Formula for schools by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell praised Butterfield’s appointment.

“Dr. Butterfield is a strong and tireless leader in education and will undoubtedly play a vital role in finding solutions for the funding formula,” Driskell said. “We at the Jenks Chamber congratulate her on this appointment.”

Butterfield has spent her entire 28-year career in public education at Jenks. She has served the district in various capacities, including 10 years as a first- and second-grade teacher. She has also served as an assistant superintendent and as deputy superintendent. She was named JPS superintendent in 2013.

According to a press release from the governor’s office, this task force “is to study and make recommendations to the Legislature on improving the state aid formula for public schools” and is authorized through Dec. 31, 2018, but may make recommendations to the governor, president pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and chairs of the education committees in the House and Senate by year’s end.

Other appointees are Stanley F. Hupfield, Dave Lopez, and Jennifer Monies, all of Oklahoma City.

Jenks stadium named after Trimble

The football stadium at Jenks High School will bear a new name for it’s 100th


Honoring its longtime head coach, the playing field will be called Allan Trimble Stadium.


Trimble, who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), will return for another season after leading the Trojans over 22 seasons and winning 13 state titles.


Trimble is expected to address the public at the Trojan Preview tonight as part of a ceremony to honor his legacy.

Trimble’s name will be featured on the new press box, the video score board, and inserted into the turf.

The former name, Hunter-Dwelley Field, was dedicated in 1929 in honor of two Jenks football players. Both died within a year, Francis Hunter from typhoid fever in 1922 and Charles Dwelley in a gasoline explosion in 1923.

Jenks Planetarium hosts Solar Eclipse Presentation

The Jenks High School Planetarium is hosting an event to educate people on the upcoming solar eclipse.

Monday- Friday evenings at 7:00pm, the Planetarium is launching a show about the upcoming eclipse called ” The 2017 North American Eclipse of the Sun.”

It was produced by our Jenks Planetarium Director Dan Zielinski and narrated by Jenks High School students.

It will provide all the information needed to view the solar eclipse.

Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the door. Tickets can be found here.

Eclipse glasses will be on sale before and after the shows for $1.

City surplus auction to feature vehicles, equipment and more

The City of Jenks will host a surplus auction Monday with a variety of items from multiple city departments.

Items up for grabs include used vehicles, dump trucks, fork lifts and fire fighting equipment.

Smaller tech items, such as iPhones and laptops will be available.

Fun toys, including a coin-operated pool table and Pelican kayaks can be found.

The auction is Aug. 14 at 9 a.m.

950 W. 101st St. Jenks, OK 74037.

Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.

For a complete list of items click here »


Art on Main applications still open

It’s not too late to apply for Art on Main 2017!

Application deadline is Sept. 15. All artists will be informed of acceptance by Sept. 22.

A $50 booth fee applies to artists who submit after July 31.

Art on Main is October 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hosted by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation.

Applications can be found here.

Send applications to or by mail to:

Art on Main

c/o Jenks Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 902

Jenks, OK 74037


Wild Weather Camp touches down at OK Aquarium

Travis Meyer’s Wild Weather Camp touched down at the Oklahoma Aquarium Tuesday.

The News on 6 meteorology crew, including Radar the weather dog, gave a presentation on weather and safety tips to local elementary students.

Meyer talked about the water cycle, the solar system and types of cloud formations.

The Wild Weather camp was complete with special effects, including a simulated tornado.

The Oklahoma Aquarium saw more than 600 people come through the doors by 11 a.m.

The aquarium events team works diligently to bring fun and exciting events for the community.

The next big event is HallowMarine. The Aquarium will open its doors for trick-or-treaters for 5 nights during the last week of October.

See for more information.

Leadership Jenks Applications Now Available

Jenks residents and employees of Jenks businesses are encouraged to apply for the 31st class of Leadership Jenks.

Participants will hear from a variety of community leaders on topics including government, education, the business community and more. Participants will meet one evening a month from October to May.

Leadership Jenks is a joint program of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the City of Jenks.

There is no charge to participate thanks to support from chamber members.

For questions, email jessica.stacy(at) or call 918-299-5005.

Applications are due by Friday Sept. 15.

Click here to download the Leadership Jenks XXXI Application.