Discover Jenks ads now available

Advertisements are now being accepted for the annual Discover Jenks magazine, the definitive guide to all things Jenks for visitors, new residents and tourists.

The Chamber distributes Discover Jenks to local businesses, at major sporting events and in response to tourist inquiries from across the nation.

Discover Jenks features information about local businesses, community events and the community at large.

Click here to view advertising rates.

For questions, contact the Jenks Chamber at 918-299-5005.

Vacation Bible School begins June 26 at First United Methodist

Vacation Bible School at Jenks First United Methodist Church, 415 E. Main St., Jenks, will take place June 26-30, Sunday through Thursday.  VBS takes place in the evenings from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for all 4 year olds through 7th graders (fall of 2016).

The theme this year is, “SURF SHACK – Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love!”  The children will travel through storytelling, music, science, art, recreation and snacks.  Parents are invited to the closing on Thursday evening.

Vacation Bible School is FREE!  Early registration is helpful.  Please register at  Just click on the Surf Shack picture!

Monthly Luncheon: Is your business ready for severe weather?

News on 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer will discuss the impact of severe weather on businesses at the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s May luncheon.

The luncheon will take place at noon May 18 at the Hive in Jenks, 115 S. First St.

Travis Meyer joined the News On 6 Warn Team on February 1, 2005, bringing more than 30 years of meteorology experience to the team. He is one of Northeast Oklahoma’s most trusted and most respected meteorologists. Meyer understands the consequences that wind, drought, rain, heat and hail bring to rural families. 

RSVP to by 4 p.m. May 16 to attend.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members and non-RSVP’d attendees.

Kirk Crossing expands preschool program in Jenks, seeks teachers

For 50 years, The Kirk has been known for its exceptional preschool program. This fall, the church will expand its preschool program to the Jenks area at their Kirk Crossing campus. Kirk Crossing is located at 11401 S. James Avenue (111th & Highway 75). “We are excited to expand this quality preschool program to those living in Jenks,” says Kirk executive director, Jera Holder.

Earlier this year, The Kirk hired a new preschool director, Ashley Strednak. With a Bachelors in Child Development, Strednak has a wealth of experience in early childhood education. She has served as a preschool teacher, assistant director, and center director. Strednak also has extensive experience writing curriculum for several schools in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. Under Strednak’s leadership, the preschool program will begin incorporating a new curriculum in the fall that will focus on the emotional, spiritual, physical and intellectual stages of each individual child.

The Christ-centered education, provides challenging academic experiences within nurturing, secure classrooms. “We will introduce your children to skills that will encourage them to become critical thinkers and life-long learners,” said Strednak.

Additionally, Kirk Preschool is partnering with the University of Central Oklahoma to provide future early childhood professionals a chance to gain experience and perform field work. “This new partnership will expose Kirk Preschool students to the latest research in best practice and how to provide the most quality educational experience for God’s children,” says Strednak.

Kirk Preschool will also be offering new parent prayer groups, parent education classes, and family nights. “We look forward to the future of Kirk Preschool,” says Holder. “It will be an exciting journey of discovery and growth.” Kirk Preschool is open to children between the ages of two and PreK. For more information regarding Kirk Preschool, visit, or call 918.484.8859.

Information on the job openings:

Kirk of the Hills is currently hiring preschool teachers for its new program that will open at its Jenks campus, Kirk Crossing, in the fall of 2016.

Kirk Crossing is located at 11402 S. James Avenue (111th & Highway 75) in Jenks. Kirk teachers work to create individualized learning plans for each child, provide on-going assessments for every student, and create a nurturing, loving Christian environment for all. Interested parties can find the full job description at

For more information, contact Ashley Strednak at astrednak(at)

Media Contact: Jamye Ryan
Office Phone: 918.494.7088

Cell Phone: 918.914.2610

Email: jryan(at)

Trash Bash set for May 14

The Jenks Kiwanis Club’s annual Trash Bash will be May 14.

This year’s Trash Bash will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Locust Street, just east of Southlakes Golf Course (roughly 1315 W. Main St.).

The cost to drop off trash is $10 per pickup load. Trailers over eight feet long will require multiple tickets.

No contaminants, tires, batteries, refrigerants or hazardous materials will be accepted.

Tickets are available at the water department window at Jenks City Hall, 211 N. Elm St., and will also be available day-of at the drop-off site.

Library seeks Teen Team members

The Jenks Library is now taking applications for this summer’s Teen Team 2016. Teen Team volunteers assist librarians with TCCL activities during the annual library Summer Reading Program and get hands-on job experience.
Applicants should be:
• 13-15 years old.
• Able to work for several hours a week this summer at a Tulsa City County Library.
• Interested in gaining job experience, helping your local library, working with children and having fun.

Applications are available on our website ( or can be picked up at any library location.

Morning Spark program kicks off


Registration is now open for Morning Spark, a new program from the Jenks Chamber of Commerce focused on providing businesses with practical tips to find new customers, grow sales and streamline daily processes.

The first series of Morning Spark sessions will feature a social media bootcamp designed for small business owners. The program is divided into three sessions: Facebook, Instagram and Google, with each focused on practical tips for users of all skill levels.

The schedule is:

Thursday, May 5: Facebook and your business

Thursday, May 12: Instagram

Thursday, May 19: Google and beyond

All sessions begin at 8 a.m. at the Hive, and will last one hour.

The cost to attend is $10 per session, or $25 for all three. For non-Chamber members, the cost is $20 per session, or $50 for all three.

Registration is required. Email Sandi.Cox(at) to register.

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