Jenks Kiwanis Club hosts Bicycle Safety Rodeo

The Jenks Kiwanis Club will sponsor a bicycle safety rodeo on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m at the new Jenks high school parking area on First Street Between A and B Streets.

The event is for all students attending or living in Jenks or the Jenks school district. The event will be a non-competitive safety and educational event presented as part of the Kiwanis mission: “changing the world, one child and one community at a time”.

There will be a series of stations to test and teach skills and the understanding of basic safety including bike inspections, a ride through skills course, and how to safely dodge obstacles.

All participants will receive a favor bag and recognition for their efforts.

   The event is sponsored by BancFirst and the Jenks America Kiwanis Club.

The Kiwanis Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Reasor’s Meeting Room at 7 a.m.

In addition to holding a fun event, the club hopes to increase community awareness and encourage club membership. For more information please contact

Oklahoma Blood Institute hosts “Blood Thanks and Giving Day”

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) encourages all Oklahomans to participate in “Blood Thanks & Giving Day” Thursday, August 2. This is a day to celebrate those whose lives have been saved by loyal, blood donors.

Anyone who has received blood is encouraged to show gratitude by sharing the story of how blood donation affected his/her life. When blood recipients fill out cards to share the stories at Oklahoma Blood Institute donor centers, not only will they be an encouragement to blood donors, but will also receive “I’m Alive Thanks to A Blood Donor” T-shirts.

Those, 16 and older, and generally, in good health, can donate blood. Blood can be donated every 56 days.  OBI supplies every drop of blood used by patients in 144 medical facilities throughout Oklahoma.

Every two seconds someone needs blood. Yet, of those eligible to donate blood in the U.S., less than ten percent actually donate each year.

“Blood given with Oklahoma Blood Institute meets the needs of those in Oklahoma communities,” said Dr. John Armitage, Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO. “So blood donors know they are saving the lives of their friends, family and co-workers – often the lives of people who have no idea they will need blood in an urgent situation.”

People who have had surgeries and returned to good health can donate blood as early as two weeks after their procedures.  Those who receive blood during surgery can give blood after a year.  Cancer survivors can donate just one year after being cancer free, except for those who have had hematologic blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood at any OBI site, call (877) 340-8777, or visit

Community Blood Drive set for Aug. 15

 The American Red Cross is hosting the Jenks Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The drive will be held in the Community Room at Jenks City Hall from 11 a.m – 3 p.m.

Donors will receive a “Heismans to the Rescue” t-shirt while supplies last. Every donor also has a chance to win an autographed football from Jason White, Billy Sims, and Steve Owens.

The blood drive is scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 15.


To make an appointment call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) or visit

Walk-ins are also welcome.


Accepting applications for Leadership Jenks Class XXVI

For the Jenks area to grow and prosper, we need leaders from all backgrounds and vocations, who will handle the challenges facing our community. The goals are to challenge and motivate traditional and non-traditional leaders through information, dialogue and hands on experience so they are better prepared to strengthen and transform our community.


In place since 1986, Leadership Jenks has over 450 alumni with a large percentage still living and active in the Jenks area.


Nominations and applications for the program are now being accepted. Participants are required to live or work within the Jenks city limits.


Nine sessions will introduce participants to the workings of the Jenks City government including topics of financing, economic development, neighborhood development, and the future of Jenks. To successfully complete the program, participants must attend seven or more of the nine sessions. Classes meet the second Tuesday of every month, starting in October and ending in May. There is no charge to the participant.

Download the application here.


ORU Dean of the College of Business to speak on marketing malpractice

   Dr. Steve Greene, Marketing Management and Research Methodology professor at Oral Roberts University, will address the Jenks Chamber’s July luncheon.
Greene will discuss marketing mandates and issues concerning marketing imposters as well as the harm caused to top line revenue at the July 18 event.
   Greene received a Doctorate of Business Administration from Memphis State University. He has given over 500 keynote presentations on marketing to broadcasters, auto dealers, bands, hospitals and retail trade associations. Greene has had his work published in the Academy of Marketing Science and was named Faculty Advisor of the Year by the American Marketing Association.
   Greene currently serves as the Dean of the ORU College of Business.
    The luncheon will be held at the Jenks High School Math and Science center at noon.
Directions can be accessed here.
Cost to attend is $15 for Jenks Chamber members and $20 for non-members.
    To RSVP call the Jenks Chamber at 918-299-5005 or e-mail
The deadline to RSVP is Monday, July 16 by 4 p.m.
    This event is sponsored by Tedford Insurance.
For more information about the Jenks Chamber of Commerce visit

Scheduled Power Outage in Jenks

Public Service Company of Oklahoma has announced an electrical outage planned for Tuesday, June 26 in Jenks around E 111th. PSO crews will be performing repairs in the area to eliminate future outages. If you are in this area, power will be shut off at 9:00 a.m and should be restored by 9:15 a.m.

Jenks America Freedom Fest

Main Street Jenks will help celebrate Independence Day 2012 with the Jenks, America Freedom Fest on Wednesday, July 4.
The Downtown Jenks Merchants Association and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce have partnered for this event.
“We’re all excited about having this old-fashioned, family-friendly event here on Main Street,” said Sherry Bonner, owner of the Pink Lily and chair of the merchants group. “We’re excited to be a part of all the July 4 energy going on across our community.”
For the festival, First Street south of Main and Second Street North of Main will be closed, Bonner said.
Participating merchants will be open during the festivities, which will include live music, a window decorating contest and more. Food vendors will be present for attendees.
The music is scheduled to being at 11 a.m.
The winner of the window decorating contest will be decided by those attending the event. Blank ballots will be available for attendees to write the name of their favorite display.
BancFirst is sponsoring the watermelon feed which will be set up at the corner of First and Main.
The closure of portions of First and Second Streets will last from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, visit, visit the event page at the chamber’s Facebook page or join the conversation at #JenksFreedomFest on Twitter.


Firework Permits Available for the 4th

The Jenks City Council passed Ordinance No. 1312 on March 19, 2012 allowing for the discharge of fireworks within the city limits of Jenks with a City of Jenks issued annual permit.  Residents may now purchase the permits for $20.00 at the cash collection window at Jenks City Hall at 211 N. Elm Street or the resident may purchase the permit at one of the local fireworks stands. Group permits for multiple families at one location are $50.00.

The annual permit will allow for discharge of fireworks on July 3rd, 4th or 5th between the hours of noon and 11:00 p.m.  The permit also allows for discharge of fireworks on December 31st from 11:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. on January 1st.