Road Closure on Elwood

Be advised that this road closure of Elwood between W. Main and 111th St. will happen again on Friday June 8th from 5:30 AM until 6:30 AM. Also the contractor will be closing the same section of road from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Temporary Closing on Elwood

On Wednesday, June 6th, and Thursday, June 7th, Elwood will be temporarily closed between W. Main St. and 111th St. from about 5:30 AM until approximately 6:30 AM for construction activity related to improvements on the Creek Turnpike. After the street is opened to traffic throughout the rest of both of these days Elwood will be restricted to one lane of traffic with flaggers directing traffic at approximately 106th near Polecat Creek where the turnpike crosses over Elwood.

The Sometimes Annual Polecat Golf Tournament

“Tee” off this summer with the “Sometimes Annual Polecat
Golf Tournament” on Thursday, June 14. The tournament will take place at White Hawk Golf Course at 1 p.m.
For more information on signing up contact the chamber at 918.299.5005.
To sign up, you can access the sign up form here.

Last Eggs Over Issues date set

State Sen. Dan Newberry has scheduled a final Eggs Over Issues for his Jenks constituents.
Newberry was out of town for the Friday, May 11 event. State Rep. Glen Mulready filled in for the senator.
The new date is Friday, May 25 at 7:30 a.m at the Reasor’s Cafe in Jenks.
There is no cost to attend.

Jenks Business Woman name Entrepreneur of the Year

Patti Wheaton, APRN-CNP, a local nurse practitioner, was recently named Distinguished Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the WE Inspire conference hosted by OSU’s Riata Center for Entrepreneurship.

Patti is the owner of Faith Family Clinic in Jenks, Oklahoma. Faith Family Clinic’s mission is to serve low income, uninsured families. The clinic is a primary care provider for SoonerCare, Medicaid and Insure Oklahoma, and also offers affordable care for uninsured and underinsured patients. Patti’s goal from the beginning was to provide a clean, welcoming facility for her patients, regardless of their insurance status.

Patti opened Faith Family Clinic in 2003, seeing patients just two days a week.Today, she sees patients full-time, has six employees, and provides healthcare to over 1,200 patients from more than 70 cities across northeast Oklahoma and the surrounding regions. Many patients continue coming to Patti even after moving out of state because of the passionate care, personalized services, and comfortable environment available at Faith Family Clinic.

Patti has overcome many obstacles in pursuit of her dream, including many financial challenges. But Patti’s passion for healthcare, vision for service, and faith in God has kept Faith Family Clinic growing steadily. The clinic does not take any federal funding or grants, which provides Patti the freedom she needs to always work in the best interest of her patients. After nine successful years, her service model remains successful and continues to make a difference in the lives of her patients.

For additional information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Amanda Johnston

Office Manager, Faith Family Clinic


Northeastern State University continuing education summer classes

Northeastern State is offering continuing education summer courses.

If you are interested in enrolling in a course please contact Rylee Ketcher at 918.444.4616.




Soft Skills Development:

Do you find that your employees have excellent technical skills, but their “soft” skills could use some polishing? Are you looking for a workforce that knows how to present in a professional manner, communicate effectively, truly understands customer service, and is great at getting along with their co-workers? These are workshops that get to the heart of what you, the employer, want and need from your employees. As an employee, it gives you a chance to develop the “soft” skills you need to become the most valuable resource to the company.

Modules: Mondays, 6-8pm

June 4: Emotional Intelligence

June 11: Managing Conflict

June 18: Time Management

June 25: Customer Service

July 2: Business Writing Refresher

July 9: Professional Etiquette

July 16: Staying Mentally Healthy

July 23: Maximizing Your Resources



Mental Health First Aid Certification:


You may know CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. You can call 911. But can you administer First Aid in a mental health crisis? Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis (severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors…) until appropriate professional or other help, including peer and family support, can be engaged.


Approved for 12 hour CEU’s in the following areas: LPC, LADC, and Licensed Case Managers. Also approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute for 12 general recertification credits for PHP, SPHR and GPHR.


June 22-23

Friday 6-10pm & Saturday 8am-5pm



Management Development:


This series is designed for businesses and individuals who would like to improve their skills in a wide range of people- and task-management skills and is based primarily on the Successful Manager’s Handbook, 8th Ed.


Modules: Tuesdays & Thursdays June 19 – August 9

June 19: Intro to Management

June 21: Stress Management

June 26: Planning and Organizing

June 28: Decision Making and Problem Solving

July 10: Effective Communication

July 12: Time Management

July 17: Delegating

July 19: Managing Innovation and Change

July 24: Establishing Trust

July 26: Team Building

July 31: Motivating and Influencing Others

Aug. 2: Managing Conflict

Aug. 7: Developing Self and Others

Aug. 9: Monitoring and Evaluating Performance



Social Media Boot Camp


Are you interested in launching a social media campaign but don’t know where to start? Is social media completely foreign to you? Come discover how to set up and effectively utilize social media to benefit your business. Several social media sites will be discusses, but will focus on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Wednesday, August 8

Broken Arrow Campus 9am-1pm

Tahlequah Campus 2:30pm-6:30pm