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.

Live Music to Kick Off Third Thursday this Week on Main

The June Third Thursday shopping event, organized by the Jenks Main Street Merchants group, is set for June 21.

This month, the Blazer Band will be the featured musical act.

Shops will stay open until 8 p.m. and the live music will last from 5-7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this free event and stroll Jenks’ historic Main Street.

Main Street is home to shops which provide a unique variety of antiques, eclectic gifts and furniture.

Door prizes will also be given away to people in attendance.

For more information, contact Sherry Bonner at the Pink Lily at 918-299-5553.

Art on Main 2013 Application

Applications are now being accepted for Art on Main set for October 12.  Click here to download the application.

Click here to download the winery application.

Art on Main has more than 100 Oklahoma artists at the Annual Art on Main, Jenks premier and award winning fine art show, hosted by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) OK Corporation. Art on Main is a one-day outdoor celebration of the visual and performing arts. The primary focus of the event is the exhibition of quality fine art, giving audiences the rare opportunity to meet, interact with and purchase art from the individuals who have created it. Art on Main will feature live entertainment, food and Oklahoma Wineries.

The mission of “Art on Main” is to create access to a broad array of arts experiences, nurture the development and understanding of diverse art forms and cultures and encourage the expanding depth and breadth of cultural life in Oklahoma.

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