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Religion

A VARIED AND ACTIVE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Eighteen denominations are represented within the City of Grove’s 29 churches. Local church leaders participate in the Ministerial Alliance and the Christian H.E.L.P. Center (Hope, Encouragement, Love, Provision), which are funded by donations and staffed by volunteers, providing assistance to residents of the community needing limited help with food, other domestic needs, and financial obligations.

With song and dance, each summer nearly 100 performers from the local church community come together to perform in the annual 4th of July celebration. The show highlights themes of God and country, ministering to both the patriotic and the spiritual faiths in the Grove area. In addition, children and adults come together for fellowship, fun and safe, family oriented activities at the annual Hallelujah party in the Grove Civic Center at the end of October. Appealing to children of all ages, summer church camp and vacation Bible school are offered by many churches.

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Leadership Grove

A local educational program sponsored by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Grove develops talents and broadens the perspectives of present and future community leaders by providing practical information concerning community issues.

Designed to create a better understanding of the assets and needs of our community, this issues-oriented program stimulates and develops community leaders by helping them develop a sense of community stewardship.

With informed and committed leadership, Grove has the necessary foundation to improve its economic climate, raise the standard of living, and create enthusiasm to meet future challenges. Graduates of the program then become involved in the community and politically active, making Grove a better place to live, work and play.

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Education

Education Excellence

From first-rate physical facilities and learning tools, to committed teachers and award-winning graduates, the Grove Public School System serves well over 2,500 students in grades Pre-K through 12 and is committed to excellence. Grove Public Schools is currently classified as a 5A school district.

Over 325 staff members provide classroom instruction, administration and support services throughout the district, making the school one of the largest employers in Grove.  The outstanding staff includes National Board Certified teachers and two winners of the Oklahoma Principal of the Year Award.  The district covers 188 square miles and is comprised of six school sites which include:

Early Childhood Center – Pre-K & Kindergarten
Lower Elementary – 1st – 3rd Grades
Upper Elementary – 4th – 6th Grades
Mid-School – 7th & 8th Grades
High School – 9th – 12th Grades
Alternative Education 

The state-of-the-art High School facility, with 108,000 square feet of classroom space constructed in 1999, offers computer and science labs, a full-scale library, and a study hall/commons area. In addition, students enjoy fully equipped band and vocal music studios, art and family & consumer science working classrooms, and an athletes’ workout center and gymnasium.

A new Early Childhood Center on Leisure Road was completed in 2007. A fourth grade addition to the Upper Elementary and an expansion of the Mid-School cafeteria was also completed in 2007. Grove Schools are currently conducting a long range strategic plan for the future of the school system. As a result of this plan, upgrades to the Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Mid-School and High School have also been completed between 2010 and 2012.

A well-rounded educational program is provided at Grove Public Schools, beginning at the youngest level. Grove students have been selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence as Academic Scholars. Over $1.6 million dollars in scholarships have been awarded to seniors in 2013.  The school is proud to have students who will be attending Harvard University, OU, OSU, Arkansas University, Kansas State, Florida State, Northeastern State University, and NEO to name just a few of the colleges that Grove students will pursue. 

Programs offered include special programs for Gifted and Talented, Special Education, Dual Credit Courses, Alternative Education, an award-winning Indian Education Program and Vocational and Advanced Placement. 

A spirited program introduced into the Grove Public Schools system in 1998 is Character Counts, through which extra credits are earned by students who perform community service projects such as planting trees in the local community, or volunteering to help with meals at the Senior Center.

Grove Public Schools is known as the “Home of the Ridgerunners” and school pride is evident on the field and in the hallways.  The unique Ridgy mascot is a symbol of school spirit that students wear proudly. A strong athletic program and outstanding music program also bolster school spirit of young and old alike. The Lady Ridgerunners Softball Team won the 5A State Championship title for the 2013 year. Academic State Championship was won by the Girls 5A Cross Country Track Team.  Ridgerunner teams have competed at the State level in golf, softball, boys and girls track and tennis.  Students have succeeded in many other athletic endeavors as well. 

The Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. (PTO) is very active in the school system.  This group is quick to assist throughout the district where needed.  Parent volunteers coordinate teacher and staff appreciation events, provide classroom assistance and hold fundraisers.  Their annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser brought in over $12,000.00 in 2013 and the funds were used directly in the classrooms.

Founded in 1997 by a group of private citizens, the Grove Educational Foundation for Excellence (GEFFE) works with and for the Grove Public Schools system to recognize, encourage and promote academic excellence. The GEFFE Foundation has awarded over $ 900,000.00 to help teachers fund new and innovative programs at every grade level. For more information on GEFFE, log on to their website at www.geffe.org.

The Grove Playmakers are also very involved in the school system.  The group introduces all 4th – 8th grade students to theatre, theatre history and criticism each year through classroom lessons and full stage productions.

Superintendent, Sandy Coaly, encourages everyone to join our TEAM.  (Together Everyone Achieves More)  The future of Grove Public Schools is bright and we welcome the community to participate in our journey of educating today’s youth.  

Higher Education

Start here. Save money. Go anywhere.

If you want to earn an associate’s degree at the NEO-Grove Higher Education Center, the possibilities are endless. Since 1919, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College has provided higher education to northeast Oklahoma through its main campus located in Miami, Okla., just 24 miles northwest of Grove. With a desire to provide the same opportunities in Grove, NEO and the City of Grove combined resources to build a higher education center. NEO-Grove opened its doors at 1201 NEO Loopin the developing business park at 13th and Shundiin November of 1998. 

Start here. Save money. Go anywhere.

A state-of-the-art facility, NEO-Grove is located next to the post office and across from the Grove Public Library. Proud to offer an affordable option to higher education, the Grove campus offers the traditional, non-traditional and concurrent student academic course work toward a variety of degrees. Students have the option of completing an associate’s degree in general studies, business administration, and psychology/sociology entirely at the Grove Center. The campus provides traditional face-to-face instruction, distance education courses, high-tech computer labs, and high-speed wireless Internet for computer and Internet coursework. With on-line classes, NEO-Grove provides students with all the amenities of a quality education without the necessity of leaving home.

The NEO Nursing Department proudly expanded to Grove in 2005 by offering the Fast-Track LPN-to-RN program. The 12 month program is designed for licensed professional nurses to advance their career in an accelerated manner. The program has grown from one graduate the first year to 18 graduates in July 2012. Expanding again in 2009, the Fast Track program now includes the Paramedic-to-RN program.  As of July 2011, 9 paramedics have graduated through this Fast Track option.

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College is dedicated to providing opportunities that promote excellence in learning, service, and leadership. It is our purpose to be aware and give support to the needs of the local community. In support of the local community, NEO-Grove students have given back by donating $1,500 in goods to local charities. The students are actively involved in the community by volunteering at local organizations such as Grove Public Schools, Integris Grove Hospital, Grove Public Library, and the Community Crisis Center Safe House.  In addressing their global responsibilities, the students at NEO-Grove are involved in global charities, raising nearly $600 for Heifer International® and Nothing But Nets.

NEO-Grove is available to host various functions for promoting community and economic development. Located just blocks from the Integris Grove Hospital, the Grove Center offers professional and community enrichment courses for Grove and its surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit the NEO website at www.neo.edu, and click the Grove Center link. You may also contact the Grove site directly at (918) 787-5475.

Northeast Technology Center (NTC)

Northeast Technology Center (NTC) is one of the oldest technology center districts in the state, formed in 1969 by a vote of the people.  Located in the heart of Green Country, NTC serves the patrons of all, or parts of, eight counties in northeast Oklahoma: Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers and Wagoner counties.  The district covers approximately 3,500 square miles. Its wide range of training programs serve more than 20,000 patrons every year.  NTC has campuses in Afton, Claremore, Kansas, and Pryor, along with its central office facility, currently located in Pryor’s Mid-America Industrial Park.

NTC’s Afton Campus houses 14 full time programs, including Welding, Culinary Arts, Automotive Service, Automotive Collision Repair, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Repair, Health Careers, Interactive Media & Graphics, Electrical Technology, Carpentry, Information Technology & Financial Services, Domestic Occupational Services, Marine Power Technology, Cosmetology, and Practical Nursing.

NTC Afton’s Marine Power Technology program is one of only a few like it in the nation.  The Afton Campus is also home to a regional center of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) as well as one of only seven live burn training sites for fire fighter training in the state of Oklahoma.

NTC’s BIS (Business and Industry Services) team serves the district with two Business Development Coordinators, an Agriculture Business Management instructor, two Industrial Training coordinators, a Safety Training coordinator, a Bid Assistance Coordinator, a Manufacturing Alliance Extension agent, and much more.

The BIS team also has a fleet of mobile training solutions.  Trailers specifically designed and equipped for Industrial Maintenance Training, Hazardous Materials and Confined Space Training, Fire Safety Training, Construction & General Industry Safety Training (debuting 2013), and CPR / First Aid Training (also 2013) can mobilize to any location where training is needed.  NTC’s mobile training solutions have seen explosive growth for the district over the last four years. 

NTC is proud of its 95% placement rate for completing students and the success they have in the career fields trained for at NTC.  For more information about the NTC Afton Campus, call (918) 257-8324.

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Housing

Whether your future holds a permanent move into a new home or discovering the ideal location for a second home, the Grove area should not to be overlooked. Offering unmatched natural scenery and a relaxed hometown lifestyle with affordable housing, Grove enjoys four distinct seasons with temperate climate, low crime rate, and a smog-free environment.

In addition there are seven banking institutions in the Grove area, a regional medical center, as well as two grocers and over 30 restaurants. Hardware and lumber stores, antique and gift shops, sporting goods stores, shopping centers, four challenging golf courses, and several city and state parks are in the area.

From simple cabins to waterfront condominiums and custom-designed residences, beautiful homes of all sizes dot the shores of Grand Lake. Many are located in ideally secluded areas and formal gated communities on one of the only lakes in the U.S. where homeowners can own property to the water’s edge and place private docks as well, bringing the ultimate lake experience to their back doors. Dozens of real estate offices and developers in Grove and the Grand Lake area provide homebuyers opportunities to find a perfect match for their lifestyle. With homes averaging in the $80,000 to $200,000 range in the heart of Grove, beginning at $225,000 for water view or water access, and upward for waterfront properties, there is definitely something for everyone interested in Living the Grand Life.

 
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Retirement

Retirement Living In One of the Most Desirable Places

Grove is one of the nation’s five best retirement areas based on the cost of living, state and local taxes, climate, and typical household earnings.

With a median age of 45.2, and a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, it is not surprising that Grove and Delaware County are included among the fastest growing areas in the State of Oklahoma, becoming home to an increasing number of retirees looking to Live the Grand Life.

Excellent medical facilities, numerous churches of varying denominations, and extensive continuing educational opportunities enrich lifestyles here. Also adding to the Grand experience are beautiful natural scenery, a relaxed hometown lifestyle, and myriad activities including clubs and social opportunities. Grove seniors’ lives are enhanced by affordable housing and a safe, friendly and smog-free environment.

With activities happening throughout the year, there are plentiful recreational and entertainment attractions in and around Grove. Opportunities are everywhere for retirees to enjoy the wonderful community of residents.

Living the Grand Life in Grove, including numerous volunteer opportunities at INTEGRIS Grove General Hospital, SCORE, the Grove School Board, and the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, there are golf courses, fishing, water sports, scenic beauty and nature, church and civic groups, museums and attractions, genealogy groups, fitness and health clubs, and civic clubs and lodges.

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Quality Medical Care

INTEGRIS Grove Hospital has delivered the best in medical care services to residents in the Grand Lake area since it opened in November 1963. INTEGRIS Grove is a proven leader in the health care field: They have been recognized consecutively and nationally, winning the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence.

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, INTEGRIS Grove is easily accessible by major highways from any point in the Grand Lake area. In addition to northeast Oklahoma, the hospital’s service area includes parts of southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.

In 2010, the hospital celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art $56 million facility located at 1001 E. 18th Street. Featuring 58 private patient rooms, the new hospital was designed to improve privacy and comfort for patients. The facility’s design also improves the flow of patient care, allowing the nurses to spend more time at the patient’s bedside.

The hospital is divided into separate areas for specialized care. Physicians and staff in the medical-surgical unit provide care for surgery patients as well as patients with a variety of medical issues. The medical-surgical unit has 42 patient rooms with nurse substations located conveniently to enable better response time by nursing staff. Each patient room is private, quiet and spacious with many amenities including flat-panel TVs and private and easily accessible restrooms.

The Townsend Women and Children’s Center features 10 beautiful rooms specifically designed to serve women. Five of these rooms are labor-delivery-recovery and postpartum rooms to accommodate mothers throughout the entire birthing process. The remaining five rooms can also be used for gynecological, post-cesarean section patients or antepartum patients. A spacious waiting room is available for expecting family members, along with a children’s Ronald McDonald playroom.

The emergency department features 12 rooms and is led by board-certified physicians backed by a team of trained therapists, nurses and clinicians. The ER team stands ready to serve any emergency situation, 24/7. When a need arises that requires transfer to a regional trauma center, INTEGRIS Grove has air ambulance support ready to assist.

The critical care unit has six private rooms with the latest high-tech monitoring capabilities including a cardiac monitor viewable securely in real-time by consulting physicians. Specialized beds rotate patients and play a variety of soothing sounds.

Located within the hospital, the Grand Lake Regional Cardiology Catheterization Lab is designed to enhance the expert team’s abilities to diagnose and treat various cardiovascular conditions. Staffed by board-certified interventional cardiologists Paul Callicoat, M.D., and James Chapman, M.D., the cardiac cath lab team performs a variety of procedures including angioplasty, angiography, cardiac stent placement and permanent pacemaker placement.

INTEGRIS Grove has equipped the radiology department with the latest technology including state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The department features digital mammography, 64-slice CT scan, MRI, PET scan, 4D ultrasound, bone densitometry and digital radiography equipment.

This Grand Lake community facility boasts more than 45 physicians and physician extenders who are affiliated with INTEGRIS Grove. From board-certified physicians, to experienced and highly qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the diverse medical staff encompasses numerous medical specialties including the following. 

  • Adult Care
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology

Contact INTEGRIS Grove Hospital at 918-786-2243, or toll free at 877-428-9355 (ICU-WELL) for additional information. Visit integrisGrove.com for more information.

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Government

The City of Grove

The City of Grove, incorporated in 1888, covers 11 square miles and is governed by a council-manager form of government. Five city council members are elected, four from wards and one at-large. Responsible for management and operation of all facets of city government, the City Manager is hired by the City Council.

A range of services is provided by the city, including comprehensive land use planning and zoning, construction and maintenance of streets, traffic engineering, code enforcement, library services, and police, fire and ambulance service. In addition, a regional water system, gas system, and sewer system is owned and operated by the city.

The Grove Community Center at 104 West 3rd Street is home to City Hall where the following can be contacted by writing P.O. Box 451268, Grove, OK 74345, unless otherwise noted, or by telephone as noted.

City Manager (918) 786-6107
City Clerk (918) 786-6107
Code Enforcement/ Building Inspection (918) 786-6107
Water/Sewer (918) 786-2537
Public Library (918) 786-2945
Civic Center (918) 786-6107
Police Department (918) 786-6121
Fire Department (918) 786-4961
Grove Emergency Management (918) 787-4357

One Of The Fastest Growing Counties In Oklahoma
...Delaware County

Delaware County is governed by a three-person elected commission. 327 South 5th Street in Jay (13 miles south of Grove) is the site of the Delaware County Courthouse. Contact the following officials by mail at the Delaware County Courthouse, Jay, OK 74346, or by telephone as noted.

County Commissioners, P.O. Box (918) 253-4432
County Assessor, P.O. Box 569 (918) 253-4523
County Clerk, P.O. Box 309 (918) 253-4520
County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1080 (918) 253-4533
District Attorney, P.O. Box 628 (918) 253-4217
District Court Clerk, P.O. Box 407 (918) 253-4420
County Health Department, P.O. Box 370 (918) 253-4511
Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 750 (918) 253-4213

State of Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin
212 State Capitol Bldg. Rm. 212 (405) 521-2342
2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4890
Tulsa Office of Governor Mary Fallin
440 South Houston Ave, Suite 304 (918) 581-2801
Tulsa, OK 74127
State Senator Charles Wyrick (District 1)
58500 E. 155 Rd., Fairland, OK 74343 (405) 521-5561
530 State Capitol Bldg  (405) 521-5561
2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
State Representative Doug Cox (District 5)
33471 S. 595 Rd, Grove, OK 74344 (918) 786-5381
334 State Capitol Bldg  (405) 557-7415
2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Representative Mark Wayne Mullin (District 2)
104 S. Muskogee Dr., Claremore, OK 74017 (918) 314-9336
State Senator Wayne Shaw (District 3)
2300 N. Lincoln Room 513A, OKC 73105 (405) 521-5574
Senator James Inhofe
1900 NW Expressway, Suite 1210 OKC (405) 608-4381
453 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-4721
Senator Tom Coburn
1800 S. Baltimore, Suite 800 (918) 581-7651
Tulsa, OK 74119
172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-5754

 

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Helpful Numbers

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Grove Municipal Airport (918) 786-6159
Grand Lake Regional Airport (918) 257-8601
 
Animal Licenses and Services
Animal Shelter/License (918) 786-6967
Humane Society of Grove/  
Grand Lake (918) 786-7630
Automobile Registration (918) 786-3435
   
Churches
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Grove Area Chamber of Commerce (918) 786-9079
 
City of Grove (918) 786-6107
Swimming Pool (918) 786-9436
   
Get a list from the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce  (918) 786-9079
 
County Assessor (918) 253-4523
Delaware County Clerk (918) 253-4520
Delaware County Election Board (918) 253-8762
Delaware County Health Department (918) 253-4511
Delaware County Highway Department (918) 253-4627
OSU Extension Office (918) 253-4332
Drivers License (Thursday only) (918) 786-3435
 
Ambulance, Fire, Police 911
Delaware County Sheriff (918) 253-4531
Grove Fire Department  
(non-emergency) (918) 786-4961
Grove Police Department  
(non-emergency) (918) 786-6121
Highway Patrol (918) 256-3388
Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222
   
Arvest Bank, 1818 S Main (918) 787-8400
Bank of Grove, 201 E 18th (918) 787-5900
Bank of Oklahoma, 201 S Main (918) 787-2700
First National Bank of Grove, 600 S Main (918) 786-7775
Grand Savings Bank, 1022 S Main (918) 786-2203
IBC Bank, 100 E 3rd St (918) 786-4438
First Bank & Trust, 1015 S. Main (918) 791-9000
   
1310 S Main (918) 786-2243 
   
Grand Lake Association (918) 786-2289
Grand River Dam Authority (918) 256-5545
Grand Lake Patrol (918) 782-9594
Library (918) 786-2945
   
Newspapers  
American (weekly) (918) 676-3484
Grove Sun Daily (bi-weekly) (918) 786-2228
The Chronicle of Grand Lake (weekly) (918) 786-8722
Radio Stations  
KGVE 99.3 FM (918) 786-2211
   
   
Grove Lower Elementary (918) 786-5573
Grove Upper Elementary (918) 786-2297
Grove Middle School (918) 786-2209
Grove High School (918) 786-2207
Northeast Vocational Technical Center (918) 257-8324
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M  
Grove Center (918) 787-5475
   
   
Pelivan Transit (918) 786-7516
   
Electric  
AEP-Public Service Co of OK (888) 216-3523
Northeast OK Electric Cooperative (800) 256-6405
Gas  
City of Grove (918) 786-2537
Water  
City of Grove (918) 786-2537
Telephone  
AT&T Oklahoma (800) 464-7928
Cable Television  
Suddenlink Communication (918) 786-5131
Trash Service  
City of Grove is the billing agent  
for Bernice Sanitation (privately owned) (918) 786-7085
OK Disposal (888) 256-1188
OKIE Dig (800) 522-6543
   
Grove Tag Agency (918) 786-3435
   
Delaware County (918) 253-8762
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Featured Events
02.13.2015
17th Annual Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show

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