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COVER: Ed Townsend demonstrated a heartfelt commitment to the Grove and Grand Lake com- munities when he opened the doors at Bank of Grove, the area’s only locally-owned and operated financial institution. Townsend opened the bank’s doors in 2005. Bank of Grove is located at 201 East 18th Street in Grove. Visit online at www.bankofgrove.com or call 918-787-5900. Northeast Oklahoma Electric Coopera- tive is proud to serve Bank of Grove.


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Margins for 2011 allocated The cooperative recently allocated its 2011 margins to capital credit accounts. 3


Annual meeting requirement Proof is required from individuals representing organizations at annual meeting. 3


Setting the bar for service Bank of Grove is thriving as the area’s only locally owned and operated financial institution. 4-5


Stake your claim An unclaimed patronage capital check could be waiting for you. 6-13


Energy savings at home Here are some tips to help curb high energy demand during those sizzling Okla- homa summer days. 13


Watts for Dinner? You’ll never look at lunch the same way after a visit to Back Porch Cafe near Har-Ber Village in Grove. 15


Northeast Connection


All Around Green Country


Events are published as space allows and must be submitted at least 60 days in advance. Include a telephone number for publication. Send information to Northeast Connection Events Calendar, P.O. Box 948, Vinita, OK 74301. Email: kelly.rush@neelectric.com, or fax: 918-256-9380. Please call ahead to confirm dates and times.


AUGUST 3 • Quapaw Hank Williams, Jr., in Concert Downstream Casino 918-919-6211


AUGUST 4 • Vinita


Route 66 SummerFest Car Show North Park 918-256-7133


AUGUST 11 • Jay


Hot Wheel Show & Swap Meet Jay Community Center 918-253-3439


AUGUST 11 • Jay 14th


Downtown Jay 918-253-8698


AUGUST 11 • West Siloam Springs Blast to the Past Free Car & Truck Show Cherokee Casino 918-422-6229


AUGUST 18 • Wyandotte Eastern Shawnee Children’s Pow-wow 12615 South 705 Road 918-666-7710


AUGUST 18 • Miami Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys Coleman Theater 918-540-2425


AUGUST 18 • Grove “Cars for Critters” Fundraiser Grove Civic Center 918-786-8883


AUGUST 18 • Grove Humane Society’s Hoe-Down BBQ Dinner/Dance Grove Civic Center 918-786-7630


AUGUST 20 • Vinita


Craig County Rural School Reunion Craig County Community Center 918-256-4781


AUGUST 21-25 • Miami Ottawa County Free Fair Miami Fairgrounds 918-542-1688


Annual Jay Cruise Night


AUGUST 21-25 • Vinita Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo American Legion Rodeo Grounds 918-256-7133


AUGUST 24 • Quapaw Ronnie Dunn in Concert Downstream Casino 918-919-6211


AUGUST 25 • Vinita World’s Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-off Craig County Fairgrounds 918-256-7133


AUGUST 25 • Miami Route 66 Cruise Night Waylan’s Ku Ku 918-542-9693


AUGUST 31–SEPTEMBER 2 • Miami Ottawa Pow-wow & Celebration Adawe Park 918-542-1536


AUGUST 31–SEPTEMBER 2 • Grove Jana Jae Fiddle Camp & Music Festival Grove Civic Center 800-526-2523


SEPTEMBER 4–8 • Jay Delaware County Fair Delaware County Fairgrounds 918-253-4332


SEPTEMBER 6–10 • Pryor Mayes County Fair


Mayes County Fairgrounds 918-825-3241


SEPTEMBER 7–9 • Wyandotte Wyandotte Nation Tribal Pow-wow Wyandotte Nation Tribal Grounds 918-678-2297


SEPTEMBER 9 • Pryor Dam J. A. M. Bicycle Tour Whitaker Park 918-825-0157


SEPTEMBER 14 – 16 • Wyandotte Eastern Shawnee Tribal Pow-wow 129 West Oneida 918-666-2435


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