Community calendar

Members of First Christian Church, 2501 N. Park Lane in Altus invite area residents to Vacation Bible School 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 15-17. The theme of the event is “The Big Catch” where attendees will learn about Jesus.

First Christian Church is a non-denominational fellowship of believers. For more information, visit or call 580-482-3815.

The Museum of the Western Prairie, the Western Trail Historical Society has scheduled will the premiere of the interpretive art exhibition “The Stories They Could Tell: The Landscapes and Vernacular Architecture of Southwest Oklahoma” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16 showcasing the work of local artist Brian Nichols. The exhibition gallery is set to open 6 p.m.

Altus Masonic Lodge No. 62 is holding a monthly pancake breakfast fundraiser for $5 with biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and juice from 7-11 a.m. June 18 to eat-in or carry-out at the lodge at 1120 N. Hudson St. in Altus.

An election will be held 11 a.m. June 21 at the Altus Meal Site at 905 N. Willard St., Altus to elect one alternate board member for the east Jackson target area at large to the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group Inc. board of directors. The area includes Altus, Blair and Headrick and anyone serving in that position must reside within these boundaries.

St. John Baptist Church in Altus is holding its ninth annual feeding program. The church will be providing lunches from the fellowship hall at 620 MLK Drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The feeding will end June 30. Church pastor the Rev. Robert Bostic started this program in 2009, and they have been able to serve thousands of meals, in 2015 alone more than 2,000 people, many of whom were children. For more information contact Erma Bridges at 580-471-9153 or Bostic at 580-471-2734.

Elm and Hudson Church of Christ will be holding Vacation Bible School Olympics themed “Champions for Christ” Sunday evenings June 12 and 19. Children are to meet in the Annex at 5 p.m. and the adult class is to meet in the Auditorium at 6 p.m. Topics will be know their strength about Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego on June 5; compete together about the paralytic man and his friends on June 12 and compete to the end about the Apostle Paul. Evenings are set to include sandwiches and chips in the Annex followed by skating at The Skate Place on June 5, pizza and a movie in the Annex on June 12 and a family picnic at Hoyt Shadid Park on June 19. For more information call 580-482-1179 or email

The Southern Prairie Library System presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” Summer Library Reading Program at 2 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus and 10 a.m. at the Hollis Civic Center, 208 W. Jones St. in Hollis on Thursdays in June and July. For more information call the Altus library at 580-477-2890, the Hollis library at 580-688-2744 or the library’s Facebook page at Southern Prairie Library System.

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