The second annual indoor racing Altus Expo Shoot-Out will begin at the Jackson County Expo Center on Saturday. There will be 10 classes of carts. For more information, call Brad Downs at 471-2945 or 738-5707.
The Altus AARP and American Red Cross is sponsoring a 55 Alive Safe Driving Class on Saturday at The Towers, 101 E. Commerce. The minimum class size is 20 and cost is $10. There is no minimum age and any licensed driver may participate. In compliance with state law, completion of the course entitles the driver to a significant reduction in their insurance premium. For reservations, call the Altus Chamber of Commerce at 482-0210.
Legal Aid's Altus Satellite office will welcome the community into its offices in a community Open House from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at 3000 N. Main, Suite 500. For additional information on Legal Aid's Altus office, attend the Open House and meet the staff or call the office at 482-7431.
The Duke Senior Class will be doing odd jobs and hanging Christmas lights to raise money for school projects. Call Crystal Jones at 679-4900, Angelica Ybarra at 679-3631 or Jennifer Allen at 480-5117.
The Family Worship Center Youth Ministry, Ground Zero, is planning to set up a Christmas gift shop in a local nursing home, allowing residents to purchase items for themselves or loved ones at no charge. Any business or individuals who would like to make a monetary donation or item donation such as wrapping paper, cards, gift baskets, books or boxes can contact Shannon Perez, youth director at 379-4001.
Flu vaccine shots will be given out from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at Integris Altus Medical Clinic, 201 S. Park Lane. The shots are $10 each.
DAR will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of Ellen Yates, 801 E. Commerce. Speaker will be Barbara Penick.
The Altus Lions Club will meet noon, Thursday at the Friendship Inn Restaurant. Rivers Elementary Bell Ringers under the direction of Donna Tucker will entertain and Lions 3L District Governor Janice Reeves will be our guest. All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend.
The Altus Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Friday. All Kiwanians and guests are encouraged to attend. The Kiwanian of the day is Rodger Kerr. His program is about lifeline, and Carolyn Tolson will present the program on lifeline.
Holiday Open House featuring local artist Larry Greer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Red River Credit Union, 2721 N. Main. Displaying classical figures of Santas, Angels and Southwest Landscape Prints. A walk down memory lane featuring new work in the old style. Register for a Larry Greer Art Piece to be given away.
The Duke Annual Christmas Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, downtown Duke. There will be food and craft booths at no charge. There will be prizes for the best floats in the parade, so if you are interested in having a float or have an old car you would like to enter please call Farmers & Merchants Bank at 679-3334. There will be a pet parade with pets dressed for Christmas. Prizes will be given for the best looking pet.
The American Red Cross is holding an Adult CPR/AED Review class Monday evening, Dec. 8. This class is for those needing to renew their Adult CPR/AED certifications. Please call the chapter at 580-482-5303 for further information.
The American Red Cross will be having an Adult CPR/AED with First Aid Class on Friday, Dec. 12. Please contact the chapter at 580-482-5303 for further information and to sign up.
Altus Masonic Lodge No. 62 will hold a school of instructions or a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Fellowship will be at 6 p.m. All Masons are encouraged to attend. Two entered apprentices may be conferred.
The Altus Public Library will be closed Friday for Staff Development Training to provide better service to our patrons. The library will reopen Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 477-2890.
Oklahoma Seniors Against Fraud will present a live broadcast from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday by the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, channel 13. The topics covered will be Predatory Lending, Charity Fraud/Internet Fraud and Unclaimed Property Fund. Experts will be in the studio to provide detailed information about these important consumer issues.
The English Village Nursing Home will have a Christmas Bazaar at McDonald's from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday. The public is invited.
The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council Presents the 17th annual Festival of Trees & Diamond Dip at the Altus Best Western on Thursday with dining/Diamond Dip beginning at 6 p.m., a Live Auction at 7 p.m. and at 9 p.m. the Diamond Dip winner will be announced. Festival tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple and the Diamond Dip cost is $20. Tickets are available at local businesses.