The Altus Firefighters have kicked off Coats for Kids. Bring your coats by either location of the Altus Fire Departments. All coats are then cleaned by Altus Cleaners and the Salvation Army will deliver the coats. to families in need. Help those less fortunate this holiday season and donate to Coats for Kids.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4876 Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award Contest. The information is being sent to the art department at the schools, but we would like to offer this to any home school student. This program encourages students to use their artistic talents to express their Patriotism. If anyone is interested please contact Connie Labrecque at 1-866-353-0773, leave a message if no answer.
St. James Lodge #229 is hosting its annual "Coats For Kids" drive. Contact Michael Scott: 477-4825 or Tim Case: 482-6048 to drop off your donations. All coat sizes accepted.
The Salvation Army is seeking sponsors for needy children on the Christmas Angel Tree this year. Sponsors are needed to provide gifts to underprivileged children in the community. Angel Trees are located at Wal-mart, Atwood's and J.C. Penny in Altus. Corporate/church sponsors should call Captain Annette Parker at 482-8577 to sponsor multiple "Angels".
Red River Federal Credit Union, 2121 N. Main, will host an exhibit on the history of U.S. currency, featuring historic notes and coins on loan from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The display is available for viewing till Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Santa Claus will be there from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 to take pictures with.
Marine Toy for Tots Foundation will be collecting new unwrapped toys from Nov. 15 to Dec. 24 and will remain in our area. Monetary donations will also be collected at the local branch from Nov. 15 to Dec. 24. If any wants to make a donations they can stop by First American Cash Advance or Check Advance, 118 N. Main, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call 477-1178.
Altus Community Blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center. For more information contact Shirley Corrigan at 482-5303. Every donor receives a free t-shirt plus a chance to win a trip for two to New York.
Lawton, Ok SAV Chapter #56, National Order of the Trench Rats, will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW Hall 1193, 926 SW 2nd Street, in Lawton.
The Warren Senior Citizens/Community will be having their regular Tuesday music night at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Located 7 miles east of Blair on Highway 19. They will be selling hamburgers with chips for $1.50, pop for .50˘. All coffee, tea and desserts are free. Also they will have bratwurst on a roll, for $1.
MacDowell Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mary Lou Cossey.
ACMI House Inc. will have their regular governing board meeting at noon Wednesday at Tres Rios Grill and Cantina. For more information call 482-3800.
Oklahoma Retired Education Association will meet at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Inn. The program will be presented by the Falcon Bell Ringers who are directed by Donna Tucker. She is the music Instructor at L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School and she will also preform on her vibra harp.
The Warren Senior Citizens and Community are sponsoring a Health Screening from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren Community Bldg, 7 miles east of Blair on Highway 19. This is free of charge, get your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugat checked. Courtesy of Jackson County Memorial Hospital and Warren Senior Citizens and community.
The Jackson County Free Health Clinic will be open for patients at 5:30 p.m Thursday. The clinic will not be open any other Thursday in December. The clinic will operate as usual in January with two clinics on January 13 and 27. For more information call 482-2223
The Warren Senior Citizens/Community will have their third Friday night of the month at 6 p.m. Friday. Located on highway 19, 7 miles east of blair. They will be selling hot dogs with chips for $1.50, pop for .50˘. All coffee, tea and desserts are free.
Gather your friends and family for a special holiday treat the weekend before Christmas, Dec. 18 and 19. The Altus Church of the Nazarene will be presenting a live nativity scene from 6 - 8 p.m. in the parking area of the church, 700 N . Main. Refreshments will be provided.
Advent XIV Recital at the First Presbyterian Church in Altus will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19. Join Catherine Coke and her musical Friends like Gordon Ringler, Sarah Turnbo, Toni Sims-Hibbard, George Graham, Christina Hope Wilson as they express musically "Christman Around the World."
Habitat for Humanity Altus Area Community Luncheon will be hosted by St. John Baptist Church. Serving time is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Altus Community Center at the reservoir on Falcon Road. The cost if $5 per person, they will be serving beef stew, chili beans, cornbread, tangy slaw, dessert, tea and coffee. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Altus Area, Inc.