Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY), a leading non-profit national provider of foster care programs and services, will hold therapeutic foster parent training, at no cost, for anyone 21 years or over with a loving home, stable income and a sincere interest in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. SAFY offers a significant reimbursement paid through biweekly direct deposits, 24/7 support and crisis intervention, paid respite and other benefits. The training is scheduled to begin with orientation class at 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the SAFY of Lawton office located at 6217 NW Gore Blvd. For more information, contact Sofia Vaughn at 580-536-9129.
Altus Recreation needs coaches in 11/12 ages boys baseball, 11/12 ages girls softball and 7/8 ages girls softball. Sponsors are still needed for all age groups. If any Altus merchants would like to sponsor a team, the cost is $150. For more information about sponsoring a team call 481-2266 or 481-2265.
Homebound people and senior citizens may qualify to receive Caregiver Mobile Meals delivered Monday to Friday for $2 per day. For more information call 482- 5040.
The week leading up to Mother's Day, May 2-7, area beauty salons listed below will be participating in the "Beauty for Life" campaign, proceeds to benefit Pathways, A Pregnancy Resource Center. Those wishing to participate can by making an appointment at one of the following salons: Ahead of Times, Better Bodies Day Spa and Salon, Carol's Tips and Toes, Laurel & Taylor Salon, Paradise Salon, Razor's Edge, Shear Excellence, and Total Image Salon.
Individual donations may also be made in honor or memory of your mother or child.
Applications are being accepted now for women vying for the title of Mrs. Oklahoma-America 2005. The pageant will be held June 25, 2005, at the Oral Roberts University Campus. For more information, contact Susan Erler, executive director, at (918) 691-0280 or (918) 371-9643, or you can e-mail her at email@example.com
S.W. Community Action senior meal program is in need of volunteers to deliver meals. Drivers are needed for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information call the Wilson Center at 482-1290.
There will be a seminar for families/care-givers dealing with alzheimer's disease from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tamarack Retirement Center, 1224 East Tamarack Rd. The seminar is sponsored by Tamarack Retirement Center and Oklahoma/Arkansas Alzheimer's Association. Refreshments will be made. For more information contact Peggy Risinger at 482-8058 or Kay Stewart at 477-4848.
JCMH Hospice offers "Journey's" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the JCMH Hospice office at 1104 N. Spurgeon. Journey's provides a structured environment with workbooks and videos for dealing with loss and grief. For more information call 580-481-2320.
A 55 Alive Safe Driving Course sponsored by the Associated Christain Ministries ( ACMI) and AARP will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The cost will be $10. A minimum of 20 students is required. For more information or to enroll call Altus Chamber of Commerce at 482-0210.
The Great Plains Antique Tractor Club of SW Oklahoma will be holding the 10th annual Antique Tractor and Working Farm Show on Friday and Saturday. The show will be held off of Highway 183, east of Hobart. A $3 donation is suggested for admission. For more information contact Jarod Cassada at 580-530-0694 or Bill Williams at 5801-726-2389.
Altus Masonic Lodge #62 will have a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The purpose is raising funds to be able to do maintenance work needed on the facility. A yard sale will be conducted in conjuction with the breakfast. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a lodge member.
Sportsmen's with Disabilities of Southwest Oklahoma group will be having three free turkey hunts for two days, Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1. Three lucky handicap hunters or anyone that has a handicap who is interested may contact Avey Rico at 471-9822.
The Granite Riding Club will host a playday at 10 am. Saturday. They will give $50 savings bonds for high point earners in each class. A drawing will be held. Come out and enjoy a good clean day of family fun.
There will be a Spring Cleaning Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at 603 N. Hudson.
The Altus Lions Club "White Cane Day" fund drive gives the community the opportunity to help the Lions in their efforts to conserve sight and assist troubled adolescents as they raise funds to support the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank and the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch. Lions and Leos Club members will be at Wal-Mart and Bunker Hill United from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday asking for donations to support these two worthy projects. All proceeds go directly to support state projects.
Kindergarten Pre-enrollment for the 2005-06 school year at Altus Public Schools will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, May 3, at Rivers; Wednesday, May 4, at Sunset and Washington, and Thursday, May 5, at Will Rogers and Roosevelt. Parents should bring their child's birth certificate and completed shot records to enrollment.
Jackson County Ministerial Alliance will be having their final meeting for 2004-05 at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 at Christway Christian Church, 2200 N. Main. We will be electing officers for next year. All Jackson County ministers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 482-0964.
Board of Directors of Southwestern Youth Services Inc. will have their regular meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5. The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Administrative Offices of SWYS, 309 N. Hudson. Any interested person is invited to attend.
The Headrick Vol. Fire Department is having a fund raiser Chile Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Headrick Community Center. There will be homemade chile, cornbread, crackers, hot dogs (for those who don't like or can't handle chile), and tea. The charge will be $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. There will be entertainment by our local band "Cold Creek" and a drawing for a beautiful handmade quilt. The public is invited to go and enjoy a good meal, good entertainment and help out a good cause.
Hospice of Southwest Oklahoma, Ft. Sill Office of Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Becker Funeral Home will be be presenting a death, grief and mourning, a community seminar featuring Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, a nationally noted author, educator, and grief counselor. The seminar will be from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Gunners Inn, Ft. Sill.
The Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American is currently taking registration for an Instructor Training Class to be held May 20 & 21, 2005. This class will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday and all day on Saturday. Prerequisite for this class is a current CPR/First Aid Certificate. If you are interested in becoming a Health and Safety Instructor, please contact Lin Valenzuela at 580-482-5303.
Summer Driver Education will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 23 and will end at 1:20 p.m.. Students are to meet on the east side of the breezeway that connects to the high school to the cafeteria. Classroom instruction will end Friday, May 27. Driving will begin Monday, May 30. All forms must be turned in to your counselor by Friday, May 22, no late forms will be accepted. To be eligible for summer driver education you must be at least 15 years old on or before June1, 2005. It is imperative that students miss no class. The fee is $125 and must be attached to the form. For more information call 481-2162
Blair senior class of 1945 will be having their 60th class reunion on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. Friday will be at the Blair Community Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, they will meet for breakfast at the Friendship Inn at 8 a.m. and from 1:30 to 4 p.m.. back at the Blair Community Center to meet with relatives, friends and old acquaintances. At 7 p.m. Saturday night, they will meet at Western Sizzlin Steakhouse for a dinner celebration
The Humphreys Alumni/Community reunion will be held Saturday, June 18, at the Headrick Community Center. Updated/revised/new mail addresses are needed. E-mail addresses can also be used/updated. Contact Virginia Phillips, 482-0848 or Joyce Harris at 482-1649