During the month of June, the Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting several disaster classes. On Saturday, June 4. Introduction to Disaster, DAT Orientation, and Mass Care Overview will be starting at 9 a.m. These three classes are a prerequisite for all of the following classes offered during the month. Weapons of Mass Destruction will be held at 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Mass casualty class will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Shelter Operations/Simulation class will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. All disaster classes are free of charge and open to the public. For more information and to register for any of these classes, please contact the chapter at 580-482-5303 or you can e-mail the chapter at email@example.com.
A creative writing workshop for adults will be offered by the Shortgrass Institute and the Altus Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on three Monday evenings, June 6, June 13, and June 20. The instructor is Donna Smith. Class size is limited so come by the library to reserve a spot. Cost is $30.
The Warren Senior Citzens/Community will be having their regular Tuesday music night at 6 p.m., June 7. Located 7 miles east of Blair on Highway 19. Open to everyone. There will be hamburgers with chips for $1.50 and all sodes are 50 cents. Coffee and tea are free.
AARP meeting will be June 7. Pot luck at 6 p.m. at the Towers apartments. Meeting and bingo at 7 p.m. Bring food for the Pantry this month.
Red River Toastmasters is going to have two open house meetings June 8 and June 15 for anyone interested in joining. The meetings will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day at the SWTC Seminar area. Toastmasters meets weekly. Please call Connie Visitacion at 481-6760 for more info.
A Public Hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 at the Blair Town Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the 2005-2006 budget. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. The proposed budget may be examined Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town Hall, 118 W. Main Street, Blair.
The Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently taking registration for an Adult CPR/AED and First Aid class to be held Thursday, June 9. The class is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the chapter office located at 905 N. Willard. For more information and to register, please call Lin Valenzuela, health and safety director, 580-482-5303.
The Jackson County Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m.Thursday, June 9 at Fred's Famous Fish and Steak House. The speaker will be Jeff Wilson. He is the new SW Oklahomd Field Representative for Senator Inhofe. We invite anyone and everyone to attend.
The Altus Area Habitat for Humanity's safety briefing and orientation for all who wants to work on the next house will be from 7 to 8 p.m.Thursday, June 9 and 23 at the Altus Public Library. For questions or more information, please call Sue Newland, 580-482-5913.
HFHAA 4th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be at 8 a.m. June 11 at Elks Country Club. Registration: Three person scramble $150 per team - 20 teams, includes green fees, carts, food and drinks. To reserve a spot for your team call Jim Herron, 477-0200 at Elks Country Club or Bill Newland, 482-5913.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1901 Falcon, is having a GIANT garage sale, 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11. All proceeds will go to help send youths to church camp.
American Red Cross invites you to make a difference at their blood drive starting at noon to 6 p.m., June 14 at the Community Center on Falcon Road. Give blood! Your donation could help save a life.
The Humphreys Community and Alumni meeting will be Saturday, June 18 at the Headrick Community Center, East of Altus. Reservations should be made with Virginia Phillips, 911 N. Hightower, 482-0848. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
"Hit for a Cure" First National Bank's 1st annual benefit softball tournament will be at 9 a.m. June 18 at Davis Park in Altus. Team registration fee is $125. A concession will be available. 1st and 2nd place teams will receive a "Hit for a Cure" tournament t-shirt. For more info, you may call Sabrina Deem, 482-7700 or 482-3764, John Deem, 471-6656, or Alicia Brown, 301-0870. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The 73rd Annual Greer County Pioneer Reunion will be held Saturday, June 18, on the lawn of the Greer County Courthouse. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Registeration fee is $3, which includes registration and a barbecue meal ticket. Official program will begin at 11 a.m. The fiddlers contest will begin at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with the Mangum Mounties Parade, which will begin at 3 p.m. The barbecue will follow the parade. If you have any questions, please call 580-782-5154.
Openings are available in all levels for the Altus City Recreation swim lessons being taught at the Altus City/School Swimming Facility. Second session begins June 20. Call 481-2137 for more information.
Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society (SWOGS) will have their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20 at the Lawton Public Library. The featured speaker for the meeting gis Marilee Babinski Tomek. She will provide guidance and tips on interviewing relative and share ideas about the kinds of questions to ask that will add valuable information to a family's history. The public is welcome.
The Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently taking registration for Child and Infant CPR class to be held Tuesday, June 21. The class is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at the chapter office at 905 N. Willard, Altus. For more information and to register, please call Lin Valenzuela, health and safety director, 580-482-5303.
The Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently taking registration for CPR for the Professional Rescuer class to be held Thursday, June 23. The class is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the chapter office at 905 N. Willard. For more information and to register, please call Lin Valenzuela, health and safety director, 580-482-5303.
1965 Altus High School state champion baseball team will be celebrating their 40th anniversary. A meeting is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 24. The following persons need to be contacted: Tim Potts, Lanny Rickey, and Gary Jones. Call Mike Norcross at 580-846-5275.
A watergarden tour has been set up for Sept. 10. If anyone would like to be on the tour, please contact Linda Vann at 477-1998 . Those with specialty gardens can also contact Vann.
SMART, a nationwide group of those with a military background interested in the RV lifestyle, is looking for members. It is a nonprofit social group with no political affiliation. There are two local chapters. For more information call headquarters at 800-354-7681. The local contact is Danny King at 482-3114. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.