A series of basic firearm safety and shooting courses for men and women will be offered beginning Saturday, May 27, at the Altus Public Library. These courses are part of the National Rifle Association's (NRA) “First Steps” program to teach firearm instruction, responsibility and safe handling to individuals who are new to the shooting sports.
Roach-Lemer Post 44 of the American Legion will host a Memorial Day breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Towers meeting room. Guest speaker will be Mayor T.L. Gramling. All veterans, spouses and widows are welcome to attend. The breakfast is free.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be hosting a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Altus City Cemetery. Lunch will follow at VFW Post 4876, 500 Veterans Drive Military and public are invited.
The Queen Bee Memorial Roping in honor of Kathy Barnes, cancer patient from Duke, will be held Monday, May 29, at the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Arena. There will be a silent auction and concessions. For more information contact Billy Barnes at 679-4797 or 405-639-9188.
Altus Masonic Lodge Number 62 will hold a school of instructions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. Fellowship will be at 6 p.m. All Masons are urged to attend.
Ross and LaVerne Baker, longtime employees of the Southern Prairie Library System are retiring. Their many friends are invited to a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Altus Public Library.
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 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at 905 N. Willard. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by Wednesday, May 31. For more information, call 482-5303.
Kick of Summer program “Scales, Tales, Paws & Claws” with naturalist Sue Hokensan will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Altus Public Library. Fun for the whole family.
Altus Chapter and Counsel of the York Rite Bodies will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1. Fellowship will be at 6 p.m. All York Rite Masons are urged to attend.
An inspirational concert with Buster Swoopes will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 800 N. Forresst St.in Altus.
Sign-up for the Summer Youth Entrepreneur Camp, sponsored by Jackson County's Promise, is currently under way. Camp is free for teens 13 through 18. The camp will meet as a group from 1 to 5 p.m. starting June 5, at Southwest Technology Center, Room 106. To signup, please call Southwest Community Action at 482-4141.
89th annual membership meeting for the Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Wilson School Building, 905 N. Willard. Volunteer Virginia Phillips will be guest speaker. Cake and punch will be served. RSVP at 482-5303.
1st Presbyterian Church is hosting a free picnic and games starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at 208 E. Cypress. Everyone is invited.
The Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently taking registration for an evening Child and Infant CPR/First Aid class to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 12, at 905 N. Willard. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by Friday, June 9. For more information, call 482-5303.
Jackson County 4-H will be having camp from June 20 to 22, at Quartz Mountain Family Camp (by the Fun Park). $45 fee includes water slide, fun park and camp activities. Reservations will be taken until June 10. To sign up, call Jackson County Extension office at 482-0823.