Faith Lutheran Church, 2401 N. Park Lane, will be having Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m., July 12 and July 13. Children ages 4 and up with a special teen group are invited to attend. For more information, please call 1-800-758-2945 or 482-2222.
The City of Altus Recreation will be holding swim lessons through July 12. Openings are available for all ages. The cost is $38 per person. For more information please call 481-2137.
Tamarack Assisted Living Center will be holding a free health fair from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, July 13 at the center located on 1224 E. Tamarack Road. Services will include blood glucose tests, blood pressure checks, cholesterol screening and home health products. For more information please contact Mary at 477-4848.
Threshold Services, a faith-based, inter-denominational organization that assists Altus Community Work Center residents, will hold a car wash for donations Saturday, July 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McDonald's. The group meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church (208 E. Cypress) and welcomes attendance of anyone interested in learning more. Inquiries may also be sent to P.O. Box 819, Altus, Okla. 73521.
The Board of Directors of Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. will hold a meeting at 6 p.m.,, July 16 in the conference room at the administrative offices of SWYS, located at 309 N. Hudson. Any interested person is invited to attend. For more information please call 482-2809.
Emmanuel Baptist Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 16 through July 20, for ages 4 years through students who have completed 5th grade. This year's theme is “Game Day Central.” Friday will be Family Night starting at 6 p.m. followed by a Tailgate Party with free drinks and food for everyone present. The public is invited. For more information, please call the church office at 482-1775.
First United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Build on Faith Luncheon” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 17 at Altus Community Center at the reservoir on Falcon Road. The cost is $5 per person. The menu will include Hamburgers, baked beans, watermelon, cookies and drinks. Take out and delivery will be available. For more information please contact Jean at 481-0159 or Sue at 471-9413.
ACMI House, Inc. will hold the regular governing board meeting at 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 at Val's its about time restaurant. For more information please call 482-3800.
Roah-Lemer Post 44 of the American Legion and Auxiliary will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at the Towers meeting room. There will be a meal at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.
First Christian Church will be hosting a community luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at Altus Community Center at the reservoir on Falcon Road. The cost is $5 per person. Take out and deliver are available. For more information please call 471-9413 or 481-0159.
Altus Chapter 33, Disabled, American Veterans and Unit 33, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 at the Towers meeting room. There will be a meal at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.
ABY Pop Warner League will take volunteer applications for tackle football and cheer-leading coach from now until August 31. This year's Pop Warner season will begin on Sept. 1. For more information or to register as a coach, please call 649-0354.
The Altus area TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Highland Heights United Methodist Church, 1911 N Main. For more information about TOPS see www.tops.org or phone Ling Lih McBlain at 477-4420
A Better Youth Pop Warner League is offering free tackle football and cheer-leading registration to children who participate on the free and reduced lunch programs at schools. Children ages 5 through 15 are encouraged to register for youth tackle football. Parents can also save $20 if they register their child on-line at www.eteamz.com/abypopwarner. For questions or more information call 649-0354.
Red River Toastmasters meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, in the Francis Herron seminar center in the Great Plains Technology Center. Toastmasters members learn public speaking and leadership by working with others in a fun and supportive environment. Guests and prospective members are very welcome.
Mission on Wheels needs donations of clothes for its free clothes give-away, particularly summer clothes for children and adults. Other items besides clothes are also accepted especially fans. Mission on Wheels is located at 600 N. Willard in Altus. For more information, please call Edna Douglas at 482-0997 or 649-8620.
The Altus Public Library will be playing films fro pre-school through 2nd grade students at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday during the months of June and July. For more information, please call 477-2890.
An account has been set up for Mitchell Rodgers, 30, of Altus has been diagnosed with a rare and chronic disease known as “Meniere's Disease.” Funds are needed to help with the cost to have a must-needed surgery. Donations can be made at the First State Bank of Altus to “The Mitchell Rodgers Medical Fund.”
Red Cross responded to a house fire Tuesday in Granite, the home was destroyed. The Fricovsky family of six has lost everything and is in need. The Red Cross has provided a motel stay for three nights, given vouchers for, clothing, shoes and food. The family may be contacted at 580-706-0569.
The Tornado Alley Road Riders will meet at 9 a.m. on July 15 at the Community Center on Falcon Road to ride to the south shore of Lake Altus, pavilion #1, for a provided lunch. Cost to join the ride is three non-perishable food items and one or more personal toileteries. The items will go to the Community Cupboard and ACMI House. For more information, call P.J. Boucher at 471-2021, Jeannie Huber at 482-7174 or Billy Allday at 471-1882.
Game Day Central Vacation Bible School is underway at Southside Baptist Church, 1100 Asa Lee. Times are 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night. Friday will be parents/family night. For more information call the church at 482-4762.
The Assessor Office will be closed July 24-27 so that all employees may attend the Oklahoma Tax Commission Educational Conference.
Check your child's grades online. If you would like to check your child's grades online through Altus School's new “Parent-at-School” computer program, you will need to present your photo ID and sign up for a password. For your convenience, you may come by the AHS Cafeteria from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and get your password during One-Stop Enrollment or you may complete the paperwork in the office of your child's school when classes begin.
A Free Immunization Clinic will be held during One-Stop Enrollment. All area children are eligible to receive immunizations from the Jackson County Health Department free of charge. Bring shot records, and if not accompanied by parent, bring a signed parental permission letter.