Emmanuel Baptist Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 18 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.
Altus Masonic Lodge Number 62 will hold a school of instructions on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Fellowship will be at 6 p.m. All masons are urged to attend. A degree may be conferred.
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.
The Altus Kiwanis Club will meet at 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 in the Student Center at WOSC. Captain Robert Gove and Major Gregory Fike, Judge Advocate Generals of Altus AFB, will present a program regarding their recent deployment to Iraq. Members are encouraged to invite a guest to what should be a very interesting program. For more information please call 477-1355.
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.
Alzheimer's Association will hold a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at Southwest Technology Center Seminar Center located on 722 West Tamarack Road. Their will be refreshments. For more information please contact Peggy Risinger at 482-8058 or Kay Stewart at 477-4848.
CANCELED: The Altus Chapter 33, Disabled, American Veterans and Unit 33, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary meeting for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 at the Towers meeting room has been canceled.
The Omniplex Science Museum will hold a “What's in your Backyard” program for teens at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 at the Altus Public Library. For more information please call 477-2890.
Harmon county HIstorical Museum will be celebrating “Harmon county celebrates 100 years”-Oklahoma's Centennial 1907-2007” at the annual Black-eyed-Pea Festival in Hollis on August 11. The parade begins at 9 a.m. Some of the events include a rodeo, tractor pull, buggy rides, cash drawing, silent auction, children's games and bingo for prizes.
Landmark Baptist Church will conduct a revival from August 6 through August 12. Services will be nightly a 7 p.m. with a regular Sunday worship schedule. Loy Ashenfelter, pastor of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lawton will conduct the revival. The church is located on U.S. Hwy 283, north of Blair.
Altus Community Center will be hosting a Rummage Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 18 on the east side of the Altus Community Center. Anyone can reserve a booth for $20. For more information please call Martha Lovett at 481-7785.
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.”
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.