Martha Road Baptist Church will be hosting Amazing Wonders Aviation Vacation Bible School will be July 16 to 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Martha Road Baptist Church is located four miles north of Altus on Highway 283. VBS is for all children ages 4 years old through the sixth grade. Parents can enroll their children online at the church website (www.martharoadbaptist.org). A VBS kick-off party Saturday, July 14, at the Altus Municipal Swimming pool from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information please call the church office at 580-482-3377.
First Baptist Church of Olustee has cleared children going into PreK through sixth grade for takeoff through Amazing Wonders Aviation for Vacation Bible School. The trip to encounter God’s awesome power will begin July 15 through 19, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. each evening. An early-enrollment event will be held Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. Hot dogs will be served. For more information about VBS at Olustee Baptist Church, contact VBS Director Sandra Townsend at 580-471-0280, or visit the church’s Facebook page.
Emmanuel Baptist Church of Altus announces that it will be having a Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, July 16 through 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is free and is for children age four through those who have just finished the sixth grade. There will be music, games, snacks, prizes, and Bible stories. For more information or to preregister call the church office at 580-482-1775, e-mail the education minister at email@example.com, check out their website at www.ebcaltus.org, or stop by our church office at 800 N Forrest St.
The Main Street Altus Board Meeting scheduled for July 19 at 8 a.m. is canceled due to board members schedule conflicts and no quorum.The next meeting is set for Thursday, Aug. 1,6 at 8 a.m. at 219 North Main.
Habitat for Humanity Community Luncheon will be hosted by Martha Road Baptist Youth Group. Menu is beef taco salad pile-up, dessert and drink. Thursday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Altus Community Center. Cost is $6 per person and proceeds go to Habitat in Altus.
The next ‘That Altus Band’ car wash fund raiser will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Walgreens. Band parents, students, new and current, are encouraged to help and bring your cars.
Blair Park Swing, the July fundraiser for the Blair City Park, will be held Saturday, July 28. The event will include a Softball Tournament, TradeShow with Booths, Food, and Fun for all ages. To Sign up for: Adult Co-ed Softball Team—$250/team *includes shirt*, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 471-6937; for a Tradeshow booth, starting at $50, contact Brandi at 679-4587 or e-mail email@example.com. Campsites are also available.
English Village Manor has collected recipes from employees and residents and compiled them into a cookbook. The books can be purchased at the facility. Call 477-1133 for cost or more information.
Altus Ballroom Dancers meet 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday in the east end of the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. New couples are welcome to come for an evening of ballroom dancing. For those who want it, instruction is available in waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, cha cha cha, tango, salsa, samba and quickstep. For more information, call 580-477-1822 or 580-726-5160.
The Altus Meal Site is needing volunteers to help deliver meals to those who are homebound. Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday. Any time you can give is appreciated. If you would like to volunteer call the Altus Meal Site at 580-482-1290. The Altus Meal Site is a part of Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group.
The Operation CARE Food Pantry offers free food to qualified applicants every third Saturday of the month. 10:30 Devotion and food pantry open 11 to 12 noon.
The Southwest Oklahoma Quilt Guild meets on the first Thursday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (south end of building) on South Park Lane at 10 a.m., potluck luncheon at noon, and business meeting at 1 p.m., followed by the monthly program. On the third Thursday of each month is a quilt workday, so bring a project and join in!
Christian Motorcyclists Association meets every first Thursday of the month at Fred’s on N. Main in Altus, at 7 p.m. Riders of all types of bikes welcome and even if you don’t have a motorcycle, you’re still welcome. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Altus Public Library provides a 30 minute storytime for preschoolers every Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children 3 to 5 years are welcome. For more information call 477-2890.
Learn English Today - Aprende ingles ahora! Free Classes -Clases gratis. Booker Learning Center located at 400 West Elm. Classes are Monday through Thursday (Lunes - Jueves) from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The Red River Toastmasters “Where Leaders Are Made” welcomes all in Jackson County and surrounding areas to join them for fun and improvement. Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization, teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.The organization has more than 10,500 clubs and are in 90 countries. For more information, visit www.toastmasters.org online or on facebook, or call Paula Weeks at 580-480-2882. Welcome Guest ~ Meetings are held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at SWTC, 711 W Tamarack Road in Altus.
Information about 5 Crisis we all face: Health/Obesity/Financial/ Stress/ Aging Population is offered Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at SWTC, 711 W. Tamarack Road. The meetings, sponsored by Wisdom Copious Covenant, are free and open to the public. For more info, call 580-480-2882 or 580-482-2883.
The Altus area TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group Chapter #657 meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church, 1911 N Main. For more information, visit www.tops.org or contact Mark (580) 738-1042 or MaryWayne at (580)482-2036.
Altus H.O.W. Group of Alanon meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at 315 N Crain.
A Domestic Violence educational outreach group is now available through ACMI House. For more information, call Brenda at ACMI House at 482-3800.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday at Taliaferro Mental Health Center, 215 W. Commerce. For more information, call 480-0650.
Altus Original Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (315 N Crain) meets nightly at 8 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Women’s Meeting); No noon meetings until further notice. Contact #480-0417.
Alcoholics Anonymous Friendship Group of Altus meets every Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. For more information, call 649-2927 or 471-0616.
The Community Center, 400 block of Falcon Road, is having a dance every Thursday, at 7 p.m. at the east entrance of the building. There will be a pot luck meal every first Thursday of each month. Entertainment will be provided by the Cimarron Band. For more information, call Johnny Newton or Edd Green at 580-246-3274.
The Pinochle Club is looking for Pinochle Players. People who want to learn are welcome. They can teach you to play and have fun. For more information, call Pat Schnur at 477-3956.
The Altus/Mangum Cancer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the education department at JCMH, located in the east wing of the hospital. For more information, call 482-6435 or 482-7420.
The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma on the Jackson County Memorial Hospital campus is recruiting volunteer drivers for the 12-passenger van that will provide transportation for cancer patients. Volunteer drivers must have a current driver’s license. The volunteer application can be picked up at the cancer center at 1200 East Broadway. For information call the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma at 480-4400 or Bonnie McAskill at Jackson County Memorial Hospital at 379-5771.
SW Oklahoma Action RSVP Program is asking for deactivated cell phones, complete with batteries and chargers, for their Cell-phones-for-seniors program. Phones may be dropped off at the Altus RSVP office located on the first floor of the Towers at 101 E. Commerce or the Mangum RSVP office located at 215 North Oklahoma in Mangum.
Mission on Wheels will schedule a bake sale Saturday, June 23 at Wal-Mart to raise funds for fans for the elderly. Donations of fans, summer clothing for infants, children, youth and adults is also appreciated. Non-perishable food items are also needed to help feed the hungry. For information or special donations call Edna at 580-649-8620.
A medical and travel expense fund is set up at the First State Bank in Altus for Terry Southhall who is getting a double bypass and Aortic valve replacement to be performed on March 27 in Lawton. All donations are greatly appreciated.
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