“These sacks are used in our Childhood Lead Poisoning Program,” said Cheryl Barr, program coordinator for this Oklahoma Project with the Health Department. “We are happy to provide our ‘bee’ bags with the ‘Lead free is the way to bee’ message along with some printed information about prevention of lead poisoning.”
The Great Plains Literacy Council has promised fun, fun, fun and will once again host this most educational and entertaining spelling bee at the Western Oklahoma State College Band Hall at 2801 N. Main Street in Altus on Saturday, March 27, beginning at 9 am. Door prizes will be available throughout the contest. Everyone who comes to the spelling bee will be eligible for door prizes. Winners must be present when announced.
Spelling teams of two or three adults had through Monday, March 22, to pay their registration fee of $100 at the Altus Public Library. The spelling bee will be a lighthearted competition among teams representing clubs, military organizations, churches, families, and businesses from the area. Not only will competition recognize the best spellers as a team, but a lot of effort also goes into the competition for the best costumes and best team names. Also a special award goes to the top military team.
The public is invited to attend this event. One new feature will be the audience participation contest with a $5 entry fee for each person wanting to participate. Ground support like cheerleaders or pep clubs may perform once during the Spelling Bee, but are encouraged to stay and support their team.
There is no admission fee to the spelling bee that raises money for literacy, and refreshments will be served. The literacy council invites you to be a part of the “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee that is too good to “bee” true!