Community calendar

Mission on wheels fan drive drop-off slated 2-5 p.m. Mondays at 118 1/2 Main St. Program is collecting fans for the elderly and others without air conditioning. Donations accepted to purchase air conditioning units. For more information call Edna Douglas 580-649-8620.

The Southern Prairie Library System presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” Summer Library Reading Program at 2 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus and 10 a.m. at the Hollis Civic Center, 208 W. Jones St. in Hollis on Thursdays in June and July. For more information call the Altus library at 580-477-2890, the Hollis library at 580-688-2744 or the library’s Facebook page at Southern Prairie Library System.

Roach-Lemer Post 44 American Legion and Unit 44 American Legion Auxiliary is scheduled to hold a monthly meeting Thursday, July 21. A meal is slated for 6 p.m. and a meeting at 6:30 pm at the Towers Apartments meeting room, 101 E. Commerce Stt. in Altus. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a veteran friend. For more information contact Commander Rick Carter at 405-464-1472.

The Lincoln Alumni Association is scheduled to meet 10 a.m. July 23 at Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Any person who attended Altus Lincoln School is welcome to attend. For more information contact the Altus library at 580-477-2890.

Tamarack Road Church of Christ is holding a Hay Day Vacation Bible School 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 23 for 3-year-olds to fifth-graders. For more information call 580-482-2751 or visit

Southside Baptist Church, 1100 Asalee St. in Altus is holding a Vacation Bible School for pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade children 6-8:30 p.m. July 24 and 6:30-8:30 from 25-29 July. There will be Bible stories, games, crafts, music and snacks. Family night July 29 will include parents, grandparents, friends and others. For more information or to arrange for transportation call 580-482-4762 or email

Altus Post 33 Disabled American Veterans and Unit 33 DAV Auxiliary will have a monthly meeting Tuesday, July 26 at the Towers Apartments meeting room, 101 E. Commerce St. in Altus. There will a meal at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a veteran friend. For more information contact DAV Commander Virgil Williams at 580-471-1692.

The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women are slated to meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at the Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. Preston Doerflinger, secretary of finance, administration, and information technology for the State of Oklahoma is scheduled to speak. The public is invited to attend. There will not be a meal served nor an entrance fee, but donations will be accepted and 100 percent of which will go to museum. For more information email Jean Pence at

The Kay Club will begin rush week with a tea party 2 p.m. July 31 at the Frazier Bank, 110 E. Broadway St. in Altus. Any upcoming high school girl is invited to attend. Mothers must attend the tea party. For any further questions please contact any officer Madison Cook at 580-318-5521 or Abby Tucker at 580-318-5533.

The Altus 12th Man Club is taking orders for 20-pound cases of Cunningham peaches through Aug. 1 as a fundraiser to delivered in mid-August, The cost is $40 a case. For information call Brian Bush at 405-471-3869 or Diane Beach at 580-471-8061.

Blair Public Schools enrollment is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2. Elementary students should enroll in the school cafeteria; seventh- through eighth-grade students should enroll in Marka Kenedy’s room and 10th- through 12th-grade students should enroll in Kristin Ramirez’s room. For more information call 580-563-2632.

There will be Tai Chi: Moving for better balance classes for older adults and their caregivers from 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning July 6 for six weeks until Aug. 9 at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. This class is offered at no cost and is open to the public, but pre-registration is required by visiting or calling the Altus Public Library at 580-477-2890.

The Western Oklahoma State College Foundation Inc. and WOSC will be hosting the 26th Annual Jim Holland Memorial Golf Tournament at The Greens of Altus on Aug. 13. The shotgun start, four-person scramble is set to begin at 8 a.m. Tournament registration fees are $200 per team and includes green fees, team carts, prizes, food, drinks and trophies. To register a team visit, email or call 580-477-7706. Deadline for team registration and payment is Aug. 5. Space is limited to the first 18 teams.

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