Community calendar


The Altus Masonic Lodge No. 62 is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser for $5 with biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and juice from 7-11 a.m Aug. 20 to eat-in or carry-out at the lodge at 1120 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information contact Don Wolford at 580-477-3008 or John Church at 580-482-5301.

A first responders appreciation event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Jackson County Courthouse at 101 N. Main St. in Altus to honor law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics. There are plans to have hamburgers, hot dogs, face painting, a “bouncy house” and more. For more information contact Adela Reyes at 580-477-2220.

The Byron Berline Bluegrass Band is performing at the annual Giddy-Up Gala and Bar-B-Que dinner at the Jackson County Expo Center at 5:30 Aug. 26 before the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. For more information call the Chamber at 580-482-0210.

The Southern Kiowa Chamber’s 7th Annual Fall Festival and Car Show is slated 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in downtown Snyder. There will be five train rides, carnival rides, live main stage entertainment, a car show, a Ninja obstacle course, 5K Walk and Run, Cornhole competition and booth vendors. For more information call Ashley Ervin at 580-471-4965 or Brent Ervin at 580-301-0196, or visit Facebook: Southern Kiowa Chamber Oklahoma.

Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 600 S. Main St. in Altus. For more information visit www.dea.gov.

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