Community calendar

Motorists on US 62 will likely experience delays beginning due to planned construction on the bridge over the Salt Fork of the Red River supporting the eastbound section in Jackson County. The span is about six-tenths of a mile east of the junction with OK 6. Officials plan to divert eastbound traffic to the westbound side, reducing all traffic to one lane in each direction. For safety, speed limits are expected to be 40 mph and loads will be restricted to 10-feet wide. The construction is expected to last about 270 days or roughly mid-June, according to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

The Blair School athletic department is holding a baked potato and salad dinner fundraiser 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the school cafeteria, 610 Zinn Ave. in Blair. For more information contact Susan Armstrong at 580-563-2632 or [email protected]

A free Super Sunday event is scheduled 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at Glad Tidings Church at 1505 E. Tamarack Road in Altus. There are plans for food, games, basketball, music and worship. For more information call 580-482-4445 or visit

The Red River Quilters’ Guild quilt show themed “Quilting In The Falls” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-24 at the Multiple Purpose Event Center, 1000 Fifth St., Wichita Falls, Texas. Admission is $6, seniors 60 years and older $5 and children under 12 are free. For more information visit

An Appeal to Heaven Prayer Walk is planned for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at City Hall, 509 S. Main Altus. For more information on route and progress points contact Ministerial Alliance President Arliss Moon at 580-649-9849.

The 2016 International Festival is scheduled for 5-10 p.m. Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 24 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Elmer Thomas Park, Third Street and NW Ferris Avenue in Lawton. The multicultural, family orientated, three-day event was established in 1979 to promote the diverse heritage of the Lawton area. Organizers scheduled a free park and ride shuttle from and back to McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris Avenue in Lawton during the festival. For more information call 580-581-3470 or 580-581-3471, email [email protected] or visit

The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women Beans and Basket fundraiser is scheduled 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Days Inn, 2804 N. Main St. in Altus. U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Tulsa) of Oklahoma’s 1st District is set to be speaker. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. He served nine years active duty in the Navy and flew missions in Iraq and Afghanistan from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. To get tickets for this event please contact Jean Pence at 580-481-4062 or [email protected] Tickets are $15 each.

The Jackson County 4-H Club’s annual Frazer Bank 4-H Honors and Awards Reception is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Western Oklahoma State College band room. All local groups should be set up by 5 p.m. Sept. 23 in the band room. Those attending the banquet need to turn in registrations by noon Sept. 19 to the Oklahoma State University Extension Office, 2801 N. Main St., Suite A, in Altus. For more information contact Halee Salmon at 580-482-0823 or [email protected]

Shortgrass Arts Institute is sponsoring a painting with watercolor class with Bobby Avila from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 26, 27, and 29th at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Cost is $30. For more information call Tammy Davis at 580-477-2890.

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.

A free 12-week course of one-hour classes in Tai Chi — Moving for Better Balance — is slated to begin 10-11 a.m. Oct.4 at the Jackson County Health Department, 401 W. Tamarack Road in Altus. For more information contact April Collom at 580-482-7308 or [email protected]

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP Roaring 20s Party volunteer recognition banquet is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Oct. 13 at the Club Altus, 120 F Ave., Bldg 307. Altus Air Force Base. Cost is $10 per person. For more information contact Kelly Baker at 580-482-4141 or [email protected]

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

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