Community calendar


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The Disabled American Veterans are desperately seeking drivers. They recently temporarily shut down the DAV transportation van used to shuttle veterans to medical appointments. To help, contact DAV Chapter Commander Virgil Williams at 580-471-1692.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute has scheduled a blood drive 12:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Altus Community Center, 401 Falcon Road in Altus. One lucky OBI donor this football season will win a free pair of tickets to the 2016 Bedlam football game in Norman. Appointments are not required. For more information call 877-340-8777 or visit obi.org.

There will be a Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurance presentation for the federal employee program 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center, 1224 E. Tamarack Road in Altus. Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome. For more information contact Joyce Harris at harrisjoyce@att.net or Ida Fay Winters at 580-482-8934 or literacy1@spls.lib.ok.us.

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 kelly.baker@socag.org.

Lion’s Club meeting noon Oct. 13 at Fred’s Steakhouse, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. Joan Wilcoxen is to speak on Christian Outreach through Armed Services Young Mens’ Christian Association, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. For more information contact Lion President Vickie King at 580 -471-2453 or jek41@sbcglobal.net, or Vice President Victoria Cleveland at 806-559-6845 or victorialcleveland@yahoo.com.

A monthly charity fundraiser pancake breakfast is scheduled 7-11 a.m. Oct. 15 with biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and juice at the Altus Masonic Lodge No. 62, 1120 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Cost is $5.00 to eat in or carry out. For more information contact Don Wolford at 580-477-3008.

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 580-482-0408 or visit www.dea.gov.

There will be a pastel drawing class 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 27 at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Lyn Taylor will be teaching and the cost is $30. For more information contact Tammy Davis at 580-477-2890 or tdavis@spls.lib.ok.us.

Lion’s Club meeting noon Oct. 27 at Fred’s Steakhouse, 2011 N. Main St. in Altus. Program on Altus fireman. For more information contact Lion President Vickie King at 580 -471-2453 or jek41@sbcglobal.net, or Vice President Victoria Cleveland at 806-559-6845 or victorialcleveland@yahoo.com.

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program workshop series scheduled 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. in Altus. For more information contact Ida Fay Winters at 477-2890 or literacy1@spls.lib.ok.us to enroll in the six sessions.

In preparation for Thanksgiving, 200 Love Bags of groceries will be passed out 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Main St. in Altus. For more information conatact the Rev. David Player 580-482-0795 or ddpselect@cableone.net.

The Cowboy Christmas Ball is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 with Wendell Sollis and the Sidekicks All Star Band at the Jackson County Expo Center, 300 Todd Lane in Altus. For more information contact Bonnie McAskill at 580-482-0210 or bonniem@altuschamber.com.

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