Church Women United will meet Friday, March 1 at the First United Methodist Church. The free luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. The program will be a Bible-based message. It is a time for women of all faiths to gather and fellowship with each other. For more information please call Carol at 482-4627.
An informational meeting for Lifeguard training will be held at the Altus City pool at 5:15 pm on March 6th. Classes will start on March 15th Any questions please call (580)481-2269 or (580)301-0396.
First Baptist Church, 300 North Main, will offer first Saturday soup Kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, March 2. The menu will be chicken tetrazzini, French bread and salad bar, dessert and drinks. Please join them for a warm delicious meal and fellowship. All are welcome.
The Doctor Who Fan Film Altus Chapter will host a second introduction meeting on March 2, at 5:00 p.m. at the Clay Café, 1117 N. Jackson, to plan and organize the fan filmed Dr. Who movie. For more information or if you have any questions contact Peggy Sue Clay Chapter Leader at 477-0625 or though her website Doctor Who Fan Film Altus Chapter website at http://altus-ok-who-chapter.jimdo.com
Tipton Senior Citizens will meet Monday, March 4, in the newly remodeled Senior Citizens Building on Tipton. There will be good classic Country music and fellowship. Food line opens at 4:30 p.m. with hamburgers, drinks and desserts on the menu at a cost of $4.
The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will host a Municipal Candidate Forum, Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m., at the WOSC Band Hall. All candidates are invited to attend.
The Altus Hispanic Association invites all Altus High School seniors (regardless of race, religion, or gender) to apply for the $500 scholarship for college. Applications can be picked up at the AHS counselor’s office or by calling AHA Vice-President Raul Guerra at 471-6509, or President Mary O. Esparza at 301-9235. Deadline to apply is April 30.
Operation CARE will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
Joseph’s Closet will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m., This will enable folks to get a clothing voucher from Operation CARE, and go to Joseph’s Closet , 208 E. Cypress (Presbyterian Church) on the same day. They are also in need of volunteers to help sort and stock shelves. Call Sandy at 481-8648 if you’d like to help.
Girl Talk, a fun discussion time for girls ages 9-18, is held every third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at NBFG with New Hope Church, 400 S. Willard. For more information, contact Nadine or Gaynell Brown at 580-482-2160 or 580-215-8378.
Donations are being accepted at NBC Bank, for the family of Edi Ortega. A fund has been set up to help with funeral costs and ongoing expenses and hardship for widow Laura and their child Aiden. All donations are encouraged.
The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma on the Jackson County Memorial Hospital campus is recruiting volunteer drivers for the 12-passenger van that provides transportation for cancer patients. Volunteer drivers must have a current driver’s license. The volunteer application can be picked up at the cancer center at 1200 East Broadway. For information call Ginger Hill or Vivian Martinez at the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma, 480-4400.
Mission on Wheels is in need of non-perishable food items for the needy. Donations of food and clothing are taken on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Giveaway are held on Wednesdays and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 213 W. Walnut. For more information, or to volunteer your time, contact Edna Douglas at 649-8620.
A Senior Citizens Dance is held at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. following a potluck supper. The public is always invited. Call Calvin at 482-6629 for more information.
The Altus Junior High School Library is searching for copies of past yearbooks, especially from the years when AJH was Southeast Junior High. If you have any old yearbooks that you’d like to donate, you may contact Rosemary Gipson at 580-481-2628 or at “email@example.com”, or deliver them to the Altus Junior High, 1601 S. Park Lane.
The Lions Club meets every Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Western Oklahoma State College multipurpose room.
English Village Manor has collected recipes from employees and residents and compiled them into a cookbook. The books can be purchased at the facility. Call 477-1133 for cost or more information.
Altus Ballroom Dancers meet 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday in the east end of the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road. New couples are welcome to come for an evening of ballroom dancing. For those who want it, instruction is available in waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, cha cha cha, tango, salsa, samba and quickstep. For more information, call 580-477-1822 or 580-726-5160.
The Altus Meal Site is needing volunteers to help deliver meals to those who are homebound. Meals are delivered Monday thru Friday. Any time you can give is appreciated. If you would like to volunteer call the Altus Meal Site at 580-482-1290. The Altus Meal Site is a part of Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group.
The Operation CARE Food Pantry offers free food to qualified applicants every third Saturday of the month. 10:30 Devotion and food pantry open 11 to 12 noon.
The Southwest Oklahoma Quilt Guild meets on the first Thursday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (south end of building) on South Park Lane at 10 a.m., potluck luncheon at noon, and business meeting at 1 p.m., followed by the monthly program. On the third Thursday of each month is a quilt workday, so bring a project and join in!
Christian Motorcyclists Association meets every first Thursday of the month at Fred’s on N. Main in Altus, at 7 p.m. Riders of all types of bikes welcome and even if you don’t have a motorcycle, you’re still welcome. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Altus Public Library provides a 30 minute storytime for preschoolers every Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children 3 to 5 years are welcome. For more information call 477-2890.
Learn English Today - Aprende ingles ahora! Free Classes -Clases gratis. Booker Learning Center located at 400 West Elm. Classes are Monday through Thursday (Lunes - Jueves) from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The Red River Toastmasters “Where Leaders Are Made” welcomes all in Jackson County and surrounding areas to join them for fun and improvement. Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization, teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.The organization has more than 10,500 clubs and are in 90 countries. For more information, visit www.toastmasters.org online or on facebook, or call Paula Weeks at 580-480-2882. Welcome Guest ~ Meetings are held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at SWTC, 711 W Tamarack Road in Altus.
Information about 5 Crisis we all face: Health/Obesity/Financial/ Stress/ Aging Population is offered Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at SWTC, 711 W. Tamarack Road. The meetings, sponsored by Wisdom Copious Covenant, are free and open to the public. For more info, call 580-480-2882 or 580-482-2883.
The Altus area TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group Chapter #657 meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Highland Heights United Methodist Church, 1911 N Main. For more informationzzzzz, visit www.tops.org or contact Mark (580) 738-1042 or MaryWayne at (580)482-2036.
Altus H.O.W. Group of Alanon meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at 315 N Crain.
A Domestic Violence educational outreach group is now available through ACMI House. For more information, call Brenda at ACMI House at 482-3800.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday at Taliaferro Mental Health Center, 215 W. Commerce. For more information, call 480-0650.
If you think you may have a problem with alcohol we can help. Altus Original Group (Alcoholics Anonymous) meets at 315 N. Crain, Sunday - Friday, at noon, 8 p.m. nightly, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (women’s meeting). Meetings are open to the public except Thursday and Sunday nights (closed to alcoholics only). Wednesday night is a Newcomers meeting. For more information call (580) 480-0417.
Alcoholics Anonymous Friendship Group of Altus meets every Monday at 8 p.m. For more information, call 471-0616.
The Pinochle Club is looking for Pinochle Players. People who want to learn are welcome. They can teach you to play and have fun. For more information, call Pat Schnur at 477-3956.
The Altus/Mangum Cancer Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the education department at JCMH, located in the east wing of the hospital. For more information, call 482-6435 or 482-7420.
The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma on the Jackson County Memorial Hospital campus is recruiting volunteer drivers for the 12-passenger van that will provide transportation for cancer patients. Volunteer drivers must have a current driver’s license. The volunteer application can be picked up at the cancer center at 1200 East Broadway. For information call the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma at 480-4400 or Bonnie McAskill at Jackson County Memorial Hospital at 379-5771.
SW Oklahoma Action RSVP Program is asking for deactivated cell phones, complete with batteries and chargers, for their Cell-phones-for-seniors program. Phones may be dropped off at the Altus RSVP office located on the first floor of the Towers at 101 E. Commerce or the Mangum RSVP office located at 215 North Oklahoma in Mangum.
Altus ASYMCA hosts a program, “Washers and Dryers for Airmen” where they will provide refurbished washers and dryers to airmen in need. If you or a junior enlisted family you know has a need for a washer/dryer, please have them send an email to Joan Wilcoxen at email@example.com, or call 580-471-9733, including: their personal email address and cell phone number and the reason it will enhance their quality of life so they can get them fixed up.
The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association is looking for Altus Junior College and Western Oklahoma State College Baseball Alums. Contact Western today to reconnect with your former teammates and participate in upcoming events sponsored be the WOSC Alumni Association. Western values its Pioneer alumni and wants to hear from you. Call 580-477-7789 or email alumni@wosc.
* The Red River Calendar is a free service to the community and items are placed as space allow.