Altus community calendar events provided


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Spring Break for Altus Public Schools is March 13-20. For more information contact Amanda Davis 580-482-4420 or visit the administrative office at 219 N. Lee St. in Altus.

A spring revival is set for 10:40 a.m. March 19, and from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and from 7-8:30 p.m. March 20-22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 800 N. Forest St. in Altus. For more information, contact Boyd Whitehead 580-482-1775 or visit abcaltus.org.

A free country western two-step lesson is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 6 followed by an hour of dancing at the Altus Community Center at 401 Falcon Road in Altus. No dance experience or partner is required, admission is free, but donations, snacks or covered dish are accepted. For more information contact Al Messerly at 580-477-1822 or [email protected]

The Veterinarian Science and Dog Cub is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. March 21 in the extension office at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, 500 NW 30th St. in Oklahoma City. For more information, contact Halee Salmon at 580-482-0823 or [email protected]

A youth fellowship is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 800 N. Forest St. in Altus. Evangelist Billy Irions is slated to speak. For more information, contact Boyd Whitehead 580-482-1775 or visit abcaltus.org.

The Rockin Rabbit Club is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. March 24 in the extension office at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, 500 NW 30th St., Oklahoma City. For more information, contact Halee Salmon at 580-482-0823 or [email protected]

The Diabetes Support Group is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. March 21 in the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Education Conference Room Room, 1200 E. Pecan St. in Altus. The topic is diabetes and depression. For more information, contact Kelly Rose at 580-379-5660.

A Ranch Gathering is set for 5:30-8 p.m. March 21 at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. in Altus. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association members and local ranchers are welcome to attend this free event and meal. For more information, contact Stacy Fox at 800-242-7820 ext. 192, [email protected] or [email protected]

The Altus City Council meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Altus Municipal Complex, 590 S. Main St. in Altus. Agenda is to be posted 24 hours prior to event. For more information, contact Debbie Davis at 580-481-2202.

The “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 25 at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main Street in Altus. Registration for teams of 2-3 adults, 18 and older is $125. For more information, contact Ida Fay Winters at 580-477-2890 or at [email protected]

A Bubble Soccer Tournament is scheduled 10 a.m. to noon March 25 at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. in Altus. Register deadline for teams of 5-8 is March 17 and cost is $150. Proceeds designated for local Drug Abuse Resistance Education DARE program. For more information call Tyson Moreley at 580-301-4518.

An Enchanted Evening is scheduled for 6:30-11 p.m. March 25 at the Days Inn of Altus, 2804 N. Main St. in Altus. Music, candlelight dinner, dancing, and entertainment from Men4Music quartet is slated and cocktail attire recommended. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Cathy Stone at 580-301-6995.

The 13th Annual Walkin’ on Chalk event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26 at 215 N. Main St. in Altus. For more information, contact Amy Joe Cobb at 580-482-2277.

Applications are being accepted through March 30 for the 5th annual Armed Forces Day Parade scheduled for May 20. It is a day to pay tribute to the men and women who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces. All clubs, veterans’ organizations, schools, musical groups, churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate in the one-mile parade route to the courthouse. For more information contact Disabled American Veterans chapter commander Virgil Williams at 580-471-1692 or [email protected]

A musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is scheduled for 7 p.m., March 31, April 1 and 3 p.m. April 2 at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main St. in Altus. For more information, contact Jeffrey Gonda at 580-477-7812 or jeffrey.gonda.@wosc.edu.

A free Dentistry for the Community program is slated for April 3-4. Services are provided by Mobile Smiles Oklahoma and Christians Assisting, Resourcing, Encouraging or CARE Ministries at 221 W. Walnut St. in Altus. Appointments must be scheduled 9-11 a.m. March 16 and 23. For more information, call Angela Ybarra or Miguel Lopez 580-318-2490.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 outstanding program awards for local education foundations until April 3. The program honors public school foundations with trophies and monetary awards of $1,000 each to be presented at an Oct. 7 fall forum. For more information contact Karen Rose at 918-743-5533 or [email protected]

Tax preparation services for low to moderate income taxpayers in Altus who cannot afford services are scheduled for 1-6 p.m. Jan. 30 to April 17 at the Towers Apartments, 101 E. Commerce St. in Altus. The service is provided for those with an annual income of $54,000 or less by Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP and no appointments are necessary. For more information, call 580-482-4141 .

Tax preparation services for low to moderate income taxpayers in Hollis who cannot afford services are available through April 17 by calling 580-688-9177 or visiting Hollis Head Start, 902 E. Vivian St in Hollis.

Tax preparation services for low to moderate income taxpayers in Mangum who cannot afford services are available through April 17 by calling 580-782-3712 or visiting Mangum Head Start at 471 E. Lincoln St. in Mangum.

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