Altus community calendar events provided


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The Jackson County Clerk’s office at 101 N. Main St. Suite 203 in Altus will be closed April 19-20 to allow employees to attend a county clerks’ school. The office will reopen 8 a.m. April 21. For more information contact Jennifer Sunday at 580-482-4070.

The Diabetes Support Group is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital education center, 1200 Pecan St. in Altus. Avey Rico is slated to speak at the free event about how he manages diabetes, cooks, travels and completes many household chores. For more information contact Amanda Reimer at 580-379-5661.

A living history program about Western painter, sculptor, and yarn-spinner Charles M. Russell is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 21 at the restored Plaza Theater at 107 N. Hudson St. in Altus. The event is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society and is open to the public. For more information contact Jennie Buchanan at 580-482-1044.

The Humphreys alumni, friends and community reunion is scheduled to begin 9:30 a.m. April 22 at the Headrick Community Center, 509 Payne St. in Headrick. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a lunch at noon. For more information contact Joyce Harris at 580-482-1649 or harrisjoyce@att.net.

A public meeting of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 24 at the Jackson County Courthouse at 101 N. Main St. Suite 101 in Altus. For more information contact Chris Leville at 580-482-4420.

A future first-graders’ meeting is slated for 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 24 at Altus Primary School, 1200 Glenda St. in Altus. Students and parents are welcome to attend. For more information contact Amanda Davis at adavis@altusps.com or 580-481-3091.

A welcome for fifth-graders and parents is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Altus Intermediate School, 1221 N. Howse St. in Altus. For more information contact Amanda Davis at adavis@altusps.com or 580-481-3091.

A free waltz lesson is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 24 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 coveyfac@cableone.net.

Altus Junior High School orientation is set for 6 p.m. April 25 at 1601 S. Park Lane in Altus. The event is open to all future seventh-graders and their parents. For more information contact Amanda Davis at adavis@altusps.com or 580-481-3091.

An Oklahoma Rides to Wellness event is slated for 10:30 a.m. to noon April 25 at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, commission room, 200 NE 21st St. in Oklahoma City. The event is slated to introduce a new statewide rural health and wellness initiative. For more information contact Laura Corff at 580-718-0444 or lcorff@ucapinc.org.

A free counseling and training session for care is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon April 25 at the Altus Senior Meal Site, 905 N. Willard St. in Altus. A certified Medicare assistance counselor is slated to answer questions. For more information contact Kelly Baker at 580-482-4141.

Enrollment for Pre-K students is set for 4-6 p.m. April 27 at L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School, 3000 N. Veterans Drive on Altus Air Force Base. For more information contact Amanda Davis at adavis@altusps.com or 580-481-3091.

A public meeting of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 28 at the Jackson County Courthouse at 101 N. Main St. Suite 101 in Altus. For more information contact Chris Leville at 580-482-4420.

The Senior Advisory Council meeting is slated for noon April 28 in the Tower Apartments, 101 E. Commerce St. in Altus. For more information contact Mark Camp at 580-477-2220 or mark.camp@angmarcompanies.com.

A welcome for new third-graders and parents is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 2 at Altus Elementary School, 1830 Sunset Drive in Altus. For more information contact Amanda Davis at adavis@altusps.com or 580-481-3091.

New student enrollment for Altus Early Childhood Center is set for 5-7 p.m. May 4 at 1100 N. Forest St. in Altus. For more information contact Amanda Davis at adavis@altusps.com or 580-481-3091.

A prom dress giveaway is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. April 5 through May 12 at 118 1/2 S. Main St. in Altus on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mission on Wheels also asks for clothing and shoe donations 2-4 p.m. Mondays. For more information contact Edna Douglas at 580-649-8620.

A graduation commencement ceremony for Sayre campus students is slated for 7 p.m. May 4 at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Sayre Campus Auditorium, 716 N.E. U.S. 66 in Sayre. For more information contact Brian Adler at brian.adler@swosu.edu or visit swosu.edu/commencement.

A graduation commencement ceremony for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University, College of Pharmacy is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 5 at the Fine Arts Center, 100 Campus Drive in Weatherford. For more information, contact Brian Adler at brian.adler@swosu.edu or visit swosu.edu/commencement.

A graduation commencement ceremony for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University, College of Arts and Sciences is set for 10 a.m. May 6 at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, 900 N. Seventh St. in Weatherford. For more information contact Brian Adler at brian.adler@swosu.edu or visit swosu.edu/commencement.

A graduation commencement ceremony for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University, College of Professional and Graduate Studies programs is set for 2 p.m. May 6 at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, 900 N. Seventh St. in Weatherford. For more information, contact Brian Adler at brian.adler@swosu.edu or visit swosu.edu/commencement.

A Day of Advocacy for Oklahoma Children is set for 9:15 a.m. May 10 at the state capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City. The event is hosted by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Joe Dorman at jdorman@oica.org or 405-892-9205.

The monthly meeting of the Jackson County Community Health Action Team or JCCHAT is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. May 11 in the Jackson County Memorial Hospital second floor conference room, 1200 E. Pecan St. in Altus. For more information contact Debbie New at 580-482-7308 or deboran@health.ok.gov.

A pancake breakfast fundraiser is scheduled for 7-11 a.m. May 20 at the Altus Masonic Lodge No. 62, 1120 N. Hudson St. in Altus. Cost is $5 per person, eat in or carry out and all proceeds are designated for the lodge’s charity programs. For more information contact Don Wolford at 580-482-5301.

A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM Robotics and Basketball Camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22-24 at the Martha Road Baptist Church, 20388 East County Road 158 in Altus. The event alternates between sports and academic studies and is sponsored by the STEM Achievement Foundation or SAF. For more information contact Wendy Clouse at 580-301-6196 or wendyc@stemachievement.org.

The 11th annual government procurement conference is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30-31 at the Embassy Suites, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman. Cost is $175 per attendee until Aug. 14, and will be $225 afterward. For more information contact Carter Merkle at 405-612-7386 or carter.merkle@careertech.ok.gov or register at icbsshow.com.

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