Tuesday, September 30, 2008

OSC Fall Bazaar

Everyone is welcome to come on out to the OSC Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 11, 2008. There will be a variety of vendor booths including, crafts, sewing, scrapbooking, Tastefully Simple, and many more.

The Bazaar will be held at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For vendor information, call 580-477-2036.

October Playgroup Schedule

Friday, October 3: Bike Rally Day at the Temple’s 10:00-12:00
Bring your bike and a picnic lunch to the Temple's on Friday! Their address is 3100 Mallard Cir. Everyone can park on Mallard Cir and Mallard Ct., before the green caution guys. We have 3 or 4 bikes and some little toys to share, but hopefully everyone can bring their bikes (scooters, roller skates, etc.)! Directions to their house from the main gate- Turn right onto Tamarack (Veteran’s). When you get to Partridge Pl. (Shamrock Bank and the Vet are on the corner) turn right. Then take your first left onto Mallard Cir and follow that all the way to the green caution guys and the house is all the way in the back circle! If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet at the Base Gym (back gym).

Friday, October 10: Altus Gymnastics Academy 9:00-10:30 AGA is located on Thomas Ave. From the base you will take Falcon to Thomas. It is the left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). Go one block. It's in a white metal building on the right. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

**For Anyone Interested in a Little Road Trip**
Saturday, October 11: Clemon’s Autumn Acres Pumpkin Farm
We will road trip to a little pumpkin farm outside of Elgin, OK. They have pumpkins for the kiddos to pick and take home as well as a few other activities. We will meet at the Commissary at 8:30 AM and carpool from there (the trip will take about 1 hour each way). Please pack a lunch/snack for your child (children) as they do not have concessions there. The cost is $5/child

Friday, October 17: Imagination Station/McDonald’s
We will play outside at Imagination Station and anyone who would like can meet at McDonald’s for lunch and some more play.
Imagination Station is located across from the Altus Community Center and Reservoir. Take Falcon Road out the main gate and
head toward town, it is on the left hand side. McDonald’s is on Broadway.

Friday, October 24: Base Gym (Back Gym) 10:00-12:00
We will meet at the Fitness Center on base and play in the back gym. Parents, please stop by the front desk to sign your children in. They set up toys for us; however, your children are welcome to bring a toy or two of their own if they want!!

Friday, October 31: Altus Gymnastics Academy 9:00-10:30
AGA is located on Thomas Avenue. Leaving the base through the main gate, follow Falcon Road to Thomas Avenue. It is a left immediately before “Tiny Tots” (a small second hand children’s store). Go one block. It is a white metal building on the right. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

Joel Harrison Jazz Quartet

Joel Harrison Jazz Quartet is coming to Altus AFB on Friday, October 10th, 2008. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are available at ITT and Altus Chamber of Commerce for $20.00 each. Advance tickets only. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Lost Years Presentation

There will be a presentation of "The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughters Worst Nightmare" written by Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. They will share about drug and alcohol addiction at the fine arts auditorium at Western Oklahoma State College. For more info, call 580-482-1681.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook Off


When: Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Where: Downtown at Main and Broadway (Court House)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Local businesses and individuals compete for the top prize.

Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Designated Parking, Food, Handicapped Access

Admission: Free

Phone Number: (580) 482-2277

Get out your favorite Chili recipe for your chance to win!

More info coming soon...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What are You Doing This Weekend?

There's lots going on in Altus this weekend. Take your pick from the following:

1) Buddy Holly and Beyond Concert at the City Auditorium. For more info, see here.

2) 1st Annual Mud Races at Coppermines. For more info, click here.

3) Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Sale in Lawton. For more info, click here.

4) Altus AFB Movie Theatre is showing "The Pineapple Express" and "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Part 2" For movie times and other info, click here.

5) For movie info at Heritage Park, click here.

6) Motor Madness at the Altus Speedway, 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. More info here.
Have a safe and happy weekend!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Library Story Hour Info

Altus Public Library- Storytime on WEDNESDAYS at 10:30-11:00 a.m. Ages 3-6. Younger children are welcome if they can sit still (their words, not mine. :). More info here.

Altus AFB Library- Story Hour on THURSDAYS from 10:00-11:00 a.m. More info here.

Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Quizno's

Only two more days for the Altus Starbucks. Go grab yourself a White Chocolate Mocha before it's too late.

On the positive side, Quizno's is open for business! It's always great to have another food option in this town! Enjoy!

1st Annual Mud Races at Coppermines

I got a flier for this on my windshield at the rodeo and haven't heard any more info on it since then, but as far as I know...

1st Annual Mud Races at Coppermines

Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2008

(11 miles South of Altus on Highway 283 (Elmer Country Store)

then 9 miles west on Highway 5...FOLLOW SIGNS)

Races start at 11:00 a.m. (Drivers meeting at 10:30 a.m.)

Gate Entry: $7.00 (Children 10 and under...FREE)

Bring Lawn Chairs, Shades, and coolers. Overnight camping available. DJ Saturday night.

For more info call 580-471-9181.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Buddy Holly Tribute

A tribute to Buddy Holly will be this Saturday, September 20th at 7:30 and the Altus City Auditorium. Tickets are $15.00 in advance (children 10 and under are free) and can be purchased at Eddie's Cafe, Altus Parks and Recreation office, and local radio stations. For info, call 580-816-0080.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Spouse Socials

Enlisted Spouse Club Social- TONIGHT, Sept, 15th (Sorry for the late notice!!) at 6:00 p.m. in Building 39. Featuring BUNKO and a Gift Basket Giveaway.

Officer Spouses Club- Thursday, Sept. 18th. 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Community Center. Come-and-Go Information Fair and Ice Cream Social.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sewing Classes and Reannalily Designs

Altus is very blessed to have gained Jen, the creator of Reannalily Designs into our town! Jen has a sewing business and sells a varitey of handmade goods. She also offers sewing lessons to those of all skill levels. Here are a few pictures of Jen's prize-winning creations at the Jackson County Fair.

Jen is offering a Beginner Class on October 4th from 9-12 (space limited.) The class will focus on making a Go Green Bag/Trick or Treat Bag/Book Tote. The cost is $20.00 + supplies. For more info, check out her website here.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Register to Vote or Request Absentee Ballot

The deadlines are COMING UP SOON to register to vote or request an absentee ballot. If you are as excited about this election as I am, you would definitley not want to pass up your American privilege to vote. For more info, click here.

Spirit Of Survival Cancer Fundraiser

Coming up October 4-5, there is a Spirit of Survival Marathon benefiting the Southwest Oklahoma Cancer Centers (including the one being built here in Altus.) If the full blown marathon is not your thing, there is also a 5K run, a 5K Spirit Walk, a Super Kid's Marathon, a Holy Half Marathon, and a Big Rock 10K. This would be a great way to get a little exercise and raise money for cancer patients at the same time. I know at least one person doing the Mountain Marathon, and I am truely impressed by the amount of training and devotion that goes into preparing for this.

This takes place at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. Even if you don't participate, feel free to go on out and cheer on the runners! More info here.

Last Two Weeks for Starbucks!!!

Sadly, this is the last full week to enjoy yourself a White Chocolate Mocha or a Java Chip Frappachino at the Altus Starbucks. Starbucks will close it's doors on Sept. 19th. You can probably bet that I will be there almost every morning this week.

On the upside, Starbucks coffee can still be bought at Fred's Expresso Shop. And the coffee at Confectionatley Yours is not too shabby either...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jackson County Fair THIS WEEKEND!!

Don't forget to check out the Jackson County Free Fair this weekend. It is being held at the Expo Center and will continue through Saturday evening.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, Sept 5th
8:00 a.m. Fair opens
8:30 a.m. Tractor driving contest
9:00 a.m. Kevin Law's Border Collie Demonstration
9-12a.m. Children's Tour and Games
10:15a.m. Karate Demonstration
11:00a.m. Military Working Dogs
5:30 p.m. Turtle Race
6-7:30 p.m. Sheep Show
7:30p.m. Swine Show
8:00-10:00p.m. Adult Talent Show

Saturday, Sept. 6th
9:30 a.m. Tractor Pedal Pull Contest
10:00 a.m. Crops Judging Contest
10:00 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest (Read more about this here)
11:00 a.m. Pet Show
1:30 p.m. Weiner Dog Race
2:00 p.m. Kevin Law's Border Collie Demonstration
2:30 p.m. Miss Altus Ashley Hyde Art Performance
3:00 p.m. Goat Show
4:30 p.m. Turtle Race
6:00-8:oo p.m. Beef Show

There will also be a petting zoo and other activites to enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Photography Class

There is a basic photography class being offered with professional photographer, Greg Ishmael at the Altus Public Library three Saturdays this month, September 6, 13, and 27th. The cost of the class is $30.00. The class is each Saturday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. You must provide your own camera. Digital and 35mm cameras are fine. For more info, click here.

Water Babies Class

Starting NOW through the end of September, there is a Water Babies Class (ages 6 months through 5 years) at the Altus City Pool (Park Lane and Broadway) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. The cost is $40.00 for the month. An adult must be in the pool with the child. The kids will learn comfort and familiarity in the pool through play. There is no forced submersion. For more info, call 580-481-2269.

More popular and funny pictures at Popular-Pics.com

Monday, September 1, 2008

Beautiful Baby Contest at the Jackson County Fair

This Saturday, September 6, there is a Beautiful Baby Contest at the Jackson County Fair. The contest starts at 10:00a.m. at the Expo Center. You can register your cherub at Belles and Beaux at 116 N. Main and at the First National Bank. They will judge boys and girls seperately in categories of 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18months. Good luck to all your beautiful babies!