Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Drive safe, eat a ton, enjoy family and friends, Christmas shop, and take a few moments to count your many blessings!

There are a LOT of things going on in Altus in December, so check back often for many updates the next few weeks!

Blessings to all!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Playgroup Location Change!

Due to the cold and windy weather expected, Playgroup this Friday, November 21st, will NOT be held at the Reservoir Park. Instead it will be held at the Base Fitness Center, in the FRONT gym from 10:00 to 12:00. Sorry about the confusion. We will try again for the picnic in the park come spring.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Candy Cane Cash

I'm sure you've seen the Candy Cane Cash flyers around town, but here is the info on it, in case you haven't.

Beginning November 9th, look for the Candy Cane Cash Logo on windows of local stores, service places, and restaurants (or go to Main Street Altus at 219 N. Main for a list of participating merchants). Shop at these places and earn "Candy Cane Cash", or numbered tickets.

Then on Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 in the Town Square, there will be a drawing for $10,000 and other cash prizes totalling $12,500!! (You MUST be present to win).
Enjoy the "Sweet"stakes!

Country Kitchen Bazaar

The public is invited to the Country Kitchen Bazaar this Wednesday, November 19th, beginning at 11:00 a.m at the First United Methodist Church.

There will be a host of holiday sweets and treats available for purchase as well as a lunch of Pride of the Prairie Stew, Circuit Rider’s Best Beans, Methodist Cornbread, and World Famous Peach Cobbler .

For more information, please click here.

Elvis Tribute

Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony in Altus City Park this Saturday, there will be a Elvis Tribute Concert at the City Auditorium.

General Admission tickets are $15.oo for adults and $10.00 for children ages 6-16. There are a limited number of reserved seating tickets for $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 580-816-0800, or in person at Eddie's Cafe, Altus Parks and Recreation Office, Friendship Inn Restaurant, KWHW radio and KEYB radio.

The Elvis Tribute will be put on by Kraig Parker and the Royal Tribute Band and the theme will be "Elvis: Greatest Hits and Christmas Favorites."

For more info click here. To find out more info on Kraig Parker and his band, click here.

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Christmas In the Park

Come one, come all for the 15th Annual "Christmas In the Park" at the Altus City Park (Broadway and Park Lane). Tree lighting ceremony will be this Saturday, November 22nd at 6:45. It is suggested showing up about 15-30 minutes early.

During the Christmas Season, there will be thousands of lighted trees & figurines, walking tours of the park, Santa & his elves, a nativity scene, lighted train rides around the park and holiday music. There are also free trolley rides available. Open daily from dusk to 10pm.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Reviews, Comments, and Experiences Wanted

I appreciate all of you who check out Access Altus. I enjoy coordinating this site and appreciate so much those who email me with area info and ideas. I have a couple of requests that I think would make this site even better.

If you have attended any of the events that have been posted on this site, I would love it left a comment in the comment section and let me and other readers know how you liked it and what your experiences were. This would help me know what interests there are in certain activites and helps me know what types of things to post.

Also, if you would like to send in a review of area restaurants and your experiences there (good and not so good) I would like to post these occasionally as well(I will leave these anonymous if you wish).

And as always, I appreciate any help with gathering info on events in the community. I try to gather information from several sources, but occasionally miss something.

Thanks again for your participation! I can be contacted at

Craft Fair This Saturday

There will be a Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, November 15th from 8:00-2:00 at the Altus Community Center. This craft fair will support the Relay For Life Cancer Research. This might be an excellent time to shop for Christmas gifts!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

ASYMCA Free Thanksgiving Dinner

You and your family are cordially invited to the 6th Annual ASYMCA Free Thanksgiving Dinner.

When: This Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Time: 11:00-12:30

Where: Freedom Community Center

The menu will include traditional favorites including:

Roasted and deep fried Turkey, Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread, Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Pasta Salads, Potato Salads, mixed green salads with cucumbers, and tomatoes and more! Dessert will be home baked pies made by the OSC, ESSC, Squadron and Group Spouses and local church families!

Our ASYMCA lunch bunch is for every military family, and ranks above E-5 and above are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share. Please come and celebrate our many blessings and enjoy the friendship and fellowship at this delicious and fun event! For more info, please call Joan Wilcoxen at the ASYMCA at 580-471-9733.