Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CASA Bike Ride

The 2nd annual Quartz Mountain Diamondback 100 will be held August 1, 2009
in Altus, Oklahoma. This is an excellent opportunity for families to spend
together in a healthy activity while also supporting a commendable
organization. Proceeds from the ride will be donated to support the local
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) agency who gives a
voice to abused children within the court.

The ride will begin and finish at the Altus city reservoir. There will be a
100 mile, 65 mile and 30 mile ride through the scenic flatlands of Southwest
Oklahoma. There will also be a 10 mile family fun ride around the Altus

The ride will begin at 7 am and will transit the communities of Altus,
Martha, Granite, Quartz Mountain State Park, Blair and Friendship.

SAG and medical support will be provided for all participants. Rest stops
will offer drinks/fruit every 10 miles throughout the routes.

Bring the entire family and enjoy the beautiful Quartz Mountain State Park
area for the day or for the whole weekend. Early registration will guarantee
a tee-shirt the day of ride.

To view the routes or register for the Quartz Mountain Diamondback 100
simply go to www.bikereg.com.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

August Playgroup Schedule

Friday, August 7th- Quartz Mountain/Lake Altus 10:00-12:00. Meet in Dollar General parking lot (at Tamarack and Main) at 9:45 to caravan out. We will go to the “Beach area” at Quartz Mountain, behind the convenience store on the road that leads to the Lodge. Bring swim gear, sunscreen, snacks and/or lunch.

Friday, August 14th - Base Toddler Pool, 11:00-12:00. Come bring the kids out to the base swimming pool (next to the Fitness Center). Please note that ONLY THE TODDLER POOL will be available for us to swim in as they have swim lessons in the big pool. Waters toys are welcome. Feel free to bring a sack lunch or snack.

Friday, August 21st - 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 right as you reach the Firestone Building. AGA is an unmarked metal building on the right about two blocks after turning on Thomas. Cost is $3/one child and $5/more than one child.

Friday, August 28th- Base Toddler Park, 9:00-11:00* (Time changed to beat the heat!) Come join us at this park on base located in the new housing development behind the elementary school and next to the housing swimming pool on Legacy Street.

Johnny Cash Tribute

Bennie Wheels and his wife Renee will perform a Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash on Friday, July 31 at the Altus City Auditorium at 8:00p.m. Tickets for the concert are $15 and are now available at the City of Altus Parks Department, KEYB Radio, KWHW Radio, the Friendship Inn Restaurant and Eddie’s Cafe. For more information, call 580-481-2265.

One Stop Enrollment

Please help us get the word out about Altus Schools’ One Stop Enrollment. This year’s event is set for Friday, July 31st, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Altus High School Cafeteria.

One Stop Enrollment is the day when all students new to Altus come and enroll for school. The Jackson County Health Department will provide a free immunization clinic for all Altus children (returning or new students) at One Stop, and the Altus Kiwanis Club will provide breakfast pastries and a hot dog lunch for all attendees. Clowns and other fun are planned, as well.

I have attached a flyer, a news article, and a news brief to this e-mail. Please post our flyer and use any or all of the information in your newsletters, announcements, and calendars. A web link for more information is here: http://www.altusschools.k12.ok.us/district/index.php/enrollment.

Rodeo Team Welcome Home

Here is the info on the Welcome Home for the Rodeo Team this Saturday, July 25th for those who are interested. There will be cold drinks, ice cream treats and a little bit of shade. Remember, it will be hot, so a hat and sunscreen would be advisable.

Festivities will commence at Base Ops (between the Fire Station and the 54ASR building). Parking in available in that area.

1345: Music, Shade, Refreshments
1430: RODEO Teams Arrive
1450: Team Welcome at Aircraft
1520: Presentation of Teams