First National Bank in Altus has once again held their annual coat drive with all donations going to the Altus Fire Department Coats for Kids campaign. This is the third year to hold a drive. First National Bank in Altus was able to donate gently used coats and raised $1,000.“The Fire Department is grateful to have community partnerships like ...
Jim King, COO, will be acting as interim CEO of Jackson County Memorial Hospital. The matter was finalized after an executive session during Monday’s JCMH Board of Trustees meeting.During the meeting, the board entered into Executive Session to discuss the JCMH President/CEO position and applicants. The board reconvened into regular session and a motion was made to enter into a legal agreement with King who will act as interim CEO and carry full responsibilities until such ti...
Air Force leaders announced force management programs last Wednesday, Dec. 11, designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration.Fiscal 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget reduction requirements.Altus Air Force Base encourages base personnel to be informed on force management programs...
The Nature Center at Quartz Mountain Nature Park will be closed until Thursday, Jan. 2 while Sue the naturalist is celebrating the holidays out of state. The Nature Center’s New Year will kick off with Bald Eagle Watches at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Quartz Mountain’s Group Camp.There is still plenty to do at Quartz Mountain Nature Park even with the Nature Center closed. If it is above 40 degrees you can go golfing. If it is not icy you can climb Quartz Mountain or ...
Jackson County District 2 Commissioner, Anthony Fixico, celebrated his upcoming retirement with family members, friends, and county employees on Monday afternoon in the Commissioner’s Office of the County Courthouse.Fixico, 56, will be retiring as of Dec. 31, leaving an opening for a new elected official to fill the unexpired term decided in a primary election on Jan. 14, 2014.“I enjoyed all these 31 years or so working with the County and working with electe...
12/16/2013 - ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — — Air Force leaders selected Altus Air Force Base as one of two installations to compete in the 2014 Commander-In-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.Air Education and Training Command commander Gen. Robin Rand announced the 97th Air Mobility Wing as the AETC nominee for the award in November, and the wing was further selected to compete against Travis Air Force Base, Calif. for the final award.
A Festival of Lights is being held on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. in Blair, featuring a visit from Santa Claus. Vehicles will being the tour at the Blair City Park and traverse the north-south and eat-west streets ending back at the park firehouse for Santa to greet kids. Santa will be leading the tour on a fire truck and be available at the firehouse around 6:45 p.m. for visiting and picture taking, and to give out candy canes.Those wanting to participate can decorate their vehicl...
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