Altus Times- RSS Feed Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:12:49 EST 1800 Letters to Santa to be published Make those lists and check them twice - it's once again time for letters to Santa to be published in the Altus Times. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:47:08 EST Think car seat safety The holiday season is here, so as you begin packing for your travels, think about the placement of each passenger in your vehicle. And what about the extra items that you will be taking on the trip? No matter how far the distance, these are things to... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:01:07 EST Lions Club hosting Breakfast with Santa The Altus Lions Club will hold it's annual “Breakfast With Santa” visit from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Children of all ages can have pancakes and all the trimmings and visit with Santa on his first stop of his busy day in... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:51:09 EST Fast finish for AHS swimmers at Edmond Edmond Schools vs Fort Gibson and Altus - 11/21/2014RESULTSEvent 1 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay3 Altus Bulldogs 'A' 2:05.70 2:05.56 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:18:04 EST AJH Lady Dawgs 8th wins, 7th falls 8th Grade GirlsAltus 30 Cache 17The Altus Junior High 8th grade girls won their second game in a row on Monday night by defeating the Cache Lady Bulldogs 30-17. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:59:06 EST Commissioners approve OSU Extension Budget The Jackson County Commissioners approved the OSU Extension Office Budget for FY 2015, and considered other items on the agenda, during their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 24. Compared to last year, the budget, presented by OSU Extension Educator... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:40:06 EST Miss Atlus orientation held The 45th annual Miss Altus Pageant will be held Feb. 7, 2015. Contestants recently attended an orientation meeting with the signing of their contracts. Rules and rehearsals were discussed during that time. Pictured in front are Shyanne Tate, Abby... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:04:06 EST Altus night parade will have ‘LeGrand’ Marshal James LeGrand, already named the 2014 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year for his outstanding work at Altus High School, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Altus Christmas Parade, “Christmas Night of Lights,” on Saturday, Dec. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:20:06 EST Salvation Army hosting free Thanksgiving meal Altus – The Salvation Army of Altus is inviting anyone and everyone to this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Salvation Army Dining Hall (Soup Kitchen), 1100 N... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:11 EST Realtors donate to ‘Coats for Kids’ drive The Altus Association of Realtors help kick off the 16th annual Coats for Kids drive with a donation of $750 presented to Fire Chief Jerry Abbott of the Altus Fire Department. Every year the Fire Department hosts this... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:21:07 EST School Board candidate filings set to begin Dec. 1 Candidates for the Board of Education in seven Jackson County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Jackson County Election Board... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:14 EST Turkey giveaway feeds 125 families Over 125 families will be enjoying a delicious turkey dinner this Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday thanks to the Billionaire Flyy Gang, LLC., of Altus, who held their 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway at Mr. Bills on W. Broadway, on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:33:25 EST Coats donated in memory of Floyd Bush The Altus Fire Department is collecting winter coats this holiday season to give out to Altus residents and children in need of warm clothing. The Bush family recently donated a large selection new coats to both 'Coats for Kids' and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:31:12 EST Jackson County 4-H Rockin’ Rabbit Club makes donations The Rockin' Rabbit Club members gather items for a 3-day garage sale fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show. This show will be held on Feb. 14, 2015, at the Expo Center. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:08 EST Weekend rain timely for area wheat crops Weekend rains were a welcome sight as up to 2” of reported precipitation fell on Altus and Jackson County. The official rainfall amount from Altus Air Force Base Weather was 1-1/2”. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:07 EST Crowds enjoy Christmas in the Park opening night “Christmas In The Park” officially began last night with the “Lighting up the Lights” where two young ladies from Altus, got to flip on the main power switch, illuminating thousands of lights throughout Hightower Park. Many... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:05 EST Contact Major Van Harl USAF Ret. at Beautiful and deadly, it sounds like the title to a 1930s era black & white B-grade private detective movie. What I am talking about is a Henry Repeating Arms 44 mag lever action rifle. I know “beautiful” is not a very manly word to use to... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:09 EST Come Back for Thanksgiving Do you know the story of Jesus' encounter with the ten lepers? Because leprosy was contagious, people who had this potentially deadly disease were required to stay away from other people and to announce their presence if they had to come near. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:08 EST Festival of Trees set for Dec. 11 The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council's 28th Annual Festival of Trees will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Days Inn Altus, 2804 North Main Street. This festive evening offers musical entertainment, a dinner buffet and... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:06 EST ‘Music Man’ set for Monday, Tuesday Altus High School will present The Music Man, a musical by Meredith Willson to the public on Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:09 EST