Altus Times- RSS Feed Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:18:31 EST 1800 Gardiner to Review Fannie Flagg novel for the Coffee Cup Bunch Theresa Gardiner will review a recently published novel by Fannie Flagg titled “The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion” for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library. The review will be given at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:10:10 EST Water rates for AAFB on Council agenda The agenda for Tuesday's regular meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority includes approval of minutes from the Aug. 19 meeting, and the receiving and acknowledgement of receipt of claims. Any new business, if any, since the posting of the... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:32:08 EST National Book Scholarship Fund Grant The Great Plains Literacy Council has received literacy curriculum, valued at approximately $2,000, from ProLiteracy through its National Book Scholarship Fund (NBSF). ProLiteracy awarded more than $100,000 in National Book Fund grants to 65... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST Chamber President: $400 million ‘retail leakage’$400-million-retail-leakage Approximately $400 million dollars per year is “leaking” from local retailers and is being spent in other towns, Altus Chamber of Commerce President Brian Bush said as the guest speaker at the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women meeting on... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:11 EST Bulldogs new leash Head Coach Jeremy Reed takes hold of the leash on the Altus High School Bulldogs. In this his first year as Head Coach and Athletic Director, Reed has been in the midst of long overdue and dramatic changes within the program. After three seasons as... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:22 EST Fall football preview 2014 It's nearly September and we're all ready for some football weather. These hot days in southwest Oklahoma put a lil' more sugar on the sweet reward of winning playoff games in December. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:18 EST Writer’s football experience MY FOOTBALL CREDENTIALS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:15 EST Mangum Tigers on the rise Forest Mazey sparks new life into Greer County. The youth of Mangum have bought into this fun style of football too. Sawyer Webb, Aidan Warner and a dozen other future footballers are as much in the drills at practice without the contact as you can... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:08 EST Duke Tigers run rough into 2014 Duke football is on the rise. Anytime you have a coach that loves the game and loves coaching kids as much as Mike Harris, the program is elevated. There is talent down in grades 6 and 7 with size and speed. Matt Milner and Mason Rice and that group... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:07 EST REAP Grant public meeting to be held There will be a public meeting held in the Jackson County Commissioners office, 101 N Main, at 9 a.m. , on Sept. 3. The meeting will be to discuss applying for a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant for the Jackson County Rural Fire Chiefs... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:06 EST Walking from Altus to Lawton for MDA It started out as a cool, cloudy morning at Hightower Park in Altus, where a long rainbow shined as a sign of good things to come for 62 year-old retired Air Force Vietnam Veteran, Alan Barth. A group of friends, other Air Force retirees once... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:17:05 EST Dr. Andrews appointed Hospice Medical Director During this week's meeting of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Dr. Angelia Andrews was appointed as the Hospice Medical Director and Dr. Abuelshar and Dr. Mihanni as alternate Medical Directors through April 30,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:10 EST Drivers loses vehicle on Hwy 62 Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jackson County EMS, and Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call on Wednesday, Aug. 27 east of Altus. The call, which came in around 4 p.m., said that there was a man lying in the roadway, eastbound on... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:10 EST Air Refueling Wing gets new squadron, mission MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — The 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base is assuming command over the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron from Altus Air Force Base. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:08 EST VFW, Ladies Auxiliary reaching out to welcome eligible people to join local organization The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4876 and Ladies Auxiliary are reaching out to welcome eligible people to join the local organization. Their main goal is to help Veterans and their families in need of assistance whether it be medical, physical... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:39:13 EST Stockman’s Bank honors Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month LaNell Mobbs has been named Altus Public Schools' Employee of the Month for the month of August. Mrs. Mobbs is the secretary to Altus High School principal and has worked for Altus Schools for the past 26 years. She was nominated for this award... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:39:07 EST Congressman Lankford in Altus to hear issues Republican US Congressman James Lankford is visiting Altus and Altus Air Force Base today to meet with citizens, civic leaders, and AAFB leadership on current concerns, needs, and issues. After visiting places like Tusla and Lawton this week, Lankford... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:12 EST Navajo loses late to Leedey Navajo dropped a 4-3 decision to Leedey on Tuesday. After trailing early 2-0, Navajo managed a run in the 4th inning on some aggressive David Gilbstad base running and a Leedey throwing error. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:06:09 EST $100 million raised for ALS under a month$100-million-raised-for-ALS-under-a-month Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, has seen a huge jump in donations for a cure in just over a month. The nearly $100 million in donations towards a cure is largely due to the Ice Bucket Challenge. What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? When someone... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:20:14 EST Goodwill Open House Saturday at new location The new Goodwill store, located at 1218 N. Grady in Altus, will be celebrating their Grand Opening with a very special event this Saturday. On Saturday, Aug. 30, Goodwill along with Walker Carpet, H&H Furniture and Altus Finance, all located in the... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:06:08 EST