Altus Times- RSS Feed http://altustimes.com/ http://altustimes.com/ Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:52:44 EST 1800 ‘Clean Up Altus’ event set for Sept. 27 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50702208/Clean-Up-Altus-event-set-for-Sept.-27 “Clean Up Altus,” the city-wide cleanup event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road between 8-9 a.m., on the East side, to register and pick up their... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:32:09 EST Fundraiser set for Stephen Booker http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/50701684/Fundraiser-set-for-Stephen-Booker “Team Booker” has organized a “Bookin'it for Booker Run/Walk” fund-raising event for the weekend of Oct. 10-11, to show support for Stephen Booker of Altus, who is currently being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:08:08 EST Social Security program to be held at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/50698229/Social-Security-program-to-be-held-at-library One of the easiest ways to apply for Social Securtiy Benefits is on the government web site: www.socialsecurity.gov. The Altus Public Library is hosting a program Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. with two representatives from the Social Security Administration to... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:05:09 EST 4-H Honors and Awards Reception set http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/50699089/4-H-Honors-and-Awards-Reception-set Jackson County 4-H members, parents, leaders and supporters are looking forward to the annual First National Bank 4-H Honors and Awards Reception, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the WOSC Multi-Purpose Room. Doors to the reception... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:15:10 EST Altus hangs on to beat Elk City 20-19 http://altustimes.com/news/sports/50708305/Altus-hangs-on-to-beat-Elk-City-20-19 The Bulldogs hold on to beat Elk City 20-19 in maybe the strangest game I've ever seen. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:30:04 EST Cooper, Rogers crowned homecoming royalty http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/50708480/Cooper-Rogers-crowned-homecoming-royalty Crystal Cooper was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday's game. She is shown here being escorted by Homecoming King, Aaron Rogers. Crystal is the daugther of Opie Cooper and Tammy & Robert Clements. Aaron is the son of... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:23:08 EST Skippy the Scooter and Walker-Bait http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50708429/Skippy-the-Scooter-and-Walker-Bait If you are not a fan of the AMC TV series The Walking Dead you may have never heard of “walkers.” These are the living dead—zombies who are taking over the world as they eat their way through the last surviving normal (whatever that... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:14:09 EST Public Forum planned at Western http://altustimes.com/news/news/50701322/Public-Forum-planned-at-Western Western Oklahoma State College invites the community to a Public Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Center at the college. The forum is one of several meetings scheduled with the Western campus and community during the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:13 EST AgPreference donates over $20,000 to area food banks http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/50697258/AgPreference-donates-over-$20000-to-area-food-banks ALTUS— AgPreference, ACA, a cooperative Farm Credit System financial institution, serving farmers, ranchers, rural businesses, and rural homeowners throughout southwest Oklahoma today announced a donation of $10,000 to the Tamarack Road Church... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:53:07 EST Driver burned when engine catches fire http://altustimes.com/news/news/50686005/Driver-burned-when-engine-catches-fire A Hollis man was transported to the Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City yesterday after his vehicle caught fire while driving. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:54:10 EST Pink Out Night set for Oct. 3 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50691109/Pink-Out-Night-set-for-Oct.-3 The Altus High Dance Team will again be leading Altus High School in the fight against cancer. Friday, Oct. 2 has been declared a pink out night at Hightower Memorial Stadium. The dance team is inviting business to “Paint It Pink”... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:53:05 EST Chili Cook-Off set for Oct. 4 in downtown Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/50683040/Chili-Cook-Off-set-for-Oct.-4-in-downtown-Altus The annual “Cookin' with Main Street” Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, on the downtown Altus square. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., with chili being served at 10 a.m. Trophy presentations begin at 1... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:26 EST Head Start students get free dental screenings http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682798/Head-Start-students-get-free-dental-screenings SOCAG Head Start program students received free dental screenings last week on Friday, Sept. 12, at Bailey Head Start where pediatric dental hygienists examined their teeth and gums. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:21 EST Cooking and Nutrition classes to start http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682309/Cooking-and-Nutrition-classes-to-start For eight weeks, on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m., there will be cooking and nutrition classes called “Fresh Start and You” at the Altus Public Library. The classes will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24. Literacy adult learners and community... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:19:13 EST Homecoming Royalty http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/50684034/Homecoming-Royalty It's Homecoming Week for Altus High School, and a King and Queen will be crowned during the half time ceremonies at Friday's game at Hightower Stadium against Elk City. Front row, from left, are Homecoming Queen candidates Kimberlyn... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:19:10 EST What grade did your school receive on report card? http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682294/What-grade-did-your-school-receive-on-report-card Fewer schools are getting A's and more are getting F's in the third round of Oklahoma's A-F school report cards, released Wednesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:12:11 EST ‘Mommy and Me’ serves waffle breakfast for PVNC residents http://altustimes.com/news/news/50662371/Mommy-and-Me-serves-waffle-breakfast-for-PVNC-residents The Elm & Hudson Church of Christ “Mommy & Me” Play Group hosted a Waffle Bar for Plantation Village Nursing Center residents and staff last week. The kids passed out order forms and residents circled the items they wanted on their waffle. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:12 EST Council approves airport engineering services http://altustimes.com/news/news/50667896/Council-approves-airport-engineering-services The Altus City Council approved an agreement for engineering services at the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport and considered other items on the agenda during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The City re-advertised for airport... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:19 EST Uniting to help the environment http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/50668160/Uniting-to-help-the-environment What with all the bad news these days—-from the Middle East (ISIS) to the NFL (spouse abuse) —-it's nice to hear some good news. This one comes from Mother Nature herself in cooperation with some people intent on helping... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:18 EST Farmers’ money advantages measured in winter wheat/canola rotation http://altustimes.com/news/news/50667897/Farmers-money-advantages-measured-in-winter-wheat/canola-rotation Agricultural economists need to be conservative in their public discussion. While most agronomists and farmers now agree rotating winter canola and winter wheat offers several advantages, both cultural and financial, it is only recently some... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:50 EST