Altus Times- RSS Feed Wed, 27 May 2015 19:24:26 EST 1800 City pool gears up for summer The City of Altus Pool will open Monday, June 1, for the summer season. Hours of operation will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for open swim. The pool will be closed on Sundays and swim passes are available for... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:50 EST Every Hero has a story at the library The Southern Prairie Library System is pleased to announce the performance schedule for the 2015 Summer Library Program – “Every Hero Has a Story.” The programs will be held on... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:48 EST Blood Drive to be held at Community Center on Tuesday Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) donors at the Altus Community blood drive will receive four admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Those who give Tuesday, June 2, between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:47 EST Day 1 of the Lady Bulldog basketball camp Day 1 of the Lady Bulldog basketball camp Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:42 EST Supporting Miss Altus’ CAMO platform First National Bank in Altus has provided bracelets in support of Miss Altus' CAMO platform. Miss Altus 2015, Allie Ayers, platform warns of the dangers of distracted driving. This has been her passion since 2008 when her friend was killed in a... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:16:41 EST Western wins World Series opener The Pioneers won their first round matchup against Catawba Valley 15-5. Only one Pioneer went without a hit as Western banged out 15 hits. Not only does Western stay hot, but Chris Tapia is absolutely scorching the batter's box. If you recall,... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:11:44 EST Sacrifices recognized at ceremony VFW Post 4876 Commander John Coles, right, is joined by Senator Mike Schulz, left, and Altus Mayor Jack Smiley, center, in placing a wreath at Saturday's Memorial Day ceremony at the Altus cemetery. The ceremony was held Monday in recognition of... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:11:42 EST Bulldogs host skills camp The Altus Bulldogs are hosting a two day skills camp on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The camp time is fromto 2:30 p.m. both days. The cost of the camp is $50 per player. There will be a discount for families having multiple kids wanting to... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:11:41 EST Continued rain causes flash flooding Continued rains left over 5” of precipitation in Altus over the weekend. Of the 5 inches, 3-1/2 inches of it fell on Saturday. Over the past 14 days, 7 inches have fallen. Localized flash flooding caused some city streets to be impassable. The... Tue, 26 May 2015 11:06:41 EST Lake level reaches 60 percent The recent rains up in the watershed have water flowing in the North Fork of the Red River. Lake Altus-Lugert is still on the rise and might break break the 60% full level this week. The lake level is... Sat, 23 May 2015 12:31:41 EST Memorial Day events set in Altus on Monday Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May, this year on Monday, May 25. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:45 EST Flags distributed at cemetery to honor veterans for Memorial Day Volunteers from several Altus Air Force Base groups joined forces Saturday to place approximately 1,000 American flags on veteran graves at the Altus City Cemetery. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:42 EST Two area men escape from Greer County Jail Two local area men have escaped from the Greer County Jail in Mangum. According to reports, the Nick Ritter, 18, and Charles Sparks, 32, escaped through the roof the jail on Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:42 EST Honoring fallen veterans Greg McCracken, Altus Air Force Base Top 3, and daughter Isabella were among the 40 volunteers at the Altus City Cemetery Saturday morning placing American flags on the graves of veterans. The event was coordinated by local VFW Post 4876 Commander... Sat, 23 May 2015 10:26:40 EST Mangum man dies in car crash A fatality accident happened just west of US Hwy 283 at the CR 1990 early Saturday morning, May 23. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:41 EST Navajo Schools contruct new storm shelter Navajo Public Schools held an official ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 21 for the newly constructed storm shelter on the Navajo School Campus. The school received final approval and official occupancy permit from the Oklahoma State Fire Marshall,... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:16:41 EST Pioneers rally to World Series The Western Pioneers boarded the bus for the 3 hour ride up to Enid yesterday amid the rousing send off of a half a hundred or so people in the WOSC baseball parking lot. The Pioneers are right back where they belong, in the world series. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:50 EST School’s Out Thursday was the last day of class for students attending Altus Schools. Children are seen here leaving the building at Washington Elementary School. Drivers are reminded that with school out for the summer break that children will be more likely to... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:48 EST More players than lockers Listen up all you Bulldog boosters, supporters, families, business, friends and fans of the football team. It is time to put your money where your proud is. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:44 EST Four physicians joining local clinics The Board of Trustees, JCMH Authority, met in regular session this week. Reports were given from the Performance Improvement Committee meeting that was held on May 6; and the outreach clinics which contributed a total of 193 admissions and 100... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:42 EST