Altus Times- RSS Feed Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:03:50 EST 1800 Accident sends three to hospital A two-vehicle accident happened Thursday morning at the intersection of US Hwy 283 and State Hwy 6 in Greer County which sent three people to the hospital. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:47 EST Rape charges re-filed against Tipton teacher TIPTON - Three felony counts of Rape in the second degree have again been filed against former Tipton teacher, Laura Cowan. It was reported last month that the felony rape charges against Cowan had been dismissed due to the state's inability to... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:46 EST Dabelstein named Altus Schools Employee of the Month Stockman's Bank of Altus surprised Altus Intermediate School 6th grade math teacher, Mark Dabelstein, with the Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month for January. Stockman's President, Danna Robinson, presented Mr. Dabelstein with a... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:43 EST Local History course curriculum now available to all Oklahoma schools Every high school in every community in Oklahoma can now teach their own unique community history. The new book, “Every Place Has a Story: A Guide for Teaching and Learning Local History in Oklahoma,” uses the best practices of education... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:46 EST JCMH receives awards for outstanding clinical performance Jackson County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce recognition received for outstanding clinical performance by VHA Oklahoma/Arkansas, the national health care network. The award celebrates JCMH's 2014 achievements in Infection Prevention... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:45 EST Free interactive classes for Seniors at library The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) will host an Eat Better, Move More interactive workshop for older adults throughout the state of Oklahoma. We will be partnering with Oklahoma libraries to extend their outreach statewide. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:43 EST Mangum FUMC welcomes Player as Youth Pastor Mangum First United Methodist Church welcomes Reece Player as Youth Pastor. Reece comes to us with a background in service and ministry. He has been a servant leader and worship minster for Altus FUMC, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Wesley Foundation,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:42 EST Oklahoma seeks Excellence in Agriculture Awards nominations OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is accepting nominations for the Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:41 EST Altus AFB inducts Honorary Commanders ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony Jan. 26, 2015, at Club Altus. During the ceremony, local community members and business leaders were appointed as Honorary... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:36:46 EST Bulldogs hold on to beat Cache The Altus Bulldogs faced Cache for the 3rd time this season. Having won one and lost one, the Bulldogs looked to break the tie and held on to win, 52-45. The Bulldogs applied a half-court trapping pressure that Cache never adjusted to. Despite having... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:44 EST NJCAA rule is indefensible The NJCAA eligibility rule that forced Western Oklahoma State College to forfeit all 54 wins last Spring, and forced the Pioneers out of the post-season, is now being considered discriminatory and indefensible by the NJCAA Eligibility Committee and... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:42 EST Religion gone wrong “I just want to say that I love Allah.” Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:11:42 EST There will never be enough aircraft to save your day If you fail to prepare—you prepare to fail. I am sure my father the Navy Master Chief said that to me more than once in my younger days. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:11:42 EST MAPS for KIDS The MAPS for KIDS steering committee met Monday afternoon at the Altus Public Schools Board of Education building to begin preliminary planning for the continued improvements to the Altus High School campus. The committee discussed potential projects... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:11:41 EST Municipal candidate filings set to begin Monday Candidates for municipal office in six Jackson County municipalities file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:06:42 EST Miss Altus contestants treated to lunch Tickets are on sale for the 45th annual Miss Altus Pageant being held Saturday, Feb. 7 at 8:99 p.m. in the Altus City Auditorium. You can reserve your seats by calling Carol Steen at 482-0145. Reserved tickets may be picked up Monday, Feb. 2 through... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:06:41 EST Pink Out Night Montorie Bridges, an Altus High School Junior, wrestles for 1st place in the Carl Albert Tournament. Montorie is wearing the pink singlets the team will sport on Pink Out Night Thursday, Jan. 29. On Thursday, the #4 ranked Bulldog Wrestlers will host... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:42 EST Sunrise, sunset affect wildlife Change in nature is constant. Often it occurs in such slow increments, that we don't really notice. Like sunrise and sunset times. We, in the northern hemisphere, experienced our winter solstice, the longest night /shortest day of the year on... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:41 EST Altus alcohol licensees show improvements in compliance Alcohol Compliance Checks were conducted in Altus this past Friday, Jan. 23, on 29 local businesses which are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:26:43 EST AJH 7th grade girls defeat Mac, 32-26 It has been a long time since the Altus Junior High 7th grade girls have got to feel like this. After trailing by as many as seven points, the Lady Dawgs came back and defeated the Lawton MacArthur Lady Scots 32-26. 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