Altus Times- RSS Feed Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:38:55 EST 1800 Homecoming week activities planned It's Homecoming Week for Altus High School. It is the time of year when students go all out and show their school spirit and celebrate being an Altus Bulldog, all leading up to crowning the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Activities, like themed... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:39:13 EST Arts ‘N Action this weekend in Frederick The Frederick Arts & Humanities Council is proud to present the 42nd Annual Arts 'N Action celebration, located at the Tillman County Courthouse square in Frederick on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. The day's festivities will... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:13 EST OWRB and Bureau of Reclamation to host inaugural Oklahoma Drought Challenge OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will host Oklahoma's inaugural Drought Challenge on Sept. 17 in the Atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:25 EST Wildlife to be found at Quartz Mountain Have you seen a Texas Horned Lizard a.k.a. a “Horny Toad” recently? If so, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation would like to know. Input “Oklahoma Wildlife Dept” and “citizen science” into your favorite... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:24 EST ‘Doing Business with the Government’ workshop set “The Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the United States,” Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Deputy District Director, said. “For small businesses, federal contracts can help smooth the peaks and valleys of business... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:59:11 EST Aldonians Kick Off Year The women of Aldonian have chosen “Oklahoma Strong” for their 2014-15 theme. They were kicking up their heels to celebrate our great state. Aldonians soon will be performing a puppet show at the Museum of the Western Prairie for the Altus... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:16 EST Commissioners approve REAP Grant Resolution The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, to consider items on the consent agenda. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:13 EST Retired Educators announce meetings The Jackson County Retired Educators Association recently planned its 2014-15 meeting schedule. Jan Shera, JCREA president, and the other officers invite all retired public education teachers, administrators, and support personnel to attend meetings... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:21 EST Thunderbirds swear in Altus enlistee ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilots swore in more than 20 high school graduates during the 2014 Wings of Freedom Open House on Saturday, Sept. 13. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:16:10 EST Garrison receives Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship Altus High School 2014 graduate, Chase Garrison, received a $10,000 scholarship for higher education from the Community for Education Foundation. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:11 EST Fundamentals of Photography Workshop offered at library Fundamentals of Photography will be offered at the Altus Public Library Sept. 22, 23 and 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $30. Camera and manual are required for the workshop. In addition, photographs taken recently should also be brought... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:58:12 EST ‘Home Town Hero’ takes flight with Thunderbirds While everyone from the ground watches the US Air Force Thunderbird Team perform dangerous maneuvers this weekend at the Altus AFB Open House, Altus Police Officer, Sergeant Brad Edmonds, got to cruise the Oklahoma sky aboard an F-16 Fighting Falcon... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:06:09 EST Friday Night Scores PREP FOOTBALLAda 37, Madill 2Adair 45, Wyandotte 14Afton 20, Commerce 14Alex 66, Cyril 8Allen 50, Macomb 0Anadarko 40, Altus 7Apache 58, Wilson 14 Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:24:10 EST Quartz Mountain chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosts fundraising banquet The Quartz Mountain chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is holding its annual fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Quartz Mountain Resort. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:49:10 EST Bulldogs Fall at Anadarko Anadarko, with a stiff wind at their back, found the end zone quickly on their first two possessions and never looked back thereafter. There is a reason Anadarko is #1 in class 4A. They are big, fast and talented. The Warriors found the end zone twice... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:20:08 EST Wings of Freedom Open House Saturday ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — Despite some wet weather, the 97th Air Mobility Wing is scheduled will still be hosting the 2014 Wings of Freedom Open House this Saturday, Sept. 13. Base represenative said the weather is looking pretty good for Saturday,... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:19:09 EST Arts Renaissance for Local Youth A beginning arts appreciation program called Arts Renaissance will start for the after-school Title 1 third graders at Sunset, Will Rogers, Washington, and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. With sponsorship coming from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:53:17 EST Bulldogs at Anadarko With last weeks big home opening win against Vernon behind them, the Bulldogs have to look ahead to Anadarko. I was able to sit down with head coach Jeremy Reed this week and this is some of the Q&A that transpired: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:53:13 EST Corinth Baptist participating in ‘Back to Church Sunday’ “Back to Church Sunday”, part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Corinth Baptist Church. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21. Everyone is invited to... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:22:07 EST Bedlam Blood Drive comes to Altus Sept. 18 Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is bringing Bedlam to Altus with a game plan to save lives. Anyone, 16 years or older*, is urged to donate Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:53:08 EST