Altus Times- RSS Feed http://altustimes.com/ http://altustimes.com/ Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:38:21 EST 1800 OKC Thunder reps visits Altus http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/153134514/OKC-Thunder-reps-visits-Altus Until Friday afternoon, something about Altus getting the Thunder Cares Foundation to come 200 miles down here in the Southwest corner of Oklahoma and renovate an old, dilapidated public area into a new gathering place for families, seemed like just... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:41:48 EST Unregistered firearms may save Sweden from the Russians http://altustimes.com/news/opinion/153134632/Unregistered-firearms-may-save-Sweden-from-the-Russians I truly hate the term registered firearms when you are talking about American gun owners—it is flat out against our 2nd amendment right. The term however, and the condition of state control of privately owned firearms is sadly well accepted in... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:41:47 EST Jackson and Greer Counties annual Spring Wheat Field Tour set http://altustimes.com/news/news/153134318/Jackson-and-Greer-Counties-annual-Spring-Wheat-Field-Tour-set On Thursday April 30 the Jackson and Greer County Extension Offices will offer their annual Spring Wheat Field Tour. The tour will be held at the David Bush farm, located 2 miles west of the Olustee Y on Hwy 62, on the south side of the... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:41:50 EST Western sweeps Murray State http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153115618/Western-sweeps-Murray-State Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers improved to 38-8 on Thursday as they held off Murray St. 3-2 and 5-3. Ricardo Parra goes to 8-0 with a minuscule 2.08 ERA with 6 Ks and scattering 5 hits. Justin Ellison's 15th home run came on a two run... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:42 EST Ribbon cutting held for How-To Palace http://altustimes.com/news/news/153117192/Ribbon-cutting-held-for-How-To-Palace A ribbon cutting was held Thursday for The How-To Palace, 108 N. Main. Owner Loran Mayes also had an art project that day where members of the community could become a “piece” of their story by creating a puzzle piece to be included in an... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:01:43 EST Pencil Drawing Workshop with Bobby Avila offered at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/153114121/Pencil-Drawing-Workshop-with-Bobby-Avila-offered-at-library Local Artist and Altus High School Art Specialist, Bobby Avila, will be presenting a Pencil Drawing Workshop at the Altus Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 27, 28, and 30. The cost of the class is $30 and all materials will be... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:01:42 EST Navajo hammers Carnegie in district opener http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153115971/Navajo-hammers-Carnegie-in-district-opener Navajo won its district opener 16-3 over Carnegie yesterday. Jake Hall with the win improves to 5-0 on the mound. Hall had 6 Ks and yielded 5 hits. Dakota McGrory paced the tribe going 4-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Maxwell Smith was 2-3 knocking in 4... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:01:41 EST Irrigation District property broken into http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/153114081/Irrigation-District-property-broken-into A burglary was reported early yesterday morning, April 23, at the Altus-Lugert Irrigation District, 1421 West Ridgecrest Road. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:56:47 EST Bulldogs drop two games to Noble http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153115868/Bulldogs-drop-two-games-to-Noble The Bulldogs dropped both games of a double-header to Noble yesterday, 6-2 and 10-0. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:56:45 EST Blair wins District http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153115745/Blair-wins-District 1st game: vs Indiahoma. Won 26-0. Winning pitcher: Brayden Gray. 3 innings, no hits, 7 Ks. Leading Hitters: Tyler Sensabaugh 2-4, Reagan Tyner 2-4, Braden Block 2-4. Everyone had at least 1 hit. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:56:44 EST WOSC musical ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ set for May 1&2 http://altustimes.com/news/news/153081294/WOSC-musical-Once-Upon-a-Mattress-set-for-May-12 The cast of Western Oklahoma State College's spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress, is hard at work preparing for show time next weekend. Complete your “Rock and... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:31:42 EST Funds approved for projects at Western http://altustimes.com/news/news/153090400/Funds-approved-for-projects-at-Western At this week's regular Western Oklahoma State College Board of Regents meeting, Tricia Latham, Vice President for Business Affairs, presented a request to transfer $1,500,000 from the Education and General fund, and encumbering $250,000 of the... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:31:41 EST Pipe Organ Dedication Concert Planned http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/152963208/Pipe-Organ-Dedication-Concert-Planned A dedication concert for the new pipe organ at the First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Main, is slated for Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The new organ has three manual divisions, a full pedal division, and 25 ranks of pipes. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:26:41 EST Jackson County 4-H Annual Homesite and Land Judging Contest http://altustimes.com/news/news/153077630/Jackson-County-4-H-Annual-Homesite-and-Land-Judging-Contest The Jackson County Extension Office held its Annual Land Judging Contest on April 14th. The land site was near Warren with lunch and results at the OSU Extension Office. This contest was open to FFA and 4-H members in the Southwest area, attending... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:21:48 EST Lady Dawgs take 3rd at conference http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153091814/Lady-Dawgs-take-3rd-at-conference ANADARKO – In a highly competitive field the Altus Junior High Lady Dawgs finished off their season with a third place finish at the Western Conference Meet. Weatherford won the team title with Elgin and Altus close behind in the 8 team... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:21:43 EST AHS LADY BULLDOGS TAKE THIRD AT WESTERN CONFERENCE MEET http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153091942/AHS-LADY-BULLDOGS-TAKE-THIRD-AT-WESTERN-CONFERENCE-MEET ANADARKO – The Altus Lady Bulldogs finished 3rd place at the Western Conference Meet on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs team score fell 1 point shy of 2nd. Elgin won the girls title while Woodward scored 90 points to Altus' 89. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:21:42 EST APS Elementary School Choice begins Monday http://altustimes.com/news/news/153077360/APS-Elementary-School-Choice-begins-Monday Altus Public Schools will hold school choice on Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1. Students will be given school choice forms on Monday, April 27 or they can be found on the Altus Public Schools website; www.altusps.com. Forms need to be filled... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:36:45 EST QUIZ: Which Breed Of Puppy Is Perfect For You? http://altustimes.com/quizzes/puppy1ALT Find_out_with_the_Altus_Timess_Perfect_Puppy_Quiz! Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:50:15 EST Arcadia Trap Shoot for Jackson County 4Hers http://altustimes.com/news/sports/153032582/Arcadia-Trap-Shoot-for-Jackson-County-4Hers Jackson County 4-H's Shotgun Club took six youth to Arcadia on April 18. They represented Jackson County very well as a team and individually. These shotgun youth were out to the range by 8 a.m. to compete. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:51:48 EST Reminders posted to warn against leaving kids in cars http://altustimes.com/news/news/153066733/Reminders-posted-to-warn-against-leaving-kids-in-cars With temperatures approaching the normal springtime heat levels, area emergency managers encourage residents to “Look Before You Lock”. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:51:47 EST