Altus Times- RSS Feed Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:17:12 EST 1800 WOSC/SWTC double grad receives Haferland Aviation Studies Scholarship Lauren Walser of Eldorado is the recipient of the Frank A. Haferland Scholarship. A two-part endowment, the scholarship is awarded yearly to a Southwest Technology Center (SWTC) aviation and aerospace technology student who aspires to continue their... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:57:07 EST Fergeson among those honored as a Nonprofit Visionary Leader OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits celebrated Visions: A Celebration of Nonprofit Leadership a memorable evening honoring four remarkable individuals for their selfless, continued efforts... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:46:09 EST ‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive set The 5th Annual “Battle of the Badges Blood Drive” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Altus Community Center (east side), where local emergency response groups are competing to see who will get the most blood... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:09 EST Oklahoma board OKs charter school application (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Education has approved a charter school application for the state Office of Juvenile Affairs. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:08 EST AJH basketball girls 7th loses in 2OT, 8th wins ALTUS 7TH GRADE FALLS TO ELGIN IN 2OTThe Altus Junior High 7th grade Lady Dawgs dropped a heartbreaking 25-20 decision to the Elgin Lady Owls on Thursday night in double overtime. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:04 EST Hospital board meeting set for Monday The Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:06 EST AHS wrestler signs with Wyoming Inside the Altus High School gymnasium Wednesday, Cameron Loving, signed with Wyoming University to continue wrestling into the NCAA div. 1 ranks. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:40:16 EST ‘Christmas in the Park’ kicks off Monday You've never seen a winter wonderland until you've walked through Altus Hightower Park during the holiday season for “Christmas in the Park,” where strings of illuminated lights adorn the common areas and walkways, making it a... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:33:08 EST Local educators attend Fall Arts Institute Altus area educators journeyed to Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center this fall to participate in the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute (OFAI), a series of intensive weekend workshops taught by nationally renowned artists in the literary, visual,... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:10 EST SWTC Commander’s Luncheon and Tour Colonel Sushil Ramrakah, 97th Air Mobility Wing Vice Commander along with other senior commanders, staff officers and key civilian employees from the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:53:08 EST Free coats available through SWODA Because of the generosity of area citizens, the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) is distributing new and gently used coats throughout the counties of Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:12 EST Local woman recipient of good deed Local resident Shirley Chisum was in Walgreens yesterday ready to check out with a basket full of items, when a young couple came up behind her. Chisum noticed that they only had sodas, so she let them go ahead of her. Another young man was behind... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:52:08 EST Council complies with IRC spouse definition The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to consider items on the agenda. Among items on the agenda, both established their Regular Meeting dates for the 2015 calendar year. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:57:04 EST State Rep. Ortega sworn in State Rep. Charles Ortega being sworn in for his fourth term on Tuesday. State Rep. Charles Ortega said he appreciates the support he has received.“I am humbled at the... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:36:11 EST EQIP application deadline approaching Stillwater, OKLA- Gary O'Neill, USDA-NRCS State Conservationist for Oklahoma has announced that EQIP applications for 2015 are due in the local NRCS offices on January 16, 2015. He said that the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:11 EST AHS swimmers start season 7-0 The AHS swimming team won its home meet over Amarillo Christian on Saturday. With its 7-0 start to the season, the girls have vaulted to the stop of the OSSAA Class 5A rankings. The boys are ranked 2nd behind last year's state champion... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:27:08 EST Rivers Refuelers place 2nd at Lego tournament The 4th grade Extended Studies class at Rivers Elementary received 2nd Place out of fourteen teams at the FIRST Lego League District Tournament held in Chickasha on Saturday, November 15th. This ranking advances them to the FLL State Competition. The... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:59:08 EST Benefit being held for Snyder student Austin DeRosa, a junior at Snyder High School, was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer in May. He spent his summer break receiving chemotherapy treatments. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:10 EST Emergency service groups fund radio repairs Local emergency service entities worked together to repair a faulty radio antenna and bad wiring to improve the emergency communication system used by many services in the area, thus making the City of Altus and Jackson County a safer... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:27:06 EST Schulz takes oath of office Sen. Mike Schulz, who was unopposed for the District 38 seat, took the oath of office at a special ceremony Tuesday in the state Capitol. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:00:17 EST