Altus Times- RSS Feed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:30:07 EST 1800 The garden’s woes, the garden woos “I've got a garden blanket to put over the frame for your lettuce bed, whenever you're ready to plant a fall garden,” my friend mentioned to me on the way out of church. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:11:10 EST Chapman to lead revival services at Southside Baptist Church Pastor Jason Duree and the members of Southside Baptist Church, 1100 Asa Lee, extend a special invitation to come and hear gospel messages and fellowship with others at their revival which begins Sept. 7 at 10:45 a.m. with Sunday night service at 6... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07:12 EST DA announces public auction of forfeited vehicles District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, Aug. 31, and concluding on Sunday, Sept. 14. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07:11 EST Get what you pay for MLB owners and general managers are paying the wrong men to hit for them. These wrong men should surrender some of their pay as an apology to... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07:09 EST Low county turn out for runoff races Voters in Oklahoma went to the polls yesterday to cast ballots in runoff races across the state. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:06:08 EST Bedlam blood drive comes to Altus Sept. 2 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 Tuesday, Sept. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Community Center. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:27:12 EST Johnson to be inducted into Oklahoma African American Educator’s Hall of Fame The Oklahoma African American Educator's Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Career educator Jessie (J.D.) Johnson of Altus has been selected as an... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:27:09 EST Chamber President to speak at SWORW meeting Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., at the SWOKRW/Jackson County GOP Headquarters, located at 115 W. Commerce. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:15 EST Pratt to attend Model and Talent Expo Mary Ann Pratt, of Altus, has been selected to be a part of the Model and Talent Expo to be held in Dallas, Texas in November. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08:11 EST Altus joins preparedness game Local emergency managers are encouraging area residents to prepare for disasters during the National Preparedness Month along with other agencies supporting the #30days30ways National Preparedness Month initiative. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08:09 EST Hospital foundation awards scholarship Suzanne Mollison, a member of the Mac Mollison Scholarship Committee at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, presents a scholarship to Blake Stepanovich from Altus. He is a third-year medical student at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08:06 EST Tryouts held for school musical, ‘The Music man’ Over 110 students auditioned for this year's Altus musical, “The Music Man,” written by Meredith Willson, as tryouts were held on Monday and Tuesday this week, in the High School Music Building. The production is scheduled to... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07:06 EST Polls open today for runoff voters Polls are now open for Jackson County and other Oklahoma voters to cast ballots in runoff races across the state.Party nominations will be decided for seats in the U.S. Senate and House and in several legislative contests. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:34:13 EST Lady bulldogs split at El Reno Tourney The Lady Bulldogs softball team went to El Reno over the weekend and faced four opponents and came away with two wins and two losses. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:10 EST Southwest Opry to showcase variety of talent Mikayla Jo's Southwest Opry presents a show packed with a variety of talented artists performing Hot New Country Hits, Country Classics, Gospel, Patriotic, and Western Swing, as well as some comedy. The SW Opry's show slated for this... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:33:12 EST (No heading) Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 25, where they approved a Canon Copier as surplus from the Assessor's office, among other items on the consent agenda. The copier, a Canon IR2230, was replaced by a more... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:33:10 EST Camping at Quartz Mountain Are you planning one last campout for the Labor Day Holiday? A lot of folks do choose to have their final camping trip of the season at Quartz Mountain Nature Park. Remember, camping is on a first come first serve basis (no reservations) so bring your... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:31:12 EST Suspect points shotgun at cabdriver and occupants Altus Police arrested a man early Sunday morning, Aug. 24, at around 2:30 a.m. after he pointed a shotgun at a cab driver and two occupants in the cab. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:13 EST Eight Pioneer Basketball Grads Continue at 4 – year Institutions Western Oklahoma State College's Pioneer men's basketball team started the 2013-14 season with an NJCAA national poll ranking of #22 and finished the 2013-14 season with a 20-9 record. Even more impressive is the number of former Pioneers... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:12 EST Voters go to the polls this Tuesday An election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 for runoffs that feature two statewide races for Democratic voters and runoffs for both parties in the 5th District U.S. House. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:08 EST