Altus Times- RSS Feed Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:56:48 EST 1800 Miss Atlus orientation held The 45th annual Miss Altus Pageant will be held Feb. 7, 2015. Contestants recently attended an orientation meeting with the signing of their contracts. Rules and rehearsals were discussed during that time. Pictured in front are Shyanne Tate, Abby... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:04:06 EST Altus night parade will have ‘LeGrand’ Marshal James LeGrand, already named the 2014 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year for his outstanding work at Altus High School, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Altus Christmas Parade, “Christmas Night of Lights,” on Saturday, Dec. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:20:06 EST Salvation Army hosting free Thanksgiving meal Altus – The Salvation Army of Altus is inviting anyone and everyone to this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Salvation Army Dining Hall (Soup Kitchen), 1100 N... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:11 EST Realtors donate to ‘Coats for Kids’ drive The Altus Association of Realtors help kick off the 16th annual Coats for Kids drive with a donation of $750 presented to Fire Chief Jerry Abbott of the Altus Fire Department. Every year the Fire Department hosts this... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:21:07 EST School Board candidate filings set to begin Dec. 1 Candidates for the Board of Education in seven Jackson County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Jackson County Election Board... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:14 EST Turkey giveaway feeds 125 families Over 125 families will be enjoying a delicious turkey dinner this Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday thanks to the Billionaire Flyy Gang, LLC., of Altus, who held their 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway at Mr. Bills on W. Broadway, on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:33:25 EST Coats donated in memory of Floyd Bush The Altus Fire Department is collecting winter coats this holiday season to give out to Altus residents and children in need of warm clothing. The Bush family recently donated a large selection new coats to both 'Coats for Kids' and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:31:12 EST Jackson County 4-H Rockin’ Rabbit Club makes donations The Rockin' Rabbit Club members gather items for a 3-day garage sale fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show. This show will be held on Feb. 14, 2015, at the Expo Center. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:08 EST Weekend rain timely for area wheat crops Weekend rains were a welcome sight as up to 2” of reported precipitation fell on Altus and Jackson County. The official rainfall amount from Altus Air Force Base Weather was 1-1/2”. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:07 EST Crowds enjoy Christmas in the Park opening night “Christmas In The Park” officially began last night with the “Lighting up the Lights” where two young ladies from Altus, got to flip on the main power switch, illuminating thousands of lights throughout Hightower Park. Many... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:05 EST Contact Major Van Harl USAF Ret. at Beautiful and deadly, it sounds like the title to a 1930s era black & white B-grade private detective movie. What I am talking about is a Henry Repeating Arms 44 mag lever action rifle. I know “beautiful” is not a very manly word to use to... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:09 EST Come Back for Thanksgiving Do you know the story of Jesus' encounter with the ten lepers? Because leprosy was contagious, people who had this potentially deadly disease were required to stay away from other people and to announce their presence if they had to come near. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:08 EST Festival of Trees set for Dec. 11 The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council's 28th Annual Festival of Trees will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Days Inn Altus, 2804 North Main Street. This festive evening offers musical entertainment, a dinner buffet and... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:06 EST ‘Music Man’ set for Monday, Tuesday Altus High School will present The Music Man, a musical by Meredith Willson to the public on Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:09 EST Low lake levels haven’t discouraged birds The Park Office at Quartz Mountain Nature Park will be closed Thursday through Sunday and will reopen Monday, Dec. 1. The Quartz Mountain Golf Course will be closed Thanksgiving day, but weather... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:08 EST Altus businessman on NYC Marathon The New York City Marathon was held Sunday, Nov. 2, and Jeff Greenlee was one of the 50,511 participants. An experienced runner—he completed the Boston Marathon in April—this was his first attempt at the NYC Marathon. He did quite... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:06 EST ‘Operation Santa Claus’ collects bikes for local children Hundreds of children in Jackson County will receive brand new bikes this Christmas through “Operation Santa Claus,” with the help of Wilmes Chevrolet, Altus Fire Department, and the Department of Human Services. Wilmes Chevrolet will... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:04 EST Coaches’ mentoring challenge in final push to recruit mentors for Oklahoma youth Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:25:08 EST Altus Times ‘Merry Beary Tree’ The Altus Times is accepting toy bears and stuffed animals to go under this year's “Merry Beary Tree.” Toy donations will go to a local organization to give to kids this Christmas. New and lightly used stuffed animals in nice... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:06 EST 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