Altus Times- RSS Feed Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:11:10 EST 1800 Saturday concert to benefit Altus Lions Club projects The Altus Lions Club will present 'The Whiskey Bent Band' in concert this Saturday, July 12, at the Altus City Auditorium. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Oklahoma Kid entertains with trick roping skills The “Oklahoma Kid” Marty Tipton entertained a large crowd of kids and parents at the Altus Community Center on Thursday, July 10, with is professional trick roping skills for the sixth program of the Altus Public Library Summer program. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local emergency preparedness to include exercises with AAFB The Local Emergency Planning Committee held their quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 10, to discuss on-going measures for emergency preparedness. Of the items discussed, the committee was informed of several emergency response exercises that are... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Air Force Ball committee hosting cross-country race, kids fun run The 2014 Air Force Ball committee is hosting a cross-country “Back to School 5K/10K” race, and kids half-mile/2K fun run on August 2. Proceeds will go to benefit the 2014 Air Force Ball at Altus Air Force Base and will provide a free... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Group calls for voters to sign marijuana petition Oklahomans for Health, a political non-profit organization based out of Tulsa, visited Altus on Wednesday, July 9, giving registered voters a chance to sign a state-wide petition to legalize medical marijuana. The organization's volunteers set... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Update: Burglary victim escapes being held at gunpoint The Altus Police Department continues to investigate a burglary related shooting that occurred Tuesday morning, July 8, where a man, said to be a Department of Human Resources employee, was held at gunpoint for over 30 minutes. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Public invited to Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting Altus - Ray Miller, chairman, has announced the next Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting has been set for Thursday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at 1204 E Tamarack. The agenda includes a discussion on the drought, upcoming training for LEPC... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Three blood drives set in Altus next week Blood donors this summer will not only feel good when they donate with Texas Blood Institute (TBI), but each donor will also receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a “Feel Cool” T-shirt. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man arrested after leading police on chase Altus Police have arrested a man considered to be a person of interest related to ongoing investigations in the Altus area. On Tuesday, July 8, Shawn Dorsey, 24, was arrested following a police chase around the 100 block of S. Howse. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DA to hold public auction of forfeited items District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, July 13, and concluding on Wednesday, July 23. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners, Excise Board discuss county’s estimate of needs The Jackson County Commissioners held a joint meeting with the Jackson County Excise Board to discuss the county's estimate of needs for the 2014-15 FY, with elected officials on Monday, July 7, in the Commissioners Office of the Jackson County... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Flags donated to SWTC The Altus Lions Club purchased United States flags for the Southwest Technology Center to be placed in the... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gunfire exchanged during burglary The Altus Police Department began an investigation this morning related to a possible home burglary. The burglary, resulted in an exchange of gunfire in the 700 block of Hayes. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus mom arrested after 2-car accident An Altus mother was arrested Sunday after a two-vehicle accident at Spurgeon and Elm. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Red River Toastmasters Club achieves highest honor Red River has been recognized as a President's Distinguished Club for 3 years in a row. This is the highest honor that can be achieved by a Toastmasters club. This recognition is earned by completing all educational, training, administration and... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Navajo senior participats in Dominican High School Baseball Camp Braden Box, Navajo High School Senior, participated in the Dominican High School Baseball Camp in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The camp selects players from the U.S.A. and Canada from recommendations from high school and college coaches, scouts, or... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Artists donate pieces for auction Sat, 5 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Southwest cotton crop looking really good, so far Welcome rains throughout June encouraged farmers to not only plant cotton where it will be irrigated, but dryland cotton has also been planted. So far, the future of the 2014 cotton season has a good start.. Cotton planted where irrigation wells will... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local Toastmaster honored as Competent Leader Toastmaster Anthony Bunch of the Altus Red River Toastmasters Club was recently recognized for completion of roles and projects designed to enhance his skills as a leader. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fallin attends SWORW meet and greet Governor Mary Fallin ended her day-long tour of the Altus area with a meet and greet held by the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women group, attended by community leaders and supporters, on Monday June 30. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST