Altus Times- RSS Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:06:57 EST 1800 Blaze contained at Amsco Steel The Altus Fire Department responded to a call on a structure fire at Amsco Steel that occurred around at 5:12 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 18. Black smoke was billowing out from the work building where inside a work truck had caught on fire. The quick... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:45:08 EST (No heading) Volunteers with the Altus Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol teamed up with the Department of Human Services and Walmart so local children could go Christmas shopping for their families for the 11th year of “Cops and Kids... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:36:13 EST Church responds to reports about former minister The former pastor of the Elm & Hudson Church of Christ, Tom Bailey of Altus, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 16 on a complaint of Child Sexual Abuse. (see the full story on the Altus Times website, He has since been released from the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:23:09 EST Nettie Sumrow Nettie L. Sumrow, 85, Duke passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Lexington, Texas. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Duke Church of Christ with Gary Bodine officiating. Burial will follow in the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:21:08 EST (No heading) Several Bulldogs earned post-season awards as All-District selections were announced Sunday at the 12th Man Club's Football Banquet. The full All-District selection list is below. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:41:08 EST (No heading) Altus Junior High wrestlers beat Elgin 49-21 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:41:06 EST Navajo Lady Indians split with Duke The Navajo Lady Indians dropped a contest Tuesday to Duke 51-37. The Lady Indians up 23-22 at the half before Duke exploded. Analea Cobb had 16 pts, Amber gibbons had 6. Freshmen Gracee bates and Emmy Cobb had 4 each and led the team with 6 and 5... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:40:09 EST AJH 8th grade Lady Dawgs defeat Elgin AJH 8th GRADE DEFEATS ELGIN Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:40:07 EST Prizes presented to Parade Winners The Altus Christmas Parade Action Committee presented check prizes to the best decorated floats in the 33 Annual Christmas Parade, “A Christmas Night of Lights,” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Altus Chamber of Commerce. Prizes were awarded... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:39:06 EST City employees honored for 25 years of service Employees that have worked for the City of Altus for 25 years or more were recognized during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16, and Council considered items on the meeting agenda. Those employees were given certificates and pins by... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:37:05 EST Rotarians fill backpacks for foster children The Altus Rotary Club joined Fostering Hope to provide backpacks filled with a blanket, Teddy bear and hygiene products for children entering foster care in Jackson County. Altus Rotarians and Fostering Hope volunteers filled the backpacks Saturday... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:38:06 EST Holiday Blood Drives being held this week Four local blood drives will be taking place this week, giving everyone the opportunity to come out and give blood. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST A Christmas Night of Lights Crowds lined Main Street to see Altus' first night-time parade, “A Christmas Night of Lights.” Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:24:09 EST Former pastor arrested for child sexual assault A former Altus pastor was arrested on a felony warrant Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16, on a complaint of Child Sexual Abuse. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Man robbed after being hit in face with bat Altus Police are investigating a robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon that was reported Monday night, shortly before 9 p.m., in the 1000 block of N. Jackson. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:36:06 EST Commissioners appoint Dr. Leverett to JCMH Board The Jackson County Commissioners opened bids for road and bridge materials, tires, and herbicides for 2015, and considered other items on the agenda during their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 15. Commissioners voted to take all bids under advisement... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:16 EST Navajo Junior High remains undefeated The Navajo Junior High girls defeated Hollis 27-15 Monday night. Hollis proved to be the NJH girls' toughest opponent so far this season. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:27:06 EST Third annual ‘Wrap for Toys’ event held The third annual “Wrap for Toys” event was held Saturday at the Altus Community Center. This event was the dream of former Altus-born residence, Blake Evan Lopez, an up and coming young rap star known as “2Throw'd”... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:17 EST Blood emergency declared across state Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has declared a blood emergency across the state as its supply has reached a less than one-day supply. Declines in blood donation have left the blood inventory critically low. “The need for donation is constant,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:14 EST Capetillo wins $10,000 prize$10000-prize Local merchants have been giving out tickets for a chance to win cash prizes in the annual Main Street Altus Candy Cane Cash Sweetstakes, and Saturday was the drawing. Drawings began at 10 a.m. with a $1,000 prize, which was won by Joe Hankins of... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:34:05 EST