Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:18:26 EST 1800 SWTC cosmetology students head to state SkillsUSA competition Recently the Southwest Technology Center Cosmetology Department held the SkillsUSA competition at the Altus campus. The SWTC cosmetology students did exceptionally well in the contest where many qualified for the state competition... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:51:41 EST Cowboy Jim Garling scheduled for two Altus performances The talented and personable Cowboy Jim Garling from Guthrie is scheduled for two Altus performances in the coming week. On Tuesday evening, March 31st, he will perform “Western Hits of the Silver Screen” as a part of the Annual Meeting of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:41 EST Learning what it means to foster Safe Homes for All Children (SHAC) will host a fostering hope for Altus event on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Altus Christian Academy, 1220 N. Grady. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:41 EST Emmanuel Baptist planning Easter program, service and egg hunt Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church invite you and your family to worship with them on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 10:40 a.m. Their choir will be presenting the Easter musical “Your Grace Still Amazes Me”... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:21:41 EST Parts of state needing rain most didn’t get the moisture needed For those of us that live and work here in southwestern Oklahoma, we don't have to see the news to know how bad the drought is. But the latest report released in mid-March... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:41:41 EST SWRE 2015 Youth Tour Winners Named Oliveah Juanes of Frederick High School and Tanner Vargas of Vernon High School have been named winners of Southwest Rural Electric Association's 2015 Youth Tour Contest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:51:41 EST Altus receives $2.3M water system loan$2.3M-water-system-loan OKLAHOMA CITY - The Altus Municipal Authority (Authority) received a $2,300,000 loan Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the community's water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the Drinking... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:51 EST Public speaking world champion coming to Altus Dave Ross will be the featured speaker during the Red River Toastmasters Open House, Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Technology Center. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this Open House, meet Mr. Ross, and enjoy a sample... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:49 EST Stained glass workshop to be held at library Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are sponsoring a “Stained Glass Workshop” for Adults with Oklahoma Stained Glass Artist, Stefani Nachatilo, on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., and April 7 & 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:48 EST Too Good To ‘Bee’ True The “GRATE” Altus Spelling Bee will be too good to “bee” true! Come and see for yourself on Saturday, March 28, at the Western Oklahoma State College Band Room. Enter by the Herschel Crow Fine Arts Auditorium on the north side. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:47 EST Special council meeting set Notice has been given of a special meeting of the Altus City Council on Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:46 EST JCMH Pediatric Clinic getting new doctor At this week's Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees meeting, Brett Willey reported on physician recruitment. Willey said that Dr. Liladhar Kashyap, Pediatrician, will join the JCMH Pediatric Clinic in July or August. He... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:42 EST Dulaney’s become WOSC Foundation President’s Partner Jeri Thornton-Dulaney and John Dulaney recently became the newest participants in the President's Partner Program with the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation, Inc. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:43 EST ‘I am a Church Member’ Conference set at Emmanuel Baptist CHurch Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hostinig an “I am a Church Member” Conference on Sunday, April 12. Special guest will be Ralph Chapman. Chapman is a gifted speaker, former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and has pastored several... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:42 EST Local Toastmaster receives Advanced Leader Silver Award Paula Weeks of Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus recently received her Advanced Leader Silver Award for completion of advanced leadership roles and projects within the organization. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:01:42 EST Easter service set at Martha Road Baptist Martha Road Baptist Church invites the community to join them on April 5 for a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter worship services will e held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Homelessness is a community issue Amanda Bernasconi, Emergency Solutions Coordinator of Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. is on a mission to bring awareness and create impactful change towards homelessness in Altus and surrounding communities. In her efforts to bring awareness not... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:01:41 EST Spring flowers, blooms and wildflowers abundant at Quartz Mountain Spring is here! The days are getting longer every day and the Spring Equinox has passed. Bermuda grass is starting to green up and winter grass needs to be mown already. Bradford Pears have blooms and leaves and Sand Plums just blooms (at QMNP on... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:11:45 EST Local seniors serve as State Senate pages OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Navajo High School students spent their spring break serving as pages at the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:11:43 EST County flags lowered to honor Booker Yesterday the Jackson County Commissioners held a regular meeting addressing several matters on the agenda as well as new business. This meeting the new business was very close to the hearts of those at the table and a daunting topic to discuss. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:06:42 EST