Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 28 May 2015 00:57:23 EST 1800 Every Hero has a story at the library The Southern Prairie Library System is pleased to announce the performance schedule for the 2015 Summer Library Program – “Every Hero Has a Story.” The programs will be held on... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:48 EST Blood Drive to be held at Community Center on Tuesday Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) donors at the Altus Community blood drive will receive four admissions to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Those who give Tuesday, June 2, between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:56:47 EST Memorial Day events set in Altus on Monday Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May, this year on Monday, May 25. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:45 EST Flags distributed at cemetery to honor veterans for Memorial Day Volunteers from several Altus Air Force Base groups joined forces Saturday to place approximately 1,000 American flags on veteran graves at the Altus City Cemetery. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:42 EST Two area men escape from Greer County Jail Two local area men have escaped from the Greer County Jail in Mangum. According to reports, the Nick Ritter, 18, and Charles Sparks, 32, escaped through the roof the jail on Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:42 EST Mangum man dies in car crash A fatality accident happened just west of US Hwy 283 at the CR 1990 early Saturday morning, May 23. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:41 EST Four physicians joining local clinics The Board of Trustees, JCMH Authority, met in regular session this week. Reports were given from the Performance Improvement Committee meeting that was held on May 6; and the outreach clinics which contributed a total of 193 admissions and 100... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:42 EST Navajo senior receives Academic All-State Award The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) has named Levi Muller, Navajo High School senior a recipient of its prestigious 2015 Academic All-State Award. There are 100 top public high school senior recipients, selected from 558 nominations... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:43 EST Fatality accident south of Altus on Thursday The southbound lane of US. 283, 7 miles south of Altus in Jackson County, was closed from 4:25 to 6:56 p.m. yesterday due to a injury accident. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:42 EST Altus banker recognized for 50 years of service OKLAHOMA CITY — Lee Doughty, vice president at First National Bank in Altus, was among nine Oklahoma bankers to be inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association 50-Year Club during the awards... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:45 EST ACA aids in shoe mission Altus Christian Academy (ACA) conducts a Mission Monday initiative of giving, selecting a different project every month. For the month of May, Operation Care was selected. The organization is in need of shoes for a mission they will be pursuing in the... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:43 EST Bogus text messages sent to school parents Altus Public Schools did not launch a School Reach text message to parents today about early release from school. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:01:42 EST Storm threats remain through weekend Tornado warning sirens were sounded in Altus and on Altus Air Force Base Tuesday evening as a strong storm moved through the area. Large hail and damaging winds were reported coming from the west into the Altus area. Rotation was seen near Olustee as... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:31:42 EST Wards newest members on WOSC Lifetime Alumni Tree Wesley and Brandi Ward recently became the newest lifetime members of the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association. Wesley is a 2002 Tipton High School graduate and a 2004 WOSC graduate. After attending Western, Wesley... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:41:44 EST AHS graduation to be held indoors Altus High School will host graduation for the class of 2015 Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. inside Cletus B. Street Field House. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:41:43 EST Tornado tears through SW Oklahoma Tornado tears through SW Oklahoma Tue, 19 May 2015 12:31:45 EST E2 tornado hits area Tornado warning sirens went off in Altus Saturday evening around 6 p.m. as a strong storm moved through the area. Although Altus receives some heavy rain and small hail, the storm produced a tornado south of town near Elmer. Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:59 EST May 19th Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Abuse Day National Prevention Week is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week is held each year during the third week of May, near the start of summer. Summer is a season... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:55 EST Eight county girls headed to Girls State The Altus American Legion Auxiliary is sending eight high school Junior Girls from Jackson County to Oklahoma Girl's State. This program is held once a year, for a week, at the Oklahoma University in Norman. This year it is being held from May... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:47 EST ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign running through end of month (OKLAHOMA CITY) – Law enforcement agencies across the state will be taking part in the annual “Click It or Ticket” mobilization May 18 - 31, cracking down on drivers and passengers who are not buckled up according to state... 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