Altus Times- RSS Feed Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:16:51 EST 1800 Eyeglasses assistance offered to elderly Healthy eyes are something most people take for granted. But there are millions of elderly people in this country who have severe vision impairments. These impairments could be treated and corrected, but many of the elderly can't afford the... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:01:18 EST Community Foundation Grant Given The Great Plains Literacy Council is pleased to announce it has received a $5000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation in Oklahoma City. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:43:16 EST U.S. Cellular rewarding $1 million to teachers to help boost classroom experiences$1-million-to-teachers-to-help-boost-classroom-experiences ALTUS – U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Altus, through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:06:08 EST (No heading) Labor Day Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:14:09 EST Traffic signs replaced at Sunset School In an attempt to relieve some of the parking issues that Sunset School is currently experiencing, the 500 block of Lark Street will be ONE WAY during the hours of 7-8:30 a.m., and 2:30-3:45 p.m. on school days only, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:14:08 EST One punch homicide and a police officer’s safety While in grade school I suffer two concussions in the same calendar year. Both were head strikes I sustained on the school playground and both times I wound up in the hospital. I overheard a doctor tell my parents that one more concussion could kill... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:07 EST Gardiner to Review Fannie Flagg novel for the Coffee Cup Bunch Theresa Gardiner will review a recently published novel by Fannie Flagg titled “The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion” for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library. The review will be given at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:10:10 EST Water rates for AAFB on Council agenda The agenda for Tuesday's regular meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority includes approval of minutes from the Aug. 19 meeting, and the receiving and acknowledgement of receipt of claims. Any new business, if any, since the posting of the... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:32:08 EST National Book Scholarship Fund Grant The Great Plains Literacy Council has received literacy curriculum, valued at approximately $2,000, from ProLiteracy through its National Book Scholarship Fund (NBSF). ProLiteracy awarded more than $100,000 in National Book Fund grants to 65... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST Chamber President: $400 million ‘retail leakage’$400-million-retail-leakage Approximately $400 million dollars per year is “leaking” from local retailers and is being spent in other towns, Altus Chamber of Commerce President Brian Bush said as the guest speaker at the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women meeting on... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:11 EST Bulldogs new leash Head Coach Jeremy Reed takes hold of the leash on the Altus High School Bulldogs. In this his first year as Head Coach and Athletic Director, Reed has been in the midst of long overdue and dramatic changes within the program. After three seasons as... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:22 EST Fall football preview 2014 It's nearly September and we're all ready for some football weather. These hot days in southwest Oklahoma put a lil' more sugar on the sweet reward of winning playoff games in December. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:18 EST Writer’s football experience MY FOOTBALL CREDENTIALS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:15 EST Mangum Tigers on the rise Forest Mazey sparks new life into Greer County. The youth of Mangum have bought into this fun style of football too. Sawyer Webb, Aidan Warner and a dozen other future footballers are as much in the drills at practice without the contact as you can... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:08 EST Duke Tigers run rough into 2014 Duke football is on the rise. Anytime you have a coach that loves the game and loves coaching kids as much as Mike Harris, the program is elevated. There is talent down in grades 6 and 7 with size and speed. Matt Milner and Mason Rice and that group... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:07 EST REAP Grant public meeting to be held There will be a public meeting held in the Jackson County Commissioners office, 101 N Main, at 9 a.m. , on Sept. 3. The meeting will be to discuss applying for a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant for the Jackson County Rural Fire Chiefs... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:06 EST Walking from Altus to Lawton for MDA It started out as a cool, cloudy morning at Hightower Park in Altus, where a long rainbow shined as a sign of good things to come for 62 year-old retired Air Force Vietnam Veteran, Alan Barth. A group of friends, other Air Force retirees once... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:17:05 EST Dr. Andrews appointed Hospice Medical Director During this week's meeting of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Dr. Angelia Andrews was appointed as the Hospice Medical Director and Dr. Abuelshar and Dr. Mihanni as alternate Medical Directors through April 30,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:10 EST Drivers loses vehicle on Hwy 62 Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jackson County EMS, and Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call on Wednesday, Aug. 27 east of Altus. The call, which came in around 4 p.m., said that there was a man lying in the roadway, eastbound on... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:10 EST Air Refueling Wing gets new squadron, mission MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — The 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base is assuming command over the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron from Altus Air Force Base. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:08 EST