Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:07:57 EST 1800 SWTC developing new strategic plan Southwest Technology Center has started the process for school improvement with plans for continued success of the center and the future of the educational facility. The first step of this process is the development of a new strategic... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:07 EST Farm Service Agency offers Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs Altus – Carl Josefy, executive director for Jackson County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to sign up for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) for grazing losses that occurred from Oct. 1, 2011,... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:08 EST Physician recruitment update to be given at hospital meeting An update on physician recruitment will be presented by Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority CEO Willey at Monday's Board of Trustees meeting. The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:15:20 EST PVNC Beautician retires Plantation Village Nursing Center residents have lined up outside the facility's beauty salon every Wednesday and Thursday for the last 15 years to see one woman, beautician Connie Conner. Having provided residents with a sense of independence... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:15:19 EST Abernathy elected alternate Angus delegate to 13th annual meeting Don E. Abernathy ofAltus has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:09 EST Fund raising concert planned for Baby Cooper Redneck Brown and the Freshwater Donkeys are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Cooper Rebel Lee Reed, a Frederick, OK infant that was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. He is currently in the OU Children's Medical Center; this... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:06 EST Hiring event planned for Oklahoma military members The Oklahoma CareerTech System and its partners are planning another hiring event for military members and veterans in the state. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:14 EST Enrollment numbers for WOSC announced Lisa Greenlee reported on Western's current enrollment at the regular meeting of the Board of Regents earlier this week. Greenlee said that the Summer 2014 enrollment was up 85% compared to last summer. Fall 2014 enrollment is currently down... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:11 EST Local artist to host gospel celebration concert Evangelist and Prophetess Bonita Massenberg will host a Gospel Celebration Concert on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at Spirit Of The Lord Equipping Center, 1120 W. Wingfield St. in Altus. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:07 EST APD Officers promoted The Altus City Council was introduced to newly promoted Altus Police Officers during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and considered items on the consent agenda. Council also received and update on the Drought Proof Water Project, learning... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:19 EST Altus, area blood drives planned There's no substitute for blood needed by patients in local hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). In Altus, blood drives are planned at Altus Intermediate School on Monday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m., and at Southwest Technology... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:18 EST Regional Water Resource Conference to be held in Sulpher The Red River Valley Association will conduct a one day Regional Water Resource Conference on Thursday, Aug. 28. It will be held at the Artesian Hotel in Sulpher from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lunch included. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:13 EST Animal awareness and critter courtesy Wildlife lives year round at Quartz Mountain. There may be hundreds of thousands of human visitors each year, but only two people live at Quartz Mountain. The rest of us are visitors. Some are frequent visitors (350 days a year) and others just come... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:06:10 EST Altus gas prices 2nd highest in state With approximately one month remaining before the start of the shift from more expensive summer blend gasoline (September 15) to the relatively less expensive winter blend, the national average price for regular gasoline... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:34:10 EST Local Toastmasters Club to host humorous speech contest The Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus will host their local Humorous Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest on Sept. 9 at the Southwest Technology Center. The contest will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Contestants for the local Toastmaster Club will... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:15 EST Early voting begins on Thursday New Oklahoma law changes 'early' voting to the prior Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; affects August Democratic Runoff Primary Election. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:43:07 EST 3rd Annual Blair Park Swing planned The 3rd Annual Blair Park Swing is planned for Sept. 12-13, at the Blair City Park. The event will kick-off on Friday evening Sept. 12, with a cornhole tournament and continue all day Saturday, Sept. 13th with a coed softball tournament. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:41:15 EST Commissioners request motor graders for County Road Machinery The Jackson County Commissioners requested to receive motor graders for each District through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and considered other items on the consent agenda during their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Commissioners... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:42:12 EST Holiday art class to be held at library The Shortgrass Art Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are offering a new art class, “Get Artsy for the Holidays,” with Lyn Taylor. The class is scheduled for Aug. 25, 26 & 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $30. No... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:52:12 EST Event provides shoes for 121 children Joseph's Closet held their second annual “Shoe Project” recently, and were happy to provide shoes for 121 children. Shown are the employees of Hibbett's and the Operation CARE and Joseph's Closet volunteers. Many thanks... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:51:12 EST