Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:47:05 EST 1800 Sunrise, sunset affect wildlife http://altustimes.com/news/news/151516375/Sunrise-sunset-affect-wildlife Change in nature is constant. Often it occurs in such slow increments, that we don't really notice. Like sunrise and sunset times. We, in the northern hemisphere, experienced our winter solstice, the longest night /shortest day of the year on... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:41:41 EST Altus alcohol licensees show improvements in compliance http://altustimes.com/news/news/151516154/Altus-alcohol-licensees-show-improvements-in-compliance Alcohol Compliance Checks were conducted in Altus this past Friday, Jan. 23, on 29 local businesses which are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:26:43 EST Board of Regents holds special meeting http://altustimes.com/news/news/151463017/Board-of-Regents-holds-special-meeting The Western Oklahoma State College Board of Regents met for a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 22 in the Higher Learning Center at the college to discuss matters pertaining to the upcoming Comprehensive Visit to the college from the Higher Learning... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:21:43 EST Oil painting workshop with Sue Messerly to be held at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/151463062/Oil-painting-workshop-with-Sue-Messerly-to-be-held-at-library An oil painting workshop will be held at the Altus Public Library on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Jan. 26, 27, and 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The instructor for this workshop will be local artist,... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:21:41 EST Western Oklahoma Historical Society membership drive now under way http://altustimes.com/news/news/151480354/Western-Oklahoma-Historical-Society-membership-drive-now-under-way Western Oklahoma Historical Society members expect 2015 to be another year of continued growth for the organization and hope citizens of Altus will want to be a part of it during their annual membership drive, now under way. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:42 EST Council to hold special meeting Tuesday http://altustimes.com/news/news/151467633/Council-to-hold-special-meeting-Tuesday The Altus City Council will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council chambers for a special called meeting. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:42 EST For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated http://altustimes.com/news/news/151480674/For-first-time-visitor-Havana-is-charming---and-complicated HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:16:41 EST LPN graduation set at SWTC http://altustimes.com/news/news/151440437/LPN-graduation-set-at-SWTC The graduation ceremony for the Southwest Technology Center school of Nursing is set for Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Frances Herron Seminar Center. Upon completing the strenuous 12 month program, there are 16 candidates for graduation in the... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:42 EST County Conservation District participating in cost share program http://altustimes.com/news/news/151451356/County-Conservation-District-participating-in-cost-share-program The Jackson County Conservation District has announced that they will be participating in the Oklahoma Conservation Cost Share Program. The eligible practices approved for cost share in Program Year 16 are: Brush Management, Critical Area Planting,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:41 EST SHAC Service Day to be held Saturday http://altustimes.com/news/news/151460833/SHAC-Service-Day-to-be-held-Saturday Safe Homes For All Children (SHAC) Service Day will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 12 to 5 p.m. The event is to find volunteers to help local foster families. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:26:43 EST Western’s library to host ‘Maker’s Space’ Technology Seminar http://altustimes.com/news/news/151443184/Westerns-library-to-host-Makers-Space-Technology-Seminar Western Oklahoma State College's library, the Learning Resource Center, will unveil its newly organized “Mak­er's Space” with an orientation seminar led by Steve Prater, Western's Director of Information Technology. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:26:42 EST Dr. Leverett to take oath of office at JCMH Trustees meeting http://altustimes.com/news/news/151461782/Dr.-Leverett-to-take-oath-of-office-at-JCMH-Trustees-meeting The Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27.After roll call, Dr. Joe Leverett will take his oath of office. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:26:42 EST Apply now for Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain http://altustimes.com/news/news/151438831/Apply-now-for-Summer-Arts-Institute-at-Quartz-Mountain Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:36:43 EST JCMH celebrates Nurse Anesthetists during National CRNA Week http://altustimes.com/news/news/151421496/JCMH-celebrates-Nurse-Anesthetists-during-National-CRNA-Week Altus — JCMH will celebrate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists during National CRNA Week Jan. 25-31. The team of CRNA's providing care at Jackson County Memorial Hospital are Mark Vadney, Jessica Poe, Johnny Sacco, and Mark... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:36:42 EST Blood drives being held Sunday and Monday http://altustimes.com/news/news/151406607/Blood-drives-being-held-Sunday-and-Monday Altus Emmanuel Baptists Church is starting off the new year by saving lives through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). All healthy adults, 16 and older,* are encouraged to donate blood from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25. If you miss... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:26:43 EST Ralph James Martin named CEO of Civitas Media http://altustimes.com/news/news/151405334/Ralph-James-Martin-named-CEO-of-Civitas-Media DAVIDSON, NC – Civitas Media, a publisher of the Altus Times and more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, announced today the appointment of Ralph James Martin as Chief Executive Officer. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:26:42 EST ‘Meet and Greet Reception’ to be held for new FCS and 4H Extension Educators http://altustimes.com/news/news/151397333/Meet-and-Greet-Reception-to-be-held-for-new-FCS-and-4H-Extension-Educators This Friday, Jan. 23, the Jackson County OSU Extension Office will host a “meet and greet” time, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with their new FCS and 4H Extension Educators. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:26:41 EST Other wildlife found in SW Oklahoma in winter http://altustimes.com/news/news/151392509/Other-wildlife-found-in-SW-Oklahoma-in-winter Last week's article was all about swans. Our native Trumpeter and Tundra swans and the introduced Mute swan were all mentioned. But what other wildlife might be found visiting Southwest Oklahoma in the winter? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:31:42 EST Several state earthquakes reported since Saturday http://altustimes.com/news/news/151393175/Several-state-earthquakes-reported-since-Saturday (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says earthquakes rattled parts of Oklahoma since Saturday. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:56:42 EST Dolese opens new quarry ini Roosevelt http://altustimes.com/news/news/151340454/Dolese-opens-new-quarry-ini-Roosevelt Roosevelt — Oklahoma City-based Dolese Bros. Co. is excited to announce the beginning of a new company venture near Roosevelt. This will bring their total number of plant operations to 77 in Oklahoma. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:26:41 EST