Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:03:07 EST 1800 Wildfire risk report includes Altus According to new data released today by CoreLogic, nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designated at “High” or “Very High” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:42 EST SCHOOL CLOSINGS By 9:30 a.m., Western Oklahoma State College announced that they would be closing at 10 a.m. because of the weather. The Jackson County Courthouse was closed. Buses began running for Altus Schools at noon when classes were dismissed for the day. After... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:41 EST Great Western Cattle Trail annual meeting to be held in Altus Members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association met Saturday, Feb. 21 in the home of Sandra and LeRoy Jones in Mountain View to work on plans for the annual meeting of the National Great Western Cattle Trail Association. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:46 EST Duffy named Altus Schools Employee of the Month for February Christy Duffy was recognized on Wednesday as the February Employee of the Month for Altus Public Schools. Stockman's Bank President Danna Robinson was on hand to present the award and a $100 bill to Duffy. Christy, a 16-year employee of Altus... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:44 EST Altus Times: We have an app (and more) for that Altus Times readers already know they can visit for the latest in local news, sports, and more, but did you know there is also an Altus Times app? You can download the app from the Google Play Store or iTunes for free, right to your... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:36:43 EST Area musicians chosen for Western Master Class with Whang Three lucky pianists from the Altus area will play for the Thursday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. master class with Cameron University piano faculty and McMahon Endowed Chair in Music, Hyunsoon Wang at Western Oklahoma State College in the Herschal H. Crow Fine... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:48 EST Free workshop on managing chronic health problems According to April Collom, Jackson County Health Educator, the Jackson County Health Department is offering a Living Longer, Living Stronger workshop in Altus next month. The free workshop will teach practical skills for managing chronic health... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:45 EST Cart stolen from golf course Altus Police are investigating a burglary and theft of a golf cart at the Altus Greens Golf Course, located on the east edge of Altus. Police believe the burglary occurred sometime early Saturday morning. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:44 EST Jackson County 4-H Air Rifle Air Pistol State Contest Jackson County Shooter Sports Club, Air Rifle/Air Pistol division, attended the State 4-H Air Rifle Air Pistol competition on Jan. 31 at Kingfisher, OK. Jackson County 4-H had 4 youth participate in the event with all of them placing in their age... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:41 EST 4-H group holds Rockin’ Rabbit Show The Rockin' Rabbit Club members held their 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Altus Expo Center. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:51:44 EST No Bully Zone In recent years we have seen more public attention drawn to bullying, but it's not enough. What some may remember as just playground teasing among children has escalated to severe heights and we're now experiencing a bullying epidemic. A small town... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:51:41 EST Main Street Altus membership drive under way Main Street Altus Membership Drive is under way. Connie McQuinn, Organization chair, and Main Street Altus board member Vicki Smades are shown preparing for the Main Street Altus' Annual Membership drive. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:36:41 EST Survey passed with no deficiencies Tamarack Assisted Living Center recently passed the 2015 Oklahoma State Survey which is administered yearly by the Oklahoma State Health Department with zero deficiencies. This comprehensive survey includes elements such as looking at the physical... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:31:41 EST County Commissioners to meet on Monday Jackson County Commissioners will meet Monday at 9 a.m. for a regular meeting in the Commissioner's office in the Jackson County Courthouse. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:21:41 EST Museum to host ‘Ask an Archeologist’ Workshop Have you ever wondered about the unusual rock you found in your backyard? What about an arrowhead you discovered on a hike? Now is your chance to ask an archeologist and find an answer! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:01:43 EST McManus to give drought talk at SWTC ALTUS - Gary McManus with the Oklahoma Climatological Survey is set to return to the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W Tamarack on Feb. 26 for a 1 p.m. briefing on the drought in the area. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:01:42 EST SWORW, County GOP to host candidate forum The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women and Jackson County GOP will combine their meetings and host a Candidate Forum for Oklahoma GOP Chair and Vice Chair candidates. The meeting will be held, Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Days Inn of... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:01:41 EST Lawton group inviting area writers to attend LAWTON - A newly formed writers group in Lawton has a new name, meeting schedule, and is inviting interested writers in the area to attend. The name is OWLS, for Oklahoma Writers and Literary Storytellers. This new group of area writers has been... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:36:41 EST Farm Bill meeting to be held in Altus ALTUS – Jackson County Farm Service Agency and Jackson County OSU Extension Service will conduct an informational meeting to discuss provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill at the Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) Multi-purpose Room on Thursday,... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:31:44 EST JCMH names Sealey Employee of the Year Jasmine Sealey, RN from Same Day Surgery, was named the Employee of the Year for 2014 at the annual Jackson County Memorial Hospital Employee Awards Banquet that was held Feb. 12. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:31:43 EST