Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:49:56 EST 1800 Man on motorized bicycle dies after hitting parked vehicle http://altustimes.com/news/news/151605274/Man-on-motorized-bicycle-dies-after-hitting-parked-vehicle According to Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus Police are investgating a fatality accident that happened around 6:45 p.m. Friday night. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:46:41 EST Accident sends three to hospital http://altustimes.com/news/news/151572398/Accident-sends-three-to-hospital A two-vehicle accident happened Thursday morning at the intersection of US Hwy 283 and State Hwy 6 in Greer County which sent three people to the hospital. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:47 EST Rape charges re-filed against Tipton teacher http://altustimes.com/news/news/151527258/Rape-charges-re-filed-against-Tipton-teacher TIPTON - Three felony counts of Rape in the second degree have again been filed against former Tipton teacher, Laura Cowan. It was reported last month that the felony rape charges against Cowan had been dismissed due to the state's inability to... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:46 EST Local History course curriculum now available to all Oklahoma schools http://altustimes.com/news/news/151552930/Local-History-course-curriculum-now-available-to-all-Oklahoma-schools Every high school in every community in Oklahoma can now teach their own unique community history. The new book, “Every Place Has a Story: A Guide for Teaching and Learning Local History in Oklahoma,” uses the best practices of education... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:46 EST Free interactive classes for Seniors at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/151564671/Free-interactive-classes-for-Seniors-at-library The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) will host an Eat Better, Move More interactive workshop for older adults throughout the state of Oklahoma. We will be partnering with Oklahoma libraries to extend their outreach statewide. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:43 EST Mangum FUMC welcomes Player as Youth Pastor http://altustimes.com/news/news/151533648/Mangum-FUMC-welcomes-Player-as-Youth-Pastor Mangum First United Methodist Church welcomes Reece Player as Youth Pastor. Reece comes to us with a background in service and ministry. He has been a servant leader and worship minster for Altus FUMC, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Wesley Foundation,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:42 EST Oklahoma seeks Excellence in Agriculture Awards nominations http://altustimes.com/news/news/151564863/Oklahoma-seeks-Excellence-in-Agriculture-Awards-nominations OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is accepting nominations for the Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:41 EST Altus AFB inducts Honorary Commanders http://altustimes.com/news/news/151564885/Altus-AFB-inducts-Honorary-Commanders ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony Jan. 26, 2015, at Club Altus. During the ceremony, local community members and business leaders were appointed as Honorary... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:36:46 EST MAPS for KIDS http://altustimes.com/news/news/151517796/MAPS-for-KIDS The MAPS for KIDS steering committee met Monday afternoon at the Altus Public Schools Board of Education building to begin preliminary planning for the continued improvements to the Altus High School campus. The committee discussed potential projects... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:11:41 EST Municipal candidate filings set to begin Monday http://altustimes.com/news/news/151516285/Municipal-candidate-filings-set-to-begin-Monday Candidates for municipal office in six Jackson County municipalities file Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:06:42 EST 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