Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:19:31 EST 1800 Oklahoma voter registration officially goes to GOP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the first time in Oklahoma history, Republicans have surpassed Democrats in voter registration, following a trend in state politics that has been taking place for decades. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:03:15 EST Bedlam Tailgate Dinner, Auction to benefit Project Noel Bragging rights are on the line. OSU will be at OU. It's sure to be BEDLAM. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:48:11 EST Letters to Santa to be published Make those lists and check them twice - it's once again time for letters to Santa to be published in the Altus Times. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:47:08 EST Think car seat safety The holiday season is here, so as you begin packing for your travels, think about the placement of each passenger in your vehicle. And what about the extra items that you will be taking on the trip? No matter how far the distance, these are things to... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:01:07 EST Lions Club hosting Breakfast with Santa The Altus Lions Club will hold it's annual “Breakfast With Santa” visit from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Children of all ages can have pancakes and all the trimmings and visit with Santa on his first stop of his busy day in... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:51:09 EST Commissioners approve OSU Extension Budget The Jackson County Commissioners approved the OSU Extension Office Budget for FY 2015, and considered other items on the agenda, during their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 24. Compared to last year, the budget, presented by OSU Extension Educator... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:40:06 EST Salvation Army hosting free Thanksgiving meal Altus – The Salvation Army of Altus is inviting anyone and everyone to this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Salvation Army Dining Hall (Soup Kitchen), 1100 N... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:11 EST Realtors donate to ‘Coats for Kids’ drive The Altus Association of Realtors help kick off the 16th annual Coats for Kids drive with a donation of $750 presented to Fire Chief Jerry Abbott of the Altus Fire Department. Every year the Fire Department hosts this... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:21:07 EST School Board candidate filings set to begin Dec. 1 Candidates for the Board of Education in seven Jackson County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Jackson County Election Board... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:14 EST Coats donated in memory of Floyd Bush The Altus Fire Department is collecting winter coats this holiday season to give out to Altus residents and children in need of warm clothing. The Bush family recently donated a large selection new coats to both 'Coats for Kids' and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:31:12 EST Jackson County 4-H Rockin’ Rabbit Club makes donations The Rockin' Rabbit Club members gather items for a 3-day garage sale fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show. This show will be held on Feb. 14, 2015, at the Expo Center. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:08 EST Weekend rain timely for area wheat crops Weekend rains were a welcome sight as up to 2” of reported precipitation fell on Altus and Jackson County. The official rainfall amount from Altus Air Force Base Weather was 1-1/2”. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:07 EST Low lake levels haven’t discouraged birds The Park Office at Quartz Mountain Nature Park will be closed Thursday through Sunday and will reopen Monday, Dec. 1. The Quartz Mountain Golf Course will be closed Thanksgiving day, but weather... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:08 EST Altus businessman on NYC Marathon The New York City Marathon was held Sunday, Nov. 2, and Jeff Greenlee was one of the 50,511 participants. An experienced runner—he completed the Boston Marathon in April—this was his first attempt at the NYC Marathon. He did quite... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:06 EST Altus Times ‘Merry Beary Tree’ The Altus Times is accepting toy bears and stuffed animals to go under this year's “Merry Beary Tree.” Toy donations will go to a local organization to give to kids this Christmas. New and lightly used stuffed animals in nice... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:06 EST Oklahoma board OKs charter school application (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Education has approved a charter school application for the state Office of Juvenile Affairs. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:08 EST Hospital board meeting set for Monday The Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:06 EST Local educators attend Fall Arts Institute Altus area educators journeyed to Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center this fall to participate in the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute (OFAI), a series of intensive weekend workshops taught by nationally renowned artists in the literary, visual,... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:10 EST Free coats available through SWODA Because of the generosity of area citizens, the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) is distributing new and gently used coats throughout the counties of Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:12 EST Local woman recipient of good deed Local resident Shirley Chisum was in Walgreens yesterday ready to check out with a basket full of items, when a young couple came up behind her. Chisum noticed that they only had sodas, so she let them go ahead of her. Another young man was behind... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:52:08 EST