Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:21:50 EST 1800 External audit reports no material weaknesses or findings at WOSC At this week's Western Board of Regents regular meeting, Tricia Latham introduced Craig Legener, CPA with Stanfield and Odell for the report and response to Western's annual external audit for fiscal year 2014. The firm issued an... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:24:10 EST Beta Mothers hear self-defense tips Members of Beta Mothers Club gathered on Oct. 9 at the home of Kim Pickett for an informative lesson on personal safety and self-defense for women. Guest speaker Jason Greer conducted the program. Greer teaches martial arts at SIMS Martial Arts... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:13 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST A time for stargazing This week has the moon waning (shrinking) from “full” to “new”. The new moon will occur Friday, Oct. 24. Star gazing is best several days before or after the new moon. So now is a great time for star gazing. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:31:11 EST Truck and trailer catch on fire A semi truck and trailer caught fire Sunday afternoon on US Hwy 62 east of Altus. According to reports, the truck apparently caught fire after a tire blew out and the wheel started sparks on the pavement. The accident happened between mile marker 48... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:04:11 EST Police continue to investigate burglaries Altus Police continue to investigate a string of recent 1st degree burglaries, attempted 1st degree burglaries and auto burglaries that's taken place over recent weeks within the city. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:17 EST Cotton Festival to be held in Frederick The Frederick Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its seventh annual Cotton Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1. There will be activities throughout the entire day. Vendors will be set up as early as 9 a.m., and the chili cook-off and entertainment kicks... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:19 EST Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Saturday The 5th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Altus Community Center, 400 Falcon Road. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:17 EST Commissioners approve bid for 2004 Freightliner After taking bids under advisement last week, the Jackson County Commissioners approved a bid for a 2004 truck tractor, with fifth wheel, during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct., 20, and considered other items on the agenda. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:17 EST Special called meeting about City Manager search A special called meeting of the Altus City Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:11 EST Limited vaccines available for Monday flu clinic Jackson County Health Department would like to notify residents that planned to come to the flu clinic on Monday, Oct. 20, that we have a limited supply of vaccine available for adults. The department was notified late yesterday that a large shipment... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:40:09 EST (No heading) A District Retired Educators meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Altus at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road. The agenda will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:09 EST Two upcoming agriculture producer meetings set White-tailed Deer and Land Workshop in Altus Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:37:12 EST Motorcyclist admitted to ER with minor injuries A motorcyclist was transported to the JCMH Emergency Room following a single vehicle accident on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Witnesses said that Bill Davison, 57, of Altus was traveling northbound on his motorcycle on the 2200 Block of Main Street when a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:30:08 EST Navajo School Fall Carnival The Annual Navajo School Fall Carnival is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, in the old gym and cafeteria on the Navajo School campus. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Join them for a chili supper, costume contest, games for youth of all ages,... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:15 EST Hastings customers support literacy Hastings Entertainment Superstore in Altus has donation jars located at the registers as reminders for customers wanting to donate to the Great Plains Literacy Council. That effort for literacy has paid off as the change has been counted, and a total... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:14:16 EST JCMH Hospice recognized as a ‘We Honor Veterans’ partner Twenty five percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice has become a national... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:12 EST Contract awarded for road repairs in Jackson County OKLAHOMA CITY – A contract was awarded this month for road repairs in Jackson County, Sen. Mike Schulz and Rep. Charles Ortega recently announced. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:14:18 EST Olustee awarded $48,925 grant for fire equipment$48925-grant-for-fire-equipment OKLAHOMA CITY — The town of Olustee recently received a state grant for fire station equipment and trucks, Sen. Mike Schulz and Rep. Charles Ortega announced. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:14:11 EST Altus up in sales tax collections The September distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from July business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:42:07 EST