Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:32:58 EST 1800 Special called meeting about City Manager search http://altustimes.com/news/news/150205373/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150193675/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) http://altustimes.com/news/news/150191854/ 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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150193619/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150191029/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150190346/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150190188/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150182767/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150177224/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150177255/Olustee-awarded-$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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150175686/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 Commissioners open bids for 2004 truck http://altustimes.com/news/news/150176021/Commissioners-open-bids-for-2004-truck The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to consider items on the agenda. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:39:15 EST Local Toastmasters continue winning streak http://altustimes.com/news/news/150157499/Local-Toastmasters-continue-winning-streak Two local Red River Toastmasters Club members recently competed at the Area K-2 Humorous Speech and Evaluation contest in Lawton, Oklahoma. Area K-2 includes the Red River club in Altus, Duncan and Satanta club and Talkin Lawton club in Lawton. Both... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:30:11 EST WOSC hosts blood drive Oct. 20 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150157589/WOSC-hosts-blood-drive-Oct.-20 Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Monday, Oct. 20. A blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will occur at Western Oklahoma State College. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10:11 EST Pets of the Week follow up http://altustimes.com/news/news/150157643/Pets-of-the-Week-follow-up Bandit had once stayed at Altus Animal Control. He was featured in the Altus Times feature “Pets of the Week”, and was then adopted through a rescue program. His new home is in Oklahoma City where he lives with a nice family and good... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:10:08 EST Voters ahould apply early for absentee ballots http://altustimes.com/news/news/150123816/Voters-ahould-apply-early-for-absentee-ballots Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 4 General Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:07:08 EST Wagon Wheel Trail Run set in Frederick http://altustimes.com/news/news/150157656/Wagon-Wheel-Trail-Run-set-in-Frederick The Frederick Chamber is excited to announce that the 2nd annual Wagon Wheel Trail Runs will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m., at Lake Frederick, near Manitou. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:16:04 EST Board approves revised Estimate of Needs http://altustimes.com/news/news/150153572/Board-approves-revised-Estimate-of-Needs The Altus Public School District Board of Education approved a revised Estimate of Needs for the 2014-15 FY budget during their monthly Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 13, after a local company filed a public service tax protest with the Court of Tax... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:30:14 EST ASCOG to host free Medicare event in Altus during open enrollment http://altustimes.com/news/news/150123148/ASCOG-to-host-free-Medicare-event-in-Altus-during-open-enrollment The Association of Oklahoma South Central Governments (ASCOG) is hosting free events to help seniors prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:15:12 EST Fall fundraiser to benefit Elmer Volunteer Fire Department http://altustimes.com/news/news/150111015/Fall-fundraiser-to-benefit-Elmer-Volunteer-Fire-Department The Elmer Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with the Yeldell Masonic Lodge 196, is holding a Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 18. Funds raised will be used to purchase new personal protective gear and firefighting equipment. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:35:19 EST