Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:13:20 EST 1800 Don’t ‘BEE’ Left Out of the Fun! The “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee raises money for the Great Plains Literacy Council, but several individuals and businesses are donating in-kind products and services at the annual fundraiser. Joe and Kathy Stafford of Elmer wanted to be... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:41:43 EST ‘Kick Butts Day’ Kick Ball Tournament set for March 28 Jackson County area SWAT will be hosting a “Kick Butts Day” Kick Ball Tournament on Saturday, March 28 starting at 10 a.m. This will be for 5th and 6th grade students only, and organizers are hoping to have at least 10 teams. It will be a... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:46:42 EST Bills deal with important public health issues With four weeks of the 2015 session behind us, we have now passed the first big deadline for action on legislation. There were over 800 bills filed prior to the session, and about 400 of those were approved by the deadline for committee action on... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:42 EST Pipeline item on Council agenda The Altus City Council will meet Tuesday, March 3, immediately following the Altus Municipal Authority meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:41 EST ‘The Boys in the Boat’ to be reviewed for Coffee Cup Bunch The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library will hear a review at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4. The review will be on “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:11:41 EST Be Aware - Be Prepared Jackson County is affected by several types of threats including wind storms, floods, tornadoes, thunder storms, drought, which we are currently in an exceptional drought, as well as snow storm threat. The Emergency Management department is the expert... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:56:44 EST Blood Donors Urged to MARCH In While most welcome March, the forecast isn't sunny and warm for those from our community needing blood. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) historically sees a decline in donations during the month, and, especially, during Spring Break. Leaders are... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:36:41 EST 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