Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:43:07 EST 1800 Grant enables historical society to purchase piano for museum The MacDowell Club of Allied Arts met for its April meeting at the Museum of the Western Prairie. Following the business meeting, Club President Kathy Bayers introduced the evening's program leaders Ken and Nancy Cox who presented a program... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:47 EST Recent rains increase yield potential of canola crop Recent rains, particularly in north central Oklahoma, are causing the 2015 winter canola crop to extend its maturing period. This means fields of canola now in the flowering stage of growth are expected to flower for a longer period of time,... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:45 EST Free Parasite Evaluation Clinic offered at Western’s Animal Science Education Center Merck Animal Health is following through with its commitment to bring value to the area livestock enterprise, by sponsoring a free beef parasite evaluation clinic on Tuesday, April 28, at Western's Animal Science Education Center, north of Altus... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:11:51 EST Altus, area receives 3”+ of rain this week Altus and the surrounding area began to hearing rumblings of thunder in the early morning hours, followed by bouts of heavy rain. There was an 80 percent chance of rain for Altus today, reducing to 50 percent this evening. There was also a weather... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:11:49 EST Pancake fundraiser Saturday at Applebees The Altus chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association is hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebees in Altus from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. The all-you-can-eat event includes bacon, coffee, milk, juice or water. Cost is $7 per adult, $4... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:11:48 EST Altus volunteer to be recognized by the Department of Human Services Altus volunteer recognized by DHS Each year the Department of Human Services (DHS) recognizes the voluntary efforts of individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of Oklahomans. This year at the State Volunteer Awards Ceremony, Altus' own, Ana Maria... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:11:42 EST WOSC student, Southwest Tech graduate make it work A Western Oklahoma State College student and a Southwest Technology Center graduate were among 19 people honored at the Oklahoma Career and Technical Educators Equity Council's 21st annual Making It Work Day April 15 at the... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:06:44 EST In Honor of Booker Monday, April 20, a Memorial Bench Dedication will be held in honor of former Assistant District Attorney, Stephen E. Booker. The dedication will be held at 4:15 p.m., at the front steps of the Jackson County Courthouse. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:06:41 EST Great Western Cattle Trail Assosiation annual meeting being planned Saturday, April 11, members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association met at the Western Sizzlin Steak House in Elk City to further their plans to host the Annual Meeting of the Great Western Cattle Trail Assosiation this... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:26:41 EST Man accused of injuring infant son A Frederick man has been arrested and charged with felony child abuse. Christopher Rodriquez has been accused of breaking the arm of his infant son. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:36:44 EST Burglary reported with shots fired Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy reported this morning that Altus Police are investigating a 1st degree burglary. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:36:42 EST All State Band and Vocal Music Students recognized At Monday's regularly scheduled School Board meeting the Altus High School All State Band and All State Vocal Music students were recognized. After three rounds of competition these exceptional students were able to seal the deal and bring home... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:31:41 EST DAV sponsoring Mobile Service Unit tour in area Altus Chapter 33, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is sponsoring the Mobile Service Unit tour in SW Oklahoma and North Texas on the following dates and locations. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:01:41 EST (No heading) Geoffrey Exstrom of Kearney High School, Neb., has recently been notified that he received an honorable mention in the Midwest Regional of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his theatrical play script. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:56:42 EST AHS All State Band and Vocal Music students to be recognized A regular meeting of the Altus Public School District, Board of Education is set for Monday, April 13, at 5 p.m., at the Administrative Center. During the meeting the Altus High School All State Band students and All State Vocal Music students will be... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:51:42 EST Prom Dress Giveaways Held Edna Douglas of Mission on Wheels is shown going through the dress selections for their Prom Dress Giveaway. The first giveaway was held this week, and the next on April 24-25. For more information, contact Douglas at 580-649-8620. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:56:41 EST Altus Public Schools 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll L. Mendel Rivers Elementary: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:46:41 EST Tremendous amount of activity during legislative session During the legislative session, there is always a tremendous amount of activity. Multiple legislative committees may be meeting in various conference rooms throughout the House and... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:16:41 EST Free entrepreneurship training sessions offered A seven-session entrepreneur training begins Monday, April 13, for prospective, new and established business owners. Sessions are each week from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Western Technology Center Classrooms in Elk City and are free to the public. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:36:45 EST Spelling Bee Victories The “Thunder Bees” came away the spelling victors at the annual “GRATE” Altus Spelling Bee, held March 28 at the WOSC Band Hall. The runner-up team was the “Honey-Glazed Coppers”. The elimination between the two... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:36:44 EST