Altus Times- RSS Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:59:58 EST 1800 A trip to the pumpkin patch Sunset Pre-K enjoyed a trip to the pumpkin patch on the front lawn of the elementary school this morning. Students invited their parents to attend, showing off the reading skills they have acquired this year in class. Teachers then led students to the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:06:04 EST EDC discusses development opportunities The City of Altus Economic Development Board of Directors received a presentation on how businesses can lower their energy consumption, and the EDC Director reported on the latest efforts for business growth opportunities in the community, among other... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:23 EST Bedlam Blood Drive to be held at AHS Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Wednesday, Oct. 29. A blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will occur at Altus High School. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:18 EST Watercolor Workshop with Bobby Avila Local Artist and Altus High School art specialist, Bobby Avila, will be presenting a Watercolor Workshop at the Altus Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28, and 30. The cost of the class is $30 and all materials will be... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:07 EST 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 Local girls attend flight training This week, in Vernon, Texas at the Wilbarger County airport, 30 ladies from around the world are gathering to receive flight training. Some of these ladies, including Mary Ann Pratt of Altus, are learning to fly for the very first time. There are two... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:21:08 EST Bulldogs face #1 again When the Bulldogs tee up the football Friday night on senior night against the Ardmore Tigers, it will be the 3rd time this season that the #1 team will line up against the Bulldogs. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:16 EST First time hunter drops 9 point buck Kyle Martin, 9, of Altus, crouched in a deer blind last Saturday, Oct. 23, on his first deer hunt ever. Holding the rifle for the very first time, at the end of its scope, Martin spotted his first wild game, 108 yards away, just as the sun was falling... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:18 EST 7th and 8th fall to Clinton CLINTON – The Altus Junior High 7th and 8th grade football teams took early leads in their games with Clinton only to watch the Reds come back for victories Tuesday night. The 7th Grade Dawgs lost 38-14 while the 8th grade team lost... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:15 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 Council receives water project update The Altus Municipal Authority received a presentation on the Holloway Well Project during the City Council meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 21., and members of Altus Air Force Base were appreciated for giving the Altus PD access to a base training facility. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:11:15 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 Former police officer Hansel pleads guilty District Attorney John Wampler reported today that former Altus Police Department Officer Russell J. Hansel, 43, entered a plea of guilty in Jackson County District Court to five felony counts and was taken into custody by the Jackson County... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:12 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 Committee of 100 welcomes AAFB newcomers Altus Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 members, and Altus Air Force Base leadership, welcomed new airmen, families, and recently deployed returnees with a big cook-out at Lucas Farms, on Monday, Oct. 20. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:14 EST Cross country boys take top spot in home meet, girls finish 2nd At their home Altus meet, Alan Ortiz and Gio Esmerado finish 1st and 2nd respectively to help the Bulldogs claim the team win for the cross country boys. Grace Hernke finished 3rd in individual standings to secure the 2nd place spot for the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:20 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