Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:11:19 EST 1800 Altus LEPC meeting set http://altustimes.com/news/news/152657181/Altus-LEPC-meeting-set Altus - Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee are set to meet at noon on Wednesday, April 8 at 1204 E Tamarack. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:21:41 EST Deadline to request absentee ballots approaches http://altustimes.com/news/news/152656535/Deadline-to-request-absentee-ballots-approaches Registered voters in Jackson County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday's Eldorado Municipal General Election have until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to request one, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma in Concert at FBC Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/152656153/Singing-Churchmen-of-Oklahoma-in-Concert-at-FBC-Altus The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Altus on Thursday, April 16. Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Dr. Randy C. Lind, Worship and Music Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, is the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:46:42 EST SWTC cosmetology students head to state SkillsUSA competition http://altustimes.com/news/news/152606203/SWTC-cosmetology-students-head-to-state-SkillsUSA-competition Recently the Southwest Technology Center Cosmetology Department held the SkillsUSA competition at the Altus campus. The SWTC cosmetology students did exceptionally well in the contest where many qualified for the state competition... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:51:41 EST Cowboy Jim Garling scheduled for two Altus performances http://altustimes.com/news/news/152587879/Cowboy-Jim-Garling-scheduled-for-two-Altus-performances The talented and personable Cowboy Jim Garling from Guthrie is scheduled for two Altus performances in the coming week. On Tuesday evening, March 31st, he will perform “Western Hits of the Silver Screen” as a part of the Annual Meeting of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:41 EST Learning what it means to foster http://altustimes.com/news/news/152608987/Learning-what-it-means-to-foster Safe Homes for All Children (SHAC) will host a fostering hope for Altus event on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Altus Christian Academy, 1220 N. Grady. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:41 EST Emmanuel Baptist planning Easter program, service and egg hunt http://altustimes.com/news/news/152608793/Emmanuel-Baptist-planning-Easter-program-service-and-egg-hunt Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church invite you and your family to worship with them on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 10:40 a.m. Their choir will be presenting the Easter musical “Your Grace Still Amazes Me”... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:21:41 EST Parts of state needing rain most didn’t get the moisture needed http://altustimes.com/news/news/152607564/Parts-of-state-needing-rain-most-didnt-get-the-moisture-needed For those of us that live and work here in southwestern Oklahoma, we don't have to see the news to know how bad the drought is. But the latest report released in mid-March... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:41:41 EST SWRE 2015 Youth Tour Winners Named http://altustimes.com/news/news/152565723/SWRE-2015-Youth-Tour-Winners-Named Oliveah Juanes of Frederick High School and Tanner Vargas of Vernon High School have been named winners of Southwest Rural Electric Association's 2015 Youth Tour Contest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:51:41 EST Altus receives $2.3M water system loan http://altustimes.com/news/news/152587906/Altus-receives-$2.3M-water-system-loan OKLAHOMA CITY - The Altus Municipal Authority (Authority) received a $2,300,000 loan Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the community's water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the Drinking... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:51 EST Public speaking world champion coming to Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/152588299/Public-speaking-world-champion-coming-to-Altus Dave Ross will be the featured speaker during the Red River Toastmasters Open House, Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Technology Center. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this Open House, meet Mr. Ross, and enjoy a sample... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:49 EST Stained glass workshop to be held at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/152580404/Stained-glass-workshop-to-be-held-at-library Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are sponsoring a “Stained Glass Workshop” for Adults with Oklahoma Stained Glass Artist, Stefani Nachatilo, on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., and April 7 & 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:48 EST Too Good To ‘Bee’ True http://altustimes.com/news/news/152598067/Too-Good-To-Bee-True The “GRATE” Altus Spelling Bee will be too good to “bee” true! Come and see for yourself on Saturday, March 28, at the Western Oklahoma State College Band Room. Enter by the Herschel Crow Fine Arts Auditorium on the north side. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:47 EST Special council meeting set http://altustimes.com/news/news/152585888/Special-council-meeting-set Notice has been given of a special meeting of the Altus City Council on Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:46 EST JCMH Pediatric Clinic getting new doctor http://altustimes.com/news/news/152587224/JCMH-Pediatric-Clinic-getting-new-doctor At this week's Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees meeting, Brett Willey reported on physician recruitment. Willey said that Dr. Liladhar Kashyap, Pediatrician, will join the JCMH Pediatric Clinic in July or August. He... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:42 EST Dulaney’s become WOSC Foundation President’s Partner http://altustimes.com/news/news/152578197/Dulaneys-become-WOSC-Foundation-Presidents-Partner Jeri Thornton-Dulaney and John Dulaney recently became the newest participants in the President's Partner Program with the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation, Inc. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:43 EST ‘I am a Church Member’ Conference set at Emmanuel Baptist CHurch http://altustimes.com/news/news/152588915/I-am-a-Church-Member-Conference-set-at-Emmanuel-Baptist-CHurch Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hostinig an “I am a Church Member” Conference on Sunday, April 12. Special guest will be Ralph Chapman. Chapman is a gifted speaker, former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and has pastored several... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:42 EST Local Toastmaster receives Advanced Leader Silver Award http://altustimes.com/news/news/152540596/Local-Toastmaster-receives-Advanced-Leader-Silver-Award Paula Weeks of Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus recently received her Advanced Leader Silver Award for completion of advanced leadership roles and projects within the organization. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:01:42 EST Easter service set at Martha Road Baptist http://altustimes.com/news/news/152544441/Easter-service-set-at-Martha-Road-Baptist Martha Road Baptist Church invites the community to join them on April 5 for a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter worship services will e held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Homelessness is a community issue http://altustimes.com/news/news/152546572/Homelessness-is-a-community-issue Amanda Bernasconi, Emergency Solutions Coordinator of Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. is on a mission to bring awareness and create impactful change towards homelessness in Altus and surrounding communities. In her efforts to bring awareness not... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:01:41 EST