Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 1 Nov 2014 04:48:02 EST 1800 Looking for your positive stories of inspiration and good will http://altustimes.com/news/news/150362210/Looking-for-your-positive-stories-of-inspiration-and-good-will Do you have a positive story of inspiration and good will you would love to share, one that will bring hope and encouragement to others? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:17:06 EST W. Tamarack Road to be closed tomorrow http://altustimes.com/news/news/150358521/W.-Tamarack-Road-to-be-closed-tomorrow W. Tamarack Road will be closed from Flamingo to Market Road on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Altus Power Director Dan Scott reported that their new transformer will being delivered and installed at the West Tamarack Substation. The transformer will need... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:04 EST Gala in the Garden on Thursday http://altustimes.com/news/news/150328700/Gala-in-the-Garden-on-Thursday The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council's annual Membership Gala in the Garden will be held this Thursday night, Oct. 30. This is their annual membership event, and everyone is very welcome and invited. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:08 EST It’s open enrollment time for Medicare http://altustimes.com/news/news/150328914/Its-open-enrollment-time-for-Medicare October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year's Medicare open enrollment period. It's the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:07 EST CORRECTION http://altustimes.com/news/news/150338425/CORRECTION The Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued a correction about an accident that was reported in the Altus Times this past week. The original article reported that a man driving a Kenworth truck at an unsafe speed rear ended a car with two child passengers in... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:02:31 EST JCHD get creative about Breast Cancer Awareness http://altustimes.com/news/news/150337422/JCHD-get-creative-about-Breast-Cancer-Awareness Slogans like, “Treasure you chest. Get the test,” and “Save the Hooters!” are among the many pink ribbons that adorn the hallways inside the Jackson County Health Department to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, and to remember... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:19 EST Altus native prepares for senior show at USAO http://altustimes.com/news/news/150338166/Altus-native-prepares-for-senior-show-at-USAO CHICKASHA – Altus native Ted Conley is one of four senior bachelor of fine arts candidates whose work will be on display in an upcoming show, titled raw,at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:18 EST Poetry Slam to be held at Western’s LRC http://altustimes.com/news/news/150335832/Poetry-Slam-to-be-held-at-Westerns-LRC Western Oklahoma State College's Library, the Learning Resources Center will host its third Poetry Slam on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the LRC. Students and patrons are invited to submit their original poetry for the annual competition and a chance to... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:33:03 EST Many summer season birds have left http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325701/Many-summer-season-birds-have-left As October draws to a close, many of the summer season birds have left. There hasn't been a hummingbird at the QM Grocery store feeders for over a week. Not a scissor-tailed nor a turkey vulture were seen all weekend. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:25:08 EST Author to hold book signing at The Enchanted Door http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325792/Author-to-hold-book-signing-at-The-Enchanted-Door Author Rochelle Beam will hold a book signing event on Nov. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Enchanged Door's Christmas Open House. The Enchanted Door is located at 111 W. Commerce in Altus. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:24:11 EST Voters can see sample ballots at Jackson County Election Board http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325633/Voters-can-see-sample-ballots-at-Jackson-County-Election-Board Sample ballots are now available at the Jackson County Election Board office for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the General Election on Nov. 4. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:29:13 EST Great Plains Friends of NRA banquet set for Nov. 8 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325490/Great-Plains-Friends-of-NRA-banquet-set-for-Nov.-8 The doors to the Blair banquet room in Blair will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 for the Great Plains Friends of NRA banquet. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:28:13 EST General election absentee deadline tomorrow http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325530/General-election-absentee-deadline-tomorrow Voters have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail in the Nov. 4 General Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:24:16 EST County to remove dead trees from roadways http://altustimes.com/news/news/150310110/County-to-remove-dead-trees-from-roadways Jackson County Commissioners approved an agreement during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, to remove dead trees that could be hazardous to drivers on roadways in District 1, among other agenda items. Chairman of the Board of County... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:24:19 EST Rehearsals under way for holiday music program http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289959/Rehearsals-under-way-for-holiday-music-program In preparation for its annual holiday music program, the WOSC Western Choral program invites the campus and community to Community Chorus rehearsal every Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Western's choir room in (H-11). Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:07:02 EST Altus AFB to conduct active shooter exercise http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289758/Altus-AFB-to-conduct-active-shooter-exercise 10/24/2014 - ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 97th Air Mobility Wing will conduct an active shooter exercise Nov. 5, 2014. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:41:08 EST Master’s Voice to perform during series of meetings at Emmanuel Baptist Church http://altustimes.com/news/news/150301332/Masters-Voice-to-perform-during-series-of-meetings-at-Emmanuel-Baptist-Church Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of Emmanuel Baptist Church invite all to a series of meetings and concert with Master's Voice. The dates are Nov 2-5. On Sunday, Nov. 2, Master's Voice will be leading the morning worship service at... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:42:04 EST Rear ending accident sends kids to hospital http://altustimes.com/news/news/150301239/Rear-ending-accident-sends-kids-to-hospital A man driving a Kenworth truck at an unsafe speed rear ended a car with two child passengers in it, causing the vehicle to leave the road. The driver and two children were all taken to the hospital. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:38:05 EST EDC discusses development opportunities http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289387/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289416/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