Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:07:27 EST 1800 Y’s time Move over baby boomers for a new generation with new ideas Here's a statistic from the U.S. Department of Labor that might shock you.By 2015 — that's next year — the largest age group in the United States work force will be those in their 20s. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Girl donates 20” of hair to ‘Locks of Love’ Isabelle Gloria donated 10 inches of her hair last summer, and another 10 inches this summer to Locks of Love. She has such a big heart for the Lord and it overflows through her actions for others. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST First night time Christmas parade planned for Altus It's Christmas in July! Or at least you should start planning for the 34th Annual Altus Christmas Parade, NOW! According to Christmas Parade Chairman Debbie Davis, Altus will be holding their first night time parade. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus woman in critical condition after Monday accident An Altus woman was admitted to the hospital in critical condition Monday after an accident east of Altus. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Voter Registration Deadline is Friday This Friday, Aug. 1, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 26 Democratic Runoff Primary Election, Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said today. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer blood drive to be held Aug. 5 at Community Center There's no substitute for blood needed by patients in local hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Altus community's blood drive Tuesday, Aug. 5, provides the opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old* to... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Painted Buntings spotted at Quartz Mountain Had the privilege of having a family of Painted Buntings stop by the Nature Center for their Sunday bath this week. Both the male and female were escorting three juveniles. The sprinkler was on rather low, with the water barely rising 15 inches in the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman crawls from burning vehicle after accident A personal injury accident south of Lone Wolf Sunday sent a woman to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unsafe speed on curve results in rollover accident near Granite A personal injury collision happened on Hwy 6 near CR 1410 one mile north of Granite on Saturday morning at approximately 8:10 a.m. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus AFB to break ground for KC-46 FTU ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE – A ground breaking ceremony for the incoming KC-46A Pegasus is scheduled to take place here at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus man in critical condition after falling asleep at the wheel on H.E. Bailey Turnpike An Altus man was injured in an accident on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike Saturday after he was said to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local Airman defends base in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan – A U.S. Air Force Airman from Altus successfully defended his forward operating base here during a more than four hour insurgent attack, July 17, 2014. Tech. Sgt. Matthew Treadwell, son of Greg and Sheila Treadwell of Snyder,... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST USDA Farm Bill Programs, Soil Health & Livestock Disaster Workshop to be held in Altus The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that NRCS, the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC), USDA agencies and the Jackson County Conservation District are partnering to hold a free conservation workshop and... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Directors Elected for Statewide City Management Association New Altus Assistant City Manger Greg Buckley was recently elected to the City Management Association of Oklahoma (CMAO) Board of Directors for 2014-15. Buckley is a past-president for CMAO. After an Altus City Council executive session on Thursday,... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perkins named new Deputy Chief of Police Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Perkins to the position of Deputy Chief of Police. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Free rain barrells to be given away Tuesday Free rain barrels are coming to Altus this coming Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m., according to Lloyd Colston, Altus Emergency Management Director. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners to consider cremation of deceased Altus resident The Jackson County Commissioners will consider cremation of a Jackson County resident who passed away over a year ago, and consider other items on the consent agenda during their regular meeting to be held 9 a.m. Monday, July 28, in the Commissioners... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escaped Granite inmate captured in Denison, Texas OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Regional Canola Conference to be held in Altus Agriculture producers mark your calendars for this year's Regional Canola Conference set for Wednesday, July 30. Discussion topics will include cultivar performance, insect and disease management, production management, weather outlook, U.S. and... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pathways intern takes public health initiative to local community Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a public health concern that is close at home in Oklahoma. Oklahoma's Infant Mortality Rate has exceeded the national rate consistently over the past decade. SIDS is the leading cause of infant mortality in... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST