Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:17:31 EST 1800 Local Toastmaster leading statewide marketing campaign Red River Toastmasters Club's Distinguished Toastmaster, Doug Weeks was recently named the Lieutenant Governor of Marketing for District 16 which encompasses the entire State of Oklahoma. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Prince of Peace Catholic Church welcomes new Pastor Prince of Peace Catholic Church welcomes Fr. James Andrew Wickersham as their new pastor. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Saturday concert to benefit Altus Lions Club projects The Altus Lions Club will present 'The Whiskey Bent Band' in concert this Saturday, July 12, at the Altus City Auditorium. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Air Force Ball committee hosting cross-country race, kids fun run The 2014 Air Force Ball committee is hosting a cross-country “Back to School 5K/10K” race, and kids half-mile/2K fun run on August 2. Proceeds will go to benefit the 2014 Air Force Ball at Altus Air Force Base and will provide a free... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Update: Burglary victim escapes being held at gunpoint The Altus Police Department continues to investigate a burglary related shooting that occurred Tuesday morning, July 8, where a man, said to be a Department of Human Resources employee, was held at gunpoint for over 30 minutes. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Public invited to Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting Altus - Ray Miller, chairman, has announced the next Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting has been set for Thursday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at 1204 E Tamarack. The agenda includes a discussion on the drought, upcoming training for LEPC... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Three blood drives set in Altus next week Blood donors this summer will not only feel good when they donate with Texas Blood Institute (TBI), but each donor will also receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a “Feel Cool” T-shirt. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DA to hold public auction of forfeited items District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, July 13, and concluding on Wednesday, July 23. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners, Excise Board discuss county’s estimate of needs The Jackson County Commissioners held a joint meeting with the Jackson County Excise Board to discuss the county's estimate of needs for the 2014-15 FY, with elected officials on Monday, July 7, in the Commissioners Office of the Jackson County... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Southwest cotton crop looking really good, so far Welcome rains throughout June encouraged farmers to not only plant cotton where it will be irrigated, but dryland cotton has also been planted. So far, the future of the 2014 cotton season has a good start.. Cotton planted where irrigation wells will... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local Toastmaster honored as Competent Leader Toastmaster Anthony Bunch of the Altus Red River Toastmasters Club was recently recognized for completion of roles and projects designed to enhance his skills as a leader. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pets Of The Week Such special dogs this week with lots of love to give. All the animals can be seen at the Altus Animal Shelter, or online at or Hours are M-F (9-4:30) and Sat (8-12AM). For info, call Animal... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Are Oklahoma Schools Top-Heavy? The population of Le Flore County in southeastern Oklahoma is less than a tenth of Oklahoma County's population. Yet Le Flore has 17 school districts compared to Oklahoma County's 15. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Sugar Free Allstars to perform at library They're Back! After an absence of three years the Altus Public Library is thrilled to welcome back that dynamic duo of children's music, the Sugar Free Allstars. Chris and Rob will be... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST District 1 to seal coat county roads this week Several county roads will undergo construction next week starting on Tuesday, July 1. District 1 County Commissioner Marty Clinton stated that road crews will be seal coating the following county roads: North Park Lane, Heritage, W. Tamarack, and N. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Cotton crop off to a good start According to Jerry Goodson of the OSU Southwest Oklahoma Research and Extension Center in Altus, the 2014 Oklahoma cotton crop is off to a fair to good start in many places. With respect to precipitation, we are in good shape in many areas. We picked... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Upcoming blood drives announced Blood donors this summer will not only save lives when they donate with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), they'll also get two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a “Feel Cool” T-shirt. ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Crown Jewelry 30th Anniversary beings with Ambassadors ribbon ceremony Crown Jewelry kicked off their 30th Anniversary weekend on Thursday, June 27, with the Altus Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and guests for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Those in attendance entered to win various prizes and enjoyed cake and... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST New doctors coming to Jackson County Memorial At this week's regular meeting of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, it was announced by Brett Willey that pediatrician Dr. Greg Oji has signed a letter of intent. He also said that Dr. Kimberly Wirths, Family Practice, will... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s AHS Alumni Weekend in Altus It's that time of year again - time to reacquaint yourself with old friends and classmates during the annual Altus High Alumni Weekend. Events start today, is always held the 4th Saturday in June. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST