Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:30 EST 1800 Local artist to host gospel celebration concert Evangelist and Prophetess Bonita Massenberg will host a Gospel Celebration Concert on Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at Spirit Of The Lord Equipping Center, 1120 W. Wingfield St. in Altus. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:07 EST APD Officers promoted The Altus City Council was introduced to newly promoted Altus Police Officers during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and considered items on the consent agenda. Council also received and update on the Drought Proof Water Project, learning... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:19 EST Altus, area blood drives planned There's no substitute for blood needed by patients in local hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). In Altus, blood drives are planned at Altus Intermediate School on Monday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 6 p.m., and at Southwest Technology... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:18 EST Regional Water Resource Conference to be held in Sulpher The Red River Valley Association will conduct a one day Regional Water Resource Conference on Thursday, Aug. 28. It will be held at the Artesian Hotel in Sulpher from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lunch included. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:13 EST Animal awareness and critter courtesy Wildlife lives year round at Quartz Mountain. There may be hundreds of thousands of human visitors each year, but only two people live at Quartz Mountain. The rest of us are visitors. Some are frequent visitors (350 days a year) and others just come... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:06:10 EST Altus gas prices 2nd highest in state With approximately one month remaining before the start of the shift from more expensive summer blend gasoline (September 15) to the relatively less expensive winter blend, the national average price for regular gasoline... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:34:10 EST Local Toastmasters Club to host humorous speech contest The Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus will host their local Humorous Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest on Sept. 9 at the Southwest Technology Center. The contest will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Contestants for the local Toastmaster Club will... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:15 EST Early voting begins on Thursday New Oklahoma law changes 'early' voting to the prior Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; affects August Democratic Runoff Primary Election. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:43:07 EST 3rd Annual Blair Park Swing planned The 3rd Annual Blair Park Swing is planned for Sept. 12-13, at the Blair City Park. The event will kick-off on Friday evening Sept. 12, with a cornhole tournament and continue all day Saturday, Sept. 13th with a coed softball tournament. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:41:15 EST Commissioners request motor graders for County Road Machinery The Jackson County Commissioners requested to receive motor graders for each District through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and considered other items on the consent agenda during their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Commissioners... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:42:12 EST Holiday art class to be held at library The Shortgrass Art Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are offering a new art class, “Get Artsy for the Holidays,” with Lyn Taylor. The class is scheduled for Aug. 25, 26 & 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $30. No... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:52:12 EST Event provides shoes for 121 children Joseph's Closet held their second annual “Shoe Project” recently, and were happy to provide shoes for 121 children. Shown are the employees of Hibbett's and the Operation CARE and Joseph's Closet volunteers. Many thanks... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:51:12 EST Wheeler to perform at Giddy Up Gala Ashley Nicole Wheeler, former Miss Altus and now the reigning Miss Bricktown, along with the country swing entertainers “Wendell Sollis and The SIDEKICKS BAND” will perform at the annual “Giddy-Up Gala” on Friday, Aug. 22 at... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:49:08 EST Caswell makes initial appearance on charges relating to inappropriate acts with a child Jennifer Lynn Caswell (Sexton), 28, of Hollis, a former Hollis School teacher, was formally charged on Wednesday in Harmon County District Court with crimes alleging inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old male child, who was formerly one of... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:49:07 EST Newly promoted APD Officers to be introduced The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council will receive an introduction of newly promoted Altus Police Officers during their regular meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Those officers include Deputy Chief Bill Perkins, Captain... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:48:08 EST Animal Adoption event to be held next Saturday An animal adoption event is set for Aug. 23 in Altus. The Altus Animal Shelter will hold the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 500 Falcon Road in Altus next Saturday. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:07:25 EST 36th annual Great Plains Stampede Rodeo next weekend It's time once again for the annual Great Plains Stampede Rodeo and Western Heritage Week in Altus. Activities include a nightly rodeo beginning next Thursday, Aug. 21-23, as well as a cattle drive and parade. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:06:06 EST Cub Scout sign-ups set for Aug. 21 Boys in grades 1 through 5 are invited to join the local Cub Scouts. Pack 265 meets at Grace United Methodist Church every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:46:15 EST Hospital foundation awards scholarship Kathy King, a member of the Mac Mollison Scholarship Committee at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, presents a scholarship to Morgan Johns from Duke. Johns is a graduate nursing student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:46:13 EST Good News Revival planned at EBC Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 800 N. Forrest, invite you to be their guest at their “Good News Revival.” Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:17:05 EST