Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:24:49 EST 1800 Homecoming week activities planned It's Homecoming Week for Altus High School. It is the time of year when students go all out and show their school spirit and celebrate being an Altus Bulldog, all leading up to crowning the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Activities, like themed... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:39:13 EST Arts ‘N Action this weekend in Frederick The Frederick Arts & Humanities Council is proud to present the 42nd Annual Arts 'N Action celebration, located at the Tillman County Courthouse square in Frederick on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. The day's festivities will... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:13 EST OWRB and Bureau of Reclamation to host inaugural Oklahoma Drought Challenge OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will host Oklahoma's inaugural Drought Challenge on Sept. 17 in the Atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:25 EST Wildlife to be found at Quartz Mountain Have you seen a Texas Horned Lizard a.k.a. a “Horny Toad” recently? If so, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation would like to know. Input “Oklahoma Wildlife Dept” and “citizen science” into your favorite... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:24 EST ‘Doing Business with the Government’ workshop set “The Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the United States,” Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Deputy District Director, said. “For small businesses, federal contracts can help smooth the peaks and valleys of business... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:59:11 EST Aldonians Kick Off Year The women of Aldonian have chosen “Oklahoma Strong” for their 2014-15 theme. They were kicking up their heels to celebrate our great state. Aldonians soon will be performing a puppet show at the Museum of the Western Prairie for the Altus... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:16 EST Commissioners approve REAP Grant Resolution The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, to consider items on the consent agenda. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:13 EST Retired Educators announce meetings The Jackson County Retired Educators Association recently planned its 2014-15 meeting schedule. Jan Shera, JCREA president, and the other officers invite all retired public education teachers, administrators, and support personnel to attend meetings... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:21 EST Garrison receives Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship Altus High School 2014 graduate, Chase Garrison, received a $10,000 scholarship for higher education from the Community for Education Foundation. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:11 EST Fundamentals of Photography Workshop offered at library Fundamentals of Photography will be offered at the Altus Public Library Sept. 22, 23 and 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $30. Camera and manual are required for the workshop. In addition, photographs taken recently should also be brought... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:58:12 EST ‘Home Town Hero’ takes flight with Thunderbirds While everyone from the ground watches the US Air Force Thunderbird Team perform dangerous maneuvers this weekend at the Altus AFB Open House, Altus Police Officer, Sergeant Brad Edmonds, got to cruise the Oklahoma sky aboard an F-16 Fighting Falcon... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:06:09 EST Quartz Mountain chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosts fundraising banquet The Quartz Mountain chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is holding its annual fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Quartz Mountain Resort. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:49:10 EST Corinth Baptist participating in ‘Back to Church Sunday’ “Back to Church Sunday”, part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Corinth Baptist Church. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21. Everyone is invited to... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:22:07 EST Bedlam Blood Drive comes to Altus Sept. 18 Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is bringing Bedlam to Altus with a game plan to save lives. Anyone, 16 years or older*, is urged to donate Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:53:08 EST Altus firefighters place at regional competition The Altus Firefighters' “Team Dr Pepper” traveled to Arlington, Texas this past weekend to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge Southwest Regional competition. This was Team Dr. Pepper's only regional competition... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:27:11 EST Livestock producers urged to enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:26:16 EST WINDS collecting donations for Life Services The Western Oklahoma State College WINDS program is proud to announce that they are collecting donations for Life Services at Pathways in Altus. Baby bottles serving as collection containers are located in the WINDS Success Center and in offices B24B... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:08:11 EST Car show and festival planned in Walters It is time again for our annual Car Cruz in Walters on Oct. 4. The theme this year is “Surfs Up” at the Walters Annual Car Cruz. There will be many changes this year besides the Car Show, Cruz and Burnout. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:13:15 EST Childhood Awareness Month proclaimed The month of September has been proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Altus, to remember those children who have lost their lives, or have been affected by the disease. Altus Mayor David Webb signed the proclamation on Thursday, Sept. 4, with... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:09:08 EST VFW offers scholarships through essay contests The Veterans of Foreign Wars State Commander Ron Gimando, and State Auxiliary President Jan Lawerence, announce the kick- off of this year's VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Essay contests. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 21:08:05 EST