Altus Times- RSS Feed Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:01:02 EST 1800 Local Toastmaster receives Advanced Communicator Bronze Altus Toastmaster and Area K-2 Governor, Marty Vincent of the Red River Toastmasters Club was recently recognized for completion of projects designed to enhance her skills as an Advanced Communicator. Sun, 27 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 Council appoints Buckley as Acting City Manager The Altus City Council appointed the new Assistant City Manager as Acting City Manager during their special meeting on Thursday, July 24, during the interim until the City Council hires a new City Manager. Fri, 25 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 Road Trip Wrestling for Altus Bulldogs Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thunder Care project could boost morale amidst community violence An Altus man hopes to bring the local community together during a time when the community has weathered drought conditions, and as of late, numerous shooting incidents. Dan Goodson, III., is working to bring a new basketball court to Altus for... 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 Investigation continues into parachute jump accident Frederick Army Air Field - Following up on the loss of team member Captain (Retired) James Yost, the WW II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) has continued its investigation into the July 22 events that resulted in the death of valued team member James... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus Times print edition has new look The print edition of the Altus Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Formal arraignment for Allen set for Sept.2 The preliminary hearing for Garland Paul Allen, 49, of Altus, was held Tuesday in Jackson County District Court. He has been charged with 2nd degree murder. Allen was ordered to stand trial for the 2001 murder of his ex-wife Tracy Lynn Allen who went... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Entries ready for new ‘chair’-ity event Progress on the Altus Lions Club's “Chair-ity Auction Fun-Raiser” by participating merchants is going strong. The event, which offers decorated chairs with gift baskets, will be held this Saturday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inmate escapes from Granite prison GRANITE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman falls out of pickup onto highway A Hobart woman, Ruth Studdard, 36, was hospitalized after falling out of moving pickup truck on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jackson County Fair dates, events announced Organizers for this year's Jackson County Fair has announced the dates to be Sept. 3-6, with the theme “Keep Calm and Fair On at the Jackson County Fair”. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman hospitalized after dog attack An Altus woman was transported by EMS personnel to Jackson County Memorial Hospital, and later flown to an OKC hospital, with severe injuries after she was attacked by several dogs. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST