Altus Times- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:31:12 EST 1800 International Finals Youth Rodeo registration opens April 1 SHAWNEE - Participant registration for the International Finals Youth Rodeo opens online at April 1. Offering more than $200,000 in prize money, the 23rd annual IFYR is July 5 through 10 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee,... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:21:43 EST Altus LEPC meeting set Altus - Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee are set to meet at noon on Wednesday, April 8 at 1204 E Tamarack. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:21:41 EST Altus welcomes Air Force Base newcomers The tradition continued last night as the Committee of 100 hosted a BBQ dinner catered by Billy Sims restaurant, at the Altus High School cafeteria. The Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100 and Altus Air Force Base leadership gathered to greet and... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:56:44 EST Blair Tames Tipton, 8-5 Braden Block drove in all 8 runs for Blair as they down Tipton, 8-5. Block was 3-4 at the plate and jogged around the bases twice after two long flies. Tyler Sensabaugh pitched 6 innings to get the win. Sensabaugh struck out 10 Tiger hitters and... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:56:42 EST Deadline to request absentee ballots approaches Registered voters in Jackson County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday's Eldorado Municipal General Election have until Wednesday at 5 p.m. to request one, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma in Concert at FBC Altus The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Altus on Thursday, April 16. Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Dr. Randy C. Lind, Worship and Music Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, is the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:46:42 EST Woman in critical condition after accident An early Sunday morning accident east of Gould sent a Childress, Texas man to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in critical condition. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:46:41 EST SWTC cosmetology students head to state SkillsUSA competition Recently the Southwest Technology Center Cosmetology Department held the SkillsUSA competition at the Altus campus. The SWTC cosmetology students did exceptionally well in the contest where many qualified for the state competition... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:51:41 EST Cowboy Jim Garling scheduled for two Altus performances The talented and personable Cowboy Jim Garling from Guthrie is scheduled for two Altus performances in the coming week. On Tuesday evening, March 31st, he will perform “Western Hits of the Silver Screen” as a part of the Annual Meeting of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:41 EST Learning what it means to foster Safe Homes for All Children (SHAC) will host a fostering hope for Altus event on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Altus Christian Academy, 1220 N. Grady. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:41 EST Emmanuel Baptist planning Easter program, service and egg hunt Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church invite you and your family to worship with them on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 10:40 a.m. Their choir will be presenting the Easter musical “Your Grace Still Amazes Me”... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:21:41 EST Parts of state needing rain most didn’t get the moisture needed For those of us that live and work here in southwestern Oklahoma, we don't have to see the news to know how bad the drought is. But the latest report released in mid-March... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:41:41 EST Gilbert to compete for national championship Inside a huge R.L. Turner High School gymnasium last Saturday in Dallas, TX, Jackson Von Gilbert won the Elks Hoop Shoot Southwest Region 11 free throw contest. Jackson, the Oklahoma state champion, was shooting against the state champions from... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:21:45 EST AHS track shows early season promise The Altus High School Lady Bulldog Track and Field team opened up their season in Vernon on Thursday night and came away with a 6th place finish in the 12 team field. The field included 9 Texas schools and 3 Oklahoma schools. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:21:43 EST Navajo slow pitch run-rules ranked Indiahoma Navajo put 3 on the board in the first inning and added 5 more in the second inning and Indiahoma never mounted a challenge as the Lady Indians got the run ruled victory 10-0. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:21:41 EST Go for Baroque concert set for April 9 The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council will present the “Go For Baroque Quartet” in concert on Thursday, April 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 East Commerce. This group features current and former members of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:51:41 EST Economic decline definitely felt At Thursday's Southwest Conference on Water Resources and Sustainability there was a lot to be said and a lot to be asked about the region's current chronic drought situation. A situation that is said to be as bad as the 1950s drought. The... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Rollins - A Taste of Cowboy Kent Rolllins, of nearby Hollis, grew up ranching in Oklahoma and has been cooking for cattle ranchers out of his authentic 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon for more than two decades. An acclaimed storyteller and poet, Kent has appeared on the Food... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:56:43 EST SWRE 2015 Youth Tour Winners Named Oliveah Juanes of Frederick High School and Tanner Vargas of Vernon High School have been named winners of Southwest Rural Electric Association's 2015 Youth Tour Contest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:51:41 EST Altus receives $2.3M water system loan$2.3M-water-system-loan OKLAHOMA CITY - The Altus Municipal Authority (Authority) received a $2,300,000 loan Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the community's water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the Drinking... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:51 EST