Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:28:04 EST 1800 McCall wins 1965 Ford Mustang Zelda McCall of Altus is the winner of the 1965 Ford Mustang. She won the car during the 50th Anniversary Mustang Celebration at the Wilmes Ford Superstore in Altus. Over 900 people registered for a chance to win this restored piece of Mustang... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:30:09 EST Christmas Services at Prince of Peace Catholic Church You are invited to worship with the Prince of Peace Catholic Church this Christmas! Come join them as they rejoice in the joy of Jesus' birth and the peace that comes from God's love, God's presence, and God's... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:57:12 EST Airmen share experiences in first Storytellers event ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — Altus AFB hosted a Storytellers event at the Freedom Community Center, Dec. 17, 2014. The event consisted of a free brunch and five guest speakers telling their personal stories. This event allowed Airmen to share their... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:41:04 EST (No heading) Recent rains have enhanced winter wheat and canola growing across southwestern Oklahoma. James Brockriede's canola crop east of Frederick in Tillman County was planted in a dry soil back in September, but later rains have helped the crop to... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:39:03 EST Businesses donate food for homeless Angels Care Home Health donated canned food and non-perishable items to Operation Care Ministries on Friday, Dec. 19. Their donations will be able to feed 15 to 20 families in the Altus area, adding to the Operation Care Food Bank. Operation Care,... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:14:06 EST Commissioners approve road and bridge material bids The Jackson County Commissioners approved bids for road and bridge materials, tires, and herbicides, during their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 22. Board of County Commissioners Chairman, Cary Carrell, presented recommended bids for various items,... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:13:15 EST Nettie Sumrow Nettie L. Sumrow, 85, Duke passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Lexington, Texas. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Duke Church of Christ with Gary Bodine officiating. Burial will follow in the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:21:08 EST Prizes presented to Parade Winners The Altus Christmas Parade Action Committee presented check prizes to the best decorated floats in the 33 Annual Christmas Parade, “A Christmas Night of Lights,” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Altus Chamber of Commerce. Prizes were awarded... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:39:06 EST Holiday Blood Drives being held this week Four local blood drives will be taking place this week, giving everyone the opportunity to come out and give blood. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST A Christmas Night of Lights Crowds lined Main Street to see Altus' first night-time parade, “A Christmas Night of Lights.” Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:24:09 EST Former pastor arrested for child sexual assault A former Altus pastor was arrested on a felony warrant Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16, on a complaint of Child Sexual Abuse. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Man robbed after being hit in face with bat Altus Police are investigating a robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon that was reported Monday night, shortly before 9 p.m., in the 1000 block of N. Jackson. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:36:06 EST Commissioners appoint Dr. Leverett to JCMH Board The Jackson County Commissioners opened bids for road and bridge materials, tires, and herbicides for 2015, and considered other items on the agenda during their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 15. Commissioners voted to take all bids under advisement... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:16 EST Third annual ‘Wrap for Toys’ event held The third annual “Wrap for Toys” event was held Saturday at the Altus Community Center. This event was the dream of former Altus-born residence, Blake Evan Lopez, an up and coming young rap star known as “2Throw'd”... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:17 EST Blood emergency declared across state Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has declared a blood emergency across the state as its supply has reached a less than one-day supply. Declines in blood donation have left the blood inventory critically low. “The need for donation is constant,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:14 EST Roger Doyle Roger Dale Doyle, 69, of Eldorado, passed away yesterday, Friday December 12, 2014, in Denton, Texas. Services are pending with Kincannon Funeral Home. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:38:07 EST Sandy Hook remembered Mrs. Bull's 2nd grade class of Duke Public Schools remembered the children and teachers who were killed or injured 2 years ago in the Sandy Hook shooting, by wearing green ribbons on Friday, Dec. 12. The 2nd grade class says, “A special... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:35:03 EST Ag producers attend 2nd Farm Bill meeting The USDA Farm Service Agency held an informational meeting for local farmers on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Western Oklahoma State College, to discuss coverage options related to the Farm Bill. Representatives from the USDA and Jackson County OSU Extension... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:02:03 EST Fire dept. continues coat drive Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:05:17 EST Country Kitchen to place Wreath First United Methodist Church Country Kitchen volunteers have contributed to the local Wreaths across America project. The objective is to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran of the US Armed Services. Locally, the project was undertaken by... 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