Altus Times- RSS Feed http://altustimes.com/ http://altustimes.com/ Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:59:40 EST 1800 Basketball Postseason means baseball preseason … http://altustimes.com/news/sports/152068846/Basketball-Postseason-means-baseball-preseason Basketball Postseason means baseball preseason … means wrestling postseason means spring football season means swimming postseason means golf, tennis, track and field, soccer, softball seasons. At least on the local level of the sporting world. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:56:41 EST A True Family Affair http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/152057463/A-True-Family-Affair This year's Jr. Livestock Show, which starts tomorrow at the Expo Center, has an estimated 300 animals for entry. It's an exciting time for all the youth and families involved. There is one family with a long history connected to this event and they... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:47 EST Great Western Cattle Trail annual meeting to be held in Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/152066423/Great-Western-Cattle-Trail-annual-meeting-to-be-held-in-Altus Members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Great Western Cattle Trail Association met Saturday, Feb. 21 in the home of Sandra and LeRoy Jones in Mountain View to work on plans for the annual meeting of the National Great Western Cattle Trail Association. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:46 EST Duffy named Altus Schools Employee of the Month for February http://altustimes.com/news/news/152054732/Duffy-named-Altus-Schools-Employee-of-the-Month-for-February Christy Duffy was recognized on Wednesday as the February Employee of the Month for Altus Public Schools. Stockman's Bank President Danna Robinson was on hand to present the award and a $100 bill to Duffy. Christy, a 16-year employee of Altus... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:44 EST Local gymnasts finish first http://altustimes.com/news/sports/152068032/Local-gymnasts-finish-first Whitaker's Extreme Gymnastics Competed in Carrollton Texas on Feb. 7, and in Arlington Texas on Feb. 21. Each gymnast from Whitaker's Xtreme Team performed at a high level which resulted in several awards. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:51:42 EST Water Solutions on the Horizon http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/152054477/Water-Solutions-on-the-Horizon As many citizens of Altus are already aware, water has been on the minds of those in Altus and the surrounding area for the last few years. The City of Altus and other partners in the community have been working diligently to solve these issues, and,... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:41:41 EST Altus Times: We have an app (and more) for that http://altustimes.com/news/news/152056841/Altus-Times:-We-have-an-app-(and-more)-for-that Altus Times readers already know they can visit www.altustimes.com for the latest in local news, sports, and more, but did you know there is also an Altus Times app? You can download the app from the Google Play Store or iTunes for free, right to your... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:36:43 EST Bulldogs send 9 wrestlers to State http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/152046232/Bulldogs-send-9-wrestlers-to-State AHS wrestlers head to the State Fair Grounds Arena this weekend for the wrestling state championships. 9 Bulldogs qualified for the state tournament. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:50 EST Area musicians chosen for Western Master Class with Whang http://altustimes.com/news/news/152023399/Area-musicians-chosen-for-Western-Master-Class-with-Whang Three lucky pianists from the Altus area will play for the Thursday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. master class with Cameron University piano faculty and McMahon Endowed Chair in Music, Hyunsoon Wang at Western Oklahoma State College in the Herschal H. Crow Fine... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:48 EST Western tie down ropers dominate Long Round at KSU http://altustimes.com/news/sports/152029488/Western-tie-down-ropers-dominate-Long-Round-at-KSU The Western Oklahoma State College Rodeo Team traveled to Kansas State University last weekend for the first college rodeo of the spring season. Quite obviously, the men's team came back strong from the winter break as... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:47 EST Free workshop on managing chronic health problems http://altustimes.com/news/news/152022987/Free-workshop-on-managing-chronic-health-problems According to April Collom, Jackson County Health Educator, the Jackson County Health Department is offering a Living Longer, Living Stronger workshop in Altus next month. The free workshop will teach practical skills for managing chronic health... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:45 EST Cart stolen from golf course http://altustimes.com/news/news/152046016/Cart-stolen-from-golf-course Altus Police are investigating a burglary and theft of a golf cart at the Altus Greens Golf Course, located on the east edge of Altus. Police believe the burglary occurred sometime early Saturday morning. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:44 EST Area Schools in Area Tournaments http://altustimes.com/news/sports/152047626/Area-Schools-in-Area-Tournaments Area small schools have battled their way into the Area Tournaments. Tipton boys, Regional Champions, will face Ft. Cobb-Broxton Friday at 8 p.m. in Cache. The winner of that game immediately goes to State. On Thursday,... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:43 EST Jackson County 4-H Air Rifle Air Pistol State Contest http://altustimes.com/news/news/152030347/Jackson-County-4-H-Air-Rifle-Air-Pistol-State-Contest Jackson County Shooter Sports Club, Air Rifle/Air Pistol division, attended the State 4-H Air Rifle Air Pistol competition on Jan. 31 at Kingfisher, OK. Jackson County 4-H had 4 youth participate in the event with all of them placing in their age... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:41:41 EST AHS swimboys are STATE CHAMPS http://altustimes.com/news/sports/152020639/AHS-swimboys-are-STATE-CHAMPS The class 2014 -2015 5A swimming STATE CHAMPIONSHIP trophy rode the Bulldog blue charter bus to its new home in Altus this weekend. The Bulldogs performed above expectations as the boys broke records on their way to claim the title by over 100 team... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:41:41 EST 4-H group holds Rockin’ Rabbit Show http://altustimes.com/news/news/152018561/4-H-group-holds-Rockin-Rabbit-Show The Rockin' Rabbit Club members held their 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Altus Expo Center. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:51:44 EST Snow and sleet hit Altus http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/152006333/Snow-and-sleet-hit-Altus A winter storm dumped snow and sleet across the state Monday. Some areas of the state were hit harder than others, with school and other closings. Locally, Western Oklahoma State College started classes late, but Altus Schools remained in session. The... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:51:43 EST No Bully Zone http://altustimes.com/news/news/152008660/No-Bully-Zone In recent years we have seen more public attention drawn to bullying, but it's not enough. What some may remember as just playground teasing among children has escalated to severe heights and we're now experiencing a bullying epidemic. A small town... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:51:41 EST Main Street Altus membership drive under way http://altustimes.com/news/news/151953855/Main-Street-Altus-membership-drive-under-way Main Street Altus Membership Drive is under way. Connie McQuinn, Organization chair, and Main Street Altus board member Vicki Smades are shown preparing for the Main Street Altus' Annual Membership drive. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:36:41 EST Survey passed with no deficiencies http://altustimes.com/news/news/151953590/Survey-passed-with-no-deficiencies Tamarack Assisted Living Center recently passed the 2015 Oklahoma State Survey which is administered yearly by the Oklahoma State Health Department with zero deficiencies. This comprehensive survey includes elements such as looking at the physical... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:31:41 EST