Altus Times- RSS Feed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:44:59 EST 1800 Granite escapee captured An Oklahoma State Reformatory escapee was captured on Tuesday, Sept. 22, when local law enforcement saw the inmate riding a stolen bicycle through Altus. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:14:06 EST Police investigate overnight burglaries Altus Police are investigating two separate first degree burglaries and an attempted first degree burglary which happened overnight. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:46:25 EST Navajo Wins Hammon tourney The surging Navajo baseball Indians are warming up at the right time going into regionals. Over the weekend the Navajo got the best of host Hammon, class B's 7th ranked team, twice in the double elimination tournament to claim the trophy for the... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:13:15 EST Commissioners receive 2-year bridge inspection review Jackson County Commissioners met with bridge inspectors to discuss their two-year routine inspections, and consider items on their consent agenda, during their regular meeting on Monday, Sept 22. The Circuit Engineering District-7 bridge inspectors... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:13:14 EST Rotary Club donates to Will To Run The Altus Rotary Club made a generous donation of $3020 to the Will To Run fundraising effort to help William McCaskill, II, of Altus attend the World Athletics Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:12:12 EST Tops in Blue to perform in Altus ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The U.S. Air Force's premier entertainment showcase, Tops in Blue, is offering a free night of family entertainment on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., at the Western Oklahoma State College auditorium in... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:39:10 EST Utility customer charge not recommended The City of Altus Utility Committee voted to not recommend to Council any changes to the current electric rates or billing after a discussion during a Committee meeting that was held Monday. The Committee met to discuss revisions to an Emergency... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:38:12 EST Caution: Deer on the move They grow up so fast. This year's crop of fawns are nearly as tall as their does and the white spots that helped camouflage them are nearly gone. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:38:09 EST Cotton Festival to be held in Frederick Nov. 1 The Frederick Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its seventh annual Cotton Festival to be held on Saturday, Nov. 1. There will be activities throughout the entire day which include the Chili Cook-Off, entertainment, Little Miss Cotton Bowl Pageant,... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:38:08 EST Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women to host 5th annual Beans & Baskets fundraiser The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will host their 5th Annual Beans & Baskets Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Expo Center. The keynote speaker for this year's event will be Congressman James Lankford,... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:02:17 EST ‘Clean Up Altus’ event set for Sept. 27 “Clean Up Altus,” the city-wide cleanup event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road between 8-9 a.m., on the East side, to register and pick up their... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:32:09 EST Fundraiser set for Stephen Booker “Team Booker” has organized a “Bookin'it for Booker Run/Walk” fund-raising event for the weekend of Oct. 10-11, to show support for Stephen Booker of Altus, who is currently being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:08:08 EST Social Security program to be held at library One of the easiest ways to apply for Social Securtiy Benefits is on the government web site: The Altus Public Library is hosting a program Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. with two representatives from the Social Security Administration to... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:05:09 EST 4-H Honors and Awards Reception set Jackson County 4-H members, parents, leaders and supporters are looking forward to the annual First National Bank 4-H Honors and Awards Reception, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the WOSC Multi-Purpose Room. Doors to the reception... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:15:10 EST Altus hangs on to beat Elk City 20-19 The Bulldogs hold on to beat Elk City 20-19 in maybe the strangest game I've ever seen. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:30:04 EST Cooper, Rogers crowned homecoming royalty Crystal Cooper was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday's game. She is shown here being escorted by Homecoming King, Aaron Rogers. Crystal is the daugther of Opie Cooper and Tammy & Robert Clements. Aaron is the son of... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:23:08 EST Skippy the Scooter and Walker-Bait If you are not a fan of the AMC TV series The Walking Dead you may have never heard of “walkers.” These are the living dead—zombies who are taking over the world as they eat their way through the last surviving normal (whatever that... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:14:09 EST Public Forum planned at Western Western Oklahoma State College invites the community to a Public Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Center at the college. The forum is one of several meetings scheduled with the Western campus and community during the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:13 EST AgPreference donates over $20,000 to area food banks$20000-to-area-food-banks ALTUS— AgPreference, ACA, a cooperative Farm Credit System financial institution, serving farmers, ranchers, rural businesses, and rural homeowners throughout southwest Oklahoma today announced a donation of $10,000 to the Tamarack Road Church... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:53:07 EST Driver burned when engine catches fire A Hollis man was transported to the Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City yesterday after his vehicle caught fire while driving. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:54:10 EST