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Chamber Chairman honors Ybarras for Operation C.A.R.E. service

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times has been featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners. Our sixth installment is about Ruben and Angela Ybarra who won the Chairman’s Award … more

Baptist churches join for Winter Bible Study

Staff Report The congregations of the Martha Road Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church are hosting a series of Bible studies Jan. 13-16. John Taylor from Frederick will be leading the … more

What to watch for during peak home fire months

According to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFTA, December, January and February are the peak months for heating-related fires. Heating is the second leading cause of fires in the … more

Pets of the Week

Libby is a sweet Young adult (F) mixed breed dog. She’s a happy gal with lots of smiles. They think she looks like a young adult (F) mixed breed. She has a sweet personality. Just think about … more

Crime report Dec. 19-27

Arrests Wednesday, Dec. 19 Leticia Benitez, 31, possession of paraphernalia. Leegia Fixico, 43, aggravated driving under the influence. Friday, Dec. 21 Timothy Looper, 63, distribution … more

Plan ahead for safe New Year’s celebration

As you prepare for your New Year’s celebrations, whether you’re planning to involve alcohol or not, it’s always a good idea to be cautious of the roads on New Year’s … more

Cameron hosts Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration

Staff Report Tickets are now on sale for Cameron University and Cameron Campus Ministry’s 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration banquet. This year’s keynote speaker is … more

Police arrest shooting suspect

Staff Reports Altus police have arrested a man who they believe is responsible for a recent shooting that sent one man to Jackson County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, … more

SWODA presents service awards

Staff Report The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Board of Trustees honored the service of nine board members and three SWODA employees at the monthly meeting held Tuesday, … more

Chamber honors Smith for volunteer time, talent

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times has been featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners. Our fifth installment is about Nub Smith who won the Excellence in Philanthropy Through … more

Fire burns old structure

A structure fire near the south entrance of Altus Air Force Base and just south of a propane storage facility had fire officials worried Thursday morning. But 30 mph north winds fanned the flames … more

Government shutdown doesn’t affect AAFB

Staff Report In case you wondered, Altus Air Force Base Airmen and civilian employees will not be affected by the partial government shutdown. However, funding for the departments of … more

Early deadline for Jan. 2 edition

The Altus Times had early deadlines for the Jan. 2, 2019 edition because of the New Year’s Day holiday. The advertising, legal notice and classified deadlines for the Jan. 2 issue were on … more

Hastings makes All State band for 2nd time

Staff Report Altus High School student Ethan Hastings was named to the Oklahoma All State Honor Band for the second year in a row last week. The Oklahoma Music Educators Association annouced … more

Students make SWOSU honor rolls

Honor rolls at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre have been announced for the 2018 fall semester. An undergraduate student earning all A’s in 12 or more hours … more

Christmas crafts at Altus Public Library

Thursday, Altus Public Library hosted a free Do It Yourself ornaments event for children. Children were encouraged to be creative when making their ornaments and use paper, pipe cleaners, foam … more

Aldonians attend ‘Mary Poppins’ production

The Aldonian Club had two successful meetings in the last two months. In November, the club met at the home of Candace Braddock on Nov. 2. Allison Templer presented a program on Nature. She showed … more

Ring in 2019 with fireworks, live music

If you’re looking for a party to help ring in the new year, you don’t have to host one yourself. The 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. … more

Pets of the Week

Meet Aspen and little Fable. They are two very unique souls who need homes. They are both sweet and have the potential for becoming a wonderful family member. It’s still time for them to find … more

Relay for Life event promotes reaching resolutions and cancer prevention

As you think about writing that list of New Year’s resolutions, add “attend Freezin’ for a Reason” to get a leg-up on those goals for 2019. On Jan. 19, 2019, Relay for Life … more
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