After last weeks ice and snow storms, drivers found that many roads were not cleared, and in some areas, were mostly a sheet of ice from Thursday to Monday. Where drivers are frustrated about the conditions, the Altus Street Department is still very active in keeping the roads as safe as possible.“This stuff got packed real tight,” said Street Commissioner Holmes Willis. “It was tough to keep up with. The traffic packs it down and makes it slick as ice.”
It’s that time of year again - when children write letters to Santa to let him know what they want for Christmas. Make sure Santa sees your little one’s lists by submitting those letters to the Altus Times.Letters to Santa will be published in the Altus Times on Sunday, Dec. 22. Deadline to get your child’s letters in print is next Thursday, Dec. 19.Local and area teachers are encouraged to submit their student’s letters as well.Letters...
Zachery and Sandy Beatty dropped off a big box of stuff animals yesterday to the Altus Times. The Times is collecting stuffed animals for their “Merry Beary Tree” seen here. All of the toys, and the tree, will be donated to needy children this Christmas. The Times will be taking stuffed toys through next Wednesday, Dec. 18. The Altus Times is located at 218 W. Commerce.
A Christmas Pet Adoption Sale is being held on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Saturday Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Altus Animal Control Center, 2200 Enterprise Drive, in Altus, to match new owners with lovable animals in need of new homes.
The Jackson County Commissioners and Jackson County Public Finance District, continued a year long discussion on Monday, Dec. 9, pertaining to the transfer of ownership of the Jackson County Expo Center. Both entities held a joint meeting to discuss the provisions to be included with the property transfer to the County Commissioners. The discussion was prompted last year when it was recognized that the lack of revenue at the Expo Center will lead to a continued depletion of funds.
Bald Eagles have arrived at Quartz Mountain State Park. Two mature bald eagles (white heads and tails) have been spotted the last several days in the cottonwood trees at Hicks Mountain boat ramp. An immature (no white head/tail feathers yet) has been observed soaring over Quartz Mountain, then over the Golf Course area. With this Arctic blast we had, lakes in South Dakota and Nebraska are freezing ...
The JCMH Food and Nutrition Services Department proudly announces a new meal-delivery model as its commitment to service excellence. ...
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