Altus Times- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:33:18 EST 1800 ‘Road To Rio’ raises $4,600 for Will To Run$4600-for-Will-To-Run The Will To Run “Road to Rio” Fitness Competition was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Altus, where local athletes pushed themselves to their limits for a fundraising cause to send William McCaskill, II., of Altus, to the World Athletics... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:51:14 EST ‘Seat Check Saturday’ Event in Altus a Major Success The Altus Fire Department and Jackson County Health Department reported that 12 car seats were inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and 16 new car seats were distributed during the recent car seat check event at Altus Fire Station... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:55:19 EST Patricia Ann Crosswhite Patricia Ann Crosswhite died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Hennessey. Services will include a prayer vigil Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., and Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Both will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:01:13 EST Altus man arrested on child rape charges Altus Police arrested a 19-year-old man, Imashay Don Shivers, on complaints of 1st degree rape, rape by instrumentation, and resisting arrest. Investigators went the suspects residence at 1229 West Davis Monday afternoon at around 2 p.m. to serve a... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:51:17 EST Beach takes oath of office at hospital board meeting At this past week's regualr meeting of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, Gary Beach took the oath of office after being appointed by the Jackson County Commissioners to serve as a member of the JCMH Board of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:16 EST Fall migrations have started Fall migrations have started. Many summer-resident hummingbirds have started their trip to Mexico. Others that summer in more northern locales are stopping in at area feeders for a much needed pit stop. Please keep you hummingbird feeders up, clean... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:10 EST Navajo Wins district Navajo battled back through the losers' bracket beating Fletcher twice to win district. Curtis Goodson was big on the hill gaining his 7th win and staying undefeated. He also added a 2-3 game at bat with 2 runs scored. Prince Silva was 3-3 and... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:49:10 EST Altus Track Booster Club holding Intermediate/Elementary Meet The Altus Track Booster Club will be hosting 6th grade and below Intermediate/Elementary 1600 Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will be held on the north side of Western Oklahoma State College. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:48:07 EST Man pleas guilty to second degree murder A former Altus man, Garland Allen, 49, entered a plea of guilty on two counts of 2nd degree murder on Thursday, Sept. 26, during a plea hearing at Jackson County Courthouse, making a 13-year cold case officially closed. Allen was sentenced to 40 years... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:51:14 EST Cleanup Altus counts over 170 volunteers Over 170 volunteers helped “Cleanup Altus,” in this past weekend's city-wide cleanup event. The event was a success due to the volunteer efforts of Altus Air Force Base, Western Oklahoma State College, NBC Oklahoma, Tamarack Road... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:18 EST Dr. Chesser to speak at Rotary Club Ronald Keith Chesser, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker for this coming Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting.“This will be an amazing program and very timely,” said Rotarian of the day John Horschler. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:30:10 EST (No heading) As of press time, two people were still being sought by local authorities after multiple arrests on Friday. According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, warrants were issued for eight individuals in connection with a human trafficking/sex crimes... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST Students see puppet show Third graders from Altus Christian Academy enjoy posing with puppeteers after watching the Aldonian puppet show, held in the Museum of the Western Prairie. The show is offered in the fall to third graders from Altus and its surrounding communities. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:39:06 EST Oklahoma’s Poet Laureate to read for Coffee Cup Bunch The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library will be treated to a poetry reading by Oklahoma's Poet Laureate Nathan Brown at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Altus Public Library. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:46:09 EST OG&E Thunderbolt coming to Altus for Chili Cookoff The Oklahoma City Thunder has created a new fan experience designed to reach communities throughout the state and region. The OG&E ThunderBolt will offer fans attending local festivals, neighborhood events, school celebrations and more to engage in an... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:36:07 EST AHS over El Reno 43-8 AHS took care of business as expected Friday in El Reno 43-8. The Bulldogs now sit a 3-1 on the year and take a 1-0 advantage in district standings. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:33:14 EST Friday night scores from across the state PREP FOOTBALLAda 35, Glenpool 7Adair 63, Salina 21Afton 48, Wyandotte 40Alex 45, Macomb 0Allen 57, Bray-Doyle 12Altus 43, El Reno 8Anadarko 41, Elk City 0 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:33:12 EST City-wide “Clean Up Altus” event tomorrow “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... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:26:09 EST AHS girls win 3rd Straight, boys finish 2nd. AHS girls ran cross Walter's country on Tuesday to claim their 3rd consecutive team win. Alan Ortiz captured his 3rd straight individual win helping the boys team get 2nd place. The AJH girls and boys teams both finished... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:25:22 EST Bulldogs at El Reno for district opener The Altus Bulldogs travel to El Reno to battle the Indians today. This is the first district clash for AHS and very well should be their first district win. I usually wouldn't provide bulletin board material for an opponent. However, when the... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:25:20 EST