Altus Times- RSS Feed http://altustimes.com/ http://altustimes.com/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:37:42 EST 1800 BULLDOGS DOWN #1 ARDMORE IN OT http://altustimes.com/news/sports/150301135/BULLDOGS-DOWN-#1-ARDMORE-IN-OT The Altus Bulldogs defeated the Ardmore Tigers in overtime 21-14 Friday, marking the third time this season that the Bulldogs would face a #1 team in the state. The win over then #1 Ardmore vaults the Bulldogs into first place in the 5A-1 district... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:14:12 EST Master’s Voice to perform during series of meetings at Emmanuel Baptist Church http://altustimes.com/news/news/150301332/Masters-Voice-to-perform-during-series-of-meetings-at-Emmanuel-Baptist-Church Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of Emmanuel Baptist Church invite all to a series of meetings and concert with Master's Voice. The dates are Nov 2-5. On Sunday, Nov. 2, Master's Voice will be leading the morning worship service at... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:42:04 EST Bulldogs win 21-14 in overtime http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150301559/Bulldogs-win-21-14-in-overtime The Altus Bulldogs defeated the Ardmore Tigers in overtime 21-14 in front of a packed, loud and proud crowd inside Hightower Memorial Stadium Friday. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:40:07 EST Rear ending accident sends kids to hospital http://altustimes.com/news/news/150301239/Rear-ending-accident-sends-kids-to-hospital A man driving a Kenworth truck at an unsafe speed rear ended a car with two child passengers in it, causing the vehicle to leave the road. The driver and two children were all taken to the hospital. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:38:05 EST A trip to the pumpkin patch http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150290887/A-trip-to-the-pumpkin-patch Sunset Pre-K enjoyed a trip to the pumpkin patch on the front lawn of the elementary school this morning. Students invited their parents to attend, showing off the reading skills they have acquired this year in class. Teachers then led students to the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:06:04 EST EDC discusses development opportunities http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289387/EDC-discusses-development-opportunities The City of Altus Economic Development Board of Directors received a presentation on how businesses can lower their energy consumption, and the EDC Director reported on the latest efforts for business growth opportunities in the community, among other... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:23 EST Bedlam Blood Drive to be held at AHS http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289416/Bedlam-Blood-Drive-to-be-held-at-AHS Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Wednesday, Oct. 29. A blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will occur at Altus High School. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:18 EST Watercolor Workshop with Bobby Avila http://altustimes.com/news/news/150283613/Watercolor-Workshop-with-Bobby-Avila Local Artist and Altus High School art specialist, Bobby Avila, will be presenting a Watercolor Workshop at the Altus Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28, and 30. The cost of the class is $30 and all materials will be... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:07 EST External audit reports no material weaknesses or findings at WOSC http://altustimes.com/news/news/150274611/External-audit-reports-no-material-weaknesses-or-findings-at-WOSC At this week's Western Board of Regents regular meeting, Tricia Latham introduced Craig Legener, CPA with Stanfield and Odell for the report and response to Western's annual external audit for fiscal year 2014. The firm issued an... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:24:10 EST Beta Mothers hear self-defense tips http://altustimes.com/news/news/150274572/Beta-Mothers-hear-self-defense-tips Members of Beta Mothers Club gathered on Oct. 9 at the home of Kim Pickett for an informative lesson on personal safety and self-defense for women. Guest speaker Jason Greer conducted the program. Greer teaches martial arts at SIMS Martial Arts... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:13 EST Local girls attend flight training http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150274563/Local-girls-attend-flight-training This week, in Vernon, Texas at the Wilbarger County airport, 30 ladies from around the world are gathering to receive flight training. Some of these ladies, including Mary Ann Pratt of Altus, are learning to fly for the very first time. There are two... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:21:08 EST Bulldogs face #1 again http://altustimes.com/news/sports/150275470/Bulldogs-face-#1-again When the Bulldogs tee up the football Friday night on senior night against the Ardmore Tigers, it will be the 3rd time this season that the #1 team will line up against the Bulldogs. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:16 EST First time hunter drops 9 point buck http://altustimes.com/news/sports/150275976/First-time-hunter-drops-9-point-buck Kyle Martin, 9, of Altus, crouched in a deer blind last Saturday, Oct. 23, on his first deer hunt ever. Holding the rifle for the very first time, at the end of its scope, Martin spotted his first wild game, 108 yards away, just as the sun was falling... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:18 EST 7th and 8th fall to Clinton http://altustimes.com/news/sports/150275124/7th-and-8th-fall-to-Clinton CLINTON – The Altus Junior High 7th and 8th grade football teams took early leads in their games with Clinton only to watch the Reds come back for victories Tuesday night. The 7th Grade Dawgs lost 38-14 while the 8th grade team lost... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:15 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://altustimes.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST Council receives water project update http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150260807/Council-receives-water-project-update The Altus Municipal Authority received a presentation on the Holloway Well Project during the City Council meeting, on Tuesday, Oct. 21., and members of Altus Air Force Base were appreciated for giving the Altus PD access to a base training facility. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:11:15 EST A time for stargazing http://altustimes.com/news/news/150241624/A-time-for-stargazing This week has the moon waning (shrinking) from “full” to “new”. The new moon will occur Friday, Oct. 24. Star gazing is best several days before or after the new moon. So now is a great time for star gazing. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:31:11 EST Former police officer Hansel pleads guilty http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150249302/Former-police-officer-Hansel-pleads-guilty District Attorney John Wampler reported today that former Altus Police Department Officer Russell J. Hansel, 43, entered a plea of guilty in Jackson County District Court to five felony counts and was taken into custody by the Jackson County... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:12 EST Truck and trailer catch on fire http://altustimes.com/news/news/150242499/Truck-and-trailer-catch-on-fire A semi truck and trailer caught fire Sunday afternoon on US Hwy 62 east of Altus. According to reports, the truck apparently caught fire after a tire blew out and the wheel started sparks on the pavement. The accident happened between mile marker 48... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:04:11 EST Police continue to investigate burglaries http://altustimes.com/news/news/150225186/Police-continue-to-investigate-burglaries Altus Police continue to investigate a string of recent 1st degree burglaries, attempted 1st degree burglaries and auto burglaries that's taken place over recent weeks within the city. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:17 EST