Altus Times- RSS Feed Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:01:05 EST 1800 SWTC cosmetology students head to state SkillsUSA competition Recently the Southwest Technology Center Cosmetology Department held the SkillsUSA competition at the Altus campus. The SWTC cosmetology students did exceptionally well in the contest where many qualified for the state competition... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:51:41 EST Cowboy Jim Garling scheduled for two Altus performances The talented and personable Cowboy Jim Garling from Guthrie is scheduled for two Altus performances in the coming week. On Tuesday evening, March 31st, he will perform “Western Hits of the Silver Screen” as a part of the Annual Meeting of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:41 EST Learning what it means to foster Safe Homes for All Children (SHAC) will host a fostering hope for Altus event on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Altus Christian Academy, 1220 N. Grady. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:26:41 EST Emmanuel Baptist planning Easter program, service and egg hunt Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church invite you and your family to worship with them on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 10:40 a.m. Their choir will be presenting the Easter musical “Your Grace Still Amazes Me”... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:21:41 EST Parts of state needing rain most didn’t get the moisture needed For those of us that live and work here in southwestern Oklahoma, we don't have to see the news to know how bad the drought is. But the latest report released in mid-March... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:41:41 EST Gilbert to compete for national championship Inside a huge R.L. Turner High School gymnasium last Saturday in Dallas, TX, Jackson Von Gilbert won the Elks Hoop Shoot Southwest Region 11 free throw contest. Jackson, the Oklahoma state champion, was shooting against the state champions from... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:21:45 EST AHS track shows early season promise The Altus High School Lady Bulldog Track and Field team opened up their season in Vernon on Thursday night and came away with a 6th place finish in the 12 team field. The field included 9 Texas schools and 3 Oklahoma schools. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:21:43 EST Navajo slow pitch run-rules ranked Indiahoma Navajo put 3 on the board in the first inning and added 5 more in the second inning and Indiahoma never mounted a challenge as the Lady Indians got the run ruled victory 10-0. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:21:41 EST Go for Baroque concert set for April 9 The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council will present the “Go For Baroque Quartet” in concert on Thursday, April 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 East Commerce. This group features current and former members of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:51:41 EST Economic decline definitely felt At Thursday's Southwest Conference on Water Resources and Sustainability there was a lot to be said and a lot to be asked about the region's current chronic drought situation. A situation that is said to be as bad as the 1950s drought. The... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:01:41 EST Rollins - A Taste of Cowboy Kent Rolllins, of nearby Hollis, grew up ranching in Oklahoma and has been cooking for cattle ranchers out of his authentic 1876 Studebaker chuck wagon for more than two decades. An acclaimed storyteller and poet, Kent has appeared on the Food... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:56:43 EST SWRE 2015 Youth Tour Winners Named Oliveah Juanes of Frederick High School and Tanner Vargas of Vernon High School have been named winners of Southwest Rural Electric Association's 2015 Youth Tour Contest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:51:41 EST Altus receives $2.3M water system loan$2.3M-water-system-loan OKLAHOMA CITY - The Altus Municipal Authority (Authority) received a $2,300,000 loan Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the community's water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the Drinking... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:51 EST AJH track competes at Duncan Braving the cold weather and a very windy day, the Altus Junior High girls track team put up a strong performance at a track meet in Duncan Thursday. The day was full of great individual and team performances. The team, comprised of 7th and 8th... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:50 EST Public speaking world champion coming to Altus Dave Ross will be the featured speaker during the Red River Toastmasters Open House, Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Technology Center. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this Open House, meet Mr. Ross, and enjoy a sample... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:49 EST Stained glass workshop to be held at library Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are sponsoring a “Stained Glass Workshop” for Adults with Oklahoma Stained Glass Artist, Stefani Nachatilo, on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., and April 7 & 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:48 EST Too Good To ‘Bee’ True The “GRATE” Altus Spelling Bee will be too good to “bee” true! Come and see for yourself on Saturday, March 28, at the Western Oklahoma State College Band Room. Enter by the Herschel Crow Fine Arts Auditorium on the north side. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:47 EST Special council meeting set Notice has been given of a special meeting of the Altus City Council on Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:46 EST Navajo HS and JH softball ground Granite Navajo softballers jumped out to an early lead on Granite and captured a 24-4 victory on Thursday.Twenty-four runs in the first three innings allowed the Lady Indians to put the game away early. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:45 EST Navajo mauls highly ranked Mangum, 10-1 Navajo remains unbeaten at 12-0 on the season after climbing all over Mangum, 10-1. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:44 EST