Altus Times- RSS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 19:47:22 EST 1800 First iPads delivered to classrooms First iPads delivered to schools. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:31:43 EST Tipton Tigers hammer Blair The Tipton Tigers basketball team rolled up Blair 63-21 and it really wasn't that close. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:31:41 EST The New Girl in Town Tinita Tennant has joined the Altus Times news team as a community reporter. Tennant is an Air Force wife and mother from Hampton Roads, Va., and has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University in Media Studies and Print... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:26:47 EST Oil jobs threatened by low prices at the pump The economy has seen a significant decline in oil prices over the past few months. The consumers' delight of lower prices at the pump and seemingly more money saved has over-shadowed the other side to this shift in prices: layoffs and slowed... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:26:46 EST LeGrand to present program to Coffee Cup Bunch of Friends Local Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year, James LeGrand, will present “Lincoln's Last 24 Hours” for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the library. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:26:44 EST Several budget amendments on Council agenda Ahead of the regular called Altus Municipal Authority and Altus City Council meetings on Tuesday, Council members have been invited to attend a workshop/briefing on Monday at 1:30 p.m. to discuss items on the Feb. 3 AMA and City Council meeting... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:26:43 EST AHS basketball drops a pair to Elgin The Altus Lady Bulldogs struggled to beat the Elgin Lady Owls full court pressure and were doubled up in scoring as the Lady Bulldogs were outscored 52-26. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:26:42 EST Man on motorized bicycle dies after hitting parked vehicle According to Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus Police are investgating a fatality accident that happened around 6:45 p.m. Friday night. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:46:41 EST Accident sends three to hospital A two-vehicle accident happened Thursday morning at the intersection of US Hwy 283 and State Hwy 6 in Greer County which sent three people to the hospital. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:47 EST Rape charges re-filed against Tipton teacher TIPTON - Three felony counts of Rape in the second degree have again been filed against former Tipton teacher, Laura Cowan. It was reported last month that the felony rape charges against Cowan had been dismissed due to the state's inability to... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:46 EST Dabelstein named Altus Schools Employee of the Month Stockman's Bank of Altus surprised Altus Intermediate School 6th grade math teacher, Mark Dabelstein, with the Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month for January. Stockman's President, Danna Robinson, presented Mr. Dabelstein with a... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:31:43 EST Local History course curriculum now available to all Oklahoma schools Every high school in every community in Oklahoma can now teach their own unique community history. The new book, “Every Place Has a Story: A Guide for Teaching and Learning Local History in Oklahoma,” uses the best practices of education... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:46 EST JCMH receives awards for outstanding clinical performance Jackson County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce recognition received for outstanding clinical performance by VHA Oklahoma/Arkansas, the national health care network. The award celebrates JCMH's 2014 achievements in Infection Prevention... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:45 EST Free interactive classes for Seniors at library The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) will host an Eat Better, Move More interactive workshop for older adults throughout the state of Oklahoma. We will be partnering with Oklahoma libraries to extend their outreach statewide. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:43 EST Mangum FUMC welcomes Player as Youth Pastor Mangum First United Methodist Church welcomes Reece Player as Youth Pastor. Reece comes to us with a background in service and ministry. He has been a servant leader and worship minster for Altus FUMC, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Wesley Foundation,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:42 EST Oklahoma seeks Excellence in Agriculture Awards nominations OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is accepting nominations for the Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:01:41 EST Altus AFB inducts Honorary Commanders ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony Jan. 26, 2015, at Club Altus. During the ceremony, local community members and business leaders were appointed as Honorary... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:36:46 EST Bulldogs hold on to beat Cache The Altus Bulldogs faced Cache for the 3rd time this season. Having won one and lost one, the Bulldogs looked to break the tie and held on to win, 52-45. The Bulldogs applied a half-court trapping pressure that Cache never adjusted to. Despite having... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:44 EST NJCAA rule is indefensible The NJCAA eligibility rule that forced Western Oklahoma State College to forfeit all 54 wins last Spring, and forced the Pioneers out of the post-season, is now being considered discriminatory and indefensible by the NJCAA Eligibility Committee and... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:42 EST Religion gone wrong “I just want to say that I love Allah.” Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:11:42 EST