Altus Times- RSS Feed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:56:36 EST 1800 Polls open today for runoff voters Polls are now open for Jackson County and other Oklahoma voters to cast ballots in runoff races across the state.Party nominations will be decided for seats in the U.S. Senate and House and in several legislative contests. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:34:13 EST Lady bulldogs split at El Reno Tourney The Lady Bulldogs softball team went to El Reno over the weekend and faced four opponents and came away with two wins and two losses. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:10 EST Southwest Opry to showcase variety of talent Mikayla Jo's Southwest Opry presents a show packed with a variety of talented artists performing Hot New Country Hits, Country Classics, Gospel, Patriotic, and Western Swing, as well as some comedy. The SW Opry's show slated for this... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:33:12 EST (No heading) Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 25, where they approved a Canon Copier as surplus from the Assessor's office, among other items on the consent agenda. The copier, a Canon IR2230, was replaced by a more... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:33:10 EST Camping at Quartz Mountain Are you planning one last campout for the Labor Day Holiday? A lot of folks do choose to have their final camping trip of the season at Quartz Mountain Nature Park. Remember, camping is on a first come first serve basis (no reservations) so bring your... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:31:12 EST Suspect points shotgun at cabdriver and occupants Altus Police arrested a man early Sunday morning, Aug. 24, at around 2:30 a.m. after he pointed a shotgun at a cab driver and two occupants in the cab. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:13 EST Eight Pioneer Basketball Grads Continue at 4 – year Institutions Western Oklahoma State College's Pioneer men's basketball team started the 2013-14 season with an NJCAA national poll ranking of #22 and finished the 2013-14 season with a 20-9 record. Even more impressive is the number of former Pioneers... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:12 EST Voters go to the polls this Tuesday An election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 for runoffs that feature two statewide races for Democratic voters and runoffs for both parties in the 5th District U.S. House. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:08 EST Mission On Wheels wins Times’ prize Edna Douglas and Mission On Wheels was recently named the winner in the Altus Times' MyOwn Community Service Partner Campaign. Douglas won $2,500 in free donated advertising to support her charitable efforts for 12 months. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:30:07 EST Councilman questioned about eligibility Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:03:11 EST Hospital adds family practice specialist Jackson County Memorial Hospital welcomes Kimberly Wirths, M.D., to the Medical Clinic at 201 South Park Lane in Altus. She is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. As a Family... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:55:10 EST Where is the love? Imagine that your 42 year old son has died after a four year battle with a rare disease that has destroyed his internal organs. You are grieving at his casket the night of the wake when an official of the church—-the church which earlier in this... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:15:12 EST Wildland Task Force called to extinguish Warren blaze The Jackson County Wildland Task Force responded to a wild-land fire at North County Road 212 and ECR 151 in Warren, where emergency teams established a command post and set up a multi-agency operation to extinguish a blaze in hot, dry, 101 degree... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:36:10 EST Korean War veteran to go on Honor Flight Korean War veteran Danny King of Altus will go on a charter Honor Flight from Tulsa to Washington, D.C., in September to visit the memorials of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:05:10 EST ‘Living Longer, Living Stronger’ series completed Nobody wants to have a chronic long-term illness. Unfortunately, most adults will experience two or more chronic conditions during our lives. These illnesses include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and a host of... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:14 EST Citizenship requires study Do you remember how many amendments the Constitution has? What kind of government does the United States have? How many justices are there on the Supreme Court? Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:12 EST Farm Hand Olympics, Children’s Day events planned for upcoming Fair “Keep Calm and Fair On” is the theme for the 2014 Jackson County Free Fair. The fair is scheduled for Sept. 3-6, so it is just around the corner. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:11 EST Navajo wins over Ninnekah The Navajo High School baseballers booted the ball around on defense behind another complete game on the hill by Curtis Goodson. Goodson earned the 6-3 win over Ninnekah throwing all 6 innings striking out 4 and allowing 6 hits. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:09 EST Military honored at Rodeo opening night Altus Air Force Base airmen and families were honored at the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Military Appreciation Night, held Thursday, Aug. 21. Military guests were served up a free hot dinner by members of the Altus Chamber of Commerce and Altus... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:42:09 EST Lady Bulldogs hammer Del City The Lady Bulldogs stumbled a few times to start the season by splitting with Noble, then losing to Lawton Mac and Duncan to put them at 1-3 on the year. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:09 EST