Altus Times- RSS Feed Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:39:19 EST 1800 Western Pioneers’ baseball camp announced Head coach, Kurt Russell, and the Western Pioneers are hosting a youth baseball camp for June 8, 9, and 10. The cost is $65 for ages 5-16. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:51:45 EST A solution to the mosquito problem We recently reported that mosquitoes pose a problem in Altus due to the increasing rains and flash flooding. At the time of report it was said... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:51:44 EST Local ag professional recognized for long time membership Larry J. McLaughlin with Shamrock Bank, N.A. in Altus, was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) for 30 years of Membership within the organization. McLaughlin is an agricultural professional who... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:51:43 EST Kiteboarding in the reservoir You may have spotted an usual looking kite flying over the reservoir Saturday, with a person attached to the end of it. Many even stopped to get an up close look at what was going on. That is called kiteboarding, an extreme water sport that combines... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:51:41 EST Ex-First State Bank president, partner charged with bank fraud OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the former president of an Altus bank and a business partner on bank fraud and other charges, federal prosecutors said Monday. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:46:42 EST Altus officers receive state recognition Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy as announced that the Altus Police Department has two officers who were recently recognized with winning State Awards. Sgt. Brad Edmonds has been selected as the Veteran of Foreign Wars Law Enforcement Officer of the... Sat, 30 May 2015 16:01:41 EST City League games begin Altus City League baseball opened it's season on Saturday, and these little players are having fun scrambling for a ball. After days of weather delays, the chilly Saturday morning winds and 9 a.m. starts weren't going to deter anyone away... Sat, 30 May 2015 11:56:42 EST Super Ann first program in library series The Southern Prairie Library System is proud to present “The Super Ann Show!” featuring magician and juggler, Ann Lincoln. This will be the library's first program in the 2015 Summer Library Reading Program. “Every Hero Has a... Sat, 30 May 2015 10:26:43 EST The Committee of 100 is not a secret society Long after the sun has set in the west and the dark of night has enveloped the city of Altus, rich and powerful old men…the “City Fathers” arrive in separate vehicles, stealthily gathering once again. They meet in the back of a now... Sat, 30 May 2015 10:26:41 EST Pioneers play for the title Even though the Pioneers of Western Oklahoma State College were outhit in the semi-final mathchup against Catawba Valley Friday night, the Pioneers managed to take advantange 0f 3 errors by Catawba Valley to seal the victory, 9-3. Sat, 30 May 2015 10:26:42 EST Several apppointments, agreements and designations on County Commissioners agenda The Jackson County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, June 1, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner's office at the courthouse. Sat, 30 May 2015 10:21:41 EST Coffee Cup Bunch to hear biographical monologue on Tuesday The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library will enjoy a presentation by one of their favorite reviewers, Carol Headrick Smith of Stillwater at their At 10 a.m. meeting on Tuesday, June 2. The meeting will be held at the Altus Public... Sat, 30 May 2015 10:21:41 EST Quality, quantity of crops still unknown According to Gary Strickland, OSU Extension educator, the quality and quantity of local wheat crops is still unknown. Strickland said that some of the wheat in the county, mainly in the south and southwest regions, were hail damaged. Other areas have... Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:45 EST Human Trafficking Public Awareness Seminar to be held Thursday in Altus The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will be hosting a Human Trafficking Public Awareness Seminar in Altus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The event will be held at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 West Tamarack Road. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:44 EST Pioneers win with 10th inning heroics The Western Pioneers are the only team remaining without a loss in the National Championship bracket. With some extra inning heroics and some perfect plate execution, Western is in the driver's seat for the title. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:43 EST Heading out in style 2015 Miss Altus Allie Ayers is traveling in style to compete in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant this coming week in Tulsa. Representing Wilmes Superstore, Dave Madl is shown presenting keys to a new car for Ayers' use while traveling to participate in... Fri, 29 May 2015 14:01:41 EST Water flowing over the dam Sue Hokanson, Quartz Mountain Nature Park, said that water is continuing to come into the lake at about 2,000 cubic feet per second. At the peak a couple of days ago, it was running in to the lake at 10,000 cubic feet per second. The Army Corp of... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:51:41 EST Bulldog Spring football in full swing It is a gross understatement to say there is an excitement on the practice field for Spring Football. This is no lighthearted, go through the motions type of Spring by no means. If it wasn't for an overcast, soon to rain again sky and a gentle... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:41:44 EST Girls leave tea empowered The First Annual I Am Abstinence Tea for sixth grade girls was held at the Altus Community Center on Monday, May 18. The event was hosted by Pathways Life Services in conjunction with Altus Intermediate School. Sixth grade girls from AIS, Navajo,... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:46:48 EST More rain, threat of flooding continues Another inch of rain fell on Altus overnight as a storm moved through the area around 2 a.m. Rain began falling again late this morning on top of saturated grounds and overflowing area lakes. Gates on the dam at Lake Lugert-Altus were opened today as... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:46:45 EST