Altus Times- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:53:56 EST 1800 Chili Cook-Off set for Oct. 4 in downtown Altus The annual “Cookin' with Main Street” Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, on the downtown Altus square. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., with chili being served at 10 a.m. Trophy presentations begin at 1... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:26 EST Head Start students get free dental screenings SOCAG Head Start program students received free dental screenings last week on Friday, Sept. 12, at Bailey Head Start where pediatric dental hygienists examined their teeth and gums. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:21 EST Cooking and Nutrition classes to start For eight weeks, on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m., there will be cooking and nutrition classes called “Fresh Start and You” at the Altus Public Library. The classes will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24. Literacy adult learners and community... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:19:13 EST Homecoming Royalty It's Homecoming Week for Altus High School, and a King and Queen will be crowned during the half time ceremonies at Friday's game at Hightower Stadium against Elk City. Front row, from left, are Homecoming Queen candidates Kimberlyn... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:19:10 EST What grade did your school receive on report card? Fewer schools are getting A's and more are getting F's in the third round of Oklahoma's A-F school report cards, released Wednesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:12:11 EST ‘Mommy and Me’ serves waffle breakfast for PVNC residents The Elm & Hudson Church of Christ “Mommy & Me” Play Group hosted a Waffle Bar for Plantation Village Nursing Center residents and staff last week. The kids passed out order forms and residents circled the items they wanted on their waffle. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:12 EST Council approves airport engineering services The Altus City Council approved an agreement for engineering services at the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport and considered other items on the agenda during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The City re-advertised for airport... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:19 EST Uniting to help the environment What with all the bad news these days—-from the Middle East (ISIS) to the NFL (spouse abuse) —-it's nice to hear some good news. This one comes from Mother Nature herself in cooperation with some people intent on helping... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:18 EST Farmers’ money advantages measured in winter wheat/canola rotation Agricultural economists need to be conservative in their public discussion. While most agronomists and farmers now agree rotating winter canola and winter wheat offers several advantages, both cultural and financial, it is only recently some... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:50 EST Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Selfie A group of Altus residents took a “Hands Up, Don't Shoot Selfie” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Jackson County Court House, to show support for the African-American 18-year-old, Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo., who was fatally shot by a... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:49 EST Navajo picks up two wins Navajo Indians improved to 16-7 on the season after picking up two wins against Big Pasture. Jacob Hall gained the 13-0 victory on the mound in the first game. Colby Staggs also threw a scoreless inning to spell Hall. Navajo had 9 hits and was led at... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:08 EST Employee Wellness Seminar to be held Sept. 26 The Jackson County Community Health Action Team (JCCHAT) is pleased to announce a free training program opportunity for Jackson County Businesses. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:32:09 EST ‘Child Passenger Safety Week’ proclaimed This week, Sept. 14-20, has been proclaimed “Child Passenger Safety Week” in Altus, to urge citizens to help reduce injures and the tragic loss of life by buckling up and properly securing all children in appropriate child safety seats,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:47 EST Child Passenger Safety Week and Car Seat Check Event This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and Jackson County Health Department, Jackson County Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic, Altus Fire/Rescue Department and Jackson County Community Health Action Team have partnered with Safe Kids... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:10 EST Homecoming week activities planned It's Homecoming Week for Altus High School. It is the time of year when students go all out and show their school spirit and celebrate being an Altus Bulldog, all leading up to crowning the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Activities, like themed... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:39:13 EST Arts ‘N Action this weekend in Frederick The Frederick Arts & Humanities Council is proud to present the 42nd Annual Arts 'N Action celebration, located at the Tillman County Courthouse square in Frederick on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. The day's festivities will... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:13 EST OWRB and Bureau of Reclamation to host inaugural Oklahoma Drought Challenge OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will host Oklahoma's inaugural Drought Challenge on Sept. 17 in the Atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:25 EST Wildlife to be found at Quartz Mountain Have you seen a Texas Horned Lizard a.k.a. a “Horny Toad” recently? If so, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation would like to know. Input “Oklahoma Wildlife Dept” and “citizen science” into your favorite... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:24 EST ‘Doing Business with the Government’ workshop set “The Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the United States,” Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Deputy District Director, said. “For small businesses, federal contracts can help smooth the peaks and valleys of business... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:59:11 EST Aldonians Kick Off Year The women of Aldonian have chosen “Oklahoma Strong” for their 2014-15 theme. They were kicking up their heels to celebrate our great state. Aldonians soon will be performing a puppet show at the Museum of the Western Prairie for the Altus... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:16 EST