Altus Times- RSS Feed Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:00 EST 1800 AHS swim team has unfinished business Tomorrow the calendar turns to November. For local sports, you know what that means, swimming. All apologies to coach Linda Wiginton. I couldn't interview a wonderful person like her without having some fun with it. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:18:12 EST McGill is determined The Altus Bulldogs are on the road tonight at Duncan. The Bulldogs are 6-2 overall and 4-1 in district. TJ McGill is a large part of why the Bulldogs have been so successful this year. This isn't to discount the contributions of all the Bulldog... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:16:12 EST Former Pioneer is World Champion Former WOSC Pioneer, Juan Perez, spent his Wednesday evening in left field for the San Francisco Giants as they won the World Series. The victory marked the first time since 1977 that the road team was able to win game 7 to claim the title. Pioneer... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:14:06 EST JCMH Women’s Center receives perinatal award Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative presents an award to Jackson County Memorial Hospital for their efforts to improve outcomes for Oklahoma mothers and babies. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:18:13 EST Looking for your positive stories of inspiration and good will Do you have a positive story of inspiration and good will you would love to share, one that will bring hope and encouragement to others? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:17:06 EST Farm City Week This upcoming week is Farm City Week in Altus, where a mixture of local growers, business folks, and Altus Air Force Base members enjoy an up close look at the real heartbeat and backbone of Altus. From touring the vast acres of cotton and wheat... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:16:11 EST School Employee of the Month named Olivya Hall has been selected as the October Altus Public Schools employee of the month. Olivya is a special education paraprofessional at Altus Junior High. She has been with AJH for the past three years. It is said of Olivya, “She is very... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:16:10 EST Heightened security for Altus/Duncan football game Duncan Schools has confirmed there will be heightened security at the Altus/Duncan football game Friday night. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:04:10 EST Spooky Town preparations underway Organizers are preparing for a big crowd of Trick-or-Treat-ers at this year's “Spooky Town,” set for Friday, Oct. 31, at from 6-8 p.m. in “Safety Town,” located on Falcon Road next to Imagination Station. Thousands of... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:32 EST Altus wins district skeet shoot senior division Altus FFA took first place in the senior division of the district skeet shooting competition last Saturday and finished 2nd in the junior division. The competition was held Northeast of Altus at the Shooting Club. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:25 EST W. Tamarack Road to be closed tomorrow W. Tamarack Road will be closed from Flamingo to Market Road on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Altus Power Director Dan Scott reported that their new transformer will being delivered and installed at the West Tamarack Substation. The transformer will need... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:04 EST Success comes full circle Ten years ago, Matt Terry was the Bulldogs quarterback in the state finals against Carl Albert in Norman. Today, he coaches the safeties and special teams for the Bulldogs. “The special teams have played well all year,” said head coach... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:05 EST AJH 7th and 8th take both from Anadarko ALTUS 7TH GRADE BLANKS ANADARKO Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:17 EST Gala in the Garden on Thursday The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council's annual Membership Gala in the Garden will be held this Thursday night, Oct. 30. This is their annual membership event, and everyone is very welcome and invited. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:08 EST It’s open enrollment time for Medicare October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year's Medicare open enrollment period. It's the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:07 EST CORRECTION The Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued a correction about an accident that was reported in the Altus Times this past week. The original article reported that a man driving a Kenworth truck at an unsafe speed rear ended a car with two child passengers in... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:02:31 EST JCHD get creative about Breast Cancer Awareness Slogans like, “Treasure you chest. Get the test,” and “Save the Hooters!” are among the many pink ribbons that adorn the hallways inside the Jackson County Health Department to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, and to remember... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:19 EST Altus native prepares for senior show at USAO CHICKASHA – Altus native Ted Conley is one of four senior bachelor of fine arts candidates whose work will be on display in an upcoming show, titled raw,at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:18 EST Poetry Slam to be held at Western’s LRC Western Oklahoma State College's Library, the Learning Resources Center will host its third Poetry Slam on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the LRC. Students and patrons are invited to submit their original poetry for the annual competition and a chance to... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:33:03 EST HAPPY TAILS Ms Muffin, a lovely long haired Siamese with penetrating blue eyes, was left homeless after her owner passed away, and she was eventually left at Animal Control. It seemed nobody wanted a seven year old cat. Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network got her... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:28:16 EST