Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 03:24:31 EST 1800 Bush to speak at Uplifting Business Training set for Oct. 14 in Hobart The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority are sponsoring an educational event for entrepreneurs and business owners. This free event featuring three motivational speakers sharing their business... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:23:14 EST Winners of local humorous speech and evaluation contest announced The Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus recently hosted their annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest. Four contestants used their best speaking skills to entertain the audience using humor in their speeches. In the evaluation contest, three... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:34:14 EST Commissioners approve FY 2014-15 budget The Jackson County Commissioners approved their 2014-15 FY Budget, and considered other items on the agenda, during their regular meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The budget, as approved by the Jackson County Excise Board, shows an increase of... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:34:13 EST National Manufacturing Day proclaimed To help highlight the challenging and rewarding careers that manufacturing offers, and to reaffirm the importance of manufacturers to our state's economy, Mayor David Webb proclaimed October 3, 2014, as National Manufacturing Day in Altus, with... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:23:11 EST ‘Seat Check Saturday’ Event in Altus a Major Success The Altus Fire Department and Jackson County Health Department reported that 12 car seats were inspected by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and 16 new car seats were distributed during the recent car seat check event at Altus Fire Station... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:55:19 EST Patricia Ann Crosswhite Patricia Ann Crosswhite died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Hennessey. Services will include a prayer vigil Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., and Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Both will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:01:13 EST Altus man arrested on child rape charges Altus Police arrested a 19-year-old man, Imashay Don Shivers, on complaints of 1st degree rape, rape by instrumentation, and resisting arrest. Investigators went the suspects residence at 1229 West Davis Monday afternoon at around 2 p.m. to serve a... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:51:17 EST Beach takes oath of office at hospital board meeting At this past week's regualr meeting of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, Gary Beach took the oath of office after being appointed by the Jackson County Commissioners to serve as a member of the JCMH Board of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:16 EST Fall migrations have started Fall migrations have started. Many summer-resident hummingbirds have started their trip to Mexico. Others that summer in more northern locales are stopping in at area feeders for a much needed pit stop. Please keep you hummingbird feeders up, clean... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:10 EST Man pleas guilty to second degree murder A former Altus man, Garland Allen, 49, entered a plea of guilty on two counts of 2nd degree murder on Thursday, Sept. 26, during a plea hearing at Jackson County Courthouse, making a 13-year cold case officially closed. Allen was sentenced to 40 years... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:51:14 EST Dr. Chesser to speak at Rotary Club Ronald Keith Chesser, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker for this coming Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting.“This will be an amazing program and very timely,” said Rotarian of the day John Horschler. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:30:10 EST (No heading) As of press time, two people were still being sought by local authorities after multiple arrests on Friday. According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, warrants were issued for eight individuals in connection with a human trafficking/sex crimes... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST Students see puppet show Third graders from Altus Christian Academy enjoy posing with puppeteers after watching the Aldonian puppet show, held in the Museum of the Western Prairie. The show is offered in the fall to third graders from Altus and its surrounding communities. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:39:06 EST Oklahoma’s Poet Laureate to read for Coffee Cup Bunch The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library will be treated to a poetry reading by Oklahoma's Poet Laureate Nathan Brown at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Altus Public Library. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:46:09 EST City-wide “Clean Up Altus” event tomorrow “Clean Up Altus,” the city-wide cleanup event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road between 8-9 a.m., on the East side, to register and pick up their... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:26:09 EST Altus flight nurse receives national award from Air Evac Lifeteam Misty Weldon, flight nurse for the Altus Air Evac Lifeteam base, was recently honored as the company's National Flight Nurse of the Year. She received the award on Sept. 6 at the Air Evac Lifeteam National Awards Banquet in St. Charles,... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:15:28 EST Block Party planned for Saturday Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 800 N. Forrest (corner of “A” Street and Forrest) are inviting the public to be their guest at their annual Block Party being held this Saturday, Sept. 27,... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:03:10 EST Livestock Producers reminded to enroll in Livestock Forage Disaster Program by Oct. 1 Since late 2011, Oklahoma livestock producers have suffered through one of the worst and longest sustained droughts since the days of the Dust Bowl in the late 1930s, awaiting Congressional enactment of a farm bill so that disaster assistance programs... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:15:24 EST Police investigate overnight burglaries Altus Police are investigating two separate first degree burglaries and an attempted first degree burglary which happened overnight. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:46:25 EST Commissioners receive 2-year bridge inspection review Jackson County Commissioners met with bridge inspectors to discuss their two-year routine inspections, and consider items on their consent agenda, during their regular meeting on Monday, Sept 22. The Circuit Engineering District-7 bridge inspectors... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:13:14 EST