Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:25:11 EST 1800 SWRE 2015 Youth Tour Winners Named http://altustimes.com/news/news/152565723/SWRE-2015-Youth-Tour-Winners-Named Oliveah Juanes of Frederick High School and Tanner Vargas of Vernon High School have been named winners of Southwest Rural Electric Association's 2015 Youth Tour Contest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:51:41 EST Altus receives $2.3M water system loan http://altustimes.com/news/news/152587906/Altus-receives-$2.3M-water-system-loan OKLAHOMA CITY - The Altus Municipal Authority (Authority) received a $2,300,000 loan Wednesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to facilitate improvements to the community's water infrastructure. The OWRB approved the Drinking... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:51 EST Public speaking world champion coming to Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/152588299/Public-speaking-world-champion-coming-to-Altus Dave Ross will be the featured speaker during the Red River Toastmasters Open House, Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Technology Center. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this Open House, meet Mr. Ross, and enjoy a sample... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:49 EST Stained glass workshop to be held at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/152580404/Stained-glass-workshop-to-be-held-at-library Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System are sponsoring a “Stained Glass Workshop” for Adults with Oklahoma Stained Glass Artist, Stefani Nachatilo, on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., and April 7 & 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:48 EST Too Good To ‘Bee’ True http://altustimes.com/news/news/152598067/Too-Good-To-Bee-True The “GRATE” Altus Spelling Bee will be too good to “bee” true! Come and see for yourself on Saturday, March 28, at the Western Oklahoma State College Band Room. Enter by the Herschel Crow Fine Arts Auditorium on the north side. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:47 EST Special council meeting set http://altustimes.com/news/news/152585888/Special-council-meeting-set Notice has been given of a special meeting of the Altus City Council on Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:46 EST JCMH Pediatric Clinic getting new doctor http://altustimes.com/news/news/152587224/JCMH-Pediatric-Clinic-getting-new-doctor At this week's Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees meeting, Brett Willey reported on physician recruitment. Willey said that Dr. Liladhar Kashyap, Pediatrician, will join the JCMH Pediatric Clinic in July or August. He... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:42 EST Dulaney’s become WOSC Foundation President’s Partner http://altustimes.com/news/news/152578197/Dulaneys-become-WOSC-Foundation-Presidents-Partner Jeri Thornton-Dulaney and John Dulaney recently became the newest participants in the President's Partner Program with the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation, Inc. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:43 EST ‘I am a Church Member’ Conference set at Emmanuel Baptist CHurch http://altustimes.com/news/news/152588915/I-am-a-Church-Member-Conference-set-at-Emmanuel-Baptist-CHurch Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hostinig an “I am a Church Member” Conference on Sunday, April 12. Special guest will be Ralph Chapman. Chapman is a gifted speaker, former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and has pastored several... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:42 EST Local Toastmaster receives Advanced Leader Silver Award http://altustimes.com/news/news/152540596/Local-Toastmaster-receives-Advanced-Leader-Silver-Award Paula Weeks of Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus recently received her Advanced Leader Silver Award for completion of advanced leadership roles and projects within the organization. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:01:42 EST Easter service set at Martha Road Baptist http://altustimes.com/news/news/152544441/Easter-service-set-at-Martha-Road-Baptist Martha Road Baptist Church invites the community to join them on April 5 for a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter worship services will e held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Homelessness is a community issue http://altustimes.com/news/news/152546572/Homelessness-is-a-community-issue Amanda Bernasconi, Emergency Solutions Coordinator of Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. is on a mission to bring awareness and create impactful change towards homelessness in Altus and surrounding communities. In her efforts to bring awareness not... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:01:41 EST Spring flowers, blooms and wildflowers abundant at Quartz Mountain http://altustimes.com/news/news/152527813/Spring-flowers-blooms-and-wildflowers-abundant-at-Quartz-Mountain Spring is here! The days are getting longer every day and the Spring Equinox has passed. Bermuda grass is starting to green up and winter grass needs to be mown already. Bradford Pears have blooms and leaves and Sand Plums just blooms (at QMNP on... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:11:45 EST Local seniors serve as State Senate pages http://altustimes.com/news/news/152471969/Local-seniors-serve-as-State-Senate-pages OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Navajo High School students spent their spring break serving as pages at the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:11:43 EST County flags lowered to honor Booker http://altustimes.com/news/news/152525446/County-flags-lowered-to-honor-Booker Yesterday the Jackson County Commissioners held a regular meeting addressing several matters on the agenda as well as new business. This meeting the new business was very close to the hearts of those at the table and a daunting topic to discuss. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:06:42 EST (No heading) http://altustimes.com/news/news/152480547/ Friday the official ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Allen's Insurance at 1416 N. Park Lane. Terry Allen, his wife Terri Allen and the Allen's Insurance staff were excited to greet guests and welcome them into the new office. Raffles,... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:11:42 EST Local wheat crop update given http://altustimes.com/news/news/152490355/Local-wheat-crop-update-given This year's wheat crop looks nice and green right now with recent light rainfall that has been received in the area. Some area's have received more than light rainfall and thus have deeper soil moisture than other areas, but “in... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:16:40 EST Spelling Bee deadline Monday http://altustimes.com/news/news/152490189/Spelling-Bee-deadline-Monday Monday, March 23 is the deadline to enter or sponsor a team in the Great Plains Literacy Council's 2015 “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:51:41 EST Commoditymarket meeting set for Wednesday http://altustimes.com/news/news/152490372/Commoditymarket-meeting-set-for-Wednesday The Jackson County Extension Office and Southwest Technology Center (SWTC) will offer a commodity market meeting on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 109, at SWTC. Discussion leaders will be Dr. Kim Anderson, OSU Extension Grain... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Sale of property acquired at resale on Commissioners agenda http://altustimes.com/news/news/152490537/Sale-of-property-acquired-at-resale-on-Commissioners-agenda The Jackson County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, March 23, in the Commissioners office at the courthouse. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:36:41 EST