Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:54:16 EST 1800 Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women to host 5th annual Beans & Baskets fundraiser http://altustimes.com/news/news/50675070/Southwest-Oklahoma-Republican-Women-to-host-5th-annual-Beans--Baskets-fundraiser The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will host their 5th Annual Beans & Baskets Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Expo Center. The keynote speaker for this year's event will be Congressman James Lankford,... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:02:17 EST ‘Clean Up Altus’ event set for Sept. 27 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50702208/Clean-Up-Altus-event-set-for-Sept.-27 “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... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:32:09 EST Social Security program to be held at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/50698229/Social-Security-program-to-be-held-at-library One of the easiest ways to apply for Social Securtiy Benefits is on the government web site: www.socialsecurity.gov. The Altus Public Library is hosting a program Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. with two representatives from the Social Security Administration to... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:05:09 EST Public Forum planned at Western http://altustimes.com/news/news/50701322/Public-Forum-planned-at-Western Western Oklahoma State College invites the community to a Public Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Center at the college. The forum is one of several meetings scheduled with the Western campus and community during the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:13 EST Driver burned when engine catches fire http://altustimes.com/news/news/50686005/Driver-burned-when-engine-catches-fire A Hollis man was transported to the Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City yesterday after his vehicle caught fire while driving. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:54:10 EST Pink Out Night set for Oct. 3 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50691109/Pink-Out-Night-set-for-Oct.-3 The Altus High Dance Team will again be leading Altus High School in the fight against cancer. Friday, Oct. 2 has been declared a pink out night at Hightower Memorial Stadium. The dance team is inviting business to “Paint It Pink”... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:53:05 EST Chili Cook-Off set for Oct. 4 in downtown Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/50683040/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682798/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682309/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 What grade did your school receive on report card? http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682294/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50662371/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50667896/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 Farmers’ money advantages measured in winter wheat/canola rotation http://altustimes.com/news/news/50667897/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 ‘Child Passenger Safety Week’ proclaimed http://altustimes.com/news/news/50660670/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 Homecoming week activities planned http://altustimes.com/news/news/50645118/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650277/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650314/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650345/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650102/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650579/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