Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 27 May 2015 06:47:43 EST 1800 Memorial Day events set in Altus on Monday http://altustimes.com/news/news/153635148/Memorial-Day-events-set-in-Altus-on-Monday Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday of May, this year on Monday, May 25. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:45 EST Flags distributed at cemetery to honor veterans for Memorial Day http://altustimes.com/news/news/153680025/Flags-distributed-at-cemetery-to-honor-veterans-for-Memorial-Day Volunteers from several Altus Air Force Base groups joined forces Saturday to place approximately 1,000 American flags on veteran graves at the Altus City Cemetery. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:42 EST Two area men escape from Greer County Jail http://altustimes.com/news/news/153678456/Two-area-men-escape-from-Greer-County-Jail Two local area men have escaped from the Greer County Jail in Mangum. According to reports, the Nick Ritter, 18, and Charles Sparks, 32, escaped through the roof the jail on Friday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sat, 23 May 2015 11:06:42 EST Mangum man dies in car crash http://altustimes.com/news/news/153680396/Mangum-man-dies-in-car-crash A fatality accident happened just west of US Hwy 283 at the CR 1990 early Saturday morning, May 23. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:21:41 EST Four physicians joining local clinics http://altustimes.com/news/news/153637045/Four-physicians-joining-local-clinics The Board of Trustees, JCMH Authority, met in regular session this week. Reports were given from the Performance Improvement Committee meeting that was held on May 6; and the outreach clinics which contributed a total of 193 admissions and 100... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:36:42 EST Navajo senior receives Academic All-State Award http://altustimes.com/news/news/153656964/Navajo-senior-receives-Academic-All-State-Award The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) has named Levi Muller, Navajo High School senior a recipient of its prestigious 2015 Academic All-State Award. There are 100 top public high school senior recipients, selected from 558 nominations... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:43 EST Fatality accident south of Altus on Thursday http://altustimes.com/news/news/153655361/Fatality-accident-south-of-Altus-on-Thursday The southbound lane of US. 283, 7 miles south of Altus in Jackson County, was closed from 4:25 to 6:56 p.m. yesterday due to a injury accident. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:42 EST Altus banker recognized for 50 years of service http://altustimes.com/news/news/153624059/Altus-banker-recognized-for-50-years-of-service OKLAHOMA CITY — Lee Doughty, vice president at First National Bank in Altus, was among nine Oklahoma bankers to be inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association 50-Year Club during the awards... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:45 EST ACA aids in shoe mission http://altustimes.com/news/news/153633184/ACA-aids-in-shoe-mission Altus Christian Academy (ACA) conducts a Mission Monday initiative of giving, selecting a different project every month. For the month of May, Operation Care was selected. The organization is in need of shoes for a mission they will be pursuing in the... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:43 EST Bogus text messages sent to school parents http://altustimes.com/news/news/153635468/Bogus-text-messages-sent-to-school-parents Altus Public Schools did not launch a School Reach text message to parents today about early release from school. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:01:42 EST Storm threats remain through weekend http://altustimes.com/news/news/153608450/Storm-threats-remain-through-weekend Tornado warning sirens were sounded in Altus and on Altus Air Force Base Tuesday evening as a strong storm moved through the area. Large hail and damaging winds were reported coming from the west into the Altus area. Rotation was seen near Olustee as... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:31:42 EST Wards newest members on WOSC Lifetime Alumni Tree http://altustimes.com/news/news/153593901/Wards-newest-members-on-WOSC-Lifetime-Alumni-Tree Wesley and Brandi Ward recently became the newest lifetime members of the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association. Wesley is a 2002 Tipton High School graduate and a 2004 WOSC graduate. After attending Western, Wesley... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:41:44 EST AHS graduation to be held indoors http://altustimes.com/news/news/153608370/AHS-graduation-to-be-held-indoors Altus High School will host graduation for the class of 2015 Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. inside Cletus B. Street Field House. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:41:43 EST Tornado tears through SW Oklahoma http://altustimes.com/news/news/153581060/Tornado-tears-through-SW-Oklahoma Tornado tears through SW Oklahoma Tue, 19 May 2015 12:31:45 EST E2 tornado hits area http://altustimes.com/news/news/153580995/E2-tornado-hits-area Tornado warning sirens went off in Altus Saturday evening around 6 p.m. as a strong storm moved through the area. Although Altus receives some heavy rain and small hail, the storm produced a tornado south of town near Elmer. Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:59 EST May 19th Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Abuse Day http://altustimes.com/news/news/153579440/May-19th-Prevention-of-Underage-Drinking-and-Alcohol-Abuse-Day National Prevention Week is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week is held each year during the third week of May, near the start of summer. Summer is a season... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:55 EST Eight county girls headed to Girls State http://altustimes.com/news/news/153582076/Eight-county-girls-headed-to-Girls-State The Altus American Legion Auxiliary is sending eight high school Junior Girls from Jackson County to Oklahoma Girl's State. This program is held once a year, for a week, at the Oklahoma University in Norman. This year it is being held from May... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:47 EST ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign running through end of month http://altustimes.com/news/news/153579351/Click-It-or-Ticket-campaign-running-through-end-of-month (OKLAHOMA CITY) – Law enforcement agencies across the state will be taking part in the annual “Click It or Ticket” mobilization May 18 - 31, cracking down on drivers and passengers who are not buckled up according to state... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:42 EST (No heading) http://altustimes.com/news/news/153579659/ The Memorial holiday weekend is upon us and Lake Altus is around 40% full. It has been awhile since we last had this much water. In June of 2011 we started the month with more water but that was the... Tue, 19 May 2015 11:36:41 EST The Echoes to hold Memorial Day concert at Martha Road Baptist Church http://altustimes.com/news/news/153579292/The-Echoes-to-hold-Memorial-Day-concert-at-Martha-Road-Baptist-Church The Echoes are set to be in concert at Martha Road Baptist Church on Monday, May 26 at 7 p.m. The Echoes are a Latin American musical group from the Rio Grande Bible College, Edinburg, Texas. The group travels all over the... Tue, 19 May 2015 11:31:46 EST