Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 7 May 2015 04:47:38 EST 1800 Threats of large hail, tornadoes with continued rain chances Rain continue to fall this week on Altus, and across the state. The much-needed moisture is helping the lake levels, drought conditions, helping to reduce fire danger, feed local crops, as well as residential lawns and gardens. Wed, 6 May 2015 11:56:44 EST Altus brings home state Main Street awards Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the winners in 21 competitive award categories during the 26th annual Main Street Awards Banquet held Tuesday at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Wed, 6 May 2015 11:56:43 EST Annual water monitoring reports finalized OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Water Resources Board's Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP) annual reports of statewide water quality data for lakes, streams, and groundwater are now available online at Tue, 5 May 2015 11:36:42 EST Berryhill chosen for meritorious service award A Marvin Hicks – Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award was awarded to Janice Berryhill, Utility Services Director, City of Altus at the 2015 MESO Public Power Conference. Tue, 5 May 2015 11:31:43 EST Protecting vulnerable adults who are being abused According to a report released last year by the Pew Research Center, it's predicted that the number of people in the U.S. 65 and older is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million by 2050. As this shift takes place, it means... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:26:53 EST Community Action Month done in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group (SOCAG). Community Action Agencies make an essential contribution to limited income individuals and families in Oklahoma, providing cost-effective... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:26:51 EST County OHCE proclaimed The week of May 3 through May 9 has been proclaimed as Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) week. County commissioners Cary Carrel, Kirk Butler and Marty Clinton signed the proclamation on Monday, April 27 with representative from the Jackson... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:26:50 EST Goucher named Project Manager of the Year Washington, D.C. – The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) awarded Monte Goucher, P.E., the 2014 Program/Project Manager of the Year during its 2015 Annual Expo & Conference held April 19-23 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Goucher,... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:26:49 EST Warren to hold garage sale Saturday, May 9, the Warren Volunteer Fire Department will he conducting a large garage sale at the Warren Fire Station. All sale proceeds are designated for the construction of a new fire station at the Northeast corner of State Highway 19 and... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:26:48 EST Coffee Cup Bunch to hear ‘Old-Fashioned Storytelling’ ALTUS - Novelist Louise Farmer Smith will review her book, “One Hundred Years of Marriage” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6 for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library at the Altus Public Library. Sat, 2 May 2015 11:31:48 EST SWOK Quilt Guild to host Maddy Renowned quilt designer, teacher and founder of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs, Debbie Maddy, is coming to a local quild on Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 620 S. Park Lane. The public is welcome to attend the Southwest... Sat, 2 May 2015 11:26:52 EST Nominating committee members appointed Dr. June Knight appointed Corwin Petzold as Chairman, Gary Beach and Matt Coppock to serve as the nominating committee to elect officers for the JCMH Board of Trustees, 2015 – 2017 term. The appointments were made at the Board of Trustees JCMH... Fri, 1 May 2015 12:06:43 EST Golovach runner-up in statewide poster contest OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the annual “Well Site Safety Day,” the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) selected 21 students in grades K-6 from across the state to showcase their original artwork illustrating the dangers of playing... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:36:44 EST Colston recognized as a Weather Ready Ambassador Lloyd Colston, Director of Emergency Management for Altus, was recognized this week as being part a Weather-Ready Ambassador by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation is about building community... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:36:42 EST Miss Altus Outstanding Teen invites all to Rock and Rumble Molly Little, Miss Altus Outstanding Teen, invites everyone to come join the fun this Saturday May 2 during Rock and Rumble. Contestant meeting will be held at Herring First State Bank Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. to learn more about entering 2016 Miss... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:31:41 EST Jackson County lawyers offering free legal advice OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorneys across Oklahoma will provide free legal advice on Thursday, April 30 during the 37th annual statewide celebration of Law Day. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:51:43 EST Rock And Rumble this weekend The 17th annual Rock and Rumble Car Show, and Crusin' with Main Street event will be held this Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:16:42 EST Governor signs legislation empowering Workforce Council OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed legislation streamlining the composition of the Governor's Council on Workforce and Economic Development. Senate Bill 612 changes the membership to give representatives of the private... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:31:41 EST Western musical this weekend Western Oklahoma State College premiers its spring musical this weekend. “Once Upon a Mattress” is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea”. The show features the musical... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:26:47 EST Donate to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on Saturday, May 9 Altus – On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers in more than 140 cities in central and western Oklahoma will “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting canned food donations from households on their route. In Altus, donations benefit the Regional... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:26:44 EST