Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:25:44 EST 1800 Nettie Sumrow Nettie L. Sumrow, 85, Duke passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Lexington, Texas. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Duke Church of Christ with Gary Bodine officiating. Burial will follow in the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:21:08 EST Prizes presented to Parade Winners The Altus Christmas Parade Action Committee presented check prizes to the best decorated floats in the 33 Annual Christmas Parade, “A Christmas Night of Lights,” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Altus Chamber of Commerce. Prizes were awarded... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:39:06 EST Holiday Blood Drives being held this week Four local blood drives will be taking place this week, giving everyone the opportunity to come out and give blood. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST A Christmas Night of Lights Crowds lined Main Street to see Altus' first night-time parade, “A Christmas Night of Lights.” Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:24:09 EST Former pastor arrested for child sexual assault A former Altus pastor was arrested on a felony warrant Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16, on a complaint of Child Sexual Abuse. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:56:08 EST Man robbed after being hit in face with bat Altus Police are investigating a robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon that was reported Monday night, shortly before 9 p.m., in the 1000 block of N. Jackson. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:36:06 EST Commissioners appoint Dr. Leverett to JCMH Board The Jackson County Commissioners opened bids for road and bridge materials, tires, and herbicides for 2015, and considered other items on the agenda during their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 15. Commissioners voted to take all bids under advisement... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:16 EST Third annual ‘Wrap for Toys’ event held The third annual “Wrap for Toys” event was held Saturday at the Altus Community Center. This event was the dream of former Altus-born residence, Blake Evan Lopez, an up and coming young rap star known as “2Throw'd”... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:17 EST Blood emergency declared across state Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) has declared a blood emergency across the state as its supply has reached a less than one-day supply. Declines in blood donation have left the blood inventory critically low. “The need for donation is constant,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:35:14 EST Roger Doyle Roger Dale Doyle, 69, of Eldorado, passed away yesterday, Friday December 12, 2014, in Denton, Texas. Services are pending with Kincannon Funeral Home. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:38:07 EST Sandy Hook remembered Mrs. Bull's 2nd grade class of Duke Public Schools remembered the children and teachers who were killed or injured 2 years ago in the Sandy Hook shooting, by wearing green ribbons on Friday, Dec. 12. The 2nd grade class says, “A special... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:35:03 EST Ag producers attend 2nd Farm Bill meeting The USDA Farm Service Agency held an informational meeting for local farmers on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Western Oklahoma State College, to discuss coverage options related to the Farm Bill. Representatives from the USDA and Jackson County OSU Extension... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:02:03 EST Fire dept. continues coat drive Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:05:17 EST Country Kitchen to place Wreath First United Methodist Church Country Kitchen volunteers have contributed to the local Wreaths across America project. The objective is to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran of the US Armed Services. Locally, the project was undertaken by... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:10:10 EST Counterfeit bills surface in Altus Several local businesses are coming across counterfeit bills in circulation. Altus Police are asking merchants to check it twice this holiday season. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:08:06 EST Stockman’s Bank honors Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month Francie Clinton has been named the Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month for November. Clinton serves Altus Schools as the Library Media Specialist and Gifted and Talented Teacher for both Rivers and Sunset Elementary. She has been employed by... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:56:06 EST Auction items selected for Festival of Trees The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council's Festival of Trees co-chairs Mary Beth Henry (left) and Candace Willingham (right) are selecting the beautiful holiday and home decor items that will be offered in the live and silent auctions at the... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:53:11 EST Commissioners bid for digital ballots The Jackson County Commissioners voted during their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, to advertise for bids to print and deliver digital ballots for all elections next year for a 12-month period beginning Jan. 1, 2015 and ending Dec. 31, 2015. This... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 19:07:07 EST Board recognizes Lego Robot competitors The Altus Public Schools Board of Education received a satisfactory audit for the district during their monthly meeting held Monday, Dec. 8, and considered other items on their agenda including a stipend for contract employees. The District... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:39:10 EST Local legal aid to provide assitance with sign-ups Are you aware Dec. 15 is the deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage that will begin Jan. 1? Are you having trouble finding health insurance for yourself and your family that fits your needs and budget? Are you curious if the Affordable Care... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:38:06 EST