Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:34:32 EST 1800 Salvation Army hosting free Thanksgiving meal Altus – The Salvation Army of Altus is inviting anyone and everyone to this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal will be held on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Salvation Army Dining Hall (Soup Kitchen), 1100 N... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:11 EST Realtors donate to ‘Coats for Kids’ drive The Altus Association of Realtors help kick off the 16th annual Coats for Kids drive with a donation of $750 presented to Fire Chief Jerry Abbott of the Altus Fire Department. Every year the Fire Department hosts this... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:21:07 EST School Board candidate filings set to begin Dec. 1 Candidates for the Board of Education in seven Jackson County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Jackson County Election Board... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:14 EST Coats donated in memory of Floyd Bush The Altus Fire Department is collecting winter coats this holiday season to give out to Altus residents and children in need of warm clothing. The Bush family recently donated a large selection new coats to both 'Coats for Kids' and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:31:12 EST Jackson County 4-H Rockin’ Rabbit Club makes donations The Rockin' Rabbit Club members gather items for a 3-day garage sale fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming 3rd Annual Rockin' Rabbit Show. This show will be held on Feb. 14, 2015, at the Expo Center. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:08 EST Weekend rain timely for area wheat crops Weekend rains were a welcome sight as up to 2” of reported precipitation fell on Altus and Jackson County. The official rainfall amount from Altus Air Force Base Weather was 1-1/2”. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:07 EST Low lake levels haven’t discouraged birds The Park Office at Quartz Mountain Nature Park will be closed Thursday through Sunday and will reopen Monday, Dec. 1. The Quartz Mountain Golf Course will be closed Thanksgiving day, but weather... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:08 EST Altus businessman on NYC Marathon The New York City Marathon was held Sunday, Nov. 2, and Jeff Greenlee was one of the 50,511 participants. An experienced runner—he completed the Boston Marathon in April—this was his first attempt at the NYC Marathon. He did quite... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:27:06 EST Altus Times ‘Merry Beary Tree’ The Altus Times is accepting toy bears and stuffed animals to go under this year's “Merry Beary Tree.” Toy donations will go to a local organization to give to kids this Christmas. New and lightly used stuffed animals in nice... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:24:06 EST Oklahoma board OKs charter school application (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Education has approved a charter school application for the state Office of Juvenile Affairs. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:06:08 EST Hospital board meeting set for Monday The Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:06 EST Local educators attend Fall Arts Institute Altus area educators journeyed to Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center this fall to participate in the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute (OFAI), a series of intensive weekend workshops taught by nationally renowned artists in the literary, visual,... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:10 EST Free coats available through SWODA Because of the generosity of area citizens, the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) is distributing new and gently used coats throughout the counties of Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita counties. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:32:12 EST Local woman recipient of good deed Local resident Shirley Chisum was in Walgreens yesterday ready to check out with a basket full of items, when a young couple came up behind her. Chisum noticed that they only had sodas, so she let them go ahead of her. Another young man was behind... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:52:08 EST Council complies with IRC spouse definition The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to consider items on the agenda. Among items on the agenda, both established their Regular Meeting dates for the 2015 calendar year. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:57:04 EST State Rep. Ortega sworn in State Rep. Charles Ortega being sworn in for his fourth term on Tuesday. State Rep. Charles Ortega said he appreciates the support he has received.“I am humbled at the... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:36:11 EST EQIP application deadline approaching Stillwater, OKLA- Gary O'Neill, USDA-NRCS State Conservationist for Oklahoma has announced that EQIP applications for 2015 are due in the local NRCS offices on January 16, 2015. He said that the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:11 EST Benefit being held for Snyder student Austin DeRosa, a junior at Snyder High School, was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer in May. He spent his summer break receiving chemotherapy treatments. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:10 EST Emergency service groups fund radio repairs Local emergency service entities worked together to repair a faulty radio antenna and bad wiring to improve the emergency communication system used by many services in the area, thus making the City of Altus and Jackson County a safer... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:27:06 EST Schulz takes oath of office Sen. Mike Schulz, who was unopposed for the District 38 seat, took the oath of office at a special ceremony Tuesday in the state Capitol. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:00:17 EST