Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:25:50 EST 1800 Master’s Voice to perform during series of meetings at Emmanuel Baptist Church Pastor Boyd Whitehead and the members of Emmanuel Baptist Church invite all to a series of meetings and concert with Master's Voice. The dates are Nov 2-5. On Sunday, Nov. 2, Master's Voice will be leading the morning worship service at... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:42:04 EST Rear ending accident sends kids to hospital A man driving a Kenworth truck at an unsafe speed rear ended a car with two child passengers in it, causing the vehicle to leave the road. The driver and two children were all taken to the hospital. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:38:05 EST EDC discusses development opportunities The City of Altus Economic Development Board of Directors received a presentation on how businesses can lower their energy consumption, and the EDC Director reported on the latest efforts for business growth opportunities in the community, among other... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:23 EST Bedlam Blood Drive to be held at AHS Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Wednesday, Oct. 29. A blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will occur at Altus High School. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:20:18 EST Watercolor Workshop with Bobby Avila Local Artist and Altus High School art specialist, Bobby Avila, will be presenting a Watercolor Workshop at the Altus Public Library from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28, and 30. The cost of the class is $30 and all materials will be... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:26:07 EST External audit reports no material weaknesses or findings at WOSC At this week's Western Board of Regents regular meeting, Tricia Latham introduced Craig Legener, CPA with Stanfield and Odell for the report and response to Western's annual external audit for fiscal year 2014. The firm issued an... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:24:10 EST Beta Mothers hear self-defense tips Members of Beta Mothers Club gathered on Oct. 9 at the home of Kim Pickett for an informative lesson on personal safety and self-defense for women. Guest speaker Jason Greer conducted the program. Greer teaches martial arts at SIMS Martial Arts... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:13 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST A time for stargazing This week has the moon waning (shrinking) from “full” to “new”. The new moon will occur Friday, Oct. 24. Star gazing is best several days before or after the new moon. So now is a great time for star gazing. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:31:11 EST Truck and trailer catch on fire A semi truck and trailer caught fire Sunday afternoon on US Hwy 62 east of Altus. According to reports, the truck apparently caught fire after a tire blew out and the wheel started sparks on the pavement. The accident happened between mile marker 48... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:04:11 EST Police continue to investigate burglaries Altus Police continue to investigate a string of recent 1st degree burglaries, attempted 1st degree burglaries and auto burglaries that's taken place over recent weeks within the city. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:58:17 EST Cotton Festival to be held in Frederick The Frederick Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its seventh annual Cotton Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1. There will be activities throughout the entire day. Vendors will be set up as early as 9 a.m., and the chili cook-off and entertainment kicks... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:19 EST Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Saturday The 5th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Altus Community Center, 400 Falcon Road. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:17 EST Commissioners approve bid for 2004 Freightliner After taking bids under advisement last week, the Jackson County Commissioners approved a bid for a 2004 truck tractor, with fifth wheel, during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct., 20, and considered other items on the agenda. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:17 EST Special called meeting about City Manager search A special called meeting of the Altus City Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:11 EST Limited vaccines available for Monday flu clinic Jackson County Health Department would like to notify residents that planned to come to the flu clinic on Monday, Oct. 20, that we have a limited supply of vaccine available for adults. The department was notified late yesterday that a large shipment... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:40:09 EST (No heading) A District Retired Educators meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Altus at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road. The agenda will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:09 EST Two upcoming agriculture producer meetings set White-tailed Deer and Land Workshop in Altus Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:37:12 EST Motorcyclist admitted to ER with minor injuries A motorcyclist was transported to the JCMH Emergency Room following a single vehicle accident on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Witnesses said that Bill Davison, 57, of Altus was traveling northbound on his motorcycle on the 2200 Block of Main Street when a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:30:08 EST Navajo School Fall Carnival The Annual Navajo School Fall Carnival is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, in the old gym and cafeteria on the Navajo School campus. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Join them for a chili supper, costume contest, games for youth of all ages,... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:15 EST