Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:18:39 EST 1800 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 SWTC hosts blood drive Nov. 25 As Bedlam nears, Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and Southwest Technology Center are giving area residents the opportunity to get their game on. Each donor from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, will receive the choice of an OU... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:38:12 EST Altus Track Booster Club hosting Great Santa 5K Fun Run/Walk The Altus Track Booster Club would like to invite everyone to the Annual Great Santa 5K Fun Run/Walk. The event will take place at Western Oklahoma State College beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 6. This will be a great run/walk for adults and kids. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:20:07 EST AHS All-School Production tickets go on sale Reserved ticket sales for the Altus High School All-School Production of 'The Music Man' begin today. The production dates are set for Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:19:08 EST First snow of the year falls The first snow of the year, falling just a week short of the first snowfall last year, hit Southwest Oklahoma on Sunday. At times, there were both sleet and snow, causing some minor fender benders not only in the Altus area, but across the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:17:13 EST Icy roads developed in first snow Early morning ice made for slick driving conditions on Altus roads yesterday, Monday, Nov. 17. While the City of Altus' Street Department had spread limestone chips for traction, some roads were still hazardous until much of the snow an ice... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:17:12 EST Check donation to benefit local shelter The Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group's ACMI House received a check donation on Monday, Nov. 17, from Stage of Altus. The department store held a month long promotion called “30 Days of Giving,” where stage customers were... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:17:11 EST Jackson County Community Health Action Team & Tobacco Prevention Committee urges smokers to join the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20 OKLAHOMA CITY — This November 20, quit for a day, quit for life and celebrate the Great American Smokeout alongside the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline and Jackson County Community Health Action Team & Tobacco Prevention Committee. This daylong event... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:15:09 EST 12th Annual ‘Toys From the Heart’ planned St. John Baptist Church Kitchen Committee has planned their 12th Annual “Toys From the Heart” event, to include a free dinner. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be toys for girls and boys, ages... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:48:14 EST Council to consider property rezoning The Altus Municipal Authority (AMA) and City Council will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. to consider items on their agenda to include rezoning several tracts of land for residential and commercial... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:59:04 EST