Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:48:31 EST 1800 Local Toastmaster receives Advanced Leader Silver Award Paula Weeks of Red River Toastmasters Club of Altus recently received her Advanced Leader Silver Award for completion of advanced leadership roles and projects within the organization. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:01:42 EST Easter service set at Martha Road Baptist Martha Road Baptist Church invites the community to join them on April 5 for a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter worship services will e held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:56:41 EST Homelessness is a community issue Amanda Bernasconi, Emergency Solutions Coordinator of Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. is on a mission to bring awareness and create impactful change towards homelessness in Altus and surrounding communities. In her efforts to bring awareness not... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:01:41 EST Spring flowers, blooms and wildflowers abundant at Quartz Mountain Spring is here! The days are getting longer every day and the Spring Equinox has passed. Bermuda grass is starting to green up and winter grass needs to be mown already. Bradford Pears have blooms and leaves and Sand Plums just blooms (at QMNP on... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:11:45 EST Local seniors serve as State Senate pages OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Navajo High School students spent their spring break serving as pages at the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:11:43 EST County flags lowered to honor Booker Yesterday the Jackson County Commissioners held a regular meeting addressing several matters on the agenda as well as new business. This meeting the new business was very close to the hearts of those at the table and a daunting topic to discuss. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:06:42 EST (No heading) Friday the official ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Allen's Insurance at 1416 N. Park Lane. Terry Allen, his wife Terri Allen and the Allen's Insurance staff were excited to greet guests and welcome them into the new office. Raffles,... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:11:42 EST Local wheat crop update given This year's wheat crop looks nice and green right now with recent light rainfall that has been received in the area. Some area's have received more than light rainfall and thus have deeper soil moisture than other areas, but “in... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:16:40 EST Spelling Bee deadline Monday Monday, March 23 is the deadline to enter or sponsor a team in the Great Plains Literacy Council's 2015 “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:51:41 EST Commoditymarket meeting set for Wednesday The Jackson County Extension Office and Southwest Technology Center (SWTC) will offer a commodity market meeting on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 109, at SWTC. Discussion leaders will be Dr. Kim Anderson, OSU Extension Grain... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:36:42 EST Sale of property acquired at resale on Commissioners agenda The Jackson County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, March 23, in the Commissioners office at the courthouse. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:36:41 EST Veterans groups concerned with restrictive new VA regulations March 24 marks a significant day for injured and ill veterans, their families and survivors across the country. According to Virgil Williams, Altus Chapter 33 Disabled American Veterans, from that point forward, any veteran wishing to file a... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:46:42 EST Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council sponsoring concert The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council will present the “Go For Baroque” quartet in concert on Thursday, April 9, beginning with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 East Commerce. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:46:42 EST Altus selected for District Conference The SW District Leadership Conference for retired educators has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, at the Tamarack Road Church of Christ, 1000 East Tamarack Road, Altus. All Retired Educator Association members are invited to attend the meeting... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:41:41 EST Tobacco compliance check done in Jackson County; 73% in compliance;-73--in-compliance The Wichita Mountains Prevention Network (WMPN) partnered with the Jackson County Tobacco Education Committee (JCTEC) and three local student volunteers to conduct 11 tobacco reward reminder visits in Jackson County on March 18. They included Altus,... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:21:43 EST Archaeologist event held Jerry Foster, Western Trail Historical Society board member, talks with Dr. Robert Brooks, state archaeologist, about his personal collection of arrowheads and Native American items. Brooks was welcomed by a large crowd at Saturday's “Ask... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:21:42 EST Fund raising event held for Booker The Altus Fraternal Order of Police held a Fill the Hat fundraiser for Stephen Booker on Saturday at the intersection of Main and Falcon Road. The event was held to help Steven Booker with his continuing fight against Leukemia. Volunteers were at the... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:16:46 EST 2015 SWRE Youth Tour finalists named Ten high school juniors have been named as finalists in Southwest Rural Electric Cooperative's 2015 Youth Tour Contest. Top prize in the contest for one Oklahoma student and one Texas student will be an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:16:45 EST Altus officials to attend SW Water Conference Lawton – The Southwest Conference on Water Resources and Sustainability has been set for Thursday, March 26 at Cameron University from 9 a.m. to noon in the CETES Conference Room. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:16:44 EST Ruppto talk tornadoes in Altus KFDX Meteorologist Bryan Rupp is scheduled to visit Altus on Friday, March 20. He will be at the Altus City Hall, 509 S Main, at 6 p.m. to talk “Tornado 101”, according to local emergency management officials. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:16:42 EST