Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:43:23 EST 1800 (No heading) Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) Heat training for outdoor workers given by the United States Department of Labor Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Entries ready for new ‘chair’-ity event Progress on the Altus Lions Club's “Chair-ity Auction Fun-Raiser” by participating merchants is going strong. The event, which offers decorated chairs with gift baskets, will be held this Saturday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inmate escapes from Granite prison GRANITE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman falls out of pickup onto highway A Hobart woman, Ruth Studdard, 36, was hospitalized after falling out of moving pickup truck on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jackson County Fair dates, events announced Organizers for this year's Jackson County Fair has announced the dates to be Sept. 3-6, with the theme “Keep Calm and Fair On at the Jackson County Fair”. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman hospitalized after dog attack An Altus woman was transported by EMS personnel to Jackson County Memorial Hospital, and later flown to an OKC hospital, with severe injuries after she was attacked by several dogs. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Parachuter apparently suffered heart attack during jump The Altus Times reported a story in the Wednesday, July 23 edition about a WWII Airborne Demonstration Team member that died in a tragic training exercise on Tuesday evening. Sharon Bennett, public affairs officer with the WWII Airborne Demonstration... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dehtan receives ORRC scholarship Dylan Clay Dehtan lives in Eldorado, OK and is a 2014 graduate of Eldorado High School. He is the son of Buddy Dehtan and the grandson of Norman “Buddy” and JoAnn Dehtan. He will attend Western Oklahoma State College in the fall, and plans... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST WWII Airborne Demonstration Team fatal parachuting accident The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team has lost one of their own. Sharon Bennett, WWII Airborne Demonstration Team member and volunteer was contacted by the Frederick Press-Leader and reported, “A press release is being prepared by the team and... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ribbon cutting held for Little Caesars Little Caesars and the Altus Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors celebrated the restaurant's Grand Opening on Tuesday, July 22, with a ribbon cutting just minutes before the store opened for business to Altus customers at 1401 N. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council to discuss filling City Manager position The Altus City Council will hold a special meeting to consider agenda items regarding the recent resignation announcement of the City Manager Elizabeth Gray, 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, in Council Chambers of the Altus Municipal... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Monday evening gunfire reported Altus Police are investigating shots fired in the 1200 block of West Davis that was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Monday evening. Investigators found the back window of a vehicle had been shot out by gunfire. One empty shell casing was also... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A good reason to slow down This buck “popped up” over the guard rail, in the hairpin curve on Lodge Road just as the sun was rising. Just one of the reasons we ask folks to slow down as they drive through the park. There were no cars on the road, so one might have... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bring wildlife a little closer with nighttime event at Hackberry Flat The Hackberry Flat Center near Frederick will present “Prairie at Night” from- 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners approve services for commercial revaluation The Jackson County Commissioners approved a contract for professional services regarding an upcoming county revaluation, and considered other items on the agenda, during their regular meeting on Monday, July 21, in the Commissioners' Office of... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SWORW announce 5th Annual Beans & Baskets keynote speaker The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women are pleased to announce that Congressman James Lankford, candidate for U.S. Senate, will be the Keynote Speaker for their 5th Annual Beans and Baskets Fundraiser. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sexual Assault Response & Resource Teams to hold training in Altus Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (2007). Researchers have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18. In Oklahoma, a rape occurs every... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Weaver, Greenlee in Los Angeles working on new TV program Production started this week in Los Angeles for The Dr. Bill Show. Produced by Illuminate Media and Emmy Award winning Executive Producer, Altus' own Mike Weaver of Dream Weaver Entertainment. The show promises a fresh approach to the typical... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Western announces Strategic Planning Endeavor Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST