Altus Times- RSS Feed Tue, 2 Sep 2014 22:19:19 EST 1800 AAFB to open gates next weekend for Wings of Freedom Open House ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 97th Air Mobility Wing is scheduled to host the 2014 Wings of Freedom Open House next Saturday, Sept. 13, and will consist of various static displays and aerial demonstrations. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:00:07 EST Summer marks return during August August made a valiant effort to continue the unusually cool and remarkably wet conditions of June and July and place a final exclamation point on one of the more enjoyable Oklahoma summers in recent memory. Unfortunately, that message was lost during... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:59:13 EST Fair entries being taken tomorrow The 2014 Jackson County Free Fair starts tomorrow with entry of open class, 4-H and FFA non-livestock exhibits at the Expo Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Judging of Exhibits will be at 6:15 p.m. The fair runs through Saturday, Sept. 6, and this... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:59:10 EST DAV to hold breakfast fundraiser DAV Altus Chapter 33 will have an all you can eat pancake, sausage, bacon and egg breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 11 a.m. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:58:16 EST Temperature, rain and lake levels compared The calendar has been flipped over to September. Labor Day and summer are past. So it is a great time to pause, for a moment and look back over the summer. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:58:15 EST DAV Car & Bake Show planned The Altus DAV Chapter will have their annual Car & Bike Show on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the west end of the Altus Community Center. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:58:13 EST Navajo finishes 5th The OSSAA Fall baseball rankings are out today. The Navajo Indians are #13 in Class A. The current rankings includes the weekend games Navajo played in the Labor Day Tournament in Eakly. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:57:15 EST Eyeglasses assistance offered to elderly Healthy eyes are something most people take for granted. But there are millions of elderly people in this country who have severe vision impairments. These impairments could be treated and corrected, but many of the elderly can't afford the... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:01:18 EST Community Foundation Grant Given The Great Plains Literacy Council is pleased to announce it has received a $5000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation in Oklahoma City. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:43:16 EST U.S. Cellular rewarding $1 million to teachers to help boost classroom experiences$1-million-to-teachers-to-help-boost-classroom-experiences ALTUS – U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Altus, through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:06:08 EST (No heading) Labor Day Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:14:09 EST Traffic signs replaced at Sunset School In an attempt to relieve some of the parking issues that Sunset School is currently experiencing, the 500 block of Lark Street will be ONE WAY during the hours of 7-8:30 a.m., and 2:30-3:45 p.m. on school days only, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:14:08 EST One punch homicide and a police officer’s safety While in grade school I suffer two concussions in the same calendar year. Both were head strikes I sustained on the school playground and both times I wound up in the hospital. I overheard a doctor tell my parents that one more concussion could kill... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:07 EST Gardiner to Review Fannie Flagg novel for the Coffee Cup Bunch Theresa Gardiner will review a recently published novel by Fannie Flagg titled “The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion” for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library. The review will be given at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:10:10 EST Water rates for AAFB on Council agenda The agenda for Tuesday's regular meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority includes approval of minutes from the Aug. 19 meeting, and the receiving and acknowledgement of receipt of claims. Any new business, if any, since the posting of the... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:32:08 EST National Book Scholarship Fund Grant The Great Plains Literacy Council has received literacy curriculum, valued at approximately $2,000, from ProLiteracy through its National Book Scholarship Fund (NBSF). ProLiteracy awarded more than $100,000 in National Book Fund grants to 65... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST Chamber President: $400 million ‘retail leakage’$400-million-retail-leakage Approximately $400 million dollars per year is “leaking” from local retailers and is being spent in other towns, Altus Chamber of Commerce President Brian Bush said as the guest speaker at the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women meeting on... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:11 EST Bulldogs new leash Head Coach Jeremy Reed takes hold of the leash on the Altus High School Bulldogs. In this his first year as Head Coach and Athletic Director, Reed has been in the midst of long overdue and dramatic changes within the program. After three seasons as... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:22 EST Fall football preview 2014 It's nearly September and we're all ready for some football weather. These hot days in southwest Oklahoma put a lil' more sugar on the sweet reward of winning playoff games in December. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:18 EST Writer’s football experience MY FOOTBALL CREDENTIALS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:15 EST