Altus Times- RSS Feed http://altustimes.com/ http://altustimes.com/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:46 EST 1800 W. Tamarack Road to be closed tomorrow http://altustimes.com/news/news/150358521/W.-Tamarack-Road-to-be-closed-tomorrow W. Tamarack Road will be closed from Flamingo to Market Road on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Altus Power Director Dan Scott reported that their new transformer will being delivered and installed at the West Tamarack Substation. The transformer will need... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:04 EST Success comes full circle http://altustimes.com/news/sports/150344996/Success-comes-full-circle Ten years ago, Matt Terry was the Bulldogs quarterback in the state finals against Carl Albert in Norman. Today, he coaches the safeties and special teams for the Bulldogs. “The special teams have played well all year,” said head coach... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:05 EST AJH 7th and 8th take both from Anadarko http://altustimes.com/news/sports/150344656/AJH-7th-and-8th-take-both-from-Anadarko ALTUS 7TH GRADE BLANKS ANADARKO Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:17 EST Gala in the Garden on Thursday http://altustimes.com/news/news/150328700/Gala-in-the-Garden-on-Thursday The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council's annual Membership Gala in the Garden will be held this Thursday night, Oct. 30. This is their annual membership event, and everyone is very welcome and invited. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:08 EST It’s open enrollment time for Medicare http://altustimes.com/news/news/150328914/Its-open-enrollment-time-for-Medicare October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year's Medicare open enrollment period. It's the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:04:07 EST CORRECTION http://altustimes.com/news/news/150338425/CORRECTION The Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued a correction about an accident that was reported in the Altus Times this past week. The original article reported that a man driving a Kenworth truck at an unsafe speed rear ended a car with two child passengers in... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:02:31 EST JCHD get creative about Breast Cancer Awareness http://altustimes.com/news/news/150337422/JCHD-get-creative-about-Breast-Cancer-Awareness Slogans like, “Treasure you chest. Get the test,” and “Save the Hooters!” are among the many pink ribbons that adorn the hallways inside the Jackson County Health Department to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, and to remember... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:19 EST Altus native prepares for senior show at USAO http://altustimes.com/news/news/150338166/Altus-native-prepares-for-senior-show-at-USAO CHICKASHA – Altus native Ted Conley is one of four senior bachelor of fine arts candidates whose work will be on display in an upcoming show, titled raw,at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:18 EST Poetry Slam to be held at Western’s LRC http://altustimes.com/news/news/150335832/Poetry-Slam-to-be-held-at-Westerns-LRC Western Oklahoma State College's Library, the Learning Resources Center will host its third Poetry Slam on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the LRC. Students and patrons are invited to submit their original poetry for the annual competition and a chance to... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:33:03 EST HAPPY TAILS http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150325322/HAPPY-TAILS Ms Muffin, a lovely long haired Siamese with penetrating blue eyes, was left homeless after her owner passed away, and she was eventually left at Animal Control. It seemed nobody wanted a seven year old cat. Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network got her... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:28:16 EST Many summer season birds have left http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325701/Many-summer-season-birds-have-left As October draws to a close, many of the summer season birds have left. There hasn't been a hummingbird at the QM Grocery store feeders for over a week. Not a scissor-tailed nor a turkey vulture were seen all weekend. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:25:08 EST Author to hold book signing at The Enchanted Door http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325792/Author-to-hold-book-signing-at-The-Enchanted-Door Author Rochelle Beam will hold a book signing event on Nov. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Enchanged Door's Christmas Open House. The Enchanted Door is located at 111 W. Commerce in Altus. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:24:11 EST Voters can see sample ballots at Jackson County Election Board http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325633/Voters-can-see-sample-ballots-at-Jackson-County-Election-Board Sample ballots are now available at the Jackson County Election Board office for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the General Election on Nov. 4. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:29:13 EST Great Plains Friends of NRA banquet set for Nov. 8 http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325490/Great-Plains-Friends-of-NRA-banquet-set-for-Nov.-8 The doors to the Blair banquet room in Blair will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 for the Great Plains Friends of NRA banquet. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:28:13 EST General election absentee deadline tomorrow http://altustimes.com/news/news/150325530/General-election-absentee-deadline-tomorrow Voters have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail in the Nov. 4 General Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:24:16 EST County to remove dead trees from roadways http://altustimes.com/news/news/150310110/County-to-remove-dead-trees-from-roadways Jackson County Commissioners approved an agreement during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, to remove dead trees that could be hazardous to drivers on roadways in District 1, among other agenda items. Chairman of the Board of County... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:24:19 EST FFA and 4-H receive donations http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150296973/FFA-and-4-H-receive-donations ALTUS –AgPreference, ACA, announced this week that during October they will continue their Youth Grant Program by donating $48,000 ($2,000 each) to Future Farmers of America chapter and county 4-H organization in Southwest Oklahoma. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:28:05 EST Cotton is up but prices are down http://altustimes.com/news/home_top/150297415/Cotton-is-up-but-prices-are-down Jackson County farmers within the Lugert Altus Irrigation District have relied solely on a few inches of God's grace to get their cotton up this season. They haven't seen their irrigation canals flowing with the vital water needed to... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 18:06:03 EST Rehearsals under way for holiday music program http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289959/Rehearsals-under-way-for-holiday-music-program In preparation for its annual holiday music program, the WOSC Western Choral program invites the campus and community to Community Chorus rehearsal every Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Western's choir room in (H-11). Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:07:02 EST Altus AFB to conduct active shooter exercise http://altustimes.com/news/news/150289758/Altus-AFB-to-conduct-active-shooter-exercise 10/24/2014 - ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 97th Air Mobility Wing will conduct an active shooter exercise Nov. 5, 2014. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:41:08 EST