Altus Times- RSS Feed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:48:08 EST 1800 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 Urbanski celebrated for selfless service with Altus Chamber Altus Chamber of Commerce retiring President Holley Urbanski was honored for her 43 years of service to the Altus Community with a retirement reception held at the Museum of the Western Prairie, Tuesday, July 22. 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 A new look, thanks to you The Altus Times is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Miss Altus Teen Pageant set for Aug. 2 The Miss Altus Teen Pageant contestants spent last Saturday visiting many of their sponsors. The pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at the City Auditorium. Tickets may... Tue, 22 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 Telling the stories of World War I at Altus Public Library Mon, 21 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 Deputy Police Chief to take on new role in Coweta Altus Deputy Police Chief Michael Bell looks ahead to his new position as appointed Coweta Chief of Police, and reflects on his time in law enforcement while serving the great city of Altus. 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 The Hampstead Stage Company – The Legend of King Arthur Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Neon sign said cause of fire The Altus Fire Department responded to a call Friday afternoon of smoke and possible fire at Fred's Restaurant on N. Main in Altus. Employees and patrons were removed from the building as crews quickly contained the fire. According to... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Regional Canola Conference set for July 30 at WOSC Agriculture producers mark your calendars for this year's Regional Canola Conference set for July 30 at Western Oklahoma State College, Multipurpose Room. The Conference will start at 8 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Water shortage solutions to be studied in ‘hot spot’ water basin near Altus OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials and planning specialists from the Oklahoma Water... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST