Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:33:40 EST 1800 Eyeglasses assistance offered to elderly http://altustimes.com/news/news/50461063/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50471739/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50459849/U.S.-Cellular-rewarding-$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 Gardiner to Review Fannie Flagg novel for the Coffee Cup Bunch http://altustimes.com/news/news/50449404/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 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50471671/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 Chamber President: $400 million ‘retail leakage’ http://altustimes.com/news/news/50459476/Chamber-President:-$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 REAP Grant public meeting to be held http://altustimes.com/news/news/50461650/REAP-Grant-public-meeting-to-be-held There will be a public meeting held in the Jackson County Commissioners office, 101 N Main, at 9 a.m. , on Sept. 3. The meeting will be to discuss applying for a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant for the Jackson County Rural Fire Chiefs... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:18:06 EST Dr. Andrews appointed Hospice Medical Director http://altustimes.com/news/news/50448322/Dr.-Andrews-appointed-Hospice-Medical-Director During this week's meeting of the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Dr. Angelia Andrews was appointed as the Hospice Medical Director and Dr. Abuelshar and Dr. Mihanni as alternate Medical Directors through April 30,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:10 EST Drivers loses vehicle on Hwy 62 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50446069/Drivers-loses-vehicle-on-Hwy-62 Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jackson County EMS, and Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call on Wednesday, Aug. 27 east of Altus. The call, which came in around 4 p.m., said that there was a man lying in the roadway, eastbound on... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:10 EST Air Refueling Wing gets new squadron, mission http://altustimes.com/news/news/50446329/Air-Refueling-Wing-gets-new-squadron-mission MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — The 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base is assuming command over the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron from Altus Air Force Base. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:08 EST VFW, Ladies Auxiliary reaching out to welcome eligible people to join local organization http://altustimes.com/news/news/50445700/VFW-Ladies-Auxiliary-reaching-out-to-welcome-eligible-people-to-join-local-organization The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4876 and Ladies Auxiliary are reaching out to welcome eligible people to join the local organization. Their main goal is to help Veterans and their families in need of assistance whether it be medical, physical... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:39:13 EST Stockman’s Bank honors Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month http://altustimes.com/news/news/50446133/Stockmans-Bank-honors-Altus-Public-Schools-Employee-of-the-Month LaNell Mobbs has been named Altus Public Schools' Employee of the Month for the month of August. Mrs. Mobbs is the secretary to Altus High School principal and has worked for Altus Schools for the past 26 years. She was nominated for this award... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:39:07 EST Goodwill Open House Saturday at new location http://altustimes.com/news/news/50436854/Goodwill-Open-House-Saturday-at-new-location The new Goodwill store, located at 1218 N. Grady in Altus, will be celebrating their Grand Opening with a very special event this Saturday. On Saturday, Aug. 30, Goodwill along with Walker Carpet, H&H Furniture and Altus Finance, all located in the... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:06:08 EST Chapman to lead revival services at Southside Baptist Church http://altustimes.com/news/news/50430686/Chapman-to-lead-revival-services-at-Southside-Baptist-Church Pastor Jason Duree and the members of Southside Baptist Church, 1100 Asa Lee, extend a special invitation to come and hear gospel messages and fellowship with others at their revival which begins Sept. 7 at 10:45 a.m. with Sunday night service at 6... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07:12 EST DA announces public auction of forfeited vehicles http://altustimes.com/news/news/50430790/DA-announces-public-auction-of-forfeited-vehicles District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, Aug. 31, and concluding on Sunday, Sept. 14. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:07:11 EST Low county turn out for runoff races http://altustimes.com/news/news/50431775/Low-county-turn-out-for-runoff-races Voters in Oklahoma went to the polls yesterday to cast ballots in runoff races across the state. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:06:08 EST Bedlam blood drive comes to Altus Sept. 2 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50424351/Bedlam-blood-drive-comes-to-Altus-Sept.-2 Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is bringing Bedlam to Altus with a game plan to save lives. Anyone, 16 years or older*, is urged to donate Tuesday, Sept. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Community Center. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:27:12 EST Johnson to be inducted into Oklahoma African American Educator’s Hall of Fame http://altustimes.com/news/news/50413477/Johnson-to-be-inducted-into-Oklahoma-African-American-Educators-Hall-of-Fame The Oklahoma African American Educator's Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Career educator Jessie (J.D.) Johnson of Altus has been selected as an... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:27:09 EST Chamber President to speak at SWORW meeting http://altustimes.com/news/news/50413381/Chamber-President-to-speak-at-SWORW-meeting Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., at the SWOKRW/Jackson County GOP Headquarters, located at 115 W. Commerce. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:15 EST Pratt to attend Model and Talent Expo http://altustimes.com/news/news/50413641/Pratt-to-attend-Model-and-Talent-Expo Mary Ann Pratt, of Altus, has been selected to be a part of the Model and Talent Expo to be held in Dallas, Texas in November. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08:11 EST