Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:35:41 EST 1800 Southwest Opry to showcase variety of talent http://altustimes.com/news/news/50404987/Southwest-Opry-to-showcase-variety-of-talent Mikayla Jo's Southwest Opry presents a show packed with a variety of talented artists performing Hot New Country Hits, Country Classics, Gospel, Patriotic, and Western Swing, as well as some comedy. The SW Opry's show slated for this... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:33:12 EST (No heading) http://altustimes.com/news/news/50400181/ Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 25, where they approved a Canon Copier as surplus from the Assessor's office, among other items on the consent agenda. The copier, a Canon IR2230, was replaced by a more... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:33:10 EST Camping at Quartz Mountain http://altustimes.com/news/news/50404408/Camping-at-Quartz-Mountain Are you planning one last campout for the Labor Day Holiday? A lot of folks do choose to have their final camping trip of the season at Quartz Mountain Nature Park. Remember, camping is on a first come first serve basis (no reservations) so bring your... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:31:12 EST Suspect points shotgun at cabdriver and occupants http://altustimes.com/news/news/50403977/Suspect-points-shotgun-at-cabdriver-and-occupants Altus Police arrested a man early Sunday morning, Aug. 24, at around 2:30 a.m. after he pointed a shotgun at a cab driver and two occupants in the cab. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:25:13 EST Voters go to the polls this Tuesday http://altustimes.com/news/news/50389584/Voters-go-to-the-polls-this-Tuesday An election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 for runoffs that feature two statewide races for Democratic voters and runoffs for both parties in the 5th District U.S. House. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:00:08 EST Councilman questioned about eligibility http://altustimes.com/news/news/50386840/Councilman-questioned-about-eligibility Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:03:11 EST Hospital adds family practice specialist http://altustimes.com/news/news/50384132/Hospital-adds-family-practice-specialist Jackson County Memorial Hospital welcomes Kimberly Wirths, M.D., to the Medical Clinic at 201 South Park Lane in Altus. She is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. As a Family... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:55:10 EST Wildland Task Force called to extinguish Warren blaze http://altustimes.com/news/news/50387938/Wildland-Task-Force-called-to-extinguish-Warren-blaze The Jackson County Wildland Task Force responded to a wild-land fire at North County Road 212 and ECR 151 in Warren, where emergency teams established a command post and set up a multi-agency operation to extinguish a blaze in hot, dry, 101 degree... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:36:10 EST Korean War veteran to go on Honor Flight http://altustimes.com/news/news/50381481/Korean-War-veteran-to-go-on-Honor-Flight Korean War veteran Danny King of Altus will go on a charter Honor Flight from Tulsa to Washington, D.C., in September to visit the memorials of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:05:10 EST ‘Living Longer, Living Stronger’ series completed http://altustimes.com/news/news/50389518/Living-Longer-Living-Stronger-series-completed Nobody wants to have a chronic long-term illness. Unfortunately, most adults will experience two or more chronic conditions during our lives. These illnesses include heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and a host of... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:14 EST Citizenship requires study http://altustimes.com/news/news/50389520/Citizenship-requires-study Do you remember how many amendments the Constitution has? What kind of government does the United States have? How many justices are there on the Supreme Court? Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:12 EST Farm Hand Olympics, Children’s Day events planned for upcoming Fair http://altustimes.com/news/news/50389677/Farm-Hand-Olympics-Childrens-Day-events-planned-for-upcoming-Fair “Keep Calm and Fair On” is the theme for the 2014 Jackson County Free Fair. The fair is scheduled for Sept. 3-6, so it is just around the corner. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:11 EST SWTC developing new strategic plan http://altustimes.com/news/news/50378251/SWTC-developing-new-strategic-plan Southwest Technology Center has started the process for school improvement with plans for continued success of the center and the future of the educational facility. The first step of this process is the development of a new strategic... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:07 EST Farm Service Agency offers Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs http://altustimes.com/news/news/50370107/Farm-Service-Agency-offers-Livestock-Disaster-Assistance-Programs Altus – Carl Josefy, executive director for Jackson County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to sign up for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) for grazing losses that occurred from Oct. 1, 2011,... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:08 EST Physician recruitment update to be given at hospital meeting http://altustimes.com/news/news/50370144/Physician-recruitment-update-to-be-given-at-hospital-meeting An update on physician recruitment will be presented by Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority CEO Willey at Monday's Board of Trustees meeting. The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:15:20 EST PVNC Beautician retires http://altustimes.com/news/news/50373915/PVNC-Beautician-retires Plantation Village Nursing Center residents have lined up outside the facility's beauty salon every Wednesday and Thursday for the last 15 years to see one woman, beautician Connie Conner. Having provided residents with a sense of independence... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:15:19 EST Abernathy elected alternate Angus delegate to 13th annual meeting http://altustimes.com/news/news/50362897/Abernathy-elected-alternate-Angus-delegate-to-13th-annual-meeting Don E. Abernathy ofAltus has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:09 EST Fund raising concert planned for Baby Cooper http://altustimes.com/news/news/50290767/Fund-raising-concert-planned-for-Baby-Cooper Redneck Brown and the Freshwater Donkeys are scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Cooper Rebel Lee Reed, a Frederick, OK infant that was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. He is currently in the OU Children's Medical Center; this... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:06 EST Hiring event planned for Oklahoma military members http://altustimes.com/news/news/50356435/Hiring-event-planned-for-Oklahoma-military-members The Oklahoma CareerTech System and its partners are planning another hiring event for military members and veterans in the state. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:14 EST Enrollment numbers for WOSC announced http://altustimes.com/news/news/50351981/Enrollment-numbers-for-WOSC-announced Lisa Greenlee reported on Western's current enrollment at the regular meeting of the Board of Regents earlier this week. Greenlee said that the Summer 2014 enrollment was up 85% compared to last summer. Fall 2014 enrollment is currently down... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:50:11 EST