Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:17:47 EST 1800 Local Airman defends base in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan – A U.S. Air Force Airman from Altus successfully defended his forward operating base here during a more than four hour insurgent attack, July 17, 2014. Tech. Sgt. Matthew Treadwell, son of Greg and Sheila Treadwell of Snyder,... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST USDA Farm Bill Programs, Soil Health & Livestock Disaster Workshop to be held in Altus The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that NRCS, the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC), USDA agencies and the Jackson County Conservation District are partnering to hold a free conservation workshop and... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Directors Elected for Statewide City Management Association New Altus Assistant City Manger Greg Buckley was recently elected to the City Management Association of Oklahoma (CMAO) Board of Directors for 2014-15. Buckley is a past-president for CMAO. After an Altus City Council executive session on Thursday,... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perkins named new Deputy Chief of Police Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Perkins to the position of Deputy Chief of Police. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Free rain barrells to be given away Tuesday Free rain barrels are coming to Altus this coming Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m., according to Lloyd Colston, Altus Emergency Management Director. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners to consider cremation of deceased Altus resident The Jackson County Commissioners will consider cremation of a Jackson County resident who passed away over a year ago, and consider other items on the consent agenda during their regular meeting to be held 9 a.m. Monday, July 28, in the Commissioners... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Escaped Granite inmate captured in Denison, Texas OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Regional Canola Conference to be held in Altus Agriculture producers mark your calendars for this year's Regional Canola Conference set for Wednesday, July 30. Discussion topics will include cultivar performance, insect and disease management, production management, weather outlook, U.S. and... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Pathways intern takes public health initiative to local community Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a public health concern that is close at home in Oklahoma. Oklahoma's Infant Mortality Rate has exceeded the national rate consistently over the past decade. SIDS is the leading cause of infant mortality in... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Investigation continues into parachute jump accident Frederick Army Air Field - Following up on the loss of team member Captain (Retired) James Yost, the WW II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) has continued its investigation into the July 22 events that resulted in the death of valued team member James... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus Times print edition has new look The print edition of the Altus Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Entries ready for new ‘chair’-ity event Progress on the Altus Lions Club's “Chair-ity Auction Fun-Raiser” by participating merchants is going strong. The event, which offers decorated chairs with gift baskets, will be held this Saturday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inmate escapes from Granite prison GRANITE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman falls out of pickup onto highway A Hobart woman, Ruth Studdard, 36, was hospitalized after falling out of moving pickup truck on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jackson County Fair dates, events announced Organizers for this year's Jackson County Fair has announced the dates to be Sept. 3-6, with the theme “Keep Calm and Fair On at the Jackson County Fair”. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman hospitalized after dog attack An Altus woman was transported by EMS personnel to Jackson County Memorial Hospital, and later flown to an OKC hospital, with severe injuries after she was attacked by several dogs. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Parachuter apparently suffered heart attack during jump The Altus Times reported a story in the Wednesday, July 23 edition about a WWII Airborne Demonstration Team member that died in a tragic training exercise on Tuesday evening. Sharon Bennett, public affairs officer with the WWII Airborne Demonstration... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dehtan receives ORRC scholarship Dylan Clay Dehtan lives in Eldorado, OK and is a 2014 graduate of Eldorado High School. He is the son of Buddy Dehtan and the grandson of Norman “Buddy” and JoAnn Dehtan. He will attend Western Oklahoma State College in the fall, and plans... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 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