Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 6 Mar 2015 05:13:40 EST 1800 Hofmeister: State could pioneer new school measure http://altustimes.com/news/news/152193792/Hofmeister:-State-could-pioneer-new-school-measure Oklahoma Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said she knows of no school grading system in the nation that she likes and believes Oklahoma can develop its own pioneering system to measure school performance. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:11:41 EST That Altus Band receives 67 superior medals http://altustimes.com/news/news/152174066/That-Altus-Band-receives-67-superior-medals That Altus Band received 67 superior medals at the OSSAA District Solo and Ensemble contest. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:11:41 EST Oklahoma Farm Bureau names Sen. Schulz a Champion Award recipient http://altustimes.com/news/news/152162695/Oklahoma-Farm-Bureau-names-Sen.-Schulz-a-Champion-Award-recipient Sen. Mike Schulz is among nine of the state's top agricultural advocates who received the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 2014 Champion Award. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:16:56 EST Altus AFB to conduct severe weather exercise http://altustimes.com/news/news/152148313/Altus-AFB-to-conduct-severe-weather-exercise ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE - The 97th Air Mobility Wing is planning to conduct a severe weather exercise March 11 at approximately 8 a.m. The City of Altus and base residents will hear a short test of the Installation Warning Notification System sirens at... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:16:55 EST 2015 Jackson County Junior Livestock Show Grand Champions http://altustimes.com/news/news/152171841/2015-Jackson-County-Junior-Livestock-Show-Grand-Champions 2015 Jackson County Junior Livestock Show Grand Champions Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:26:44 EST Couple arrested on felony charges against children http://altustimes.com/news/news/152159500/Couple-arrested-on-felony-charges-against-children According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, police arrested a husband and wife on numerous felony charges against children. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:26:42 EST Bar-S Food to receive funding http://altustimes.com/news/news/152132102/Bar-S-Food-to-receive-funding There has been a lot on the Jackson County Commissioners' agenda at recent meetings held Friday, Feb. 27 and Monday, March 2. The regular meetings were held in the Commissioners' Office in the Jackson County Courthouse where big topics... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:16:41 EST Voter registration deadline is March 13 http://altustimes.com/news/news/152145121/Voter-registration-deadline-is-March-13 Friday, March 13, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 7 Eldorado Municipal General Election, Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said today. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:11:41 EST Winter makes presence known during February http://altustimes.com/news/news/152145239/Winter-makes-presence-known-during-February The first two weeks of February in Oklahoma were a nice preview of spring with temperatures rising at times into the 70s and 80s with just a few mildly cold days scattered here and there. The final two weeks were a different story altogether, however,... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:47 EST Severe weather tips given during Weather Awareness Week http://altustimes.com/news/news/152145043/Severe-weather-tips-given-during-Weather-Awareness-Week Are you ready for the Spring Severe Weather? The more you prepare , the easier it will be to do the right thing and protect your family, in the event of a Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm. Several things you can do to prepare are: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:46 EST Level III sex offender arrested http://altustimes.com/news/news/152144881/Level-III-sex-offender-arrested Altus Police have arrested Jonas Pesina, 34, of Altus, on charges of Lewd Exhibition of a person, and failure to notify law enforcement of an address change under the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:45 EST Pizza delivery man assaulted http://altustimes.com/news/news/152144869/Pizza-delivery-man-assaulted Altus Police are investigating an assault and battery that was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, the assault was against a Dominoes Pizza employee. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:36:44 EST Don’t ‘BEE’ Left Out of the Fun! http://altustimes.com/news/news/152098601/Dont-BEE-Left-Out-of-the-Fun The “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee raises money for the Great Plains Literacy Council, but several individuals and businesses are donating in-kind products and services at the annual fundraiser. Joe and Kathy Stafford of Elmer wanted to be... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:41:43 EST ‘Kick Butts Day’ Kick Ball Tournament set for March 28 http://altustimes.com/news/news/152092187/Kick-Butts-Day-Kick-Ball-Tournament-set-for-March-28 Jackson County area SWAT will be hosting a “Kick Butts Day” Kick Ball Tournament on Saturday, March 28 starting at 10 a.m. This will be for 5th and 6th grade students only, and organizers are hoping to have at least 10 teams. It will be a... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:46:42 EST Bills deal with important public health issues http://altustimes.com/news/news/152091090/Bills-deal-with-important-public-health-issues With four weeks of the 2015 session behind us, we have now passed the first big deadline for action on legislation. There were over 800 bills filed prior to the session, and about 400 of those were approved by the deadline for committee action on... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:42 EST Pipeline item on Council agenda http://altustimes.com/news/news/152107278/Pipeline-item-on-Council-agenda The Altus City Council will meet Tuesday, March 3, immediately following the Altus Municipal Authority meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council chambers. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:41 EST ‘The Boys in the Boat’ to be reviewed for Coffee Cup Bunch http://altustimes.com/news/news/152066579/The-Boys-in-the-Boat-to-be-reviewed-for-Coffee-Cup-Bunch The Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of the Library will hear a review at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4. The review will be on “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:11:41 EST Be Aware - Be Prepared http://altustimes.com/news/news/152091324/Be-Aware---Be-Prepared Jackson County is affected by several types of threats including wind storms, floods, tornadoes, thunder storms, drought, which we are currently in an exceptional drought, as well as snow storm threat. The Emergency Management department is the expert... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:56:44 EST Blood Donors Urged to MARCH In http://altustimes.com/news/news/152107102/Blood-Donors-Urged-to-MARCH-In While most welcome March, the forecast isn't sunny and warm for those from our community needing blood. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) historically sees a decline in donations during the month, and, especially, during Spring Break. Leaders are... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:36:41 EST Wildfire risk report includes Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/152068431/Wildfire-risk-report-includes-Altus According to new data released today by CoreLogic, nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designated at “High” or “Very High” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:46:42 EST