Altus Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS http://altustimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:11:03 EST 1800 Driver burned when engine catches fire http://altustimes.com/news/news/50686005/Driver-burned-when-engine-catches-fire A Hollis man was transported to the Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City yesterday after his vehicle caught fire while driving. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:54:10 EST Pink Out Night set for Oct. 3 http://altustimes.com/news/news/50691109/Pink-Out-Night-set-for-Oct.-3 The Altus High Dance Team will again be leading Altus High School in the fight against cancer. Friday, Oct. 2 has been declared a pink out night at Hightower Memorial Stadium. The dance team is inviting business to “Paint It Pink”... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:53:05 EST Chili Cook-Off set for Oct. 4 in downtown Altus http://altustimes.com/news/news/50683040/Chili-Cook-Off-set-for-Oct.-4-in-downtown-Altus The annual “Cookin' with Main Street” Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, on the downtown Altus square. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., with chili being served at 10 a.m. Trophy presentations begin at 1... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:26 EST Head Start students get free dental screenings http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682798/Head-Start-students-get-free-dental-screenings SOCAG Head Start program students received free dental screenings last week on Friday, Sept. 12, at Bailey Head Start where pediatric dental hygienists examined their teeth and gums. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:21 EST Cooking and Nutrition classes to start http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682309/Cooking-and-Nutrition-classes-to-start For eight weeks, on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m., there will be cooking and nutrition classes called “Fresh Start and You” at the Altus Public Library. The classes will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24. Literacy adult learners and community... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:19:13 EST What grade did your school receive on report card? http://altustimes.com/news/news/50682294/What-grade-did-your-school-receive-on-report-card Fewer schools are getting A's and more are getting F's in the third round of Oklahoma's A-F school report cards, released Wednesday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:12:11 EST ‘Mommy and Me’ serves waffle breakfast for PVNC residents http://altustimes.com/news/news/50662371/Mommy-and-Me-serves-waffle-breakfast-for-PVNC-residents The Elm & Hudson Church of Christ “Mommy & Me” Play Group hosted a Waffle Bar for Plantation Village Nursing Center residents and staff last week. The kids passed out order forms and residents circled the items they wanted on their waffle. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:12 EST Council approves airport engineering services http://altustimes.com/news/news/50667896/Council-approves-airport-engineering-services The Altus City Council approved an agreement for engineering services at the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport and considered other items on the agenda during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The City re-advertised for airport... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:19 EST Farmers’ money advantages measured in winter wheat/canola rotation http://altustimes.com/news/news/50667897/Farmers-money-advantages-measured-in-winter-wheat/canola-rotation Agricultural economists need to be conservative in their public discussion. While most agronomists and farmers now agree rotating winter canola and winter wheat offers several advantages, both cultural and financial, it is only recently some... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:50 EST ‘Child Passenger Safety Week’ proclaimed http://altustimes.com/news/news/50660670/Child-Passenger-Safety-Week-proclaimed This week, Sept. 14-20, has been proclaimed “Child Passenger Safety Week” in Altus, to urge citizens to help reduce injures and the tragic loss of life by buckling up and properly securing all children in appropriate child safety seats,... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:47 EST Homecoming week activities planned http://altustimes.com/news/news/50645118/Homecoming-week-activities-planned It's Homecoming Week for Altus High School. It is the time of year when students go all out and show their school spirit and celebrate being an Altus Bulldog, all leading up to crowning the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Activities, like themed... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:39:13 EST Arts ‘N Action this weekend in Frederick http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650277/Arts-N-Action-this-weekend-in-Frederick The Frederick Arts & Humanities Council is proud to present the 42nd Annual Arts 'N Action celebration, located at the Tillman County Courthouse square in Frederick on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. The day's festivities will... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:13 EST OWRB and Bureau of Reclamation to host inaugural Oklahoma Drought Challenge http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650314/OWRB-and-Bureau-of-Reclamation-to-host-inaugural-Oklahoma-Drought-Challenge OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Water Resources Board, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, will host Oklahoma's inaugural Drought Challenge on Sept. 17 in the Atrium of the National Weather Center in Norman. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:25 EST Wildlife to be found at Quartz Mountain http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650345/Wildlife-to-be-found-at-Quartz-Mountain Have you seen a Texas Horned Lizard a.k.a. a “Horny Toad” recently? If so, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation would like to know. Input “Oklahoma Wildlife Dept” and “citizen science” into your favorite... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:24 EST ‘Doing Business with the Government’ workshop set http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650102/Doing-Business-with-the-Government-workshop-set “The Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services in the United States,” Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Deputy District Director, said. “For small businesses, federal contracts can help smooth the peaks and valleys of business... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:59:11 EST Aldonians Kick Off Year http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650579/Aldonians-Kick-Off-Year The women of Aldonian have chosen “Oklahoma Strong” for their 2014-15 theme. They were kicking up their heels to celebrate our great state. Aldonians soon will be performing a puppet show at the Museum of the Western Prairie for the Altus... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:16 EST Commissioners approve REAP Grant Resolution http://altustimes.com/news/news/50650255/Commissioners-approve-REAP-Grant-Resolution The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, to consider items on the consent agenda. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:13 EST Retired Educators announce meetings http://altustimes.com/news/news/50649958/Retired-Educators-announce-meetings The Jackson County Retired Educators Association recently planned its 2014-15 meeting schedule. Jan Shera, JCREA president, and the other officers invite all retired public education teachers, administrators, and support personnel to attend meetings... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:21 EST Garrison receives Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship http://altustimes.com/news/news/50621083/Garrison-receives-Overcoming-Obstacles-Scholarship Altus High School 2014 graduate, Chase Garrison, received a $10,000 scholarship for higher education from the Community for Education Foundation. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:11 EST Fundamentals of Photography Workshop offered at library http://altustimes.com/news/news/50617321/Fundamentals-of-Photography-Workshop-offered-at-library Fundamentals of Photography will be offered at the Altus Public Library Sept. 22, 23 and 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $30. Camera and manual are required for the workshop. In addition, photographs taken recently should also be brought... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:58:12 EST