Altus Times- RSS Feed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:26:14 EST 1800 Area congressmen visit Air Evac Lifeteam base Air Evac Lifeteam representatives presented honorary photo boxes to local congressmen before providing a tour of the Air Evac Lifeteam Base and hangar on Tuesday, July 29. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Y’s time Move over baby boomers for a new generation with new ideas Here's a statistic from the U.S. Department of Labor that might shock you.By 2015 — that's next year — the largest age group in the United States work force will be those in their 20s. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Girl donates 20” of hair to ‘Locks of Love’ Isabelle Gloria donated 10 inches of her hair last summer, and another 10 inches this summer to Locks of Love. She has such a big heart for the Lord and it overflows through her actions for others. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST First night time Christmas parade planned for Altus It's Christmas in July! Or at least you should start planning for the 34th Annual Altus Christmas Parade, NOW! According to Christmas Parade Chairman Debbie Davis, Altus will be holding their first night time parade. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus woman in critical condition after Monday accident An Altus woman was admitted to the hospital in critical condition Monday after an accident east of Altus. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Voter Registration Deadline is Friday This Friday, Aug. 1, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 26 Democratic Runoff Primary Election, Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said today. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Emergency services appreciate Commissioners The Jackson County Commissioners authorized the cremation of a deceased Altus resident, and considered other items on the agenda, during their regular meeting held on Monday, July 28, in the Commissioners' Office of the Jackson County... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer blood drive to be held Aug. 5 at Community Center There's no substitute for blood needed by patients in local hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Altus community's blood drive Tuesday, Aug. 5, provides the opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old* to... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Painted Buntings spotted at Quartz Mountain Had the privilege of having a family of Painted Buntings stop by the Nature Center for their Sunday bath this week. Both the male and female were escorting three juveniles. The sprinkler was on rather low, with the water barely rising 15 inches in the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman crawls from burning vehicle after accident A personal injury accident south of Lone Wolf Sunday sent a woman to the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus Summer Tennis tournament-Jackson County player results Altusians Jarmal Dorsey and Alex Drake teamed up this past weekend for first place in the 2014 version of the Altus Summer Tennis Tournament. The pair went undefeated in a four team round robin pool ahead of the second place team of Kade Redden of... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unsafe speed on curve results in rollover accident near Granite A personal injury collision happened on Hwy 6 near CR 1410 one mile north of Granite on Saturday morning at approximately 8:10 a.m. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Artist uses chainsaws to create sculptures It didn't take long for neighbors and passersby on Saturday to figure out that the man in front of 3204 Gettysburg wasn't just cutting a tree down, but was creating a work of art. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus AFB to break ground for KC-46 FTU ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE – A ground breaking ceremony for the incoming KC-46A Pegasus is scheduled to take place here at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Altus man in critical condition after falling asleep at the wheel on H.E. Bailey Turnpike An Altus man was injured in an accident on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike Saturday after he was said to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Winter canola meetings, crop insurance applications and hopefully, a better growing season are coming Winter canola has grown in importance as a money crop and for rotating with winter wheat for a decade. But in its 9th crop year of 2013-14, almost all of the wheels came off the crop wagon. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Local Toastmaster receives Advanced Communicator Bronze Altus Toastmaster and Area K-2 Governor, Marty Vincent of the Red River Toastmasters Club was recently recognized for completion of projects designed to enhance her skills as an Advanced Communicator. Sun, 27 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