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Temperature, rain and lake levels compared
The calendar has been flipped over to September. Labor Day and summer are past. So it is a great time to pause, for a moment and look back over the summer.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
U.S. Cellular rewarding $1 million to teachers to help boost classroom experiences
U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Altus, through its Calling All Teachers program.
Community Foundation Grant Given
A check for $5,000 from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation in Oklahoma City was presented in Altus recently.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Traffic signs replaced at Sunset School
In an attempt to relieve some of the parking issues that Sunset School is currently experiencing, the 500 block of Lark Street will be ONE WAY during the hours of 7-8:30 a.m., and 2:30-3:45 p.m. on school days only, starting on Tuesday, Sept.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Sunset Elementary traffic to ease up
ALTUS, Okla._City officials are making a major change to the traffic flow outside of Sunset Elementary School in Altus.
Chamber President: $400 million 'retail leakage'
Altus Chamber of Commerce President Brian Bush was the guest speaker at the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28. Altus Chamber of Commerce President Brian Bush was the guest speaker at the Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28. Approximately $400 million dollars per year is "leaking" from ... (more)
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Goodwill Open House Saturday at new location
The new Goodwill store, located at 1218 N. Grady in Altus, will be celebrating their Grand Opening with a very special event this Saturday.
Drivers loses vehicle on Hwy 62
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Jackson County EMS, and Jackson County Sheriff's Department responded to a call on Wednesday, Aug. 27 east of Altus.
Stockman's Bank honors Altus Public Schools Employee of the Month
LaNell Mobbs has been named Altus Public Schools' Employee of the Month for the month of August.
$100 million raised for ALS under a month
The Elm and Hudson Church of Christ took the Ice Bucket Challenge to remember Altus' own Dennis Gilbert who died at the age of 51, on Memorial Day of this year, after a five and a half year battle with ALS.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Oklahoma news briefs, Aug. 28
City offices will close Monday for Labor Day. Embark buses will not run. There will be no "big blue" trash and recycling collection Monday, according to a news release from Oklahoma City.
DA announces public auction of forfeited vehicles
District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, Aug. 31, and concluding on Sunday, Sept.
Bedlam blood drive comes to Altus Sept. 2
Oklahoma Blood Institute is bringing Bedlam to Altus with a game plan to save lives.
Altus joins preparedness game
Local emergency managers are encouraging area residents to prepare for disasters during the National Preparedness Month along with other agencies supporting the #30days30ways National Preparedness Month initiative.
Hospital foundation awards scholarship
Suzanne Mollison, a member of the Mac Mollison Scholarship Committee at Jackson County Memorial Hospital, presents a scholarship to Blake Stepanovich from Altus.
Tryouts held for school musical, 'The Music man'
Altus High School sophomore Britton Spandley reads an excerpt from "The Music Man" for musical directors, Nick Young and Alice Newman, during closed tryouts on Monday, Aug. 25. Altus High School sophomore Britton Spandley reads an excerpt from "The Music Man" for musical directors, Nick Young and Alice Newman, during closed tryouts on Monday, Aug.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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.
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.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Councilman questioned about eligibility
The Altus Times received several inquiries about City of Altus Councilman, Mike Patterson of Ward 4, relating to his permanent place of residence.