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Masonic fraternity donates to Western Ambassadors

Republican candidates to speak at women’s group

Oklahoma Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and a position on the corporation commission will speak at the Southwest Oklahoma Rep...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Get free flu shots on Thursday

If you still haven’t gotten your flu shot, you can now get one for free.The Jackson County Health Department will offer free shots with a drive-...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Western student shares his 
Oklahoma dream with legislature

Western student shares his Oklahoma dream with legislature

Tuesday, students, faculty and representatives from Oklahoma’s colleges and universities met at the state Capitol for Higher Education Day. High...

February 17th, 2018 |  


$15,000 bond set for DUI charge

Staff ReportDefendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday.Matthew Grim, 46 of Muskogee, is ch...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Ministerial alliance seeks volunteers to repair homes

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance is planning an event to bring volunteers together to improve the appearance of homes in the Altus area.Billed ...

February 17th, 2018 |  


EDC looking for grants to help fund rec trail

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors met in regular monthly session Thursday at the Altus Municipal Complex. T...

February 17th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Today, Feb. 17All Day — AHS swimming at State ChampionshipsAll Day — Bulldog wrestling at RegionalsAll Day — Bulldog soccer at Piedm...

February 17th, 2018 |  


Bulldogs drop last two games of the season against Anadarko and MacArthur, will play Carl Albert in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs

Bulldogs drop last two games of the season against Anadarko and MacArthur, will play Carl Albert in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs

Coach Brandon Kephart’s first regular season as the head coach of the Altus Bulldogs basketball program came to an end on Thursday with a 79-43 ...

February 17th, 2018 |  


The Altus High School girls basketball team enters the Class 5A basketball playoffs on 4-game slide following losses to Anadarko and Lawton MacArthur this past week

The Altus High School girls basketball team enters the Class 5A basketball playoffs on 4-game slide following losses to Anadarko and Lawton MacArthur this past week

The Lady Bulldogs began 2018 the right way, with four wins over a five-game period, but since the team’s Jan. 16 win over Clinton, things have f...

February 17th, 2018 |  


The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers defeat Connors State College Cowgirls, 48-44, for 10th win of the season

Things were looking bleak for the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers basketball team when they headed to the locker room at the break.Down 1...

February 15th, 2018 |  


The Western Oklahoma State College softball team suffered a rocky start to 2018 with losses to Clarendon and Frank Phillips College

The 2018 softball season for the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers began on Feb. 7, but it didn’t quite start the way the team was ho...

February 15th, 2018 |  


The Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers basketball team defeated Connors State College 86-84 on Tuesday

The Western Oklahoma State College men’s basketball team had its hands full on Tuesday when the Connors State College Cowboys came to town, but ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


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Piper Ann Collins, 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 21 inches long of Altus, was born to Ashley and Wade Collins at 7:07 p.m. Feb. 10 at Jackson County Memorial...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Area churchgroup feedslocal hungry

Every second Saturday of the month a group of volunteers at First United Methodist Church in Altus prepares a meal for anyone who shows up.The leader ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Birthday

Birthday

Dalleigh Renea Anderson turns one today.She is the daughter of Lane Anderson and Debra Kime of AltusShe is the granddaughter of George Kime, Jr. and D...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Lady Dawgs win out after opening round loss

The Altus Junior High Lady Dawgs (13-2) went into the Cache Junior High Tournament knowing they would be tasked with taking on tough competitors in a ...

January 31st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


Special bowlers fill lanes

Special bowlers fill lanes

Last summer, A League of Our Own’s inaugural event kicked off with a baseball tournament with 17 special needs children taking to the pre T-ball...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Birth

Birth

Owen Blevins of Altus was born 8:16 a.m. Nov. 7 and weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces.Proud parents are Cheyenne Mathews and Douglas Blevins of Altus.The...

January 6th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Why buying local reinvests in your own community

From all indications, the current cotton crop may set a record this year. With that in mind, you may feel the urge to pull a few more bills out of you...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


How an 
Altus alum changed my athletic career

How an Altus alum changed my athletic career

I owe a debt of gratitude to Altus, not because I bought the newspaper here, but because of Dr. J. Dan Metcalf, who helped change my athletic career i...

November 13th, 2017 |  


The truth about the trade deficit

The truth about the trade deficit

Last month, the Trump administration issued its objectives for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. There is much about the tra...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup

EPA director travelTulsa WorldIf we were supposed to be shocked to learn that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is going home...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Expanding investments at small airports

Expanding investments at small airports

As a certificated pilot with more than 11,000 flight hours, I know firsthand the needs of pilots, the general aviation community, and how to improve a...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Small kindness on a small street

Small kindness on a small street

“There’s no such thing as someone else’s war.”This is a line from a song sung by Jason Isbell, an Alabama born songwriter, who...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


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