NEWS


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Standoff ends in arrest

Altus schools utilize lockdown procedures during police incident

Thursday Altus Public School officials were called on to utilize lockdown procedures at two schools when officers with the Altus Police Department, Ja...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Altus community calendar events provided

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October 17th, 2017 |  


High rainfall could mean mild winter but higher fire risk

Though the Oklahoma Mesonet reports that rainfall in Altus reached 11.45 inches in the last three months, there are still “Pray for rain” ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Police Log for Oct. 12-13 provided

IncidentsThursday12:39 a.m., Ambulance service, 2912 Laurel Circle10:15 a.m., Warrants, 1407 N. Thomas St.4:12 p.m., Fire, 1320 E. F St.6:59 p.m., Fig...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Defendants make initial appearances

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Dar...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Altus community calendar events provided

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October 13th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Altus recreational league standings

Girls Basketball — 8/9 YRTeam Wins Losses Ties Win Percent Childress Lady Bobcats 2 0 0 1.000 Granite Hippie Chicks 2 0 0 1.000 Red River Bulldo...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Ariel Williams brings a unique set of skills and raw athleticism to the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers

Ariel Williams brings a unique set of skills and raw athleticism to the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers

Ariel Williams has been a fan of basketball for as long as she can remember — dating back to when she was still a young girl in Texas. Her love ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


The Navajo High School cross country teams competed at the Altus Invitational Cross Country meet on Tuesday

The Navajo High School cross country teams competed at the Altus Invitational Cross Country meet on Tuesday

Trinity Rohrer is a hard runner to beat when she is at her best. Navajo High School’s freshman has set the pace for Navajo cross country all sea...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Ke’Ira Pickett brings an unmatched intensity level to the WOSC Lady Pioneers

Ke’Ira Pickett brings an unmatched intensity level to the WOSC Lady Pioneers

The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers basketball team has found its starting point guard for the upcoming season and she comes to the team ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Cayden Beckner won her sixth consecutive individual title at the Altus Cross Country Invitational meet Tuesday; both Altus teams took first

Cayden Beckner won her sixth consecutive individual title at the Altus Cross Country Invitational meet Tuesday; both Altus teams took first

One of the final meets before the Class 5A West Regional for the Altus Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs cross country teams is the Altus Cross Country Invit...

October 12th, 2017 updated: October 12th, 2017. |  


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LIFE


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Wedding
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Engagement
Birthday

Birthday

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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Oklahoma editorial roundup

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 |  


Oklahoma editorial roundup

Taxes on servicesThe OklahomanThis year, Gov. Mary Fallin called for applying the state’s 4.5 percent sales tax to numerous services, which woul...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


VA centers need more outside oversight

VA centers need more outside oversight

Our veterans fought to secure our freedom and security, and they deserve the best possible medical care. But for too long this care has not been provi...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Is there any hope?

Is there any hope?

St. Paul from Romans 5:1-8 – New International Version of the Bible“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace w...

July 25th, 2017 |  


A big ‘thank you’ to the APD

A big ‘thank you’ to the APD

I’d like to take a moment this week to commend the Altus Police Department for their efficient work this week.We had a string of shootings over ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


A decision on North Korea

A decision on North Korea

For more than fifty years the United States has had a contentious and adverse relationship with North Korea. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, ...

July 18th, 2017 |