NEWS


Mealer on hold for charges in Greer County

Mealer on hold for charges in Greer County

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

October 20th, 2017 |  


Bulldog fans ‘Pink Out’ stadium

Bulldog fans ‘Pink Out’ stadium

Altus High School officials designated Thursday night’s football game against Southeast High School as “Pink Out” night, a night to ...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Turkey Giveaway organizers seek donations

Local businesses are sponsoring the Fifth Annual Turkey Giveaway on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the parking lot of Mr. Bill’s Grocery ...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Preschool reading program ignites young minds

Preschool reading program ignites young minds

Even though librarian Donna Smith only had one pre-school child attending “Story Time” Wednesday morning, she read with the same enthusias...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Fall into Oklahoma autumn with fall foliage and festivities

Fall into Oklahoma autumn with fall foliage and festivities

The poet John Howard Bryant called autumn, “the year’s last, loveliest smile,” and in Oklahoma, the land smiles in crisp mornings, s...

October 19th, 2017 |  


City of Altus and Jackson County encourage participation in 2017 Great Central U.S. Shakeout Oct. 19 to practice earthquake preparedness

With the rise in seismic activity in Oklahoma over the last several years, emergency management professionals are encouraging everyone to know what to...

October 19th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Velocity Softball splits into 2 teams

Velocity Softball, Inc. has grown from an unknown fastpitch softball entity to a program that has branched off to form multiple teams due to the influ...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Altus High School’s cross country teams prepare for the OSSAA Class 5A West Regional Championship meet in Norman on Saturday

Altus High School’s cross country teams prepare for the OSSAA Class 5A West Regional Championship meet in Norman on Saturday

The fifth-ranked Lady Bulldogs and the eighth-ranked Bulldogs cross country teams are just two days away from one of the most imporant meets of their ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


The Altus Tigians found the win column after bouncing back from an 0-4 start to win two in a row

Velocity Softball, Inc. is just one of the many local traveling softball teams participating in fall and winter softball this year. Another of those t...

October 19th, 2017 updated: October 19th, 2017. |  


Navajo freshman Trinity Rohrer will represent Navajo at the Class 2A State Championship Cross Country meet in Shawnee on Saturday

For most of the runners on Navajo High School’s cross country team, the season is over. With regional competition taking place Saturday in Velma...

October 18th, 2017 |  


The Bulldogs prepare to host the Southeast Spartans at 7 p.m. Thursday

The Bulldogs prepare to host the Southeast Spartans at 7 p.m. Thursday

The Altus Bulldogs football team is coming off one of its most dominating offensive performances of the season after beating El Reno 63-21 last Friday...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Velocity’s 10-and-under fastpitch softball team won the 10-and-under tournament championship at Missile Park over the weekend

Velocity’s 10-and-under fastpitch softball team won the 10-and-under tournament championship at Missile Park over the weekend

The softball and baseball scene in southwest Oklahoma has settled down a bit with area schools having played their final games weeks ago.Many student-...

October 17th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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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 |