NEWS


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Pets of the week
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Playground receives repairs

Playground receives repairs

On Saturday local volunteers came together with the Altus Parks and Recreation Department to give Imagination Station a much needed make over. Around ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Alley and Davis present their co-authored and illustrated children’s books at Altus Public Library

Alley and Davis present their co-authored and illustrated children’s books at Altus Public Library

It might seem that writing a children’s story would be an easy thing to do, but Darlene Davis Alley and her father, Larry Davis, know after writ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Altus High School’s Kory Beach was one of 70 students nationwide selected to attend General Tommy Franks’ Four Star Leadership program in Edmond July 9-14

Altus High School’s Kory Beach was one of 70 students nationwide selected to attend General Tommy Franks’ Four Star Leadership program in Edmond July 9-14

Altus High School senior Kory Beach recently attended the prestigious General Tommy Franks Four Star Leadership program July 9-14 in Edmond, Okla.Beac...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Altus Air Force Base prepares for the 2017 Air Show featuring the Thunderbirds

Altus Air Force Base prepares for the 2017 Air Show featuring the Thunderbirds

As the public anticipates the 2017 Altus Air Force Base Air Show, personnel on base are busy making preparations for the event—the first in thre...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Summer heat-related illnesses can be avoided with precautionary measures

It’s no secret that Oklahoma summers are hot and harsh. The dry, triple-digit heat can be life-threatening if certain safety precautions are not...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Altus community calendar events provided

Please submit all items by noon to run the next publication day. All submissions must include a street address where the event will be held and a cont...

July 14th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Altus High School’s Kobi Gomez and Cabe Dickerson hit the road to the Fargo Dome in Fargo, N.D. where they compete on wrestling’s biggest stage at the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet and Juniors Natioanl Championships

Altus High School’s Kobi Gomez and Cabe Dickerson hit the road to the Fargo Dome in Fargo, N.D. where they compete on wrestling’s biggest stage at the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet and Juniors Natioanl Championships

Over 1,000 miles away from Altus, one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the nation is currently underway at the Fargo Dome in Fargo, N.D. and tw...

July 18th, 2017 |  


The third annual Salvation Army Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. July 20 at 1616 E. Broadway St.

The third annual Salvation Army Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. July 20 at 1616 E. Broadway St.

For three years the Salvation Army and Town and Country Lanes have teamed up to bring a bowling tournament to the community that not only provides fun...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Coaches Eddie Broughton and Leandra Johnson have spent the last week coaching young basketball players at the Western Oklahoma State College Summer Skills Camp in hope of instilling the importance of the fundamentals of the game of basketball

Eddie Broughton Sr. brought his basketball knowledge to Western Oklahoma State College one year ago to take over the reigns of the Lady Pioneers baske...

July 18th, 2017 |  


A League of Our Own entered its second baseball season on Tuesday at Missile Park and will play next on July 18 and July 25

A League of Our Own entered its second baseball season on Tuesday at Missile Park and will play next on July 18 and July 25

July and August are the two hottest months where Oklahoma summers are concerned. That is especially true in southwest Oklahoma where temperatures typi...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Kobi Gomez looks to continue the success of the Altus High School Bulldog wrestling program while creating his own identity

Kobi Gomez looks to continue the success of the Altus High School Bulldog wrestling program while creating his own identity

When it comes to the wrestling mat, there are few names as synonymous with success in Altus as the name Gomez. From Neno Gomez to Gage and Kobi Gomez,...

July 14th, 2017 |  


The Blair Southwest Regulators 18-and-under fastpitch softball team recently competed against the Edmond Reign and Tulsa Classics in doubleheader action, dropping both games

The Blair Southwest Regulators 18-and-under fastpitch softball team recently competed against the Edmond Reign and Tulsa Classics in doubleheader action, dropping both games

The summer softball season continued for the Blair Southwest Regulators 18-and-under fastpitch softball team this past weekend when they took on the E...

July 12th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Wedding
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Engagement
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Birthday

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 |  


Remember Central Health Mart Pharmacy? It was at 301 N. Hudson St. where Martha’s Treasures stands today. Here is Don Rice, the owner, in front ...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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A decision on North Korea
Always look at the bright side of life

Always look at the bright side of life

Nearly 20 years ago I met Shirley Caudill.I was sent out on an assignment in Kentucky to cover a story and get some photos of a lady who drove a speci...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Thoughts about freedom

Thoughts about freedom

Jesus the Christ from The Gospel According to John 8:31-36“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Rediscovering the magic of fireworks

Rediscovering the magic of fireworks

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some fantastic fireworks displays in my life, and most of them happened by accident.When I was a kid living in L...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ

This coming week, our country is celebratin’ independence and freedom, the Fourth of July! Many of us have special memories of the day and all i...

July 7th, 2017 |  


Florence: Leather capital of Italy

Florence: Leather capital of Italy

Florence: Leather capital of Italy, birthplace of gelato, former center of European trade. Everything I read about Florence leading up to my visit ooz...

July 6th, 2017 |  


Festival Days are a great time to explore

Festival Days are a great time to explore

Well here we are, July. It never really hits me that summer is halfway over until the last summer reading program at the local library has ended. It&#...

July 4th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA