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Norberto Perez, of 420 W. Commerce, is out attacking the weeds by his curb line next to his house. The Altus Chamber of Commerce encourages all citizens to do the same. “Let's get rid of the weeds!”
Norberto Perez, of 420 W. Commerce, is out attacking the weeds by his curb line next to his house. The Altus Chamber of Commerce encourages all citizens to do the same. “Let's get rid of the weeds!”
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The Altus Chamber of Commerce reports that they are finding more and more citizens who are quietly and responsibly picking up trash and attacking weeds in their neighborhoods. “They are to be commended for their efforts,” said Holley Urbanski, Chamber President. “All citizens are encouraged to adopt this selfless attitude and clean up their own property, mow, edge and spray their yards for weeds. If we all do this won’t our city be bright and shiny.”


The first city-wide cleanup event is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road between 8 and 9 a.m. Meet on the east side of the Community Center to register and pick up your trash bags.


The City of Altus will have a roll-off located at the community center for trash collection.


The schedule will include returning the trash by noon.


Goals of this group include keeping Altus looking as good as possible and keeping trash out of the main waterways in the area. “It’s time for us to clean up Altus!”


All businesses along the major thoroughfares are asked to participate in the clean-up effort and are asked to clean up areas in front, back and sides if their building. “Pull those weeds!”


This is a cooperative effort between the Altus Chamber of Commerce, City of Altus, Main Street Altus, Altus Air Force Base, Altus Rotary, Altus Lions, Altus Kiwanis Club, Jackson County Health Action Team – Nutrition and Fitness Task Force, Western Oklahoma State College, Southwest Technology Center, Altus Realtors, OSU Extension Center – 4H Clubs, Boy Scouts, area churches, McDonald’s, and many other businesses. The Altus Times, KEYB and KWHW radio stations are also helping and many individuals. Anyone interested in joining this effort is asked to call the Altus Chamber of Commerce at 580-482-0210 to sign up.

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