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$1.6 M construction contract approved for Altus Schools

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The Board of Education of the Altus Public School District approved to enter into a $1,665,600 construction contract with Pope Contracting of Oklahoma City, during their regular meeting on Monday, April 14. The Board discussed the joint payment of the project stating about $500,000 should be available in remaining MAPS Funds for renovations at the High School campus and the rest of the funding would come from the District’s building funds.


Commissioners approve juvenile detention agreement

Jackson County Commissioners approved a Detention Services Agreement with the Sac and Fox Nation Juvenile Detention Center on Monday, April 14, during their regular meeting along with other items on the agenda.The agreement states that Jackson County will reimburse the detention center for provisions of juvenile retention services at a rate of $21.11 per day per child, an amount that represents 15 percent of the Office of Juvenile Affairs approved operational cost of detaining a ch...

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Over 150 entries in Walkin’ On Chalk event

Main Street Altus held the 10th annual Walkin’ on Chalk this past Sunday, April 13 in downtown Altus. There were a total of 30 banners judged with the Scientific Theme “Spark a Reaction”. There were also 125 chalk squares judged.Each chalk art contestant was provided a 5-foot by 5-foot area of concrete to create their works of art on. This year, $1,295 was raised by sponsors to be awarded to contestants. Alexis Julian, a 12th grader at Altus High School, received ...

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National Wild Turkey Federation regional banquet planned

The National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Best Western in Altus. Those attending the NWTF banquet will have the opportunity to buy exclusive merchandise to raise funds for the wild turkey conversation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled, while protecting the habitat.

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Blair FFA has taken home several awards

This past week the Blair FFA has taken home several awards from recent Career Development Event (CDE) contests.Saturday, April 5, at the Altus FFA Interscholastic, Blair had 1st place senior FFA team in livestock judging and high individual went to McKynzi Forster. Blair also won 1st place 4-H team in livestock judging and high individual was Casey Burnett.

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Annual ‘Book Lovers’ Sale’ to be held at library

It is almost time for the Annual Book Lovers’ Sale at the Altus Public Library. Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19 for the best-used book sale in southwest Oklahoma. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. each day. Get here early for the best selections. The library staff wants to make this the biggest and best sale ever and ...

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Altus Ambassadors return from 52nd Annual Quail Breakfast

Altus civic leaders returned from the 52nd Annual Altus Quail Breakfast in Washington, D.C. that was held Thursday, April 10, in the Senate Russell Building Kennedy Caucus Room.Approximately 180 people attended the traditional breakfast including the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, USAF Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh, III, and Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, as well as the 97th Air Mobility Wing Commander Col. Bill Spangenthal, and 97th AMW Command Chief CMSgt. Bry...

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Vo-Ag facility renovations contract on Monday’s School Board agenda

Entering into a contract with Pope Contracting of Oklahoma City for a combined total bid of $1,665,600 and 260 calendar days for construction work will be addressed for approval at the regular meeting of the Altus Board of Education on Monday.The contract will include exterior renovations of the Vo-Ag Facility, and construction of a new high school cafeteria corridor connector and a new standing seam metal retrofit roof installation with HVAC upgrades and retrofits at Will Rogers E...

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