Blood donors at Altus Air Force Base blood drive will impact lives in our area as well as internationally. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will make a financial contribution to Global Blood Fund for each person who donates Friday, March 14, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The drive will be held in the Chapel Activities Room. “In...
A regular meeting of the Altus Board of Education will be held Monday, March 10, at 5 p.m. in the Board room of the Administrative Center, 219 N. Lee. During the meeting, the Board will be presented the district audit report for fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.Action will also be taken to reorganize the Board through the election of officers.Items under the Superintendent’s Reports include Choice of School and Pre-K Enrollment, the OSSBA District 11 Meeting on Apri...
Jackson County is conducting a public hearing on Monday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m. The hearing will be held at the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 North Main, Room 101, Altus.The purpose of the hearing is for the proposed CDBG Grant Application for restoration of ECR159 between SCR206 and SCR210, and to discuss the possibility of Jackson County submitting a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for 2014 funding.
ALTUS – Local farmer John McLeod, of Jackson, Oklahoma, directed $2,500 to Altus Public Schools through America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Altus Public Schools will use the donation for their “1 to 1” initiative to purchase technology devices such as tablets or laptops for student use.Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states....
The Altus Military Affairs Committee held their quarterly meeting last Thursday, Feb. 27, at Altus Air Force Base to look ahead at upcoming events that are exciting for both the Altus community and the 97th Air Mobility Wing. The Committee also elected their 2014 Officers as well as honor a committee member with the “Soaring with Eagles” award.As the first meeting of 2014, the Committee re-elected Dr. Joe Leverett as Chairman, and David Braddock and Riley “NubR...
Altus police are investigating an early morning stabbing that sent one man to Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Altus Police responded to a call this morning around 3:45 a.m. to the area of Chestnut and South Pine Street in this investigation.The victim, 31 year old Jason Green, was stabbed twice in the abdomen after he and the suspect, 31 year old Larry Tennon Jr., became involved in an argument.Green was transported to JCMH for his injuries. His condition is not know a...
Dara Banister, Pharmacist in the JCMH Pharmacy, was named the Employee of the Year for 2013 at the annual Jackson County Memorial Hospital Employee Awards Banquet that was held at the Western Oklahoma State College Multi-Purpose Center on Feb. 20. Jim King, Interim President and Chief Executiv...
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