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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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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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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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Transformer move from Kingfisher to Altus on AMA agenda

A regular meeting of the Altus Municipal Authority will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council chambers. A regular meeting of the Altus City Council will immediately follow.AMA agenda items include the presentation of the financial and operational report by the Finance Department for the period ending March 31, approval of budget amendments, the bid award for wire and cable, and the award of a bid to move and install OMPA’s 69 kV transformer from Kingfisher to Altus and instal...

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Mullins movie to be shown in Altus

According to Minister George Dosher, one of the last showings of “Ragamuffin”, the movie by Christian music artist Rich Mullins, is coming to First Christian Church, 2501 N Park Lane, here in Altus on April 25 and 26. The film, rated PG-13, documents Mullins rise to fame during the 80s as a Christian song writer and musician. He wrote many popular songs, including “Awesome God”, “Doubly Good to You”, and...

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