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County Health Department observes Administrative Professionals Week

The Jackson County Health Department is recognizing the work of its five administrative professionals during Administrative Professionals Week April 20-26, 2014.“We are grateful for the excellent work all our office professionals do each day to bring order and cohesion to the Jackson County Health Department office,” said Karen Weaver, administrative director. “This work is vital to assure our clients receive the services they are seeking from our agency.”...

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School Board OK’s band trip to Hawaii

The Altus Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to allow “That Altus Band” to perform in the 75th Pearl Harbor Anniversary Parade in Hawaii in November of 2016. The motion to approve the band’s fundraising efforts and travel to Hawaii for the 75th Anniversary Parade was made by Dr. John Thomas, with the stipulation that the Band Parent Organization meet all requirements to be sanctioned by the board of education each year and that quarterly updat...

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School activities cancelled

Due to the timing of the severe weather threat for this afternoon, we are cancelling Title I; Extended Day; Alternative Night School, after school programs for Altus Schools.

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Sheriff to meet with legislators at State Capitol

The Jackson County Sheriff is meeting with State legislators at the Capitol, with other Sheriffs state-wide, regarding House Bill 2804. The bill will greatly reduce the occupancy of county jails used to house state inmates awaiting transfer to a Department of Corrections facility. According to Jackson County Sheriff, Roger LeVick, such a reform will negatively impact county finances as well as residents safety and tax dollars.LeVick will meet with Senator Mike Schulz and House Repr...

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Man arrested on Burglary to Auto charges

Altus Police arrested a man early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary to an automobile.After a citizen called and stated they saw a subject walking in the area of Flamingo and Mockingbird carrying a small case, officers made contact with a man walking in the area. The man, Paul Lawrence Campbell Jr., 45, was carrying a case which c...

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Three weekend accidents send several to hospital

A personal injury accident happened on US283, 3/10 of a mile north of CR 169 in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,Joshua Lee Kelly, 21, of Olustee, was driving a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup north bound on US 283 when he was distracted by an object inside the vehicle. Wade Lavoy, 51, of Altus, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup when he made a right turn from a private drive into the north bound lane of US 283 and struck ...

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Commissioners approve emergency operations plan

The Jackson County Commissioners approved the updated Altus and Jackson County Emergency Operation Plan on Monday, April 22, during their regular meeting. The plan was updated to include current names of City and County Officials as delegating authorities and a following chain of succession in the event of a major emergency.Also during the meeting, Commissioners approved minutes from the previous meeting and purchase orders for District 2 and District 3, both for Dolese Bros. Co. f...

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