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Imagination Station restoration project to continue

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Area volunteers are getting ready to do more repairs to Imagination Station on Falcon Road, Saturday, July 19 from 7 a.m. to noon.The City of Altus Parks Director Freddy Perez said that this will be the second phase of the ongoing community project which will focus on finishing up any major construction like replacing foundation boards and pickets for fencing. Stage 3 will focus on adding fresh paint and stage four will be for laying new mulch.The effort began as a community partnership between the City of Altus, Wilmes Ford-Lincoln and Chevrolet, and over 30 Altus Air Force Base members who all wanted to get the park back to its original condition. The public is invited to volunteer in the effort.

 

Stuff, and the proper storage of it

The Colonel strongly suggested going to South Dakota on vacation, a fun trip visiting in-laws. One of the problems of military life is the moving you have to do. The government will only pay for shipping a prescribe amount of weight, based on your rank.

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MAPS funds to addressed Monday during School Board meeting

State Superintendent elections and MAPS funds will be addressed during the Superintendent’s reports at Monday’s regular meeting of the Board of Education. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the Board conference room at the administrative center, 219 N. Lee.Consent agenda items include use of school facilities, a resolution between the schools and the City approving the renewal of another fiscal year of the terms and conditions of the Interlocal Cooperative agreement,...

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Critter Tales returning to library

  Summer program is winding down at the library but before we do we have some great programs lined up for kids and teens. Critter Tales, a real crowd pleaser, will be here on Thursday, July 17 and a brand new group for us all the way from New Hampshire, Hampstead Theatre with their presentation of “The Legend of King Arthur,” will wrap up summer program on Thursday, July 24. ...

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New APD Officers to swear in before Council

The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council will hold their regular meeting where APD’s new Police Officers will swear in at 6:30 Tuesday, July 15, in Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex.At the beginning of the AMA meeting, the City of Altus Chief of Police Tim Murphy will introduce and swear in new Altus Police Officers before the AMA considers the consent agenda. After discussion of any new business the AMA meeting will adjourn and the City Council meeting will com...

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Local Toastmaster leading statewide marketing campaign

Red River Toastmasters Club’s Distinguished Toastmaster, Doug Weeks was recently named the Lieutenant Governor of Marketing for District 16 which encompasses the entire State of Oklahoma.As the Lieutenant Governor of Marketing, Doug is responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building, and member-and-club retention efforts within the district. This includes having an overall marketing strategy for the district, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing com...

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Driver runs through bike racks, hits school

Altus Police Department responded to an early-morning call at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday. According to reports, a female motorist lost control of a white 2012 GMC Terrain near Asalee and Glenda Street before sliding into the Roosevelt Elementary School building in south Altus.The vehicle was going westbound on Asalee when it departed the roadway, going southbound toward the school, according to a report made by APD. Officers suspect the vehicle was traveling at a high speed....

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Prince of Peace Catholic Church welcomes new Pastor

Prince of Peace Catholic Church welcomes Fr. James Andrew Wickersham as their new pastor.Fr. Wickersham, the son of Glenn Wickersham and Margo MacRobert was born in Norman where he was raised. He found himself enrolling at the University of Oklahoma and seemed to have his future planned. He would study political science, go on to law school, and then enter politics, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, the late Victor Wickersham, longtime Oklahoma Congressman. Then ...

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Saturday concert to benefit Altus Lions Club projects

The Altus Lions Club will present ‘The Whiskey Bent Band’ in concert this Saturday, July 12, at the Altus City Auditorium.The event is being held to raise money to provide eyeglasses for needy school children and senior citizens in Altus and Southwest Oklahoma.The Whiskey Bent Band is country music at it’s finest. The group consists of lead vocalist Les Taber, bass vocalist Kem Puckett, vocalist Steve Bagsby on the fiddle and steel guitar, vocalist Paul...

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Oklahoma Kid entertains with trick roping skills

The “Oklahoma Kid” Marty Tipton entertained a large crowd of kids and parents at the Altus Community Center on Thursday, July 10, with is professional trick roping skills for the sixth program of the Altus Public Library Summer program. Those in attendance learned about the history and science of trick roping, and also received their first lessons from the “Oklahoma Kid,” a fourth generation trick roper.“Kid” showed several roping techniques comb...

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Local emergency preparedness to include exercises with AAFB

The Local Emergency Planning Committee held their quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 10, to discuss on-going measures for emergency preparedness. Of the items discussed, the committee was informed of several emergency response exercises that are planned for the upcoming Altus Air Force Base Open House Air Show on Sept. 13, and were also updated on the areas drought situation including an opportunity for Jackson County residents to receive a limited supply of free rain barrels.Duri...

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Air Force Ball committee hosting cross-country race, kids fun run

The 2014 Air Force Ball committee is hosting a cross-country “Back to School 5K/10K” race, and kids half-mile/2K fun run on August 2. Proceeds will go to benefit the 2014 Air Force Ball at Altus Air Force Base and will provide a free school supplies kit for participants of the kids run.The School Supplies Kit Includes: Red Pens, Glue Sticks, 24 Count Crayola Crayons (K-5), 12 pack #2 Pencils, Pink Erasers, Yellow Highlighters (6th Graders).

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Group calls for voters to sign marijuana petition

Oklahomans for Health, a political non-profit organization based out of Tulsa, visited Altus on Wednesday, July 9, giving registered voters a chance to sign a state-wide petition to legalize medical marijuana. The organization’s volunteers set up their mobile petition site at E. Broadway and Julian Street, after relocating from Main Street, where some Altus residents stopped by not only to sign the petition, but to also become registered voters.

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Update: Burglary victim escapes being held at gunpoint

The Altus Police Department continues to investigate a burglary related shooting that occurred Tuesday morning, July 8, where a man, said to be a Department of Human Resources employee, was held at gunpoint for over 30 minutes.According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, the victim told APD that upon entering his home around 8:30 a.m. at 708 Hayes Street, he discovered a subject inside the residence. After being held at gunpoint the victim said he was able to get the gun away from t...

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Public invited to Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

Altus - Ray Miller, chairman, has announced the next Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting has been set for Thursday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. at 1204 E Tamarack. The agenda includes a discussion on the drought, upcoming training for LEPC members and first responders, grant applications, exercise plans, and discussion of new officers. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information about the Local Emergency Planning Committee call Wayne Cain, Jack...

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Three blood drives set in Altus next week

Blood donors this summer will not only feel good when they donate with Texas Blood Institute (TBI), but each donor will also receive two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a “Feel Cool” T-shirt. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years or older* is encouraged to donate and save lives at one of three Altus locations next week...

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Man arrested after leading police on chase

Altus Police have arrested a man considered to be a person of interest related to ongoing investigations in the Altus area. On Tuesday, July 8, Shawn Dorsey, 24, was arrested following a police chase around the 100 block of S. Howse.Altus Police reported that a handgun was also discovered after searching the 1996 gold Chevy Caprice that was being driven by Dorsey. Chief Deputy Mike Bell said that Dorsey is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation, but could not confirm or d...

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DA to hold public auction of forfeited items

District Attorney John Wampler has announced the sale of several forfeited vehicles at a public auction to be conducted online beginning Sunday, July 13, and concluding on Wednesday, July 23.Wampler said that all of the items to be auctioned were seized by the District Three Drug Task Force and other area law enforcement agencies from individuals that used the vehicles in connection with illegal narcotics activities. A judicial forfeiture proceeding was then filed and the court for...

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