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Wings of Freedom Open House Saturday

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ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — Despite some wet weather, the 97th Air Mobility Wing is scheduled will still be hosting the 2014 Wings of Freedom Open House this Saturday, Sept. 13. Base represenative said the weather is looking pretty good for Saturday, so expect to see various static displays and aerial demonstrations when you visit the base.The open house is open to the public and admission is free. Visitors without a Department of Defense-issued identification card are directed to enter the base from the South Gate on U.S. 62.The schedule is as follows:· 9 a.m. - gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open· 11:30 a.m. - aerial demonstrations begin· 4 p.m. - aerial demonstrations end


Garrison receives Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship

Altus High School 2014 graduate, Chase Garrison, received a $10,000 scholarship for higher education from the Community for Education Foundation.Each year, Community for Education Foundation recognizes Overcoming Obstacles students who have used the communication, decision making, and goal setting skills they learned through the program to successfully overcome challenges in their lives. These young people are presented with a Student Achievement Award and receive a $10,000 scholar...

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Fundamentals of Photography Workshop offered at library

Fundamentals of Photography will be offered at the Altus Public Library Sept. 22, 23 and 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $30. Camera and manual are required for the workshop. In addition, photographs taken recently should also be brought to the workshop. The class is limited to 20 students so pre-registration is required for the class. When registering, please tell the staff at the circulation desk the make and model of your camera so the instructor, Ray Miller, can brush up on th...

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‘Home Town Hero’ takes flight with Thunderbirds

While everyone from the ground watches the US Air Force Thunderbird Team perform dangerous maneuvers this weekend at the Altus AFB Open House, Altus Police Officer, Sergeant Brad Edmonds, got to cruise the Oklahoma sky aboard an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Friday, Sept. 12, as the Altus “Hometown Hero.”Edmonds rode with the highly skilled Thunderbird No. 7 Pilot, Maj. Tyler Ellison, where they flew approximately 80 miles northwest, rolling, looping, turning, and “pull...

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Friday Night Scores

PREP FOOTBALLAda 37, Madill 2Adair 45, Wyandotte 14Afton 20, Commerce 14Alex 66, Cyril 8Allen 50, Macomb 0Anadarko 40, Altus 7Apache 58, Wilson 14Ardmore 27, Durant 13Balko 52, Rolla, Kan. 8Barnsdall 22, Oklahoma Union 14Beaver 50, Syracuse, Kan. 0Beggs 14, Glenpool 13Berryhill 28, Cushing 27Bethany 41, OKC Legion 31Blackwell 38, ...

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Quartz Mountain chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosts fundraising banquet

The Quartz Mountain chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) is holding its annual fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Quartz Mountain Resort. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.Each year, local Ducks Unlimited chapters hold grassroots fundraising events to support the organization’s habitat conservation mission. Recent successful Oklahoma projects through DU’s Southern Prairies and Playas Initiative include work on Drummond Flats and Waurika wildlife management areas (WMAs). DU and...

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Bulldogs Fall at Anadarko

Anadarko, with a stiff wind at their back, found the end zone quickly on their first two possessions and never looked back thereafter. There is a reason Anadarko is #1 in class 4A. They are big, fast and talented. The Warriors found the end zone twice per quarter until they built a 40-0 lead.The Bulldogs managed a late score to avoid the shutout. The Bulldog defense had a tough time containing Anadarko’s spread formation and the Warriors took advantage by getting their skill ...

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Arts Renaissance for Local Youth

A beginning arts appreciation program called Arts Renaissance will start for the after-school Title 1 third graders at Sunset, Will Rogers, Washington, and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. With sponsorship coming from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council, the Arts Renaissance will be a popular experience for the children.

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Bulldogs at Anadarko

With last weeks big home opening win against Vernon behind them, the Bulldogs have to look ahead to Anadarko. I was able to sit down with head coach Jeremy Reed this week and this is some of the Q&A that transpired:BG: How was the team’s spirits this week at practice? Was it tough to get their attention off of the win and onto the next opponent?JR: We had a great week of practice. We were focused and I felt the energy was at the le...

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Corinth Baptist participating in ‘Back to Church Sunday’

“Back to Church Sunday”, part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Corinth Baptist Church. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21. Everyone is invited to attend.For “Back to Church Sunday”, Corinth Baptist Church will have a special service that features praise and worship music, traditional hymns, special music and God’s Holy Word.“Hey, we are a loving country church,...

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Bedlam Blood Drive comes to Altus Sept. 18

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is bringing Bedlam to Altus with a game plan to save lives. Anyone, 16 years or older*, is urged to donate Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.Each blood donor will receive the choice of a free University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University blood donor T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Bedlam football game.**“Someone needs blood every two seconds,” said John...

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Altus firefighters place at regional competition

The Altus Firefighters’ “Team Dr Pepper” traveled to Arlington, Texas this past weekend to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge Southwest Regional competition. This was Team Dr. Pepper’s only regional competition in preparation for the US National championships in October.Michael Grayson and Blake Hasty competed in the individual competition on Saturday. Tandems and Relays were held on Sunday. Jimmy Rogers, Randy Gipson, Tommy Sadler and Michael...

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Livestock producers urged to enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date.Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so a...

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Altus AFB remembers 911

The 97th Civil Engineer Squadron held a “Final Alarm” Ceremony today, Sept. 11, at the Altus Air Force Base Fire Department, to remember and honor the NYC Firefighters, Police, and rescue workers who perished during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center back in 2001.The Firefighter’s prayer was read, the American Flag was folded, and the Final Alarm was sounded in the “Ringing of the Four 5’s,” to honor those emergency responders who di...

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WINDS collecting donations for Life Services

The Western Oklahoma State College WINDS program is proud to announce that they are collecting donations for Life Services at Pathways in Altus. Baby bottles serving as collection containers are located in the WINDS Success Center and in offices B24B and B24C on the Western campus. Donors are invited to fill the containers with change or bills.WINDS is also the collection point for diapers and formula that will be donated to Pathways. The collection drive will continue until Sept. ...

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Car show and festival planned in Walters

It is time again for our annual Car Cruz in Walters on Oct. 4. The theme this year is “Surfs Up” at the Walters Annual Car Cruz. There will be many changes this year besides the Car Show, Cruz and Burnout.First, they have added new classes and now have a total of 24 classes. Also, they will offer cash prizes and trophies for the Indian Taco Contest; 1 st prize $200 and a trophy and 2nd place $100, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest; 1st place $50, 2nd place $25, Twist Contest; ...

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Man leads police on high-speed chase

Altus Police have arrested a man who stole a vehicle and led law enforcement on a high speed car chase. The chase ended at the Altus High School on Tuesday around 10 a.m.Police received a report around 9:19 a.m. that a man had stolen a vehicle from a residence at the 1100 block of East Chestnut.Police Chief Tim Murphy stated in a press release that the owner of the vehicle told police she attempted to give the man, 23-year old Elmer Garcia-Sair, a ride home. She said she...

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Navajo defeats Olustee in rematch

The Navajo Indian baseball avenges an earlier loss defeating Olustee 11-6.Curtis Goodson, Braden Box, and Dakota McGrory combined efforts on the mound. Goodson started and threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Box now improves to 5-0 for the season.The Indians were up 9-0 at one point then Olustee battled back to cut it to 9-4. Dakota McGrory continues to handle all pitching this season going 3-4 with 5 RBI. Two of those hits were triples. Curtis Goodson was 2-4 wit...

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