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Local vet honored in final days

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A local veteran under Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice care was honored before family and friends on Wednesday, Oct, 15, at Tamarack Assisted Living Center, in part of a program, “We Honor Veterans,” to recognize those who have served the nation in past wars.Earl Wilber Walker, 87, of Altus, who served in the United States Navy (Seaman 1st Class, 1945-1954) during the last year of World War II and the Korean War conflict, received an American Flag presented by his great nephew, US Army Sgt. Michael Luebking, as many friends, fellow service members, church members, and care facility nurses spilled out into the hallway of the nursing center.

 

Special called meeting about City Manager search

A special called meeting of the Altus City Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers.The meeting will be to review and discuss request for proposals regarding the selection of an executive search firm to conduct the search and recruitment of a City Manager. Direction and possible vote on a process for selecting one or more executive search firms for further discussion, review and/or negotiation, or to take any other appropriate action regarding the s...

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Bulldogs roll Chickasha 47-14

The Bulldogs rolled the Fighting Chicks of Chickasha 47-14 Friday inside the rock at Hightower Memorial Stadium.The win moves the Bulldogs to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in district play. Ardmore comes to town next week to battle the Bulldogs for the district championship. Ardmore went on the road and beat #1 MacArthur 27-22 to move to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in district games. Ardmore will most likely move to #2 in class 5A behind a Guthrie team that won 62-0 this week. Altus will move up fro...

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Limited vaccines available for Monday flu clinic

Jackson County Health Department would like to notify residents that planned to come to the flu clinic on Monday, Oct. 20, that we have a limited supply of vaccine available for adults. The department was notified late yesterday that a large shipment of our flu vaccine will not be shipped until or after Nov. 1.

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A District Retired Educators meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Altus at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road. The agenda will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m.This will be the fifth OREA fall membership and legislative advocacy meetings scheduled across the state. All OREA members, regardless of where they live, are invited to attend the meeting. Jackson County Retired Educators are reminded that the meeting will serve as the October...

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Two upcoming agriculture producer meetings set

White-tailed Deer and Land Workshop in AltusCountless properties across Southwest Oklahoma are being sold and purchased for recreation. Most of these landowners are deer hunters or leasing their farms and ranches to deer hunters. In fact, most of these outdoorsmen and women will partake in the most popular hunting season in our state which begins October 1st; the opening of the 2014 deer season. Due to the popularity of deer, many hunters today are interested in at...

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Motorcyclist admitted to ER with minor injuries

A motorcyclist was transported to the JCMH Emergency Room following a single vehicle accident on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Witnesses said that Bill Davison, 57, of Altus was traveling northbound on his motorcycle on the 2200 Block of Main Street when a vehicle in front of him came to an abrupt stop, causing Davison to swerve in order to avoid collision. As a result, he lost control of the bike and received a some minor injuries. Police on the scene reported that Davison hit his head upon spilling o...

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Navajo School Fall Carnival

The Annual Navajo School Fall Carnival is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, in the old gym and cafeteria on the Navajo School campus. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Join them for a chili supper, costume contest, games for youth of all ages, bingo for all, and lots of fun.Each year the Navajo Junior Class hosts the carnival to help raise money to put on the junior & senior prom. Each junior student signs up to prepare, setup, man and cleanup a game booth. Prizes for all game...

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Hastings customers support literacy

Hastings Entertainment Superstore in Altus has donation jars located at the registers as reminders for customers wanting to donate to the Great Plains Literacy Council. That effort for literacy has paid off as the change has been counted, and a total of $410 was donated for literacy.“Our Customer Service Manager Mindy Tucker has been diligent in gathering the customers’ donations and sending the donations to our corporate office throughout the year,” stated Kathy ...

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Athletic Leadership

The Altus Bulldogs at 4-2 overall, 2-1 in district and ranked #8 in class 5A host the Fighting Chicks of Chickasha tonight at 7:30 p.m. inside the rock of Hightower Memorial Stadium.There are only two more chances to see the new blue, and tonight is one of those chances. It’s a chance to catch a team on a rocket engine rise. It’s a chance to see a team committed to each other. It’s a chance to see a coaching staff confident in their players, their preparation of g...

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JCMH Hospice recognized as a ‘We Honor Veterans’ partner

Twenty five percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice has become a national partner of “We Honor Veterans,” a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Contract awarded for road repairs in Jackson County

OKLAHOMA CITY – A contract was awarded this month for road repairs in Jackson County, Sen. Mike Schulz and Rep. Charles Ortega recently announced.According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the project involves reconstructing added lanes, modifying the intersection, and adding signals to one mile of Park Lane, starting from Falcon Lane to Tamarack Road in Altus.Sen. Schulz (R-Altus) said the State Transportation Commission awarded a contract worth just ...

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Olustee awarded $48,925 grant for fire equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY — The town of Olustee recently received a state grant for fire station equipment and trucks, Sen. Mike Schulz and Rep. Charles Ortega announced.The Oklahoma Department of Commerce/ Office of Community Development awarded a $48,925 Community Development Block Grant -Rural Economic Action Plan (CDBG-REAP).Sen. Schulz, R-Altus, said the grant was derived from funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Tailgate party planned for Thursday

On Thursday night, the 12th Man Club will again be hosting a tailgate party for all Altus Bulldog fans. The tailgate will begin at 5 p.m., and the All Sports Association will be selling burger meals at Hightower Stadium in Altus. Many groups will be on hand to meet all your Bulldog merchandise needs. Thursday has also been declared Blue Out Night by the Bulldog Football Team.

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2014 Site Activation Task Force KC-46

ALTUS AFB - Danny Wright, chief mechanic for the U.S. Air Force KC-46 Pegasus refueling and strategic transport aircraft at Boeing, was on hand last week to discuss the schematics of the Pegasus to the Site Activation Task Force team in the base theater. Wright showed the team a virtual walkthrough and breakdown of the plane. The SATF team began the plans for the maintenance, operations and logistics for the new aircraft. Officials broke ground on a new construction project on Altus Air Force...

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Altus up in sales tax collections

The September distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from July business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically. The monies they reported this period represent sales from July 16 to July 31 and estimated sales from August 1 to August 15.The disbursement of $137,184,095 in sales tax collections was returned to 511 ...

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Commissioners open bids for 2004 truck

The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, to consider items on the agenda.After approving last meeting’s minutes and reports, Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard presented tax collections from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. For the month of August, The OK Tax Commission received $5,111.14 in County Use Tax, down $120.07 from the previous month, and County Sales Tax of $117,064.22, up $1,286.13 from the previous month.Commissio...

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Area runners compete in booster club cross country meet

Fifteen young area runners braved the cold conditions on Saturday morning to compete in the first annual Altus Track Booster Club Cross Country Meet. The meet was open to all age groups, 6th grade and below, and the 1600 meter course was at Western Oklahoma State College.The first race of the day was the 6th grade girls. Altus’ Rylee Borrego (6:57)took first place barely ahead of Sarah Scott. The 5th grade girls followed that and Altus’ Alondra Reyes(8:24) raced to that...

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