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Fundraiser set for Stephen Booker

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“Team Booker” has organized a “Bookin’it for Booker Run/Walk” fund-raising event for the weekend of Oct. 10-11, to show support for Stephen Booker of Altus, who is currently being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Booker was also diagnosed with high risk MDS (Myelodysplasia).The event starts with a T-shirt pick up, spaghetti dinner, raffle and silent auction on Oct. 10, from 5:30-8 p.m., at Altus Community Center (west side).The “Bookin’it for Booker Run/Walk” will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 11 at the Altus Community Center/Reservoir. After the main run/walk, there will be a “kid’s dash.” There will be bouncy houses there too.

 

Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women to host 5th annual Beans & Baskets fundraiser

The Southwest Oklahoma Republican Women will host their 5th Annual Beans & Baskets Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Jackson County Expo Center. The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be Congressman James Lankford, candidate for U.S. Senate.

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‘Clean Up Altus’ event set for Sept. 27

“Clean Up Altus,” the city-wide cleanup event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road between 8-9 a.m., on the East side, to register and pick up their trash bags. Volunteers may want to bring their own pair of gloves. Everyone will begin to return to the Community Center between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. All citizens are encouraged to show up and join in the fun.

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Social Security program to be held at library

One of the easiest ways to apply for Social Securtiy Benefits is on the government web site: www.socialsecurity.gov. The Altus Public Library is hosting a program Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. with two representatives from the Social Security Administration to help explore what all the website has to offer and how just easy it is to navigate. The purpose of the program is to help people receive some background information regarding Social Security programs. Attendees will also receive information regard...

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4-H Honors and Awards Reception set

Jackson County 4-H members, parents, leaders and supporters are looking forward to the annual First National Bank 4-H Honors and Awards Reception, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the WOSC Multi-Purpose Room. Doors to the reception will be open at 1:30 p.m. for guests to review the various 4H project displays and the 4H Year in Review slide show.The First National Bank (FNB) of Altus will again sponsor the banquet for Jackson County 4-H. Walter Treadwell and Kerr...

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Altus hangs on to beat Elk City 20-19

The Bulldogs hold on to beat Elk City 20-19 in maybe the strangest game I’ve ever seen.

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Cooper, Rogers crowned homecoming royalty

Crystal Cooper was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday’s game. She is shown here being escorted by Homecoming King, Aaron Rogers. Crystal is the daugther of Opie Cooper and Tammy & Robert Clements. Aaron is the son of Jimmy and Mary Rogers. Altus won the game against Elk City. See the complete story and photos from the game on page 4 of today’s edition.

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Skippy the Scooter and Walker-Bait

If you are not a fan of the AMC TV series The Walking Dead you may have never heard of “walkers.” These are the living dead—zombies who are taking over the world as they eat their way through the last surviving normal (whatever that means) humans.

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Public Forum planned at Western

Western Oklahoma State College invites the community to a Public Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Center at the college. The forum is one of several meetings scheduled with the Western campus and community during the next four months, aimed at creating a new strategic plan for the college. Western will have a new strategic plan by January 2015.

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AgPreference donates over $20,000 to area food banks

ALTUS— AgPreference, ACA, a cooperative Farm Credit System financial institution, serving farmers, ranchers, rural businesses, and rural homeowners throughout southwest Oklahoma today announced a donation of $10,000 to the Tamarack Road Church of Christ Food Pantry in Altus. The gift is to help those who have struggles with hunger in Jackson County.The $10,000 donation to the Tamarack Road Church of Christ Food Pantry is a cooperative effort between AgPreference and Cobank, t...

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Driver burned when engine catches fire

A Hollis man was transported to the Baptist Burn Center in Oklahoma City yesterday after his vehicle caught fire while driving.According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Cameron Wade Earls, 26, of Hollis, was driving a 1998 Plymouth one mile east and one mile south of Hollis on E. County Road 1620 when the incident occurred.Reports state that Earls was traveling east on ECR 1620 when flames from the engine compartment entered the passenger compartment of the ...

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Pink Out Night set for Oct. 3

The Altus High Dance Team will again be leading Altus High School in the fight against cancer. Friday, Oct. 2 has been declared a pink out night at Hightower Memorial Stadium. The dance team is inviting business to “Paint It Pink” decorating store fronts to raise awareness and show school spirit. Judging for businesses will be held on Thursday evening prior to the Friday night football game.The dance team is selling pink T-shirts to the community for $15 and donating $5...

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Chili Cook-Off set for Oct. 4 in downtown Altus

The annual “Cookin’ with Main Street” Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, on the downtown Altus square. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., with chili being served at 10 a.m. Trophy presentations begin at 1 a.m.There will be trophy and cash prizes for chili, barbecue, salsa and booths. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in both the chili and barbecue divisions, as well as grand champion from the two first place winners.The...

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Head Start students get free dental screenings

SOCAG Head Start program students received free dental screenings last week on Friday, Sept. 12, at Bailey Head Start where pediatric dental hygienists examined their teeth and gums.About 40 kids from Bailey, Lincoln, and Wilson Head Start classes, met with dental hygienists from the Lawton based, Dr. Wavel Wells, DDS, Inc. pediatric dentist’s office.“No treatment or cleaning was provided,” explained Head Start Center Health Manager, Christine Hanson, R...

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Cooking and Nutrition classes to start

For eight weeks, on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m., there will be cooking and nutrition classes called “Fresh Start and You” at the Altus Public Library. The classes will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24. Literacy adult learners and community members are invited.The one-hour lessons will include topics such as Introduction and Fruits; Food Safety; Food Labels and Nutrition; Meal Planning; Food Shopping; Eating Out vs. Home Cooking; Eating More Fruits and Vegetables; Smart Break...

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Homecoming Royalty

It’s Homecoming Week for Altus High School, and a King and Queen will be crowned during the half time ceremonies at Friday’s game at Hightower Stadium against Elk City. Front row, from left, are Homecoming Queen candidates Kimberlyn Weaver, Crystal Cooper, and Madison Morrow. Back row, from left, are Homecoming King candidates Nick Viyouh, Aaron Rogers, and Connor Preston.

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What grade did your school receive on report card?

Fewer schools are getting A’s and more are getting F’s in the third round of Oklahoma’s A-F school report cards, released Wednesday.According to the 2014 report, 289 schools got an overall grade of A, down 22.5 percent from 2013; 473 got a B, down 5.5 percent; 504 got a C, up 6.3 percent; 299 got a D, up 12 percent; 200 got an F, up 18.5 percent; and 30 did not get a grade this year, down from 31 last year.The letter grades are based on student results ...

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‘Mommy and Me’ serves waffle breakfast for PVNC residents

The Elm & Hudson Church of Christ “Mommy & Me” Play Group hosted a Waffle Bar for Plantation Village Nursing Center residents and staff last week. The kids passed out order forms and residents circled the items they wanted on their waffle. Toppings included butter, syrup, blueberry syrup, bananas, strawberries, chocolate chips, cool whip, peanut butter and chopped pecans. After the residents completed their order form the children returned it to the Moms to fill and the...

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