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Committee of 100 welcomes AAFB newcomers

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Altus Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 members, and Altus Air Force Base leadership, welcomed new airmen, families, and recently deployed returnees with a big cook-out at Lucas Farms, on Monday, Oct. 20.New AAFB members were greeted with a warm cowboy welcome and were treated to horse back riding, hay rides, a marshmallow fire pit, and hamburgers and hot dogs. The Committee’s vision is that all newcomers to Altus will feel like they are at home during their assignment to Altus.Committee of 100 Chairman, Eve Letha Lucas, introduced volunteers and the new Chamber of Commerce President Brian Bush before giving the stage to Col. Sushil Ramrakha, 97th Air Mobility Wing Vice Commander, who introduced base leaders who then recognized new members.

 

Truck and trailer catch on fire

A semi truck and trailer caught fire Sunday afternoon on US Hwy 62 east of Altus. According to reports, the truck apparently caught fire after a tire blew out and the wheel started sparks on the pavement. The accident happened between mile marker 48 and 49 around 1 p.m. Sunday. The truck blaze also caught a section of grass on fire. Although the incident closed a section of the highway down, it was reopened and the scene cleared by 3:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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Police continue to investigate burglaries

Altus Police continue to investigate a string of recent 1st degree burglaries, attempted 1st degree burglaries and auto burglaries that’s taken place over recent weeks within the city.Investigators have submitted forensic evidence to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for analysis, which includes latent fingerprints along with blood evidence, left at several crimes scenes by the suspect(s). Police hope O.S.B.I. can match DNA evidence left behind by the suspect(s) to t...

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Cross country boys take top spot in home meet, girls finish 2nd

At their home Altus meet, Alan Ortiz and Gio Esmerado finish 1st and 2nd respectively to help the Bulldogs claim the team win for the cross country boys. Grace Hernke finished 3rd in individual standings to secure the 2nd place spot for the girls’ team. Results are below. The next action for the cross country team is in the 5A Regional meet at Norman at the Irving Middle School. The girls will run at 10 a.m. and the boys will begin at 10:45 a.m.Boys - 5k - 32 runners...

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Cotton Festival to be held in Frederick

The Frederick Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its seventh annual Cotton Festival on Saturday, Nov. 1. There will be activities throughout the entire day. Vendors will be set up as early as 9 a.m., and the chili cook-off and entertainment kicks off at 11 a.m., while the pageant will start at 1 p.m.They are still looking for contestants for the chili cook off. Chili may be of any type and can be cooked on site or at home. The winners will receive a trophy, and prize money is up...

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Saturday

The 5th annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Altus Community Center, 400 Falcon Road.Terry Wells said, “I’m sure you have your own reason for supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I’ll be walking for my family members as well as Glen Campbell and the wonderful caregivers that continue to care. Come by and create your personal poster or carry a balloon. Hope you can make it!”For mo...

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Commissioners approve bid for 2004 Freightliner

After taking bids under advisement last week, the Jackson County Commissioners approved a bid for a 2004 truck tractor, with fifth wheel, during their regular meeting on Monday, Oct., 20, and considered other items on the agenda.On behalf of Commissioner Cary Carrell, who was absent from the meeting, District 3 Foreman, Rex Roberson, stated that after going over submitted bids they recommended to accept the lowest bid from Holder Bros. Beef, for a 2004 Freightliner Columbia for $26...

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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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Local vet honored in final days

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 h...

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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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