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Telling the stories of World War I at Altus Public Library

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The Southern Prairie Library System and the Museum of the Western Prairie will present an evening program of stories, slides, maps, and artifact facsimiles telling the stories of World War One on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson. August 2014 marks the 100th year observance of the start of hostilities that lasted for four years and cost countless lives.


Sexual Assault Response & Resource Teams to hold training in Altus

Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (2007). Researchers have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18. In Oklahoma, a rape occurs every five hours, fifty minutes and twenty-four seconds (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. Approximately 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. This can include a friend or acquaintance, someone in a close relationship with ...

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Deputy Police Chief to take on new role in Coweta

Altus Deputy Police Chief Michael Bell looks ahead to his new position as appointed Coweta Chief of Police, and reflects on his time in law enforcement while serving the great city of Altus.In comparison to Altus, with its Police Department of thirty-one officers and seven detectives for a city of 19,500 people, Bell will accepted a position in Coweta, southeast of Tulsa, to oversee a police force of just 14 officers in a city of about 10,000 people.Although criminal act...

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Weaver, Greenlee in Los Angeles working on new TV program

Production started this week in Los Angeles for The Dr. Bill Show. Produced by Illuminate Media and Emmy Award winning Executive Producer, Altus’ own Mike Weaver of Dream Weaver Entertainment. The show promises a fresh approach to the typical syndicated daytime talk show.Dr. Bill Dorfman (aka “America’s Dentist”) will host and exec produce, with Weaver at the helm. Also exec producing will be Steven Richards and Jim Hardy of Illuminate Media. Emmy Award winn...

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Western announces Strategic Planning Endeavor

Western Oklahoma State College is embarking on an exciting and challenging journey with the beginning of a new strategic planning process that will culminate with a comprehensive strategic plan by January 31, 2015.

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The Hampstead Stage Company – The Legend of King Arthur

The Southern Prairie Library System is proud to introduce The Hampstead Stage Company to the residents of Jackson and Harmon County. The performance will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Altus Public Library. This will be the final performance in the Library’s summer program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

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Neon sign said cause of fire

The Altus Fire Department responded to a call Friday afternoon of smoke and possible fire at Fred’s Restaurant on N. Main in Altus. Employees and patrons were removed from the building as crews quickly contained the fire. According to firefighters, a neon sign caught a section of the soffit ablaze. The fire was quickly contained with minimal damage, and the fire did not get inside the restaurant. The restaurant later re-opened for business.

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Regional Canola Conference set for July 30 at WOSC

Agriculture producers mark your calendars for this year’s Regional Canola Conference set for July 30 at Western Oklahoma State College, Multipurpose Room. The Conference will start at 8 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m.Various State Extension Specialists along with industry personnel will be in attendance to both give presentations and lead discussions. Topics will include cultivar performance, insect and disease management, production management, weather outlook, U.S. and World ca...

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