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2014 City of Altus Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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2014 City of Altus Annual Easter Egg Hunt

 

Sheriff to meet with legislators at State Capitol

The Jackson County Sheriff is meeting with State legislators at the Capitol, with other Sheriffs state-wide, regarding House Bill 2804. The bill will greatly reduce the occupancy of county jails used to house state inmates awaiting transfer to a Department of Corrections facility. According to Jackson County Sheriff, Roger LeVick, such a reform will negatively impact county finances as well as residents safety and tax dollars.LeVick will meet with Senator Mike Schulz and House Repr...

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Man arrested on Burglary to Auto charges

Altus Police arrested a man early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary to an automobile.After a citizen called and stated they saw a subject walking in the area of Flamingo and Mockingbird carrying a small case, officers made contact with a man walking in the area. The man, Paul Lawrence Campbell Jr., 45, was carrying a case which c...

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Three weekend accidents send several to hospital

A personal injury accident happened on US283, 3/10 of a mile north of CR 169 in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,Joshua Lee Kelly, 21, of Olustee, was driving a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup north bound on US 283 when he was distracted by an object inside the vehicle. Wade Lavoy, 51, of Altus, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup when he made a right turn from a private drive into the north bound lane of US 283 and struck ...

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Oden wins Mangum Rattlesnake Run

The Mangum Education Foundation 5K Rattlesnake Run had a great participation Saturday, April 19. The winner was Ryan Oden from Altus, shown here with the President of the Foundation, Todd McRay of Mangum. A ‘sea’ of green shirts started at 9 a.m., and the run was completed in about 45 minutes which included young and ‘older’ runners, walkers and parents pushing baby buggies. Congratulations to the FIRST 5K Rattlesnake Benefit spearheaded by Tabitha Mills, a Mangum atto...

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Commissioners approve emergency operations plan

The Jackson County Commissioners approved the updated Altus and Jackson County Emergency Operation Plan on Monday, April 22, during their regular meeting. The plan was updated to include current names of City and County Officials as delegating authorities and a following chain of succession in the event of a major emergency.Also during the meeting, Commissioners approved minutes from the previous meeting and purchase orders for District 2 and District 3, both for Dolese Bros. Co. f...

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Weather folklore predicts wet Sundays

We had some rain, Easter Sunday at Quartz Mountain. There were some sprinkles of rain in the morning and rain showers in the evening. Most of the sources indicate between 0.2 and 0....

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Girls team finishes 1st in tennis invitational

The Elk City Tennis Invitational 2014 was held with Altus Girls finishing 1st as a team.Individual honors were: #1 singls - Shalee Maahs (4th place); #2 singles - Taylor Busby (champion); #1 doubles - Carsen King and Taylor Landes (champions); and #2 doubles - Chealsey Kille and Morgan Worrington (champions).Boys finished 3rd as a team.Individual honors were: #1 singles - DeOndre Chandler (4th place); #2 singles - Kade Redden (2nd place); #1 doubles - Spencer ...

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