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City Easter Egg Hunt Planned

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The City of Altus, Mc Donald’s, and KWHW/KQ106 radio are gearing up for the City of Altus Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Altus City Park. Toddlers through age 12 can hunt for candy, prize filled eggs, stuffed bunnies and grand prize baskets. An added attraction is the chance to take a photo with the Easter Bunny.From left: Mary O. Esparza - KWHW/KQ106, Easter Bunny (Joanne Roberts - “Little Red”), Freddy Perez - The City of Altus.


Council moves forward on Holloway Wells

The Altus City Council approved the scope of engineering services needed for the Holloway Well Field and authorized the expenditure of funds, not to exceed $556,000, during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 15.Gary Brickley, P.E. of Fox, Drechsler & Brickley presented the necessary work, cost $675,000, to be performed including a new booster pump station, construction of two new wells, rehabilitation of piping, and electrical work to maximize the water yield from that locatio...

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He’s Alive

Years ago when our son, Dave, Jr., was about 7 or 8 years old, he awoke early one Easter morning before anyone but I was awake, and he immediately began singing the chorus of the Don Francisco song, “He’s Alive.” “He’s alive yes He’s alive/Yes He’s alive and I’m forgiven,” Dave sang as he hopped out of bed.

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Home School Bands perform for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen

The Texoma Home School Band gave a musical performance at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen on Thursday, April 10, to entertain those who stopped by for lunch.The Texoma Home School Band is an organization based out of Lawton that teaches home-schooled kids the study of music and their musical instrument. Musical instructors Joel and Susan Haas travel to Altus once per week to work with their students. They also train two groups in Lawton and one in Wichita Falls, Texas.&#...

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Mission on Wheels continues free prom dress giveaway

Free prom dresses, tuxedos, shoes, and apparel are now available for a limited time at Mission On Wheels, located at 213 W. Walnut in Altus. Prom dresses will be given away the next two Fridays: April 18, and April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is third year the non-profit organization has been helping students attend prom in style at no cost.This year they have over 250 dresses to choose from, of which 97 were donated by the clothing store Broadway Fashionista, located at 121 E. Broad...

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$1.6 M construction contract approved for Altus Schools

The Board of Education of the Altus Public School District approved to enter into a $1,665,600 construction contract with Pope Contracting of Oklahoma City, during their regular meeting on Monday, April 14. The Board discussed the joint payment of the project stating about $500,000 should be available in remaining MAPS Funds for renovations at the High School campus and the rest of the funding would come from the District’s building funds.

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Commissioners approve juvenile detention agreement

Jackson County Commissioners approved a Detention Services Agreement with the Sac and Fox Nation Juvenile Detention Center on Monday, April 14, during their regular meeting along with other items on the agenda.The agreement states that Jackson County will reimburse the detention center for provisions of juvenile retention services at a rate of $21.11 per day per child, an amount that represents 15 percent of the Office of Juvenile Affairs approved operational cost of detaining a ch...

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Over 150 entries in Walkin’ On Chalk event

Main Street Altus held the 10th annual Walkin’ on Chalk this past Sunday, April 13 in downtown Altus. There were a total of 30 banners judged with the Scientific Theme “Spark a Reaction”. There were also 125 chalk squares judged.Each chalk art contestant was provided a 5-foot by 5-foot area of concrete to create their works of art on. This year, $1,295 was raised by sponsors to be awarded to contestants. Alexis Julian, a 12th grader at Altus High School, received ...

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