Obituaries
Graveside services for Joyce Claudine Peden Janis Ward will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 in the Washington Cemetery, Washington, Oklahoma with Rev. Les Bussell, Pastor of the Snyder …
Larry Coke, 73, formerly of Altus, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ …
Funeral Services for Jeff Hart, 60 of Walters, were scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Lawton, with burial in the Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Frederick, under …

VFW Post 4876 receives award

Mayor proclaims Citizenship Week in Altus

Citizenship Week will hereafter be Sept. 13-17 in Altus, by proclamation of Mayor Robert Garrison. Mayor Garrison presented the proclamation at a meeting of an immigration and naturalization …

State GOP speakers headline Altus forum County, state GOP leaders have a tete-a-tete

World of watercolors on Wigwam’s walls

The NBC Wigwam Gallery welcomes a new exhibit this month, “Watercolors: The Basics of the Watercolor Medium,” which runs through Nov. 12. The Wigwam is located at 121 W. Commerce …

Deadline nears for BIG grant applications

Applications for Business Improvement Grants (BIG) are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. Applications may be submitted at the Altus Chamber of Commerce office, 301 W. Commerce. The grants …

Local church to provide transportation to Franklin Graham event

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary and widely known evangelist Billy Graham, will be speaking in Amarillo, Texas on September 26 as a part of the Route 66 God Loves You Tour.  Graham …

GOP town hall meeting set for Sept. 20

A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Jackson County GOP, will be held Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce. Walk-ins are welcome. Guest speakers include …

New owner takes control at Red River Aviation

Red River Aviation based at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport will be climbing to a higher altitude under new ownership. Bryan Patzkowski, owner of the operation since 2009 announced his …
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Features
The Civil Air Patrol program has returned to the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport. More than 12 cadets and seniors in the program were taken on their orientation flights with single-engine …
Sports
When Altus Public Schools decided to start a volleyball program three years ago there were hopes that they could one day host a tournament. For the first time in Altus athletic sports history, …
Opinion
Jon Kidwell has been studying the history of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and is sharing some details of the mid-20thCentury leadership, congregation, and history of the church building, which …
Hello, Jackson County. I wanted to take a few minutes or a few hundred words to introduce myself. I’m very excited to be taking on the role of publisher of the Altus Times. I’m a …
The wheat harvest is a part of many a young person’s life if he or she is from rural southwest Oklahoma. A means of summer employment for just a few months as the harvest makes its way north …