Ten Altus businesses awarded BIG grants

Ten Altus businesses were awarded nearly $60,000 in grant funds to improve their exterior conditions. The annual grants are awarded by the Altus / Southwest Area Economic Development …

Deadline Dec. 6 for parade entries

Registration forms for the Altus Christmas Parade is Monday, Dec. 6. The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” Registration forms can be found at the website of the Altus Chamber of …

Legislature Approves Redistricting Maps

This week, the Legislature voted to approve the updated maps for Oklahoma's five congressional districts, as well as revised boundaries for legislative districts. Our redistricting process this …

JCMH welcomes Board Certified Urologist

JCMH is excited to announce that addition of Board Certified Urologist Tawfik Zein, MD to our medical specialties. Michelle Ford, JCMH Vice-President of Outreach Services says of him, “This is …

Main Street Altus named national quarterfinalist

Main Street Altus has been named a national quarterfinalist among other city’s Main Street programs, for a grand prize of $25,000. More than 494,000 total votes were cast for 216 nominees in …

Lt. Gov. addresses Rotary about state tourism

Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell spoke about Oklahoma’s tourism industry at the Altus Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Lt. Governor Pinnell, who serves as Oklahoma’s first Secretary of …

Blair voters elect new trustee

Niki Graumann was elected to the Blair Board of Trustees on Nov. 9. A total of 66 votes were cast, with Graumann netting 50, or 75.76%, of the votes cast. Her opponent was Liz McGregor, who …

Oldest known Medal of Honor recipient’s grave lies at Eldorado

The tombstone of 1st Sergeant Criswell was stolen in September from the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Eldorado. The theft has not been solved and the tombstone has not been found. Anyone with …
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Sports
Altus High School Track’s annual Santa Run VIII, “Santa’s Vacation,” will be Saturday, Dec. 11. Race begins at 1 p.m. at Hoyt Shadid Park at the Altus City …
Opinion
Olustee is one of the small quiet Oklahoma towns that time seems to have forgotten. Grandmas and Grandpas can be found sitting on front porches, the school bell echoes through the town, and settled …
The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special …
The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special …