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 …

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 …

US Cong. Lucas visits Altus, shares thoughts

US Congressman Frank Lucas visited Altus on Sept. 7 to talk to his District 3 constituency about current affairs and legislative priorities. An informal group of local leaders met the congressman …

Robbery victim attacked, left shoeless

Altus Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery last week, in which the suspect beat a man and stole his shoes. The incident occurred in broad daylight on a weekday in the parking lot of …

Anthrax case reported in Jackson County

Oklahoma State officials have confirmed a positive case of anthrax in livestock for the first time in 25 years. The case is isolated to Jackson County. The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic …

Altus Times returns to Facebook

The Altus Facebook page was online again Aug. 27. The response from the public has been enthusiastic. The Altus Times wishes to thank loyal readers and newcomers alike for their participation …

9/11 Commemoration leads into 40 days of prayer

A special 9/11 commemoration will be held in Altus on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Jackson County Courthouse. The hour before the gathering, there will be prayer sessions held at 27 locations in …
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Features
Oklahoma State University molecular biologists recently received a grant worth nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for research that has the potential of saving the …
Sergeant Michael Abuan, US Army Ranger, 23, formerly of Altus, recently helped save the life of a shooting victim. The mayor of Columbus, Ga., Skip Henderson, gave Sgt. Abuan and his friend, Staff …
The winning number at the Golf Ball Drop was #26, a ball purchased by Mark Thornbrough, winning him $5,000. Mark Thornbrough purchased the winning golf ball at the 2021 WOSC Ball Drop.  His …
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 …