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Altus lights up for Christmas

Balloon festival held in Altus

Quartz Mountain:

The Past: Down from Yellowstone or Kiowa Migration This painting depicts the Kiowa leaving their ancestral homeland near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River in western Montana in the late 17th … more

Register to ring! Salvation Army seeks holiday volunteers

While some may think it is still a little early to unpack the holiday decorations, The Salvation Army has been hard at work planning Christmas programs for several months. Now, as the red kettles … more

Snapshots from the past:

“As city, state, military and private representatives from around Jackson County unveiled the memorial under its white silk covering, moments later the group paused to pay tribute to their … more

8U Bulldogs defeat Lawton 21-6 

The Altus Bulldogs 8U team defeated the Lawton Division 1 team on Saturday, Oct. 29 21-6.  more

Sunday Afternoon Music program set for Nov. 13 at 1st Presbyterian 

The final concert of the three-part series of SAM (Sunday Afternoon Music) will be presented at the Altus First Presbyterian at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.   more

Just Brew It to be featured on “Discover Oklahoma” 

  Just Brew It will be featured on the popular “Discover Oklahoma” more

2022 Farm Fest Chili Cook-off winners presented

Altus-chil-cook-off-winners more

From Safety to Spooky

Spookytown will be hosted on Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Traveling east on Memorial Drive in Altus, across from the Museum of the Western Prairie one can see a little town. To the people … more

Director’s Choice Concert at WOSC honors Cox

The Director’s Choice Concert was performed at the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center on Oct. 23. The concert was designed to honor the long time career of Ken Cox for his dedication and … more

Wellness symposium to address variety of needs

A Wellness Symposium will be held next week in Altus, addressing a variety of wellness needs in the community. For more information, call one of the event’s sponsors, the Jackson County … more

Community Health Fair set for Oct. 26

The Jackson County Health Department will host a Community Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the south end of the Bunker Hill parking lot. Area health organizations … more

Grandmother watches over crochet project in Duke library

DUKE — Doris McElroy, treasured by a generation of readers, has turned her talents to nurturing the art of crochet at Duke School. Mrs. McElroy, Duke’s library aide, plans to retire … more

Harvest for the Hungry to collect food donations

The 36th annual Harvest for the Hungry kicks off this month in Altus and Jackson County. Donations of food will help stock the Community Cupboard, which stocks all of Jackson County, to ensure … more

Letter to the Editor:

On the 27th of September, 2022, approximately 1:00 p.m., we had finished a delicious lunch at the Grill and were getting into our car to return to the Frederick Lake, where we were staying in our RV … more
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