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City gives green light to housing development in SW sector 

The City of Altus is moving forward with a new housing development in the southwest sector of town, which will provide 80 new homes on land the City has acquired.  more

New Year’s Bash was a hit swine show 

The Altus City Council heard from two public figures reporting a big success at the Southwest Banner, Buckle and Bonanza New Year’s Bash.  more

County officers sworn in for new terms 

Incumbents taking the oath of office for the next term on Tuesday, Jan. 3 were Commissioners Mike Wallace (#1) and Rhet Johnson (#3) and Tax Assessor Lisa Roberson. more

Christmas Eve apartment fire devastates tenants 

A devastating Christmas Eve fire at Ridgecrest Apartments destroyed eight living units.      A fire at the Ridgecrest Apartments on Christmas Eve destroyed eight dwellings, … more

Grant paints Olustee Beautiful, named Top 3 

Olustee made the top 3 in the Paint Oklahoma Beautiful contest.  more

Altus Community Foundation joins forces with state group 

Recently, the board of the Altus Community Foundation (ACF) entered into a partnership with the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO).  more

Blair Esports team three-time state champs in Call of Duty

The Blair Call of Duty team competed in their third Oklahoma Scholastic Esports Call of Duty State Tournament on Dec. 17.   more

Local Salvation Army exceeds goal in fund raising 

The Salvation Army of Altus topped their fund raising goal in this year’s Red Kettle by $179.46.  The 2022 goal was $30,000 in the Jackson County area.  more

Jackson County EMS to buy two IV pumps with grant $ 

A $2,500 grant will go toward the purchase of two IV pumps for Jackson County EMS.  more

New Steinway grand piano arrives at museum 

Edmond Music had just completed a full refurbishment of a Steinway M, a performance grand piano that fits in our programming space as well as our storage area.  more

MacDowell Club celebrates Centennial at Vespers 

The MacDowell Club of Allied Arts continued its tradition of the Vespers performance on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the First United Methodist Church of Altus.  more

 MRB to host worship service Dec. 23 

Martha Road Baptist Church welcomes the community to come and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at their Christmas Eve Eve service on Friday Dec. 23 at 6 p.m.   more

The ABCs of 988: When to call and what happens next

A free Wellness Event on Zoom will be held to provide information on 988 on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The Zoom log in can be found at The event will be hosted by the … more

Bolerjack Christmas Concert at Martha Road

Award winning Christian vocal duo, Blake and Jenna Bolerjack, will be in concert at Martha Road Baptist Church on Sunday December 18 at 11 a.m. As husband and wife, Blake and Jenna meld their … more

Salvation Army to join national Red Kettle Challenge

The Salvation Army of Altus will be participating in the National Commander’s Red Kettle Challenge on Friday, Dec. 9 from 3-7 p.m. at Walmart. Salvation Army Commissioner Kenneth Hodder is … more

2022 Christmas Parade will be her last as Chair

Altus City Clerk Debbie Davis will step down this month after her 20 th year as Chair of the Altus Christmas Parade. “It has been a really great experience, but I made the decision that … more
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