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8th Annual Santa Run raises $1,600 for track programs

The eighth annual Altus Track Booster Club’s Santa Run was held on Saturday, Dec. 11. Considered a great success, as the 5K raised $1,600 for the men’s and women’s track programs … more

Community “Christmas Eve Eve” worship set for Dec. 23

Martha Road Baptist Church welcomes the community to come and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at the Christmas Eve Eve service on Thursday, Dec. 23rd at 7 p.m. This will be a short but … more

Blair welcomes home O’Connor, world champion roper

Brandt O’Connor was surprised when he arrived home on Sunday, Dec. 12 and found a large welcome party of family, friends and schoolmates ready to cheer his victory as rodeo’s 2021 Junior … more

Grand Champion Christmas Parade entry announced

The Grand Champion entry for the Altus Christmas Parade was Navajo Cattle and Horses. This was the first year a horse entry won the grand prize. $300 was the grand prize overall, and the entry won … more

“The Nutcracker” to open at WOSC

Friends of WOSC Performing Arts is proud to bring “The Nutcracker: ballet to Western Oklahoma State College’s campus this holiday season. There will be two performances, along with a meet … more

Park statuary vandalized at Imagination Station

Altus police are investigating the vandalism of several statues that were damaged at the Imagination Station, located in the 1100 block of Memorial Drive. At press time, the case was still … more

AHS All Region Band members announced

Nine musicians of That Altus Band will participate in the Honor Concerts on Feb. 5, 2022, after their successful auditions at All Region Honor Bands last month. Pictured front left, Jacob Garrett, … more

WOSC breaks ground on new dorm

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday, Dec. 3 on a new dormitory at Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC). Members of the WOSC Board of Regents and college administration participated in the … more

Upcoming holiday musical events scheduled

The next week is scheduled full of holiday music programs of Altus Public Schools, presented by students in all grades. *Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6 pm: That Altus Band marches in the Christmas … more

Altus social media sensation inspires millions on TikTok with family videos

A family sensation led by Jason Linton and family of Altus has drawn the attention of millions of viewers around the world on social media platforms. What started as fun on TikTok is still fun for … more

17th painting in NBC Oklahoma Artist Series features work by artist Newsom

Homecoming, a new painting by John Newsom is the latest in NBC Oklahoma’s Artist Series and features images that are familiar to Oklahomans. The oil-on-canvas painting is 84 inches tall by 60 … more

17th Motorcycle run results in toys for local kids

The 17th Annual Toy Run for The Kids was held in Altus on Nov. 6. Numerous motorcycle clubs, the Altus Fire Department, Jackson County Law Enforcement, Jimmy Geigel, and Christie’s Bar came … more

How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey in Jackson County?

Blair Elementary   Mrs. Martinez’s class Leilani M. - My mom has to buy a turkey first and then we put it in the frigerator for one second. Then you put it in the oven for two … more

Altus Esports hosts Fight or Flight tournament

Altus hosted the Fight or Flight Tournament, a Smash Brothers gaming contest, in conjunction with the balloon festival on Saturday, Nov. 13. The game was the largest Esports tournament in … more

Annual Santa Run slated for Dec. 11

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 … more
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