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Madden named Honorary Captain at AHS Military Appreciation Night

Larry Madden was named Honorary Captain at Military Appreciation Night on Friday, Nov. 5, the last home football game of the Altus High School Bulldogs. Madden was born and raised in Altus. He … more

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 … more

U-Night workshop focuses on tradition

“Embracing Tradition: Winter Holiday Traditions and Displays from Around the World” is the title of the next U-Night workshop. The U-Night event will be Thursday, Nov. 18 at the … more

Project Noel Altus 2021 is underway

Project Noel begins just after Thanksgiving, with registration closing Dec. 3. Staff at the First United Methodist Church will be screening families and issuing vouchers for Project … more

FREE READ: Truckload of pet food arrives in time for the holidays

A truckload of pallets full of pet food and supplies was delivered at Hangar 36 of the Altus / Quartz Mountain Regional Airport on Monday, Nov. 1. The free pet food will be distributed during the … more

Candy donations collected, donated to Spookytown

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu threw its Halloween party on Oct. 28, with kids and adults amassing a sizable candy donation for Spookytown, an annual event. Accepting the donation for the City of Altus was … more

Rural store center of small town

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 … more

Altus to host first hot air balloon festival

Hot air balloons will arrive in Altus on Friday, Nov. 12 for the City’s first balloon festival. Organizers are excited about the opportunities for fun at Hangar 36 at Altus/Quartz Mountain … more

Open house kicks off Candy Cane Cash

The Holiday Open House hosted by Main Street Altus begins Sunday, Nov. 7, kicking off the annual Christmas favorite, the Candy Cane Cash Giveaway. Major changes have been made to this year’s … more

The man behind the flames

Every morning Joe Buchanan whistles a tune when walking into the Altus fire station. For Buchanan, the skills and characteristics he shows from day to day speak volumes of what a firefighter should … more

Winter musical premiere delayed two weeks

The Altus High School Choir’s annual winter musical has been postponed, due to delayed construction at the venue, the Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. “Newsies” will be hosted at the … more

Navajo HS Choir performs locally

Navajo High School singers, under the direction of Justin O’Neil, performed at the SWOK All Region concert on Oct. 4 at First Baptist Church of Lawton. Navajo’s delegation to All … more

“Fall into Giving”

The annual popular Altus Chamber of Commerce returns this year, promising an evening of entertainment and some changes to the program. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Jackson County … more

Mission on Wheels to serve carry-out Thanksgiving meals

The Mission on Wheels will host a carry-out Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Grace United Methodist Church, 620 S. Park Lane, from 2-4 p.m. The meals are free, and everyone is … more

Volunteers honored at annual recognition dinner

Outstanding volunteers who have clocked thousands of hours with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) were honored for their commitment on Oct. 1. Recognition came at the annual … more

Behind every great pumpkin there’s a great patch

From the warty gourds to the Cinderella pumpkins, there’s a gourd for everyone at Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch. Word is out. Families descend on the farm of Tyler and Destinie Cobb north of … more

Navajo senior shooting out glass ceilings

Shooter sports is a group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving tests of accuracy, precision and speed in shooting. One student in Southwest Oklahoma is intent on making a … more
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