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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

Commissioners proclaim October 4-H Month

Although the month of October is typically awash in the color orange and decorated with pumpkins, Oklahoma 4-H’ers celebrate with four-leaf clovers and the color green. Why? Because the … more

Annual chili cook-off lures savory cooks, tasters

Folks from the area flocked to downtown Altus on Saturday, Oct. 2 for the annual Chili Cook-off hosted by Main Street Altus. Organizers said the popular event was well-attended, after last … more

Pray Around Altus Schedule

The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special … more

We want your vote!

Main Street Altus is vying for a $25,000 cash prize in a Main Street national contest. The organization will recognize America’s Main Streets and their “Road to … more

Altus High School Cheer, 2020 Game Day state champions, is in top form again this year.

The Altus High School Bulldogs Cheer team competed at State on Sept. 25. The AHS team won 5th place in the Large School Co-ed division. The team had not been to this State competition for the … more

Dream of new playground comes true at Olustee-Eldorado Elementary

A brand new playground ensemble piece was installed at Olustee-Eldorado, the result of years’ worth of determined fund raising by students. The occasion was celebrated with an official Fun … more

Annual chili cook-off set for Oct. 2

Farm Fest, the annual favorite chili cook-off hosted by Main Street Altus, will be Saturday, Oct. 2. Tasting begins at 11 a.m. downtown and prizes are awarded at 2 p.m., with trophies and cash … more

Putting its best foot forward:

The Booterie is nearing completion of its journey of renovation, which began during the Covid shut down and now lacks the final touches on its west-facing frontage. Business owner Krystal Martin … more

Mayor proclaims Citizenship Week in Altus

Citizenship Week will hereafter be Sept. 13-17 in Altus, by proclamation of Mayor Robert Garrison. Mayor Garrison presented the proclamation at a meeting of an immigration and naturalization … more

Never forget: 9/11 anniversary observed in Altus

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 was observed with a community prayer service hosted downtown by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Members of the faith community joined in a prayer and a moment of … more

Winners announced for turtle races

The results are in for the 2021 Turtle Race sponsored by the Altus Rotary Club at the Jackson County Fair. The Altus Times does not have the names of the actual turtles who won, just the names of … more

Free dentistry offered at Operation C.A.R.E.

Free dentistry will be offered to the community, Oct. 5-8 at Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries, 221 W. Walnut Street. To be approved for an appointment, one must come to the Operation C.A.R.E. offices … more

New owners to restore glory of century-old building

Hudson Hall will be the next generation of the 14,000 square foot structure at 121 N. Hudson Street.   The building pre-datesOklahoma statehood. Construction began in 1897 and was finished … more
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