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Annual tax holiday is set for Aug. 6 - 8

There are two kinds of back-to-school people in this world. The, “It’s already July?!” people, and the “It’s only July!” people. Start planning back to school … more

City sets groundbreaking for Veterans Drive Housing Development

The City of Altus will hold a groundbreaking for Phase I of its Veterans Court housing development at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. In one of his last public acts as mayor, Altus Mayor Jack … more

Ombudsman supervisor salutes volunteers

The Southwest Oklahoma Devlopment Agency’s (SWODA) Ombudsman program recognizes the efforts of volunteers, particularly at long-term care facilities. I would like to draw attention to the … more

Tony Haferland

Tony Haferland, the son of Lenna Haferland and the late Frank Haferland, Jr., died Feb. 10, 2021 in Dallas, TX from complications following heart surgery. After graduation from Altus High School … more

Non-profit in Hollis helps veterans of southwest Oklahoma

From a small office located in the Harmon County Courthouse, Richard Cisneros and Bruno Acosta have established the non-profit organization SWOK Veterans Betterment Assistance. For several months … more

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain seeks talented high school students

OKLAHOMA CITY - Every winter, nearly one thousand high school students from all corners of the state crowd into auditoriums and line school hallways, dragging oversized instrument cases, rehearsing … more

4-H Speech contest winners announced

The Jackson County 4-H speech contest was held Wednesday, Jan. 27, and yielded a number of prizes for young speakers. The following is a list of the winners: JUNIOR Regular speech 1st, … more

Altus man draws pets to raise funds for Blessing Boxes

An Altus man is using his artistic talents to raise money for Blessing Boxes that provide free non-perishable food, hygiene and seasonal items for anyone needing them in Altus. Larry Davis, a … more

2021 Oyster Fry cancelled

Frederick Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors along with the Oyster Fry Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2021 Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show. Chamber Director … more

New Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence opens

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauds the establishment and opening of the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE). Located in Stillwater, the center will serve as the … more

Rep. Humphrey Bill would open Bigfoot hunting season

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Justin Humphrey, (R-Lane), this week filed legislation that would establish a Bigfoot hunting season. House Bill 1648 would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife … more

Absentee voters encouraged to apply for ballots now

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 9 City of Altus Municipal Election or the Town of Duke Special Election, should apply now, County Election … more

VFW posts announce award recipients

Three Altus students have been chosen by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as winners for their speech and essay entries, and will compete further. VFW Post 4876 (Altus) has selected Wyatt G. … more

Community Action Development Corporation receives Head Start Grant

CHEYENNE — Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) congratulated Community Action Development Corporation (CADC), headquartered in Frederick, after it was named a grant … more

Two caught in connection to auto thefts, burglaries

Altus Police arrested two teenagers in connection with the theft of two autos over the Christmas weekend and a string of burglaries through the holiday season. Rueben Cardenas, 18, was arrested on … more

Baler twine piling up along the roads

Feeding livestock is hard work, especially in winter. But some of the folks who do this for a living appear to be missing a step. Baling twine is piling up on our roadsides and fence lines at a … more

7th annual 5K Santa Run raises $2,200

The Altus Track Booster Club’s 7th Annual Santa 5K Run/Walk raised $2,200 in funds for the Altus High School track programs on Saturday, Dec. 12. More than 40 runners came out to Hoyt Shadid … more

December sales and use tax revenues released

The December distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from September business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in … more

Washers and dryers needed for junior service members

Refurbished washers and dryers are provided to junior enlisted service members by the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of Oklahoma. For $70 a pair, a junior enlisted service member is able to purchase … more

Oklahoma’s health care leaders encourage you to add safety to your holiday checklists by following the Be Safe Oklahoma plan

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Oklahomans look toward the holidays, Oklahoma’s leading health associations called on people throughout our state to protect themselves and their loved ones during this … more
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