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Voters elect 8 representatives
to Altus Freeholder board

Voters elected eight candidates to the Altus City Charter Freeholder board on Tuesday. Election results were expected to be certified on Friday. Elected to the Freeholder board, by Ward, are Ward … more

Register now for 39th Annual Altus Christmas Parade

You have until Dec. 9 to register for the 39th Annual Altus Christmas Home for the Holidays Parade. That’s just five days before the parade which begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. … more

Cast members perform for Rotary Club

Hello, Dolly! performers Daniel Johnson, Bryce Wehmeyer and Sarah Scott were among six members of the cast who performed at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Altus. Johnson plays the role of Cornelius … more

AHS to add
gymnasium
jumbotrons

If you’re used to seeing a jumbotron at college athletic events, you’re going to see a scaled-down model at Altus High School beginning this year. The Altus Public Schools Board of … more

Remember When

Remember when the Jackson County Livestock Show used to be on the downtown square? This photo from 1945 shows a young, hopeful farmer proudly displaying his prize-winning cow as spectators enjoy the … more

17 Altus High School students qualified for All-Region

Seventeen vocal music students at Altus High School were named to the All-Region Choir recently. The singers were honored at Tuesday’s Altus Public School Board of Education meeting. Named to … more

Grass fire spreads to house

A fire that started in a backyard in the 1100 block of East Chestnut was blown by the wind toward houses on Wednesday and ignited two houses on fire. Altus Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and … more

Graystone Media Group purchases Mangum Star

The Mangum Star-News, published under various names since 1887, has been sold to a privately-owned company owned by Oklahoma residents in Durant, owners Casey and Karla Paxton announced last … more

Oklahoma Blood Institute hosts 2 Altus donor events

The Oklahoma Blood Institute has scheduled two blood drives in Altus between Saturday and Tuesday. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., it will host a Bedlam Blood Battle at Wal-Mart and on … more

Cope learns
to internalize
her character

A two-time All-State Choir performer says her role as Minnie Fay in “Hello, Dolly!” creates a fun and welcome challenge, but she hints to the audience in advance that you’d better … more

Blue Harmonix performs on Veterans Day at Wal-Mart

Members of Altus High School’s Blue Harmonix performed at Wal-Mart Monday morning as part of the store’s Veterans Day ceremonies. The high school’s ROTC group presented the colors … more

Honoring our Veterans on Monday

Flags placed at the graves of World War II veterans in the Altus Cemetery were more horizontal than vertical on Monday as 40 mph winds kept them stretched out. Americans honored veterans on Monday. more

Stormy costume

In what may be considered one of the most original costumes, Zachary Thaggard, 10, dressed up like a thunderstorm for Halloween. No word yet on whether the Oklahoma City Thunder might recruit him as … more

Here’s how Freeholder candidates responded to questions

WARD I Candidates Your Name: Tom Buchanan Which Ward are you running in? Ward I What has motivated you to run? I have been outspoken in my support of the charter form of government, and I … more

Tori Booker named November Junior Rotarian

The Rotary Club of Altus has named Altus High School senior Tori Booker as the November Junior Rotarian. Booker maintains a 4.119 grade point average while being an active student in a number of … more

SOCAG cuts Senior Nutrition program on Fridays

The biggest news to come out of the Altus City Council meeting Tuesday came during the council members’ comments. That’s when City Council member Jon Kidwell said he learned on Monday … more

Country Kitchen Christmas bazaar set for Nov. 20

The public is invited to attend the annual Country Kitchen Christmas bazaar at the First United Methodist Church of Altus, beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event features a … more

Altus City Charter Freeholder election set for Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the City of Altus Freeholder Special Election to elect eight positions, two from each of four wards in the city. The Freeholders are tasked with reviewing … more

Veteran recalls time when 5 brothers served in WWII

The last of five brothers who served in World War II at the same time said none of the brothers could communicate during the war and they never knew where the other brothers were located or whether … more

More than 3,000 children line up for Spooky Town 2019

Safety Town turned into Spooky Town last Thursday for Halloween where more than 3,000 children lined up for free candy. Here, representatives of Cooter’s Garage and Towing are Sara Ann Ledesma, … more
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