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Winters opens new office

More than 50 people showed up for Edward Jones financial adviser Adam Winters opening his new office at 721 E. Tamarack Road in Altus. more

Recent drownings have impacted the state

Recent drownings have impacted the state of Oklahoma with multiple deaths happening this summer. In the last two weeks, seven drownings have occurred in the state with one of those being at Lake … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Monday, July 15 3:28 a.m., Disturbance, 804 Asalee 11:57 a.m., Fraud, 509 S. Main St. 12:27 p.m., Accident with injuries, 2516 E. Broadway St. 1:37 p.m., Reckless driving, … more

Remember When

Odell’s Cafe was located in the 100 block of South Hudson Street. It later moved to West Broadway. This menu dates from the 1950s. There were several movie theaters in Altus back in the day. … more

Council splits vote on paving curb, sidewalk near City Hall.

In a split vote Tuesday night, the Altus City Council approved a bid of $13,100 to finish curb and sidewalk work on the north side of City Hall property along Martin Luther King Avenue. City … more

City council unanimously approves EDC agreement

The Altus City Council and the Altus Municipal Authority, which is the same group of elected officials, unanimously passed an agreement with the Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation … more

Altus student competes in national 4-H shooting sports

STILLWATER, Okla. – Hunter Pence of Altus recently placed eighth in the nation among 660 4-H shooters in the combined disciplines of shotgun, skeet and trap shooting. He placed second overall … more

City council honors first responders

During Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Altus City Council, at the beginning of the meeting Vice-Mayor Robert Garrison read a proclamation to honor first responders who responded to a vehicle … more

The world of science arrives at Altus Library

Barrett Huddlston of the Mad Science company and his assistant Jolie Burroel, 5, help teach the audience of the Altus Public Library all the wonders of science. Huddlston said the goal of the program … more

Police arrest Toyota bomb-threat suspect

Altus police have arrested a suspect who they believe called in a bomb threat to the Four Stars Toyota dealership on Thursday shortly before 9:30 a.m. An extensive search of the property found no … more

Rare genetic disorder isn’t going to hold Chloe Owenby back

From about the fourth grade, when her twin sister and classmates started a growth spurt, Chloe Owenby, 13, knew there was something different about her. And while she took the teasing of being … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Tuesday, July 9 9:12 a.m., Stolen property, 800 S. Kennedy St. 11:29 a.m., Burglary, 901 Rand Road N. 11:59 a.m., Accident with no injuries, Falcon Road and Park Lane 12:03 … more

Commissioners learn of total county sales and use tax from May

During the Jackson County Board of Commissioner’s regular session on Monday, July 15, Jackson County Treasurer Robin Fleming reported the Use Tax collections and County Sales Tax for the … more

House passes defense bill in party line vote

Washington, DC– Oklahomans in the U.S. House voted along party lines as that chamber approved a major defense bill, setting up a battle with the Senate where Sen. Jim Inhofe’s bill … more

City Council to reconsider EDC agreement

(If you read this previously, see Editor’s Note at the end) The Altus City Council and the Altus Municipal Authority may discuss and vote on a public service agreement with the … more

Committee of 100 welcomes new, current Airmen to Altus

Ezra Rothchild, 9, took her turn at riding the mechanical bull during the Altus Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 welcoming of Airmen transferred to Altus Air Force Base on Monday. The … more

Leading the board

Soledad Jaramillo, a third grade student attending the Bulldog Training Camp, leads the Altus Public School Board of Education in the Pledge of Allegiance before Monday’s meeting. The school … more

Four Stars Toyota receives bomb threat

(EDITOR’S NOTE: a suspect was apprehended Friday. See related story online). Altus police are investigating a reported bomb threat after responding to Four Stars Toyota, 2600 East Broadway, … more

Wildlife of the Altus City Reservoir

(Altus City Enginner Johnny Barron has written a series of stories about the wildlife near the Altus Reservoir. This is the first in the series.) The Altus City Reservoir includes a 116-acre lake … more

Walmart awards $1,000 grant to Great Plains Youth and Family Services

Walmart awarded the Great Plains Youth & Family Services (GPYFS) with a $1,000 grant. GPYFS is a non-profit organization that provides youth and family programs in Oklahoma. This is the first … more
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