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Spring Break brought big fun for Altus’ kids

Spring Break for Altus students was anything but boring. With events held every day hosted by Altus Parks and Recreation and Altus Public Library, there was something to do for children of all … more

Did you show pigs at the Youth Expo?

The following information was provided by one of our readers late Thursday as we were going to press. We didn’t have time to confirm it, but decided to advise you anyway. At the recent … more

Remember When

Dave Finney and Colonel James Halsell, NASA Astronauts, talk with Channel 7 after landing shuttle Atlanta at Altus AFB in 2001. Joel Wells, Kennedy Space Center Spokesman hands out shuttle … more

Rep. Lucas sees more gridlock in Congress

Third Congressional District U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-OK, told about a dozen constituents at an Altus Town Hall meeting Monday that with a flipped House of Representatives, it means the U.S. has a … more

‘Grate’ spelling bee scheduled for March 30

The “Grate” Altus Spelling Bee 2019 sponsored by the Great Plains Literacy Council, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the Pioneer Heritage Center, Western Oklahoma … more

Council appoints Perry Shelton to unexpired term

The Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday at Altus Municipal Complex. At the meeting, the council discussed an appointment to fill former Ward 3 Councilmember Diane Lander’s … more

Refill those plastic bottles with city water

You might as well recycle those plastic bottles of water you’ve been buying and fill them at home with tap water, says the superintendent of the Altus water treatment plant. Water coming out … more

Newspaper group to publish Southwest Oklahoma Magazine

A representative of Graystone Media Group, LLC., owners of The Altus Times and the Frederick Press-Leader, announced this week the creation of Southwest Oklahoma Magazine that will be a glossy … more

Altus police officers honored

At Tuesday’s Altus City Council meeting, Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy presented two officers with the Life Saving Award and pins for their quick response that saved a man’s life in … more

Trump’s border wall could pull funds from AAFB

Three Altus Air Force Base projects are in the Pentagon’s list of military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall. The potential project cuts … more

Spring into fun!

Messy Monday kicked off a week of spring break events hosted by Altus Parks and Recreation. At Hoyt Shadid Park at Altus Reservoir, children and guardians lined up to tie-dye t-shirts, fingerpaint, … more

WallBuilders spokesman to headline Jackson County Prayer Breakfast

Rick Green, a spokesman for the WallBuilders organization, will be the guest speaker at the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance and the Altus Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Jackson County Leadership … more

Crime Report

Initial Appearances Charles Colbert, 48 of Altus, is charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery by strangulation. A court date is scheduled … more

OHP investigates shooting involving Blair trooper

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a trooper-involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of March 17. At approximately 12:30 a.m. within the city of Blair, Oklahoma, Trooper … more

WoodmenLife donates schools supplies to Duke

Duke Superintendent Todd Ware, left, and Duke Assistant Superintendent Monica Claussen accept school supply donations from WoodmanLife Chapter 111 Secretary Nadine Bailey and President Leon Bailey. … more

School board schedules special bond meeting

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education has called for a special meeting to vote on whether to approve the sale of $6 million in General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds after voters approved an … more

County receives first fire tax revenue

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning. The board discussed advertisements for bids, county sales tax and tobacco tax. In June 2018, Jackson County voters … more

City Council to discuss filling Ward 3 vacancy left by resignation of Diane Landers

Regular meetings of the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority are scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Each body is made up of the same … more

Board approves bid for high school band, auditorium projects

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education approved a bid Monday night that will trigger the use of Metropolitan Area Projects (or MAPS) funds to improve Altus High School’s auditorium and … more

WOSC hosts Mangum Public Schools for professional development

Western Oklahoma State College faculty and staff hosted Mangum Public Schools teachers and administration on Thursday, March 7, for professional development. The group had the opportunity to hear … more
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