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What to look for when kenneling your pets

When planning a summer vacation, many people take trips that include their furry, four-legged family members. However, there may be times when vacations may not be very pet-friendly.Long car trips or … more

FFA project shows farmers can pull electricity from fields

If an Altus High School student’s Future Farmers of America project continues to create energy the way early tests have confirmed, farmers may eventually mine enough electricity from their soil … more

Remember When

Does anybody remember Col. Jimmy S. Lasseter? Col. Lasseter was the Vice-Commander of the 443rd MAW at Altus Air Force Base back in 1975. In this photo, Lasseter bowled a strike to kick off the 16th … more

From National Football League to National Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each year, thousands of young recruits prepare to ship-out for Basic Combat Training (BCT). In the early hours of June 29, among a small group of fresh-faced recruits, Spc. … more

School board president resigns

After serving nearly 15 years on the Altus Public Schools Board of Education, Board President John Thomas announced his resignation from the board at the end of Monday’s meeting. Thomas said … more

Mission on Wheels offers free prom dresses

Students from Granite, Mangum and Olustee-Eldorado have already secured prom dresses from Mission on Wheels, a local charity started by Edna Douglas. On Friday, Douglas was showing off a prom … more

Council members answer questions over coffee

Altus City Council members Chris Riffle and Jason Winters stepped out of the council chambers and held an informal Coffee with Council question and answer forum on Tuesday at Just Brew It Coffee … more

Times brings home 6 top state awards

The Altus Times won six awards, including four first places and two second places, in the Oklahoma Associated Press News Executives annual contest. The contest period covered all of 2018. The contest … 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

Altus Freeholder election filing positions set for Sept. 23-25

Candidates interested in filing Declarations of Candidacy for the City of Altus Freeholder positions may do so beginning Monday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m. Jennifer Wilson, secretary of the County … more

NBC Bank releases latest commissioned artwork

A new painting by Jeff Dodd is the latest in NBC Oklahoma’s Artist Series. His realistic work, “Frontier Rodeo Company Yearlings,” depicts a herd of horses under an open sky with … more

Senator predicts Legislature will focus on flat budget

The state will have less new revenue than in previous years at a time when the state needs to increase the cost of living for retirees, says State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. The state board of … more

Detective outlines sex, violent offender programs

A detective in charge of keeping track of individuals on the sex and violent offender list says 33 registered sex offenders and four violent offenders live in Altus.Altus Police Department Detective … more

Apply early for absentee voting

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 5th, Altus School District Special Bond Election, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

Doubling down

Breck Redding, 5, throws both horseshoes at one time last week during Children’s Day at the Jackson County Free Fair. He must have gotten bored throwing one at a time because he was regularly … more

Instructor, student pilots experience NVG training through new lenses

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 58th Airlift Squadron and the 97th Training Squadron recently combined their efforts to present a new virtual, high-resolution, night vision goggle training … more

SWOSU Board of Trustees honor local

Staff ReportThe Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees met recently on the Weatherford campus and one of the items on the agenda was to commend Trustees … more

Back to school bash set for July 28

The process of going back to school is not cheap. To help offset those expenses, Altus will host a Back to School Bash on July 28 for the third year in a row. The event will be held at the Altus … more

97 AMW participates in 21st Valentines for Vets

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Approximately 25 members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing delivered Valentine’s Day cards made by children from local elementary schools thanking veterans from … more

Altus, Navajo schools hold Pre-K, Kindergarten enrollment days

Altus and Navajo public schools have announced details about Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Navajo only has Pre-Kindergarten enrollment. Altus Public … more
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