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Freshmen named to All State Choir

Altus High School freshmen Alexis Winters, left, and Trinity McDole were recently named to the Junior High All State Choir. The two competed with the junior high because the grades for the contest … more

Gable students win $500 STEM award from OKC Thunder

Jacquelyn Gable from Duke Public Schools was announced as one of the monthly winners of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Devon Thunder Explorers program. The Devon Thunder Explorers program … more

Pets of the week

Meet Mindy and T – This week’s Pets of the Week. These two are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come and give him … more

Auditorium gets overhaul just in time for ‘Hello, Dolly!’

You’ll have to excuse vocal music teacher Nick Young if he seems a bit giddy. That’s because he’s not only preparing for the annual musical at the high school, he’s also … more

Wilmes turns its showroom into a kid’s bicycle haven

For the eighth year in a row, the Wilmes Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership has joined with marketing partners in Oklahoma and Texas to provide free bicycles for children involved in programs through the … more

Students party to help Senior Center

This group of 5th and 6th grade kids from Altus hosted a party with admission being canned foods and non perishable food items. The kids wanted to donate the goods to the Senior Citizens Center in … more

Property owners should have received tax statements for 2019

The Jackson County Treasurer’s office mailed property tax bills last week, and most property owners should have received them by now. County Treasurer Robin Fleming said people have until … more

Candidates have until 5 p.m. today to file for school board elections

Candidates for the Board of Education in six Jackson County school districts can still file their Declarations of Candidacy through 5 p.m. today, Dec. 4, Jackson County Election Board Secretary … more

Freeholders finalize ground rules, begin Charter review

After the Altus City Charter Freeholders’ meeting passed a few procedural matters Monday night, the board started working on items that some members thought needed to change. The procedural … more

Mindy McGinnis takes on Altus

On Nov. 15, Altus welcomed Edgar Award-winning Young Adult author Mindy McGinnis with open arms. For those not familiar with her work, McGinnis is the author of nine books and host of the podcast … more

Base schedules Tree=Lighting ceremony

The 97th Air Mobility Wing will conduct the annual Base Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2019 at Wings of Freedom Park. Activities include live reindeer, kid-centric activities, a live … more

Altus Police Department offers recruiting incentives

If you have thought about becoming an Altus Police officer, now might be a good time to apply. During last week’s Altus City Council meeting, the council approved a $2,500 sign up bonus for … more

Remember When

In 1984, MSgt. Jerry Holland of Altus AFB teed off during a practice round for the 10th Annual Southwest Law Enforcement Golf Tournament at the then Altus Elks Golf and Country Club. Today, that is … more

Look who I ran into!

Nevaeh Luna, 5, and Izabella Luna, 9, were walking around the Altus City Park admiring the thousands of lights last Saturday night when they ran into Santa Claus who had just been driven to the park … more

Elk City celebrates Christmas in the Park

Lots of holiday lights, hot cocoa and a wonderful time will welcome family, friends and visitors to the annual Elk City Christmas in the Park. Visitors can once again drive through the park and … more

97 AMW, AAFES partner to enhance local BX

Airmen from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing “rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty,” volunteered time and hard work to the update the Base Exchange and Shoppette at Altus … more

Bedlam Tailgate Dinner raises funds for Project Noel

You’re encouraged to wear your University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University colors as part of a local fundraiser that benefits Project Noel, a community outreach that provides Christmas … more

Pets of the week

Meet Scamp and Jim – This week’s Pets of the Week. These two are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come and give him … more

Bryce Wehmeyer adds dancing to his repertoire

A year ago, the last thing Bryce Wehmeyer considered was trying out for a role in a musical. Oh, he’d played a role in a performance of Snow White for a children’s theater at Altus Air … more

2 Navajo students named to All State Choirs

Two Navajo School studentes were named to the All State Choir last week. Harmony Wall, left, is a sophomore at Navajo and has been selected to the OkMEA All-State Treble Chorus. Previous choral … more
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