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AJH enrollment up as well as meal service

During each regularly scheduled Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, a principal of a selected school gives a report to the board. During last week’s meeting, Altus Junior High … more

County looking at options to fund Expo Center

The chairman of the Board of Jackson County Commissioners, Kirk Butler, has divvied up responsibilities for each of the three commissioners to investigate funding options for the Jackson County Expo … more

Getting a head start on holiday shopping

Janet Robinson, left, and Candace Broddock check the bid price of a white animal print soft jacket during the silent auction of the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council’s Festival of the … more

Junior High All Region Choir selections

During the Nov. 12 Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Altus Junior High students from the left, Sophia Nieves, Jenna Buentello, Graham Hartgraves and Kymanee Otaniyi were recognized for … 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

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

Pets of the week

Meet Pumpkin and Tyson – 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 … 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
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