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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

Tori Booker named November Junior Rotarian

The Rotary Club of Altus has named Altus High School senior Tori Booker as the November Junior Rotarian. Booker maintains a 4.119 grade point average while being an active student in a number of … more

SOCAG cuts Senior Nutrition program on Fridays

The biggest news to come out of the Altus City Council meeting Tuesday came during the council members’ comments. That’s when City Council member Jon Kidwell said he learned on Monday … more

Country Kitchen Christmas bazaar set for Nov. 20

The public is invited to attend the annual Country Kitchen Christmas bazaar at the First United Methodist Church of Altus, beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event features a … more

Altus City Charter Freeholder election set for Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the City of Altus Freeholder Special Election to elect eight positions, two from each of four wards in the city. The Freeholders are tasked with reviewing … more

Veteran recalls time when 5 brothers served in WWII

The last of five brothers who served in World War II at the same time said none of the brothers could communicate during the war and they never knew where the other brothers were located or whether … more

More than 3,000 children line up for Spooky Town 2019

Safety Town turned into Spooky Town last Thursday for Halloween where more than 3,000 children lined up for free candy. Here, representatives of Cooter’s Garage and Towing are Sara Ann Ledesma, … more

Harvest For The Hungry receives 9,500 lbs. of donations

The 33rd Annual Harvest For The Hungry food drive received about 9,500 pounds of donations when residents donated food and personal hygiene items for the Community Cupboard on Saturday. Volunteers … more

Holiday Open House brings out hundreds of shoppers

The Enchanted Door was a beehive of activity Sunday during the Holiday Open House. Many merchants in town opened on Sunday — a day in which most are closed — to kick off holiday shopping. … more

Commissioners trying to decide what to do with Expo Center

The Board of the Jackson County Commissioners is asking the public for input on what do with the Jackson County Expo Center. The Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation terminated a lease … more

Navajo student shoots up the ranks in trap categories

A sophomore at Navajo High School has quickly risen to international prominence in trapshooting contests, including winning the Academic, Integrity and Marksmanship (or AIM) high all-around … more

Pets of the week

Meet Slade and Eeyore – 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

‘Hello, Dolly!’ character stretches his singing range

In his first year in high school choir, sophomore Daniel Johnson said he’s learning how to sing properly in Choir Director Nick Young’s class. And while he’s taken drama classes for … more

Freeholder election voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 12, City of Altus Freeholder Special Election, should apply now, according to Jackson County Election Board … more

Altus teachers participate in Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

Two Altus Public School teachers participated in the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute’s intensive weekend workshops taught by nationally renowned artists in the fields of literacy and visual and … more

Not horsing around

During a Committee of 100 quarterly welcoming event at the Jackson County Expo Center on Monday, Altus Air Force Base employees were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs as well as other food. After … more

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday

By now you know it’s OK to set your clocks back early if you’re going to bed before 2 a.m. Sunday. It’s time to Fall Back by moving your clocks back one hour at that time. … more

Remember When

This is titled as the oldest known photo of Altus and was featured in an old Wichita Falls Times article about the history of Altus. In 1937, the WPA Symphony held an event that drew crowds from a … more

Connor Simco honored as Junior Rotarian for October

The Rotary Club of Altus named Connor Simco as the Junior Rotarian for the month of October. She is the daughter of Scot and Cheryl Simco. She is the team captain and a four-year member of the … more

Jackson County commissioners looking to update policies

As the Jackson County Board of Commissioners looks toward updating its current policies and procedures, it examine three area on Monday as part of a special meeting to discus possible … more
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