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Deadline for voter registration nears

Friday, Oct. 9 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3rd general election, announced Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

That’s a lot of beef!

The 22nd annual Cattle Drive was hosted at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) on Friday, Sept. 25, an event which draws enthusiasm every year. More than 30 head of longhorn cattle was led by base … more

Free document shredding offered by City next week

The public is invited to bring documents which need to be shredded as part of a free service. The shredding will be taken care of the company which handles document shredding for the … more

Navajo FFA places first in Farm Bureau shotgun shoot

Students of the Navajo Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter placed first on Aug. 29 in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Youth Farmers and Ranchers (OKFB YF&R) Shotgun Shoot held in McLoud at Quail … more

Voter registration deadlines approaches

Friday, October 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3 general election. Persons who are United States citizens, residents of … more

Operation Round Up accepting grant applications

Southwest Rural Electric Association’s (SWRE) charitable foundation, Operation Round Up, is now accepting grant applications online through Oct. 1. Non-profits and individuals in need … more

Another virus fatality recorded; no new cases in Altus schools

Bad news and good news on the local Covid-19 front: Another fatality was recorded in Jackson County on Tuesday, Sept. 15. A male in the 50-64 age group died from the disease, bringing the death … more

Active virus cases rise, more students infected

Covid-19 continues to make its presence known in Jackson County. Twelve new cases were posted in the county over the holiday weekend by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Twelve new cases … more

Broncs look to make noise in Class B this fall

Blair Broncs Head Coach B.J. Armstrong has a more experienced team this year, and they plan to turn heads in Class B baseball. After a season of disappointment last year, the Broncs are coming … more

Mental health resources give relief for Covid-19 fatigue

Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to responding to COVID-19. Oklahomans are resilient and we at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services … more

Area optometrists working with SWODA to provide eye care

Reduced-cost eye exams and eyeglasses are now available to area residents. Area optometrists in cooperation with South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Aging Services are making is … more

For Oklahoma seniors, legal marijuana is a new frontier

Back doors, secret shops, shady exchanges, cryptic messages on bulletin boards. This is how Belinda Davis remembers the underground weed sales in the Arkansas college town where she came of age in … more

Despite virus, military family and spouse programs still available

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) — The Department of Defense is closely monitoring the impact of the new coronavirus on service members, their families and survivors. Resources offered through … more

Co-parent issues considered in assignments

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) - The Department of the Air Force recently announced great news for parents – the ability to defer an assignment or be stationed near their children with a court-ordered … more

Duke Lady Tigers Dominate Big Pasture

The Duke Lady Tigers shut out Big Pasture in a 13-0 home victory on Monday, Aug. 24. Duke hit the ball well and kept runners on base. Pitcher Corky Hall threw a perfect game. Pitching has been … more

U.S. census timer running down, state funding at stake

U.S. Census timer running down, state funding at stakeBy Brian Brus STILLWATER, Okla. – The opportunity for Oklahomans to be counted in the U.S. Census is only weeks away, and officials are … more

Cole hopeful stimulus package passes by end of September

In an effort to reduce contact during a global pandemic, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) hosted a conference call for media outlets across Southwest Oklahoma on Aug. 20, 2020. He provided a … more

Election day approaches; voting early possible this week

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 25 for the City of Altus Special Election. Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson asks voters to keep the following information and … more

Census takers to start home visits

Census takers in Oklahoma are working to follow up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The self-response rate in Oklahoma is 57.9 percent. The Census Bureau will need … more

Deadine nears for absentee ballot applications

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Aug. 25 City of Altus special municipal election should apply now. It is not necessary to give an official reason … more
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