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Altus students attend virtual Summer Arts Institute

For over four decades, Oklahoma’s most talented high school students have gathered each June in the Wichita Mountains for intensive studies in their artistic disciplines. For a young artist in … more

Marijuana growers running in to some trouble

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Chris McAlvain and Matt Blackwood were going by the books on their first crop – especially with their combined savings on the line. They did their research, paid … more

Jackson County sees increases in sales, use taxes

In a surprise to some local officials, the county sales and use tax revenue collected in April during the height of the virus shut-down showed modest increases instead of big drops. County sales … more

Kendrix trying to become the only CPA in State House

For Republican Gerrid Kendrix, it is all about the numbers when it comes to his candidacy for the Oklahoma House District 52, which includes Jackson and Harmon counties, and parts of Greer and Kiowa … more

OSU Extension cuts position in Jackson County

Jackson County is losing one of its two extension educators due to budget cuts at Oklahoma State University, but it is getting enough funds to have one educator and a full-time … more

Altus Christian Academy losing its top educator

Dr. Dana Darby, who was part of the original vision for Altus Christian Academy 14 years ago and has served as the head of the school since then, will be leaving after a replacement is found, … more

Primary election date approaches

The Oklahoma primary elections will be held June 30 for state officers, congressional officers, as well as legislative, district and county officers. There will also be a state question regarding … more

Can you invest for education and retirement?

Typically, this time of year is filled with graduation ceremonies and celebrations. But with the coronavirus pandemic, not much has been typical lately. Eventually, though, things will return to … more

Farmers, ranchers can apply for aid through coronavirus food assistance program

STILLWATER – Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus … more

Senators call for oversight of KC-46 aircraft delays

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, along with two other senators, has asked the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate ongoing delays to the KC-46 aircraft program that are … more

Schools delay athletic workouts

The third and final phase of Oklahoma’s “Open Up and Recover Safely” program began Monday, June 1, but Altus schools will not be in any rush to have student athletes participate in … more

State, city celebrate Bob Beers Day in Altus

A World War II Veteran who once led the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troop that includes Altus was honored by members of the OHP, Altus Police and Fire departments and area citizens on Friday, May 15, … more

Miller takes over as Carpenter retires

Graystone Media Group CEO Larry Miller has taken over the editor and publisher positions at The Altus Times and the Frederick Press-Leader following the retirement of former Editor and Publisher Rick … more

Beach receives Farm Credit scholarship

Derek Beach, a senior at Altus High School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Farm Credit of Enid, headquartered in Enid, Oklahoma. He is the son of T.J. & Diane Beach of Altus and plans … more

Class of 2020 has most unusual graduation

In what has been the most unusual graduation in Altus High School history, organizers took extra precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that emphasized social distancing. All 194 students … more

City may begin addressing ‘crash pad’ issues

During a special work session by the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority, the council made recommendations to changing some line items in the fiscal year 2021 budget, received a … more

Competition drives top 2 students at AHS

Altus High School’s top two students didn’t just happen to become the top students in the Class of 2020. Valedictorian Michaella Reed and Salutatorian Raegan Cope spent their high … more

Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute plans virtual program

The Oklahoma Arts Institute has moved its annual Summer Arts Institute to a virtual classroom. While it was making the decision to move it online, the staff began to restructure its programming and … more

Reopening: just another phase for coffee house

Like many small businesses, the owners of Just Brew It Coffee House are adapting to the reality of health and safety issues for employees and customers. When Shannon and April Preston, owners of Just … more

Richardson named to Faith 7 Bowl

Jameson Richardson has been selected to play for the Oklahoma team against Texas in the 2020 Faith 7 Bowl, now in its 55th year. Unfortunately, this classic, sheduled for Saturday, June 6, has been … more
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