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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

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

Altus student inducted into state 4-H hall of fame

Tori Booker certainly has made a name for herself in Jackson County’s 4-H Youth Development Program. She’s the second 4-H’er from that county to be inducted into the prestigious … more

OSU alumni chapter awards 21 scholarships

The Jackson-Harmon Counties OSU Alumni Chapter announces their scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 school year. Any OSU incoming freshman can apply for an Oklahoma State University Alumni … more

Robots do the dirty work at JCMH

Germ-fighting robots are being used by Jackson Memorial Hospital (JCMH) to destroy Covid-19 and prevent its spread in the facility. The manufacturing company, Xenex, announced that the pulsed … more

SWTC set to open with new regulations

Southwest Technology Center (SWTC) of Altus will begin the school year on Thursday, Aug. 13 on a regular schedule with face-to-face instruction. School will go forward unless health guidelines do … more

Back-to-school bash returns to Atlus

The annual Back to School Bash will return to Altus this Saturday, Aug. 8, for the fifth year in a row. The event is being carried out by Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries. The program this year will … more

It’s tax free shopping time

The new school year kicks off with the annual Tax Holiday this weekend, just in time for back to school supplies. The Oklahoma Tax Commission has announced that this year’s Tax-Free Weekend … more
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