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Men’s choir performs for Rotary

Altus High School senior Garrett Gann sings a solo part of the song “Irishmen Need Not Apply.” Well, at least not in THAT suit. Gann was singing in the Altus Men’s Choir performance … more

4 arrested in connection to cigarette theft

An investigation that began with the theft of cigarettes from a local convenience store has resulted in the arrest of four people. Altus Police think at least 65 cartons of cigarettes valued at close … more

Altus High School announces top students

Altus High School announced its top 10 students last week. They are, front row, left to right: Aliyah Gutierrez, Kaitlyn Doughty, J.D. Wright, Isabella Darby and Bailey McLeod and back row, left to … more

School board
silences voice
of Bulldogs

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education has silenced the “Voice of the Altus Bulldogs” for the last 50 years. The board voted 4-1 in favor of moving live streaming of Altus sports … more

School district adds junior high soccer, signs apparel agreement

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education met on Monday to take care of old and new business, including accepting retirements and resignations as well as approving a new junior high sport and an … more

4 Altus students selected for Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

Four Altus High School students have been selected to attend the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in June at Quartz Mountain. The four selected among the 270 students and their disciplines are Sarah … more

Miss Altus organizers send off local candidates in style

About 100 people attended a send-off for local women and girls participating in the Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen pageants in June. Each participant performed her talent portion of … more

Police Week kicks off with community event

Last Sunday through today, May 18, is National Police Week. In 1962, Pres. John F. Kennedy declared May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week, according to a … more

Altus grad completes basic training

Airman Ryan Louks graduated from Air Force Basic Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Louks completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in … more

9 gates open at Lake Lugert-Altus Dam

Last weekend, Lake Lugert-Altus was bustling with visitors. From the campgrounds to the boating docks, Southwest Oklahomans were taking full advantage of the nice weather and the full lake. There … more

Pets of the Week

Knocks could be a medium-sized, young adult (M), Shepherd Mix. But, he could have some Boxer in his blend. So far he enjoys meeting new people and begs for all the attention he can get. He has great … more

Boy Scouts collect Soles 4 Souls

Boy Scout Troop 265 in Altus recently had a shoe drive and collected 239 pairs of shoes to donate to Soles 4 Souls, a non-profit agency based out of Nashville, TN, said their Scoutmaster Adrian King. … more

School board hires new boys basketball coach

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education took care of end of the school year business and continued to hire new employees — including a new boys basketball coach — for Fiscal Year 2020 … more

Jackson County students make SWOSU honor rolls

A total of 1403 students have been named to honor rolls at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2019 spring semester on the Weatherford and Sayre campuses. There … more

Council approves repairs to city facilities

At the Tuesday, May 7 Altus City Council meeting, the council approved bids for repairs to two City of Altus facilities — Altus Public Library and The Linda Wigginton Aquatic Center. The … more

County approves incident management system

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 13, at the Jackson County Courthouse. District 2 Commissioner Kirk Butler was not present for the meeting. The board … more

Emotional victories at State 5A meet

All year long, the Altus Bulldogs had trailed Ardmore in the 4X400-meter relay. On Saturday, the team kept within striking distance and anchor LaKysia Johnson ran away from Ardmore for the win. Here, … more

Flower shop owners explain why they prefer Mother’s Day

Owners of the three flower shops in Altus say they love Mother’s Day, not just because it’s the second highest volume of sales time of the year, but because the delivery options spread … more

Knights of Columbus host golf tournament

You could win a car from Wilmes Chevrolet by hitting a hole in one in a charity golf tournament on Friday. The Altus Knights of Columbus will host its third annual Charity Golf Tournament on the … more

Where did we get Mother’s Day?

It turns out, Mother’s Day wasn’t started so mothers could receive flowers, chocolates and gifts from their spouses and children. It has a much more somber origin story. Anna Jarvis is … more
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