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City Council to discuss filling Ward 3 vacancy left by resignation of Diane Landers

Regular meetings of the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority are scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Each body is made up of the same … more

Board approves bid for high school band, auditorium projects

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education approved a bid Monday night that will trigger the use of Metropolitan Area Projects (or MAPS) funds to improve Altus High School’s auditorium and … more

WOSC hosts Mangum Public Schools for professional development

Western Oklahoma State College faculty and staff hosted Mangum Public Schools teachers and administration on Thursday, March 7, for professional development. The group had the opportunity to hear … more

Lucas hosts Town Hall meetings in Southwest Oklahoma

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas, R-OK, will hold town hall meetings in Harmon, Greer, and Jackson counties on Monday, March 18 and in Kiowa and Washita counties on Tuesday, March 19. … more

Academic
All-Staters:
Reading fuels
passion for knowledge

Two local seniors selected as 2019 Academic All-State Scholars have several common traits: they both began reading voraciously as children that fueled their desire to seek knowledge. Both excelled in … more

Voters can apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 2, Altus, Eldorado and Olustee Municipal General Elections, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary … more

Spring Break packed with fun activities for kids

Next week, Altus Public Schools will be closed for Spring Break. To keep students active, Altus Parks and Recreation and Altus Public Library have scheduled a week of fun activities from Monday, … more

Altus junior serves as State Senate page

OKLAHOMA CITY – Altus High School junior, Tori Booker, served as a Senate page for State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, during the fifth week of the legislative session from March 4-7. Tori is the … more

High winds knock out power

Winds as high as 60 mph knocked out power to some homes in Altus on Wednesday. Here, an Altus Power crew fights high winds and a dust storm to get power back on near downtown. more

Remember When

There have been a few good days lately to play a little golf. Here, Mike Tucker plays a round at Quartz Mountain Nature Park in 2001. Bryce Cornonado, age 2 of Tipton, plays in a swing at Hoyt … more

Public input sought for Reservoir Project

A Reservoir Improvement Project public forum was held Tuesday night at Altus Municipal Complex with representatives from Meshek and Associates and LandPlan of Tulsa to answer questions and lead a … more

97 AMW highlights female AF pioneer in honor of Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, celebrating the struggles and successes of American women throughout the history of the United States. In honor of this, the 97th Air Mobility Wing is … more

San Angelo wins Altus Trophy for best community support in AETC

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, announced the community of San Angelo, Texas, as the winner of the 2018 Altus … more

Family-oriented counseling service opens in Altus

Since opening their doors in January, Great Plains Youth and Family Services has one counselor completely booked. The child-centered, non-profit organization got its start in Hobart in 1978 and has … more

County exceeds last year’s use tax by March

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday. The board discussed monthly business, a transfer of appropriations and use taxes for the month of March. Along with a $100 … more

Furry friends help children’s literacy at Altus Public Library

The Altus Public Library started its Read to the Dogs program Thursday with therapy dog-in-training Knox, a white German Shepherd. Kids could come from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to read a book of their choosing … more

Howard ‘move over’ bill gets unanimous support

Oklahoma State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, says he’s had mixed success with bills he’s introduced into the 57th Oklahoma Legislature and he said he’s reading more now than when he … more

Open Streets, Walkin’ On Chalk bring fun, food and art together

While you’re out on the Downtown Square for Walkin’ On Chalk tomorrow, you will not only get to participate in a chalk contest and enjoy the local art and sample from food trucks, … more

Livestock show raises close to $264K in auction

Staff Report The Jackson County Junior Livestock Show raised $263,906 during its annual premium auction on Monday. That was close to $20,000 more than it raised in 2018. Here are the results of … more

Remember When

Wesley Gillion and Mercedes Graham practices for their black belt test at Wilcoxen Academy circa. 2001. Former Gov. Mary Fallin (then Lt. Gov.) visits Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center … more
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