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Organizers plan send-off party for local Miss Oklahoma contestants

Organizers of the Miss Altus Pageant will hold a special send-off party on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the City Auditorium. Each year the organizers host the send-off that gives local contestants an … more

Wright named National Merit Scholarship Winner

Altus High School Senior Jonathan Wright has been named a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Winner, it was announced Tuesday. Wright, who goes by J.D., was featured in a March 15 edition of The … more

Talk with mom about common women’s health problems

It’s the thought that counts, they say. Gifts are nice, flowers are sweet and time with loved ones is precious. But in the middle of your celebration of the mothers in your life, take a moment … more

Council approves ordinance to help officers respond to disturbance calls

The Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority met in regular session Tuesday, May 7, at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Though the two governing bodies are peopled by the same … more

Good sportsmanship

LaKysia Johnson could hardly walk after anchoring the 4X400 relay last Saturday. When they noticed she could hardly get up off the track, teammate Haley Leyja, left, and Samantha Pratt of Elgin … more

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The observance started 70 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. Mental health is … more

Downtown Altus pick ups awards

The Oklahoma Main Street Center honored Dana Hicks as Main Street Altus’ board member of the year and honored Lady Austin’s in Altus for the Best Facade Rehabilitation under … more

Blair valedictorian continues to pick up scholarships

Payson Ramirez, the valedictorian of Blair High School and a member of the Blair FFA, was recently selected to receive the academic excellence award along with the State FFA Degree. Ramirez tied … more

Colorado replacing Mexico as illegal marijuana source

A representative of the Oklahoma Judicial District 3 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force told the Rotary Club of Altus Tuesday that for the first time the task force has had to deal with heroin and … more

Legislators say higher oil prices would help state coffers

During a legislative update on Friday, local legislators said each house of the Legislature has reviewed and offered amendments to the other house’s bills. The update was before a mixed group … more

Southwest Oklahoma magazine now available for distribution

The Altus Times and The Frederick Press-Leader recently published the Southwest Oklahoma 2019 Visitors and Newcomers Guide and copies of the 40-page magazine are available throughout the area. The … more

Farmer directs donation to ACA

Jackson County farmer Marty Clinton, directed $2,500 to Altus Christian Academy through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. As part of its mission Altus Christian … more

4 arrested after narcotics investigation

HOBART — On May 3, agents of the District Three Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force in cooperation with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Hobart Police Department and the Kiowa County … more

County approves annual contract for wildlife services

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss county reports and monthly business. The board approved a commissioner’s sale by Jackson County Treasurer … more

Furry friends find forever homes

Coffee, Kittens, and Canines Adoption Event held at White Buffalo Coffee Bar on Falcon Road Saturday, four dogs and two kittens were adopted and one dog went to a foster-to-adopt home between 10 a.m. … more

Here are the results of the 21st Annual Rock N Rumble

Gary Dillahunty of Southlake, Texas won the Best of Show Car category and was awarded $1,000 Saturday during the 21st Annual Rock N Rumble held in downtown Altus on Saturday. After a rain plagued … more

Local author to launch book at library Saturday

The Altus Public Library, at 421 N. Hudson, will host a book launch for Altus native Harold “Bob” Jones beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Jones, a 1959 graduate of Altus High … more

Pets of the Week

Meet Artemis, Ginny, Lt. Dan and Oreo. They’re this week’s Pets of the Week. Artemis is a medium-sized, adult (F) Lab mix. She is the sweet girl who enjoys meeting new people at the … more

Police arrest suspect in connection to United Supermarket theft

Altus Police have arrested a man in connection with shoplifting and assault and battery on a United Supermarket store employee. Police responded to the Dollar General store, 300 South Main, at … more

Mangum graduate receives national award

Mangum High School graduate Jane Morgan was recently honored by the National Adoption Exchange Association with the Generosity of Spirit Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the … more
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