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Harvest For The Hungry receives 9,500 lbs. of donations

The 33rd Annual Harvest For The Hungry food drive received about 9,500 pounds of donations when residents donated food and personal hygiene items for the Community Cupboard on Saturday. Volunteers … more

Holiday Open House brings out hundreds of shoppers

The Enchanted Door was a beehive of activity Sunday during the Holiday Open House. Many merchants in town opened on Sunday — a day in which most are closed — to kick off holiday shopping. … more

Commissioners trying to decide what to do with Expo Center

The Board of the Jackson County Commissioners is asking the public for input on what do with the Jackson County Expo Center. The Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation terminated a lease … more

Navajo student shoots up the ranks in trap categories

A sophomore at Navajo High School has quickly risen to international prominence in trapshooting contests, including winning the Academic, Integrity and Marksmanship (or AIM) high all-around … more

Pets of the week

Meet Slade and Eeyore – This week’s Pets of the Week. These two are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come and give … more

‘Hello, Dolly!’ character stretches his singing range

In his first year in high school choir, sophomore Daniel Johnson said he’s learning how to sing properly in Choir Director Nick Young’s class. And while he’s taken drama classes for … more

Freeholder election voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 12, City of Altus Freeholder Special Election, should apply now, according to Jackson County Election Board … more

Altus teachers participate in Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

Two Altus Public School teachers participated in the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute’s intensive weekend workshops taught by nationally renowned artists in the fields of literacy and visual and … more

Not horsing around

During a Committee of 100 quarterly welcoming event at the Jackson County Expo Center on Monday, Altus Air Force Base employees were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs as well as other food. After … more

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday

By now you know it’s OK to set your clocks back early if you’re going to bed before 2 a.m. Sunday. It’s time to Fall Back by moving your clocks back one hour at that time. … more

Remember When

This is titled as the oldest known photo of Altus and was featured in an old Wichita Falls Times article about the history of Altus. In 1937, the WPA Symphony held an event that drew crowds from a … more

Connor Simco honored as Junior Rotarian for October

The Rotary Club of Altus named Connor Simco as the Junior Rotarian for the month of October. She is the daughter of Scot and Cheryl Simco. She is the team captain and a four-year member of the … more

Jackson County commissioners looking to update policies

As the Jackson County Board of Commissioners looks toward updating its current policies and procedures, it examine three area on Monday as part of a special meeting to discus possible … more

Don’t forget to put your food donations out Saturday

You probably received a grocery sack from Harvest For The Hungry at your home on Saturday. The sacks are used to fill with donations to help restock the Community Cupboard for those needing … more

Waitresses escape house fire just in time

A couple of waitresses living in a home in Martha were sleeping in the afternoon when one woke up to discover the house was on fire. Taylor Rocha woke up to a smoke-filled room and rushed to tell her … more

Halloween came early at WOSC Pumpkin Patch

The Western Oklahoma State College Pumpkin Patch had something for everybody, including hay bales set up for cellphone photos. Here, the Dezarae Birely family poses for a photo. While Drew Carter, … more

Altus Main Street makes final cut to receive beautification funds

The Main Street Altus mural project has made the final cut of three programs to receive from $500 to $1,000. In partnership with Department of Environmental Quality, CL Boyd, Public Service … more

2 Altus FFA members place in top 50 of contest

STILLWATER –Two Altus FFA chapter members placed in the top four in the state Greenhand Quiz Career Development event. Wyatt Jensen finished second and Addison Friese placed fourth in the … more

Former Altus educator selected Pioneer Volunteer of the Year

Grace Dempsey of Altus has been announced as the recipient of the Pioneer Volunteer of the Year, based on her helpfulness to the community in the past school year. This is the second year that the … more

U.S. Sen. James Lankford will headline community Thanksgiving service

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, will be the guest speaker for a Thanksgiving community worship service on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Altus First Baptist Church, 300 N. Main Street. The … more
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