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Landers resigns from City Council

Tuesday night, at the close of the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority, Councilmember Diane Landers handed a letter to Mayor Jack Smiley to read aloud. In the letter, Landers tendered … more

Air Force temporarily stops delivery of KC-46A

The U.S. Air Force has temporarily halted the delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus to Altus Air Force Base and other bases due to debris left in the airplanes during manufacturing. AAFB has already … more

Health department holds preparedness exercise

Staff Report In an effort to prepare the local community for a public health emergency, the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) recently facilitated a number of exercises to ensure readiness … more

Sunday’s ‘spring forward’ can lead to driver drowsiness

Staff Report One of the most anticipated “signs of spring” arrives this weekend when the clocks “spring forward” (Daylight Saving Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, … more

Jesus Walk may include floats this year

The organizer of the annual Jesus Walk in Altus said he’s adding a twist this year, to help identify the churches who support his walk while creating topical floats about the … more

Voters say ‘Yes’ to bond issue

Voters passed the Altus Public Schools’ first two bond issues in more than 60 years on Tuesday by close to 70 percent. The combined $6 million bond issues will allow the district to sell … more

Altus Public Schools Board of Education meets Monday

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Board Conference Room of the district’s Administrative Center, 219 N. Lee in Altus. Besides recognizing Altus … more

Leading a winner

Harrison Holder leads his champion Angus heifer out of the ring Sunday during the Jackson County Jr. Livestock Show at the Jackson County Expo Center. The show ran from Friday through Monday. more

Building a well-traveled perspective

Heritage has always been an essential part of this nation’s Air Force. To the service members and to the service itself, the past helped make them what they are today. Black History month is … more

Wild Brew Yonder opens in new location

The 97th Air Mobility Wing opened the new Wild Brew Yonder coffee shop at the Base Exchange, Feb. 28, 2019. The new location of the coffee shop is part of an initiative to increase the quality of … more

Western Ambassador
gains political
knowledge at Nigh Leadership Academy

Western Oklahoma State College sophomore Ambassador and cheerleader, Kinsey Wilmes, had the opportunity to attend the George and Donna Nigh Leadership Academy in Oklahoma City last month. This was … more

Local students recognized for academic achievement

One hundred twenty-six Southwestern Oklahoma State University students were recently honored for their academic achievements and service. The students were honored at an Academic Recognition … more

Oklahoma’s ‘Constitutional Carry’ law: what it means for gun owners

Last week, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2597, establishing “Constitutional carry” in Oklahoma. In a press release, Stitt said “Oklahomans are strong supporters … more

April 2 election voter
registration deadline Friday

Friday, March 8, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2, City of Altus General Election, Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

County makes Expo Center improvements

Repairs to the roof at the Jackson County Expo Center were completed just in time for the Jackson County Junior Livestock Show and Sale, March 1-4. Monday, the Jackson County Board of … more

Air Force Association donates to AAFB Mighty 97th Scholarship

The Western Oklahoma State College Foundation, Inc. announced last week the Air Force Association Chapter 342 and Bob Beers donated $500 and $100, respectfully, to the Altus Air Force Base Mighty … more

Ready to show

Cody Hasty helps his son, Dawson, 6, hold his mini-heifer prior to entering the ring Sunday in the Jackson County Junior Livestock Show at the Expo Center. The show ran from Friday through Monday … more

Hall sworn in as special judge

Special District Judge Rafe Hall, left, was sworn in on Monday by State Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby, formerly the district judge. Hall was promoted to Special Judge by District Judge Brad … more

Beloved children’s author celebrated

Volunteers dressed like beloved child author Dr. Seuss’ unforgettable characters Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 Saturday at the Altus Public Library to celebrate the late author’s 115th … more

City Council meeting to include discussion of Reservoir Improvement Project and fire hydrant updates

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
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