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State Senator files teacher certification reciprocity bill

State Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, filed two bills this week to help address the state’s teacher shortage by recognizing the skills and service of out-of-state teachers. “Even with the … more

Project Noel serves more than 700 needy people

Volunteers flooded the First United Methodist Church on Saturday to help make a Merry Christmas for 742 people representing in 271 families. Project Noel, organized through the church, raises more … more

Food industry leaders meet with legislators at State Capitol

The Industry Advisory Committee of the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center met at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City to help build relationships … more

Council approves moratorium on raising electricity charges

The Altus City Council and the Altus Municipal Authority, which are comprised of the same elected members, passed an ordinance on Monday to keep electric rates at their current level through … more

High school choirs join forces for Rotary Club

Altus High School BluHarmonix singer Jordan Guyton, in front, sings a solo portion of a Christmas choir performance at the Rotary Club of Altus on Tuesday. Singers, from the left, Allison Cope, … more

Dog owners charged with mauling death of 12-year-old

Oklahoma Third Judicial District Attorney David Thomas announced Wednesday the arrest of two Hollis men in the connection with the mauling death of a 12-year-old boy last week. Victor Garces was … more

Freeholders plan to begin voting on language changes Monday

During Monday’s Altus City Charter Freeholders Board meeting, the group discussed a variety of issues and announced it will start taking motions and voting on proposed changes beginning … more

Remember When

Almost 100 years ago, today, Kinney’s Store in Altus was offering a “community sewing machine” for anyone who had the use of it. People who reserved their spot for this sewing … more

Remember When

It has been 100 years since the ads on this page have appeared in the Altus Times-Democrat. Cole and Raines were pushing this post-war Maxwell in 1920. The new year in 1920 wasn’t great for … more

The Altus Times to become a weekly in 2020

Graystone Media Group, Inc., which owns The Altus Times and three other newspapers in the state, will complete a two-year project in January that will have converted The Altus Times to a weekly … more

Auditions for Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute include Altus

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI) is currently accepting online applications and scheduling auditions for the state’s premier arts academy for high school students, … more

Ybarra named Junior Rotarian for month of December

Draven Tyler Ybarra has been selected for the Rotary Club of Altus’ Junior Rotarian for December. The son of Ruben and Angela Ybarra, Draven has been active in That Altus Band for two years, … more

Intermediate school improves significantly in just a few years

During last week’s Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Altus Intermediate School Principal Lori Redden reported that the school recently received a “B” grade, a … more

Jackson County taxes up over previous year, month

Jackson County Treasurer Robin Fleming reported that taxes were up in sales, use and tobacco taxes for October. The taxes are distributed to local counties two months later. Fleming reported the … more

Retired teacher held the $10K Candy Cane Cash ticket

Retired school teacher Susan Bradley won the $10,000 to prize in Main Street Altus’ annual Candy Cane Cash drawing held Saturday. Bradley also won another $100 because the name drawn for that … more

Dogs kill 12-year-old boy in Hollis

Oklahoma Third Judicial District Attorney David Thomas announced Saturday that a criminal investigation is underway concerning the death of 12-year-old Louis Garces of Hollis. Garces was mauled to … more

10 food safety tips to ensure a healthy holiday season

The Christmas season is here, and many will be gathering around the dinner table enjoying their favorite holiday meals. The Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center wants to make sure … more

Freeholders examine roles of city manager, elected officials

Members of the Altus City Charter Freeholder Board danced around sensitive issues and put on the kid gloves to try to find a way to resolve differences between a city manager and elected officials … more

Governor honors Tom Buchanan as an Oklahoma Water Pioneer

OKLAHOMA CITY – Altus citizen and farmer Tom Buchanan was recognized recently by Governor J. Kevin Stitt as an Oklahoma Water Pioneer at the 40th annual Oklahoma Governor’s Water … more

Watch your mail for an InterLink scam

The Altus Police Department reported Wednesday that a new form of scam that invites you to participate in a “secret shopper program” has hit Altus, but it actually has the potential to … more
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