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Remember When

Altus Speedway, circa 2001. Did you compete at Altus Speedway or watch the races on Saturday night? Matt Bartholomew and Joe Madore paint the steps at Altus Speedway in 2001. more

Pancake supper set for Shrove Tuesday

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted but they will not allow takeouts. St. Paul’s is at 721 N. Thomas, the … more

Altus alumnus serves as

emcee for KC-46A celebration

Altus Air Force Base Maj. Ryan Stanfill received one of the loudest ovations from locals who attended the KC-46A program on Feb. 8 after the first aircraft landed and taxied to just outside Hangar … more

Firefighters save show hogs

Members of the Altus High School FFA Club had a scare Wednesday when a fire erupted in a stall that was housing some show hogs. Altus High School ag teacher Bruce Farquar said a heat lamp fell in … more

Altus, Blair students named All-State Academic Scholars

Staff Report A Blair High School student received the school’s first Academic All-State selection and Altus added another to its list, according to information released Monday by the … more

New ways to eat peanut butter

The days of scooping peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon may be nearing an end. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products … more

Free seminar teaches personal
internet safety

Technology clearly has its advantages but it has its challenges as well. Because there is globalized communication, tech users can not only talk to family across the country but also become … more

Local girl an up-and-comer in male-dominated sport

Jiselle Julian is a quiet 12-year-old girl, but when she flips the switch that controls her hydraulically-rigged truck, Blue J, she makes a statement. In a predominantly adult male-dominated … more

Crime Report Feb. 21-26

Arrests Thursday, Feb. 21 Eric Coronado, 23, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. Melisha Ann Torres, 38, writ with transportation: first-degree murder and … more

Coach makes a stand for his sister

During the month of February, Western Oklahoma State College Women’s Coach Eddie Broughton’s Lady Pioneers wore pink jerseys at home games in honor of his sister who died of breast … more

Vote on school bond proposals Tuesday

Altus School District voters will go to the polls Tuesday to give a thumbs up or down to two ballot propositions that would allow the district to sell $6 million in bonds to fund capital and … more

OBU women’s choirs to perfrom at First Baptist Church

The 50-voice Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s choir from Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform a public concert at First Baptist Church of Altus, 300 N. Main St., beginning at 6 p.m. on … more

APEcon proceeds go for literacy

Ticket sales from the first Altus Pop Expo (APEcon) held Feb. 23-24 were donated to Heather and Jake Babcock, owners of the soon-to-open independent bookstore, Whirlwind Book Bar. From left: … more

65 year old woman found dead at apartment

Altus police are awaiting the results of an autopsy from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office, after the body of a 65-year-old female was discovered in the breezeway of a local … more

City Council correction

The Altus Times reported on Feb. 23, that the Altus City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 was “neither recorded nor played over the radio,” however, according to City … more

Greens Golf Course sees renovations

The Greens of Altus has been going through a renovation that started with a management services agreement between the City of Altus and West Texas Turf on Feb. 6, 2018. The agreement gave Mike … more

Altus Pop Expo brings big names, local artists

Madison Berenz had nearly all of her oil paintings sold by 11 a.m. Saturday at the first Altus Pop Expo — only an hour before the convention began. Set up at a table in the back of … more

SWTC needs to train 344 mechanics in 2 years

Southwest Technology Center hosted a career technology education week last week to not only inform students about career options but to also show appreciation toward current students and local … more

Armed
Services YMCA opens in new base location

The Armed Services YMCA on Altus Air Force Base moved to a new location two weeks ago that expanded the service area from about 100-square feet to more than 700-square feet. The new location is in … more

Remember When

Article Courtesy of Ida Fay Winters Frances Herron and Edith Elliott have been recognized by the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association recently. The awards were presented in recognition of … more
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