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Sale of surplus buses adds money to district transportation budget

Altus Public Schools recently sold four surplus charter buses, three surplus activity buses and one surplus route bus in an online auction. Combined, the buses brought in $60,700. After paying the … more

Veterans pull together to help one of their own

A group of mainly veterans who committed to assisting vets in the area are working on refurbishing the sixth and final home on their journey they refer to as “Thinking For A … more

Remember When

A lot of local football players continued playing sports at nearby Cameron in Lawton. These 1972 players were part of that group. They include Bottom left to right, Joe Smith, Joe Boley, and James … more

Fill those grocery bags left on your porch today
Volunteers will pick them up next Saturday

You should have found a grocery sack on or near your front porch this morning. Don’t throw it away, fill it with non-perishable groceries to help families in need and simply leave it on your … more

Altus stores celebrate season with Holiday Open House

By Rick Carpenter rick@altustimes.com It may seem early to you but Altus merchants are preparing for its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 3. Most Altus retail stores are not open on … more

Head to ‘Spooky Town’ for Trick or Treat

If you’re new to Altus and wonder where to take your children for a safe and free Halloween Trick of Treat event, take them to the city’s Safety Town, off Falcon Road near the Museum of … more

No one told me about this part!

Carving a pumpkin sounded like a lot of fun until Aaric Babcock, 5, learned he had to remove the guts of the pumpkin. The Whirlwind Book Bar hosted a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) carving event on … more

Playing the fight song

That Altus Band member Sarah Perez plays the flute during the Altus-Lawton MacArthur football game last Thursday. more

Pets of the week

Meet Tyson and Paw Revere – 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 … more

Altus High School enrollment reaches 860 students

During an update at the Oct. 14 Altus Public Schools Board of Educations meeting, Principal Chuck Martin gave an update of Altus High School announcing an enrollment of 860 students in all four … more

Ordinance clarifies categories for those renting city property

In Ordinance 2019-19, adopted by the Altus City Council last week, it clarifies three categories that can use city facilities for free and expands the number of facilities that can be rented by … more

Mighty 97th tours Altus-Lugert Dam

Each year, Airmen from the Mighty 97th have the opportunity to tour local farms and essential pieces of the Altus community during Farm City Week. One of the events from this year’s festivities … more

Pedestrian struck while crossing Main Street

The Altus Police Department is investigating an incident with a vehicle hitting a pedestrian Saturday evening that landed a 65-year-old woman in the hospital, according to Police Chief Tim … more

3-sport, All-State singer lands a lead in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Altus High School music instructor Nick Young says that Sarah Scott exemplifies a student who wants to take advantage of what her high school experience offers. As a junior, she’s already made … more

Greer County Quilters fall retreat this weekend

The Greer County Quilters Guild is hosting a Fall Quilting Retreat at the Mangum American Legion, 203 S. Oklahoma Avenue, for any quilters who would like to join them for two days of working on a … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Sunday, Oct. 13 2:22 a.m., Fight, 1039 E. Cherry St. 3:07 a.m., Fight, 1035 E. Cherry St. 3:50 a.m., Disturbance, 1032 E. Cherry St. 9:34 a.m., Property damage, 1039 E. … more

Museum of the Western Prairie features Cameron professor’s art

The work of Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren will be on display during “Reflections of the Wichitas,” a solo exhibition at the Museum of the Western Prairie, … more

Pets of the week

Meet Quinton, Elvis Catsley and Brad Kitt – this week’s Pets of the Week. Quinton resembles a large adult (M) Lab mix. He currently resides at the Altus Animal Control Facility where … more

City to add fire hydrants to protect homes near plant

The Altus Municipal Authority approved a bid to beef up fire hydrants near a cottonseed processing facility and agreed to install high tech cameras at the city’s Water Treatment Plant during … more

Altus Times collecting Freeholder information

There are 24 people who have filed to run for the City of Altus Freeholder election on Nov. 12. The Altus Times has sent a questionnaire to each one so that we can provide more information on each … more
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