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2nd Wellness Symposium scheduled

Planning for the 2nd Wellness Symposium and Health Fair on Thursday, Jun 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. is underway. The all-day, come-and-go event featured keynote speakers on various community health … more

Governor signs $5,000 tax exemption for foster families

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s more than 4,100 foster families will soon get some financial relief following the signing of Senate Bill 893 Tuesday. Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, and Rep. Rande … more

Attorney General announces price gouging restrictions

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Thrusday the state’s price gouging statute is in effect for the 52 counties named in the governor’s state of emergency … more

OETA foundation names NBC Oklahoma chairman to board

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ken Fergeson, chairman of NBC Oklahoma, is one of five people named to the board of the new cooperating charity of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority. Friends of OETA … more

USDA extends deadline that could affect cotton, wheat farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which … more

Gov. Stitt declares state of emergency

Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 1, 2019) – Governor Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency Wednesday for 52 counties due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began … more

Armed Forces Day parade
scheduled in Altus on May 18

Last year, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Altus Air Force Base, the Altus community celebrated with an Armed Forces Day Parade. The turnout for the parade gave the Altus Armed Forces Day … more

Jackson County students graduate SWOSU

Approximately 645 students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford and Sayre are expected to complete requirements for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or … more

Crime Report

Initial Appearances Vidal Chavez, 19, of Altus, is charged with kidnapping and domestic abuse. A court date is scheduled for Chavez on June 25 at 1:15 p.m., with a $100,000 bond. Tedric Smith, … more

County approves contracts for Symposium speakers

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, April 30, to finish up their monthly business for April. The board approved a contract service agreement between the … more

Miss Outstanding Teen pageant seeks contestants

The Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Pageant is seeking contestants for its pageant to be held Aug. 3. The teen pageant is open for girls ages 13-17 in these local counties: Jackson, Tillman, Harmon, … more

Remember When

Altus Police Department, Fall 1987. Mayor T. L. Gramling proclaims Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 14-20, 2000, as Police Week. Altus High School senior Rick Combs recorded this … more

Car show and cruise: all about nostalgia

Shannon Preston may represent the average car enthusiast who will enter his 1968 Camaro in the Rock N Rumble Car Show and Cruise today. He bought the Camaro for $20,000 in 2007 because he had a … more

WallBuilders speaker ties Christianity to founding fathers

WallBuilders spokesman Rick Green told a packed room of fellow believers that the country’s move away from its Christian foundation has led the United States of America to be ruled by a … more

Ready to Rock’ N Rumble

The 21st Annual Rock’ N Rumble Car Show and Cruise is this weekend, May 3-4 on The Downtown Square in Altus. The event brings in car enthusiasts from all over the country and offers a $1,000 … more

Both involved in accident walk away apparently OK

In a report following last Thursday’s wreck that was featured on the front page of The Altus Times on Saturday, the Altus Police Department cited Vic Schoonover for failure to yield the … more

There’s a whole ‘latte’ love at pet adoption event Saturday

During Rock’ N Rumble weekend, White Buffalo Coffee Bar will be an animal lover’s haven when it hosts Canines, Kittens and Coffee Adoption Event. Altus Animal Shelter will be at the … more

Bookstore and bakery open on West Broadway

Whirlwind Book Bar opened at 122 W. Broadway on Saturday, April 27, for National Independent Bookstore Day. The bookstore is locally owned and operated by Heather and Jake Babcock. The couple had the … more

Attorneys provide free legal advice twice

Attorneys across Oklahoma will provide free legal advice on Thursday, May 2, during the 68th annual statewide celebration of Law Day. In Jackson County, the same service will be offered the following … more

Committee of 100 Dinner draws crowd

More than 300 Airmen and families attended the quarterly Committee of 100, April 15, 2019, at Altus, Okla. Almost every quarter, the Committee of 100 Dinner is hosted by the community of Altus to … more
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