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Ready, aim, release

Marissa Bartholemew pulls the bow string to her mouth, steadies the bow and aimes and releases an arrow by pulling her hand backwards Wednesday in the National Archery in Schools Program competition … more

Entertainment designer to speak at library Tuesday

Altus native Michael Allen will have an art, photography and design exhibit and give a short talk on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson. Allen will also sell … more

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 12th, City of Altus Municipal Primary Election, should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer … more

Commissioners hope to plug leaky roof at jail

Officers at the Jackson County Jail have had to relocate prisoners and put them on lockdown every time it rains for the last two years. That’s because a hail storm, probably the big one that … more

City could see 3% gain in sales tax

Altus City Manager Janice Cain gave a glowing report on the city’s mid-year finance report while highlighting priorities for this fiscal year during Wednesday’s Rotary Club of … more

Altus Community Partnership Steering Committee meets Thursday

Since running this article on Jan. 26, this meeting has been postponed. For more information, contact Chuck Butchee at The Altus Community Partnership Steering Committee … more

Letter to the Editor policies

As local elections for Altus municipal and school elections approach, The Altus Times reminds readers of our letter to the editor policies. We believe the letters section serves as a good forum to … more

Physical education program takes aim at archery

Archery has become, well, just another arrow in the quiver of physical education programs offered through the Altus Intermediate School. Physical education instructors Jerry Hamersley and Jeremy … more

No idea too small for economic

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board met in regular session Thursday, Jan. 17, and welcomed two new members — Chamber of Commerce representative Danna Robinson … more

Multi-racial group celebrates Unity For Our Community

A multi-racial group of about 100 Altus residents walked from Joy Street on Martin Luther King Drive to the City Hall Monday in a celebration of unity organized by Unchained Celebrate Recovery and … more

Freezin’ for cancer research

Nicole Krebs (right) snaps a picture of those who ran or walked the Relay for Life Freezin’ for a Reason 1k on Saturday, Jan. 19, when the lowest temperature was 28 degrees and the wind was … more

Navajo grad 1 of 29 students accepted into SWOSU College of Pharmacy

Nathan James Cross of Altus (Navajo) has been accepted and is enrolled in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) College of Pharmacy in Weatherford. Cross is the son of Greg and Ronna … more

Sen. McCortney says allowing schools to give opioid overdose med could save lives

State Sen. Greg McCortney has filed legislation to add school nurses or other designated employees to those who can administer life-saving opiate antagonists. Currently, state law includes … more

Oklahoma premiere of ‘Church & State’ produced by Lawton Community Theatre

LAWTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma premiere of “Church & State” will be produced by Lawton Community Theatre Feb. 1-3 and 7-10 at the theater, 1316 NW Bell, in Lawton, … more

Students learn about substance abuse effects

Staff Report Forty percent of students surveyed in the sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades say they had consumed alcohol within their lifetime, according to a recently released survey of an area … more

School board Pledge

Rubi Ruiz, a fourth grade student at Rivers Elementary School, led the Altus Public Schools Board of Education in the Pledge of Allegiance Monday night at the board’s regularly scheduled … more

Swearing in court reporters

Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby of Altus was home Monday to swear in district judges and court reporters. Here, he swears in court reporters, from the left, Robin Leverett, Roma Weinkauf and … more

Cain responds to ‘golden parachute’ claim

The Altus City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Councilmember Diane Landers and Mayor Jack Smiley were not present for the meeting. … more

Crime report Jan. 10-16

Arrests Thursday, Jan. 10 Kelsey Harrell, 25, violation of bond condition. Friday, Jan. 11 Luis Perez, 37, domestic assault and battery. Saturday, Jan. 12 Tanner Biddy, 27, … more

Teacher of the Year makes math come alive, relevant for students

It’s no secret that Staci Cope always wanted to be a teacher. In fact, she said it was “a calling from God.” After all, her parents, stepdad and aunts were all teachers and it … more
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