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School board approves annual budget, security systems

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education adopted a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, approved expenses for security systems at two schools and agreed to rejoin an organization that can help … more

Duke FFA receives foundation grant

The Oklahoma FFA Foundation announce recently that the Duke FFA Chapter is one of the recipients of the Public Service Company of Oklahoma STEM After School Grants. The Duke FFA Chapter received … more

Mission on Wheels schedules Thankgiving dinner

Mission on Wheels founder Edna Douglas announced this week that her free annual Thanksgiving meal will be served from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Altus Community Center, Falcon … more

Family practice physician joins JCMH Medical Clinic

Family practice physician Dr. Brent Denley has joined the Jackson County Memorial Hospital and the JCMH Medical Clinic. Denley comes to Altus from Alliancehealth Midwest in Midwest City. He completed … more

Pets of the week

Meet Pinto and Dozier – this week’s Pets of the Week. These youngsters are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come … more

Speaker says U.S. hasn’t done much to secure food supply since 9/11

The speaker who ended the annual Altus Chamber of Commerce Farm City Week said that farmers should get as much praise as military personnel in uniform. But, Lt. Col. Peter Shinn said farmers … more

Yard displays lighten the Halloween spirit

What started 25 years ago with a few free-standing displays at Christmas has mushroomed into more than 40 displays on the front yard of Debbie and John Victoria’s front lawn at 119 Cameron in … more

School district realizes first enrollment gain in 9 years

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education named a new member to the board, scheduled an election to fill that position as well as another board position and learned that the district had an … more

Correction

In an Oct. 5 story about the Oct. 1 Altus City Council meeting, The Altus Times reported that Acting City Manager Gary Jones stated that an exhaust system used at the new Central Fire Station was … more

Surplus buses up for online auction

Altus Public Schools is set to auction eight surplused buses through an online agent, Purplewave.com. Four charter buses, three activity buses and one standard route bus will be sold in an online … more

Drum majors: it’s a matter of conducting business

What you normally see of drum majors for That Atlus Band are the two standing on ladder-like pedestals conducting the band. But that may be the easiest part of their job. That Altus Band Director … more

Football team honors children fighting cancer

During last week’s home game against Ardmore, the Altus High School football team recognized three Altus students who are currently battling cancer. It was part of the Pink Out week where the … more

Harvest for the Hungry begins Oct. 26.

Two weeks from today, volunteers will leave grocery bags at every household in Altus in an attempt to restock the Community Cupboard, an emergency food assistance program administered through … more

Celebrating 50 years together

The Rev. Juan and Estelita Gonzales are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in a Renewal Vow Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 2501 N. Park Lane, in … more

Is it cheating?

Bennie McGills was using a tractor and a series of belts to turn the crank on a homemade ice cream maker on Saturday during the Farm Fest. Those who remember using hand cranks can appreciate his … more

Simco wins Grand Prize in Farm Fest Chili Cook-Off

Scot Simco was the big winner in Saturday’s Farm Fest Chili Cook-Off by winning the grand prize for chili, the People’s Choice award and first in the Commercial, Finance and Retail … more

Speaker to link agriculture to national security

A high-level official with the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force will speak about the connection between a strong agricultural community and national security at a free Friday morning presentation on … more

Western, Cameron team up to meet with potential students

Coffee with Cameron and Western, hosted by Cameron University and Western Oklahoma State College, will come to the White Buffalo Coffee Bar, 2001 N. Main St., in Altus on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The event … more

Registration deadline for Freehold elections set for Oct. 18

In order to vote in the Nov. 12 City of Altus Freeholder Special Election, voters must be registered by Friday, Oct. 18, according to Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

Commissioners designate this week as 4-H Week

The Jackson County Commissioners have declared this week as National 4-H Week in Oklahoma, and they commended the youth development group of the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension … more
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