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David O. Cooke Award won by 97 MDG Civilian

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Tiffany Gibbs, a service contract monitor assigned to the 97th Medical Support Squadron, is the recipient of the David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration … more

SAPR hosts race to educate Airmen

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — There are many different elements and organizations involved when it comes to reporting sexual assault. That is why the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response … more

Soutwest Oklahoma magazine available this weekend

The Southwest Oklahoma 2019 Visitors and Newcomers Guide, created by The Altus Times and The Frederick Press-Leader, will be available late Friday, just in time for the Rock N Rumble car show event … more

Under the Big Top 2019

Studio One in Altus will be performing its annual recital “Under the Big Top 2019,” a circus themed show. The recital will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Eula B. Peterson … more

School board sells bonds, buys buses

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education took the final steps during a special meeting Wednesday to issue $6 million in bonds and accept a low bid for four activity buses. The board called the … more

Speaker encourages Altus Reservoir
developers to ‘dream big,’ not small

The man behind developing the Oklahoma City Boathouse District challenged Altusans to think big Tuesday during his presentation as part of the Western Oklahoma State College Southwest Oklahoma … more

Martha Road Baptist Church hosts biker Sunday

The Christian Motorcyclists Association will hold its annual Run for the Son on Saturday, May 4. The local chapter, Wheels of Thorns, has plans for a ride to the Wichita Mountains beginning at 10:30 … more

Police Report

Incidents Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a fatality collision that occurred on April 20 at approximately 12:41 a.m. on U.S. Highway 70, 0.2 miles east of Grandfield in Tillman County. The … more

Western’s students give back with Pioneer Pantry

During the holidays, Western Oklahoma State College’s Student Senate decided to create the Pioneer Pantry. It has been a campus-wide effort, and the Pantry is ready to open. The Pioneer Pantry … more

Out safely

Altus firefighters and EMT personnel visit with the victim of a wreck Thursday morning in front of Action Pawn, 315 S. Main St. in Altus. The firefighters used equipment to extricate the victim, … more

Dept. of Commerce hosts census information meeting

Tuesday, April 30, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODC) is hosting a Census Community Meeting at Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson St. from 5 to 7 p.m. The meeting is open to anyone in the … more

5 inches of rain in 2 weeks bodes well for farmers

For the second time in two weeks, Altus received heavy rain last week that should help local farmers who have wheat in their fields and those who plan to plant cotton in early May, says the general … more

Jesus Walk features Biblical scenes

The 18th Annual Jesus Walk was held Saturday, kicking off at the Jackson County Courthouse. Robert Cantu, the organizer of the Jesus Walk, has previously dressed as Jesus Christ and carried a wooden … more

Central Fire Station opens after four years of work

Friday, Altus’ new Central Fire Station on North Park Lane held a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new facility was open to the public on Friday and Saturday, with hot … more

Jury recommends life sentence for Quincy West

A Jackson County Jury has recommended a sentence of life in prison, plus 206 years, for an Altus man arrested in May 2018 on multiple felony charges. A jury deliberated about 5 hours Thursday … more

Economic board awards over $17k to local businesses

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board met in regular session Thursday to discuss business that has come up in the last month and receive updates from the EDC director … more

Jackson County farm owner receives Centennial Farm Award

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Ozan announced that an Oklahoma Centennial Farm Award has been presented to the owner of a Jackson County farm. James V. Young of Pinehurst, North … more

AHS junior serves as State Senate page

OKLAHOMA CITY – Altus High School junior, Morgan Wheeler, served as a Senate page for State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, during the seventh week of the legislative session from March 18-21, … more

Jackson County Teacher Appreciation Day scheduled

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance and the Nehemiah Initiative are sponsoring a teacher appreciation rally on Wednesday, May 1st to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month. The rally will be held … more

Miss SWOSU title holders participate in Miss Oklahoma Candidates’ Workshop

Miss SWOSU Meaghan Dorn and Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen Lynsi Lively, both of Mangum, recently participated in the Miss Oklahoma Candidates’ Workshop in Tulsa. The competitions will … more
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