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Firefighters save show hogs

Members of the Altus High School FFA Club had a scare Wednesday when a fire erupted in a stall that was housing some show hogs. Altus High School ag teacher Bruce Farquar said a heat lamp fell in … more

Altus, Blair students named All-State Academic Scholars

Staff Report A Blair High School student received the school’s first Academic All-State selection and Altus added another to its list, according to information released Monday by the … more

New ways to eat peanut butter

The days of scooping peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon may be nearing an end. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products … more

Free seminar teaches personal
internet safety

Technology clearly has its advantages but it has its challenges as well. Because there is globalized communication, tech users can not only talk to family across the country but also become … more

Local girl an up-and-comer in male-dominated sport

Jiselle Julian is a quiet 12-year-old girl, but when she flips the switch that controls her hydraulically-rigged truck, Blue J, she makes a statement. In a predominantly adult male-dominated … more

Crime Report Feb. 21-26

Arrests Thursday, Feb. 21 Eric Coronado, 23, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. Melisha Ann Torres, 38, writ with transportation: first-degree murder and … more

Coach makes a stand for his sister

During the month of February, Western Oklahoma State College Women’s Coach Eddie Broughton’s Lady Pioneers wore pink jerseys at home games in honor of his sister who died of breast … more

Vote on school bond proposals Tuesday

Altus School District voters will go to the polls Tuesday to give a thumbs up or down to two ballot propositions that would allow the district to sell $6 million in bonds to fund capital and … more

OBU women’s choirs to perfrom at First Baptist Church

The 50-voice Bisonette Glee Club, the women’s choir from Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform a public concert at First Baptist Church of Altus, 300 N. Main St., beginning at 6 p.m. on … more

APEcon proceeds go for literacy

Ticket sales from the first Altus Pop Expo (APEcon) held Feb. 23-24 were donated to Heather and Jake Babcock, owners of the soon-to-open independent bookstore, Whirlwind Book Bar. From left: … more

65 year old woman found dead at apartment

Altus police are awaiting the results of an autopsy from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office, after the body of a 65-year-old female was discovered in the breezeway of a local … more

City Council correction

The Altus Times reported on Feb. 23, that the Altus City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 was “neither recorded nor played over the radio,” however, according to City … more

Greens Golf Course sees renovations

The Greens of Altus has been going through a renovation that started with a management services agreement between the City of Altus and West Texas Turf on Feb. 6, 2018. The agreement gave Mike … more

Altus Pop Expo brings big names, local artists

Madison Berenz had nearly all of her oil paintings sold by 11 a.m. Saturday at the first Altus Pop Expo — only an hour before the convention began. Set up at a table in the back of … more

SWTC needs to train 344 mechanics in 2 years

Southwest Technology Center hosted a career technology education week last week to not only inform students about career options but to also show appreciation toward current students and local … more

Armed
Services YMCA opens in new base location

The Armed Services YMCA on Altus Air Force Base moved to a new location two weeks ago that expanded the service area from about 100-square feet to more than 700-square feet. The new location is in … more

Remember When

Article Courtesy of Ida Fay Winters Frances Herron and Edith Elliott have been recognized by the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association recently. The awards were presented in recognition of … more

Walkin’ On Chalk just 2 weeks away

This year’s annual Walkin’ On Chalk event has been moved up a few weeks and west across Main Street on Commerce Street between Main and Hudson streets. Main Street Altus moved … more

Leading the school board

Ethan Sherman, a second grade student at Altus Primary School, led the Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting … more

Col. Eric Carney encourages leadership and service

Tuesday morning, as sleet began to frost the city, Altus Air Force Base 97th Air Mobility Wing Commander Col. Eric Carney was the first speaker in the Southwest Oklahoma Speaker Series at Southwest … more
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