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Commissioners plan to use TIF to help fund Altus loop

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is considering adopting a Tax Increment Financing (or TIF) plan to apply any excess revenue collected through ad valorem taxes to go towards upgrading and … more

Another ‘step’ in maintaining the mission

At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, aircrew are trained daily on the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and the KC-135 Stratotanker. While training occurs, the 97th Maintenance Group continuously works … more

EDC approves consultant fees of $138K

The Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Board of Directors renewed contracts with two consulting groups Thursday, Jan. 16, totaling $138,000 during its regularly scheduled meeting. The board … more

PCOM relocates a $750K payroll to Altus

What started as making a plant-based oil for cooking has morphed into more of a high protein supplement for dairy cattle, says the president of Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, based in … more

Altus girls finish 3rd in Shortgrass Invitational

The Altus High School Lady Bulldogs finished third in the 48th Annual Clester Harrington Shortgrass Classic Invitational after defeating Duke in the first round and losing to Cache in the second … more

Committee emphasizes importance of participating in Census count

During a Wednesday, Jan. 22, breakfast meeting, the chairwoman of the local Census committee said Altus lost hundreds of thousands of federal dollars because the count in 2010 dropped just below … more

Remember When

Does anybody remember the kind of deals Pizza Hut ran back in 1980? This ad is now 40 years old. Back when it was placed in the newspaper, you could buy one pizza at regular price and get another for … more

Rotary names Savannah Scales as Junior Rotarian of the month

Altus High School senior Savannah Scales is the Rotary Club of Altus Junior Rotarian for the month of January. She is the daughter of Misty Penney and carries a 3.5 grade point average. Scales has … more

Freeholder Board finalizes recommended changes to Altus City Charter

The City of Altus Board of Freeholders approved the final draft of proposed changes to the Altus City Charter on Friday and voted to forward the recommended changes to the Altus City Council to vote … more

Downtown demolition

A building in the 100 block of South Main Street was demolished recently. Frazer Bank President and CEO Dennis Vernon said the bank owned the building at that it was in disrepair and it needed to … more

Leading the Board of Education

Altus Primary School second grade student Giovanni Ray led the Altus Public Schools Board of Education meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday, Jan. 13. At each school board meeting, an … more

19 students graduate from nursing progam

Graduation ceremony for the Southwest Technology Center School of Nursing were held last Thursday in the Frances Herron Seminar Center. Upon completing the 12-month program, there were 19 candidates … more

Rotarians reunite with friends at Magnolia Creek Block Party

For Rotarians who have lived most of their lives in the Altus area, a Friday event at the Magnolia Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center brought together some unexpected surprises. For instance, … more

Passion for teaching elevates
Jeanne Herring to top honor

Jeanne Herring teaches second graders at Altus Primary School with the passion of an evangelist. And just as a preacher might refer to a religious conversion that sparked a change in vocations, she … more

Local students perform in All-State concert

The 2019 - 2020 Southwest Oklahoma All-State Choir performed its concert on Jan. 11 at the Cox Convention Center. Originally, the concert was scheduled in Yukon, but due to the threat of incoming … more

Remember When

Mark Foster, white jersey, sinks a layup against Wichita Falls High’s Ricky Cobb and Anthony Mayze in a Jan. 6, 1980, basketball game. This ad from Jim Click Chevrolet in 1980 advertised a … more

You can attend the Oklahoma Governor’s Prayer Breakfast locally

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance and the Altus Chamber of Commerce, along with the Altus Christian Academy are hosting the first annual Oklahoma Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, … more

Each Altus school names its annual Teacher of the Year

In December, each school in the Altus Public School District selected a site Teacher of the Year. Nominees were submitted and certified staff in each building voted for one teacher to represent their … more

Hutch’s executive outlines timetable for opening stores

A member of the family business, which includes Hutchinson Oil Company and Hutch’s Convenience Stores, told a Rotary Club meeting last week that the two stores in Altus should open by June, … more

Chamber board president honors Justin Landers

When the outgoing Altus Chamber of Commerce Board Chairwoman Danna Robinson announced that she had selected Justin Landers as the award recipient of the Chairman’s Award during the Chamber … more
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