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County considers Unity Bill effects

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday to discuss monthly business and equipment purchase. The board approved minute notes, blanket purchase orders and … more

OKC Boathouse District founder to speak Tuesday morning

Michael Knopp, who was instrumental in helping convert a drainage ditch through Oklahoma City into a world-class rowing venue, will be the speaker at the Western Oklahoma State College Southwest … more

Pets of the Week

Meet Casey and Pear. These two need to find the perfect forever home. Maybe even yours. These two charmers have lots of personality. They both enjoy getting to meet new people and enjoy … more

Remember When

High winds cause damage around Altus in 2001. This uprooted tree was on Chalmers and B streets. Winds were so strong, they knocked down this street sign at the corner of Tamarack Road and … more

Miss Altus Outstanding Teen contestants should attend meeting

Girls between ages 13 and 17 who are interested in competing in the 2020 Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Pageant are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in the … more

Blair School hosts Pre-K enrollment

The Blair School will have Pre-K Enrollment on Wednesday, April 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Blair School Cafeteria. Students must be 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2019. Parents need to bring … more

Deadline for Four Star Leadership applications approaching

HOBART, Okla. - Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is accepting applications and nominations for its world-class leadership program to be held July 14-19 for 70 of the top-performing high … more

Area residents honored at Making It Work Day

Three area residents were recently honored at the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council’s Making It Work Day at the Capitol. Tanganiya Tuttle, a graduate of Western Oklahoma … more

Duke Class of 2022 launches shoe drive

DUKE, Okla. — The Duke Class of 2022 is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through Friday, May 17, to raise funds for Junior/Senior Banquet and Prom. The class will earn funds based on the … more

Rattlesnake Derby organizers show off their catches

Promoters of the Rattlesnake Derby & Flea Market, which will be in Mangum April 26-28, were promoting the event Monday night to the Committee of 100 quarterly dinner and allowed participants to … more

Council approve changes for distributive power generation

The Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority(AMA) met in regular session Tuesday, April 16, at Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Though the two bodies are made up of the same members, … more

Elected officials, council take oaths

Tuesday, April 16 before the regular Altus City Council meeting, elected officials and council members were ceremonially sworn-in to their respective offices by Judge John Wampler at a reception for … more

Main Street Altus to honor military service with banners

Main Street Altus has come up with a promotion to honor the military service of Altus residents. It is selling banners that will have the photo of the man or woman, his or her name and the branch of … more

Boeing donates $75k to provide advanced STEM classes

The Boeing Company announced a $75,000 donation to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics to offer advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or STEM) classes to Altus Public … more

School board to vote on accepting bond bids

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education has called a special meeting for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, to vote on whether to and to whom to award $6 million in general obligation bonds. The … more

School board honors AJH Mathcounts Team

The Altus Board of Education recognized the Altus Junior High Mathcounts Team after it placed first in Regional competition. In that competition, Wyatt Jenson finished first, Todd Duncan fifth, Ethan … more

School board recognizes AIS Academic Team

During Monday’s Altus Board of Education meeting, members of the Altus Intermediate School Academic Team was recognized by the board for its accomplishments. more

Gov. Stitt renews exec order that affects WOSC

It looks like Western Oklahoma State College will have to join another Oklahoma higher education system after Gov. Kevin Stitt renewed a series of executive orders put forth by former Gov. Mary … more

Local artists host concert to support young artists

This Saturday, a new Altus-based nonprofit, “Artists Helping People,” is hosting a family-friendly cookout and concert at Hoyt Shadid Park near Altus Reservoir. The concert will feature … more

Rock N Rumble scheduled for May 3, 4

Main Street Altus’ 21st Annual Rock N Rumble Car Show and Cruise will be May 3-4. The event begins on Friday evening with a Cinco De Mayo Celebration on the Square with Los Arenales and … more
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