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ACA adds a Christian component to education environment

Altus Christian Academy offers what many of the public schools offer with one added, and important, component for Christian parents. It offers strong a strong academic program, athletics and outside … more

No opponents file for county school boards

Since there were no contested races in the Jackson County school districts’ filing for candidacy, there will be no election, according to Jennifer Wilson, secretary to the Jackson County … more

Freeholders identify sources of conflict within city government

During Monday’s Board of Freeholders meeting, the elected members got down to the nitty-gritty: Identifying what some said they saw as the most challenging part of working in a hybrid between … more

SWTC offers more than virtual reality

Southwest Technology Center hosted its annual program Wednesday to introduce fifth- and sixth-grade students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or STEM) classes offered at the … more

97th AMW Commander outlines 3 leadership team priorities

The commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base said his leadership team is working on three main issues: the mission of the base, the Airmen on the base and the … more

Jackson County TSET coordinator pulls in $81K in grants

Jackson County cities, towns and school districts were big winners in the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. Victoria Cleveland, TSET healthy living coordinator for the Jackson County … more

City approves stipends for non-union employees

Non-union Altus City employees will get an annual stipend of between $100 and $200 following action Monday by the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority, which includes the same body of … more

Restocking the shelves

Jana McGee restocks a candy rack at the annual Country Kitchen Christmas Bazaar and Community Luncheon on Nov. 20. The event provided funds for the First United Methodist Church’s auxiliary. … more

Oklahoma tobacco settlement money available for grants

An Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) grant program that promotes improved health and wellbeing in schools and communities is now accepting applications. Applications for the TSET … more

Red River Crops Conference slated for Jan. 22-23 in Altus

Agricultural producers and others interested in learning the latest information about best crop production practices for southwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains should register now to … more

Freshmen named to All State Choir

Altus High School freshmen Alexis Winters, left, and Trinity McDole were recently named to the Junior High All State Choir. The two competed with the junior high because the grades for the contest … more

Gable students win $500 STEM award from OKC Thunder

Jacquelyn Gable from Duke Public Schools was announced as one of the monthly winners of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Devon Thunder Explorers program. The Devon Thunder Explorers program … more

Pets of the week

Meet Mindy and T – This week’s Pets of the Week. These two are in need of homes. Please stop by the Altus Animal Control Facility where they are waiting for someone to come and give him … more

Auditorium gets overhaul just in time for ‘Hello, Dolly!’

You’ll have to excuse vocal music teacher Nick Young if he seems a bit giddy. That’s because he’s not only preparing for the annual musical at the high school, he’s also … more

Wilmes turns its showroom into a kid’s bicycle haven

For the eighth year in a row, the Wilmes Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership has joined with marketing partners in Oklahoma and Texas to provide free bicycles for children involved in programs through the … more

Students party to help Senior Center

This group of 5th and 6th grade kids from Altus hosted a party with admission being canned foods and non perishable food items. The kids wanted to donate the goods to the Senior Citizens Center in … more

Property owners should have received tax statements for 2019

The Jackson County Treasurer’s office mailed property tax bills last week, and most property owners should have received them by now. County Treasurer Robin Fleming said people have until … more

Candidates have until 5 p.m. today to file for school board elections

Candidates for the Board of Education in six Jackson County school districts can still file their Declarations of Candidacy through 5 p.m. today, Dec. 4, Jackson County Election Board Secretary … more

Freeholders finalize ground rules, begin Charter review

After the Altus City Charter Freeholders’ meeting passed a few procedural matters Monday night, the board started working on items that some members thought needed to change. The procedural … more

Mindy McGinnis takes on Altus

On Nov. 15, Altus welcomed Edgar Award-winning Young Adult author Mindy McGinnis with open arms. For those not familiar with her work, McGinnis is the author of nine books and host of the podcast … more
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