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Drive Thru Flu Shot program part of readiness exercise

Oklahoma State Department of Health Regional Director Cara Gluck said Tuesday’s Drive-Thru Flu Shot exercise at the Jackson County Expo Center serves more than a vaccination for this … more

Lions Club provides gift of sight to many worldwide

Altus Lions Club is actively involved in numerous Lions’ Vision Projects as SIGHT Conservation is one its major service projects and this year alone has assisted 1,220 individuals. In 1925, … more

Getting into the swing of things

Starting as a cheerleader when you’re 5 or 6 years old can be a challenge. Learning what to do and when to do it can be confusing, but these Pep-Squeakers finally figured it out and performed … more

Turning 5 years old

Jaxon Lane Farley turned 5 years old on Oct. 3, 2019. His parents are Chelsea and Nate Knutson of South Carolina. His grandparents, Clem and Janie Farley, live in Altus. more

Today’s Farm Fest transitions to Farm City Week on Monday

While the Farm Fest Chili Cook-off will flood the town square with the aroma of chili today, the annual Farm City Week begins Monday and culminates with a Southwest Oklahoma Speaker Series … more

Remember When

Who remembers these blockbusters from 1982? This was back when Altus had two theaters and a drive-in. Remember when the Discovery space shuttle landed in Altus to refuel? It made its stop here … more

City already replacing exhaust fans at new Central Fire Station

Altus City Councilman Dwayne Martin questioned why the city should have to pay for a new exhaust system for a recently opened fire station on Park Lane during Tuesday’s regular city council and … more

Altus’ women warriors inspire aviators to “fly like a girl”

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command welcomed rated officers and career enlisted aviators to come together during the Women’s Fly-In event, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, … more

Altus celebrates Homecoming 2019

Altus High School seniors Joseph Buxton, left, and Bethany Garrison were selected as Homecoming King and Queen for 2019 The Altus High School cheerleaders introduced the … more

Pet of the week

Meet Bitsy – this week’s Pet of the Week. Bitsy is an attractive 1-2-year-old female Lab mix. She is an energetic youngster who is very lovable. She enjoys being loved on and is very … more

A mission of light: Southwest Rural Electric Association lineman brings first-time electricity to Guatemalan village

For the first time, the lights are on in Sillab, Guatemala. Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives – in partnership with Colorado’s electric cooperatives and the National Rural Electric … more

Organization donates to reading program

Altus Junior High and the Southern Prairie Library system received a grant from the Freemason’s to bring young adult author Mindy McGinnis to speak at Altus Junior High in November. The Altus … more

EDC sets Friday grant deadline

The Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation board of directors recently approved the continuation of a program aimed at helping local entrepreneurs. The Business Improvement Grant … more

County gets additional $578K for Bitter Creek bridge repair

The Jackson County Commissioners approved two marijuana farming operations, accepted more funds from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for a bridge and approved three Rural Economic Action … more

Supreme honor

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby presented former Jackson County Court Clerk Rhonda Stepanovich with a photo and a recognition from the Supreme court for Stepanovich’s 30 years of … more

Farm Fest set for Saturday

Although it’s changed its name to Farm Fest, this will be the 25th anniversary of the Main Street Altus event that features a chili cook-off contest, a tailgate party, a beer garden and, new … more

Harbor Freight plans Oct. 12 official opening

CALABASAS, Calif.—Harbor Freight Tools will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Altus on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m. The store has already had a “soft opening,” and is … more

Lady Bulldogs fall in 3 sets to Erick

The one consistent problem area for the Lady Bulldogs volleyball team is serve receive. It has been an issue since the beginning of the season, but it is one the coaches hope won’t always … more

Lead male role in ‘Hello, Dolly!’
says he plays his antithesis

If playing a character opposite of who you are defines good acting, Aiden Box says that’s the challenge he faces as the lead male role in “Hello, Dolly!” While Box sees himself … more

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor Maddy Clinton

The widow and children of Madison “Maddy” Clinton will attend a ceremony in Emmitsburg, Maryland on Oct. 5-6, as he is recognized in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Roll of … more
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