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Coutry treasurer reports fire tax collections for April

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board discussed monthly business and reports from county offices and … more

Outtakes from the 57th Annual Quail Breakfast events

The Altus Times joined the representatives from Altus who attended the 57th Annual Quail Breakfast last week in Washington, D.C. The two-day meetings were held in the Library of Congress, the … more

Patriotic from head to toe

First grade student Nyssa Cornett donned a red, white and blue bow for her special day Monday as she led the Altus Public Schools Board of Education and a packed chambers in the Pledge of Allegiance. … more

More than 160 attend Quail Breakfast in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There were so many generals at the Thursday morning 57th Annual Quail Breakfast in the Russell U.S. Senate Office Building that Military Affairs Committee Chairman Dr. Joe … more

‘Egg’cellent Easter weekend events hopping your way

Easter is one week away, falling on Sunday, April 21. Here is a list of a few community activities going on next weekend that are open to the public. Altus Parks and Recreation is hosting the … more

JCMH demos germ-zapping robots

Wednesday, Jackson County Memorial Hospital gave public demonstrations of its two LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots that use pulsating ultraviolet C light to kill germs in operating rooms and patient … more

Keep pets safe this spring with tips from AAWA

At last, the subdued hues of winter have given way to the vibrancy of spring, and Altus Animal Welfare Association (AAWA) wants to be sure our furry family members have fun and stay safe this … more

Blue ribbons for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been conducted across the country each April. … more

Crime Report

Accidents Altus police investigated a one-vehicle traffic accident, with injury, that was reported at approximately 2:40 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of North Veterans Drive. The driver of a 2005 … more

Freeholder election probably won’t happen until September

More details emerged late last week about the timeline for holding an Altus Freeholder election. Voters passed a ballot question on April 2 that calls for the election of eight Freeholders, two … more

Ministerial Alliance announces Teacher Appreciation Day

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance and the Nehemiah Initiative are sponsoring a teacher appreciation rally on Wednesday, May 1, to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Month. The rally will be held in … more

APS employees to get as much as a $500 stipend

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education added high school girls’ volleyball and boys’ and girls’ intermediate school basketball to the district’s sports programs during … more

County approves equipment bids

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse in Altus. The board discussed a bid for commissioners’ sale of property, 413 S. … more

Belles & Beaux to close after 21 years

Twenty-one years after opening Belles & Beaux children’s store in Altus, owner Krystal Martin announced last week that she plans to close the store at 116 N. Main St. Martin said she … more

Remember When

Kaileigh Burgamy, age 5 of Altus, plays in the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker in April 2000. Wade Penland from Clinton drives an M1025 Hummer in April 2000. USAF Thunderbirds perform during … more

Blackman wins runoff election for Altus City Council Ward II
Voters approved a Freeholders election to tweak City Charter

A third challenger to the Altus City Council defeated an incumbent during Tuesday’s runoff election and a proposal to elect a board of Freeholders to prepare and propose amendments to the Altus … more

Getting ready for National Prayer Day

Altus Mayor Jack Smiley, front, right, signs off on a proclamation naming May 2 as National Day of Prayer in Altus with members of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. The day will include a … more

Electric, water meter project delayed

The Altus City Council met in regular session Tuesday at Altus Municipal Complex. Ward III Councilmember Perry Shelton was seated. Shelton was voted in to fill former Ward 3 Councilmember Diane … more

Spring Musical brings ‘pure imagination’ to Altus

It’s time again for Western Oklahoma State College’s Spring Musical. This year, the cast has been working hard to bring Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic “Willy … more

Lincoln Street gets new asphalt

Altus Street Department crews were out last week laying asphalt on Lincoln Street, a neighborhood street off Falcon Road. Altus City Council approved the two-inch overlay project on Lincoln Street at … more
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