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Dispatchers direct first responders to needs identified in 911 calls

Arguably the most crucial personnel for the first responders are the dispatchers located in the Altus Police Department. They serve as the heartbeat of the first responders, coordinating the … more

Get free flu shots in drive thru on Oct. 8

The Jackson County Health Department, along with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, is participating in a statewide exercise on Tuesday, Oct. 8, by offering a free drive thru flu clinic to the … more

Mangum, Frederick receive FAA airport grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants, the fifth … more

Arrest Log

Incidents Sunday, Sept. 22 4:35 a.m., Shots fired, 1501 S. Park Ln. 9:09 a.m., Larceny, 421 N. Main St. 1:59 p.m., Disturbing the peace, 500 E. Liveoak St. 11:34 p.m., Domestic … more

Training keeps local first responders at the ready

When time is of the essence and life is on the line, first responders are, by definition, the first to arrive on the scene and help those who need it the most. Often, first responders put their … more

FFA officers attend leadership training

Officers of the Atlus, Blair, Duke, Navajo and Olustee-Eldorado FFA chapters participated in the 2019 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference on Sept. 17 at the Great Plains … more

Imaginary moves in Tai Chi

Tai Chi instructor Carmen Ward, front right, leads a Tai Chi class through a series of positions including this one, Hold the Ball, during a class at the Altus Public Library Wednesday. The class … more

Crews make timely repairs
to City Hall’s clock tower

Don’t expect to see Michael J. Fox driving a DeLorean towards the Altus City Hall Clock Tower anytime soon, but the latest version of the clock is something right out of Back to the … more

24 candidates file for Freeholder election

Twenty-four candidates have filed for the City of Altus Freeholder election, including several candidates who lost in the most recent Altus City Council election. There are seven candidates for … more

Holt wins NBC Chili Cook-off

Left, Carr McAskill and Tyler Graumann judge five different kinds of chili to decide who would go on to cook for NBC Bank in October’s chili cook-off. At the end of the judging, two … more

Altus High School celebrates Homecoming this week

Altus High School Homecoming is set for Friday, Sept. 27. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Run It Back” inspired by all things from the 1990s. AHS students will participate in … more

Big Day of Serving focuses on one house

For the third year in a row, members of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance will volunteer for the annual Big Day of Serving on Saturday. Volunteers work from 8 a.m. until noon or whatever hours … more

Altus Police arrest suspect in Sunday homicide

The Altus Police Department is investigating the second homicide in two weeks and have arrested a 26-year-old suspect in the shooting. Police were called to the Apple Creek Apartments, 1501 S. … more

AgPreference donates $4,000 to local food pantry

AgPreference recently announced a donation of $4,000 to the Tamarack Road Church of Christ Food Pantry in Altus. The gift is to help those who have struggles with hunger in Jackson … more

Jackson County residents
join in courthouse prayer

After 40 days of prayer, representatives of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance gathered at public locations Saturday morning to pray for everything from public and private schools to first … more

Main Street Altus rebrands event this year as Farm Fest
Even the local schools compete to represent the district in the chili cook-off

If you walked into a local church, school or bank in the last few weeks, you might have smelled the distinct aroma of chili wafting through the air. That’s because we’re nearing an … more

Altus on a company’s radar as 1 of 5 hubs in Oklahoma

During an Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation monthly meeting, President and CEO Rodger Kerr announced that a company is considering Altus as one of five hub locations in the state of … more

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and the Jackson County Election Board is encouraging citizens to celebrate democracy by registering to vote. County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L … more

Remember When

In 1954, Staff Sgt. William M. Gilliam watches a cotton scale. Gilliam and roughly 100 other airmen chipped in to help gather cotton before autumn storms arrived. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the … more

Downtown buildings get free paint job

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful recently awarded Main Street Altus with supplies to help spruce up downtown Altus. Main Street Altus applied for the campaign that encourages organizations and volunteers … more
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