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Altus AFB, city create task forces to address quality of life

In Altus, Oklahoma, members from Altus Air Force Base and the city have come together to address quality of life issues facing both local and military residents. One group, in particular, the Altus … more

AHS senior serves as Senate Page

Altus High School senior Tori Booker has completed a week of service as a page for the State Senate, Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, announced at the Capitol this week. Booker is involved in 4-H, FFA, … more

High school has vacancies for football, wrestling coaches

Altus High School is looking for new football and wrestling coaches following resignations approved by the Altus Public Schools Board of Education on Monday. And since the football coach is married … more

City Council takes interim title off City Manager’s position

About six months after the Altus City Council hired former State Auditor Gary Jones as an acting City Manager in a split vote, the council voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 3, to convert his … more

Band member, now 90, gives history of That Altus Band

Altus High School students participating in That Altus Band heard a former band member, now 90 years old, talk about the history of the band and its roots from the 1930s. Tal Oden, still on top of … more

Duke claims State Basketball Title

Jameson Richardson grabs Cole Claussen at the sound of the buzzer Saturday night as the Duke Tigers beat the Leedey Bison, 51-48, in the finals of the Class B State Basketball Tournament as a … more

Remember When

Remember when the Altus Bulldogs’ baseball uniforms looked like this in the early 1980s? From left, Chris Zenger and Scott Philbrick show off their caps. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 worries, … more

Southern Prairie Library System wins family engagement project grant

The Southern Prairie Library System’s Altus and Hollis public libraries have been selected as two of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness’ (OPSR) Public Library Family Engagement … more

Everyone counts in the 2020 Census

97th Air Mobility Wing Airmen, along with the rest of the nation, will be required to participate in the 2020 Census, April 1, 2020. Military members and their families stationed or TDY to Altus Air … more

Doyle Brewer surprises mom on Valentine’s Day

Editor’s note: the Altus Parks and Recreation Departments held a special Senior Prom on Valentine’s Day at the Senior Activity Center. The evening was filled with music, dancing, … more

Olustee-Eldorado students experience first Reality Check

Students participating in the first Olustee-Eldorado Public Schools Reality Check event said they have a new appreciation for how their parents balance paying their bills and having leftover money … more

Feral swine eradication program featured at workshop in Frederick

FREDERICK, Okla. – For many, farming and ranching is a passion, a dream. However, in numerous cases feral hogs have turned those dreams into headaches. Feral hogs are a major problem for the … more

Remember When

Remember when the Crossing of the Red was installed on the east side of the courthouse? Here is an announcement made on Feb. 17, 1991, that NBC put out to help get it done. At the time, they were … more

Rep. Lucas discusses trade, coronavirus, scientific advancements

U.S. Representative for the Third Congressional District Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, was in Mangum and Altus last week for his annual town-hall meetings and hit on a wide variety of topics during his … more

Going out in style!

During the final home basketball game, members of the “Can’t Stop the Bulldogs” dance clinic performed at halftime of the girls’ game on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The children, ages 4 … more

WOSC Alumni Association names Darby to Hall of Fame

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association will induct State Supreme Court Justice Richard Darby, who grew up in Duke, into the 2020 Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Darby will be honored … more

Altus Pop Expo explodes into bigger venue this year
Event will be closer to Mangum than Altus this year

When Kim Hubbard’s newly formed business wanted to throw together an Altus Pop Expo in February last year, organizers told her it would take six months to a year to organize such an event. She … more

Searching for light in the darkness

Editor’s note: Saturday is Rare Disease Day in Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation provided the story and photos. Campbell’s parents were teachers at Altus High School … more

The importance of building your community

The 97th Air Mobility Wing celebrated its first “Up Day,” which focused on Airmen through messages about motivation, resiliency and health, on Feb. 18. One of the guest speakers, military … more

Developer interested in former Central Fire Station building

During last Thursday’s Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation meeting, acting-City Manager Gary Jones said someone had approached the city about possibly buying and refurbishing the … more
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