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Base schedules Tree=Lighting ceremony

The 97th Air Mobility Wing will conduct the annual Base Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2019 at Wings of Freedom Park. Activities include live reindeer, kid-centric activities, a live … more

Altus Police Department offers recruiting incentives

If you have thought about becoming an Altus Police officer, now might be a good time to apply. During last week’s Altus City Council meeting, the council approved a $2,500 sign up bonus for … more

Remember When

In 1984, MSgt. Jerry Holland of Altus AFB teed off during a practice round for the 10th Annual Southwest Law Enforcement Golf Tournament at the then Altus Elks Golf and Country Club. Today, that is … more

Look who I ran into!

Nevaeh Luna, 5, and Izabella Luna, 9, were walking around the Altus City Park admiring the thousands of lights last Saturday night when they ran into Santa Claus who had just been driven to the park … more

Elk City celebrates Christmas in the Park

Lots of holiday lights, hot cocoa and a wonderful time will welcome family, friends and visitors to the annual Elk City Christmas in the Park. Visitors can once again drive through the park and … more

97 AMW, AAFES partner to enhance local BX

Airmen from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing “rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty,” volunteered time and hard work to the update the Base Exchange and Shoppette at Altus … more

Bedlam Tailgate Dinner raises funds for Project Noel

You’re encouraged to wear your University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University colors as part of a local fundraiser that benefits Project Noel, a community outreach that provides Christmas … more

Pets of the week

Meet Scamp and Jim – 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

Bryce Wehmeyer adds dancing to his repertoire

A year ago, the last thing Bryce Wehmeyer considered was trying out for a role in a musical. Oh, he’d played a role in a performance of Snow White for a children’s theater at Altus Air … more

2 Navajo students named to All State Choirs

Two Navajo School studentes were named to the All State Choir last week. Harmony Wall, left, is a sophomore at Navajo and has been selected to the OkMEA All-State Treble Chorus. Previous choral … more

Xpress Wellness officially opens for business

Hundreds of children and adults attended an Xpress Wellness Urgent Care grand opening Saturday to find out more about the organization and its facilities. They were also putting their names in for a … more

Main Street Altus gets award for reaching $15 million

Oklahoma Department of Commerce Main Street Director Buffy Hughes, left, honored Main Street Altus with reaching the $15 million mark for refurbishing Downtown Altus during a recent City Council … more

4 Granite students place in speech contest

CACHE—Four Granite students placed in their respective categories at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Southwest District Speech Contest held in Cache, Nov. 18. William Meinert … more

Santa makes first appearance in Altus

NORTH POLE — Santa Claus has agreed to come to Altus on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21 to visit with children and get their wishes for Christmas, The Altus Times has … more

Applications available for elderly reduced-cost eye care

Many elderly people can’t afford the treatment they need to correct vision impairments. South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Aging Services, in cooperation with area … more

Ombudsman volunteer training course set for Dec. 5

Ombudsman Volunteer training course will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Building, 420 Sooner Drive in Burns Flat. The … more

School board candidates filing begins Monday

Candidates for the Board of Education in six Jackson County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 4, Jackson County … more

Shop local on Black Friday

You don’t have to go to Lawton or Wichita Falls to find big savings at malls and superstores on Black Friday, the unofficial focus on Christmas deals. Local merchants have put together … more

Early deadlines for Nov. 30 edition

Deadlines for the Weekend Edition of The Altus Times have changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. For the Saturday, Nov. 30, edition, all advertising must be confirmed no later than 5 … more

WOSC honors Lifetime Alumni Membership in memory of Kelli Harris

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association added a new leaf to its Lifetime Membership Tree in memory of former student, Kelli (Braziel) Harris, who died unexpectedly on Sept. 13 at the … more
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