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Learning crafts and games at VBS

First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School got a jump start right after school was out in Altus. Here, Dakota Nenneman, 9, participates in a relay event by going to a station and doing … more

City Council cuts funding to Oklahoma Municipal League

While the biggest news out of the Altus City Council meeting on Tuesday may have been an attempt to terminate the city manager for unknown reasons (see related article), in another split vote, the … more

Commissioners join opioid law suits

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 3, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board decided to act in favor of a proposal from Mart Tisdal from Tisdal … more

Crime Report

Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, June 6, at the Jackson County Jail. Jesus Rangel, 34, of Altus, is charged with domestic assault and assault with a deadly weapon. A court date is … more

Altus Student wins VFW Patriot Pen award

Recently, the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) gifted soon-to-be ninth grader Tamera Cantu of Altus with the VFW Patriots Pen award. Cantu wrote her winning essay based on this year’s theme for … more

Remember When

In 1973, the Altus All Sports Association hosted its inaugural Watermelon Feast. In this photo, Bob Gilmore, All Sports Association president, surveys the situation, while coach Jim Cromartie, back … more

Museum reschedules Broadway Comes to Atlus

Museum of the Western Prairie’s “Broadway Comes to Altus: Act Two,” the second edition of a three-part musical performances, will be postponed until August due to unforeseen … more

City Manager retains position on 5-4 Council vote

Four winners of the Altus City Council and mayoral election voted to fire Altus City Manager Janice Cain in Tuesday’s meeting, but she survived when an appointed counselor voted with a group of … more

Commissioners meet but take no action

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Friday, May 31, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board decided to take no action on closing the Sheriff Contract Prisoners … more

Children flock to blast off party for reading program

More than 200 youth have signed up for the Altus Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. And to encourage more to sign up, the staff at the library threw a Blast Off Party on Saturday that … more

Altus natives’ film receives recognition

Altus natives Alex and Todd Greenlee will have their first movie “Home with a View of the Monster,” featured in the Oklahoma’s largest film festival deadCenter, next week. Since … more

Sounds of tenor saxophone invites guests into market

Customers arriving at the Altus Downtown Market on Saturday could hear the tenor saxophone of Bill Dickinson who was playing everything from, in his own words, “elevator muzak to jazz and … more

2 more KC-46 Pegasus welcomed at 97 AMW

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 97th Air Mobility Wing received two additional KC-46 Pegasus, May 18, 2019, at Altus AFB, Okla. These new aircraft will mark the fourth and fifth KC-46s in the … more

City Council to discuss budget items, employee contracts

The Altus City Council and the Altus Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. today in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 509 S. Main Street. The City Council will take under consideration and possibly … more

Free public performances in June at Quartz Mountain

Each summer, thousands travel to Quartz Mountain to enjoy free public performances during the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. This year’s OSAI will feature performances by some of … more

Crime Report

Initial Appearances Defendants made initial appearances Thursday, May 23, at Jackson County Jail. Alexander Belshe, 18 of Olustee, is charged with four counts of lewd or indecent act as to a … more

Ned and Bandit need furever homes

Meet Ned and Bandit. These are just two of the many that need someone to give them loving homes. Ned is a medium sized, young adult (M) Terrier mix with a wiry coat. He appears a bit shy, but he … more

2 handsome males need companionship

Kenon and Rickon are two handsome young men that deserve furever homes. They will be waiting for someone to stop by and fall in love with them. Kenon is a young adult (M) Lab Mix. He is a bit … more

Legislators highlight increase in wages, job development

State Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus, and Rep. Charles Ortega, R-Altus, said they were excited that the state coffers are building, primarily due to the increase in the price of gas, but they said … more

Jackson Joins Alumni Association

Kristie Jackson has become the latest lifetime member of the Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association. Beginning as a work-study in the math department at Western, Jackson graduated in … more
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