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Rotary club helps supply STEAM, robotics equipment

The Rotary Club of Altus leveraged local money and a Rotary district grant to help equip an Altus Junior High Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (or STEAM) classroom and provide robotic … more

Remember When

The Body Shop was a groovy place to shop in 1971. Kinney Furniture was located on North Main in the current location of O’Reilly Auto Parts. The site has also been home to a skating rink, … more

Oklahoma Gardening gearing up for new season

Super Bowl LIV is now history and there is Easter candy on the shelves at the store. This can mean just one thing – it is time for a brand new season of the longest-running gardening show on … more

Oklahoma Irrigation Conference slated March 3 in Altus

Agriculture producers looking for information about increasing water-use efficiency should make plans to attend the Oklahoma Irrigation Conference slated March 3 in Altus, Oklahoma. Saleh … more

72 students named to National Technical Honor Society

During Career and Technical Education Week, 72 Southwest Technology Center students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition … more

Altus AFB spouses can find employment through new program

Military spouses are charged with many responsibilities, from keeping their families strong and resilient to sometimes finding employment. Though military spouses can be well-educated and highly … more

SWTC celebrates career tech week

Who are the graduates of Oklahoma’s Career Tech system? They are nurses, roofers, aviation mechanics, cosmetologists and welders. They might also be doctors, dentists, engineers, teachers and … more

Turning 5

Lexi Graves of Altus turned 5 years old on Friday, Jan. 31. To celebrate, she had a family birthday party at her home in Altus. Then she and her friends went to Urban Air indoor trampoline park in … more

School board renews Worbes’ contract

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education gave Superintendent Roe Worbes an extension to his contract through June 30, 2023, during its regular meeting on Feb. 10. When the board extends a … more

Detective encourages parents to become aware of social media issues

Altus Police Detective Devin Dickerson advised Rotary members Tuesday to monitor their children and grandchildren’s use of social media and illustrated ways to protect them. Dickerson … more

Commissioners pass resolution to consider tax increment district
Committee would report back on feasibility of creating a fund to build a truck route around Altus

The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners took the first steps in creating a tax increment district to possibly fund a truck route around the city of Altus during its regularly scheduled … more

Altus participates in first Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

About 30 people from Altus participated in a live teleconference of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s inaugural prayer breakfast Tuesday morning. The event brought people together to specifically … more

Freshmen to get a life skills ‘Reality Check’

Freshmen students at Altus High School will get a real-life Reality Check through a new program initiated by Freshman Counselor Rachel Terry and close to 80 volunteers. The program is the … more

Remember When

Southwestern Music Company, around in Altus before Radio Shack, had such items as this cool stereo. Aida trumpets were used for the first time in Atlus by these Southeast Junior High band students … more

Regional director confident of local preparations for pandemic

Although the local Regional Director of the Oklahoma Health Department says you’re more likely to get the current strain of the flu than the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, local health departments are … more

City Council places Freeholder changes before voters on April 7

On a split vote, the Altus City Council approved language last week to host an election on April 7 for voters to decide on whether to approve recommended changes by the city’s Board of … more

Altus Environmental Team uses microbes to filter groundwater

Water filtration is the process in which impurities and other elements found in water are removed through a biological process. A water filter can be used for many different reasons as water is not … more

Oklahoma military leaders converge at Altus for summit

Military leaders from across the state gathered at the 97th Air Mobility Wing for the Oklahoma Commanders Summit, Feb. 3-4, 2020, at Altus AFB. The summit is held annually at a different military … more

Junior Rotarian illustrates the life of a leader

The Rotary Club of Altus’ Junior Rotarian for the month of February has demonstrated his leadership abilities in the classroom, on the athletic field and in choir. But Hunter Webb’s … more

City manager, attorney to gather info on TIF, affordable housing

The Altus City Council approved two agenda items at its Feb. 4 meeting that allows Acting City Manager Gary Jones and City Attorney Micheal Beason to explore the possibilities of modifying a Tax … more
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