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57th Quail Breakfast set for Thursday in U.S. Capitol

A delegation of at least 50 Altus residents will travel to Capitol Hill this week to build relationships with Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation as the Altus Military Affairs Committee hosts … more

Turning 2

Dakota Rayne Knutson turned 2 years old on March 23. He is the son of Chelsea and Nate Knutson of South Carolina but his grandparents, Clem and Janie Farley, live in Altus. more

Altus Big Day of Serving set for April 13

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance/Nehemiah Initiative, Big Day of Serving has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13. The purpose of the Big Day of serving is to give the citizens of Altus … more

Clarification

A headline and story about Pre-K and Kindergarten enrollment may have confused some Navajo School parents. The school only has Pre-K enrollment. There is no Kindergarten enrollment at Navajo … more

40 yo Brian Harvey charged with rape

Arrests Altus Police arrested 40-year old Brian Harvey on multiple felony charges which include first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, and two counts of forcible sodomy. Harvey was arrested … more

Brainstorm session comes up with more uses of cotton byproducts

A couple of dozen people attended a presentation Tuesday to discuss ways to extend the value of locally produced food and agriculture products. The program was put on by the Oklahoma State … more

Yikes! Can’t believe we misspelled ‘diorama’

Kathy Bayers, left, and Nancy Cox of the Country Kitchen team sponsored by the First Methodist Church, react after misspelling the word “diorama.” Although the team lost the … more

Altus, Navajo schools hold Pre-K, Kindergarten enrollment days

Altus and Navajo public schools have announced details about Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. Navajo only has Pre-Kindergarten enrollment. Altus Public … more

Legislators say both houses focusing on budget

During an Altus Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club luncheon on Friday, state legislators said there’s more money available this year, but if all the bills that were passed by the House, it … more

Mission on Wheels offers free prom dresses

Students from Granite, Mangum and Olustee-Eldorado have already secured prom dresses from Mission on Wheels, a local charity started by Edna Douglas. On Friday, Douglas was showing off a prom … more

Man drowns at Tom Steed Lake

Kyle Robert Burkitt, 36 of Macomb, Oklahoma, drowned on Saturday, March 23, at Tom Steed Lake in Kiowa County. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop M, Burkitt was camping at Rocky Shores, … more

County sells equipment at auction, equips Blair VFD with fire pump

Staff Report The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday, April 1, at the Jackson County Courthouse. The board approved disposing of more than 20 pieces of equipment … more

ELS tutor wins ‘Grate’ Altus Spelling Bee

Despite cold, windy weather, Western Oklahoma State College was abuzz Saturday as 15 teams representing local businesses and organizations dressed in thematic clothing to compete in the … more

97 AMW conducts first KC-46 air refueling

The 56th Air Refueling Squadron conducted the first air refueling from a KC-46 Pegasus to a C-17 Globemaster III for the 97th Air Mobility Wing, March 18, 2019 over Texas. The KC-46 Pegasus is a … more

Times brings home 6 top state awards

The Altus Times won six awards, including four first places and two second places, in the Oklahoma Associated Press News Executives annual contest. The contest period covered all of 2018. The contest … more

97 AMW loadmaster reflects on Women’s History Month

In World War II the U.S. Air Force initiated the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots. This program allowed women to fly aerial missions with the U.S. Air Force. While women were not given fighter … more

Council to discuss water, electric meter project

Regular meetings of the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority are scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main St. Each body is made up of the same … more

Pets of the Week

Meet Wayne and Delilah. These two are just sweet. They are recent arrivals and are hoping to find the perfect forever home. Their owners failed to reclaim them from Animal Control and they need … more

Elk City hosts farm and home expo

The 35th Annual Southwest Farm & Home Expo will be Saturday and Sunday at the Elk City Convention Center. Whether it’s the farm, home, lawn or garden this Farm & Home Expo will give you … more

Seeing stars

Hadley David puts the finishing touches on an astronaut for the Teen Mural Program’s “A Universe of Stories” canvas that will hang in the Altus Public Library. Students worked on … more
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