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SWODA seeks long-term care ombudsman volunteers

A long-term care ombudsman volunteer training has been scheduled for Aug. 7 and 8, at the Western Technology Center-Hobart Campus, 100 S. Bailey in Hobart. The training is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. - … more

On July 18th, Red River Federal Credit Union Senior Vice President, Carisa Taylor, was among 41 graduating students of Southwest CUNA Management School. The school is held at Texas Christian … more

Police log for July 20-25

IncidentsFriday, July 2012:22 a.m., Burglary, 1000 block Polk Street7:04 p.m., Fight, 121 N. Park Lane11:08 p.m., Burglary, 600 S. Main St.Saturday, July 212:59 a.m., Abandoned vehicle, 619 N. Main … more

$75K bond set on stolen property charge

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and a representative from the district attorney’s … more

From the Howard Cotner Collection, “Pride of the Prairie,” depicts the Jackson County Courthouse’s dome rising over a lawn of trees on a silent, snowy night in 1928.The east side of … more

Tucker to Review ‘Killer of the Flower Moon’

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, Mike Tucker will present a review of “Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” for the Coffee Cup Bunch of the Friends of … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans then pocketed the cash:Americans get a patriotic feeling when they donate to charities that help military veterans and current service members … more

Senior meals help stop malnutrition

Sue Overstree knows Monday-Friday she’ll be getting the nutritious meal she needs. The Southwest Oklahoma Community Group (SOCAG) helps Sue avoid malnutrition.According to the World Health … more

Altus Trophy finds home in Biloxi

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presented the 2017 Altus Trophy to the community of Biloxi during the Altus Trophy … more

How Altus got its wings

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Altus AFB is slated to become the home of the new KC-46 Pegasus. While the base looks forward to the new arrival, it brings up thoughts of how we acquired our two … more

Air Ops; ‘always out front’

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Altus AFB Airmen take pride in their squadron and show their support by yelling out squadron-specific chants to support their Airmen and boost morale. Most often, … more

Grants available for revitalizing buildings

After approval in last week’s regular meeting, the Altus Southwest Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is once again offering a grant for the local businesses of Altus. The Business … more

County implements burn ban

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse, 101 N. Main St. The board discussed a contract for the county’s hazard mitigation plan, … more

Robinson named finalist for state Teacher of the Year

Altus High School Advanced Placement literature and social studies teacher Jessica Robinson has been named one of 12 finalists for the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Robinson was named the district … more

Headrick 4-H student participates in national shooting competition

Thirty-six Oklahoma 4-H’ers representing 19 counties recently participated in the 2018 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. In all, more than 675 youth, ages … more

Nall pleads guilty to Lopez murder

Kevin James Nall Jr., arrested for the shooting death of 32-year-old Freddie Lopez on Sept. 1, 2016, has entered a guilty plea on a charge of first-degree murder, according to Altus Police Chief Tim … more

Without rain, crops could suffer

Local agriculture experts are hoping the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance’s weekly prayer vigil for rain comes to fruition.They say the area needs rain within the next few weeks or the … more

Upcoming events

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett will attend the Wednesday morning breakfast group at the Friendship Inn today at 7 a.m. and will have a meet and greet for the public from 8 to 8:45 … more

Snap, click and win in 4-H county fair social media contest

Oklahoma 4-H’ers can win some easy cash with a snap … of a camera, that is.For the second straight year, the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation is promoting the Share Your County Fair social media … more

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Pet owners often like spending time outside with family, friends and pets.A lot of animals like spending time … more
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