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Register for Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference

STILLWATER, Okla. – Producers and business owners should plan now to attend the 2018 Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference Aug. 9-10 in Oklahoma City.“The … more

Economic development board acknowleges new director

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Board of Directors discussed the transition of a newly hired director of economic development on Thursday for their regular meeting.The board is chaired … more

Conservation district hosts soil health workshop

Local soil conservation representatives will host a local workshop to explore the future of soil health in Jackson County on Aug. 16. Speakers will discuss the soil and its biological components as … more

Jackson County qualifies for emergency haying, grazing use

The executive director of the Jackson County Farm Service Agency announced this week that the county has been authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of the Conservation Reserve Program acres … more

County committee nominations due Aug. 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency is currently accepting nominations for its county committee. The annual nomination process ends Aug. 1.USDA FSA County Committees are made up of … more

Police log for July 16-19

IncidentsMonday, July 163:40 a.m., Fire, Carver Road10:36 a.m., Burglary, 1103 Asalee St.1:55 p.m., Burglary, 608 Judy St.8:41 p.m., Intoxicated driver, 400 block Morgan StreetTuesday, July 175:12 … more

Altus students make music at band camp

Front, from left: Benjamin Lifer, Jacob Garrett, Lexie Scott and Sarah Scott; Back, from left—Maya Sanchez, Regin Reed, Michaella Reed and Mackenzie Wilberg, attended Southwestern Oklahoma … more

Improving static display, electric metering system discussed in special meeting

The Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority held a combined work session in a special meeting held Tuesday night in the second-floor Frisco Room at the Altus Municipal Complex, 509 S. Main … more

Upcoming events

The Great Plains Literacy Council and the Southern Prairie Library System will host a Community Health Fair today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Heritage Center on the campus of Western … more

Pipeline to flight line

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — On average, 2,200 students are trained annually at Altus AFB to expand the Air Force’s and foreign allies’ capability for global mobility reach. Those … more

Boeing KC-46A ready for delivery to Air Force

Boeing, the manufacturer of the KC-46A Pegasus, announced last week that the company and the U.S. Air Force achieved a program milestone by completing all testing required for delivering the aircraft … more

Kerr brings job development skills to Chamber, EDC

The Altus Chamber of Commerce and Southwest/Altus Economic Development board didn’t have to look far to name its next president and chief executive officer.When former EDC board member and … more

Local man confesses to arson

Altus police took a man into custody on an arson complaint at about 9 a.m. Friday. Altus Police and Fire departments responded to 1104 Cherry St. at approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday.A vehicle parked in … more


In a cutline on page 1 of The Altus Times Weekend Edition, July 14, the newspaper stated that Jackson County Treasurer did not face an opponent this year. Treasurer Renee Howard is actually retiring … more

Frederick resident drowns in area lake

D’Antwan Hemphill, 18, was pronounced dead at the south end of Frederick Lake Saturday in Tillman after he had swum to a boat where his girlfriend had been stranded.Hemphill reportedly swam to … more

Police log for July 9-16

IncidentsMonday, July 91:15 a.m., Man with a gun, 915 Lee Ora St.1:28 a.m., Assault and battery, 1300 block East Cottonwood Street2:01 a.m., Assault and battery, 1200 E. Pecan St.11:35 a.m., Accident … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Newsletter for Veterans and active military DoD to bar GI Bill transfer for long-serving troops:Starting next year, service members who have been in the military for more than 16 years will … more

$100K bond set on kidnapping, burglary charges in district court

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 office.Lamar … more

USDA sets deadlines for FSA requirements

The local administrator of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency for Jackson County said he wants farmers to know important dates for producers who file crop reports.Executive Director … more

Mental Health: Hope for help

This is part two in a series on mental health in Oklahoma.In May, Altus was host to a masquerade ball — the first of its kind. People donned costumes, masks and dancing shoes for one night to … more
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