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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

Newspaper continues to fine-tune print editions

If you didn’t notice, The Altus Times has removed the television grids from each edition.The Altus Times Editor and Publisher Rick Carpenter said the grids were dropped because of a lack of … more

School district offers ‘One-Stop Enrollment’

The Altus Public Schools will host a “One-Stop Enrollment” event for all new students to the district on Aug. 3. The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon on that Friday in the Altus High … more

Alpacas may offer ranchers opportunities

Business is literally humming at Land-Run Alpacas near Agra, Oklahoma, for that is the sound Sheila and John Robinson’s emotive herd of huacayas make, be they curious, content, worried, … more

Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows

The summer season is a time when many cattle producers see infectious ailments such as foot rot and eye infections affecting their beef cows, with treatment involving the use of antibiotics.“It … more

Hydration essential during summer months

Everyone looks forward to summer vacation and spending more time outdoors. However, extreme temperatures can easily put you at risk for dehydration.It is very easy to underestimate how much water you … more

Do you recognize this Oklahoma senator? U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe makes a visit to Altus in March 1997 during his first full term. Sen. Inhofe was first elected as a U.S. Senator for Oklahoma in 1994 … more

Police log for July 4-9

IncidentsWednesday, July 49:41 a.m., Larceny, 1401 N. Main St.3:05 p.m., Fire, S.H. 34, Duke9:15 p.m., Grass fire, 1100 block Eula Street9:28 p.m., Fireworks illegal, 823 Hickory St.9:36 p.m., … more

Back to school bash set for July 28

The process of going back to school is not cheap. To help offset those expenses, Altus will host a Back to School Bash on July 28 for the third year in a row. The event will be held at the Altus … more

From National Football League to National Guard

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each year, thousands of young recruits prepare to ship-out for Basic Combat Training (BCT). In the early hours of June 29, among a small group of fresh-faced recruits, Spc. … more

Disaster response, burn ban status discussed by county

The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss the Jackson County hazard mitigation, possible burn ban status and changes to the Navajo Gateway Project … more

Police log for July 2-5

IncidentsMonday, July 212:06 a.m., Fireworks illegal, Baucum and Curtis streets11:55 a.m., Stolen property, 717 S. Navajoe St.12:17 p.m., Hit and run, 804 Hazel St.12:58 p.m., Fire, 1009 York St.1:04 … more

Council renews city manager contract, rejects road plan

The Altus City Council agreed to a new contract with City Manager Janice Cain, rejected language from an interlocal agreement with Jackson County for a road upgrade and agreed to pave a gravel … more

Library groups host Community Health Fair

The Great Plains Literacy Council, the Southern Plains Library System and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries will host a free Community Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, in the Pioneer Heritage … more

Thomas wins Republican primary for District Attorney

In June 26 Republican Primary, voters of Jackson County and Oklahoma’s District 3 elected David Thomas to represent the Republican party for district attorney in the General Election. Thomas … more
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