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County makes equipment requests, designates officers

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss designation of officers and acquisition of materials, equipment and machinery.The board approved designating Cara … more

SOCAG board delays action on Senior Nutrition Program

The Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. Board of Directors has removed from its Thursday board agenda a decision on whether to continue the Senior Nutrition Program until it gets more … more

Bond set for pharmacy burglary suspects; West faces $200K bond

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.Quincy … more

Police log for May 17-21

IncidentsThursday, May 173:39 a.m., Assist other agency, Altus AFB Main Gate11:11 a.m., Fire, 2501 N. Park Lane11:29 a.m., Reckless driving, Main and Broadway streets11:54 a.m., Fraud, 509 S. Main … more

SWOSU Board of Trustees honor local

Staff ReportThe Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees met recently on the Weatherford campus and one of the items on the agenda was to commend Trustees … more

What to look for when kenneling your pets

When planning a summer vacation, many people take trips that include their furry, four-legged family members. However, there may be times when vacations may not be very pet-friendly.Long car trips or … more

Summer-like temperatures can affect artificial insemination programs for beef herds

It’s gotten hot quickly, and that means it is imperative Oklahoma cattle breeders who choose to synchronize and then artificially inseminate replacement heifers or cows take into account the … more

Police log for May 14-17

IncidentsTuesday, May 153:59 p.m., Assist other agency, Altus AFB Main Gate4:34 p.m., Intoxicated driver, Navajoe Road5:30 p.m., Accident with injury, Main and Broadway streets8:31 p.m., Sexual … more

Senior Center may shut down Senior Nutrition Program

Just two weeks after celebrating the opening of the new senior center in Altus, officials are considering dropping a popular senior food service program because of a lack of funding.The board of … more

Katrina Goforth | Altus TimesToday, Altus’ first Armed Forces Day Parade celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Altus Air Force Base and the men and women who climb “high into the … more

Plan for soggy start to week

Despite the 2.55 inches of rain Altus has received this month, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet, Jackson County is still under a governor-declared burn ban. Because of recent thunderstorms, 1.82 … more

Artist turns ordinary items to extraordinary costumes

You’ve probably seen Brandon Bryant’s creativity on display around town; you just didn’t know it. From airbrushing to custom costume design, Bryant uses his imagination to create … more

Base reaches 100% mission capable KC-135 fleet

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The KC-135 Sortie Generation Flight assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron managed to achieve a rare accomplishment: all KC-135 Stratotankers at Altus … more

Prescription medication: Don’t be a pill, know the drill

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — Medication prescribed by a doctor is intended for the betterment and wellbeing of the patient. One of the key factors to ensure that is accomplished is that the patient … more

Silent ride will honor cyclist Steve Beaulieu

Bicycling enthusiasts are invited to join a “ride of silence” to honor Steve Beaulieu who was killed while riding north of Altus near Blair earlier this year.The ride is part of a … more

Drug Court graduates 11 former defendants

This season, as high school and college students prepare to graduate from years of education, students in Jackson County graduate from another kind of schooling.Thursday, Oklahoma’s District 3 … more

Church offers free lunch in June

For a decade, parishioners at St. John Baptist Church have been responding to a vision by Rev. Robert Bostic to feed the community during June.Erma Bridges, a volunteer coordinator for the “St. … more

Locals paint the town red, white, and blue for Armed Forces parade

A little more than 75 years ago, on Jan. 8, 1943, Altus Army Airfield became operational. There, pilots received training for combat in World War II. Since then, Altus Air Force Base has continued to … more

Times wins 5 state AP awards

Staff ReportThe Altus Times finished in the top three of four categories in the Oklahoma Associated Press News Executives annual contest for 2017 and finished in third place in general excellence, an … more

County treasurer reports revenue increase for March

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss monthly reports and tax collections.Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard reported that county sales taxes collected … more
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