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Development committee discusses recreational grant, retail opportunities

Grants, upcoming economic development projects and military relations were the topics at the monthly meeting of the Altus Area/Southwest Economic Development Corporation.A contract with Keith Weber … more

SWTC introduces STEM program to 345 rural elementary students

Students from area rural elementary schools learned to make slime, build a catapult, play a bingo game focusing on career opportunities and other hands-on activities as part of a special program to … more

Altus Public Schools Semester Honor Roll

Altus High SchoolFirst Semester Superintendent’s Honor Roll (Students must have a 4.0 grade point average for those classes that count towards the honor roll.)Twelfth Grade: Kory … more

$100,000 bond set for jury tampering charge

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.Armando Frias, 37 of Weatherford, was … more

Vendors provide info to crop conference participants

Vendors took advantage of having about 380 farmers attend the Red River Crops Conference, a collaborative event involving researchers from Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M, Wednesday and … more

County reports sales, use tax

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday because the county courthouse was closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.County Treasurer Renee Howard reported tobacco, … more

Aging agency provides support, funding for elderly, caregivers

South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma have partnered to assist with funding direct services for people age 55 and … more

Police log for Jan. 15-16

IncidentsMonday, Jan. 156:27 a.m., Fire, 810 Martin LutherKing Ave.9:15 a.m., Burglary, 1700 N. Main St.12:41 p.m., Assist other agency, 1505 N. Willard St.1:06 p.m., Larceny, 400 S. Veterans … more

Commitment and dedication orchestrate All State Band honors

Imagine the pride of knowing that in your first year as director of That Altus Band, your son would be named to the All-State Band, a select honor that narrows a list of 1,000 competitors to 20 … more

Here’s how to stop telemarketing calls

Have you ever heard your phone ring, gone to answer it and known immediately the voice you would hear on the other end would be a telemarketer? Maybe you won’t answer your phone if you … more

Workshop offers teacher certification assistance

Becoming a state certified teacher usually requires a bachelor’s degree specializing in education, passing the Oklahoma General Education Test and the Oklahoma Subject Area Test, fingerprinting … more

Cold or flu? Know the signs

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has addressed this cold and flu season by releasing information distinguishing the difference between the two illnesses. While both are respiratory illnesses, … more

OKC Zoo hires Altus alumna

Staff ReportThe Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden recently announced the hiring of Altus High School graduate Tammy Burnett as director of human resources.As director of human resources, Burnett … more

Police investigate drive-by shooting

The Altus Police Department continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that is believed to have occurred sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.Police responded to the 500 block of West … more

Democratic gubernatorial candidate visits Altus

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson visited Altus Wednesday as part of what he’s calling his “take back Oklahoma tour.”Edmondson, a former state Attorney General and … more

Judge sets $100,000 bond on lewd molestation charges

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.David Revilla, 44 of Altus, was … more

Community group works to improve health, wellness

If you participated in the Alzheimer’s event in November, the Kick the Habit Kickball Tournament in the spring, or if your child has participated in the annual Body Mass Index Project through … more

District names Robinson ‘Teacher of the Year’

If you’re suddenly having political or family culture discussions around the dinner table that your son or daughter tries to record on video, you might end up on the big-screen TV in Jessica … more

Jackson and Greer counties Ag News

Red River Crops Conference set for this weekDon’t forget to mark those calendars for this week’s Red River Crops Conference in Altus at the Southwest Technology Center on … more

Altus High School band members, from the left, Ethan Hasting, Asher Shoopman and Uriel Perez, were recognized for being named to the All State Band during Thursday’s Altus Public School Board … more
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