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Holiday shoplifting: Why crime doesn’t pay

Listen to the radio, watch cable or drive around town and you’ll be bombarded with retailers urging you to embrace the joy of giving and the joy of getting presents this holiday season. … more

Police log for Dec. 18-20

IncidentsMonday, Dec. 188:42 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 619 N. Main St.1:53 p.m., Accident with injuries, 500 W. Commerce St.2:52 p.m., Accident involving unit, 2500 N. Main St.2:57 p.m., Fire, … more

Hospital lights Holiday Hospice tree

The 23rd annual Jackson County Memorial Hospital Hospice Light Up a Life was celebrated Dec. 11. The ceremony is a service for those who lost loved ones.The Hospice Holiday tree was planted in memory … more

Deadline set for absentee ballots in Blair School bond election

Staff ReportVoters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Jan. 9, 2018 Blair School District Special Bond Election, should apply now, says County Election Board … more

Council approves payment to county for Carver Road work

The Altus City Council and Municipal Authority met in regular session Tuesday to discuss payment to Jackson County District 3 for work completed on Carver Road, amendments to the City Code of … more

Local beekeeper keeps hives for allergy relief

You may have heard that community-grown honey can help with seasonal allergies, but for one family it’s more than hearsay.When Shannon Olson’s youngest daughter developed bad allergies, … more

County commissioners slated to serve on community boards

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss county projects and appoint representatives from among themselves to serve on various community boards as part of … more

Sweet deal for Candy Cane Cash winners

Hundreds of people sat in a makeshift grandstand while others sat in their vehicles parked close enough to the City Auditorium that they could get to the stage fast enough to claim their winning … more

upcoming events

A Blue Christmas service is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church at 620 S. Park Lane. For more information call 580-482-4093.A Christmas Eve Eve service is scheduled for … more

State health department to cut local jobs

While employees at the Oklahoma State Department of Health may celebrate the end of a current furlough next week, it now faces a reduction in force plan that will affect eight employees in Jackson … more

Project Noel provides gifts for 547 children

Project Noel ensured that Joann Adams’ great-grandchildren, who live with her, will have a Merry Christmas.On Saturday, she received a toy for each of the children ages 6, 7 and 10, as well as … more

Police log for Dec. 13-17

IncidentsWednesday, Dec. 1310:01 a.m., Fight, 1200 Glenda Street11:39 a.m., Assist other agency, Falcon Road2:16 p.m., Reckless driving, U.S. 624:23 p.m., Reckless driving, North Main Street and U.S. … more

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State health department to cut local jobs

While employees at the Oklahoma State Department of Health may celebrate the end of a current furlough next week, it now faces a reduction in force plan that will affect eight employees in Jackson … more

Officers honor the lifelong career of Sonny Banister with endowment donation

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police in Altus honored a fellow member of law enforcement by donating to the Gary C. “Sonny” Banister endowment scholarship at Western Oklahoma State … more

Judge sets $25,000 bond on drug charges

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.Della … more

Silent, live auctions generate festive fundraiser

Dr. Nikki Kilhoffer looked like she was playing a tennis match, racing from one side of the room to the other, making sure her bids were on top. And as Thursday night’s 31st Annual Festival of … more

Spread holiday cheer with the new 2018 Trash Poster Calendar

Staff ReportThe new 2018 Trash Poster Contest calendar is here and a good gift to give this Holiday season. Students from across the state compete annually to have their posters featured in the Trash … more

Squirrel wreaks havoc on electricity

Power was out briefly on the north side of Altus Friday — not ideal in the cool, winter temperatures. But Altus’ utility department got it back up and running in the time it took Altus … more

Municipal Authority plans to vote on final water treatment project

Though they meet as separate bodies, the Altus Municipal Authority and Altus City Council are comprised of the same members and meet consecutively on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 … more
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