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Walkout tensions cause uncertainty of school on Tuesday

Though the Oklahoma Senate passed a revenue package on Wednesday to fund a $6,100 pay raise on average for Oklahoma teachers, it still doesn’t meet the Oklahoma Education Association’s … more

Altus 4-H student wins $750 scholarship

Jackson County resident Wyatt Jenson finished third and received a $750 scholarship in a new Livestock Skillathon competition as part of the Oklahoma Youth Expo, a 10-day livestock show in Oklahoma … more

Hobby Lobby hosts grand opening Monday

When Hobby Lobby celebrates its grand opening on Monday at 9 a.m., founder David Green and his wife, Barbara, will have come full circle.Green’s father, Walter Green, was a minister in the … more

Making mermaids

Meagan Miles, participating in the adult category, chalks a mermaid during the Walkin’ On Chalk event last Sunday. About 90 artists spent the day drawing everything from dolphins, teddy bears … more

Elk City hosts farm, home expo

The 34th Annual Southwest Farm & Home Expo will be held at the Elk City Convention Center on April 7 and 8.The expo includes more than 100 displays that will showcase the latest in farm and … more

From left: Dave Madl, Kevin Marple, Freddy Perez, Joe Stepanovich and Michael Shive stuff eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt today at 2 p.m. at Hightower Park on Park Lane and … more

Police Log for March 26-30

IncidentsMonday, March 261:05 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 2516 E. Broadway St.11:46 a.m., Fire, 300 Cardinal Circle3:54 p.m., Accident with no injury, 2011 N. Main St.Tuesday, March 2712:36 a.m., … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Vets Choice, Caregiver Programs left out of final spending bill:excerpts from an artivce by Richard SiskThe $1.3 trillion spending bill signed Friday by President Donald Trump left the Veterans … more

Altus AFB celebrates Women’s History Month

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Throughout history, women have filled vital roles in society, politics and the military, specifically the United States Air Force beginning in World War II.In … more

Special meeting called for City Council, Municipal Authority

The City of Altus announced a notice of a special meeting to be held today at 5 p.m. in the Frisco Room on the second floor of the Altus Municipal Complex at 509 S. Main St.The meeting is a combined … more

Artists, local musicians featured at Art Affair

Springtime is art time in Altus. The 4th Annual Art Affair is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Days Inn in Altus, 2804 N. Main St.The all-day event is going to be a … more

RSVP offers free tax preparation

A group of volunteers are providing free tax return advice for families making less than $54,000 a year.The Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or … more

Cops get creamed to help Make-A-Wish

Jersey Mike’s was packed with people Wednesday at noon for the 2nd Annual Pie-A-Cop fundraising event to benefit the Oklahoma chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For a $10 donation, anyone … more

Senate candidate emphasizes finding common political ground

Democratic State Senate candidate Jeff Berrong said he decided to run after growing up in a public-service oriented family where politics were often discussed. That led him to eventually work on U.S. … more

Funds for fire station at AAFB follows Quail Breakfast

While the Altus delegation swarmed Washington, D.C. last week for the 56th Annual Quail Breakfast, legislators were scurrying to include in the Omnibus Spending Bill an Air Force priority for 2018 to … more

Planning for April horticulture in southwest Oklahoma

April HorticultureTree and Shrub • Proper watering of newly planted trees and shrubs often means the difference between success and replacement.• Remove any winter-damaged branches or … more

Police Log for March 23-26

IncidentsFriday, March 231:57 a.m., Reckless driving, North Park Lane8:45 a.m., Stolen vehicle, 826 E. Cypress St.5:55 p.m., Fire, West of Altus7:31 p.m., Larceny shoplifting, 2500 N. Main St.10:36 … more

County upgrades Internet network

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse to discuss upgrading the county internet network system and other monthly business.The board … more

Time to make spring garden preparations

STILLWATER, Okla. – Now that daylight saving time has arrived, Oklahoma gardeners are anxious to start prepping for spring vegetable gardening season.David Hillock, Oklahoma State University … more

Chalk artists cash in on Main Street Altus event

Two years after winning best of show in her age division, Xelynn Caldera, age 12, did it again Sunday during the Walkin’ On Chalk event held at the Altus Auditorium. She took home $150 in prize … more
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