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Story Time for Pre-schoolers is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Altus Public Library at 421 N. Hudson St. For more information call 580-477-2890.A Free community meal is … more

Anonymous donor helps police deliver Christmas cheer

The kindness and generosity of one anonymous donor allowed Altus police officers to deliver clothes, toys and food to families in Altus.Each year, Altus police officers do what they can to help … more

upcoming events

TodayA Christmas Eve Eve service is scheduled for today at 6 p.m. at the Altus Community Center, west side, on Falcon Road. This event is hosted by Martha Road Baptist Church, Strong Tower Ministries … more

Police log for Dec. 20-22

IncidentsWednesday, Dec. 203:51 a.m., Check welfare, 1000 block East Walnut Street12:07 p.m., Assist other agency, 100 block East Commerce Street7:05 p.m., Loud unusual noise, Hardy and Lee … more

It’s a wrap! Well, almost

For Marilyn Barnes and Nancy Tims-Jones, who spend their days wrapping gifts for The Enchanted Door, this weekend reaches their annual peak but they say gift wrapping never ends throughout the … more

First flight a memorable one

Autumn Young’s first ever flight in an airplane ended up with her wearing an engagement ring.Terrance Ozeretny of Granite scheduled a discovery flight through Red River Aviation to propose to … more

Historic district registration sought

For almost two years, Downtown Housing, Inc., a nonprofit organization and owner of The Tower Apartments at 101 E. Commerce in Altus, along with members of the business community have been working to … more

Board hears of possible trail linking Altus Reservoir with Air Force base

The Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors met in regular session Thursday to discuss the monthly budget report and development and recreational grant opportunities.For … more

Juveniles arrested in connection with window shootings

Staff ReportAltus police have arrested two 14-year-old male juveniles in connection with a recent investigation. Police have been investigating a string of incidents involving several Altus … more

When Hailey Pickett, the blonde, and Leigha Gloria, both 10, started playing around doing backflips during halftime of the Bulldogs’ basketball game Thursday night, the fans from both Altus and … more

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
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