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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

Rotary club helps Santa call local children

The Altus Rotary Club connected Santa Claus with local and nationwide children Tuesday night as part of the club’s Santa Connection.The annual fundraiser which brings in about $7,600, has … more

Police log for Dec. 11-12

IncidentsMonday, Dec. 1111:19 a.m., Remove subject, 521 N. Main St.12:05 p.m., Assist other agency, 2200 Enterprise St.1:10 p.m., Fire, U.S. 626:43 p.m., Assist other agency, 600 block East Broadway … more

Police hold active shooter seminar for churches

It’s been over a month since the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Nov. 5, but local law enforcement officers haven’t forgotten the devastation or the … more

More than a kettle and bell

Take a trip to Wal-mart around the holidays and you’ll be greeted by a person in a red apron next to a red kettle ringing a bell. As you walk by, you might slip a few dollars into the kettle … more

Crafters create caps for infants, chemo patients

Tis the season for giving, and the Ladies Ministry of the Altus Church of God has been busy during the last few weeks crocheting, knitting and looming baby and newborn infant caps to give away. … more

Budget diversions cut local road projects

Several county road improvement projects in Jackson County have been delayed after another diversion of funds from the County Improvement for Road and Bridges, or CIRB, program in November. Some of … more

upcoming events

The Altus Primary School’s Musical will be held at 1:45 p.m. today at the school.The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council’s 31st Annual Festival of Trees is scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. … more

Community sends 177 bikes to Santa

It took the Altus Fire Department two trips to move 177 bicycles from Wilmes Chevrolet to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Wednesday.The bikes will be divvied out to needy children through a … more

County reminds taxpayers that property taxes don’t go to maintain roads

With your property tax statements, Jackson County has sent a fact sheet explaining where those taxes are allocated. While property taxes collected are allocated for public services such as schools, … more

Police log for Dec. 4-10

IncidentsMonday, Dec. 42:11 p.m., Fire, 15579 SCR 2054:13 p.m., Larceny shoplifting, 700 E. Broadway St.4:35 p.m., Larceny, 316 Quail Run North10:31 p.m., Fight, 601 E. Cypress St.Tuesday, Dec. 55:29 … more
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