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Adopt an Airman program connects base with local families

Imagine being fresh out of high school in a new city and new state without any way to get home to see your family during the holidays. You’re probably a little homesick and probably a little … more

County plans for coming year’s road, bridge material needs

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners agreed to advertise for bids for road and bridge materials during its regular meeting Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse.An advertisement for road and … more

Abby Lane holds scarcest commodity:

Google “Christmas trees and Altus” and the reference sends you to Lawton to buy a live tree. On a search for live Christmas tree lots in Altus, The Altus Times found only one place that … more

Making a snowman on an 80-degree day

Brandon Bryant used Black Friday to paint a snowman on a window at Brandon’s Martial Arts Studio on South Main Street. Ironically, it was an 80-dgree day and no snow was in the immediate … more

Police log for Nov. 24-27

IncidentsFriday, Nov. 2410:57 a.m., Fight, 1300 block Oakhurst Street12:09 p.m., Fire, 600 block Old Mill Road4:33 p.m., Fire, U.S. 624:48 p.m., Burglary, 520 N. Spurgeon St.10:44 p.m., Fight, Pecan … more

November shines light for diabetes awareness

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The Oklahoma State Department of Health has identified diabetes as one of the most prevalent diseases in Oklahoma, contributing to 60 percent of deaths in the … more

Council approves purchases for police, street departments

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

Volunteers give away more than 320 turkeys, hams

Just two days before the 5th Annual Turkey Giveaway, organizers had a grand total of two turkeys donated to the event. But since donors were asked to wait until Monday or Tuesday to donate their … more

Community leaders discuss bulk trash pickup

Bulk trash was still on the minds of the Altus City Council Tuesday night when half the Altus Municipal Complex was filled with citizens — an unusual occurrence, though meetings are always open … more

Police log for Nov. 20-24

IncidentsMonday, Nov. 203:51 a.m., Man with a gun, Union Circle4:38 a.m., Burglary, 115 S. Central St.3:15 p.m., Assault and battery, 1515 Canterbury Blvd.11:24 p.m., Assist other agency, AAFB Main … more

Annual Christmas parade planned

Staff ReportLocal educators Linda Wiginton and Mary Runyan will serve as the Grand Marshals for the 2017 Altus Christmas Parade, “Christmas Night of Lights,” on Saturday, Dec. 9. Wiginton … more

By 8:30 a.m. on Black Friday, The Enchanted Door was full of customers searching for discounts. The store, along with others, opened early on Friday as many downtown shops were searching for Black … more

How your local pawn shop works

You shouldn’t call the television show “Pawn Stars” a “reality” show, say local pawn shop owners.In fact, the dickering they do over the price or value of something … more

Working through the ranks positioned Worbes well for superintendent position

Ever since teachers at Navajo School ignited a passion for science in Roe Worbes’ life, a normal progression of taking on new challenges has prepared him to become the next superintendent for … more

Red Kettle Campaign collects donations for community

The Salvation Army is kicking off its Red Kettle Campaign on Friday. Since 1891, the Red Kettles have been a part of the holiday season. Today, the Salvation Army assists more than 4.5 million people … more

Smokeout tobacco use with Great American Smoke Out

Staff ReportOKLAHOMA CITY — Smokers across Oklahoma are encouraged to quit tobacco for a day, or a lifetime, during the Great American Smokeout (GASO) today. Since 1970, the event has … more

Former blind crossing safer with signals

A year-long endeavor to make a railroad crossing on Navajoe Road a little safer was completed over the weekend.Two train tracks separate traffic on East Broadway Street and traffic traveling to and … more

Thor’s Legion Forecast Challenge

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — The 97th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight participated in the first Thor’s Legion Forecast Challenge initiated by the Pentagon’s Air Force … more

2 ways to show ‘thanks’ this week

You can show your compassion and give back to the community in the next five days by donating a turkey for the 5th Annual Turkey Giveaway and helping stock the Community Cupboard by donating … more

Men4Music performs Friday at WOSC

Staff ReportThe Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council will present the local quartet Men4Music in a free concert on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Western Oklahoma State College Performing Arts Auditorium, … more
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