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Board raises Worbes to deputy superintendent, names his successor

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education upgraded Roe Worbes’ title to deputy superintendent and named Robbie Holder as the new assistant superintendent effective July 1, 2018 during its … more

Deadline to vote in Blair bond election set for Friday

Staff ReportAnyone qualified to vote in the Blair School District Special Bond Election on Jan. 9, 2018 must register to vote by Friday, according to Jennifer Wilson, Jackson County election board … more

upcoming events

The Altus Rotary Club will be connecting Santa will area children through its program Santa Claus Connection between 6 and 9 p.m. today. People who filled out forms were asked to select and hour for … more

County reports sales, use taxes

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday to discuss tax collections, 2018 elections and county improvement projects.County Treasurer Renee Howard reported taxes … more

Time to cash in that Candy Cane Cash

If you’ve been collecting Candy Cane Cash tickets, it’s time to get them in order.The Main Street Altus organization hosts the annual Candy Cane Cash promotion to encourage shoppers to … more

Couple to celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

Lewayne and Reba Drury will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Days Inn in Altus.The couple live of a farm in the Olustee area where they are … more

upcoming events

TodayThe Men of Faith in Action will meeting at 7:30 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church.The 20th Annual Altus Lions Club Breakfast with Santa is scheduled for today from 8 to 11 a.m. at … more

Fire outlook increased for winter months

The fire outlook for the coming months isn’t good, according to officials at the Oklahoma Forestry Service, or OFS. County burn bans have been issued for 11 counties, and they’re not all … more

Molly Little, in the foreground, became the first member of the Altus Bulldog Dance Team to be named to the All State team last week. Little and the dance team will compete today in the All State … more

Test scores may shock some parents

Altus Public School parents start receiving students’ reports this week outlining how their children performed on statewide standardized testing called the Oklahoma School Testing Program. But … more

Prepare pets for colder weather

Now that temperatures are dropping, it’s time to bundle up more than yourself. Like you, your pet’s needs change with the changing weather.Your home is kept at a comfortable temperature. … more

Judge sets $250,000 bond on first degree burglary charges

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.Johnny Casias, 28 of Altus, is … more

Attorney says open meetings, records provide transparency

During a three-hour seminar, the general counsel to the Oklahoma Attorney General emphasized Thursday that open meetings and records laws were created to provide transparency with how the government … more

Airman sets record for solo flight at local academy

A Senior Airman training in Altus at Altus Air Force Base just set a record for completing his first solo flight — and he’s not a pilot in the Air Force. He’s a load master.Kaylan … more

Sheriff’s November report

Staff ReportJackson County Sheriff Roger LeVick reports that the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies took a total of 18 written reports, three animal abuse calls, one assault and battery, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

 Expansion of qualifying time for Post-9/11 GI bill to certain Reserve and Guard members -The law expands the definition of “active duty” to include Reservists and Guard members … more

Altus AFB has new U.S. Air Force Reserves recruiter

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. —Being active duty in the military provides a person the opportunity to give back to their community and better themselves. It is a 24/7 job that involves a lot of … more

Kennel match program exceeds goal, donors honored

Before the Altus City Council meeting began Tuesday evening, Assistant City Manager Matt Wojnowski took a moment to thank the groups and individuals who made the Outdoor Kennel Match Program a … more

You can help honor a deceased veteran

A group of airmen at Altus Air Force Base is organizing a local effort to remember veterans by placing wreaths on their gravesites next week as part of a national campaign, and you can join the … more

Lackland Exchange spreads holiday cheer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND – Airman Basic Alissia Bert browsed racks of jackets, shirts and pants at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Exchange, looking for a special gift to send to her … more
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