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Community opens wide for luncheon

Hundreds of people swarmed the First United Methodist Church Wednesday to take part in the 49th Country Kitchen Christmas Bazaar Wednesday morning.The event included a lunch of coleslaw, beans, beef … more

Angel tree fosters Christmas joy

Staff ReportThe Jackson County Department of Human Services is once again having an Angel Tree gift drive. The Angel Tree’s will be located at Western Oklahoma State College at 2801 N. Main St. … more

Bulldogs fight hunger with friendly competition

The Altus High School football team, cheerleading squad and dance team are no strangers to a little competition. But instead of competing on a Friday night or at a state championship meet, the … more

Community Calendar

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Bomb threat evacuates Altus High School

School officials quickly evacuated Altus High School Tuesday morning after receiving a bomb threat. As a precaution, all other schools were placed on a semi-lockdown.More than two hours later, … more

October sheriff’s report

Jackson County Sheriff Roger Levick reports that the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies took a total of 17 written reports, one breaking and entering, one damage to property, one fraud, … more

Board names Worbes next superintendent

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education unanimously selected Roe Worbes as the district’s next superintendent during its regular meeting Monday at the district office.Worbes will replace … more

The Altus High School Dance Team performed a routine to a mix of songs Friday night at halftime of the Altus Bulldogs’ playoff game against Lawton Eisenhower despite chilly and windy … more

Rural fire departments may seek tax for training opportunities

First responders in Altus are looking down the road for an additional county tax. Though there’s no confirmation of a quarter-cent sales tax on the county ballot for rural fire departments, the … more

Police log for Nov. 10-13

IncidentsFriday, Nov. 1012:59 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 1601 S. Park Lane2:20 a.m., Check suspicious subject, 2101 E. Broadway St.9:19 a.m., Fire, 600 Quail Run South12:55 p.m., Man with a gun, … more

High school presents ‘The Addams Family: The Musical’

Altus High School All-School Production presents ‘The Addams Family: The Musical’ next Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Eula B. Peterson Auditorium at Altus High School.According to … more

County enters agreement with Cooperative Extension Service

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse.The board approved a Cooperative Extension Services agreement with the board of commissioners … more

SWTC Foundation issues 16 scholarships

Since the first two scholarships of $500 each were presented in 2001, the Southwest Technology Center Foundation has awarded more than $170,000 in scholarships to qualified adult students enrolled in … more

Judge sets $150K bond for human trafficking suspect

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.Malcolm Jefferson, 23, was charged … more

Use caution, alternative routes for Falcon Road

Drivers will have to slow down to 25 miles per hour for the next several months while construction continues on Falcon Road. Construction stretching from Main Street to Park Lane began this week and … more

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, the translation between the photos we received and the identifications of those in the photos for Veterans Day didn’t come off as smoothly as we hoped. Some … more

Preparing for the unthinkable; how churches can develop emergency plans

Following the Nov. 5 mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, City of Altus Emergency Manager Lloyd Colston addressed the importance of having an emergency plan during the … more

Altus Chamber names award winners

During the second Altus Chamber Gala, the organization presented the award for Excellence in Innovation to White Buffalo Coffee. Pictured are, left to right, Chamber Board Chairman Jed Winters … more

Citizen complains about lack of city bulk trash service

At Tuesday night’s Altus City Council meeting, the council heard comments from an Altus citizen, Karen Sanchez who voiced her concern about the lack of bulk trash service in town.Sanchez … more

Kime Anderson Wedding

On Oct. 14, 2017, Debra R. Kime and Lane Anderson were married at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Altus. Jeff Moore, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated the double-ring ceremony.Debra is the … more
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