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Local youth return from mission trip

The Frederick United Methodist Church Youth Group went on a mission trip to Slidell, La. July 22 - 29. Youth Director Ann Clayton organized the trip.Participants on the trip were Ryan Ard, Douglas … more

Though more parents are refusing to delaying vaccinations, the State of Oklahoma requires immunizations for public and private students

Earlier this year, the Oklahoma State Department of Health investigated its first confirmed case of measles in Oklahoma in 20 years, a disease the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, declared … more

The Word On the Street is summer is the time for family and friends.

Though summer officially ends is September 22, with summer break coming to an end, the nostalgia of summers gone by has come again.Anna Rojas chooses to spend her free time running and jogging with … more

Benefit concert held at food bank

The Tillman County Food Bank hosted a concert by Barry and Michelle Patterson on July 25. The entrance fee to the concert was dry or canned goods.Julane Whitworth started the evening by welcoming … more

State park trail under construction

A paved trail is under construction at Great Plains State Park.The main trail is eight feet wide and constructed of concrete. It will be over a quarter mile long and two 5 foot wide spurs will link … more

Kim Hubbard of Unforgettable talks to chamber ambassador Angela Ybarra at Unforgettable’s ribbon cutting ceremony.Unforgettable’s Becca Horn, right, shows Altus Chamber of Commerce … more

Back to school: what you need to know

Back to School BashFrom 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on July 29, Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries Inc, First United Methodist Church, The Jackson County Health Department, and other local churches and business are … more

Jackson County defendants make first appearances

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made first appearances before Judge Brad Leverett and District Attorney Ken Darby.First appearances are held weekly and provide … more

Altus couple arrested on child neglect charge after drug paraphernalia discovered at residence

Oklahoma statutes define child abuse as the harm or threatened harm to the health, safety, or welfare of a child by that child’s responsible guardian or parent, including non-accidental … more

Flat Top fire blazes

According to Oklahoma Forestry Services, or OFS, a fire on Flat Top Mountain, southeast of Lake Altus-Lugert and Quartz Mountain Nature Park began burning Sunday from a lightning strike in dense, … more

Unmanned aircraft guidelines protect military-sanctioned airspace from encroachment

When Orville and Wilbur Wright took the first successful flight in 1903, the idea of a man flying seemed an impossibility. A century later, technology has advanced so that an aircraft can not only … more

Altus senior pictures scheduled

Altus senior cap and gown pictures are scheduled to be taken on Aug. 14. These photos will be used for the yearbook and the senior wall panel.The company Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits will be taking … more

Foundation honors donors

The Western Oklahoma State College Foundation held a “Breakfast of Champions” Thursday morning at the WOSC Pioneer Heritage Center to thank its President’s Partners.The … more

Fort Sill contracts for training facility

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $13 million contract to build a new training facility at Fort Sill.The new Air Defense Artillery training facility will be … more

The City of Altus Power Department issued a “Peak Alert” on Friday warning residents of increasing power costs and offering suggestions on how to avoid higher electric bills

Summers in Oklahoma are historically hot and this year has been no exception. When the temperature and humidity climb, so does the monthly electric bill and what that means for residents of Altus is … more

Schulz orders interim study

President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz (R-Altus) announced approval of interim studies requested by members of the Oklahoma Senate. A total of 44 interim study requests were approved.Schulz’s own … more

Western Oklahoma State College Vice President for Student Support Services Dr. Chad Wiginton finally made his dream come true when he completed six and one-half years of study to achieve his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from North

Getting a doctoral degree is something most people dream about, but the extensive course work coupled with family, work, and other aspects of day-to-day life sometimes make the dream seem … more

Pets of the week

This week finds lots of kittens and puppies of all shapes, sizes, and cuteness. If you are looking to adopt a new family pet please stop by Animal Control at 2200 Enterprise Drive, Altus, OK 73521 … more

Tickets for the upcoming Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2018 pageant, scheduled for 8 p.m. August 5 at the Altus City Auditorium at 201 E. Commerce St., can be purchased at the door for $15 or in … more

Boy drowns at Lake Tom Steed

SNYDER — A 4-year-old Altus boy is dead after drowning in the Tom Steed Lake in Kiowa County. The boy’s family was notified at the scene.On July 16, The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported … more
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