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Altus police offer free gun locks

Are you worried about your firearms falling into little hands? The Altus Police Department Detective Division is offering free gun locks to help firearm owners protect the children in their lives.APD … more

Aviation seminars begins with breakfast

Students in the Southwest Technical Center aviation maintenance program will host a breakfast on Saturday that will be followed by two seminars, one for aircraft maintenance and the other for pilots. … more

Local singers perform in college honor choir

This week, six students from Western Oklahoma State College will spend three days in Oklahoma City preparing for the American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir concert on Friday.Western Choral … more

Tai Chi class focuses on gaining balance

A “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” class began Monday at the Altus Public Library with a waiting list that exceeded the class limit.While the class limit was set at 25, many of those … more

Police release photos of 2 suspects in armed robbery

Altus police have released photos of two men in connection with an armed robbery that took place last week at a local convenience store.Monday, Feb. 26, shortly before 10 p.m., Altus police responded … more

Volunteer-led project assesses children’s health

For the last eight years, volunteers from the community have been collecting real-time data on the health of Jackson County’s children in kindergarten through sixth-grade. The body mass index … more

County approves 17th Annual Jesus Walk

The Board of Jackson County Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse to discuss monthly business, commissioner’s sale and use of the courthouse for a public … more

$125,000 bond set for burglary charge

Defendants incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in district court made initial appearances Thursday.Terry Ramirez, 41 of Altus, was charged with burglary in the second degree, knowingly concealing … more

SWODA offers caregiver voucher program

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority Area Agency on Aging provides vouchers for respite services for eligible caregivers.It defines caregivers as anyone caring for somone at least 60 … more

Police Log for Feb. 28-March 1

IncidentsWednesday, Feb. 2812:09 a.m., Assault and battery, 1200 block North Lee Street3:09 a.m., Fire, 16245 S. CR 20112:36 p.m., Stolen vehicle, 920 E. Commerce St.1:00 p.m., Fight, Kathy and Debby … more

Senate Pro Tem, Lt. Governor continue discussion on school security

OKLAHOMA CITY - In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida, Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus, and Lt. Governor Todd Lamb met this week to further the conversation … more

Humphreys: Altus should focus on quality of life

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys told those attending the Higher Ground Summit Wednesday that the old way of luring industry to a town has shifted from providing incentive money to a … more

Go gnome hunting downtown this weekend

If you’re looking for a free, family-friendly activity without leaving town, you might consider taking a walk around the Downtown Square this weekend on the hunt for gnomes.That’s right, … more

Altus senior named All State Academic Award winner

When Ryan Oden was nominated by Altus High School to submit paperwork for the 2018 Academic All-State Award, he did so because he saw the $1,000 scholarship attached to the award. After all, … more

Dance group meets at Senior Center

The Altus Ballroom Dancers will meet in the new Senior Citizen Center next Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Dancing and lessons are free and open to the public. Contact: John Messerly, 580-477-1822. The … more

City council meeting rescheduled

Meetings of the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority were originally planned to be held this week, but have been rescheduled. The City Council and Municipal Authority meetings are now … more

Church hosts Father-Daughter Banquet

Martha Road Baptist Church will hold its 13th annual Father Daughter Banquet on Friday, April 6, at 6 p.m.The Rev. Kevin Baker of the church said the event is a semi-formal event when fathers bring … more

STC provides career fair for 8th grade students

The Southwest Technology Center hosted a career fair for eighth-grade students Wednesday to illustrate opportunities offered through the center.Students can take classes at the center for free during … more

Police Log for Feb. 26-28

IncidentsMonday, Feb. 2612:15 a.m., Remove subject, 1401 N. Blain St.8:44 a.m., Accident with no injury, 2728 N. Main St.1:47 p.m., Disturbance, 1100 block North Main Street2:34 p.m., Fire, 1501 S. … more

Save-A-Lot opens after delays

Save-A-Lot grocery store opened Monday afternoon after two opening day delays. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Save-A-Lot had their official ribbon-cutting.Honor Capital representative Matthew Eisenbach said … more
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