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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

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

Please submit all items by noon to run the next publication day. All submissions must include a street address where the event will be held and a contact name, phone number or email address.A … more

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
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