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Police search for armed robbery suspects

Altus police are searching for two men in connection with an armed robbery at a local convenience store.Monday, police responded to the Mr. Bills store, 401 West Broadway, shortly before 10 p.m. The … more

Commissioners wrap up February business

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday morning for the last session of February. The board meets every Monday and on the last day of the month. The board discussed monthly … more

Book review promises to entertain guests

During next Wednesday’s Coffee Cup Brunch, Janice Pellam will give a book review on “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” by Fredrik Backman.Pellam said she was … more

Gubernatorial candidate visits Altus High School class

Tulsa Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt stepped off the normal campaign trail Tuesday to visit with students in Jessica Robinson’s Altus High School Advanced Placement Government … 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

License program registers more than 100 pets

Almost a month has passed since amendments to animal welfare ordinances of the Altus City Code went into effect on Feb. 5. The amendments created a surrender fee for animals brought to Animal Control … more

Police Log for Feb. 22-23

IncidentsFriday, Feb. 2312:03 a.m., Ambulance service, 1400 block North Park Avenue1:49 a.m., Animal nuisance, 400 block North Navajoe Street9:14 a.m., Fire, 1413 Falcon Road7:03 p.m., Warrants, 2117 … more

MobileSmiles brings access to dental care

Teeth are considered the hardest substance in the human body and play an important role in chewing and speech, according to the American Dental Association. Bad dental health can lead to worsening … more

Livestock judging helps students pick winners

Students flexed their animal judging mental muscles first thing Monday morning in the livestock judging competition of the 74th Annual Jackson County Junior Livestock Show.Teams of three or four … more

Gubernatorial candidate visits Altus today

Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt will be in town today speaking to an Altus High School advance placement government class, then a reception at Just Brew It Coffee House from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and … more

BIA holds Secretarial Election for Comanche Nation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is conducting a Secretarial Election by absentee ballot only regarding three amendments to the constitution of the Comanche Nation. Eligible voters must register … more

Lt. governor modifies burn ban

Staff ReportFriday, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb modified the 52-county burn ban issued by Gov. Mary Fallin. The modified ban now covers just 16 western Oklahoma counties after rains brought some relief to … more

Haskell and Evaline Scalf celebrate 60 years

Haskell and Evaline Scalf of Altus were surprised with a 60-year wedding anniversary party on Feb. 17. Friends and family members from as far away as Seattle and Houston joined the celebration at … more

Police Log for Feb. 22-23

IncidentsThursday, Feb. 225:11 a.m., Motorist assist, Falcon Road and North Thomas Street9:36 a.m., Motorist assist, 929 N. Park Ave.5:05 p.m., Loud unusual noise, 1317 Ash St.5:15 p.m., Warrants, … more

Scholarships available to cover cost of Higher Ground luncheon

The former mayor of Oklahoma City who was key in turning around the image of the city will speak at the Higher Ground Summit at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Western Oklahoma State College, 2801 N. Main … more

Ice offered respite, not reprieve, from fire conditions

Though the ice and sleet of the last couple of days has pressed the pause button on wildfire danger throughout most of Oklahoma, reports from Oklahoma Forestry Services predict that dormant fuels … more

JCMH adds general surgeon

Staff ReportJackson County Memorial Hospital announced the addition of board-certified general surgeon Dr. Stan R. Sherman.Sherman joins Richard Katseres and Eugene Chen in the JCMH General Surgery … more

Livestock show opens with a flurry of activity

There were lots of grunts and snorts Friday morning as ag students, 4-H and FFA children from Jackson County moved their animals into the Expo Center in preparation for the 74th Annual Jackson County … more

Highway patrols asks drivers to stay home in icy conditions

By the time you read this, the roads should be clear. But on Thursday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol deemed the severity of road conditions in Jackson County as “moderate,” the lowest level for … more

Duke receives $98K grant for water improvement

Staff ReportThe Duke Municipal Authority in Jackson County received approval for a $98,000 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant Tuesday through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve … more
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