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Plan ahead: Fire dangers increase with mild winter

As Oklahoma enters the drier part of the year, with cooler temperatures, higher winds and lower humidity, the risk of fire increases. But every fire can be prevented with a little planning and … more

Altus’ holiday season kicks off Sunday

If you received a puzzle piece in the mail from Crown Jewelry, don’t throw it away. Take it to the store on Sunday between 1 and 5 p.m. to see if the piece fits on a puzzle in the store that … more

Council changes electric rates, repeals bird sanctuary article

The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening at the Altus Municipal Complex at 509 S. Main St. Though the two governing bodies are separate, they share the … more

Police arrest juvenile connected to shooting

Staff ReportAltus police have arrested a 15-year-old male juvenile on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill. Police began their investigation on October 28, 2017, after the victim told police … more

Senior quarterback Jake Vargas gets an emotional hug from his dad, Altus head coach Todd Vargas, as he looks at his mom, Lorie, and sister, Jordyn, Thursday night during senior night. Seniors from … more

Saturday’s Relay For Life

LEFT: Coordinators for the Relay for Life event held Saturday, Megan Lewis and Jennifer Lee, open the event with words of encouragment for surviors, a welcome for participants and announcements of … more

Altus hosts playoff game Friday against Lawton Eisenhower

Staff report Altus High School will host a first-round Class 5A playoff football game at Hightower Memorial Stadium between the Bulldogs and the Lawton Eisenhower Eagles on Friday. Gates will … more

Local FFA member competes in state quiz finals

Staff report STILLWATER – Nicklaus Armstrong of the Blair Future Farmers of America Chapter was one of 50 high school freshman FFA members from across Oklahoma to qualify for the state … more

New Okla. law allows military personnel to carry weapons

On Nov. 1, legislation went into effect that allows active duty military, Reserve or National Guard members to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun.Senate Bill 35 was signed into law in May 2017. … more

Council to discuss electric utility rates at meeting

While the Altus City Council and Altus Municipal Authority share their members, both bodies meet separately and consecutively on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Altus … more

County sees roadwork, courthouse improvements

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse.The board approved monthly reports and reconcilement for the assessor’s, … more

Interactive display helps youth learn about origin of their food

STILLWATER, Okla. – When Ripley Elementary School second grader Raelin Burrell went to school recently, she was sure she’d be learning about math, science and reading – you know, … more


In a story about the First United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas bazaar, The Altus Times reported the wrong date of the event. It will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. more

Southwest Technology Center names Wakeman employee of the month

Staff Report Southwest Crop Insurance Agent/Operator Emily Worrell recently presented a certificate and $100 bill to the Southwest Technology Center November Employee of the Month, Cindy … more

United Methodists hostannual Christmas bazaar

The public is invited to attend the annual Country Kitchen Christmas Bazaar at the First United Methodist Church in Altus, on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The event will begin at 11 a.m..The event features a … more

Bedlam Dinner generateshumor and more than $7K

Oklahoma State University fans appeared to outnumber University of Oklahoma fans by about a 10 to one ratio Wednesday night but that didn’t keep Norm “Pappy” Weber from generating a … more

Harvest for the Hungry starts today

The 31st Harvest for the Hungry food drive begins today and runs through Saturday, Nov. 18.Beginning today, volunteers will attach United Supermarket bags and a needed supply list to doorknobs … more

Local event planner graduates from training program

Kimberly Hubbard, president of Unforgettable Event Planning & Party Rental in Altus, recently graduated from the Certified Event Rental Professional, or CERP, program from the American Rental … more

Police log for Nov. 4-6

IncidentsSaturday, Nov. 47:10 a.m., Fire, 2900 Terrace Way1:59 p.m., Fire, 1404 Inis St.2:38 p.m., Burglary, 813 N. Julian St.9:36 p.m., Burglary, 514 N. Navajoe St.Monday, Nov. 6 1:42 a.m., … more

Community rallies for Alzheimer’s awareness at Longest Day event.

Nursing students, emergency services personnel and healthcare providers gathered at Western Oklahoma State College Thursday to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.For a few hours, WOSC was … more
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