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OSDH District 5 ready to give Pfizer booster shots

Thousands of Southwest Oklahomans are set to roll up their sleeves to get a Covid vaccine booster shot. more

Annual chili cook-off set for Oct. 2

Farm Fest, the annual favorite chili cook-off hosted by Main Street Altus, will be Saturday, Oct. 2. Tasting begins at 11 a.m. downtown and prizes are awarded at 2 p.m., with trophies and cash … more

Deadline nears for BIG grant applications

Applications for Business Improvement Grants (BIG) are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. Applications may be submitted at the Altus Chamber of Commerce office, 301 W. Commerce. The grants … more

Suspect jailed after allegedly forcing entry

An Altus man sits in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first degree burglary and damage to property. Police responded to a call at an apartment at 1021 Falcon Road, Sunday morning at around … more

World of watercolors on Wigwam’s walls

The NBC Wigwam Gallery welcomes a new exhibit this month, “Watercolors: The Basics of the Watercolor Medium,” which runs through Nov. 12. The Wigwam is located at 121 W. Commerce … more

State GOP speakers headline Altus forum

Police chase suspect on foot

While on patrol Tuesday morning, around 8:00 a.m., an Altus police officer recognized an individual who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant through the Jackson County District Court. The … more

Mayor proclaims Citizenship Week in Altus

Citizenship Week will hereafter be Sept. 13-17 in Altus, by proclamation of Mayor Robert Garrison. Mayor Garrison presented the proclamation at a meeting of an immigration and naturalization … more

VFW Post 4876 receives award

AHS names new head football coach

Dusty Davis has been named the Head Coach for Altus High School Bulldog Football.  Coach Davis took command of the Bulldogs on Monday, Sept. 13. He has been teaching and coaching at Altus … more

Council encourages citizens to follow CDC guide

The Altus City Council passed a resolution encouraging citizens to follow recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) for prevention of the spread of Covid. The unanimous decision came … more

US Cong. Lucas visits Altus, shares thoughts

US Congressman Frank Lucas visited Altus on Sept. 7 to talk to his District 3 constituency about current affairs and legislative priorities. An informal group of local leaders met the congressman … more

New owner takes control at Red River Aviation

Red River Aviation based at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport will be climbing to a higher altitude under new ownership. Bryan Patzkowski, owner of the operation since 2009 announced his … more

GOP town hall meeting set for Sept. 20

A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Jackson County GOP, will be held Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce. Walk-ins are welcome. Guest speakers include … more

Local church to provide transportation to Franklin Graham event

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary and widely known evangelist Billy Graham, will be speaking in Amarillo, Texas on September 26 as a part of the Route 66 God Loves You Tour.  Graham … more

New owners to restore glory of century-old building

Hudson Hall will be the next generation of the 14,000 square foot structure at 121 N. Hudson Street.   The building pre-datesOklahoma statehood. Construction began in 1897 and was finished … more

Precious windows at St. Paul’s part of large art collection

Stained glass windows installed over 60 years ago were the subject of a film maker who visited St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recently.   The windows were installed in the church … more

9/11 Commemoration leads into 40 days of prayer

A special 9/11 commemoration will be held in Altus on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Jackson County Courthouse. The hour before the gathering, there will be prayer sessions held at 27 locations in … more

Altus Times returns to Facebook

The Altus Facebook page was online again Aug. 27. The response from the public has been enthusiastic. The Altus Times wishes to thank loyal readers and newcomers alike for their participation … more

Anthrax case reported in Jackson County

Oklahoma State officials have confirmed a positive case of anthrax in livestock for the first time in 25 years. The case is isolated to Jackson County. The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic … more
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