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Time for someone to make a good basketball uniform

Go to most college and high school basketball games and you’ll see many players on both teams rolling over the waistlines of their shorts or tucking in the pant legs to allow more freedom of … more

Gov. Fallin speaks on term ending

By Gov. Mary Fallin In just a matter of days, Oklahoma will have a new governor and I will once again - after 28 years - be a private citizen. I’ve enjoyed my decades of service as a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Department of Defense expanding access: The Department of Defense is expanding commissary, military exchange and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) retail privileges on U.S. military … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

DoD answers some questions on access: Service officers from most veterans service organizations are getting questions on the commissary, PX, and recreational privileges that may be available to … more

Look for changes in retirement plans

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these … more

Letter to the editor:

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the kindness, assistance and all forms of sympathy shown during the recent death of our loved one, Gladys Roberson Foreman. Your thoughtfulness will always … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves - privatizing household goods shipments: In the wake of increasing problems with service members’ household goods shipments, U.S. Transportation … more

Tips from a trooper

With holidays and celebrations quickly approaching, I would like to remind everyone of a few safe driving tips to keep your holiday travel safe.Before you begin your trip, make sure your vehicle and … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Bill to boost Veterans’ benefits heads to President: In a Sept. 12 press release, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate … more

Share your bounty with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your … more

Vote against city propositions

To the editor:First, I want to thank Councilman (Dwayne) Martin for taking the time to write his Letter to the Editor (Altus Times, Saturday, Oct. 13).However, some of his statements are very … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Legislation: Toxic Exposure Documentation - H.R.2617 | OATH Act Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced the bipartisan Occupational and Environmental Transparency … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Walgreens HERO program to hire 5,000 veterans: Walgreens recently announced a commitment to hire 5,000 Veterans over the course of five years though their Helping Veterans with Educational and … more

Letter to the public from JCMH

Jackson County Memorial Hospital has spent the last number of months in preparation for the protection of our patients and staff in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This preparation has … more

Legislature learns of cuts in state funding

Session is moving forward. On Monday afternoon, the State Board of Equalization verified the nearly $417 million revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Originally, we … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Veterans must remain vigilant online: Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to be targets of online scams. The internet is a powerful tool for Veterans. It allows them to keep up with … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Full Military Honors Act: Any current or retired military members, except those who were dishonorably discharged, are eligible for a military funeral. The highest level of funeral is called … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Bill expanding veteran volunteer guardianship program passes Oklahoma House: Senate Bill 931, by Sen. Paul Rosino (R-Oklahoma City) and Rep. Nicole Miller (R-Edmond) establishes the Veterans … more

Sen. Howard offers thoughts of opening session

We kicked off session Monday morning, Feb. 3, before convening in joint session for Gov. Stitt’s State of the State Address. I hope you were able to watch or listen. I’m excited to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA issues interim guidance for Blue Water Navy Case: On Jan. 29, the Federal Circuit held that the clear intent of Title 38, section 1116 held that s veteran who served in the territorial sea of … more
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