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The truth to be known

The City Council meeting on Dec. 4 provides proof that the present city council supports the City Manager over its duty to do what is best for the people of Altus. In spite of the November elections … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Let us remember: This can be one of the most difficult times of the year for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury. You may want to be aware of the … more

Letter to the Editor policies

As local elections for Altus municipal and school elections approach, The Altus Times reminds readers of our letter to the editor policies. We believe the letters section serves as a good forum to … more

Letter to the Editor policies

As local elections for Altus municipal and school elections approach, The Altus Times reminds readers of our letter to the editor policies. We believe the letters section serves as a good forum to … more

Letters to Santa from Blair Public Schools

Here is this year’s Letters To Santa from the Blair Public Schools. PreKindergarten 2018 Santa List I want a purple robot kitty with a purple fluffy tail. - Paizly I want a PS4. I … more

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

State pensions in much better shape after Senate Republican reforms

An unheralded success of the Oklahoma Senate Republicans majorities has been the turnaround in state pensions. I’ve written in this series of columns about Senate Republicans’ … more

Concern over the leaving of Dr. Ashraf Mihanni

To the Editor:Many of us living in the area served by Jackson County Memorial Hospital are seriously concerned about the recent news that Dr. Ashraf Mihanni’s contract is not being renewed. … more

How we got here

Regarding the Propositions, many people have asked me what is going on at City Hall. The following is my best effort at clearing the fog.Each one of these events is easily verifiable, in case you are … more

Vote ‘yes’ on State Question 800

To the Editor:In my years as a farmer, I learned very early that among the essentials for success was setting money aside for the unpredictable, because the unpredictable always comes sooner or … more

Meeting was not as combative as media implied

To the editor:To the ladies and gentlemen who attended the Charter Information Forum on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018:Thank you for your (mostly) polite and courteous conversation on why the City Council … 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

Charter Amendment PropositionsThe Facts of the Matter

To the editor:There is a great deal of controversy, confusion and misinformation circulating regarding the City Council’s reasons for proposing that three currently elected department heads … more

Dig it! The secrets of soil

2006 -World population reaches 6.5 billion!1903 - Orville Wright makes first successful airplane flight.1803 - Louisiana Territory purchased by U.S.!1776 - Continental Congress adopts Declaration of … more

This is very important

To the Editor:The City of Altus has a history of open, democratic and participatory government. However, recent proposals to amend the city charter threatens our system of democratic government. … more

Wildlife interconnections with humans

When you hear, “Wildlife,” what do you think of? A grassy field with 30 deer, or an open plain with elephants, zebras and giraffes? Maybe it’s a frozen, snowy mountain terrain with … more

Chief of Police speaks against charter proposals

Letter to the Editor:In early 2018, The Altus City Council began discussing possible changes to the City Charter. This is the City Charter that was voted on and approved by the citizens of Altus in … 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

New Medicare cards on the way

If you’re on Medicare, your new Medicare card is coming soon.From now until April 2019, Medicare is mailing new cards to the more than 60 million Americans with Medicare. The 713,000 Oklahomans … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

 Traumatic Brain Injury: current migraine treatments inadequateTraumatic brain injuries, a frequent consequence of the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, can lead to such symptoms as … more
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