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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

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Senate passes $55 Billion Veterans Affairs Reform Bill: The VA Mission ActA major Veterans Affairs reform has passed the Senate by 92-5 and is on its way to the White House. The $55 billion … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

• Arlington National Cemetery - burial rules changing:The first glimpse of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes a directive that the Secretary of the Army, in consultation … more

Overwhelming response to the Martha Fire

Martha Road Baptist Church would like to sincerely thank our community for the support during the recent fires.~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~The community’s outpouring of water, Gatorade, food brought in and … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA launches program to resolve compensation appeals:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~The Department of Veteran Affairs has launched the Rapid Appelas Modernization Program, or RAMP, with the intention of providing … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA Rehabilitation & Prosthetic services:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~With a commitment to ensure Veterans receive quicker access to specialty rehabilitation services and equipment, the U.S. Department of … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA takes significant step in improving correspondence with veteran:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing improvement of managing taxpayer dollars, the … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA can now award benefits for disabling pain:~NEWLINE~~NEWLINE~In a sweeping legal victory for veterans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a 19-year lower court precedent … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

• Service connection for Hepatitis C:Due to the fact that drugs are now available that can cure Hepatitis C, the VA can treat veterans with the disease regardless of the stage of a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

March 26, 2018:This is Veterans Appreciation day at the state capital in Oklahoma City. Veterans will be recognized in senate chambers at noon. If we want our state legislators to see that veterans … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Honorable interment of indigent veterans program in Oklahoma:The purpose of this rule is to establish a program to provide assistance for the proper nine interment or cremation of honorably … more

Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?

“Captain Jack” Crawford was one of the original Black Hills Rangers. He survived many Old West adventures and was called “The Poet Scout.” This is the final stanza of his 1889 … more

Sunshine is always right, regardless of part

Open government is not a political platform.It is a basic American right.The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and … more

How would you react?

If you went to a Walmart store or a supermarket and were told by the manager at the entrance that you could buy anything you wanted that the store has in stock, but that you must also buy a can of … more
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