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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

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
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