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David R. Thomas, district attorney for District 3 since 2018.

2020 golf tournament winners, Team Cross, pictured with members of Jim Holland’s family, left: Jay Holland, Carter Holland, Cody Toole, Bryce Parker, Jay Cross, Brooks Cross, Linda (Holland) Copeland and Chad Wiginton, president of Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC).

Assistant District Attorney Kelissa Sanders and District Attorney David R. Thomas.

From New ADA takes oath of office   |   6/16/21

USAF Col. Blaine L. Baker

Members of the community at the groundbreaking of the new Veterans Court housing addition, left, Dwayne E. Martin; Rodger Kerr, president of Altus Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Joe Leverett; Jack Smiley, former Altus mayor; Senator Brent Howard; Representative Gerrid Kendrix; Chuck Butchee, deputy, Civil Engineering Squadron at the base; USAF Col. Matthew Leard, Commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing; City Manager Gary Jones; Brandy McIntyre, Okla. Dept. of Commerce; Councilman Terrence Filer; Jon Kidwell; Councilman John Womack; Jace Zacharias; Jed Winters; Councilman Matt Rester; Vice Mayor Robert Garrison and Councilman Doyle Jencks.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, June 24 at the site of the new housing development, Veterans Court. Pictured left, former Altus Mayor Jack Smiley; Brandy McIntyre, regional development specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce; and USAF Col. Matthew Leard, Commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing. Each represents a part of what made the development possible: Altus Air Force Base, the City of Altus and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Altus Lions Club members, front left, Julie Kyle, Betty Shumaker, Sissie Feazel, John King, Kathy Hale (executive director of the Southern Prairie Library System), Dianna Thompson and Vick King. Back left, Gerald Lacy, Gayle Cukberson, Johnnie Flowers and Sue Thompson.

Yes, that’s the bottom of the lake! The Altus City reservoir is undergoing extensive renovation, which will result in the body of water ultimately being 4 to 6 feet deeper.

From His Harvest   |   7/3/21

Larry Hurd, Post 4876, was named the District Commander of the Year.

VFW Post 4876 Auxiliary President Debbie Hurd received the Circle of Excellence Award.

VFW Post 4876 was presented with the National Award for Outstanding Community Service.

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