NEWS


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Bensonelectedas OJCleader

Associate District Judge Brad Benson of Frederick was elected president of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference on Friday in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma J...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Altus Police Department incidents July 22-24

Residential alarm, 421 Villa de Sol.Stolen property, 1005 N. York St.Business alarm, Altus High School.Fight, Mr. Bill’s convenience store (no w...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Jackson County arrests for July 21-24

Stephanie Elaine Ballou, Drug trafficking.Anna Marie Ngyuen, Public intoxication, illegal use of a public radio, possession of drug paraphernalia, pos...

July 27th, 2016 |  


School supplies are needed

School supplies are needed

School supply lists are beginning to circulate, and stores are stocked with paper, pencils and just about anything else one might need to complete a d...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Back-to-School Brigade coming to Western

Since its inception 14 years ago, there is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has provided emergency assistance to U.S. military troops and their...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Lujan waives preliminary hearing

On April 19, a criminal warrant was issued for 33-year-old Richard Israel Lujan on the anticipated charge of lewd molestation. Tuesday he waived his r...

July 27th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Stengell tohead AHSsoftball

Joey Stengell has a reputation around Altus where softball is concerned.Just recently, he was the assistant softball coach at Western Oklahoma State C...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Cross-country teams ready to run

The Altus High School and Altus Junior High cross-country schedule has been released.Coach Rick Patterson said he is excited to get the season started...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Group is 12th man on the field

Group is 12th man on the field

Everybody in Altus knows all about the Altus High School football team.The team’s run to the state championship last season was well chronicled ...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Police appreciation night slated

Lately, a negative light has been shed over police officers all around the United States.Many people fail to recognize the job officers face in their ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Bridges bound for Wyoming

Bridges bound for Wyoming

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about Altus athletes who received college scholarships.Wrestling might be something Montorie B...

July 19th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Skate park built on a dream

Go wild with ‘Zoomba’

The Southern Prairie Library System is hosting a “Zoomba” presentation from the Oklahoma City Zoo. This program concludes the 2016 Summer ...

July 27th, 2016 |  


More than 2,000 meals served

The ninth annual St. John Baptist Church in Altus summer feeding program successfully fed more than 2,000 meals during the month of June, according to...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Engagement

Danny and Melinda Alcorta of Altus wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Krista Alcorta to Klinton Seddon of Altus.The bridegroom’s ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Tourism ambassadorvisits local businesses

Tourism ambassadorvisits local businesses

Miss Altus 2016 Lexie Herron is this summer’s tourism ambassador who will be visiting businesses during the next few weeks to promote Altus and ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Food Bankbackpacksare sought

Thanks to the Backpacks with a Purpose or B-WAP program, for every backpack that is purchased from a website, two backpacks are donated to nonprofit o...

July 25th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Anxious squirrelcauses accident:Why plan whenyou can react?

Anxious squirrelcauses accident:Why plan whenyou can react?

I was sitting out in my backyard the other day, admiring my handiwork.I’m not a lawn and garden fanatic, but I did manage to make time to mow, s...

July 12th, 2016 |  


USDA is redefining organic

USDA is redefining organic

On April 7, 2016, the USDA proposed a new rule to redefine organic production through provisions on livestock and poultry practices.According to the O...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Is it instinctiveto like watchingthings blow up?

Is it instinctiveto like watchingthings blow up?

I just saw R. Lee Ermey on TV the other day, a former Marine turned actor who was promoting the next season of his shoot ‘em up military show. T...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Practice 10,000 hours and counting

Practice 10,000 hours and counting

It is said that to become an expert at anything, you would need to practice your craft for 10,000 hours. Maybe there is some truth to that, but how ma...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Your view

Editor’s note: State House District 52 Rep. Charles Ortega (R-Altus) was provided an opportunity to respond.Editor,During my almost 40 years of ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


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