NEWS


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Jackson County Junior Livestock Show setup underway
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Future Farmers of America Week in full swing

Professionals sought for rural areas

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two state House bills intended to attract doctors and workers to sparsely populated areas of Oklahoma were endorsed in committee...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Scripture

The Gospel of Matthew 16:13-19When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Ma...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Oklahoma lottery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — These Oklahoma lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Cash 505-12-13-19-28Mega Millions09-21-30-32-75, Mega Ball: 9, Megaplier: 5Esti...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Police log for Feb. 21-22

IncidentsTuesday12:44 a.m., Walk through, 619 N. Main St.1:15 a.m., Juvenile in need of assistance, 2516 E. Broadway St.1:18 a.m., Check suspicious su...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Community Calendar

Please submit all items by noon to run the next publication day. All submissions must include a street address where the event will be held and a cont...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Jackson County Junior Livestock Show setup underway

Jackson County Junior Livestock Show setup underway

The Jackson County Junior Livestock show is coming to town Friday through Monday.It’s the event for which all the young Future Farmers of Americ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


SPORTS


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Title bid comes up short

Today in Sports

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year.Today’s sports highlights in history:1919 — The fir...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Duke teams prevail at regionals, advance to area championships

The Duke Tigers (22-5) won eight of their previous 10 games heading into the Class B District basketball tournament.In the first round of the tourname...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


NFL fans may be tuning out

HOUSTON — It may have been a blip, explained as much by the must-watch presidential debates as by some wholesale turn away from football. Or, de...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS — It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from ...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


New NBA All-Star dunk king crowned

NEW ORLEANS — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Birthday
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Birthday
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Special bowlers fill lanes

Lady Dawgs win out after opening round loss

The Altus Junior High Lady Dawgs (13-2) went into the Cache Junior High Tournament knowing they would be tasked with taking on tough competitors in a ...

January 31st, 2017 updated: February 1st, 2017. |  


Birth

Birth

Owen Blevins of Altus was born 8:16 a.m. Nov. 7 and weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces.Proud parents are Cheyenne Mathews and Douglas Blevins of Altus.The...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Remember Central Health Mart Pharmacy? It was at 301 N. Hudson St. where Martha’s Treasures stands today. Here is Don Rice, the owner, in front ...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Birthday

Birthday

Adlee Atwell of Warren celebrates her third birthday Dec. 29.Proud parents are James and Kayla Atwell of Warren.Grandparents are Sara Lemaster of Altu...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


Church of Christ minister selected

Church of Christ minister selected

Henry Holub was recently selected as the new minister at the Tamarack Road Church of Christ in Altus.He has been the youth minister at the church for ...

January 3rd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Their view

Take time for early watch prayer

Take time for early watch prayer

In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. — Mark 1:35One day Jesus was p...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Towing requirements, lighting illuminated

Is it legal to tow a car with a chain, rope or cable? The answer is no.Title 47 Oklahoma State Statue 12 Section 405.2.C of this statute sums it up br...

February 11th, 2017 updated: February 11th, 2017. |  


Now is the time for all to take a breath of fresh air

Now is the time for all to take a breath of fresh air

Sometimes our expectations can be quite different than the reality.I spent some time during my military service at the Marine Corps headquarters.It wa...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Peace still seems elusive for many, but necessary for all

Peace still seems elusive for many, but necessary for all

One current issue that still confounds leaders is this persistent problem of terrorism.As one victim of an attack once said, “Why can’t we...

February 8th, 2017 |  


House bills are a mixed bag

House bills are a mixed bag

This year’s Oklahoma legislative session is upon us, and it begins this week.At the beginning, the legislature is flooded with bills. Some are g...

February 6th, 2017 updated: February 8th, 2017. |  


‘Twitter war’ takes on a new meaning

‘Twitter war’ takes on a new meaning

With the stroke of a pen, the world begins to change. This is what I would have said in former years.These days another saying may be more appropriate...

February 1st, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA