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Council OKs DOD land lease

The Altus Municipal Authority or AMA and the Altus City Council held a regular meeting in council chambers of city hall Tuesday evening.April financia...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Organizers seek a healthy community

National Prevention Week 2016 kicked off Monday as a national health observance to teach more people about substance abuse and promote mental, emotion...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Mangum police investigating

MANGUM — Police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run collision that killed a grandmother and her young granddaughter Monday night.Wanda Per...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Lamb visits Southwest Oklahoma

Lamb visits Southwest Oklahoma

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb visited Altus on Friday for a multipurpose visit.During Lamb’s term one of his top priorities has been to travel at lease onc...

May 18th, 2016 |  


WOSC plans to weather the financial storm

Those running educational institutions in Oklahoma are facing tough decisions due to budget cuts and Western Oklahoma State College is no exception.Wh...

May 16th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


4-H shooters set their sights

4-H shooters set their sights

The Jackson County Shooting Sports project club is back in session for spring.4-H members recently participated in a 4-H fun shoot in McCloud. As usua...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Sprinter, hurdler give their all at state

Sprinter, hurdler give their all at state

Altus High School sprinter Shaquan French had one goal he wanted to accomplish at the state meet. While he wanted to medal and get on the podium, most...

May 16th, 2016 |  


OU could lose honoree

NORMAN (AP) — University of Oklahoma kick returner and running back Alex Ross will graduate, then transfer. OU made the announcement in a news re...

May 11th, 2016 updated: May 11th, 2016. |  


Problems 3 months before Rio

Anthony Davis can’t play. Chris Paul doesn’t want to. Three months before the Olympics, the U.S. men’s basketball team has already been losin...

May 11th, 2016 updated: May 11th, 2016. |  


Thunder 95, Spurs 91; any questions?

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook couldn’t be stopped down the stretch, not even when the San Antonio Spurs were trying to foul him. Westbro...

May 11th, 2016 updated: May 11th, 2016. |  


Football camp scheduled

A local football camp is scheduled to prepare youngsters to become champions in high school.The Altus High School Bulldog football program presents Fu...

May 10th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Pets of the week seek homes
Public school employee of the month named

Public school employee of the month named

Danna Robinson, President of Stockman’s Bank, presented Tommy Pride with a crisp one hundred dollar bill and the Altus Public Schools Employee o...

April 28th, 2016 |  


Prom night revisits the ‘Roaring 20s,.’

Prom night revisits the ‘Roaring 20s,.’

The Altus High School prom roared into gear Saturday night in the high school cafeteria.The theme to this year’s prom was “The Great Gatsb...

April 27th, 2016 |  


WHAT’S APP?

WHAT’S APP?

Most everyone owns a cell phone, but hardly anyone uses it just for a phone. With the advent of smart phones, there are literally thousands of applica...

February 6th, 2016 |  


SPOTLIGHT ON K-9s

SPOTLIGHT ON K-9s

The Canine Unit is part of the Altus Police Department’s Traffic Division. The Canine Unit has two narcotics detector dogs, with the main functi...

January 30th, 2016 |  


Get a jump on Spring with a container garden

Get a jump on Spring with a container garden

What do those who are aching to get out in their gardens and dig around in the dirt do when it’s still winter? One option is to plant a containe...

January 30th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Limited funding increases opportunities

Limited funding increases opportunities

Early this year the state board of education voted unanimously to cut about 3 percent of the current fiscal year’s school budget, cutting public...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Watch out for rattlesnakes when you visit the farm

Watch out for rattlesnakes when you visit the farm

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said his hit TV sitcom series was simply “a show about nothing.” Maybe that’s what my weekly column wil...

May 1st, 2016 |  


The rumble in Oklahoma is more than thunder

The rumble in Oklahoma is more than thunder

The first thing that struck me about Southwest Oklahoma was the broad expanse of land and huge stretch of sky overhead.My initial visit this year was ...

April 24th, 2016 |  


The One About the Band Trip

The One About the Band Trip

It seems to me that our community is in a pretty good mood these days, and for many very good reasons. Our lakes and ponds are full and there is water...

February 6th, 2016 |  


As for me and my house…

As for me and my house…

There has been some debate over the past several years about what to say when greeting one another at this time of the year. For most, saying “M...

December 21st, 2015 |  


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