NEWS


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DNC:
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Find out what delegations had to say at the Democratic National Convention about jobs and fair wages on our DNC page.Click here to see the DNC page. ....

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren’t in ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Tuesday’s Schedule

DNC 2016: Tuesday’s Schedule

TUESDAYTuesday’s council and caucus meetings include:• Women’s Caucus• LGBT Caucus• Senior Council• Rural Council&...

July 25th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Protests by Sanders’ supporters calls party unity into question

DNC 2016: Protests by Sanders’ supporters calls party unity into question

PHILADELPHIA — At the opening meeting of the Pennsylvania Delegation on Monday, the theme was unity and working together.Outside, just a few blo...

July 25th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Trumka: Jobs, fair wages ‘key for prosperity’

DNC 2016: Trumka: Jobs, fair wages ‘key for prosperity’

PHILADELPHIA — Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, addressed the Pennsylvania Delegation Monday to talk about jobs and equal pay and fair ...

July 25th, 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 |  


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 |  


More fall sports schedules released

There have been more schedules released for fall sports at Altus Public Schools, which means school is that much closer to starting.Most of the athlet...

July 18th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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 |  


Wet Juneat QuartzMountain

June was wonderfully wet at Lake Altus-Lugert.More than eight inches of rain was recorded at the dam. Mesonet has a similar amount falling at Mangum.I...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Community calendar

Mission on wheels fan drive drop-off slated 2-5 p.m. Mondays at 118 1/2 Main St. Program is collecting fans for the elderly and others without air con...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Fusion offers comprehensive fit

Fusion offers comprehensive fit

Fusion is defined as a combination or mixture of things by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.As it pertains to the three-year-old Fusion Fitness Gym and ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Community calendar

Mission on wheels fan drive drop-off slated 2-5 p.m. Mondays at 118 1/2 Main St. Program is collecting fans for the elderly and others without air con...

July 20th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Beware the straw man
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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