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Court clerks have many functions

Court clerks have many functions

April is County Government month, and the Jackson County Court Clerks office plays a vital role in managing our local …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Summer arts program seeks funding

Summer arts program seeks funding

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute or OSAI held an Altus community fundraising drive Tuesday evening at the Wigwam Gallery, hosted …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Altus native receives honors

Altus native receives honors

LAWTON – The Lawton Community Foundation awarded Esmeralda Velazquez a $1,500 scholarship at the Foundation’s annual scholarship breakfast April 26 …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Weather affects spring turkey hunt

Three weeks into the spring turkey season, hunting is still sparse due to the weather, officials said this week. “The …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Hams contribute to local storm reports

Across Oklahoma, from Altus to Tulsa, amateur radio Skywarn nets were busy April 26 as severe weather traversed the Sooner …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Officials make proclamation

Officials make proclamation

The Jackson County Commissioner’s met Monday for their weekly meeting. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved and no …

April 28th, 2016 |  

County Road closed over the weekend

County Road closed over the weekend

On Friday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., Jackson County District 1 county road employees closed SCR 206 between ECR 161 and …

April 27th, 2016 |  

District attorney to sell forfeited vehicles

District Attorney Ken Darby announced the sale of a Camper/Toy Hauler at a public online auction beginning Sunday and concluding …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Police buy new hand-held radios

Police buy new hand-held radios

The City of Altus recently purchased four Motorola APX 8000 hand-held radios in the amount of $16,450.25 for the Altus …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Funding an issue at legislative luncheon

The Altus Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club held the 3rd Legislative Luncheon on Friday at the Western Oklahoma …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Welcoming a new and old friend

Welcoming a new and old friend

The staff of The Altus Times is welcoming a new managing editor, Eric Steinkopff, to their office on Commerce Street …

April 24th, 2016 |  

Watson to speak at Republica Women’s meeting

Watson to speak at Republica Women’s meeting

The April 28 meeting of the SouthWest Oklahoma Republican Women will be held at 6 p.m. in the upper room …

April 16th, 2016 |  

Altus Times urges readers to give blood

The Altus Times is participating in the Monday, April 18 Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Blood Donor Challenge. Residents are urged to …

April 16th, 2016 |  

New squad of cheerleaders chosen

New squad of cheerleaders chosen

The Altus school year is almost over, but preparations for next year are already under way. The new Altus High …

April 16th, 2016 |  

Details of shooting given in affidavit

Terry Randel Drury, 62, of Blair, walked into the Sheriff’s department Tuesday, April 12 and confessed to killing his son-in-law, …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Chamber holds birthday cookout

Chamber holds birthday cookout

The Altus Chamber of Commerce’s birthday cookout on Thursday. The Chamber hosted the event to celebrate their 75 years of …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Spelling Bee Victories

Spelling Bee Victories

The “Dad’s Shop” came away the spelling victors at the annual “GRATE” Altus Spelling Bee, held April 2 at the …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Fostering and learning as you go

Fostering and learning as you go

Oklahoma children enter foster care from all walks of life, and for a multitude of reasons. They are often frightened, …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Navajo wins at state speech tournament

Navajo wins at state speech tournament

The Navajo speech and debate team recently won the state runner up in original oratory. Sierra Rice was awarded state …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Victim named in homicide

Victim named in homicide

Sheriff Roger Levick has released the name of the homicide victim from an incident reported in the Wednesday edition of …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Fundamentals of Grant Writing

The Oklahoma Center for Non Profits is presenting this two-hour workshop that will cover the fundamentals of writing grants for …

April 14th, 2016 |  

April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Jackson County Health Department is working to raise awareness about the importance …

April 14th, 2016 |  

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