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Pets of the Week

Patricia is very attractive. She appears to be a medium-sized, young adult, dilute DSH (F) Calico cat. She has a sweet personality and is looking for someone to be her human companion. Dakota is … more

2 die in single vehicle collision

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop M of Altus reported the deaths of two people in a vehicle collision on New Year’s Day. According to the report, at approximately 1:39 a.m. on Jan. 1, a 2009 Dodge … more

Honoring a special centenarian

More than 100 people showed up to congratulate Frances Herron, left, on her 100th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center. Malenda Brooks shared a special moment with her … more

Altus Times launches new website design

The Altus Times is in the process of redesigning our website. As a result, we have taken down the paywall for the month of January so that residents can read the newspaper online and let us know what … more

New reports highlight state nursing workforce challenges

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is facing a shortage of health professionals as the need for more health care workers increases. An aging population, expanded health coverage, aging … more

Shutdown closes visitors center at Wichita Mountains Refuge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some federal workers in Oklahoma are feeling the effect of the partial government shutdown that is poised to enter a second week. Visitor centers at the Wichita … more

Add volunteering to your resolutions

If you’re looking to give back to your community in 2019, you might consider joining one of the Jackson County Community Health Action Team, JCCHAT, committees. Each of the five committees is … more

2018 Year In Review

A lot has happened in Altus over the last year. As a tribute to 2018, we’ve compiled our top 12 stories of the year. They’ve been listed in chronological order and include a small excerpt … more

Mayor proclaims Alvin Cecil Chaney Day

Altus Mayor Jack Smiley proclaimed Dec. 21, 2018 as Alvin Cecil Chaney Day. Chaney, left, and his wife, Marian, were honored during a private ceremony. Chaney, a World War II veteran, moved his … more

Chamber Chairman honors Ybarras for Operation C.A.R.E. service

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times has been featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners. Our sixth installment is about Ruben and Angela Ybarra who won the Chairman’s Award … more

Baptist churches join for Winter Bible Study

Staff Report The congregations of the Martha Road Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church are hosting a series of Bible studies Jan. 13-16. John Taylor from Frederick will be leading the … more

What to watch for during peak home fire months

According to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFTA, December, January and February are the peak months for heating-related fires. Heating is the second leading cause of fires in the … more

Pets of the Week

Libby is a sweet Young adult (F) mixed breed dog. She’s a happy gal with lots of smiles. They think she looks like a young adult (F) mixed breed. She has a sweet personality. Just think about … more

Crime report Dec. 19-27

Arrests Wednesday, Dec. 19 Leticia Benitez, 31, possession of paraphernalia. Leegia Fixico, 43, aggravated driving under the influence. Friday, Dec. 21 Timothy Looper, 63, distribution … more

Plan ahead for safe New Year’s celebration

As you prepare for your New Year’s celebrations, whether you’re planning to involve alcohol or not, it’s always a good idea to be cautious of the roads on New Year’s … more

Cameron hosts Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration

Staff Report Tickets are now on sale for Cameron University and Cameron Campus Ministry’s 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration banquet. This year’s keynote speaker is … more

Police arrest shooting suspect

Staff Reports Altus police have arrested a man who they believe is responsible for a recent shooting that sent one man to Jackson County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, … more

SWODA presents service awards

Staff Report The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Board of Trustees honored the service of nine board members and three SWODA employees at the monthly meeting held Tuesday, … more

Chamber honors Smith for volunteer time, talent

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times has been featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners. Our fifth installment is about Nub Smith who won the Excellence in Philanthropy Through … more

Fire burns old structure

A structure fire near the south entrance of Altus Air Force Base and just south of a propane storage facility had fire officials worried Thursday morning. But 30 mph north winds fanned the flames … more
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