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Government shutdown doesn’t affect AAFB

Staff Report In case you wondered, Altus Air Force Base Airmen and civilian employees will not be affected by the partial government shutdown. However, funding for the departments of … more

Early deadline for Jan. 2 edition

The Altus Times had early deadlines for the Jan. 2, 2019 edition because of the New Year’s Day holiday. The advertising, legal notice and classified deadlines for the Jan. 2 issue were on … more

Hastings makes All State band for 2nd time

Staff Report Altus High School student Ethan Hastings was named to the Oklahoma All State Honor Band for the second year in a row last week. The Oklahoma Music Educators Association annouced … more

Students make SWOSU honor rolls

Honor rolls at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre have been announced for the 2018 fall semester. An undergraduate student earning all A’s in 12 or more hours … more

Christmas crafts at Altus Public Library

Thursday, Altus Public Library hosted a free Do It Yourself ornaments event for children. Children were encouraged to be creative when making their ornaments and use paper, pipe cleaners, foam … more

Aldonians attend ‘Mary Poppins’ production

The Aldonian Club had two successful meetings in the last two months. In November, the club met at the home of Candace Braddock on Nov. 2. Allison Templer presented a program on Nature. She showed … more

Ring in 2019 with fireworks, live music

If you’re looking for a party to help ring in the new year, you don’t have to host one yourself. The 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. … more

Pets of the Week

Meet Aspen and little Fable. They are two very unique souls who need homes. They are both sweet and have the potential for becoming a wonderful family member. It’s still time for them to find … more

Relay for Life event promotes reaching resolutions and cancer prevention

As you think about writing that list of New Year’s resolutions, add “attend Freezin’ for a Reason” to get a leg-up on those goals for 2019. On Jan. 19, 2019, Relay for Life … more

Police investigate overnight shooting

According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, Altus police are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one man to Jackson County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound early Friday morning. … more

5 local students selected for advisory board

Staff Report Five area students have been selected to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s 2019 Student Advisory Council. Selected for the council are Isabella Dabry, Altus … more

Residents highlighted in Times Square video

If you’re watching the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City Monday night, you might just recognize some locals. Jennifer Allen, an Altus cosmetic distributor, created a … more

Robots zap infectious diseases at JCMH

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times has been featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners. Our fourth installment is about the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary which won … more

Ways to prevent infections

Staff Report Jackson County Memorial Hospital Infection Prevention Director Mary Jencks, who holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree and is a registered nurse, says everyone … more

Veterans and active
military Newsletter

Merry Christmas: I hope you had a peaceful and joyous Christmas. I ask that you remember our troops that could not be with their families this season and, more just as important, that you remember … more

Early deadline for Jan. 2 edition

The Altus Times will have early deadlines for the Jan. 2, 2019 edition because of the New Year’s holiday. The advertising deadline for the Jan.2 issue will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27. … more

Wilmes Superstore wins Grand Prize in Christmas parade

Staff Report Wilmes Superstore won the grand prize in the Altus Chamber of Commerce’s 36th Annual Christmas Parade. The Ford dealership won $200 for first place in the Commercial Floats … more

School board approves $6 million bond questions

The Altus Public Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to set a bond election for March 5, 2019, and put two propositions for separate bond issues on the ballot. The special meeting was … more

Sales tax revenue increases for county, decreases for city

As the end of the year approaches, the sales tax revenue so far this fiscal year shows a year-to-date increase in county sales tax allocated to Jackson County and a year-to-date decrease for the City … more

Crime report Dec. 12-17

Arrests Wednesday, Dec. 12 Chad Daniel, 37, possession of marijuana and no driver’s license. Karrington Perryman, 22, uttering forged instruments. Thursday, Dec. 13 Michael … more
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