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W.J. Stuard plugs in the lights at Hightower Park to test the lights in the tunnel of lights for Christmas In the Park. In 2000, Western Oklahoma State College Jazz Band performed “Angels We … more

Couple arrested in connection to burglary

An Altus couple is facing multiple felony charges after they were arrested Monday afternoon in connection with stealing merchandise from Walmart and committing a residential burglary, says Police … more

Excellence in
Innovation Award surprises store owner

(Editor’s note: The Altus Times will be featuring each of the Altus Chamber of Commerce Award winners during the next few weeks. Our second installment is about Michelle Coe who won the … more

Resource center adds sonogram

The Altus Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at Life Services at Pathways, 1712 N. Main St. for the opening of their new ultrasound room. At the left, Life Services Director … more

Save-A-Lot closes doors in less than a year

Staff Report Less than a year after Save-A-Lot Grocery opened in February 2018, the store on the northeast corner of the Plaza Shopping Center appears to be closed for good. After the … more

Accounting firm gives school district clean audit

The Altus Public Schools received a clean audit from Britton, Kuykendall & Miller, CPAs on Monday during the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled meeting. The district ended the year … more

Council approves initiative petition ballot question

In contrast to its last few meetings, the Altus City Council special meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, was short. Though the council chamber at the Altus Municipal Complex was full of people, there were … more

School board president resigns

After serving nearly 15 years on the Altus Public Schools Board of Education, Board President John Thomas announced his resignation from the board at the end of Monday’s meeting. Thomas said … more

Santa calls 120 families in Altus

Santa Claus paid an early visit to Altus on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to ask local children what they wanted for Christmas. The Rotary Club of Altus schedules the last minute visit with Santa each year so … more

Upcoming events

The Altus Lions Club’s Breakfast With Santa is today from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Altus Senior Activity Center, 221 N. Park Lane. This event is free and open to the public. The Candy Cane Cash … more

Upcoming events

There will be a no-charge Mahan Family Community Christmas Dinner at the First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Main St., Altus, on Sunday, Dec. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal … more

Upcoming events

A Shelter Transport and Rescue Resources (STARR) Volunteer Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. at Friendship Inn, 1800 N. Main St. For more information, call (580) 706-1863. A New … more

Upcoming events

Free Adult Basic Education classes are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road. For more information, call (580- … more

Upcoming events

The Wigwam Theater is showing 24 Works on Paper Exhibition through Friday, Jan. 11 at 123 Commerce St. Tours are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Judge allows class-action lawsuit over discharges:Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

New review finds ‘Sufficient’ evidence linking hypertension to Agent Orange exposure:Researchers with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found for the first time … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Gulf War Syndrome - new device improves balance:Gulf War veterans with unexplained illnesses that cause fatigue, headaches, respiratory disorders and memory problems can improve their balance with a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA mobilizes federal agencies to offer free legal services to help Veterans:On Nov. 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) together with representatives from the departments of Labor, … more

County votes to enter lawsuit against Dept. of Corrections

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Monday at the Jackson County Courthouse to discuss repairs to the Jackson County Expo Center and Jackson County Jail and participation … more

Volunteers take a pie to support nutrition program

Tuesday, pies were flying at the Altus Senior Activity Center as local city and county employees got a face full of whipped cream to support the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group’s … more
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