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Harvest for the Hungry begins this week

Volunteers will be placing sacks at each home in Altus as early as tomorrow for the 32nd Annual Harvest for the Hungry.Local volunteer Mollie Reid started the program 32 years ago because she saw a … more

Energy company donates to Altus police

CenterPoint Energy donated more than 40 mobile data laptop terminals to the Altus Police Department. The company is in the process of replacing laptop terminals used for field technician trucks; the … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Newsletter for Veterans and active militaryVA may have denied PTSD claims related to military sexual trauma:A review of disability claims in 2017 for military sexual trauma determined that nearly 50 … more

Pets of the Week: Pepper and Feeter

These two youngsters are hoping to find the right home they can call their own. They have had a rough life so far, but let’s hope that they can have a great turn around. They can be both a … more

General Election to decide key local, state races

Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide Oklahoma’s new governor, a new State Senator for District. 38, a new district attorney for State District 3, a new District 3, office 1 judge … more

Police arrest suspects in home larceny

Staff ReportAltus police have arrested several people, a juvenile and adults, in connection with a grand larceny from a home in the 1200 block of Canterbury.The victim reported the theft to police at … more

Jaxon Lane Farley turned 4 years old on Oct. 3, 2018. His parents are Chelsea and Nate Knutson of South Carolina. Grandparents are Clem and Janie Farley of Altus.~NEWLINE~.neFileBlock {~NEWLINE~ … more

Animal groups decrease pet overpopulation in Jackson County

Monday, the Altus Animal Welfare Association (AAWA) sent 37 pets to OK Humane Place in Oklahoma City to be spayed and neutered through the Altus Area Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (AASNIP). While the … more

Upcoming events

The Altus Church of God is hosting a Christmas Bazaar today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 900 S. Park Lane. Baked goods, crafts, and Christmas decorations and gifts will be on sale. For more information … more

Police Log Oct. 25-31

IncidentsFriday, Oct. 268:08 a.m., Burglary, 1005 E. Katy Drive4:35 p.m., Fire, Eldorado10:04 p.m., Fire, 812 E. Sycamore St.Saturday, Oct. 2712:27 p.m., Loud unusual noise, 1008 S. Fowler St.7:07 … more

Congregations to serve local schools

When teachers in Jackson County and across the state went on strike earlier this year, the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance became more aware of financial challenges schools faced beyond teacher … more

Holiday Open House kicks off Candy Cane Cash promotion

Many downtown stores will be open Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in a special Holiday Open House where they will not only be hosting specials but also offering the first Candy Cane Cash, a Main Street Altus … more

Get election results at

The Altus Times will be updating local races on Tuesday night as soon as it can get results on our website, The information will include local updates on key contested races … more

Apprenticeship program helps job-seekers earn and learn

A first of its kind registered apprenticeship program that will help job-seekers earn full-time wages while they receive certifications in childhood development has been unveiled in southwest … more

Pink ribbon, pink gloves

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says breast cancer awareness? Some might say, the iconic pink ribbon. Others might think back to the pink gloves National Football League … more

Editor’s Note

All letters to the editor or other opinion pieces submitted about candidates or issues in the Nov. 6 election must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Altus Times … more

New commander takes charge of 730th AMTS

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Douglas Jeffrey assumed command of the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron at Altus AFB, Oct 19, 2018.While the 730th AMTS is located on Altus AFB and operates under the … more

Honoring tradition, welcoming the newest Blue Knights

The 97th Air Mobility Wing held an Honor Guard graduation ceremony on Oct. 22, 2018, to welcome the newest members of the Blue Knights. Honor Guard’s primary mission is to professionally … more

Veteran gets home makeover by volunteers

An Army veteran and retired pipe fitter for Lockheed in Seattle, Washington was the big beneficiary of last Saturday’s Big Day of Serving, sponsored by the Jackson County Ministerial … more

Former councilmen circulate petition to revoke charter

In September 2013, Altus adopted the current City Charter changing the aldermanic form of government to a council-manager form of government. Now, two former council members, Rick Steen and Jerry Don … more
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