State Climatologist to hold Drought Talk Tuesday

Gary McManus, State Climatologist for the Oklahoma Climate Survey, is set to be at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W Tamarack, on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. to discuss the drought impacting the area.The meeting is free.“This is an important meeting to learn about our current situation,” said Lloyd Colston, City of Altus Emergency Management director.While the situation is of some concern, he urged residents to be informed about the drought....

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Special School Board meeting set for Tuesday

A special called meeting of the Altus School Board will be held Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at the school administrative center. The sole agenda item is over the ‘That Altus Band’ performing at the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade in November 2016.At the Monday, April 21 regular meeting of the Altus School Board, a motion was made by Board member Stephen Barnett to table the item regarding approval for That Altus Band to perform in the 75th Anniversary of Pearl H...

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Navajo School to hold 50 Year Anniversary Celebration

Navajo School is holding their 50 Year Anniversary Celebration on April 25-26, at Navajo School.The event will begin with the Girls Alumni basketball game at 7 p.m., and the Boys Alumni basketball game at 8 p.m. that Friday.On Saturday, the Co-Ed softball game will be held at 10 a.m. Festivities and celebrations will continue from 2 to 8 p.m. with food and drinks.At 5 p.m. there will be a meal fundraiser for the sophomore class, and at 6 p.m., there will be an...

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Local students place in Land Judging contest

The 7th annual Kiowa County Land Judging Contest was held April 15 on the land belonging to John Hebensperger of Hobart, southeast of Hobart.Two teams from the Altus area participated in the 4-H Division. Individual winners were: 1st place, Levi Muller, Altus 4-H from Navajo; 2nd place, Manuel Martinez, Altus 4-H exchange student from Spain; 3rd place, Winson Ma, Altus 4-H exchange student from China; 4th place, Luke Muller, Altus 4-H from Navajo; and 5th place, Ethan Moreau, Altus...

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Car Show and Cruise set for May 2&3

Main Street Altus’ 16th annual Rock ‘N Rumble Car Show and Cruise is set for Friday and Saturday, May 2 & 3.This “Crusin With Main Street” event has been voted not only “Best in the Southwest” but “Premier Special Event in Oklahoma.”Friday events start off with a Battle of the Bands contest at 6 p.m. Of course classic and other “cool car” owners will be out crusin’ the drag that night.On Saturda...

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Miss Altus Teen provided car for Contestant Day

  Miss Altus Teen 2014, Lexie Herron, rode to Tulsa in style for Contestant Day with a vehicle provided by Putnam Toyota. Pictured is Herron and Putnam Toyota representative John Timmons. Miss Altus Teen Pageant will have their first orientation meeting on Thursday, April 24 at First State Bank at 7 p.m. for the upcoming pageant on Aug. 2. Age requirements are 13-17 and not a senior in High School, and counties of Jackson, Harmon, Kiowa, Tillman or Greer. For m...

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Easter events start today in Altus

Easter is this Sunday, April 20. Most churches will hold special services that day, with some presenting special choir and other specials. There are also egg hunts being held by City of Altus, as well as other groups, both tomorrow and Saturday.The Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1500 Falcon Road, is holding Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper today with Mass at 7:30 p.m. On Good Friday tomorrow, they will hold Stations of the Cross at noon, and a Good Friday of the Passion o...

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Shannon to speak at meet and greet

U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon will be in Altus for a “meet and greet” on Monday, April 21, 4-6 p.m. The event will be held at the Best Western, 2804 N. Main, to allow voting residents to meet Shannon who is vying for the open Senate seat previously held by Senator Tom Coburn.Republican opponents running for that seat are James Lankford, Randy Brockton, and Andy Craig.For more information contact Deb Davis at or (580) 471-2573.

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Library ready for book sale event

The annual Book Lovers’ Sale at the Altus Public Library will be held this Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19. uDoors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. each day for this yearly used book sale. Get there early for the best selections. The library staff wants to make this the biggest and best sale ever and you, our patrons, can help just by stopping in and buying a book or two. We have books for every interest and age ...

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Council moves forward on Holloway Wells

The Altus City Council approved the scope of engineering services needed for the Holloway Well Field and authorized the expenditure of funds, not to exceed $556,000, during their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 15.Gary Brickley, P.E. of Fox, Drechsler & Brickley presented the necessary work, cost $675,000, to be performed including a new booster pump station, construction of two new wells, rehabilitation of piping, and electrical work to maximize the water yield from that locatio...

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He’s Alive

Years ago when our son, Dave, Jr., was about 7 or 8 years old, he awoke early one Easter morning before anyone but I was awake, and he immediately began singing the chorus of the Don Francisco song, “He’s Alive.” “He’s alive yes He’s alive/Yes He’s alive and I’m forgiven,” Dave sang as he hopped out of bed.

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Home School Bands perform for Salvation Army Soup Kitchen

The Texoma Home School Band gave a musical performance at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen on Thursday, April 10, to entertain those who stopped by for lunch.The Texoma Home School Band is an organization based out of Lawton that teaches home-schooled kids the study of music and their musical instrument. Musical instructors Joel and Susan Haas travel to Altus once per week to work with their students. They also train two groups in Lawton and one in Wichita Falls, Texas.&#...

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City Easter Egg Hunt Planned

The City of Altus, Mc Donald’s, and KWHW/KQ106 radio are gearing up for the City of Altus Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will be on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Altus City Park. Toddlers through age 12 can hunt for candy, prize filled eggs, stuffed bunnies and grand prize baskets. An added attraction is the chance to take a photo with the Easter...

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Mission on Wheels continues free prom dress giveaway

Free prom dresses, tuxedos, shoes, and apparel are now available for a limited time at Mission On Wheels, located at 213 W. Walnut in Altus. Prom dresses will be given away the next two Fridays: April 18, and April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is third year the non-profit organization has been helping students attend prom in style at no cost.This year they have over 250 dresses to choose from, of which 97 were donated by the clothing store Broadway Fashionista, located at 121 E. Broad...

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$1.6 M construction contract approved for Altus Schools

The Board of Education of the Altus Public School District approved to enter into a $1,665,600 construction contract with Pope Contracting of Oklahoma City, during their regular meeting on Monday, April 14. The Board discussed the joint payment of the project stating about $500,000 should be available in remaining MAPS Funds for renovations at the High School campus and the rest of the funding would come from the District’s building funds.

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Commissioners approve juvenile detention agreement

Jackson County Commissioners approved a Detention Services Agreement with the Sac and Fox Nation Juvenile Detention Center on Monday, April 14, during their regular meeting along with other items on the agenda.The agreement states that Jackson County will reimburse the detention center for provisions of juvenile retention services at a rate of $21.11 per day per child, an amount that represents 15 percent of the Office of Juvenile Affairs approved operational cost of detaining a ch...

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