A meeting was held Wednesday Jan. 31 in the Altus Chamber of Commerce to further the plan for a community-wide city cleanup, to be held on Feb. 23. This will be the first of four phases to collect and remove debris and junk in various parts of Altus, starting with volunteers picking up trash on the major roads of Main, Broadway, Falcon, Tamarack, and Veterans Drive.“This is a cooperative effort between the Altus Chamber of Commerce, City of Altus, Main Street Altus, Altus AFB, Altus Rotary, Altus Lions, Altus Kiwanis Club, Jackson County Health Action Team – Nutrition and Fitness Task Force, Western Oklahoma State College, Southwest Technology Center , Altus Realtors, OSU Extension Center – 4H Clubs, Boy Scouts, area churches, McDonald’s and hopefully many other businesses. The Altus Times, KEYB and KWHW radio stations are also helping and many individuals. Anyone interested in joining this effort is asked to call the Altus Chamber of Commerce at 580-482-0210 to sign up.” -Chamber of Commerce President Holley Urbanski.
“There are already people with the right attitude who are out in their neighborhood keeping areas clean,” said Urbanski. A final meeting will be held before the first cleanup event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m.