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2014 City of Altus Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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2014 City of Altus Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Sheriff to meet with legislators at State Capitol

The Jackson County Sheriff is meeting with State legislators at the Capitol, with other Sheriffs state-wide, regarding House Bill 2804. The bill will greatly reduce the occupancy of county jails used to house state inmates awaiting transfer to a Department of Corrections facility. According to Jackson County Sheriff, Roger LeVick, such a reform will negatively impact county finances as well as residents safety and tax dollars.LeVick will meet with Senator Mike Schulz and House Repr...

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Man arrested on Burglary to Auto charges

Altus Police arrested a man early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary to an automobile.After a citizen called and stated they saw a subject walking in the area of Flamingo and Mockingbird carrying a small case, officers made contact with a man walking in the area. The man, Paul Lawrence Campbell Jr., 45, was carrying a case which c...

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Three weekend accidents send several to hospital

A personal injury accident happened on US283, 3/10 of a mile north of CR 169 in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,Joshua Lee Kelly, 21, of Olustee, was driving a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup north bound on US 283 when he was distracted by an object inside the vehicle. Wade Lavoy, 51, of Altus, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup when he made a right turn from a private drive into the north bound lane of US 283 and struck ...

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Oden wins Mangum Rattlesnake Run

The Mangum Education Foundation 5K Rattlesnake Run had a great participation Saturday, April 19. The winner was Ryan Oden from Altus, shown here with the President of the Foundation, Todd McRay of Mangum. A ‘sea’ of green shirts started at 9 a.m., and the run was completed in about 45 minutes which included young and ‘older’ runners, walkers and parents pushing baby buggies. Congratulations to the FIRST 5K Rattlesnake Benefit spearheaded by Tabitha Mills, a Mangum atto...

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Commissioners approve emergency operations plan

The Jackson County Commissioners approved the updated Altus and Jackson County Emergency Operation Plan on Monday, April 22, during their regular meeting. The plan was updated to include current names of City and County Officials as delegating authorities and a following chain of succession in the event of a major emergency.Also during the meeting, Commissioners approved minutes from the previous meeting and purchase orders for District 2 and District 3, both for Dolese Bros. Co. f...

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Weather folklore predicts wet Sundays

We had some rain, Easter Sunday at Quartz Mountain. There were some sprinkles of rain in the morning and rain showers in the evening. Most of the sources indicate between 0.2 and 0....

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Girls team finishes 1st in tennis invitational

The Elk City Tennis Invitational 2014 was held with Altus Girls finishing 1st as a team.Individual honors were: #1 singls - Shalee Maahs (4th place); #2 singles - Taylor Busby (champion); #1 doubles - Carsen King and Taylor Landes (champions); and #2 doubles - Chealsey Kille and Morgan Worrington (champions).Boys finished 3rd as a team.Individual honors were: #1 singles - DeOndre Chandler (4th place); #2 singles - Kade Redden (2nd place); #1 doubles - Spencer ...

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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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