A new photography workshop sponsored by Shortgrass Arts Institute and the Southern Prairie Library System, “Introduction to Portrait Photography and Composition” with photographer Ray Miller is scheduled at the Altus Public Library. The workshop will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 9, 10 and 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening. The cost ...
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation conducted at fish population survey at the Altus City Reservoir this week and concluded that after the recent bloom of Golden Algae, all fish were killed.Regional Fisheries Manager, Larry Cofer stated, “We didn’t find any fish, so were fairly confident this fish population was a kill of most or total with that last round of Golden Algae.”
The Great Plains Literacy Council hosted the annual Literacy Appreciation Luncheon and program at the Altus Public Library on Nov. 4. The theme “Walk the Talk for Literacy” was used since literacy is a journey of learning and sharing. Autumn leaves and various shoes, provided by the South Main Dollar General, were used as table décor to support the theme. The purpose of the event was to thank adult learners, tutors, volunteers, and contributors for their roles in the literacy...
Qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate in county school board elections, had until 5 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 4 to file. Elections will be held Feb. 11, 2014.According to the Jackson County Election Board, there were eight incumbents and three other candidates filing for various positions in Altus, Blair, Duke, Eldorado, Navajo, Olustee and at Southwest Technology Center.There will be two races, one for Altus School District I-18, office #4 between incumb...
Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated air ambulance company in the United States, has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). The prestigious accreditation represents the highest standard for medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, Air Evac Lifeteam voluntarily undertook the largest scale inspection and accreditation process in CAMTS’ history and is the largest medical transport progr...
Have you made your plans for next weekend yet? Are you going to be attending the 2013 Cowboy Christmas Ball at Quartz Mountain? Wendell Sollis and the Sidekicks All Star Band will be providing an evening of dance music. They will be playing Bob Wills Western Swing, Classic Country, Big Band and Cajun music. The Cowboy Ball starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. Seating is limited, so if you do not yet have your tickets and want to atte...
Health care professionals from throughout the state attended the Oklahoma Hospital Association’s (OHA’s) 93rd Annual Convention & Trade Show, held Nov. 20-22, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. In addition to the educational sessions and annual trade show, other convention highlights included the presentation of se...
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