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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 deb2@cableone.net or (580) 471-2573.

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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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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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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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National Wild Turkey Federation regional banquet planned

The National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Best Western in Altus. Those attending the NWTF banquet will have the opportunity to buy exclusive merchandise to raise funds for the wild turkey conversation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled, while protecting the habitat.

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Blair FFA has taken home several awards

This past week the Blair FFA has taken home several awards from recent Career Development Event (CDE) contests.Saturday, April 5, at the Altus FFA Interscholastic, Blair had 1st place senior FFA team in livestock judging and high individual went to McKynzi Forster. Blair also won 1st place 4-H team in livestock judging and high individual was Casey Burnett.

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