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Sexual Assault Response & Resource Teams to hold training in Altus

Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (2007). Researchers have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18. In Oklahoma, a rape occurs every five hours, fifty minutes and twenty-four seconds (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. Approximately 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. This can include a friend or acquaintance, someone in a close relationship with ...

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Weaver, Greenlee in Los Angeles working on new TV program

Production started this week in Los Angeles for The Dr. Bill Show. Produced by Illuminate Media and Emmy Award winning Executive Producer, Altus’ own Mike Weaver of Dream Weaver Entertainment. The show promises a fresh approach to the typical syndicated daytime talk show.Dr. Bill Dorfman (aka “America’s Dentist”) will host and exec produce, with Weaver at the helm. Also exec producing will be Steven Richards and Jim Hardy of Illuminate Media. Emmy Award winn...

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Western announces Strategic Planning Endeavor

Western Oklahoma State College is embarking on an exciting and challenging journey with the beginning of a new strategic planning process that will culminate with a comprehensive strategic plan by January 31, 2015.

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The Hampstead Stage Company – The Legend of King Arthur

The Southern Prairie Library System is proud to introduce The Hampstead Stage Company to the residents of Jackson and Harmon County. The performance will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Altus Public Library. This will be the final performance in the Library’s summer program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

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Neon sign said cause of fire

The Altus Fire Department responded to a call Friday afternoon of smoke and possible fire at Fred’s Restaurant on N. Main in Altus. Employees and patrons were removed from the building as crews quickly contained the fire. According to firefighters, a neon sign caught a section of the soffit ablaze. The fire was quickly contained with minimal damage, and the fire did not get inside the restaurant. The restaurant later re-opened for business.

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Regional Canola Conference set for July 30 at WOSC

Agriculture producers mark your calendars for this year’s Regional Canola Conference set for July 30 at Western Oklahoma State College, Multipurpose Room. The Conference will start at 8 a.m. and conclude by 2 p.m.Various State Extension Specialists along with industry personnel will be in attendance to both give presentations and lead discussions. Topics will include cultivar performance, insect and disease management, production management, weather outlook, U.S. and World ca...

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Water shortage solutions to be studied in ‘hot spot’ water basin near Altus

OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials and planning specialists from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) have announced an in-depth study focused on reviewing specific solutions to preventing future water supply crises and shortages in a water basin near Altus. ...

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