The month of March brings a lot of change to Quartz Mountain Nature Park. Winter visitors such as Bald Eagles, White Pelicans, White-Crowned and White-Throated Sparrows depart for their summer ranges to our north. Spring-Summer visitors like Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Turkey Vultures and last but not least, Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers will be returning from their tropical winter homes.
The Altus Public Library and the Shortgrass Institute is sponsoring a painting workshop for teens over spring break, March 17, 18, 20 and 21. The workshop will be held in the evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. The workshop is free and all materials are provided. Each year to help kick off the library’s Summer Program, the library hosts this workshop for teens to get t...
Everyone needs a colonoscopy at age 50 (or earlier for certain high risk individuals) for colorectal cancer prevention. But, what if they simply refuse or they can’t afford it due to insurance issues? The American College of Gastroenterology guidelines of 2009 recommended the annual use of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) as the prefe...
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE - The 97th Air Mobility Wing will is scheduled to conduct a severe weather exercise tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 8 a.m. The city of Altus and base residents will hear a short test of the Installation Warning Notification System sirens at the start of the exercise.Residents on and near the installation may also hear broadcasted severe weather alerts and alert radio messages. All training messages will begin and end with “Exercise, Exercise, E...
The Altus Public School District Board of Education was reorganized to include newly elected members, also several students and athletes were recognized for high achievements, during their monthly meeting on Monday in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
The Navy Band Sea Chanters will perform this Thursday, March 13, at the Herschal H. Crow Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. The concert venue doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders are asked to be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. because any unclaimed seats will be released to the general public at 6:50 p.m.
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