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...
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...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (580) 471-2573.
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...
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....
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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