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Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle campaign

The Salvation Army of Altus is operating the Red Kettle holiday collection service at Hobby Lobby. Pictured, Altus Salvation Army Advisory Board Treasurer Elizabeth Marcha, Chairman Gary Busch; … more

AHS Cheer takes 4th place

Altus High School returned to Game Day State on Saturday, Nov. 13 and placed 4th in Class 5A. Altus scored a 260.2 for the #4 slot. Leading in Game Day were 1st, Bishop McGuiness, 278.2; 2nd, … more

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign in Altus

The Salvation Army of Altus is operating the Red Kettle holiday collection service at Hobby Lobby. Pictured, Altus Salvation Army Advisory Board Treasurer Elizabeth Marcha, Chairman Gary Busch; … more

Christmas Parade entry deadline Dec. 6

The 41st annual Altus Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 11. Those interested in creating entries for the parade should be working on their projects now. “Plan your floats and … more

Farm City Week brings together Airmen, civilian community

Farm City Week returned to Altus and the surrounding area last week. The annual event joins the US Air Force and the Altus Chamber of Commerce in a venture designed to introduce and include … more

Salvation Army produces Angel Tree project

The Angel Tree project of the Salvation Army of Altus kicked off at Burke's Outlet this week. For parents/guardians who have children up to age 12 to sign up for this year’s Angel Tree, … more

Annual Community Thanksgiving Service set for Nov. 21, FBC

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance will host the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday evening, November 21.  The Thanksgiving worship service will begin at 6 p.m. at the … more

Madden named Honorary Captain at AHS Military Appreciation Night

Larry Madden was named Honorary Captain at Military Appreciation Night on Friday, Nov. 5, the last home football game of the Altus High School Bulldogs. Madden was born and raised in Altus. He … more

Oldest known Medal of Honor recipient’s grave lies at Eldorado

The tombstone of 1st Sergeant Criswell was stolen in September from the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Eldorado. The theft has not been solved and the tombstone has not been found. Anyone with … more

U-Night workshop focuses on tradition

“Embracing Tradition: Winter Holiday Traditions and Displays from Around the World” is the title of the next U-Night workshop. The U-Night event will be Thursday, Nov. 18 at the … more

Project Noel Altus 2021 is underway

Project Noel begins just after Thanksgiving, with registration closing Dec. 3. Staff at the First United Methodist Church will be screening families and issuing vouchers for Project … more

FREE READ: Truckload of pet food arrives in time for the holidays

A truckload of pallets full of pet food and supplies was delivered at Hangar 36 of the Altus / Quartz Mountain Regional Airport on Monday, Nov. 1. The free pet food will be distributed during the … more

Candy donations collected, donated to Spookytown

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu threw its Halloween party on Oct. 28, with kids and adults amassing a sizable candy donation for Spookytown, an annual event. Accepting the donation for the City of Altus was … more

Rural store center of small town

Olustee is one of the small quiet Oklahoma towns that time seems to have forgotten. Grandmas and Grandpas can be found sitting on front porches, the school bell echoes through the town, and settled … more

Altus to host first hot air balloon festival

Hot air balloons will arrive in Altus on Friday, Nov. 12 for the City’s first balloon festival. Organizers are excited about the opportunities for fun at Hangar 36 at Altus/Quartz Mountain … more

Open house kicks off Candy Cane Cash

The Holiday Open House hosted by Main Street Altus begins Sunday, Nov. 7, kicking off the annual Christmas favorite, the Candy Cane Cash Giveaway. Major changes have been made to this year’s … more

The man behind the flames

Every morning Joe Buchanan whistles a tune when walking into the Altus fire station. For Buchanan, the skills and characteristics he shows from day to day speak volumes of what a firefighter should … more

Winter musical premiere delayed two weeks

The Altus High School Choir’s annual winter musical has been postponed, due to delayed construction at the venue, the Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. “Newsies” will be hosted at the … more

Navajo HS Choir performs locally

Navajo High School singers, under the direction of Justin O’Neil, performed at the SWOK All Region concert on Oct. 4 at First Baptist Church of Lawton. Navajo’s delegation to All … more
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