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Altus Public Schools hosts first Employee Alumni Day

Forty-eight employee alumni of Altus Public Schools were hosted with a tour of campus sites on Saturday, March 26. Superintendent Roe Worbes gave the opening address at the almost completely … more

Workshop topic to focus on sexual assault

“Preventing Sexual Assault: It’s time to talk about what we don’t talk about,” is the title of the U-Night workshop, to be held Thursday, April 14. Meet and greet with … more

Grant expands to include extra 1.57 mil

A public hearing was held March 24 at the Altus City Council meeting, involving expansion of services under a 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). An additional 1,570,000 has been awarded to Altus to help those affected by Covid recover financially. more

Oklahoma Assault 2.0 (18U) team goes 8-0 in tournament

Oklahoma Assault 2.0 - 18u left the ballfields in Ardmore as Champions for the 5th time this season ON March 6. They went 8-0 for the tournament dominating some tuff competition, including the #1 … more

Homeschooled high school junior serves as Senate page

Homeschooled high school junior Audrey Gagna has completed a week of service as a page for Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. more

Law officers nab fleeing suspect after crash

An Amarillo, Tx. man suffered injuries from a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon after leading local law enforcement on a high speed chase. more

Local couple to be honored by arts foundation

Ken and Mary Ann Fergeson of Altus will receive the John and Joy Reed Belt Award from the Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation. The Fergesons are among others who will be honored Monday, March 28 … more

Brady-Lee named APS Support Employee of the Year

Altus Vice Mayor Roberta Brady-Lee, center, was named Support Employee of the Year for Altus Public Schools. more

Main Street Altus named Growth Grant winner

Main Street Altus has been named one of the recipients of the 2022 Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and OG&E’s Growth Grant. more

New director at RSVP announced

Lanal Dabbs was named the new director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in February. RSVP is one of the programs administered by the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group (SOCAG). more

Wigwam exhibit features Depression-era Native art

An exhibit of 32 paintings by Native American artist Stephen Mopope (1898-1974) is currently featured at the Wigwam, 121 W. Commerce Street. more

Court Clerk, deputies, box up files

The office of the Jackson County Court Clerk will move from the courthouse next week after the final docket on Friday. more

Giant letter projects will welcome visitors to ALTUS

The Altus Rotary Club is partnering with the city of Altus and creating a fund raising drive for a project which will have a highly visible presence on the edge of town. more

Member to return to vacant council seat

Patricia Blackman will return to her seat on the Altus City Council, following a majority decision by the council of March 1. more

City Code: nothing passed, nothing changed by council

A large number of people were present for a public hearing at the Altus City Council meeting on March 1.   Many of those present were interested in the latest stage of the crash pad … more

City Council passes on prohibiting no-knock warrants

An agenda item prohibiting no-knock warrants was not approved at the March 1 Altus City Council meeting. more
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