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Rodeo fans turn out in droves for annual favorite

The horses were fresh, the cowboys ready to win money and the crowd eager for the 2021 Great Plains Stampede Rodeo, which opened Thursday, Aug. 26.The Altus community was eager for the annual … more

U-Night workshop focuses on addiction

“Addiction: It’s More Prevalent than You Think! (esp. in Altus)” is the title of the next U-Night workshop. The keynote speaker will be Staci Kirby of Amethyst House. The … more

City manager outlines ongoing, future projects

City Manager Gary Jones gave the Altus City Council an update on a multitude of ongoing and future projects in which the city is engaged. “I read the charter and I understand you are all our … more

Applications being taken for BIG grant program

The Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors approved the continuation of the Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program. The program is designed to help local … more

County 4-H’ers recognized for achievement at 4-H Roundup

A pair of Jackson County 4-H’ers made a big showing at the Centennial State 4-H Roundup that took place recently on the Oklahoma State University campus. Kayden Duncan and Tori Booker … more

Jackson County 4-H youth on Oklahoma team placing 6th in national shooting sports

Three Jackson County 4-H’ers were among a total of 28 Oklahomans from 17 counties competing at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, NE. Making the cut for the … more

Grief Share Provides Help and Encouragement for People Who Are Grieving

Of all the difficult things life throws at people, the death of a loved one is one of the hardest. Whether it’s a spouse, child, sibling, parent, or friend, learning to carry on without … more

15 under par for winning golfers of annual fund raiser!

Golfers teed up at Altus Greens on Aug. 14 for the popular annual fund raiser, the Jim Holland Memorial Golf Tournament. Approximately $20,000 in additional funds was generated by the tournament, … more

NBC Oklahoma celebrates 90th anniversary

NBC Oklahoma is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month, in August 2021. In 1931, W.B. Gover started the National Bank of Commerce in Altus, OK, in the middle of the Great … more

Audio technology offered by Oklahoma School for the Deaf

Telephone and assistive equipment is available for eligible Oklahomans who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and those with speech communication needs through the Oklahoma School for the … more

Many ways to connect with loved ones in long-term care

We have entered a new year and we are still faced with many of the hard parts of the previous year. For many residents in Long Term Care the first weeks of March were the last time they received a … more

CRP sign-up period ends Feb. 12

Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program through Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered … more

Love languages topic of workshop

“Love Languages, a Workshop for Men and Women,” is the title of the U-Night workshop on Thursday, Feb. 11. The workshop will be held in the Seminar Room of Southwest Technology Center … more

Altus Public Schools releases first semester honor rolls

Altus Public Schools has released Principal’s and Superintendent’s Honor Rolls for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. To be placed on the Principal’s Honor Roll, a … more

FSA announces committee election results

Jackson County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Kellie Muller of Martha was elected to represent her local administrative area (LAA) #1 during the recent … more

Mental health clinic for vets opens in Lawton

LAWTON, OKLAHOMA – In an effort to help reduce veteran suicide and increase care for military families, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) announced today that the Steven A. Cohen Military Family … more

WOSC Rotaract Club donates toys

The Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) Pioneer Rotaract student organization wanted to do its part to help spread the holiday cheer this holiday season. Members chose to organize a toy drive to … more
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