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Winners announced for turtle races

The results are in for the 2021 Turtle Race sponsored by the Altus Rotary Club at the Jackson County Fair. The Altus Times does not have the names of the actual turtles who won, just the names of … more

Free dentistry offered at Operation C.A.R.E.

Free dentistry will be offered to the community, Oct. 5-8 at Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries, 221 W. Walnut Street. To be approved for an appointment, one must come to the Operation C.A.R.E. offices … more

New owners to restore glory of century-old building

Hudson Hall will be the next generation of the 14,000 square foot structure at 121 N. Hudson Street.   The building pre-datesOklahoma statehood. Construction began in 1897 and was finished … more

Altus High School Musician of the Month September 2021

Department heads of band, vocal and theatrical musicians will … more

9/11 Commemoration leads into 40 days of prayer

A special 9/11 commemoration will be held in Altus on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Jackson County Courthouse. The hour before the gathering, there will be prayer sessions held at 27 locations in … more

Let’s Paint Oklahoma in Altus

Altus will be beautified further this year by continuing with Paint Oklahoma. The project is granted through the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful organization. Applicants measure square footage of the … more

Football team enjoys a cool blast from the fire hose

The Altus Fire Department surprised the high school football team with a treat at the end of a long practice in 100 degree heat. Fireman Chance Green, in the bucket on the ladder, turned the water on … more

Altus Times returns to Facebook

The Altus Facebook page was online again Aug. 27. The response from the public has been enthusiastic. The Altus Times wishes to thank loyal readers and newcomers alike for their participation … more

Altus Fire, Police and EMS to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

Do you remember where you were on Tuesday September 11, 2001? Many Americans do, because they were directly affected by the loss of a loved one. Some as passengers in the airplanes, some as … more

Jackson County Fair and Jackpot Livestock Show begins next week

The Jackson County Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 9, so get your projects ready to enter.For questions email To see complete rules and information go to … more

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
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