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FFA members in SW area add to skill set

ALTUS, OK — The first Altus Region Champion Herdsman Series was held Monday, Jan. 17 at the Jackson County Expo, with Kash Allen serving as judge. more

Dollar General Store robbed, suspect at large

ALTUS, OK — Altus police are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store, 300 South Main, that was reported at around 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. more

Portion of Highway 36 to be renamed in honor of Hamm

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Rep. Trey Caldwell, (R-Lawton), along with Sens. Brent Howard, (R-Altus) and Chris Kidd, (R-Waurika), have announced plans to file legislation in the upcoming session that would rename a portion of Highway 36 after Edgar L. Hamm. more

VFW Post 4876 announces award winners

ALTUS, OK — Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4876 announces the winners of its distinguished public service awards as well as its youth essay contests. more

AHS athletes receive their letter jackets

ALTUS, OK — Altus High School athletes lettering in spring sports received their jackets in a ceremony during the home basketball game on Jan. 11. more

Altus Lions accept grant from SWRE

ALTUS, OK — The Altus Lions Club was recently presented a grant in the amount of $3500 to assist with the purchase of a “spot vision camera.” more

Navajo ladies defeat Hobart, Indians fall to Bearcats

NAVAJO — Navajo teams split victories against the Hobart Bearcats at Navajo on Friday, Jan. 14. more

Altus swim teams rank 2nd out of 20 at event

Kylie Allemeier and Canyon Bain, both seniors at Altus High School, each took home a 1st place trophy after the PCO Invitational Swim Meet on Jan. 11. Allemeier won the 500 freestyle with a time … more

AHS wrestlers remain undefeated

ALTUS, OK — The Altus wrestling squads have been hitting the mats for four months, building the squad and achieving high standards of competition. more

AECC welcomes new playground

ALTUS, OK — Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Altus Early Childhood Center (AECC) have been waiting for two years for a new playground at their school campus. more

McLeod announced as Altus Teacher of the Year

ALTUS, OK — Jennie McLeod, senior English teacher at Altus High School, was presented with the 2022 Teacher of the Year award at the Altus Board of Education meeting on Monday, Jan. 10. more

Local teen roper places in Junior World Finals at Las Vegas

NAVAJO, OK — Brookelynne Whitfield, a junior at Navajo High School, traveled to Las Vegas in December, to compete in Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson’s Vegas Tuffest roping and at the Junior World Finals (JWF). more

Miss Altus competition returns

ALTUS, OK — The Miss Altus and Miss Altus Teen competitions return next month, with new royalty to be crowned for 2022. more

Free assistance for filing IRS tax returns is available in area locations.

Free assistance for filing IRS tax returns is available in area locations.  The program offering help is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), part of the Retired and Senior Volunteer … more

Murder cases continue through justice system

ALTUS, OK — Three capital murder cases are navigating the justice system in Jackson County District Court. more

Altus swimmers among top ranked schools

Altus swim teams dominated and individually ranked as high as 1st in the Casaday McGuiness Invitational on Jan. 7, with swimmers from 13 others schools competing. more

Initial Budget Estimate Arrives

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — At the State Capitol, we are already busy preparing for the upcoming legislative session. more

Individual robotics kits for Granite Elementary provided by grant

GRANITE, OK — Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students will have the chance to interact with individual robotics kits during their art blocks thanks to the efforts of Ella Murray. more
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