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City to collect household hazardous waste Nov. 6

The City of Altus is hosting an event to collect household hazardous waste.   The event will be held at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport’s Hangar 36, which is the … more

VFW Post 4876 receives award

GOP town hall meeting set for Sept. 20

A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Jackson County GOP, will be held Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce. Walk-ins are welcome. Guest speakers include … more

Robbery victim attacked, left shoeless

Altus Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery last week, in which the suspect beat a man and stole his shoes. The incident occurred in broad daylight on a weekday in the parking lot of … 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

Smalts Furniture to close doors after a generation on the square

BY KEVIN HILLEY It’s the end of an era. One of the last mom-and-pop furniture stores is closing its doors for business this month. Smalts Furniture, in the … more

Suspect allegedly pursues, fires gun at two people

Kaleb T. Stidman, 22, Altus faces two felony counts of shooting with intent to kill following an incident on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Stidman allegedly fired a 9mm handgun at two people with the intent … more
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