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The history of Memorial Day begins in the 1860s

Memorial Day has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865. The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment … more

Altus Animal Welfare Association chosen as finalist at 16th Annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits hosted its 16th Annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK. The event … more

Lake Lugert-Altus Irrigation District modernization underway

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress in March of 2021. The intent was to provide direct relief to Americans and rescue the economy from the impact of Covid-19. The State of … more

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Events through the month of May increase the public’s knowledge of the autoimmune disorder every year, which raises money to hopefully fund research into … more

Eric Loe named Outstanding Economic Student

The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Oklahoma Council on Economic Education awarded Altus High School senior Eric M. Loe as one of 10 students honored at the 13th … more

Altus woman receives inducted into Centenarians of Oklahoma

Centenarians of Oklahoma was proud to honor Georgia Faye Camp and induct her into the Centenarians of Oklahoma on the occasion of her 100th birthday celebration. Georgia loves to eat fried chicken … more

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness month

With the weather warming up, more families choose to spend more time outdoors. Camping, hiking, swimming, and many other outdoor activities have many benefits, physically and mentally, but … more

Tourism grants available through the Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation has announced that it is accepting applications for Tourism Grants through May 31, 2023.  Applications are available at the Altus … more

Rock-N-Rumble 2023 was a great time to be in Altus

Cars, entertainment, and food? Rock-N-Rumble boasted something for everyone. Main Street Altus in conjunction with City of Altus Parks and Recreation hosted the 24 th annual Rock-N-Rumble event May 5 … more

WOSC honored AAFB with the Regents Business Partnership Excellence award

Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) recognized Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) with the Business Partnership Excellence Award through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  The award … more

2023 JCMA Leadership Prayer Breakfast

The keynote speaker is Charbel Najem.  Charbel is the epitome of the American Dream. Coming from war-torn Lebanon, he quickly became a successful, multi-business owner and entrepreneur. Charbel … more

Local student accepted into Youth Leadership Oklahoma

Leadership Oklahoma has selected 52 rising high school seniors through a competitive process based on proven leadership, geographic, ethnic and cultural diversity to participate in its annual Youth … more

Sunday Afternoon Concert Presbyterian Church

The final Spring Sunday Afternoon Music (SAM) Concert at the First Presbyterian Church is this Sunday April 30 at 4 p.m. Come hear 10 musicians from five local churches. The theme is Artist’s … more

Local talent walks red carpet movie premiere

Boone Nicolls was invited to the red-carpet movie premiere of NEFARIOUS recently. Nicolls played a prison guard in the movie and was a stand-in for actors Sean Patrick Flannery and Tom Ohmer. … more

Mullin completes statewide tour in Altus, highlights Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently completed his inaugural tour of Southwest Oklahoma in Lawton and Altus. These stops were part of … more

Judge Brad Leverett announces retirement

With a career in law spanning almost forty years, Judge Brad Leverett has announced his retirement as District Judge for the Third Judicial District of the State of Oklahoma. District III includes … more

New exhibit at The Wigwam Gallery looks at art that reflects transformation

A new exhibit at The Wigwam Gallery in Altus features 16 works of art from 14 different artists as it examines the concept of transformation, both literally and figuratively. … more

Department of Wildlife presentation scheduled

This Department of Wildlife is scheduled to hold a presentation at 6 p.m., Thursday April 20, 2023, at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road in Altus. This presentation will … more

Be aware of plants that can harm your pets this spring

With spring in full bloom, it’s important to know which plants can be harmful for pets, whether they’re wild, or carefully planted and cultivated in your home or yard. Although some … more

Jackson County Deputy Treasurer receives basic certification

Mary Osborn, Jackson County Deputy Treasurer, recently achieved Basic Certification through the County Training Program (CTP). The CTP is part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service at … more
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