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Southern Prairie Library System awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation grant

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the Southern Prairie Library System has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant … more

Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc. awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation grant

The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc. has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program. … more

Altus Municipal Authority receives $7,600,000 water system funding from OWRB

The Altus Municipal Authority (Authority) received approval for $7,600,000 in funding Tuesday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s water … more

“Walkin’ on Chalk” event scheduled  

Main Street Altus invites the public to “Walkin’ on Chalk” April 16 in Historic Downtown Altus. Artists must have their own supplies. The contest is open to anyone from Pre-K … more

Reconnect at Western

Western Oklahoma State College is hosting an after-hour Reach Higher Reconnect enrollment event on Thursday, April 13th from 1- 6 PM. Students will have the opportunity to enroll for both summer and … more

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Announces Main Street Altus Growth Grant Winner

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) with OG&E Energy Corp. Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) has announced 2023 Great American Cleanup – Oklahoma’s OG&E Growth & Start Up Grant … more

Hops for Hounds event scheduled

Hops for Hounds is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 2208 Enterprise Dr. in Altus. Southwest Enterprises is a program of Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group. … more

Hazardous waste collection scheduled

The City of Altus is hosting a household hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on April 1, 2023, at the Quartz Mountain Airport in Hangar 36, 5333 N. Main St. in Altus. Not … more

WOSC President’s Partners welcomes Micky and Georganna Lively

Western Oklahoma State College welcomes Micky and Georganna Lively as new President’s Partners. Micky and Georganna are from Mangum, Oklahoma and have two daughters, Lauren and Madi. Micky … more

The buzz around town… 

The popular favorite Grate Spelling Bee is returning soon.   The event will be held at the Pioneer Heritage Center at Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. … more

Publishing company hosts speech competition for middle and high school students

LOCUST GROVE – The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW®), a local language arts curricula publisher, is hosting a worldwide speech competition with cash prizes to encourage students to … more

Green named Altus Public Schools Support Employee of the Year

During the March 9 Altus Public Schools Board of Education Meeting, Altus Public Schools announced Debra Green as the 2023 Support Employee of the Year. Green has worked in the Altus District … more

Oklahoma rejects recreational marijuana  

Oklahoma has rejected legalizing recreational marijuana. According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, voter turnout was 25.35% across the state, with 216,883 voters for the proposition and 349,121 … more

Locals charged with sexual assault of minor

Altus residents Aunika Boyle and Brice Barrett were arrested on several charges relating to the sexual assault of a minor.   Based on a sexual assault exam and a forensic interview with the … more

Altus man arrested on charges of possessing child pornography

ALTUS – Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested Christopher Spaulding for allegations of possessing child … more

Altus High School senior serves as Senate page

Altus High School senior, Kyleigh McGough, has completed a week of service as a page for Sen. Brent Howard, R-Altus. Kyleigh served at the Capitol during the fourth week of session from Feb. 27-March … more

Howard honored at OKFB leadership conference

Senator Brent Howard of Altus was recently honored at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s annual leadership conference Feb. 21 in Oklahoma City. OKFB presented Howard with the 2022 OKFB Champion award … more

Altus students named 2023 Academic All-Stater

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2023 Academic All-State Awards. These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from … more

Jenna Morain 2023 Edward Zeiser Scholarship recipient

The WOSC Foundation is proud to announce that Jenna Morain is the 2023 recipient of the Edward L. Zeiser Scholarship. The Edward L. Zeiser Scholarship was established, in the spring of 2019, by … more
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