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Patient treated by four generations of chiropractors 

Little did Larry Hood know the day he fell off his tractor as a 10-year-old boy in Carter, OK that he would become such a unique figure in the Reed family.  more

AHS student art exhibition set for next week 

A special art exhibition with works created by Altus High School students will be held next week at the Clifford T. Peterson Cafeteria.  more

Christmas Eve apartment fire devastates tenants 

A devastating Christmas Eve fire at Ridgecrest Apartments destroyed eight living units.      A fire at the Ridgecrest Apartments on Christmas Eve destroyed eight dwellings, … more

Father and son team up for Bulldog wrestling

 The 2022-23 wrestling season at Altus High School features a father and son, veteran wrestlers and coaches who have taken on lead coaching positions in the boys’ and girls’ wrestling programs.  more

Grant paints Olustee Beautiful, named Top 3 

Olustee made the top 3 in the Paint Oklahoma Beautiful contest.  more

Welcoming letters rise on eastern end of town 

The much-anticipated first ALTUS sign was placed shortly before Christmas.  more

Altus Community Foundation joins forces with state group 

Recently, the board of the Altus Community Foundation (ACF) entered into a partnership with the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO).  more

Blair Esports team three-time state champs in Call of Duty

The Blair Call of Duty team competed in their third Oklahoma Scholastic Esports Call of Duty State Tournament on Dec. 17.   more

Graduates of Drug Court celebrate triumphs with family, supporters 

The sanctuary was packed with family, employers, friends and supporters of nine individuals who graduated from Drug Court on Wednesday, Dec. 21.      District Judge Brad … more

Local Salvation Army exceeds goal in fund raising 

The Salvation Army of Altus topped their fund raising goal in this year’s Red Kettle by $179.46.  The 2022 goal was $30,000 in the Jackson County area.  more

Altus native and new pilot trains on KC-46 

USAF 1st Lt Taven Birdow, formerly of Altus, has the distinction of being the first pilot to be initially qualified in the new KC-46 Pegasus aircraft at Altus Air Force Base.  more

Altus receives $22,500,000 loan from OWRB  

 The Altus Municipal Authority (AMA) received approval for a $22,500,000 loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure.    more

Jackson County EMS to buy two IV pumps with grant $ 

A $2,500 grant will go toward the purchase of two IV pumps for Jackson County EMS.  more

New Steinway grand piano arrives at museum 

Edmond Music had just completed a full refurbishment of a Steinway M, a performance grand piano that fits in our programming space as well as our storage area.  more

MacDowell Club celebrates Centennial at Vespers 

The MacDowell Club of Allied Arts continued its tradition of the Vespers performance on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the First United Methodist Church of Altus.  more

Municipal, local school board filings posted 

Filings for leadership positions in the City of Altus and Jackson County school boards closed on Dec. 6.  more

Altus Police granted renewal of accreditation

 Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy accepted a certificate of renewal of accreditation more

Council discusses amending time limit on street parking 

The Altus City Council asked the city attorney to draft a proposed amendment to a city ordinance changing the time limit for limits to parking private vehicles on unmarked public streets.  more
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