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Oldest known Medal of Honor recipient’s grave lies at Eldorado

The tombstone of 1st Sergeant Criswell was stolen in September from the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Eldorado. The theft has not been solved and the tombstone has not been found. Anyone with … more

Crash pads focus of intense council discussion

The subject of crash pads drew sharp comments from Altus City administration, City Council and the public sector at the Nov. 2 council meeting. Crash pads are the rental of residential property to … more

Missing person subject of video

A video shoot will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m., with the subject Richard Hitchcock, AKA Thug Rich. The man disappeared on Nov. 9, 2019, and the case was investigated by the Oklahoma State … more

AHS Musician of the Month

The Altus High School Musician of the Month for October 2021 is vocalist Tiffany Taylor. Tiffany has been a member of the Varsity Chorale for three years, was All State in 2020, All Region from … more

Entrance ramp to main Base gate closed

Effective November 1, 2021, the ramp to the main gate of Altus AFB off Veterans Drive will close indefinitely. The closure is a result of an October 5 Altus City Council vote that was initiated by … more

Candy donations collected, donated to Spookytown

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu threw its Halloween party on Oct. 28, with kids and adults amassing a sizable candy donation for Spookytown, an annual event. Accepting the donation for the City of Altus was … more

Housing developments progress

Four housing developments are in various stages of infrastructure placement, according to the City. Bids are currently out and due by Wednesday, Nov. 10 for utilities and infrastructure at … more

Video catches image of man bashing police cruiser

Aurelio Martinez, 66, was found dead by Altus Police in his home on Thursday, Oct. 21, following a criminal investigation leading to the home on South Kennedy. Martinez is believed by police to be … more

Winter musical premiere delayed two weeks

The Altus High School Choir’s annual winter musical has been postponed, due to delayed construction at the venue, the Eula B. Peterson Auditorium. “Newsies” will be hosted at the … more

Navajo HS Choir performs locally

Navajo High School singers, under the direction of Justin O’Neil, performed at the SWOK All Region concert on Oct. 4 at First Baptist Church of Lawton. Navajo’s delegation to All … more

Is it “Curtains” for historic City Auditorium?

It appears as if the Altus City Auditorium has seen its grandest days. Millions of dollars would have to be put into the place just to bring it up to code. More money would need to be found, even … more

Mission on Wheels to serve carry-out Thanksgiving meals

The Mission on Wheels will host a carry-out Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Grace United Methodist Church, 620 S. Park Lane, from 2-4 p.m. The meals are free, and everyone is … more

Suspicion of arson leads to arrest

Altus police arrested a 48 year old man, Chad Stockton, Monday evening on charges of 1st Degree Arson. The Altus Fire Marshal believes multiple fires were ignited inside the Stockton residence at … more


Dr. Jamie Hokett, M. D., has diagnosed and treated thousands of women who meet the right criteria for breast cancer. She lives with breast cancer every day, literally, both professionally and … more

Final KC-46 delivery completes Base’s fleet

The arrival of the eighth, and last, KC-46 Pegasus aircraft at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) was marked with a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 6. VIP’s, Airmen and civilians gathered at the base … more

Behind every great pumpkin there’s a great patch

From the warty gourds to the Cinderella pumpkins, there’s a gourd for everyone at Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch. Word is out. Families descend on the farm of Tyler and Destinie Cobb north of … more

City agrees to plan for changes to ACA school zone

Steps were taken by the Altus City Council last week to address traffic pattern problems near Altus Christian Academy. A motion was approved for a plan to be outlined by City Manager Gary Jones, … more

Councilman explains his “no” vote on base ramp closure

On Oct. 5, 2021, Council voted 5-4 to temporarily close the northbound on-ramp leading to the Main Gate at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) on Veterans Drive.This item did not come from city staff or a … more

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
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