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City, county sales tax reports psoted

October 2020 sales tax collections, representing local tax receipts for August business: Altus (0.0375 cents on the dollar)… $814.927.60 (up $4,335 from October 2019). Blair (0.03)… … more

Financial literacy taught remotely

Students in Jackson, Greer and Harmon counties are getting a free education on how to manage their money. Stockmans Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy … more

$56,000 in grants awarded to local businesses

Thirteen Altus businesses have netted a total of $56,000 in grant money as a continuation of the Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program. The BIG program is designed to help local businesses and … more

Driver of runaway car slapped with criminal charges

A battery of charges were filed and three defendants were arrested following a recent car chase by law enforcement through the city limits. At press deadline all three remained in the Jackson … more

WOSC adds Lifetime Alumni member

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association is pleased to have Lupe Nicholas Vidaurri as one of the newest Lifetime Alumni members, With an obvious passion for learning, Nick began his … more

The pandemic will not threaten local voting

The 2020 general election will continue as planned despite the threat of Covid-19, assures local and state election officials. In a time of uncertainty, some people fear that their normal voting … more

Shots fired, Altus Police investigate

A number of shots were fired in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 11 in the 800 block of North Park Ave. Two residents of nearby homes reported that their vehicles had been damaged by … more

Cameron University releases Summer ‘20 honor rolls

Cameron University has announced President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls for the Summer 2020 semester. To make the president’s honor roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled … more

Deadline for voter registration nears

Friday, Oct. 9 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3rd general election, announced Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. … more

That’s a lot of beef!

The 22nd annual Cattle Drive was hosted at Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) on Friday, Sept. 25, an event which draws enthusiasm every year. More than 30 head of longhorn cattle was led by base … more

Free document shredding offered by City next week

The public is invited to bring documents which need to be shredded as part of a free service. The shredding will be taken care of the company which handles document shredding for the … more

Navajo FFA places first in Farm Bureau shotgun shoot

Students of the Navajo Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter placed first on Aug. 29 in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Youth Farmers and Ranchers (OKFB YF&R) Shotgun Shoot held in McLoud at Quail … more

Voter registration deadlines approaches

Friday, October 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 3 general election. Persons who are United States citizens, residents of … more

Operation Round Up accepting grant applications

Southwest Rural Electric Association’s (SWRE) charitable foundation, Operation Round Up, is now accepting grant applications online through Oct. 1. Non-profits and individuals in need … more

Another virus fatality recorded; no new cases in Altus schools

Bad news and good news on the local Covid-19 front: Another fatality was recorded in Jackson County on Tuesday, Sept. 15. A male in the 50-64 age group died from the disease, bringing the death … more

Active virus cases rise, more students infected

Covid-19 continues to make its presence known in Jackson County. Twelve new cases were posted in the county over the holiday weekend by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Twelve new cases … more

Broncs look to make noise in Class B this fall

Blair Broncs Head Coach B.J. Armstrong has a more experienced team this year, and they plan to turn heads in Class B baseball. After a season of disappointment last year, the Broncs are coming … more

Mental health resources give relief for Covid-19 fatigue

Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to responding to COVID-19. Oklahomans are resilient and we at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services … more

Area optometrists working with SWODA to provide eye care

Reduced-cost eye exams and eyeglasses are now available to area residents. Area optometrists in cooperation with South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Aging Services are making is … more

For Oklahoma seniors, legal marijuana is a new frontier

Back doors, secret shops, shady exchanges, cryptic messages on bulletin boards. This is how Belinda Davis remembers the underground weed sales in the Arkansas college town where she came of age in … more
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