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The Salvation Army – Soup kitchen, meals and food Boxes

ALTUS – Food insecurity is now a reality for millions of Americans due to unemployment and inflation. According to the USDA, more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the … more

Altus High School implements Winter Guard program

Altus High School started a new group called Winter Guard. Winter Guard Director Jana Foster describes the group as similar to color guard, but instead of football games, the group conducts all of … more

Become a CASA volunteer today

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, … more

Izabelle Willey selected as National Youth Delegate for prestigious conference at George Mason University

Izabelle Willey, a student at Altus High School, has been selected to represent Altus as a National Youth Delegate to the 2023 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. … more

Altus native pursuing doctorate at Eastman School of Music

The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, is one of the top five music schools in the nation. With a 33-percent acceptance rate, Eastman alumni often become college music professors, … more

Navajo choir students perform at OkMEA

Navajo seniors Taylor Smith and Isabelle Gloria performed with the OkMEA Treble Chorus and Korie Beason performed with the OkMEA Mixed Chorus. Korie Beason is a five-year All-State member. … more

SQ 820: Legalizing recreational marijuana

There are two elections coming up. The first is scheduled for Feb. 14. Office up for election is Council Member Ward 4 and a proposition for Blair Public Schools. The Council Member office … more

Jackson County farm owners receive Centennial Farm Award

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Lynda Ozan announced that an Oklahoma Centennial Farm award has been presented to the owners of a Jackson County farm. John and Linda Butchee own the … more

New Miss Altus and Miss Altus Teen royalty chosen

The Miss Altus and Miss Altus Teen competition was held Feb. 4, 2023. The contestants for Miss Altus were: Addison Tunstall, Anna Davis, Kayla Peeler, Korey Saenz, Mariah Flores, … more

Winners of Sweetheart Selfie contest announced 

April and Viviano Nuncio are the winners of this year’s “Sweetheart Selfie” contest hosted by the Altus Times.    There were four sponsors for the prize package: … more

Whittemore brings experience, success to Bulldog hoops 

New Altus High School head basketball coach Todd Whittemore has had success in a lot of places. The veteran coach is currently enjoying a three-game winning streak that culminated in a 63-57 victory … more

Election scheduled Feb. 14 

Up for election in Jackson County Feb. 14 is Council Member Ward 4 in Altus and a proposition for Blair Public Schools. The Council Member office is “at-large,” meaning that all … more

Auditions for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute to be held in Altus

High school actors, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and photographers are invited to apply and audition for Oklahoma’s one of a kind arts education program. … more

“The little engine that could”: AAFB nominated for AF-level award

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE – Efforts from Airmen across Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma paid off Oct. 26, 2022, when Air Education and Training Command announced AAFB as a finalist for the 2023 … more

Friends of WOSC Performing Arts presents a Winter Concert

The Friends of WOSC Performing Arts is pleased to host the popular women’s community vocal music ensemble for a Winter Concert. The concert will feature the Eine Kleine Girlmusik ensemble under … more

2023 Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee Rep. Gerrid Kendrix

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association is proud to announce that Gerrid Kendrix has been selected as the 2023 Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee. This award is presented to … more

Altus Times announces new managing editor

The Altus Times is welcoming managing editor, Kathleen Guill, to their staff. Guill is a 2016 graduate of Cameron University where she studied English and Journalism. Guill has won various … more

Higher egg prices are the new normal in 2023

Record-high egg prices are making headlines right now, but when can consumers expect some relief? Oklahoma State University Extension specialists say several factors are to blame for the significant … more

January is braille literacy month in Oklahoma

Literacy—the ability to read and write — is critical to achieving a successful education, career and quality of life.  For Oklahomans who are blind, learning to read and write … more
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