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New vice mayor selected by council

One of Altus’ well-known personalities, Robert Brady-Lee, was appointed Vice Mayor on Aug. 3 at the regular meeting of the Altus City Council. Brady-Lee has the unique experience of being … more

“Mended Heart” quilt donated for raffle

The Southwest Oklahoma Quilt Guild graciously accepted a donated quilt for its annual drawing, which will be held during Candy Cane Cash. Tickets for the drawing are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tickets … more

Annual tax holiday is set for Aug. 6 - 8

There are two kinds of back-to-school people in this world. The, “It’s already July?!” people, and the “It’s only July!” people. Start planning back to school … more

City sets groundbreaking for Veterans Drive Housing Development

The City of Altus will hold a groundbreaking for Phase I of its Veterans Court housing development at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24. In one of his last public acts as mayor, Altus Mayor Jack … more

What the flood was that?

The June 13 rain event in Mangum will go down as one of the weather highlights in the area for 2021. Mangum in particular took a direct hit from a stalled-out supercell thunderstorm which dumped … more

Ombudsman supervisor salutes volunteers

The Southwest Oklahoma Devlopment Agency’s (SWODA) Ombudsman program recognizes the efforts of volunteers, particularly at long-term care facilities. I would like to draw attention to the … more

Tony Haferland

Tony Haferland, the son of Lenna Haferland and the late Frank Haferland, Jr., died Feb. 10, 2021 in Dallas, TX from complications following heart surgery. After graduation from Altus High School … more

Livestock show exhibitors net more than 300K at sale

The 76th annual Jackson County Junior Livestock Show was considered a record-breaking year by organizers of the event. The climax of the four-day event was the premium auction, which which yielded … more

Non-profit in Hollis helps veterans of southwest Oklahoma

From a small office located in the Harmon County Courthouse, Richard Cisneros and Bruno Acosta have established the non-profit organization SWOK Veterans Betterment Assistance. For several months … more

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain seeks talented high school students

OKLAHOMA CITY - Every winter, nearly one thousand high school students from all corners of the state crowd into auditoriums and line school hallways, dragging oversized instrument cases, rehearsing … more

4-H Speech contest winners announced

The Jackson County 4-H speech contest was held Wednesday, Jan. 27, and yielded a number of prizes for young speakers. The following is a list of the winners: JUNIOR Regular speech 1st, … more

Altus man draws pets to raise funds for Blessing Boxes

An Altus man is using his artistic talents to raise money for Blessing Boxes that provide free non-perishable food, hygiene and seasonal items for anyone needing them in Altus. Larry Davis, a … more

2021 Oyster Fry cancelled

Frederick Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors along with the Oyster Fry Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2021 Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show. Chamber Director … more

New Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence opens

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauds the establishment and opening of the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE). Located in Stillwater, the center will serve as the … more

Rep. Humphrey Bill would open Bigfoot hunting season

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Justin Humphrey, (R-Lane), this week filed legislation that would establish a Bigfoot hunting season. House Bill 1648 would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife … more

Absentee voters encouraged to apply for ballots now

Voters in Jackson County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 9 City of Altus Municipal Election or the Town of Duke Special Election, should apply now, County Election … more

VFW posts announce award recipients

Three Altus students have been chosen by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as winners for their speech and essay entries, and will compete further. VFW Post 4876 (Altus) has selected Wyatt G. … more

Community Action Development Corporation receives Head Start Grant

CHEYENNE — Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) congratulated Community Action Development Corporation (CADC), headquartered in Frederick, after it was named a grant … more

Two caught in connection to auto thefts, burglaries

Altus Police arrested two teenagers in connection with the theft of two autos over the Christmas weekend and a string of burglaries through the holiday season. Rueben Cardenas, 18, was arrested on … more

Baler twine piling up along the roads

Feeding livestock is hard work, especially in winter. But some of the folks who do this for a living appear to be missing a step. Baling twine is piling up on our roadsides and fence lines at a … more
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