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Bulldogs go for the throat at Pink Out Game

The stands were packed and the Altus Bulldogs gave fans a show when they hosted the Noble Bears for the Pink Out for Cancer Awareness game on Oct. 21. The Bulldogs have figured out their offensive … more

Breast cancer survivor named honorary football captain

The honorary captain for the Altus High School cancer awareness football game was Michelle McKenzie, a survivor of breast cancer.Mrs. McKenzie is a 25-year veteran educator, currently teaching … more

Oklahoma native, Medal of Honor recipient talks to Fort Sill Soldiers

FORT SILL, Okla — Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee came to Fort Sill Oct. 20, 2022 and talked to various groups of Soldiers about the training and opportunities available in the best trained and … more

Wellness symposium to address variety of needs

A Wellness Symposium will be held next week in Altus, addressing a variety of wellness needs in the community. For more information, call one of the event’s sponsors, the Jackson County … more

Rage in the Cage 90 features Altus fighters

Rage in the Cage 90 comes to Altus on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event opens at 6:30 p.m.at Hangar 36 of Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The main event will … more

High speed pursuit ends in driver’s arrest

The driver of a Mitsubishi sportscar was arrested following a high speed chase by law enforcement. Detravious Lyons, 24, was booked into the county jail on charges of eluding a police officer, … more

JCMH clarifies Medicare coverage, benefits

Jackson County Memorial Hospital continues as an in-network provider of traditional Medicare services. Open enrollment for Medicare for next year began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. … more

High school sports officials feel the pinch

Keeping officials fully staffed for every high school sports game is always a juggling act, but this fall is especially going to be hard. With basketball season looming in the next few weeks, the … more

OSSAA issues new policy on unsportsmanlike conduct

One of the problems organized school sports has had to address in recent years is the growing number of players, coaches, and spectators misbehaving and/or threatening violence. To address the … more

Community Health Fair set for Oct. 26

The Jackson County Health Department will host a Community Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the south end of the Bunker Hill parking lot. Area health organizations … more

Demons defeat Bulldogs at Duncan

The struggles continue for the Altus Bulldogs, who lost 56-0 to the Duncan Demons on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Demons had a nose for the endzone all night, finding it repeatedly. The Bulldogs … more

Altus hosts Tackle Cancer Pinkout football festival

Three out of four Altus youth football teams were champions in the Tackle Cancer Pinkout game at Altus on Saturday, Oct. 15. The 6U Peewee team, the 2021 Superbowl champions and undefeated in this … more

Kiowa Blackleggings conduct blessing ceremony ahead of Steel Warrior deployment

FORT SILL — September 22, 2022, started out like many other fall days on Fort Sill – clear skies above and the sounds of field artillery units conducting live fires across post. The major … more

Soldier shares Sill ghost experiences

I’ll start off by saying that I’ve always skeptical of ghosts and ghost stories, and I still am. But, I’ll admit there are far more things in this world that I cannot explain than things I can. I put the following events into the latter category. more

City implements water use restrictions

City of Altus administration announced a new policy for water conservation at the recent council meeting, effective Oct. 5. Information is available on the city website as well as a flyer that … more

After a month of yellow drinking water, Altus officials say they've addressed high manganese concentrations

High manganese levels have plagued the drinking water in the southwestern Oklahoma city of Altus since mid-August. Altus resident Robert Kilburn said he got used to the yellow water after a … more

Winters Family receives Centennial Ranch Award

Robert William and Eva Mae Winters’ ranch has been named an Oklahoma Centennial Ranch Award.  Brothers Gary Ralph Winters of Altus and Richard William Winters of Konawa and cousin Danny … more
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