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2022 AHS Homecoming Queen crowned

Jenny Phan was crowned the 2022 Homecoming Queen at half time during the Elgin game on Friday, Oct. 7. Wyatt Jensen was pronounced Homecoming King. Jenny is the 17-year-old daughter of Danny … more

Grandmother watches over crochet project in Duke library

DUKE — Doris McElroy, treasured by a generation of readers, has turned her talents to nurturing the art of crochet at Duke School. Mrs. McElroy, Duke’s library aide, plans to retire … more

Harvest for the Hungry to collect food donations

The 36th annual Harvest for the Hungry kicks off this month in Altus and Jackson County. Donations of food will help stock the Community Cupboard, which stocks all of Jackson County, to ensure … more

Altus High School Homecoming Court presented

Six Altus High School seniors contended for the title of Homecoming Royalty, with Jenny Phan and Wyatt Jensen announced as winners. The following are royalty candidates and their profiles, … more

Duke FFA to host Labor Auction

DUKE — The Duke FFA Labor Auction will be Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Duke High School Cafeteria. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction at 7 p.m. Meals will be served … more

Former cheer coach named honorary captain

Sally George Mains was named the Honorary Captain of the Homecoming football game against Elgin on Friday, Oct. 7. “Traditions and class pride are the best things about Homecoming Week. Such … more

Altus Bulldogs fall to Elgin Owls

Altus hosted the Elgin Owls for Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7, and the red hot Owls would win 34-0. Altus won the toss and elected to defer. Elgin would have a couple hiccups, such as dropped … more

Eyes on the skies

New Jackson County Clerk takes office

Jackson County Clerk Jennifer Sunday took the oath of office on Friday, Sept. 30, when former clerk Robin Booker retired last week. “I love this job. I love the people and I hope to stay … more


Robin Booker retired from service as the Jackson County Clerk after ten years in the job. She has nothing but good things to say about the colleagues she is leaving behind in the clerk’s and … more

The man in the black hat

“I’ve always worn a black hat, ever since I was a little kid,” said Jackson County Sheriff Stacy Randolph about his signature cowboy hat. “I might be the only sheriff in … more

Five candidates respond to Ward 4 forum

The public forum for candidates for Altus City Council Ward 4 on Monday hosted four candidates in person. Present were C. J. Morris, William “B. J.” Mickley, Brody Butchee and Randy … more

AHS BluHarmonix performs for reclining audience

The Bluharmonix select vocal group of the Altus High School Choir performed a fall concert at H&H Furniture on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Choir Director Nick Young said the venue was an interesting … more

SWTC student receives nursing scholarship

Nicole Tipton is the 2022 recipient of the Ginger Miranda Earls Memorial Scholarship. She is a 2018 graduate of Hollis High School and is the daughter of Janet and Marty Tipton. She is … more

Smith Family carries on tradition at WOSC

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association announces Brayden Smith as its newest Lifetime Alumni Member. Brayden attended Navajo High School and was a concurrent student for two years … more

DEQ hosts public meeting to discuss rules on environmental emergencies

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the statewide authority on environmental maintenance and protection, assembled recently for a public meeting. The gathering was held Sept. … more
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