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Rural store center of small town

Olustee is one of the small quiet Oklahoma towns that time seems to have forgotten. Grandmas and Grandpas can be found sitting on front porches, the school bell echoes through the town, and settled … more

Pray Around Altus Schedule

The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special … more

Pray Around Altus Schedule

The Pray Around Altus Schedule scripture list for the coming week. The prayer schedule is presented by the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance. Each location listed has been chosen as a special … more

Local church to provide transportation to Franklin Graham event

Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary and widely known evangelist Billy Graham, will be speaking in Amarillo, Texas on September 26 as a part of the Route 66 God Loves You Tour.  Graham … more

Historical details of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presented

Jon Kidwell has been studying the history of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and is sharing some details of the mid-20thCentury leadership, congregation, and history of the church building, which … more

A Note from the Publisher

Hello, Jackson County. I wanted to take a few minutes or a few hundred words to introduce myself. I’m very excited to be taking on the role of publisher of the Altus Times. I’m a … more

His Harvest

The wheat harvest is a part of many a young person’s life if he or she is from rural southwest Oklahoma. A means of summer employment for just a few months as the harvest makes its way north … more

Going home!

Thank You, Lord for the rain! Let’s talk about the home place some more. Here in Oklahoma, many of us have a place in our family that we think of as the home place. For some of you, it may … more

Baptized below Flat Top

Here’s how Tom tells it in a letter to his Pa who lived on a place near San Angelo: Hey, Pa! I’ve got somethin’ to tell ya! Now, understand, we was movin’ a herd of cows … more

Summer break is here - and it started at the normal time!

The last day of school has arrived and on the one hand I’m thinking how has it gone by so fast, and on the other hand, I’m thinking has it really only been a year? I am grateful for … more

School ends in less than a month

One morning this week while the kids were getting ready for school I flopped down on the couch and said, “I can’t wait ‘til school is out for the summer.” One of them … more

My son had an accident on school property and no, I won’t sue

Last week my son had an accident at school on the playground. He fell on the monkey bars and fractured his nose in a couple of places and got about 14 stitches. The first thing someone asked me was … more

Live for Jesus!

Let me dig down in the story archives and tell you ‘bout a feller that fills the bill. Ole’ Slim worked hard all his life. All he seemed to know was punchin’ cows and fixin’ … more

God has best plan

Yep, go with God’s plan. I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but I need it again! It’s a good thing His ways are not our ways. And when we try to figure out what God is doing, it … more

Both feet in!

There was a time when it seemed most everyone I encountered acknowledged there was a God. I’ve told the story before about visiting with a friend who was “lost” and he knew it. … more

Ask legislators to oppose deregulation of Big Ag polluters

The people of Oklahoma voted against so-called the Right to Farm ballot measure by 58-42% in November 2016. Now Oklahoma House Bill 1628 is another attempt to stop tracking and holding … more

Hot iron!

Please be in prayer for folks affected by this pandemic. Some get it and they come out good, but others get it and it’s a tough deal. Life is precious. We need to do all we can. Pray and act … more

Listen to God, do that!

Most of us would like to have a re-do for the year 2020. If this year was 20/20, I’ll just keep wearing glasses! It seems that so many things went haywire. Pandemic, loss of loved ones, … more

Letter to the Editor

Why are Oklahoma legislators cutting citizens out of the political process? Senator John Haste (Republican - Broken Arrow) pre-filed legislation to make it harder for voters to gather signatures … more

I send my Son!

What is Christmas really all about? Well, I reckon it can start off like this: It’s about a young unmarried girl named Mary and her fiancé, a feller named Joseph, who were informed by an … more
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