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Busy Interim Behind, New Session Ahead

While the House has begun preparation for the upcoming legislative session, I want to review the busy interim I spent working for the people of House District 52. In June, I attended a National … more

Letter to the Editor:

On the 27th of September, 2022, approximately 1:00 p.m., we had finished a delicious lunch at the Grill and were getting into our car to return to the Frederick Lake, where we were staying in our RV … more

Senate Notes

This week, a year’s worth of work will come to a close when the Legislature convenes in special session to vote on 45 projects, totaling more than $1.1 billion of Oklahoma’s share of … more

Letter to the Editor: ALS affects thousands every year

OPINION — My hopes in writing this is to bring awareness to this horrible disease that took my mom and lots of other loved in the US. more

Letter to the Editor:

Opinion/Editorial piece from the Ponca Tribe Contributed by Casey Camp Horinek and Shannon BiggsPonca Nation, Turtle Island –   On July 6th, 2022, the Ponca nation made history … more

Leadership Altus VII: An invitation to be a community leader

We recognize the importance of developing a pool of informed and motivated men and women qualified to assume present and future leadership roles in our community. more

Dear Editor:

Calling all Conservatives. The real ones. Not the phonies. Ones whose cornerstone values are the Constitution, the rule of law, and institutions that make those possible. When are you going to … more

Speaker McCall comments on inflation relief

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, issued the following statement on providing inflation relief more

Senate Notes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — While we were still busy this past week, it was nice to take a breather from April’s last legislative deadline and focus on some of our additional responsibilities here in the Senate. One of our duties is to approve executive nominations, which are Oklahomans the governor has appointed to our state’s numerous boards and commissions. more

Senate Notes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — This past week marked the 27th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing – an incredibly dark day in our state’s history. Known as the worst case of domestic terrorism in the United States, this senseless act took the lives of 168 of our fellow Oklahomans. more

Senate Notes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK —     We’ve officially completed our committee work for this session, with the exception of bills that will move through the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget (JCAB) as we continue working on the budget. more

Letter to the Editor:

May 1, 2022 is the second annual National Day of Service. more

Senate Notes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — As the legislative session continues, we are shifting our focus to finalizing the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. While work on the budget takes place year-round, now is the time we complete the details and finalize figures to ensure our core services are adequately funded. more

Senate Notes

           We’ve officially passed the second reading deadline to hear measures in our chamber, which typically means we’re about halfway through this session. more

Letter submission from Misti McClellan

Community heroes step up when help can’t wait. Emergencies don’t take vacations. more

Read Big. Read Real. Read Together

The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance has plans to launch a campaign to encourage Altus to read the Bible. The campaign is a forty-day reading campaign during the weeks leading up to … more

Keep cockfighting illegal in Oklahoma

Dear Editor, Animal welfare is not a partisan issue, and many decent people of all political parties are willing to take a stand against the cruelty of animal fighting. That became abundantly … more

Altus: Home sweet home in 2021

I’ve been traveling rural and urban highways a lot this year. At some point, I realized that when I said, “I am going home,” what I meant was, Altus. For many people, what they … more

Martha Road to hold series: “Uncompromised - Truth & Culture”

Martha Road Baptist Church, in cooperation with Watermark Community Church of Dallas, Texas will be presenting the “Uncompromised – Truth & Culture Series” on Sunday nights … more

Don’t avoid “taboo” topics with older parents

If your parents are getting close to retirement age, or are already retired, it may be time to talk with them about financial and aging issues, some of which may involve difficult conversations. For … more
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