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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

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
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