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Grand Champion Christmas Parade entry announced

The Grand Champion entry for the Altus Christmas Parade was Navajo Cattle and Horses. This was the first year a horse entry won the grand prize. $300 was the grand prize overall, and the entry won … more

Wrestlers and their sons

Salvation Army produces Angel Tree project

The Angel Tree project of the Salvation Army of Altus kicked off at Burke's Outlet this week. For parents/guardians who have children up to age 12 to sign up for this year’s Angel Tree, … more

Farm City Week brings together Airmen, civilian community

Farm City Week returned to Altus and the surrounding area last week. The annual event joins the US Air Force and the Altus Chamber of Commerce in a venture designed to introduce and include … more

Ortiz ends high school cross country career, 5th in State

Justin Ortiz, a senior at Altus High School, achieved 5th place at State on Oct. 30, gaining him a place at All State. An Altus runner has not made All State in about 15 years, said Coach Rick … more

AHS Musician of the Month

The Altus High School Musician of the Month for October 2021 is vocalist Tiffany Taylor. Tiffany has been a member of the Varsity Chorale for three years, was All State in 2020, All Region from … more

Open house kicks off Candy Cane Cash

The Holiday Open House hosted by Main Street Altus begins Sunday, Nov. 7, kicking off the annual Christmas favorite, the Candy Cane Cash Giveaway. Major changes have been made to this year’s … more

“Fall into Giving”

The annual popular Altus Chamber of Commerce returns this year, promising an evening of entertainment and some changes to the program. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Jackson County … more

Is it “Curtains” for historic City Auditorium?

It appears as if the Altus City Auditorium has seen its grandest days. Millions of dollars would have to be put into the place just to bring it up to code. More money would need to be found, even … more

Altus hosts cross country meet, boys take 1st as team

Altus hosted the cross country track meet on Saturday, Oct. 9, and took top honors in the boys’ team and individual. Senior Justin Ortiz once more was the individual powerhouse for the boys, … more

City to collect household hazardous waste Nov. 6

The City of Altus is hosting an event to collect household hazardous waste.   The event will be held at the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport’s Hangar 36, which is the … more

SW Gymstars exhibit athletic skills at public gatherings

Southwest Gymstars competitive team have performed at several locations recently, brightening the faces of spectators. The girls performed for residents and staff at the Tamarack Assisted Living … more

Firemen of the Altus Fire Department were treated to fresh grilled steaks

Firemen of the Altus Fire Department were treated to fresh grilled steaks at the firehouse by members and employees of the Plains Cotton Cooperative Assoc. (PCCA) on Sept. 29. Co-op members and … more

Youngest students learn through music in classroom

During the month of September, Pre-K students at Altus Early Childhood Center learned shapes, motion and dance through music. Kathy Hastings’ classes used colorful scarves to learn musical and … more

VFW Post 4876 receives award

GOP town hall meeting set for Sept. 20

A Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Jackson County GOP, will be held Monday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Altus City Auditorium, 201 E. Commerce. Walk-ins are welcome. Guest speakers include … more

OSU research has potential to save cattle industry millions

Oklahoma State University molecular biologists recently received a grant worth nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for research that has the potential of saving the … more
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