According to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy, police have arrested a 15 year old male juvenile on a complaint of Shooting with Intent to Kill.Murphy said that police began their investigation on October 28 after the victim told police he was driving his white Ford pickup in the 900 block of South Kennedy.According to the victim, the 15 year old and another juvenile suspect began shooting at him.

SWTC Superintendent, Dale Latham said, “Cindy was nominated for being a ‘go-getter’ and hard worker.

She was praised for spending endless hours pouring her heart into the LPN Program and the LPN students.” Latham went on to say, “She is a team player and exemplifies more than you can ask for a great employee!

BIG TO HELP LOCAL BUSINESSES AND START UPS The Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation board of directors recently approved the continuation of an exciting program aimed at helping local entrepreneurs. The competitive application process could result in a single grant of $20,000, but will most likely be multiple grants of amounts which total $20,000. The BIG program is funded by the EDC to encourage improvements to commercial facades and improve economic opportunity in Altus, and last year’s program supported five different businesses in their construction projects locally.

Those projects included White Buffalo Coffee Bar, Belles & Beaux children’s store, Smalts Furniture, Yellow Rose gun range, and early phases of the restoration of a building on the southwest corner of the downtown square.

While all hunting is prohibited within Quartz Mountain Nature Park, private landowners just outside the park do hunt on their property.

Because of the nearness of the private property, some of our hiking trails near the Lodge are closed.

Storm Ready uses a grassroots approach to help communities respond to extreme weather—from tornadoes to hurricanes.

“It takes a whole community to face any disaster,” said Lloyd Colston, City of Altus Emergency Management director.

Police contacted the driver of the pickup a short time later in the 100 block of E. The pickup was riddled with bullets and there were no injuries reported.