SWOSU President Randy Beutler and twenty students from SWOSU’s President’s Leadership Classes visited the Altus area on Friday and Saturday, April 15th & 16th, 2011. Senator Mike Schulz and Tom Buchanan, Director, Lugert-Altus Irrigation District were the students’ host and tour guides for the weekend.
The students first toured the Cotton Growers Gin on the west side of Altus on Friday evening. The tour allowed the students to see first-hand and behind-the-walls of a cotton gin. The students also got to see how the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District handles water distribution to its members. The students were then treated to dinner sponsored by the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District before spending the night at Quartz Mountain Lodge. Saturday morning started with a tour of the Lake Lugert Dam area and some of the outlying canal ways. After lunch the students spent the afternoon exploring and hiking within Quartz Mountain State Park.