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May 24, 2017

Run Through

Monday was a great day to be a Luther Lion. With freshmen suited up in pads and uniforms for the first time to join the rest of the high school football team, they all broke in the new tunnel that was purchased with donations to the the LL SPORTS CLUB LUTHER and the Touchdown Club. IMG_4899.MOV Monday


FLEA MARKET: Open Door Assembly of God

Luther’s Open Door Assembly of God will hold a FLEA MARKET on Saturday June 3, 2017 all day. They want us all to come shop that day … but they also want vendors to buy booth space. The event is to raise funds for a new sanctuary. Organizer Virginia Smith says they will accept a


Friday afternoon update

The on switch was flipped in Luther Friday about noon. Town Hall reopened, and before the coffee pot was set, Josephine’s had a full restaurant, with patrons ready for lunch. DJ’s BBQ also quickly opened. An OG&E spokesperson said that the utility has retained contract crews for line repair ahead of the next wave of


Friday morning update

Part of Luther remains without power including Main Street forcing the closure of Town Hall, restaurants and retailers. A tangle of downed power lines on Hogback Road south of Main Street is part of the culprit. Meanwhile, other parts of Town have power including the gas station and Dollar General. Tree crews, utility crews are


Grant Shelton

Storm kills power in town

As the sun rises on Friday, daylight will reveal just how much storm damage Luther suffered in Thursday night’s severe thunderstorm. Official word on windspeed is unavailable, but the wind was strong enough to snap poles and large trees and down power lines. Luther is in the dark with no electricity. It was an eery


Sales Tax Collections Up

The slight uptick could reflect the new businesses in town including The Chicken Shack, 116 Farmstead Market & Table, Rustic Farm, DJ’s BBQ and Urban 66. None of those businesses were open a year ago.


A new mayor and other town board happenings

The new mayor of Luther is Jenni White. At the new town board’s first meeting, her fellow trustees voted White as mayor and Jason Roach as vice mayor. Both were elected in April along with Paxton Cavin and Trandy Langston. Ron Henry is the fifth trustee. “Thank you. I appreciate that. The agenda has my


A new way to do meetings

The Luther Town Board adopted a new policy for meetings. A unanimous vote by the new Board at its first meeting Tuesday night puts the new procedures into practice. From submitting agenda items by the first of the month to publishing the agenda the Friday before a Tuesday meeting, the board says its new policies


Helping their neighbors

The Luther First Christian Church is inviting the community to help bless some of our neighbors. They are having a Taco Bar and Fundraising auction a week from Wednesday and all of the money raised will be “distributed to two families who need a blessing.” The church is putting into practice the scripture: Religion that God our Father


Wrapping up a year, under budget

The Luther School Board made quick work of its meeting Monday night. Notables from the meeting: All board members attended except for newly appointed member CJ Cavin who had a law school exam. Treasurer Gary Roy reported the district’s checking account shows more funds than it has in recent months because of some ad valorem


Fireworks and budgets: it’s meeting week

The Luther School Board and The Luther Town Board of Trustees have their meetings Monday and Tuesday evenings. Each agenda is packed. Read the school agenda here. Read (part of) the town agenda here. For the school board meeting Monday night, the first agenda item is a memorial acknowledgement of Dr. Sheldon L. Buxton, superintendent,

Letter to the Editor

Conservation budget worry

We received this Letter to the Editor on Friday. Thank you Mr. Campbell. I’m worried about the results another budget cut from the state legislature will have on Oklahoma City and the metro area. Recently, I became a director for the Oklahoma County Conservation District. I joined the board, because I believe that locally led,


No Trial for Whitmus

Just days before his trial was to begin, former Luther band teacher Kyle Whitumus has taken a deal with prosecutors. The most serious charge, that of first-degree rape, has been dropped; and Whitmus, 34, has entered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of inappropriate texting with a minor. According to Whitmus’ attorney Sam


A budget workshop

Before the new Luther Town Board of Trustees meets for its first official meeting to conduct town business, members are having a budget workshop. The new elected officials are working against the clock to have the budget set before a June 30 deadline, and have asked for departments such as the fire department, police department, Town


Bailey vaults

It’s only Monday but we’re calling this the picture of the week. The Lion Reporter Sydney Scheer grabbed this moment as LHS Junior Caitlyn Bailey vaulted clean at the Regional Track Meet at Wilson Field. Congratulations to the LHS Track Program and all of the student athletes for hosting the big event, and showing flexibility