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June 23, 2017

Border fight: misdemeanor filed against Henry

Turns out when the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office dismissed felony trespassing charges against Luther Town Trustee Ron Henry earlier this month, they were planning to refile some of the charges as a misdemeanor. That misdemeanor charge was filed Thursday. The charges, first filed in August 2016, stem from a dispute between Henry and his

Community

Fireworks will go on

“The people of Luther have been great to the First Bank & Trust and this is a small way for them to give back to the Town,” said Holman.

Community

Roadwork on Highway 66

Remember before the Oklahoma Legislature adjourned, and there was that flashing portable sign on the roadside on Highway 66 just east of town? You probably saw that sign that flashed something like “the road project was stalled because of a lack of state funding?” Apparently the money was freed up, because there’s a work zone,

Town

Town Water Quality

The Town of Luther has one violation on its water “Consumer Confidence Report” from 2016, but the violation is because a test wasn’t done, not because of a found contamination. Town Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Nelson said the test for “beta/photon emitters” wasn’t completed within the required time for the 2016 report so it was an

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Community

Adopt A Boom, Fireworks Campaign

Would you pitch in to have a Town fireworks show? The Town of Luther itself is not fronting the cost this year for the show that traditionally shoots off at Wildhorse Park. However, Fire Chief Jason Miller said an offer stumbled across his desk that could provide a way to have the show. The new

Crime

Moody eludes capture, family worried

The family of one of the Lincoln County jail escapees is consumed with worry about his safety. Brian Moody, 23, is the last of the four inmates who escaped through a ventilation system on Monday who has not been found. A manhunt continues. Moody’s sister who prefers not to share her name said many of

Crime

Some charges dropped, some remain against Ron Henry

Exonerated. That’s the last word in the online court record for CF-2016-6934, the grand larceny and property theft charges filed against Luther Town Trustee Ron Henry almost a year ago in a property dispute with his neighbor. Those charges were dismissed Tuesday. However, Mr. Henry and his wife, Brenda, did not get the same result

Business

Half-Million dollar grant comes to Eastern Oklahoma County

The federal government will give $500,000 to the Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership to pay for master planning work and to make the area more attractive for job growth. Some of the grant money will come to Luther. A news release from EOCP announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment

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Community

The Sheriff Comes to Luther

Acting Oklahoma County Sheriff PD Taylor continues his tour of unincorporated areas of the county to talk about “recent budget decisions out of his control.” Those decisions, he says, could jeopardize patrols in rural areas of the county, including Luther. He will host a public meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Luther Community

Business

Business is Business

Sunday, at least this one, was for updating the lutherregister.news website,  learning about some new widgets, apps and tools, and scrubbing up our Business Directory! Business Directory, you ask? On the main tab of this website, you’ll see the Business Directory tab. Thanks to the hard work of Karen McClure and Debbie Bradley who gathered

Education

Four Luther Athletes to hear Peyton Manning

Two Luther Lions football stars and two track stars have been selected for recognition at the The Oklahoman’s All-City Prep Sports Awards. The event is billed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for outstanding high school athletes to be acknowledged for their achievements. Graduates Dakota Pridemore and Tyler Leftwich will represent the Lions because of their successes and

Town

Training up a Town Board

Luther Town Trustees took off from their day jobs and businesses to participate in required daylong training provided by the Oklahoma Municipal League. The four new Trustees heard presentations about budgeting, meeting decorum, employment issues and the Open Meetings law among other things. According to OML, state law requires each person elected for the first time to

Community

Graduate notes

Luther Lions alumnus Eddie Martinez is a new college graduate. In a news release from Oklahoma Baptist University, The Luther Register was notified that Martinez was one of 300 graduates who earned a degree at May commencement exercises. He studied pre-allied health and rehab science. OBU is in Shawnee. WILLIAMS GRABS UCO SCHOLARSHIP The University

Education

Oklahoma County to Help Spruce up LPS

At the June 5, 2017, Luther School Board meeting, the board approved three items to let Oklahoma County do some work for the district at minimal cost. Superintendent Barry Gunn said he was contacted by LPS parent and Oklahoma County District One Superintendent Brian Jasper who offered to help the school district with any projects

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