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August 16, 2017

Police Chief’s Job on Meeting Agenda

There’s no getting any comment from the Town Board, or from the Luther Police Department, but a surprise Special Meeting was posted Tuesday afternoon. The employment of the police chief and the patrol division chief is on the agenda. There’s no comment from the powers that be because the action involves “personnel” matters. But speculation?

Education

Happiness Counts

When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. – Shawn Achor

Education

New teachers for a new school year

Just in the nick of time, the Luther School Board hired new teachers Monday to start the new school year that begins Thursday. Teachers reported Monday for meetings, policy updates and motivation. Parents will meet teachers Tuesday evening. The 2017-2018 school year is here. Hired Monday night are new certified personnel: Angela Bandy, fifth and

Community

Survey says – Plan EOC

The Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership is asking for your input on a survey to determine what kind of growth you want for your hometown. The survey will take about ten minutes or less to complete and asks question about your age and income; as well as what kind of home you’d like to live in;

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Community

Merit Badge of Citizenship

These four young men from BSA Troop 344 of Luther attended Tuesday night’s Luther Town Board meeting. They are pursuing their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. They are Josh McMahon, 14; Caleb Sanders, 15; JJ McMahon, 17 and Jakob McMahon, 18. Check out the requirements for the badge from the Boy Scouts of America

Sports

First practice down; Scrimmage Friday night

by The Lion Report, Sydney Scheer It’s that time of the year, folks. Luther Lions football’s first practice of the 2017 season is complete.  I would say it went out with a BANG. The team voted in a Twitter poll on whether to have the first practice in the morning or evening. The “Under the

Community

Apple Creek Reopens

Apple Creek Learning Center reopened Tuesday in Luther. It was closed Monday so staff could regroup and mourn after the tragedy in the parking lot of the daycare facility on Friday evening. That’s when the death of four-month-old Presley Ashton Walker was discovered. It was a horrible tragedy in which the grandmother failed to drop

Community

Baby Presley

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office released the name of the baby who died in Luther on Friday. She was four-month-old Presley Walker. According to OCSO, the grandmother's name is not being released because she is not charged with a crime. Here is the rest of the news release: LUTHER, OK (August 07, 2017) – Just

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Town

Water Rate Hike Talk

The Luther Town Board of Trustees will “consider, discuss and possibly act” to raise water (and sewer) fees at Tuesday night’s Luther Public Works Authority meeting. Vice Mayor Jason Roach said the proposal would raise water rates about $4 a month for the first 2,000 gallons of water used for residential users. Commercial users, such

Community

I love this Town

It’s the morning after. A new day brought fresh pain for many in our community as we remember the terrible apparent accidental death of a baby at Apple Creek Learning Center less than 24 hours ago. A couple of takeaways, one negative and some positive. Stay away from the comments. While comments on the Luther

Police

Death of baby investigated

The heart-wrenching wailing of family members echoed outside the yellow tape perimeter at Apple Creek Learning Center in Luther Friday night. That tape kept them away from the investigation of where a four-month baby girl was discovered dead just after 5pm in a vehicle in the parking lot at the beloved daycare. It appears to

Town

Parks Commission Organizes

The Luther Parks Commission met for the first time Thursday, August 3. The agenda called for the group to decide when and where to meet, choose officers from among themselves, hear about a grant opportunity and to dream. Meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Town Hall. To name

Community

Josephine’s For Sale

SPONSORED CONTENT It’s our hometown cafe, and it’s for sale at a lower price. Every realtor you meet says everything sells. Sometimes the timing just has to be right. Maybe now is the time for someone to join #lutherlocal and become the new owners of Josephine’s Cafe. Here’s the listing information and the link to

Town

Fire Chief Payback

Before former Luther Fire Chief Jason Miller left the Town of Luther in mid-July, town leaders worked with attorneys, accountants and advisors to update a promissory note involving funds Miller owes the Town. The issue has been ongoing, but The Luther Register had not covered it. For one thing, it was a personnel matter, and even

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