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January 20, 2018

Turnpike Construction Begins

Two years after the announcement of the controversial Eastern Oklahoma Turnpike, dirt work has quietly begun. There was no fanfare, groundbreaking or ribbon cutting – but the dirt movers are on the scene between 164th and the current Turner Turnpike next to Luther Road. It’s where the $400 million dollar roads begins. It will end

Education

Casting a Vision for LPS

The Luther School Board evaluates its superintendent at its January monthly meeting. The Tuesday night meeting was the first review for Supt. Barry Gunn who took control of the district toward the end of the last school year after the resignation and then death of Dr. Sheldon Buxton. The meeting, behind closed doors in executive

Community

Event Venue Sunday

Two Luther event venues will have separate open houses Sunday. It’s likely many brides and grooms will come out to tour both the Broken Horn Ranch and Eleven Oaks Ranch both located north of Luther. The events are designed to showcase the properties and related vendors. If you’d like to check out both properties, it’s

Education

Annual 4H & FFA Auction & Dinner

It’s a January highlight. There will be a chicken fried steak dinner, home-made desserts galore and a great cause to help our local 4H and FFA members. And it’s this Monday night, January 15, at 6 pm in the high school cafeteria. Many look forward to the annual Luther FFA & 4H Booster Club event.

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Police

Oliver loses at Appeals Board

“It’s a disappointment. The whole department went against me … it’s kind of stressful it didn’t go in my favor but I have the support of citizens and my family. I’m going to put in applications and go somewhere different.” With that comment, the ten-year career of Mike Oliver with the Luther Police Department ended.

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Luther Housing Market is HOT

SPONSORED CONTENT by Heather Perry, Realtor Over the last few years, Luther has experienced a population boom and with that comes a need for more housing. However, with the increased housing demand, the town has seen less and less inventory for sale.  In 2016, 49 homes sold in the Luther area compared to 42 homes

Community

New Year & New Bank Hours

The new year brings longer hours at Luther’s First Bank & Trust. With the expected sale of the bank to Bancfirst in February, the bank is working toward the transition. The lobby will be open thirty minutes longer, Monday – Thursday, and the drive-thru will open thirty minutes earlier. Lobby hours: 8 am – 4

Education

Luther Band Shines in Memphis

“I think I am still in shock but I wanted to say how proud I am of these students. Hard work pays off. For those who didn’t know, the Pride of Luther is the only high school band that has the honor to perform before the Liberty Bowl game. I am truly humbled to be the director of these awesome students,” said Mrs. Donwell.

Faith

Guest column: “Luther” Trip to Kenya

Editor’s Note: I have had the privilege to get to know Stephen Kearby at my part-time job at The 116 Farmstead, Market & Table on Main Street in Luther. He likes our decaf coffee and breakfast parfait. Stephen is the Outreach Minister at the Luther Church of Christ and the Community Service Center. When we

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Police

Tickets in Luther Town

For the first time since The Luther Register  began online publishing two years ago, we have a report of the number of tickets issued by the Luther Police Department. New LPD Chief David Randall included the numbers in his November monthly report presented at the Town’s Board of Trustees December 12 meeting. The report marked

Crime

Sunday Morning Interview: stabbing update

Thanks to Luther Police Chief David Randall who replied with an update on the search for the suspect who stabbed a Luther police officer on Thursday. Read the original story here.  The interview has been lightly edited for grammar and style. LR: Can you assure the community about their safety? Chief Randall: Luther Police Department and

Community

The basketball court up the hill

The sale of some town-owned property to the local bank brought some nods and support via comments and chatter around town. But some are still worried about the loss of the basketball court. The land the Luther First Bank & Trust, soon-to-be Bancfirst, purchased currently is the space where a public basketball/tennis court is, as

Crime

Police Officer Stabbed in Luther

News that an officer was stabbed in Luther put a community on edge Thursday afternoon; and news that the suspect who hurt him has not been caught keep tensions high for residents in the search area. Luther Police Chief David Randall posted a statement on Facebook just before 8pm saying the incident occurred before 2pm December

Town

Bank Buys Town Land for New Building

Luther’s First Bank and Trust was the only bidder on a 1.75-acre parcel of surplus land offered by the Town of Luther. The bank offered $75,000 for the land that faces Highway 66 and is just to the east of the Dollar General store, east of Luther. Bids were accepted beginning 15 days ago until Noon

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