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October 17, 2017

Controversial Item Pulled

Turns out a controversial agenda item for Tuesday night’s Special Meeting of the Luther Town Board cannot be voted upon tonight because it was worded incorrectly. Mayor Jenni White confirmed the item will not be considered tonight on her Trustee Facebook page.  The main business of tonight’s meeting is to conduct final interviews of four

Police

Police Chief Applicants and Crunching Numbers

Four applicants for Luther Police Chief will have a second-round interview with the Town Board of Trustees, Tuesday, October 17, beginning at 6:30 pm. Three of the four final applicants were featured last week in an article in The Luther Register.  Since then, we have been able to connect with the fourth applicant, David Randall for

Sports

WEEK SEVEN, WIN

by Sydney Scheer The Luther Lions have a momentum-building win from last week to push toward this week’s big game against Millwood. Last Friday, the Lions were away in Del City to play the Christian Heritage Crusaders. It was a game to go see. The first half was plain nasty. Nasty in terms of Luther football.

Community

Then there were four

Four of the eight applicants for Luther Police Chief made it to round two for interviews next Tuesday. They are: Chuck Brewer Ron Lentz Kyle McDaniel David Randall. Although we missed Mr. Randall for the first round introductory article earlier this week, we have connected and Mr. Randall is replying to our questions so readers

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Community

Friday night recap

Listen up! Here is the latest podcast from Mitchell Talks. The Luther Lions are hot. Mitchell and Coach Zack Smith talk about the Stroud win … the penalties … and what’s to come, the battle with also ranked Christian Heritage Academy. It’s an away game Friday night. Lion Nation will head south for it, a

Community

On the road again

Meet Gypsy and Old Gray Mare. They are the team leading Ray and Juanita Hascell on an adventure. The Hascells of Tecumseh have been married 50 years so Ray joked this was their “second honeymoon” when they stopped for a refresher on the side of 66 and Luther Road in front of Couch Pecans Wednesday

Education

Enrollment up; and plenty of money

The Luther School Board conducted its October business in about thirty minutes Monday night. But the short agenda packed a lot information. Here’s the rundown: Treasurer Gary Roy reported that the district has “plenty of money,” and although the current balance is low, tax receipts are expected in November, December and January to meet the

Community

Tacos for Pridemore

For your Tuesday evening plans, here’s an option that will take care of your dinner, your civic duty and your generous heart. The First Christian Church is having a fund-raising dinner to help a neighbor. Luther’s Josh Pridemore as he recovers from an August motorcycle accident. Turns out there is also a Town Board meeting

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Community

Week 6 v Stroud: WIN

Story and photos by Sydney Scheer The #6 ranked Luther Lions hosted the Stroud Tigers for the 2017 Senior Night and Black Out game Friday night. Before the game, seniors involved in fall extracurricular activities were recognized with their parents. The students received gifts, snacks, candy and a blanket was presented with pictures of each player. There

Community

Clean up crew

A local group of home educating students spent part of their Fall Break to serve the Town of Luther. The group from LAB, Luther Academic Barn, brought rakes, mowers and gloves to take care of the “Veterans’ Park” on the west side of Main Street in downtown Luther. They mowed, trimmed, weeded, swept and did

Community

GOAL, wheelchair accomplished

An unstoppable force of friends and family accomplished a goal over the weekend when the needed money was raised to help 12-year-old Taelor Heron get a motorized wheelchair. Taelor has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. While noting that her parents have been battling some insurance issues to get her a new chair, a community

Crime

Standoff Suspect Arrested

A seven-hour standoff between a burglary suspect and Oklahoma County Deputies ended peacefully early Monday morning at a home on  NorthLuther Road toward Harrah. Stephen McGraw, 35, allegedly locked himself into a home in the 8000 block of North Luther Road after 6pm on Sunday. No one was at home when the security system was

Police

Eight Finalists for Luther Police Chief

The Luther Town Board of Trustees Thursday night met behind closed doors to cull down a list of resumes for Luther Police Chief. After an hour, the board reconvened in open session and announced eight names of candidates to be interviewed on October 10. The names are: David Abel Chuck Brewer Virgil Green Ron Lentz

Community

Military Convoy Through Luther

We interrupt this national debate about knees and flags and anthems to bring you a convoy. A rainy Tuesday morning in Luther brought a little joy when a parade of antique military vehicles rolled down Highway 66 as part of a cross-country celebration of veterans, the military and Route 66 through the MPVA, the MIlitary

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