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October 20, 2017

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Help Iz Run: A very good start

The best ticket in Luther on Saturday night was the benefit ballgame between ABI (Amputee Basketball Invigorated) and an awesome team of Luther Public Schools faculty and friends. The good cause raised nearly $4,500 (and still counting) in donations to fund a new athletic prosthetic leg for Iz Lawson, Luther’s eight-year-old Cancer Warrior Princess. The donations

VOTERS: What are the issues?

Have you seen the signs? Signs for each of the candidates for the Luther School Board have appeared at most of the major intersections, both in town, and in the rural areas of the district that crosses the county line boundaries of Oklahoma, Logan and Lincoln Counties. Campaign gurus advise that name recognition is goal

Help Iz Run

Last August, Iz (who prefers never to be called Izzy!) Lawson walked into Luther Elementary School to begin second grade in Ms. Matlock’s class. It was her goal. And her parents say she nailed it. When school started, she was in the midst of chemo that would end in October, and was a few months past

Turnpike Gate to Tulsa opens in Luther

The Secretary of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike officials, State senators and representatives, Oklahoma County elected officials and staffers, mayors of Choctaw and Jones, as well as most of the Luther Town Board and the fire chief stood under a sunny sky with January wind to officially open the last two of four toll gates at the Luther Exchange

The “NO-EOC” Group Goes to the OTA

An estimated 400 residents of Eastern Oklahoma County, armed with signs and passions, packed the inside headquarters and outside grounds of the Oklahoma Association of General Contractors where the January 2016 meeting of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority was held. Many stood, among them were senior citizens, children, couples, business owners, farmers, vineyard owners and a congressman –

Swan Song for Luther’s Walmart

Catfood, sunscreen and beer is about all that’s left on the shelves at the Luther Walmart. The rest of the stock went on sale Monday for 75% off, in advance of the stores closure later this week. Jeff Williams with Williams Foods, a local grocer with stores in many rural Oklahoma towns told The Luther

Turnpike Week: Luther Exchange Opens

Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday morning is the regular meeting of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority where a contingency of neighbors opposed to the Eastern Oklahoma County turnpike are expected to attend. However, only one spokesperson is “allowed” to speak during public comments. The group, representing landowners in the area, is protesting the $300 million project to

October Meeting Revisited

It won’t go away. The Luther Town Board meeting last October (the day the school bond issue failed, incidentally) that became a local TV news and internet hit came up again in the January Special Meeting of the Luther Town Board. To refresh, here’s the video of the meeting in which then-Mayor Birlene Langley accused fellow

Former Town Treasurer Sentenced

UPDATE: CORRECTION. STORY NOW ACCURATELY REFLECTS THAT ROBY WAS GIVEN A SUSPENDED SENTENCE (FELONY), NOT A DEFERRED SENTENCE.   Donita Roby, the former Treasurer of the Town of Luther, was sentenced today after entering a blind guilty plea to charges involving stealing money from the town. She will not serve any prison time. Instead, she

Give us a SIGN

On February 9, voters in the Luther School District will choose a new School Board member. And the campaign is quietly heating up. How do voters get information about local elections in a quiet town? (Well, there is this new newspaper that featured articles on Jennifer Edmunson and Steve Broudy when they filed back in

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