On a Wednesday night, less than a week after our new Walmart announced it would close, it’ll be a wonder if anything will be left to get a deal on by the last day, January 28. Afterall, 25% off groceries at “low low prices” brings us out, even against our better judgement and protestations of
Archives for January 2016
The third week of the new year will be a full one for Luther. Even if there is no more tragic surprises like the new Walmart abandoning our town, there will be plenty of news to cover. Here’s a partial TO DO list. Please add to it in the comments if you know of anything else
The Luther FFA & 4H will have its annual dinner and auction Monday night to raise money for the Luther Local Show. Dinner begins at 6pm at the High School. Tickets are $10 at the door if you’ve not purchased them in advance for $7. Following the dinner, the evening moves to the Luther auditorium
Barely six months after it opened, when we all got comfortable with picking up apples and avocados and enjoying the boost in sales tax to our town, Walmart is closing its brand new Express store in Luther. It’s a corporate move and apparently is not personal against the town. Still, 30 persons are losing their jobs.
“Most people’s vision of the impact on them is exaggerated by the unknown,” said McCaleb.
On a night when the Luther Town Board trustees were asked to state their priority projects for the first quarter of the new year, it was clear that a large group of Luther residents wanted to talk turnpike. Before any of the town trustees arrived to the meeting, more than 40 neighbors had gathered with
The Luther School Board met behind closed doors Monday night for its annual evaluation of the superintendent and his contract. After 90 minutes, the four member board returned and without comment promptly voted 3-1 to extend Dr. Sheldon Buxton’s contract for another year. He does not get a raise or a reduction in his pay
As a few hundred more citizens signed an online petition calling for a halt to a proposed turnpike in NE Oklahoma County, some surveyors walked around property near 150th and Dobbs today, in the march toward a $300 million project to connect I-40 to I-44 in four years. “We are concerned with those living in these areas
When Governor Mary Fallin and members of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority had a State Capitol ceremony back in October 2015 to announce a big deal turnpike expansion program, they probably didn’t have many Eastern Oklahoma County landowners in the audience offering the applause. The $680 million project would expand or build six new toll roads in
How is your earthquake “IQ?” No doubt most of us have done a little self-education about the temblors that shake us out of our sleep, knock our pictures off the wall and rattle our nerves (not to mention check our insurance policies). We’ve had a few years to deal with it, and no doubt remember the 5.0