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School Board Special Meeting

Clear your calendar for next Tuesday evening. Luther Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Buxton says a special board meeting will be held to discuss budget cuts and revisions to help the district survive during a turbulent financial time. As we know, Luther is hardly alone in this budget crunch. Many school districts in the state are

Town Egg Hunt at Wildhorse Park Saturday

No peeking kids! Sometime early before 10:00 am Saturday, Luther fire fighters and other stand-ins for the Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs in Wildhorse Park. It’s a Luther tradition, according to Town Trustee Birlene Langley. For 25 years or so, she said this egg hunt in the park delights Luther’s children as they scramble

Movie Set: Josephine’s in Luther

The regulars at Josephine’s might have to skip coffee, breakfast and lunch, but just for three days. Their favorite spot will be closed Tuesday – Thursday. Sources say it’s because one of our favorite Luther restaurants is going to be part of a movie set. That’s right, unconfirmed reports say the restaurant and possibly other spots

Rally Recap and Thoughts

The Governor’s office knew they were there, the couple of hundred Eastern Oklahoma County residents holding tightly onto both their signs and their resolve that possibly and hopefully, their noise outside the capitol would be heard inside, all the way to her office. Likely Gov. Mary Fallin did not see the signs nor hear the vitriol in

Blue or Pink and other questions about the EOC

Some could have a breather, some would still be in limbo. Helene Murdock, PE, Poe & Associates, said the decision to reveal the preliminary route maps on March 10 for the proposed Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike would help alleviate the emotional turmoil this proposal has caused for many in the region, some of the turmoil, for some of

Whitmus Prosecutor Named Judge

The assistant district attorney who was working the state’s case against a former Luther band teacher charged with sexual misconduct with a student has been appointed an Oklahoma County District Judge. Governor Mary Fallin today announced she is appointing Michele McElwee to a district judge post in Oklahoma County. She will replace District Judge Bernard

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Like a true media professional, Daniel Lapham did not let his personal life get in the way of the story. When the preliminary map was revealed for the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike last week, he interviewed a handful of neighbors outside of the meeting before he ever went inside to see whether the new high-speed toll

Layoffs Loom for LPS

NOTE: Edited to emphasize this article is an “opinion” piece.  The Luther School Board Monday night approved a RIF (Reduction In Force) policy for certified teachers and support personnel, but the panel did not put individuals or programs on the public chopping block just yet. Specific cuts of programs and employees are expected to be held during

Driving Forward Thursday

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority still calls it preliminary, but it is presenting a route for the Eastern Oklahoma Turnpike Loop at a meeting Thursday at 4 pm in Harrah. OTA Eastern Oklahoma County Public Meeting Thursday, March 10, 2016 4 – 8 p.m. Harrah Church 101 S. Dobbs Rd Harrah, Okla. OTA is not taking public

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