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December 11, 2017

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Turnpike Authority Pulls New Director from ODOT

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announced Tim Gatz, current deputy director at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, will serve as the OTA’s new executive director. He was hired at the OTA meeting earlier this week. OTA Chair Albert “Kell” Kelly said Gatz was the best candidate. “His work with ODOT has been invaluable, and we believe

General Bond Obligation (and Thunder)

The Luther School Board gathered for a Special Meeting Wednesday evening for some routine maintenance on bond issues related to the new high school. Three board members, Matt Mohr, Sherri Anderson and Steve Broudy, provided the quorum to hear the explanation of the issue from Ron Fisher with Stephen H McDonald & Associates, financial advisors serving Oklahoma School Districts.

Bad Not Worse

‘Hopefully this will pass the vote of the Legislature. The remaining impact for Luther will be determined as we prepare the Estimate of Needs for the 2016-17 school term. This estimate is simply that, an estimate of revenue. We hope that we will see an upturn in that budget document come August,” said Dr. Buxton.

Two Dead at Oklahoma County Jail

EDITOR’S NOTE: via a news advisory from the OSBI.   The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating two hanging deaths inside the Oklahoma County Jail. The OSBI reports that on Friday night, a jailer performing sight checks found inmate Joseph Carter Wilson (11/29/1985) hanging from the cell he occupied alone. The 30-year-old Wilson had

Lawsuit Against LPS Detailed

It’s a case of “he said versus he said.” Or a case of bids are not free. The Luther School District was recently sued by Norman architectural firm, ARC Architecture, LLC, for unpaid alleged work related to getting bids to repair the problematic leaky roof on the Luther Auditorium. The suit was filed in Oklahoma County

Capitol Rally to STOP the Turnpikes

The crowd numbered upwards of 150 folks – united in their anger and opposition to not one, but two metro turnpikes to be built as part of the controversial Driving Forward Oklahoma turnpike program. Organized by the Eastern Oklahoma County anti-turnpike coalition, Wednesday’s state capitol anti-turnpike rally also featured neighbors from the other side of

Grant Opportunity

This is a new release from The Oklahoma State Department of Education that might be of interest to some.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Applications Open for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants OKLAHOMA CITY (May 18, 2016) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is seeking applicants from schools and community organizations for 2016-2017 21st

Luther Lions Walk of Fame

Congratulations Luther High School Seniors who took a walk through the elementary school Wednesday afternoon to applause and high-fives. Graduation is tomorrow. Goal achieved to every Lion wearing a cap and gown. Upward and Onward!

Luther Schools Sued

A Norman architectural firm wants its money from Luther Public Schools and its going to court to get it. In a breach of contract lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court on April 29, 2016, ARC Architecture, LLC, wants to be paid $17,751.32 for work completed plus attorneys fees for alleged contracted work. The project

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