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August 22, 2017

Archives for December 2016

Luther Business Blessings

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes in Luther. There are storefronts and home-based businesses. There are services, manufacturing, construction, agricultural and technical businesses. The bigger businesses help to propel a small town’s tax base, even more with our support. For others, small businesses add to the household budget and our dreams (yes, and the tax

Lady Lions beat Wellston

In overtime, the Lady Lions took care of the Wellston Tigers on the hardwoods Friday night. Free throws sealed the deal; plus the hard work of Sophomore Caitlin Bailey who scored 20 points against the Route 66 rivals on the Lions’ home court. The game was nip and tuck all four quarters, with Luther edging Wellston

A Pay Raise for the Chief

UPDATED TO REFLECT NEW REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT The Luther Town Board Tuesday night gave Police Chief Marcus Thurman a raise effective immediately, promised him overtime for work this month, and allowed him to use vacation days to pay the Town back over a mistake last year in which he was given a raise without board approval.

The Turnpike Wins at the State Supreme Court

The State Supreme Court today gave the nod to a $480 million bond issuance to fund the Driving Forward turnpike program, including the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike. The case has been stalled at the state high court since early October following a referee hearing where attorneys for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority pled its case. In addition, the “protestant” Jerry Fent

Audit bill already paid

CONTAINS UPDATES AS OF 3:30 pm, Tuesday A School Board action Monday night to pause on paying a bill for the state audit turns out to be a moot issue. Board President Matt Mohr asked his board to set aside the $27,057.85 invoice until a legal question could be answered about it. But the check cleared

Dr. Buxton’s resignation

Luther Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Buxton read his resignation letter at Monday night’s school board meeting.   December 7, 2016 Dear Board President and Members of the Board: This letter serves as official notice of my resignation from my position at Superintendent of Luther Public Schools. My effective date of resignation is at the

A Christmas to Remember

It was a packed house tonight at the First Christian Church for the one and only performance of the play, “A Christmas to Remember” performed by church members, some of whom revealed their considerable acting talents for the first time. The play was written by Pastor Johnny Melton, the play delivered a spiritual message and

A Christmas parade

Luther held a small Christmas parade on Saturday to celebrate the season. Santa even came! Here it is in two minutes and 34 seconds (sped up slightly!). Merry Christmas! #LutherLocal      

Mohr: I respect his decision

Luther School Board President Matt Mohr said he respects the decision of Dr. Sheldon Buxton to resign as superintendent. Mohr commented to The Luther Register on Thursday, hours after Monday night’s meeting agenda posted listing the resignation item. Dr. Buxton said he will read his letter of resignation Monday night and comment then. Mohr said

Rumpl: Candidate for School Board

“I don’t understand all of the inner-workings right now because I’m on the outside. That’s why I decided to run. I want to know what’s going on, and be sure the right things are being done.”

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