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June 28, 2017

Archives for February 2017

Zoo seeks giraffe artists

When you make a trip to the Oklahoma City zoo, is visiting Ursula, Noel and Ellie a must? Maybe you are anxious to see Ellie’s offspring Julu and Ketara? Those visits to the zoo’s giraffe exhibit might be inspiration for your K-12 student to enter an art contest sponsored by the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical

New School Board Leadership

It took three tries to elect new leadership for the Luther School Board last Thursday night. The February 23 Special Meeting was just about a week after the school board election in which former board president Matt Mohr was defeated by Tony Rumpl. Rumpl took the oath of office at the meeting, then the five

Voter’s Guide for Town Candidates

Introducing the 2017 Voter’s Guide showcasing the candidates for Luther Town Trustee. We asked  each candidate to participate by completing a “get to know me and what my views are” questionnaire. Via email, in person and mail the questionnaires were distributed to each candidate for their voluntary participation, with a deadline of a few days

Generosity, for the love of learning

Brief update. Luther fifth grade teacher Debi Reid reports that she has received commitments to acquire all of the number four book in the Rush Revere series, after her appeal on social media and a story on The Luther Register circulated! That book is Rush Revere and the Star Spangled Banner. Great news. Now to

An oath, an audit and an interview

The Luther School Board meets in a Special Meeting, Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 6pm in the Auditorium boardroom. It’s a brief agenda, but packed full of action. The oath of office will be administered to new board member Tony Rumpl, who was elected to the board in the February 14 election. He defeated Matt

For the love of learning

On President’s Day, we had an appeal from a Luther teacher to get some books for her students who want to read about presidents and history! On her day off, Ms. Debi Reid posted on several Luther school Facebook pages a request to acquire some copies of  “Rush Revere” books for her fifth graders.  

Luther Livestock Show

Parents, grandparents, cousins, fans, neighbors and even some Town Board candidates knew the place to be was the Luther Ag Barn Saturday for the Luther Livestock Show. The supportive crowd was treated to an excellent show, AND free lunch, as Luther FFA and 4H members took their cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits for

Luther Lions on the bracket

It’s tournament time for high school basketball … something we call February Madness. The varsity boys team was crowned District Champs Friday night after beating Okemah, 61-43. They will play Thursday at 8pm at Oklahoma Centennial against either Centennial or Chandler who play Saturday night. The girls will enter the consolation bracket after a tough loss

Quick work of a Town Board meeting

  There were more town board candidates at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting than there were trustees. Trustee Ron Henry and Andy McDaniels did not attend. But there was a quorum with Mayor Cecilia Taft, Carolyn Lawson and Birlene Langley. All three face re-election, with Taft and Lawson running against each other for a two-year

Rumpl wins

The highway patrol trooper who challenged the Luther school board president won Tuesday’s election. Unofficial returns show Tony Rumpl garnered 56% of the vote, with Matt Mohr getting 41% with all precincts reporting. It was a tense day for Rumpl who admitted he was nervous as the polls opened this morning. But when the polls closed,

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