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June 28, 2017

Archives for March 2017

Audit Presented, and no apology

The meeting last 2.5 hours, and included a stern talking to by the auditor to the board on findings from the Town audit that covered the time of July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. The auditor said if the Town doesn’t figure out how to prevent chronic turnover in the office, and bickering among

Prison for former Luther Mayor

“I’m sorry I did it,” said James Richard Smith as he was sentenced in Oklahoma County District Court Wednesday for his part in stealing copper wires from donated tornado sirens that were meant to be used as a warning system for Luther residents. Smith, 68, spoke briefly to Judge Cindy Truong but his apology was the

Town Audit Findings

It might be unprecedented, but before the Luther Board of Trustees meets to review the Audit for FY2016, a $10,500 check has been written to pay for it, and the audit itself has been released to the public. The board was supposed to meet last Thursday to review the audit performed by Russell & Williams CPAs of

Whitmus trial delayed

The trial date has been moved for the former Luther Band Teacher charged with raping a student. Jury selection was slated to begin Monday, April 3, for Kyle Whitmus’ trial. However, after an attorney meeting Monday morning, the trial has been pushed back a month. The reason – the prosecution has not produced all of

Believe in #lutherlocal

There’s a lot to like about Luther. There’s also a lot to be concerned about. But let’s dwell on the positive. One way to do that is by pointing out just a couple of Luther Register’s data points for the week.  Because it shows that folks like positive and they like Luther. On Monday, we

Candidate Forum Success

Time for the THANK YOUS after Tuesday night’s Candidate Forum at the Broken Horn Ranch. There are many. If you couldn’t attend and will vote in the April 4, 2017, Town Election, carve out about 90 minutes, find some fast internet and watch the broadcast on Luther Register’s Facebook Page. You’ll learn a lot. Thank you

More on Seventh Street

The Luther Town Board Special Meeting Thursday night includes an agenda item about the Seventh Street issue. …. UPDATE …. the special meeting is CANCELLED. DETAILS ON THAT COMING SOON.  The item is being brought by Town Trustee Andy McDaniels who said he discovered more information about the drainage issues after voting last week to

Baseball Season in Swing

photos and story by Jacob Factor A win and a loss. Luther Baseball’s first combined middle and high school home games Monday night was a mixed bag, with a solid win for the middle school and a loss for the high school. There’s great potential as the varsity Lions settle into the season. It was a

Campaign Heats Up

Six candidates for seats on the Luther Board of Trustees have all signed a letter directed to the Town’s attorney. They are asking questions about the March 14 meeting.  Candidates Paxton Cavin, Ron Johnson, Herbert Keith, Trandy Langston, Jason Roach and Jenni White sent the letter Monday to Town Attorney Ray Vincent, respectfully asking for

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