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April 21, 2018

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Detour to improve RR safety.

Word from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Work began Tuesday at the railroad crossing on Ash/Luther Road causing a temporary detour until the Work is complete. This project is part of the Railroad Crossing Safety Fund and was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission in May 2017. The project includes the installation of pedestal-mounted flashing

Fundraising for Prom

With Luther schools being out for seven days, the Luther High School prom committee lost time to finish fundraising and selling tickets. Classes resumed Wednesday and the junior prom committee is working fast to put the finishing touches on what promises to be a wonderful event. The big night is just about a week away

Back to School

UPDATED to include School Board President Steve Broudy’s comment. Many Oklahoma school districts will continue a teacher walk-out on Wednesday, but Luther Public Schools will be open.¬†Superintendent Barry Gunn announced late Tuesday that classes will resume Wednesday, April 11. School has been canceled for seven days because of a lack of certified teachers in the

LPS, By the numbers

With so much attention focused at the State Capitol and education funding, some are asking about the numbers in Luther. Luther Public Schools posts its numbers every month in the Board of Education Agenda packet. Click here for the Monday, April 9 meeting. The first couple of pages include the agenda, followed by about 46 pages

Emergency Manager Needed

Tornado, Fire, Flood. Unfortunately, in the last dozen years or so, Luther has experienced all of them, as we well remember. The Town Board of Trustees met this week to talk about emergency plans. The fire chief, police chief and school superintendent attended. But the bulk of the meeting was spent, not on emergency plans,

Clean Shorts Film Fest at EOC

One hundred movies for $5! What an excellent deal. The Clean Shorts Film Festival is this weekend at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw.¬† The fourth annual independent film celebration begins Friday and runs through Saturday. EOC’s Digital Media program organizes this festival that showcases independent films that are appropriate for most audiences. With

Luther Schools Closed Tuesday

Plans for Luther schools to close for only one day for the Teacher Walkout at the State Capitol changed when it was announced that LPS would again close on Tuesday. The letter from Superintendent Barry Gunn posted Monday afternoon said “at this time, it has become apparent that Luther Public Schools will not have enough