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June 19, 2018

Remembering Washington School

In 1940, Rosetta Coleman took the bus from her home in Jones to her high school in Luther. Three years later she graduated from the “school on the big red hill,” Luther’s Booker T Washington High School. This past Saturday night, Ms. Coleman spryly took the stage at the Washington School Reunion at Luther’s Community

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Community

The New Town Budget

The Town of Luther Board of Trustees meets in a Public Hearing and Special Meeting tonight, June 14, to consider a budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. For next year, the Trustees propose a budget based on about $702,000 with expenses at about $650,000.. Town Trustee Lea Ann Jackson, CPA, said

Community

GRADUATION SERIES: Fesler & Stottlemyre

EDITOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to the Class of 2018. To keep the limelight on the busy graduation season,  we are highlighting some speeches that were delivered on the graduation and other stages.These words show wisdom beyond years, hope beyond cynicism, faith past understanding … and some laughs too. The words will echo Mother Teresa, Barry Gunn and

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Turnpike

Turner Turnpike Closures

Turnpike travelers, take note: the Turner Turnpike will have numerous overnight closures starting June 7 as construction ramps up on the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike. Motorists will have be detoured to State Highway 66. The closures are to accommodate installation of bridge beams near Luther Road on the new interchange that connects the Turner

Election 2018

ELECTION: House District 96

With the push toward the Oklahoma primary on June 26, Luther voters are learning more about the candidates. There are four candidates seeking to represent Luther and surrounding areas in the Oklahoma House in House District 96. The legislative seat has been held by Arcadia Republican Lewis Moore.  There are two Republican and two Democrat candidates

Community

Plotting and Platting Luther’s Future

Do you remember that survey Luther residents were asked to complete last summer? The Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership, a public-private organization that focuses on economic development, shared a $500,000 grant with its member towns, including Luther, to tackle the work of comprehensive planning for the growing areas. The result of that survey and a year’s work

Education

Funds with which to end the year

The Luther School Board met in its next to last meeting of the fiscal year Monday night. They hired some teachers, a new elementary principal, approved various contracts and were told the district is closing in on having nearly one million dollars in “carry-over” funding to start the next school budget year that begins next

Election 2018

A candidate comes to Luther

Less than a month before the primary, Republican candidate for Governor Kevin Stitt is making a stop in Luther Wednesday morning. He will be at the 116 Farmstead, Market & Table, on Luther’s Main Street, from 9:30 – 10:30 am with an intention of meeting voters and talking about the issues. There will be complimentary

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