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June 25, 2017


Friday afternoon update

The on switch was flipped in Luther Friday about noon. Town Hall reopened, and before the coffee pot was set, Josephine’s had a full restaurant, with patrons ready for lunch. DJ’s BBQ also quickly opened. An OG&E spokesperson said that the utility has retained contract crews for line repair ahead of the next wave of

Friday morning update

Part of Luther remains without power including Main Street forcing the closure of Town Hall, restaurants and retailers. A tangle of downed power lines on Hogback Road south of Main Street is part of the culprit. Meanwhile, other parts of Town have power including the gas station and Dollar General. Tree crews, utility crews are

Storm kills power in town

As the sun rises on Friday, daylight will reveal just how much storm damage Luther suffered in Thursday night’s severe thunderstorm. Official word on windspeed is unavailable, but the wind was strong enough to snap poles and large trees and down power lines. Luther is in the dark with no electricity. It was an eery

Fireworks and budgets: it’s meeting week

The Luther School Board and The Luther Town Board of Trustees have their meetings Monday and Tuesday evenings. Each agenda is packed. Read the school agenda here. Read (part of) the town agenda here. For the school board meeting Monday night, the first agenda item is a memorial acknowledgement of Dr. Sheldon L. Buxton, superintendent,

Remembering a Superintendent & a Cowboy

“Just call me Sheldon.” If you had ever asked Dr. Sheldon Buxton what you should call him, that’s what he likely would have said. His affable manner made for an easy rapport with the teachers, parents or anyone else who met him. Those who knew the Luther Public School Superintendent have been flooded with remembrances about him after the

Denim Day against sexual violence

At the State Capitol on Wednesday … Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives proclaimed April 26 Honor Denim Day recognizing the importance of promoting awareness about sexual violence. State Rep. Tess Teague, a Republican representing Choctaw, authored House Concurrent Resolution 1001, which officially recognizes the day in Oklahoma. For the past 17 years, the Honor

Luther Library Offers Free Financial Kit

April is National Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is observing Money Smart Week, April 22-29. Helping to promote financial education statewide, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) is offering free Financial Fitness Kits through public libraries, including the Luther Public Library, Tinker Federal Credit Union branches and online

Let the camera tell the story

Shall we go with the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words?” There were lots of fun things to capture in Luther on Saturday, from a former Governor coming to town, to the eighth graders having a blast at their prom. Enjoy #lutherlocal

Rain or Shine, sale at Luther Elementary Saturday

They’ll be in the parking lot if these flood waters go down, or in the gym if we get more downpours. But the Luther Parent Teacher Group’s garage sale will go on Saturday! LUTHER PTC Garage Sale Luther Elementary Saturday, April 22 10 am – 3pm. There’s lots of treasures, including a great selection of


If you’ve had a rough day, this will cheer you up. PUPPIES FOR SALE. #lutherlocal puppies Great Pyrenees and 1/8th Anatolian Shepherd. 100% adorable. They are six weeks old and have had first shots and deworming. They are ready for a loving home. $250 each for four males or one female. Send a text or

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