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December 15, 2017

Education

Fence dispute leads to lawsuit against Town and School

On a Monday night in Luther, Wildhorse Park was packed. There were families picnicking at the playgrounds, Little League football and cheer teams were practicing for this weekend’s games. A volunteer over at the baseball field was mowing. And there was a Lady Lions Softball game going against Stroud. The stands were full. The bleachers,

A Blessing for Luther Elementary

“Many thanks and blessings to this anonymous donor.  Rest assured, it will be put to good use and will be used exactly as requested, for those in need.”

Happiness Counts

When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. – Shawn Achor

New teachers for a new school year

Just in the nick of time, the Luther School Board hired new teachers Monday to start the new school year that begins Thursday. Teachers reported Monday for meetings, policy updates and motivation. Parents will meet teachers Tuesday evening. The 2017-2018 school year is here. Hired Monday night are new certified personnel: Angela Bandy, fifth and

Victim’s Family Sues LPS

Luther Public Schools and the Luther School Board were named in a $6 million tort claim filed by the parents of the victim in the Kyle Whitmus case. The former band director was sentenced earlier this week to 20 years in prison for lewd acts with a minor child. Whitmus, 34, entered a blind plea

Twenty Years for Whitmus

Justice takes time. On Monday it took almost eight hours to arrive at a punishment for the former Luther Band Director who chose to let an Oklahoma County District Judge sentence him rather than go to trial. The time since the investigation began into the affair between the 32-year-old teacher who admitted to finding his

Whitmus Sentencing Mid-day Update

“No one wins today,” said Sam Talley, the defense attorney for former Luther Band Director Kyle Whitmus. He said that in a comment out in the hall of the seventh floor of the Oklahoma County Courthouse before Monday’s proceeding began to sentence his client to crimes of which Whitmus pled guilty. The comment came as

Four Luther Athletes to hear Peyton Manning

Two Luther Lions football stars and two track stars have been selected for recognition at the The Oklahoman’s All-City Prep Sports Awards. The event is billed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for outstanding high school athletes to be acknowledged for their achievements. Graduates Dakota Pridemore and Tyler Leftwich will represent the Lions because of their successes and

Graduate notes

Luther Lions alumnus Eddie Martinez is a new college graduate. In a news release from Oklahoma Baptist University, The Luther Register was notified that Martinez was one of 300 graduates who earned a degree at May commencement exercises. He studied pre-allied health and rehab science. OBU is in Shawnee. WILLIAMS GRABS UCO SCHOLARSHIP The University

Oklahoma County to Help Spruce up LPS

At the June 5, 2017, Luther School Board meeting, the board approved three items to let Oklahoma County do some work for the district at minimal cost. Superintendent Barry Gunn said he was contacted by LPS parent and Oklahoma County District One Superintendent Brian Jasper who offered to help the school district with any projects

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