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June 18, 2018


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

Rolling out the Red Carpet for OK Freewheel

The restaurants have special menus and hours, the stores are stocked, the trash is picked up, and the grass cut. The high school grounds will soon become a Tent City. The detour signs are ready (read on for information about that). The To Do List items are getting checked off. And the meetings are almost

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

Chili Showdown for Fireworks

When the creative spirit gets launched, there is a lot of fun to be had in Luther – and a lot of good chili and cornbread. The Luther Fire Department and Police Department are in a friendly competition to outdo each other on the best pot of chili. It’s part of a fundaiser to help

Freewheel is coming, get the tshirt

The Luther Parks Commission sponsored a design contest for a t-shirt to promote both Luther and the Oklahoma Freewheel bicycle tour that is stopping in our town on June 12. Wynn Gochenour had the winning design. You might have met Wynn down at the Chicken Shack. It’s where her brother, Eddie, is the owner of the

Rethink Your Drink

When Oklahoma Freewheel Bicyclists ride into Luther on June 12, they’ll have plenty of water and ice, thanks to a sponsorship the Luther Parks Commission received on the Town’s behalf from the Oklahoma County TSET Healthy Living Program. The $400 sponsorship was presented during the May 3 Parks Commission Meeting by Joshua Trope who is

Controversy at Luther’s Head Start

A “swarm of flying termites” at Luther’s Armstrong Head Start led to the closure of the pre-school for a week in April, and a discovery that the federally-funded program hasn’t paid any rent to the owner of the building for “as long as anyone can remember.” Who is the owner? The Town of Luther. No

Water Trouble for Luther

UPDATE: TOWN OF LUTHER WATER RESTORED SATURDAY EVENING. FROM THE TOWN OF LUTHER: As our crew said, “We are back in business!” The repair has been made and water has been restored to the Town of Luther. We thank all of our community for your¬†patience throughout the afternoon and evening, and apologize for any inconvenience

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,

New Water Meters for Luther

A crew from San Marcos, Texas, has spent the week in Luther visiting every Town water customer’s yard with a shovel. They are replacing the old mechanical meters with new ultrasonic meters that are expected to improve accuracy and detect leaks more quickly for Luther water customers. The rain slowed the crew down from Secure

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