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July 17, 2018

Hay Fire Contained

Hay baling in July is hard hot work. The pay off comes in winter for the animals when it’s cold. A regular Monday haying on a field on Covell turned dramatic when the hay caught fire. Seems the hay sparked maybe because a bearing was lost on the baler. Flames spread over an acre or

Election 2018

August Ballot

The June primary in Oklahoma advanced several candidates in several races to a run-off election, on August 28. That means we get to vote again in a few weeks. Here is a primary ballot rundown for voters in Luther (Oklahoma County). Again, voters have ballots featuring only candidates in their party affiliation. GOVERNOR – Libertarian

Health

Staying Tick Aware

Fever? Rash? Fatigue? It’s the time of year where a summer sickness brings the inevitable question, “do I have a tick-borne illness?”  The question is valid in the Summer of 2018. Dr. Mindy Cail says she has diagnosed several tick-borne illnesses this season. “I just diagnosed my fourth case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever this summer,

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Community

It’s our turn: help DJ Shorty B & fam

He’s our favorite entertainer, DJ Shorty B, but he’s also our neighbor. Josh Smith and his family could use our help. The Smith’s suffered a crushing loss on Monday when their home in Lincoln County caught fire. There is extensive loss of property and smoke damage. Of course, they are thankful to have their lives

Community

Get your Goat

UPDATE: The goat is home. And the LPD cruiser might have a fresh clean. This is either, a new recruit for the Luther Police Department or a missing goat. Chief David Randall picked up this lost goat along Luther Road between Covell and Coffee Creek on Tuesday afternoon. Regardless, it’s the picture of the day, or

Crime

Luther Man Charged with Negligent Homicide

A January accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist has led to charges against a Luther man. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office said several months of investigation led to the one count of negligent homicide against 72-year-old John Zachary Gentry. OCSO said their investigation of data determined that Gentry turned directly into the

Community

Toddler Mediflighted After Accident

Luther Police and Fire personnel and other emergency responders are helping at the scene of an accident involving a two-year-old girl who fell from a high chair. Just before 2pm Friday, responders were called to a home north of Luther, off of Covell, and eventually, a medical helicopter was summoned to get the toddler to Children’s

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Community

To name a road

Cox Lane Aldrich Avenue Pecan Street Those are your choices for an online public vote to name an unnamed road in Luther. The three choices are the result of another vote on the Town of Luther’s website where nearly 100 suggestions were collected to name the short stretch east of Town that will take you

Business

Snowcones are back

It took until July, but it’s finally summer in Luther.  That is if the sure sign that summer is here is when the snow-cone stand opens. Monday was the day for the long-awaited opening of B&B Snow Shanty. New operators Billie McDaniels and Brittany McCoy officially opened and have big plans to offer walk-up and

Education

GRADUATION SERIES: Makala Parsons

EDITOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to the Class of 2018. As we wind down the busy season of graduations, we are highlighting some of the words shared on stages – this one is from Makala Parsons, who was elected to a Statewide elected office for Oklahoma FFA. Her accomplishments and speech deserve some limelight as she has embarked on

Community

Farmer’s Market Saturday

Under the trees behind Josephine’s Cafe off Main Street in Luther, local veggie growers and goat’s milk soap crafters will gather for the second round of Josephine’s Farmer’s Market. Thunderstorms couldn’t stop the first offering of the market on June 23, when Melissa McRay brought vegetables from her prolific garden. She sold out. Part of the

Community

Skeeter Tracking

Have you dumped your standing water around your house after the rain? Are you spending time outside in the “mosquito hours” around dark? Are you getting attacked by insects on your blackberry and sandplum picking excursions to the deep woods? It’s summer time. The Oklahoma City County Health Department is out with a news release

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