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February 20, 2018

“Bonding Beyond Belief:” the case for the pd

Luther Police Chief David Randall got approval to hire a part-time officer at the February Town Board Meeting. The $10 an hour position will augment the coverage of the Town with the current staff, and four new reserve officers, Randall said. He lobbied for the part-time position instead of a full-time replacement created by the

Town

Applause at the Audit

There were clapping and a collective sigh of relief after an audit presentation to the Luther Town Board of Trustees on Tuesday night. Significant, because just a year ago, the same auditor gave a far different report with a list of findings for improvement and accountability. The audit presented this week covered the fiscal year

Education

Principally speaking and the flu bug

Two of three Luther Public Schools’ principals are approved to continue on for another school year. Elementary Principal Sheila Wilson and Middle School Principal Shawn Meek had their positions renewed for the 2018-2019 school year after the school board met for less than 30 minutes to evaluate the administrators. The board also accepted the resignation

Community

Roundup: catching up on the news for our Town

There’s a lot of information and news piling up. To try to catch up, here’s a ROUNDUP of various information for your calendar, your information and your action. TOWN – $90,000 judgement Remember the former Town Treasurer and Clerk who was convicted on nine felony counts of stealing money from the Town of Luther? Donita Roby

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Town

The price of water

On the bright side, Luther water customers got out of paying for increased water rates for a few months. However, an apparent software glitch that didn’t apply the new hike to customers last September has been fixed. Higher water bills have gone out this month, as evidenced by the increased number of phone calls at

Community

Oklahoma Free Wheel Stopping in Luther

It’s official. The Oklahoma Free Wheel has finally announced its 2018 tour schedule featuring LUTHER as one of the stops. The annual recreational bike ride across the state is making a stop in Luther June 12 – 13, 2018. It’s part of a celebration of the Mother Road, a tour along Route 66 that begins

Town

Cleaning up The Town

Memories of Mrs. Moore walking her little poodle in the evenings, and Mr. Moore walking down to the end of Main Street to his barber shop came flooding back to some Luther Residents on Tuesday as the little house where the Moores once lived was demolished. With a date of 1915, according to Oklahoma County

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Community

Volunteer at the Round Barn

ARCADIA – Melvin Schemm became an Arcadia Round Barn volunteer just three months ago, and already he’s had conversations with visitors from Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, Australia and Canada. That’s in addition to all the people from Oklahoma and across the United States who have visited the Route 66 attraction while he is on duty.

Community

MVP & LION FOOTBALL AWARDS

It might always be a “great day to be a Lion” but it was also a busy day to be a LION on Saturday. A group of senior football players hustled to Alva for another look at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (note: Letter of Intent initial signing day is February 7), then drove back (no

Sports

Luther Homeschool Basketball Standout in the running

Raelene Eddens is having a whirlwind senior year. She plays for the nationally ranked homeschool basketball program, Oklahoma City Storm, and is currently a top online vote getter for VYPE’s 2018 Miss Basketball Oklahoma Award. Earlier this school year, Eddens signed to play college hoops with Oral Roberts University. The oldest child of Luther residents Pat and Hellen

Obituary

OBITUARY: Stephanie Ann Templeton

Condolences to the family of Stephanie Templeton. Funeral service Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11 am Luther Auditorium with burial at Luther Cemetery Stephanie Ann Templeton, 34, of Luther, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2017. Stephanie was born October 16, 1983, to Rodney and Rose (Templeton) Garrett. She graduated from Luther

Turnpike

Turnpike Construction Begins

Two years after the announcement of the controversial Eastern Oklahoma Turnpike, dirt work has quietly begun. There was no fanfare, groundbreaking or ribbon cutting – but the dirt movers are on the scene between 164th and the current Turner Turnpike next to Luther Road. It’s where the $400 million dollar roads begins. It will end

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