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Buy This Cafe!

With so much going on in Luther, it’s exciting to welcome news businesses like The Chicken Shack and the 116 Market. Support Luther. Support local. But one of our classics is on the market. The original Luther cafe, Josephine’s is for sale. It’s an established business with a committed clientele. And available as a turnkey

Heartbroken & Frustrated: Reaction to Mayor quitting

The Luther Town Board meets for a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14, however, the proceeding will be anything but regular after the mayor abruptly resigned from the Town Board last week. Four town board members will consider whether to appoint a successor to the elected trustee position that Lea Ann Jackson’s resignation leaves vacant

Mayor Resigns

In a surprise counter-move, Luther Mayor Lea Ann Jackson resigned as a trustee (and therefore her mayoral position) for the Town of Luther today. The resignation came late on Thursday after a tentative town agenda circulated that had an item regarding electing a new mayor. Mayor Jackson lasted not quite six months in the position. Jackson

SOLD? Walmart?

Here we get to do the journalist thing where we attribute “unnamed reliable” sources who say that our empty shell of a former Walmart store in Luther “might” be sold. We followed journalist’s rules and got it “off-the-record confirmed” through a couple of avenues. This is also a story with liberal use of “quote marks.”

ODOT Greenlights EOC Turnpike

Although the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said it cannot stop the proposed Eastern Oklahoma County turnpike, executive director Mike Patterson said his agency is no stranger to the pain and anxiety road-building causes to residents in the way of the roads. In the case of the controversial EOC, his agency’s board Monday was asked to

No textbooks, big problem

EDITOR’S NOTE: news release copied below, unedited, from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. OKLAHOMA CITY (June 8, 2016) — The state Legislature’s elimination of all funds designated for school textbooks has forced the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to recommend a one-year delay of textbook selection. Although $33 million was appropriated for textbooks in

Earthquake Insurance “Non-Competitive”

Editors Note: News Release from the Oklahoma Insurance Department that might be of interest to Luther neighbors who might be dealing with earthquake insurance. Posted unedited. OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak informed insurance companies that sell earthquake policies in Oklahoma that the earthquake insurance market is noncompetitive. The order will change the way

Salaries and budgets for Luther Town

The Luther Town Board and most all of its employees did some number crunching and budget preparing during a Special Town Board Meeting called on Wednesday evening June 1, 2016. The new budgets for the town and the Luther Public Works Authority take effect in one month. Do you know where your town gets its money

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