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Classic carp

Carp, noun: 1) a deep-bodied freshwater fish, typically with barbels around the mouth; 2)  a peevish complaint. Is it possible to carp about not catching enough carp during a carp fishing …
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5 questions with Thad Cox

Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Thad Cox at the McClain County Fairgrounds. Q: What is the largest event at the McClain County …

An Interesting Neighbor

Life tossed a career curve ball at Val Blackburn in the 1980s. She wasn’t the only one. It was a time of economic upheaval – a bust of unparalleled scope hard on the heels of the …

Broomcorn’s last thresh

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a series on broomcorn) Broomcorn Johnny Essentials The seed threshing operation is yet another of the broomcorn industry’s less …

Purcell grad heading department

A 2007 graduate of Purcell High School will soon be the head of Psychiatry for the Oklahoma City Veteran’s Hospital. Dr. Anthony Miles Morris graduated from the OU College of Medicine with a …

Schools to host open houses

Times for the Purcell open houses at the elementary and intermediate schools have been released. Classes begin in Purcell, Washington and Lexington August 12. In-service for Purcell is August 9 …

News from the City of Purcell

Working together we can beautify our community! The City of Purcell may issue a citation in the amount of $249 if you are in violation of any of the following: 1. Trash and or debris on your …
Sports
Perry takes over at Lex
Former assistant coach Ryan Perry is taking over the duties as head fast-pitch coach of the Lexington Lady Bulldogs. Perry has been …
From Warrior to Bison
Jace Brewer has accepted an assistant coaching position at Oklahoma Baptist University. “This happened in the Lord’s timing,” …
Display honors Brent Bruehl
Siblings of Brent Bruehl have put together a beautiful display cabinet full of memorabilia of his high school golfing career in the …
Tylor Lampkin takes the Washington softball reins
Tylor Lampkin has been named as Washington’s new softball coach. Lampkin, a graduate of Davis High School, spent the last four …
Wilk, Pelton named to 3A All-Star Team
Washington seniors Emitt Wilk and Colin Pelton were named to the Class 3A West All-Star by class team.All-Star by class is voted on by …
State Champions
Lexington’s Janelle Winterton and Washington’s Mattie Richardson both were crowned State Champions at Catoosa last …
Obituaries
Funeral services for David Alan Courtney, 63, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Memorial Assembly of God in Purcell. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little …
Funeral services are pending for Elsie Ketchum, 86, of Purcell with Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. Mrs. Ketchum died July 27, 2021.
Funeral services for Hershell “Buddy” Dodd, 98, of Lexington were held July 23, 2021 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at the Noble IOOF Cemetery under the direction …
Private family services will be held for Frank Meigs Jr., 68, of Purcell. Services  will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. Mr. Meigs passed away Thursday, …
Graveside services for Janice Gallamore Rousey, 82, of Purcell will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little …
Editorial
Happy Anniversary to my roommate, Gracie. She celebrates her 42nd anniversary August 4. jdm When over 99 percent of the new COVID cases are from people that are not vaccinated would it occur …
A special happy birthday to my funny awesome grandson, Thomas Robert Montgomery. Thomas celebrates his birthday Sunday, August 1. *** Happy anniversary John D.! August 4, 1979 in Norman …
Lightning didn’t miss our house by very far Sunday evening when that thunderstorm rolled through. One bolt of lightning lit up our television room like a Christmas Tree and with the flash of …
A special happy birthday to my older son, John Denny Montgomery III. John Denny celebrates his birthday today, Thursday, July 22. *** A special happy birthday goes out to my older brother, …
The weather is about as fickle as my computer at work. You never know what’s going to happen with my computer, but most of the issues are probably pilot error. The same unknowns hold true …
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