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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 … more
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 … more
For nine young members of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church a mission trip to one of the most impoverished zip codes in America was an eye-opening experience. The youths – Kaitlyn Keeler, … more
City of Purcell officials would like to express their appreciation to everyone  in our community who have been working harder than ever to keep up the maintenance on their property. This has … more
Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a series on broomcorn) Broomcorn Johnny Essentials Wherever they went, there were two belongings Broomcorn Johnnys could be counted on to … more
The thunderstorm that rumbled through the Heart of Oklahoma Sunday evening dumped 1.8” of rain in Purcell hiking the total for the year-to-date here to 28.40”. That compares to … more
High school football practice begins in Oklahoma August 9. Coaches have the option of practicing more than once a day, or going for an extended period until class work begins. Classes begin in … more
When rodeo returns to Purcell on Friday and Saturday, there will be a new stock contractor, level of competition and tradition not seen locally for many years. The Indian Territory Round-Up Club … more
Missing persons and mysteries have one thing in common. The family and detectives left behind with questions, but no answers. Such is the case of Bill Dwayne Shipley, last seen July 19, … more
The following persons have been charged by the State of Oklahoma with traffic or other violations or have filed other court actions in McClain County District Court between July 1-7, … more
Responsibility of Home Owner to Maintain Property It is the responsibility of the home owner and or tenant to maintain their property or be subject to a $260 fine. Violations are as follows: 1. … more
More than 40 vehicles of every description showed up for the car show at the city’s Independence Day celebration on July 2. There were plenty of bragging rights to go around, but the real … more
The 1960 Wayne High School class reunion was held recently at the Wayne Community Center. The turnout  was good and another reunion in planned for next year. Nine members are deceased … more
A shooting incident in Maysville last Friday ended with the suspect being arrested in Purcell. That’s according to the McClain County Sheriff’s Department. About 5 p.m. last Friday … more
Lexington Public Schools will hold enrollment Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 29, from 1-6 p.m. All students will enroll at the … more
All students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade planning to enroll with Purcell Schools this fall will need to confirm enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment will be … more
(Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a series on broomcorn) If that famously fickle love/hate conundrum ever once found a perfect Shangra La  for coexistence, it surely must … more
Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is Rick Horton, Lexington Nursing Home administrator. Q: How did you get started in nursing homes? A: … more
There is nothing in music beyond the ken of Kayla Marshall. A senior vocal performance major at the University of Oklahoma, Kayla now finds herself on the other side of the baton as choral … more
The Purcell Register has launched a new website. Still at purcellregister.com, the new, more interactive site will provide a better user experience with expanded features. These new features … more
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