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The Washington Warrior baseball team defeated Perry 4-0 Saturday to claim the Class 3A State championship. It was Washington’s third consecutive Class 3A title.
The Washington Warriors baseball team defeated the Perry Maroons 4-0 Saturday to claim the Class 3A State championship. It was an incredible ending to their third straight Class 3A championship. …
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Graham Fishburn re-elected Mayor

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EMS week May 19-25

Next week, May 19-24 marks the 50th Anniversary of EMS Week. EMS Week celebrates the paramedics, EMTs and other EMS professionals who work diligently to care for their patients and serve their …

Outdoor classroom

Purcell fifth graders enjoyed an Outdoor Classroom at the Purcell City Lake May 9. “Students had a chance to explore the wonders of nature while learning valuable lessons outside the …
Purcell dentist Dr. Glenn Mead was honored as the Citizen of the Year at the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Banquet last Thursday. Dr. Mead has been a member of Purcell Lion’s Club for 45 years, helped run the scoreboard at Purcell High School football home games for over 30 years, served 12 years on the Purcell Municipal Hospital Board, serves on the Mission of Mercy Dental Program – which gives free dental work throughout Oklahoma, chairman of the McClain County Democratic Party for many years, is a Mason and has helped improve Purcell’s drinking water.

Heart of Oklahoma Chamber Banquet 2024

Sports
The Washington Warrior baseball team defeated Cascia Hall 11-1 and 11-10 in the Super Reginal (Area) tournament to advance to State. They play Silo today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond.
Warriors advance to State
The Washington Warriors defeated Cascia Hall 11-1 and 11-10 in the Super Regional (Area) tournament to advance to the State tournament. It’s Washington’s third consecutive trip to …
The Washington slow-pitch softball team defeated Idabel (12-0) and Cache (11-3) in the State tournament April 30. They were defeated by Tecumseh (9-6) in the finals and claimed silver. Pictured, from front left, are Bailey Hyde, Alexis Gay, Emjay Lucas, Halle Andrews. On the second row, from left, Leksi Rector, Breanna Lindert, Shelbie Caveness, Addy Larman, Olivia Palumbo, Taylon Elliot, Mikala West and Ava Grimes. On the third row, from left, are Daphne Palumbo, Dorothy Shepard, Aly Reyes, Bree McHughes, Kelby Beller, Presley Lucas, Emersyn Massey, Reese Schrader, Julie Hoehner and Laney Gay. On the back row, from left, are coach Alicia Blackburn, head coach Tylor Lampkin, Chloe Mallory, Elena Lopez, Ava Salcedo, Raelee Adkins, Kinzlee Pogue, Isabella Castillo, Tatum Hyde, Abigail Austin, coach Jennifer Gay and coach Madison Postier.
Warriors runners-up
Washington finished as State slow-pitch runners-up at USA Hall of Fame Stadium April 30. It was the second year in a row the Warriors have claimed second at State. They lost to Tecumseh, …
The Washington girls golf team finished 10th at the 3A State golf tournament at Lincoln Park GC in Oklahoma City. Pictured are, from left coach Gena Flick, Emma Flick, Taylon Elliott, Addy Larman, Arlie Wilson, Neali Beller, Stevie Haynes and head coach TJ Scholz. 392-386 fo a 778 total. Sequoyah-Tahlequah won the tournament and shot 330-356 for 686.
Warrior golf top 10
The Washington girls golf team took a top ten finish at the Class 3A State golf tournament at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City. The team shot a two-day total of 778. …
Purcell junior Hadleigh Harp finished fourth in the 100m at the 4A State track meet in Catoosa over the weekend. Harp also finished ninth in the 200m. Purcell’s 4A State track meet results are on page 2B.
Dragon State Track Meet results
Girls Shot put - Hannah Whitaker, 37’10.25”, fourth. Discus - Ella Resendiz, 110’9”, sixth. 100m - Hadleigh Harp,   12.51, fourth. 200m - Hadleigh …
Washington senior Marlon Moore gets the sign from the catcher while pitching for the Warriors. Moore and company are headed to the State tournament for the third consecutive year.
Warriors advance to State
The Washington Warriors defeated Cascia Hall 11-1 and 11-10 in the Super Regional (Area) tournament to advance to the State tournament. It’s Washington’s third consecutive trip to State. …
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Obituaries
Funeral services for Gerald Jackson Holder, 84, of Newalla will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the North Side Church of God in Norman. Interment will follow at Washington Cemetery under …
Catharine Louise Loyd Simpson, 88, of Blanchard, died on Friday, May 10, 2024 in Norman, Oklahoma, surrounded by family. The daughter of John Franklin Loyd and Emma Grace (Taylor) Loyd, Catharine was …
Graveside Memorial Services for Tommy “Bud” Hoggard, 84, of Lexington will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services will be under the …
Judy Ann Bryant died peacefully, May 4, 2024, surrounded by her family in Purcell at the age of 65 years 9 months 16 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the …
Janie Starlien Wilkerson died May 5, 2024, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 66 years 10 months 1 day. Graveside Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2024, at Hillside …
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Opinion
Words cannot express the feelings fellow Oklahomans are experiencing in the wake of tornadoes in Sulphur, Barnsdall, Holdenville and Marietta. I wish there was more we could do for those …
Happy anniversary to my brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Chris Evans of Venice, Fla. Richard and Chris celebrate their 46th anniversary Friday, May 17. *** Happy birthday to Gale …
When you’re waiting on a high risk severe weather day you have an unsettled feeling in your gut all day long. Any time your attention to your daily details fades, you go right back to …
A special Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers! Be sure and call your mom on Sunday, May 12. *** Happy birthday to Danny Jacobs, Dave Barrick, Taylor Martin, Amanda Boatwright, …
McClain County is very fortunate to have high quality law enforcement and first responders. Sheriff Landy Offolter has his department running smoothly and is nearly at 100 percent fully staffed. …
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