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George Boyd Kernek

George Boyd Kernek was born January 12, 1940 to Boyd Kernek and Wilda Williams in Holdenville, Okla., and died August 14, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20, …
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Decision time

Early voting begins today (Thursday) as Oklahomans decide whose names will be on the general election ballot in November. The primary runoff election will be Tuesday. Just one race will be on …

Area School Enrollments

County fair entries due

The entry deadline for next month’s McClain County Fair is August 29. According to the fair premium list, all entries must be pre-registered online at https://mcclain.fairwire.com. The …

An Interesting Neighbor

When Marvin Fields graduated from Purcell High School in 1990, it seemed his future was set. He would follow the footsteps of his parents, Patsy and Alex Fields, the only one of five children to …

5 questions with Kristel Gray

Editor’s note: Answering  The Purcell Register’s five questions this week is McClain County Court Clerk Kristel Gray. Q: How long have you worked in the court clerk’s …

Power outage

Power was out in Purcell from 3:07 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. Wednesday due to a tree limb that fell across two electric lines at Fourth and Pierce. “That locked the circuit,” Electric …
Sports
Area scrimmages
Both Purcell and Lexington are home hosting scrimmages this Friday. Purcell will start with the freshmen at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow against Anadarko and Bethel. Lexington will start …
Warriors win Tuttle tourney
The Warriors are off to an undefeated start to the 2022 season. After defeating Purcell 6-0 last Tuesday, Washington won five games in the Tuttle Tournament to win the title. They had wins over …
Dragons off to 3-2 start
Mother Nature snagged the Purcell Fast-pitch softball season opener which was cancelled due to lightning. The following day, Purcell hosted Washington and lost 6-0. “For our first game I …
Lady ‘Dawgs are 3-0
New head coach Monty Ervin has his Lady Bulldogs playing on all cylinders as they got a 7-3 win over Bethel on Monday to improve their record to 3-0 on the young season. “The Bethel game was …
Wayne with the rough start
The Wayne Lady Bulldogs are 1-3 in their first four games, but new head coach Nikki Herrin is optimistic that her team is still putting the pieces together. “I’m  not down at all. …
New top ‘Dawg
There’s a new captain at the help of the Lady Bulldogs fast pitch team. Monty Ervin, a veteran coach who is originally from the area, has taken over duties at Lexington. Ervin brings nearly …
Calendar of events
Obituaries
Funeral services for Larry Cornforth, 75, of Purcell were held Aug. 16, 2022 at Union Hill Baptist Church in Purcell. Interment was at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay under the direction of the …
Col. Aubrey Dale Craig died August 11, 2022 in Plano, Texas. He devoted his life to his family and country. He was born September 9, 1941, the second child of Pauline Anderson and Ray Miller Craig …
John Robert Farley died August 10, 2022, in Lexington, Oklahoma at the age of 86 years 4 months 16 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2022, at Wadley’s Funeral …
Judy Amaro, mother of three, grandmother of eight, and great-grandmother of two, passed away on April 15, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 76 years 11 months 8 days. Her life will be …
Bernadette Ann Hardesty, 92, passed away on August 3, 2022 at her home in Purcell, Oklahoma. She was born on August 14, 1929, in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, to Lawrence Anthony Hardesty and Martha …
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Editorial
There’s nothing like a good baseball story and nobody told better stories than George Kernek. George told plenty of baseball stories like about playing minor league ball in Canada, Hawaii …
Happy birthday to Taryn Knowles, Brock Hail, Hunter Perigo, Whitney Johnson, Mark Whitley, Christy Powell, Kay Bunn, Cynthia Calixto, Sofia Ortiz, Amanda Powell, Fran Ray, Nicole Ray, Farron Hottel, …
Last Saturday’s massive turnout for the 13th annual Heart of Oklahoma Back to School Bash pretty well summed up what’s going on, economically speaking, these days. In triple-digit heat …
Happy anniversary to Randy and Suzanne Harris! They will celebrate their 33rd anniversary on Friday, August 12. *** Happy birthday to Carrie Eyler, Savannah McCurdy, Mike McElderry, Nolan …
Happy Anniversary to my roomie. Gracie and I will celebrate number 43 this week. jdm Attention parents, grandparents and childcare providers. There are new driving restrictions in and …
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