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Downtown Art Walk debuts

Front row from left Kelly Danscuk with Grapevine Antique Mall; Savannah Pyle, owner of Savvy Parke; Dani Howsley, co-owner of Pride Popcorn; Toni Kistener with Pick Me Pick Me Too Antiques; and Dustin Green, owner of That Shop. Back row from left Tyler Norcom, owner of Happy Camper Cafe; Maria Pompa, co-owner of Pride Popcorn; Clinton Tharp, owner of Main Street Vintage; Elaine Butler, owner of Butler’s Antiques; Jerry VanWinkle, owner of Pick Me Pick Me Too; and Dustin Ellison, owner of Belle Starr Saloon.
Purcell’s first ever Art Walk launches June 21, and Main Street shop owners hope the community will come out in force to enjoy the event. Beyond art, there will be live music, and visitors …
News

Register wins top OPA award

Among the nine Oklahoma newspapers that received top honors in the Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest was The Purcell Register . The Sequoyah Awards were presented at the Annual …

Criswell car show

The Fourth Annual Jimmy Criswell Memorial Car Show will be Saturday afternoon at the Purcell City Lake. Registration for the 4:30 p.m. judging will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee …

Shaken, not stirred

The Purcell Board of Education wants a gym that will double as a storm shelter at the junior high school and classroom buildings that will double as storm shelters at the elementary and intermediate …

Local church targeted again

Johnson Road Baptist Church has once again been the target of thieves. Pastor Paul Bettis reported to Purcell Police June 5 that five of the church’s air conditioning units had been …

Closing I-35 causes traffic nightmare

A tractor-trailer rig that dumped 25 tons of gravel on I-35 last Wednesday morning shut down both lanes of northbound traffic between exit 91 and exit 95. The rig crossed all northbound lanes …

June 19 closings told

Federal, state, county offices along with city halls and all banks will be closed June 19. Also closed will be all post offices along with city offices in Purcell, Goldsby, Lexington, Washington …
Sports
Joe Thurston two-man scramble results
Robert Komahcheet and Ben Coffee shot 61-61 for a two-day total of 122 to win the annual Joe Thurston Memorial Golf Tournament in Purcell on Sunday. Rick May and Bobby Tucker shot 67-66 for a …
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.
Three-peat!
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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Obituaries
Graveside funeral services for Tobey Jay Atkinson, 64, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Washington Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of   the Wilson-Little …
Funeral services for Maud LaNelle Williams, 86, of Oklahoma City will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Moore Central Church of Christ. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in …
Angelene Gayle (Memaw) Caskey (Parks) was born in Norman, Oklahoma, July 1, 1945. She was born to James Parks of Norman and lda Mae Parks of Arkanasa. Gayle lives on in the hearts of James …
Mistie Dawn Jensen died May 30, 2024, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 50 years 3 months 26 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the McKiddyville …
Ellis Eugene “Bud” Hardcastle died June 8, 2024, in Purcell, at the age of 85 years 1 month 4 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Wadley’s …
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Opinion
For as long as I can remember J.C. Watts has had the ability to captivate an audience when he is behind the microphone. Nothing has changed. The former Congressman and OU and professional …
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers this Sunday, June 16! *** Happy birthday to John Mantooth, Susan Tarp, Tom Martin, Kathe Green, Jeremy Cudd, Oliver Daniels, Margaret Johnson, KK …
A superstar can elevate a sport. Like Tiger Woods did to the game of golf nearly 30 years ago. Or what   Hall of Famers like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus did before him. …
Happy birthday to our own Purcell Register employee Doris Caldwell. Doris celebrates her birthday Sunday, June 9. *** Happy birthday to Father John Peter Swaminathan, Glenda Roberts, …
What a country we live in. The top two presidential candidates are a pair to draw to. One hardly knows what day it is and the other one is fighting to stay out of jail. With an open …
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